Hopewell Opinion

The State We’re In 10/4: Global youth demand climate action

By Michele S. Byers The signs said it all: “There’s no Planet B.” “The world is changing, why aren’t we?” “Our home is on fire.”...

Letter to the Editor: Crashing the senior picnic

To the Editor: Unbelievable. Apparently, Hopewell Township Committee candidate Courtney Peters-Manning saw the Hopewell Valley senior picnic, held on Thursday, Sept. 19, as a campaign...

Letter to the Editor: Cokie Roberts

To the Editor, Cokie Roberts was a classmate of mine at Wellesley in 1964.  When I moved to Princeton, I became a political advisor and...

Solutions 9/27: Climate Strikes – Here and around the world

By Huck Fairman Hinds Plaza in Princeton was filled on Sept. 20 with those aware that the climate crisis threatens the world and cries out...

The State We’re In 9/27: Get rid of the ‘bad apples’ of land conservation

By Michele S. Byers Farmers have long known that one rotten apple is enough to spoil the whole bunch. In the land conservation business, a couple...

The State We’re In 9/20: A huge victory for preserved land in NJ and...

By Michele S. Byers The land conservation community in New Jersey was stunned five years ago when the private, for-profit PennEast pipeline company announced plans...

Solutions 9/20: What should we do?

By Huck Fairman Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, presented another important talk, this time summarizing not only where we are on...

The State We’re In 9/13: Is your yard a ‘food desert’ of non-native plants?

By Michele S. Byers Your yard may be your neighbors’ envy … beautifully landscaped and well maintained, but if it’s full of non-native plants, to...

Letter to the Editor: The heebie-jeebies

To the Editor: Mayor McLaughlin wants you to believe that the Hopewell Township Committee had very few alternatives in their affordable housing planning.  The reality is that...

Letter to the Editor: Lack of endorsement from the NJ Chapter of the League...

To the Editor: As a scientist, I have devoted my 20+ year scientific career to the development of fusion energy - a carbon-free, safe, clean,...

Letter to the Editor: Enough deception already

To the Editor: Why does the Hopewell Township Committee majority and their supporters insist on deceiving the public regarding the affordable housing choices that they...

Letter to the Editor: Assemblyman Freiman declines League of Conservation Voters Endorsement

To the Editor: I am gratified that the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) has joined the Sierra Club and recognized me with their endorsement.  My...

The State We’re In 9/6: New Jersey forests age like fine wine

By Michele S. Byers Many things improve with age, like wines, cheeses, friendships, antiques and leather boots. How about forests? It turns out that new research...

Solutions 9/6: The Earth was hot before – what’s the difference today?

By Huck Fairman Our planet has been hot before. There were tropical rain forest in the Arctic. But that was 56 million years ago, long before...

Letter to the Editor: Economics and efficiency in the school board budget

To the Editor: I am running for a township seat on the Hopewell Valley Regional School District School Board. I am grateful for the opportunities...

Letter to the Editor: Integrity and fiscal responsibility

To the Editor: As a Hopewell Valley Board of Education candidate, I would be honored to serve on the board of education and represent Hopewell...

The State We’re In 8/30: ‘Vine that ate the South’ comes north

By Michele S. Byers You might think kudzu – jokingly referred to as “the vine that ate the South” – is an exotic sport. But, it’s...

Solutions 8/30: The decrease in the usage of plastics is necessary

By Huck Fairman In the 1967 movie, "The Graduate," Dustin Hoffman’s character was offered advice for his future in the form of one word, plastics. Now,...
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