Crude attacks on Princeton superintendent disconcerting

Crude attacks on Princeton superintendent disconcerting

I write as a colleague of Dr. Kelley, a recently retired New Jersey superintendent and principal, a longtime resident of Princeton, and a parent of children who attended the Princeton Public Schools from kindergarten through graduation; I have lived here in Princeton and raised my family here since 1983.  The recent vitriolic attacks on Dr….

Issues in removal of high school principal should be made clear

Issues in removal of high school principal should be made clear

Dear Editor: Like many parents, Friday evening I received an astonishingly disrespectful communique signed by Dr. Kelley and the entire Princeton Board of Education.  It is a bad sign that they do not even condescend to name the principle topic of the letter. Rather, Principal Frank Chmiel of Princeton High School is simply desaparecido (was…

Diplomatic surge needed to prevent endless war and reduce nuclear danger in Ukraine

Diplomatic surge needed to prevent endless war and reduce nuclear danger in Ukraine

By the Rev. Robert Moore As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Ukraine War, Russia appears to be undertaking a major offensive while Ukraine is planning a counter-offensive. Each side appears to think it can clinch a clear military victory, and force the other side to accept that it can’t win. But the reality…

Letters: Call out disinformation and hateful rhetoric against people of color and the LGTBQ community

Letters: Call out disinformation and hateful rhetoric against people of color and the LGTBQ community

Dear Editor: The Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) and the Princeton Democratic Municipal Committee (PDMC) have always maintained a hands-off policy when it comes to school board elections, which are non-partisan. As organizations, we do not financially support, endorse, or hold debates for school board candidates. Further, we hold dear our right to free speech, including…

New growth and development will bring value to Princeton

To the Editor: I would like to continue the discussion, sparked by the March 23 letter to the editor and the response from last week’s paper, about planned development in Princeton. When I first read the letter by the Princeton Coalition for Responsible Development, I was confused by its timing. Why was this group choosing…

Cannabis legalization is not a green light for commercialization

Dear Editor: When I voted for marijuana legalization, it felt good to make a virtuous decision. I was confident that cannabis regulation and other kinks would get ironed out.  Last year, cannabis became legal in NJ and municipalities began deciding whether to opt-in/out of hosting recreational dispensaries.  A couple of months ago I learned that…

Prohibiting dispensaries in Princeton won’t stop adolescents from using cannabis

Dear Editor,   Exaggerated representations of the harms of cannabis for nearly a century continue to distort the public’s perceptions to this day. They led to a “war on drugs” with harsh penalties in the 1970’s. Those penalties led to high levels of incarceration, especially for people of color, and many other harms. Making cannabis…