Help N.J. candy shops rescue their Easter season; Stop...

Within the midst of this COVID-19 disaster we’re all experiencing, please let’s all keep in mind the small-town small companies all of us have favored up to now.

These shops almost definitely is not going to survive with out our help. These might be our favourite present store, espresso store, restaurant or sweet retailer. Most have been compelled to shut and will not have a robust on-line presence. For these small enterprise homeowners, person-to-person buyer interplay is their specialty, and admittedly, why we love and worth them so dearly.

Whereas the signal on the door might say “closed,” many places, together with most food-related ones, are working and providing curbside pickup or supply. Whereas person-to-person interplay is on maintain in the intervening time, your favourite gadgets will not be.

My household has owned and operated The Sweet Field on Lambs Highway in Mantua Township for nearly 40 years. With Easter proper across the nook and no finish to this disaster in sight, we could also be compelled to make some tough selections. Easter is what retains the Sweet Field going all yr.

Earlier than you attain to your cellphone or pill and hit the “add to cart” button, please keep in mind to maintain small companies in thoughts and present your help. They’re only a cellphone name away!

Thanks to your help.

Donna Kavlunas, Richwood

Cease tearing down Trump’s antivirus efforts

I simply slogged by the self-serving, back-patting article on Web page 2 of the South Jersey Occasions’ March 29 print version, “A message out of your native paper: We’ll get by this. And we’re right here to assist.”

Do you actually need to assist? Cease scaring your readers by tearing down President Donald Trump and discovering fault with every little thing he and his workforce attempt to do. The opinion items and political cartoons are dangerous sufficient, however the Occasions now not even tries to ship balanced information.

Even should you don’t like him personally, please cease blaming every little thing dangerous that occurs on this planet on him, a minimum of till we get previous the coronavirus disaster. That appears to be your knee-jerk response, even when your place is downright foolish.

Do you actually consider our nation’s lack of preparedness started the day Trump took workplace? If you happen to do, I’m studying the flawed paper and will most likely look elsewhere. To anybody whose thoughts is even partly open, there may be loads of blame to go round and it belongs with administrations from each events.

These occasions are scary sufficient. Individuals in New Jersey are frightened — about their households, themselves, their incomes and even whether or not they are going to have meals. They want hope, not anxiousness and despair.

So should you can’t respect the person, and clearly you don’t, please respect the workplace, a minimum of for the period. If you happen to can’t handle even that, kindly stay silent relating to the president and give attention to the issues his workforce is doing. They may not be good, however anybody with eyes can see how arduous they’re working.

I shouldn’t must let you know this, however that deserves reward, not sneers.

Jeff Combs, Turnersville

Anti-Trump content material strikes south from north

To the readers of the South Jersey Occasions who’ve lately expressed their dismay about the way in which through which the president of the US, Donald J. Trump, is demeaned by their disrespectful editorials:

Simply keep in mind, a lot of these editorials are written on the publication’s New Jersey Advance Media’s sister titles in North Jersey, notably the Star-Ledger.

That’s not to say that the South Jersey Occasions’ native opinions aren’t in settlement with these opinion items, or the Occasions would not have “borrowed” them.

Jane A. Mangano, Woolwich Township

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