Cranbury Press Opinion

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...

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...

CRANBURY: New Jersey Indivisible worried about Chemours/DuPont bill

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

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Say cheese! Remote cameras aid wildlife research

A dozen years ago, wildlife experts were sure that the fisher – a member of the weasel family – was long gone from New...

Cranbury committeeman calls for civility in wake of civil rights decision

At the May 14 township committee meeting, a proposal for Civil Rights Commission and the alternate operating name of a Human Relations Commission was voted...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Begone, single-use plastic bags!

Look around and you’ll see plastic bags everywhere: tumbling along roads, washed up on beaches, caught in tree branches, and clogging rivers, streams and...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: 3,000 birds and counting for ‘bluebird grandfather’

Bluebirds have been a symbol of happiness for thousands of years and across many cultures. With their brilliant blue plumage and flash of red...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: The Pine Barrens gets some help from its friends

Along New Jersey State Highway 72 in New Lisbon, just around the bend from Brendan Byrne State Forest, is a publicly-accessible forest fire observation...

Memorial Day is perfect time to show respect for fallen heroes

May is filled with special days: Mother’s Day, the start of some of the year’s most beautiful weather and the time when we begin...

WATERSHED MATTERS: The Watershed Institute announces new name

After a great deal of thought, the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association has changed its name to The Watershed Institute. The change was approved by...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: A clean energy future for New Jersey

Clean energy like solar and wind got a huge boost last week with the passage of a new clean energy bill. The clean energy bill...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Cowtown and rare grassland birds, perfect together

Grant Harris took a bold step last week when he preserved nearly 375 acres of grasslands surrounding his famous Cowtown Rodeo in Pilesgrove Township, the...
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