Howell residents should judge Mayor Konopka by his actions

The number of Howell homeowners who have gone before the governing body asking for help concerning the flawed and shoddy construction of their newly built homes keeps growing. At a recent meeting, Mayor Timothy Konopka assured the residents that he would do all he could to help to make the developers fix the problems. Howell’s …

Residents reiterate opposition to Jackson’s Fairview application

As close neighbors to Jackson and past residents, we implore Jack-son Mayor Joseph Grisanti to contact Judge Eugene Serpentelli to release Jackson from the affordable housing commitment regarding the Fairview development planned by Hovbilt. As has been specified numerous times before that Jackson, as well as New Egypt residents, are totally against building on this …

For the record

According to Hovbilt Inc. Vice President Art Havighorst, residue in a detention basin at the new Adelphia Greens townhouse development on Route 524, Howell, is from fertilizers on the former farm acreage. A June 28 story in the Tri-Town News stated that the residue was from pesticides.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for state’s suburban sprawl

As we head toward the November elections, suburban sprawl has already staked a claim as a front-burner issue. Homeowners worry about it. Elected officials, from the municipal level all the way up to the Statehouse, debate how to stop it. Farmers have mixed feelings about it, wondering whether we can control sprawl without drastically reducing …