Cranbury Press Opinion

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Explore New Jersey’s wildflower meadows

New Jersey’s wildflower meadows are spectacular this month! “Meadows are beautiful, they’re vibrant and they host diverse wildlife,” said wildflower expert Tama Matsuoka Wong of...

Churches should not contribute to animal suffering

I am writing about an upcoming event at an area Middlesex County church in mid-September. Members are hosting a pig roast as a fundraiser...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: All aboard floating science classrooms

One of the state’s newest science classrooms is uniquely suited for water testing and studying plankton under a microscope. But you’ll need a life...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Catch the Perseids meteor showers!

You’re looking up at the night sky when – whoosh! – a brilliant streak of light whizzes past so quickly you almost miss it....

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Check out the “fun” in fungi

How many times have you bent down to check out a mushroom, only to be told, “Stop! It may be poisonous!” New Jersey has several...

Action must be taken to protect our votes

To the editor: Less than four months remain before one of the most consequential elections of our time, and New Jersey is one of five...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Too hot to think? Studies shows heat affects your brain

During summer heat waves, you know your body will be hot and sluggish.  But did you know that your brain is affected by the heat...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Love NJ’s outdoors? Take action now.

What do Wharton State Forest in the Pine Barrens, Jesse Allen Park in Newark, Camden Waterfront Park, theGreat Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Island Beach State Park and Paterson’s Great Falls National Historic Park have in common? These...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: New Jersey’s official reptile, the bog turtle

In 1974, reptile researcher Robert Zappalorti captured a female bog turtle in a Sussex County swamp. In keeping with protocols, he marked the turtle...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: These New Jersey plants have an appetite for insects

In the musical “Little Shop of Horrors,” a mysterious Venus flytrap in a florist shop reveals its appetite for human flesh and blood. Fortunately, there’s no...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Explore the Pine Barrens through paddles, hikes and tours

New Jersey may be the nation’s most densely populated state, but how many of its citizens know the Pine Barrens? The Pine Barrens wilderness includes...

CRANBURY: Rest in peace, Elizabeth “Betty” Wagner

To the editor: Cranbury recently lost one of our most cherished and important residents. Elizabeth M. Wagner, known to everyone as Betty, passed away on...

Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy is unjust

To the editor: I write this letter as an educator of over 45 years serving children and the communities of Lawrence Township, Flemington Raritan, and...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Like to jog? ‘Plog’ instead and keep NJ clean

Have you seen unusual groups of joggers and runners breaking stride to pick up litter from the ground? They’re “ploggers,” part of a fitness trend...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Love Jersey fruit? Thank our native pollinators!

For many New Jerseyans, it wouldn’t be summer without blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, and many varieties of melon and squash, all grown in this state...
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New Jersey Indivisible groups concerned about hazardous waste

We the undersigned represent six New Jersey Indivisible groups with a membership of 3,000 active and concerned voters. We are writing to express our...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Good news for globally rare swamp pink lilies

How can you tell if an ecosystem is healthy? Take a look at the plants and animals living there. In New Jersey – especially the...

Princeton High School students voice support for send-receive agreement with Cranbury

To the editor: We, as current students of Princeton High School, are writing to urge the Princeton Board of Education to vote to renew the...
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