Lawrence Ledger Opinion

The State We’re In 4/5: As weather warms, watch for invasive spotted lanternflies

By Michele S. Byers Spring is here and this state we’re in is greening up. Flowers are popping, bees are in action and buds are...

Solutions 3/29: Global Flooding

By Huck Fairman Record floods have covered much of the Midwest. The toll on farms across the region has been devastating. Federal scientists with the National Oceanic...

The State We’re In 3/29: Meet the mountains of the Pine Barrens

By Michele S. Byers For folks living in most of New Jersey, the idea of mountains in the low-lying Pine Barrens might seem farfetched. Many have...

Letter to the Editor: Standing in Solidarity

To the Editor: As members of the Princeton Civil Rights Commission, our hearts are heavy with the news of the terrorist attacks on the Al...

Solutions 3/22: Individual and town responses to global warming

By Huck Fairman With warnings about the threats to the natural world and to human civilization coming from numerous sources, many local residents have been...

The State We’re In 3/22: Putting down new roots to help rivers

B: Michele S. Byers Here’s a not-too-fun fact. Eight-five percent of New Jersey’s rivers are considered impaired, in large part because their banks are denuded of...

Solutions 3/15: ‘The Uninhabitable Earth’ – Life after warming

By: Huck Fairman “It’s worse, much worse than you think.” This is how the book begins. David Wallace-Wells, journalist and author, wants to be very clear,...

The State We’re In 3/15: A little help for our kestrels

By Michele S. Byers If you build it, they will come. That’s the hope for new nesting boxes for American kestrels, whose populations have declined severely...

Reader: New Jersey should not prosecute citizens for cannabis

I recently retired after a higher education career in the Garden State, where soon it will be legal to get high from cannabis. I...

Solutions 2/22: Should I sell my house at the Jersey Shore?

By Huck Fairman A question many, if not most, New Jersey shore home owners have asked themselves. Following the arrival of our one-in-a-hundred years storm, superstorm...

The State We’re In 12/7: Preserved lands protect clean air and water

“Forests are the ‘lungs’ of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. The forests are also needed for mitigating...

The State We’re In — 11/30: To tree or not to tree?

The holiday season’s here and it’s time for a tree. Do you go for a real tree or a fake? You may think that an...

The State We’re In: Hard cider in the Garden State 11/23

By Michele S. Byers Executive Director New Jersey Conservation Foundation In recent years, New Jersey’s vineyards and craft breweries have surged in popularity, with new brands popping...

NJDEP is letting us down with proposed power plant in the Meadowlands

In July, the Diamond Generating Corp. proposed a $1.5 billion project to build a gas power plant in the heart of the New Jersey...

If you’re worried about history, rename our town to Maidenhead

To the editor: The Ledger recently published an article about a movement by local historians to erect a memorial to U.S. Navy Captain James Lawrence,...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Act now to avoid worst climate impacts

A landmark report just released by the world’s leading climate scientists had sobering news for New Jersey, a state with hundreds of miles of...

Support needed for the Civic Info Bill

The vast majority of Americans are most concerned with receiving information that directly impacts their lives. Unfortunately in New Jersey, this has not always...

Reverend says President’s push to leave INF treaty a bad decision

To the editor: I was proud to be a leader for building pressure and support for the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed in 1987,...
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