Hopewell Opinion

Timing is everything when it comes to suicide prevention

As the old adage goes, Timing is Everything. A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to be asked to join a new suicide task...

The State We’re In 1/17: Lucy Meyer: Conservation Trailblazer

By Michele S. Byers Tripod Rock, an enormous boulder balanced precariously atop three tiny rocks, has been called “Morris County’s Stonehenge.” Geologists say the amazing rock...

Letter to the Editor: To Hopewell Valley families

To the Editor, By the use of any metric, the Hopewell Valley Regional School District is an excellent school system. This is evidenced by our...

Letter to the Editor: Mayor greets Hopewell Township residents for 2020

To the Editor: Happy 2020 to the residents of Hopewell Township! I am excited to begin this new decade as your Mayor and am really looking...

The State We’re In 1/10: New Jersey environmental wins and losses in 2019

By Michele S. Byers It’s the nation’s most densely populated state, with the most Superfund sites, and sometimes called Cancer Alley. This state we’re in...

Solutions 1/10: The year of climate change

By Huck Fairman The year 2019 has seen both dire warnings of drastic climate change and a number of the predicted extreme weather events. Satellite images...

THE STATE WE’RE IN 2/7: A governor’s ‘PACT’ for climate change

By Michelle S. Byers Gov. Murphy is making a PACT with New Jersey by taking the most proactive step of any state to address climate...

The State We’re In 1/3: Hands off Liberty State Park!

By Michele S. Byers If New Jersey were to have a “people’s park,” it would be Liberty State Park in Jersey City – 1,200 acres...

Letter to the Editor: Hopewell Township’s energy aggregation charades

To the Editor, Apparently, the Hopewell Township Committee has already decided to slam residents into Community Energy Aggregation, but spent $6,000 in order to claim...

The State We’re In 12/27: Still the Garden State – over 236,000 acres preserved

By Michele S. Byers Every once in a while, a “blast from the past” comes along to remind you how much things have changed. That blast...

The State We’re In 12/20: Lanternflies spreading, but not on Christmas trees

By Michele S. Byers Spotted lanternflies are invading from Pennsylvania into eight New Jersey counties. Fortunately for New Jersey Christmas tree farmers - and Christmas tree...

Solutions 12/20: After the warnings, what do we do?

By Huck Fairman The warnings have come: from the United Nations, from the World Meteorological Organization, and from 11,000 scientists in 153 countries – just...

Solutions 12/13: World Meteorological Report: The climate crisis is accelerating

By Huck Fairman Recently the latest United Nations’ report sounded the alarm. If we don’t take the necessary actions, “we are sleepwalking toward climate catastrophe.” Now...

The State We’re In 12/13: A happy holly gift to protect an ecosystem

By Michele S. Byers Just in time for the holidays, the state of New Jersey announced plans to permanently preserve the nearly 1,400-acre “Holly Farm”...

Letter to the Editor: Hopewell Township may pick your energy supplier for you

To the Editor, Surprise! The Hopewell Township Committee majority has resurrected the concept of Community Energy Aggregation. By not listing this topic on its agenda...

Letter to the Editor: Impeach & Remove

To the Editor, Donald Trump’s recent attempts to pressure Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 election demonstrate that he is a danger to our democracy...

Solutions 12/6: UN sounds alarm – now or never

By Huck Fairman Instead of falling, greenhouse gas emissions are rising. Most countries, but particularly the United States and China, the two biggest polluters, continue...

The State We’re In 12/6: Owl spotting in winter

By Michele S. Byers With the final leaves of fall on the ground, it’s time to look for owls. Winter is prime season for spotting and...
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