Lawrence Ledger Opinion

The State We’re In 5/17: New Jersey’s rail trails

By Michele S. Byers Back in the heyday of New Jersey’s railroads in the 1800s, train lines transported everything from iron ore to peaches to...

Solutions 5/10: Secondary repercussions and individual responses to global warming

By Huck Fairman It has been widely reported that a majority of Americans now acknowledge that global warming is real, and is caused by humans....

The State We’re In 5/10: Microplastics: invisible threat

By Michele S. Byers The South Branch of the Raritan River is one of central New Jersey’s prettiest waterways. It winds through mostly rural and...

The State We’re In 5/3: Pine Barrens ‘mudders’ focus of new documentary

By Michele S. Byers It was a warm, rainy May night in 2016 and filmmaker Jared Flesher was searching for threatened and rare Pine Barrens...

Solutions 5/3: Spring is breaking out all over

By Huck Fairman With the warming weather and ample rain, things are blooming - even bursting - in Princeton. First, the town’s draft of its Climate...

Letter to the Editor: Helping small businesses succeed

To the Editor: Small-business owners are the backbone of Mercer County’s economy. In fact, Mercer County is home to more than 15,000 small-business firms, according...

Solutions 4/26: Earth Day reminder: Managing our planet

By Huck Fairman With the release of the Mueller Report, people in this region, and probably through much of the country, have been gripped by...

The State We’re In 4/26: New Jersey moves to block seismic blasting

By Michele S. Byers Imagine someone blasting an air horn next to your ear. Now imagine that sound thousands of times louder. That’s how experts describe...

The State We’re In 4/19: Mary Oliver, nature poet

By Michele S. Byers The late Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize winning poet who passed away earlier this year at the age of 83, was...

Solutions 4/19: Poor policies, public responses

By Huck Fairman We live most fortunately amid the multi levels of democracy. Our complex communities and regions necessarily provide arrays of services, governing bodies,...

The State We’re In 4/12: Nature Spotting

By Michele S. Byers Nature is all around, even in cities and towns. Birds, butterflies, bugs, flowers, trees, mushrooms and even weeds. The idea behind City...

Letter to the Editor: Come and enjoy Hopewell Borough

To The Editor: With the temporary five month closure of route 518 just before Aunt Molly Road for essential bridge repair, I want to remind...

Solutions 4/5: Threats and responses

By Huck Fairman As anyone paying attention could not avoid noticing: there is a lot going on around the world over the last several weeks. Here...

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...
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