Tri Town Opinion

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...

Monmouth freeholders work to hold line on county spending

By Tom Arnone The 2019 Monmouth County budget was approved during the March 18 meeting of the Board of Freeholders. The adopted budget is $449.6 million,...

Citizens must demand fair redistricting for elections

Currently the U.S. Supreme Court will be considering two cases involving gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is the practice of establishing political advantage for a party or...

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...

Writer seeks support for environmental protection

Under the golden dome in Trenton, an unremarkable piece of paper sits on a desk in the Legislature. The inconspicuous proposition calls for a...

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...

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...

Putting down new roots to help rivers

By Michele S. Byers Here’s a not-too-fun fact: 85 percent of New Jersey’s rivers are considered impaired, in large part because their banks are denuded...

Reduction in state aid will have a negative effect on Freehold Regional High School...

By Margo Greenbaum In recent weeks I have read articles containing the following statement: “New Jersey has adopted a plan to reduce the Freehold Regional...

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...

Get outside for a tech treasure hunt!

By Michele S. Byers Technology has taken over our lives. It has turned many of us into couch potatoes. But technology can also entice us...

Taxpayers should not be paying for sports coaches

As a hard-working taxpayer who is choking on my school taxes, I am of the opinion that state funding cuts for activities such as...

‘Early bird’ bald eagles already nesting

By Michele S. Byers Bald eagles are New Jersey’s early birds. In the chill of winter, they are the first to build nests and lay...

Bond referendum will hit taxpayers in pocketbook

Remember that state school bond referendum we approved in November? Most of the articles did advise taxpayers to proceed with caution when casting their...

Time for people to commit to the Golden Rule

The reality of the admonition "Change or you will perish!" arrived full force with the dropping of the first atom bomb. If we do...

Blanket Crafters put skills to good use

Bat Shalom Hadassah is a charitable organization whose women members are committed to the ideal of repairing the world by helping others, regardless of...

Retiree upset with letter seeking documents

I am writing to voice my disappointment and frustration with the New Jersey Department of Pension and Benefits. In December 2018, I received a...

Eat better, avoid cancer, reduce climate change impacts

By Michele S. Byers What does organic farming have to do with climate change, cancer, nutrition and food security? Plenty, according to Stephanie Harris, president of...
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Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market: Halloween Edition!


Sun, Oct 20 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Trail and Treat Bike Ride


Sun, Oct 20 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Haunted River Walk


Thu, Oct 24 - Sat, Oct 26 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm


Mary Shelley's Frankenstein


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Halloween Ghost Tour & Cemetery Visit


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