Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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NJ Transit must stop cutting down trees

NJ Transit is now chopping down trees along its rail lines. That is outrageous.

To paraphrase poet Joyce Kilmer, "I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree."

It's time for NJ Transit to put those chainsaws away and not act in a God-like manner when implementing tree removal policies.

Arnold Korotkin

Little Falls, April 11

Teachers again on the front lines

Regarding "Motive sought in high school stabbing spree" (Page A- 10, April 10):

In yet another violent attack within school walls, teachers provided the first line of defense for our children. We all look to teachers, police and firefighters to protect our loved ones.

People use the word "heroes" and provide heartfelt words of gratitude to the press. Yet these are the first professions who come under public attack with legislation that strips them of pay, pensions and benefits. It's time to truly thank those who lay down their lives for your children, wives, mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters. Let's treat all teachers with at least the same respect that we show hedge fund managers.

Esther Fletcher

River Edge, April 11

Honor Earth Day by looking ahead

In honor of the upcoming Earth Day, let us celebrate clean water, clean air and abundance. Let us also celebrate the wonders of our environment and our planet. And let us be stewards of this planet and protect it from harm.

This generation is witnessing extreme consequences of climate change and, at the same time, is the only generation that can implement solutions to avoid the most horrific disasters yet to come. The 12 hottest years on record are all recent. Ocean temperatures are increasing, sea levels are rising, Arctic sea ice is melting faster than predicted, extreme flooding is taking place all over the world, enormous forest fires are rampant, and droughts are ruining precious food crops.

In honor of Earth Day, let us reduce carbon pollution immediately and implement a revenue-neutral carbon tax. We can no longer wait; the time for action is now.

Nicole Altneu

Montclair, April 11

Expand medical pot program

Governor Jon Corzine signed the bill legalizing medical marijuana. …

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