Hopewell Opinion

LOOSE ENDS 5/29: Princeton artist Ryan Stark Lilienthal

By Pam Hersh In the current phase of social isolation life, I became particularly nostalgic for social mingling, when I walked past Small World (the...

Opinion: A season of loss, from COVID-19 to the ‘virus’ of racism

This has been a season of expectations and loss. Only because I am an optimist and I have very good friends who give me cause...
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NJSIAA begins to plan for students’ return to high school sports in New Jersey

By Mary Liz Ivins In my decades as an educator and school administrator, I’m hard pressed to find a situation as challenging as what we...

Opinion: How to prioritize mental health during pandemic

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and in the time of the novel coronavirus pandemic, mental health has never mattered more. The pandemic is exacting...

LOOSE ENDS 5/22: Reopening of Alexander Road pales in comparison to COVID-19 crisis

By Pam Hersh In hyperbolic language similar to what I hear from my six-year-old grandson, several of my friends declared a few months ago that...

SOLUTIONS 5/15: Community or Company Aggregation

By Huck Fairman As a long time Princeton resident, I have been interested in, and have written a number of, Packet opinion pieces on the climate...
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LOOSE ENDS 5/15: Cranbury Station Gallery virtual classes ‘help keep it together’

by Pam Hersh The good news is that artist and business entrepreneur Kathy Morolda, the owner of Cranbury Station Gallery (CSG) in Princeton and Monroe,...

LOOSE ENDS 5/8: The upsides of a virtual gala

By Pam Hersh My friends are worried that the COVID-19 social distancing has made me go off the deep end – into a pool of...

Opinion: Chelsea Senior Living has 30-year history of caring for seniors

Chelsea Senior Living operates 21 assisted living residences in New Jersey and New York. During the horrific COVID-19 pandemic, our senior population has been...

SOLUTIONS 5/1: Renewable Energy Supply – A Tale of Two Rates

By Huck Fairman The Town of Princeton has admirably drawn up a number of steps to reduce the cost and the emissions, or pollution, stemming...

LOOSE ENDS 5/1: The Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad

By Pam Hersh Giving up on things is not Mark Freda’s thing. I know these things about him, because I have worked with Mark on...

SOLUTIONS 4/24: The Other Crisis

By Huck Fairman While we are contending with the coronavirus, we have another, potentially more devastating crisis looming, one that we are already well into. This...

Opinion: Seek a Vote by Mail ballot

Governor Phil Murphy moved the primary election in New Jersey to July 7. This new date should make it safer to vote in person,...

LOOSE ENDS 4/24: Stopping the devastation of COVID-19

By Pam Hersh In the spring of 2019, Dr. Craig Gronczewski, the chair of Emergency Services at Penn Medicine Princeton Health, was focused on operational...

Opinion: Those feeling isolated and depressed during coronavirus should reach out to a mental...

As the coronavirus drags on in our society, what I have been seeing as a clinical psychologist is a growing fear and anxiety in...

Opinion: Urge Congress to allow national vote-by-mail

With the severity of the coronavirus situation and the upcoming elections on the horizon, it is crucial we protect our democracy and ensure Americans...

SOLUTIONS 4/17: Get active, be vocal, work together with the Sierra Club

By Huck Fairman Although there is no doubt that we face a national (and global) emergency in the virus, there is also no doubt that...

Hopewell Valley Democrats support universal vote by mail ballots for all elections

Citing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the public, the Hopewell Valley Democratic Club (HVDC) calls for universal vote by mail for all...
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