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SOLUTIONS 4/2: Recycling Revisited

By Huck Fairman Why recycle? While most local residents support the idea and associated policies, many may not be aware of the widespread need and...
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Opinion: Save the Sourlands

I was having coffee with a friend once, and she said, “I’m not a birder. Why should I care about birds?” I said, “You...

Opinion: New Jersey should make patients a priority by issuing more medical marijuana permits

As a cancer survivor living with multiple sclerosis, I’ve experienced many symptoms over the years where medical marijuana would have made such a difference...

SOLUTIONS 3/12: Bill Gates: How we can survive

By Huck Fairman Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft; co-chair with his wife, Melinda, of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and originator of Breakthrough Energy,...
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Opinion: Support teaching civics in middle school

We support A3394/S854 to provide a civics course for middle school pupils in New Jersey public schools. We urge the NJ Assembly Education Committee...

SOLUTIONS 3/12: The Latest on Electric Vehicles

By Huck Fairman As our planet warms and we experience extreme weather of all varieties, people, governments and manufacturers are seeking ways to reduce emissions....

SOLUTIONS 3/5: Endocrine Disruptors

By Huck Fairman "New York Times" columnist Nicholas Kristof reported on a recent book by epidemiologist Shanna Swan, "Count Down," and studies by other scientists...
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Thanking those who took part in HomeFront’s Week of Hope

Many of us value the wonderful work being done here in Mercer County by HomeFront, the organization helping homeless families break the cycle of...

SOLUTIONS 2/26: Professor Stephen Pacala: What we need to do

By Huck Fairman Our latest winter snow and storms notwithstanding, our planet’s climates are warming. Scientists worldwide are pretty much in agreement that climate change...

SOLUTIONS 2/12: Electric Vehicles Begin to Address Emissions Issue

By Huck Fairman The climate challenges we all face are known by many around the world. What is uncertain is whether or not we as...

New Jerseyans show caring spirit with support for NJ Sharing Network

By Joseph S. Roth Thanks to the support of our team members, healthcare partners and dedicated volunteers, 2020 was a record-breaking year for NJ Sharing Network’s...

SOLUTIONS: Professor provides assessment of where, environmentally, we are

By Huck Fairman With the election of President Joe Biden, who has stressed the need to deal with our environmental challenges, a number of observers have...

Opinion: Support the Yes We CAN! Food Drives at MarketFair

I am writing this letter for two reasons. One, because Yes We CAN! Food Drives is so deeply appreciative of the community support we...
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Opinion: ‘Superhero’ commissioner will join Biden-Harris administration

When Clark Kent puts on his glasses to hide his identity as a superhero his peers see him sit behind a desk oblivious to...

Opinion: HomeFront extends heartfelt thanks for keeping sense of wonder and hope alive this...

    Thanks to our wonderful community for donating more than 2,600 specially chosen gifts to HomeFront's annual Christmas Wishes Drive. The pandemic didn’t...

SOLUTIONS: Virtual exploration of our world

By Huck Fairman Since most of us can neither safely travel for exploration, nor want to, given the risks, another way to see our planet...

Receive social and emotional healing through virtual support groups

Anyone dealing with stress, anxiety and other psycho-social issues can receive social and emotional support that focus on hope and recovery, in a warm,...

Guest column: Daughter returns favor by having father’s article printed in the Packet

Forty nine years ago this month, my sweet father John van Raalte made one of my wishes come true, and it involved The Princeton...
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