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Massive bird losses should be ‘a rallying call to action’

By Michele S. Byers Bird watchers all over New Jersey have been feeling something amiss. "I see lots of backyard birds like cardinals and robins, but...

Director thanks local Fresh Air Fund host families

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Fresh Air Fund host families and volunteer leaders in central and southern New Jersey....

October celebrated as National Reading Group Month

October is National Reading Group Month and an excellent time to make the public aware of the number and variety of reading groups and...

Get rid of the ‘bad apples’ of land conservation

By Michele S. Byers Farmers have long known that one rotten apple is enough to spoil the whole bunch. In the land conservation business, a...

Resident endorses Nelson and Penna for freeholder

Monmouth County freeholders need board members with fresh perspectives. That is why I am voting for Moira Nelson and Michael Penna. Mr. Penna is a...

Phantom facts and figures hurt the public

It seems to me that our government, probably on orders from the president, is either omitting the real numbers relative to inflation or putting...

Resident takes issue with commercial development

Open space devastation policies continue in Manalapan. Wasn’t it enough to give the green light to devastate 125 acres of open space for the...

Is your yard a ‘food desert’ of non-native plants?

By Michele S. Byers Your yard may be your neighbors’ envy … beautifully landscaped and well maintained, but  if it’s full of non-native plants, to...

Resident asks voters to reject referendum

After voters did not approve a Freehold Regional High School District referendum last year, I was not surprised they would try again, similar to...

Resident supports Penna, Nelson for freeholder

As a former public office holder, I often find myself engaged in conversation with friends, colleagues and even casual acquaintances about the state of...

New Jersey forests age like fine wine

By Michele S. Byers Many things improve with age, like wines, cheeses, friendships, antiques and leather boots. How about forests? It turns out that new research...

School referendum will have impact on taxes

Colts Neck residents had better brace themselves for humongous tax increases if the Colts Neck K-8 School District Board of Education succeeds in passing...

‘Vine That Ate the South’ comes north

By Michele S. Byers You might think kudzu – jokingly referred to as “The Vine That Ate the South” – is an exotic sport, but...

Olde Freehold Day provided fun day at lake

We would like to thank all who attended the 43rd edition of the 2019 Centennial Celebration Olde Freehold Day at Lake Topanemus Park. It...

Dogs, cats may visit Freehold Borough for rabies shot

Once again, Freehold Borough is hosting a free rabies vaccination clinic for cats and dogs on Sept. 12 from 6-7 p.m. at the Freehold Borough...

Diamondback terrapins, our salt marsh turtles

By Michele S. Byers Why did the turtle cross the road? On a mid-July day, a diamondback terrapin tried to cross busy 2nd Avenue in...

House bills are going nowhere in U.S. Senate

President Donald J. Trump fallaciously claims that Democrats are so focused on attacks on him that they have ignored other priorities such as infrastructure,...

Nature can slow climate change

By Michele S. Byers It’s hard to be optimistic in the face of climate change. For instance, just this past week we learned July was...
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