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Articles Posted in the Letters & Commentary Category

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    Jumbo Jubilation!

    To the Editor: If there’s an award meted out to a play with the longest title, the winner could be “Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England” currently at The Two River Theater. This many-layered opus…

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    Open Space Pays In Many Ways

    By Michele S. Byers A newly-released study backs what open space advocates have long known:  preserving land bolsters both the economy and the environment. Southwick Associates, a consulting firm specializing in wildlife economics and statistics,…

  • Real Solutions

    To the Editor: Like President Obama, Middletown’s Democrats want you to believe that we can tax and spend our way out of any predicament.  Unlike Obama, however, Middletown cannot print money—it comes from your pocket—which…

  • New Jersey: Still Sprawling

    New Jersey: Still Sprawling By Michele S. Byers DESPITE A STATE “smart growth” policy, we’re still sprawling. That’s the conclusion of a new Rowan University study with a sprawling title: Evidence of Persistent Exclusionary Effects…

  • Princess in a Parka

      By Dorothy Bloy THE PRINCESS COSTUME I put together for Halloween 1972 was going to be the best one ever. Rummaging through the basement cedar closet, I found a pink satin dress my older…

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    Hit The Foliage Trail Close to Home

    Hit the Foliage Trail Close to Home By Margaret Nitka INTENSITY IS ANOTHER word for fall. Think deep blue sky, brilliant scarlet, orange, yellow and deep mahogany leaves all sparked by golden sunlight. Mid to…

  • Election Outlook: Status Quo

    By Patrick Murray, Director The Monmouth University Polling Institute A BARE MAJORITY of New Jersey voters are aware that the state legislature is up for election in a few weeks, and fewer really care. The…

  • Web Conference Helps Family Caregivers

    To The Editor: In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, the nonprofit National Private Duty Association (NPDA) has announced that it will host a consumer education web conference entitled Creating a Care Plan for Your…

  • Halloween Safety Tips

    : Halloween is an exciting time of year for children. The last thing that any parent wants is an accident or injury to ruin the holiday. However, roughly four times as many children aged 5-14…

  • Safer Teen Driving Initiative

    To The Editor: A new, first-in-the-nation education initiative designed to help high school coaches make student athletes aware of the New Jersey Graduated Driver License (GDL) program has been unveiled by the NJSIAA (New Jersey…