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  • Horsepower Rules in New Jersey!

    By Michele S. Byers Did you know New Jersey’s state animal is the horse?  This state we’re in is home to about 42,000 horses. Throughout history, they have transported us, plowed fields, and carried us…

  • NJ Gov. Christie Leads Buono by 24

    By The Monmouth University Polling Institute Chris Christie’s sizable re-election margin has increas­ed in the most recent Monmouth University Poll. New Jersey voters dismiss challenger Barbara Buono’s portrait of the incumbent as being out of…

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    Get Outdoors – There’s an App for That! By Michele S. Byers Any time is a good time to explore New Jersey’s great outdoors … and fall is especially glorious. If you want to find…

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    New Jersey Divided on Impact of Obamacare By Monmouth University Polling Institute The Monmouth University Polling Institute and the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute has released the very first “Health Matters Poll,” a periodic…

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    Letters to the Editor

    Preparing to Hibernate?  By Michele S. Byers Do you have visions of crawling into a cave with blankets and snoozing until spring, emerging only when New Jersey’s forests are once again carpeted with trout lilies…

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    Letters to the Editor

    Don’t Miss 2nd Annual Open Space Pace To the Editor: Last September, the inaugural Open Space Pace & Festival of Horses, an exhilarating day of free, family-oriented events in celebration of our state’s animal –…

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    National Monmouth U. Poll: Party Control of Congress Makes no Difference to Public By Monmouth University Polling Institute Public approval of Congress is abysmal, which should come as no surprise to anyone who has been…

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    Governor’s Veto Would Damage New Jersey’s Forests By Michele S. Byers Colonists arriving in the New World found vast primeval forests filled with centuries-old trees. But by the end of the Civil War, nearly all virgin…

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    “Smarter” Than the Storm is Better for New Jersey  By Michele S. Byers “Stronger than the storm” implies that we can somehow beat Mother Nature through our superior strength and resolve. But as those who…

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    Tent City/Lakewood By Joan Ellis Tent City, Lakewood has been a smoldering controversy of town vs. encampment during the six years since its founding by ordained minister Steve Brigham. Minister Steve, as he is known,…