Lawrence Ledger Opinion

SOLUTIONS 6/11: Composting Organics

By Huck Fairman As many residents remember, Princeton had a recycling program for food and organic waste collected by private companies, which then sold that...

Opinion: Setting the record straight on uptick in anti-Semitism

  We are all saddened by the loss of civilian life during the recent Israel/Hamas conflict. Demonizing Israel and solely blaming it mischaracterizes the recent conflict....

SOLUTIONS 5/21: The New Jersey Clean Energy Program

By Huck Fairman New Jersey's Clean Energy Program presented on a Zoom meeting by local Sierra Club member, Kip Cherry and several associates. New Jersey’s Clean...

Solutions: State moves toward eliminating single-use plastics

Many are aware of the problems plastics cause in our environments. They threaten, and indeed kill, animals living in water bodies. They obstruct healthy...
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Opinion: Children must return to in-person learning

In-person learning is essential to every school-age child. While the pandemic affected how children have learned since March 2020, districts in Mercer County have...

SOLUTIONS 4/23: Warnings and Necessary Steps

By Huck Fairman In the last week, warnings from several sources were issued about the planet’s future. And along with them came strong recommendations for...

Opinion: 2021 Reflections on Earth Day

”People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure." - David Attenborough,...

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...
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