Lawrence Ledger Opinion

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: 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...

Holmdel woman wins TV at Central Jersey Holiday Shopping Bazaar

The Holiday Shopping & Craft Bazaar event at iPlay America in Freehold Township was held on Dec. 8 by Newspaper Media Group and centraljersey.com....

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...

Letter to the Editor: Hey millionaires, save Westminster!

To the Editor, It appears that Rider University is now determined to close down the Princeton campus of Westminster Choir College and move the whole...
Eric Sucar

The State We’re In 11/29: Don’t let the winter weather keep you indoors

By Michele S. Byers If you’re like me, you may have a case of “weather whiplash” from the wildly fluctuating temperatures. New Jersey’s long stretch of...

Solutions 11/22: Self-driving cars: Promise or Peril?

By Huck Fairman Many have heard of the promise, potential, and peril of self-driving cars, and trucks and buses. They can free us from the...
SCOTT FRIEDMAN

The State We’re in 11/22: Is an ‘Insect Armageddon’ happening here?

By Michele S. Byers Most people don’t like insects except when they’re spectacularly beautiful, like monarch butterflies. But insects are the Earth’s most numerous creatures, with...

Princeton Area Community Foundation awards $186,000 in grants to local nonprofits

Thirteen local nonprofits are benefiting from $186,000 in grants from the Princeton Area Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls. The grants are helping fund...

The State We’re In 11/15: Bike (mostly) off-road from NYC to Philly next spring

By Michele S. Byers Since colonial times, the route from New York City to Philadelphia has been a well-traveled corridor, with most of its miles...

Letter to the Editor: Save Westminster!

For the last three years, President Dell’Omo and the Rider University Board of Trustees have pursued a disastrous program, attempting to sell the Princeton...

Solutions 11/8: Choosing profits over environments

By Huck Fairman Near the end of the hottest year on record, and as new warnings of accelerating sea level rise are emerging, three large...

The State We’re In 11/8: Open space trust funds keep New Jersey green

By Michele S. Byers You’ve probably heard the bad jokes about New Jersey’s traffic, toxic waste, turnpike exits and bad smells. But what about the Garden...

The State We’re In 11/1: Where do the wild things go?

By Michele S. Byers Winter is coming and wildlife is getting ready. New Jersey’s wild animals – mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and more – have many...
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