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Understandably, there have been many questions about voting in the upcoming Nov. 3 election.

I know some of you are not pleased with how we have arrived at our current process, and others who are fine with it. Just like seemingly everything else in the world this year there are varying opinions, divisions, and rarely is anyone 100 percent correct.

No matter what happens on Election Day, please remember that in spite of the divisive nature of politics today we will all still be neighbors and members of the human race. Let’s try to keep that in mind come Nov. 4…and beyond. There are no limits to the amount of good we can achieve by working together. As a nation, we’ve proven it time and time again.

We can agree. We can disagree. We can also agree to disagree on a wide spectrum of topics, but know this: Everything we do, and every decision we make on a municipal level, is designed to make a lasting and positive impact on the lives of you and your family. That will never change as long as I am your mayor.

Participating in the political process, even in this weird year of COVID-19 policy and restrictions—and not just on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram—is a right that countless individuals have fought and even died for.

Our Municipal Clerk and Public Information offices have done a great job getting as much information regarding this year’s voting process from Mercer County out to the public. If you are still unsure what to do with your mail-in ballot, the location of your local polling station, or what the in-person voting process is on Nov. 3, visit or call the Clerk’s office at (609) 259-3600 ext.1109.

The most important thing is to get out and vote. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. There also is an official, secure and monitored (by cameras) Mercer County ballot box in the rear of our Municipal Building, located at 2298 Route 33 that has proven to be very popular.

Over the coming weeks and months, try to ignore inflammatory media stories aimed at generating ratings. Resist the rhetoric being disseminated by other countries. Rise above the noise. We have so much more in common than where we disagree. Engage in active listening. Try to find compromise.

Regardless of who is elected President of the United States, we the people have a responsibility to heal our great nation. As we have done fighting the battle against COVID-19, let’s roll up our sleeves and do it together.


Thank you to everyone, including our hero veterans, who came out on a rainy Oct. 16 morning to celebrate the 100th anniversary of “The Doughboy,” which was unveiled a century ago (1920) on that very date. We are so proud of “The Doughboy” and all those who gave their lives fighting our nation’s wars. Additional thanks to Abby Rose Inc. of Robbinsville for the wonderful work done on the commemorative stone and Cherry & Ruelius, the creators of the monument.