According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention nearly 841,000 people have died from a drug overdose since 1999. As the mother of a young man who succumbed to addiction I wonder if some of those deaths could have been prevented.
I am a retired elementary teacher with 32 years of experience and a Masters’ Degree in Educational Psychology. These quotes are from a parent with a special-needs severely autistic twelve-year old and they are addressing the incredible negative effects of the school shutdown on her son.
Dear Editor, the dawn of a new year offers the opportunity to reflect on the benevolence showered upon Project Self-Sufficiency during the 2020 Season of Hope Toy Drive.
Every day for the last month, I have awakened at dawn to attend morning mass at a peaceful little church called near Lake Hopatcong called Saint Jude’s. Not many attend, but the same few that do have gotten to know each other by masked face at least.
Dear Editor - As we reflect on the dizzying array of events which took place during the 2019 Season of Hope Toy Drive, we are struck by the abundance of gifts we received. Not just in the sheer volume of new, unwrapped toys which were donated for children and teens, but in the deceptively small things which took place along the way.
Dear Rev. Rizzo,
Thank you for your note. I gather Jerry forwarded to you the letter I sent to several publications calling for the elected officials and party leaders in Sussex County to denounce racial and religious hate speech. I read in the Herald that the Sussex County GOP appointed you to the task of reviewing the 20,000 or so communiques forwarded by Jerry. God bless you for undertaking that task.