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Clancy, Finn, Mattessich Win; WF $78.2 Mil. School Tax Passes
  100 years of The Westfield Leader are now available online.

Westfield:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Council Introduces $40 M Budget After 7-2 Vote
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Investigation Continues Into Pedestrian Fatality
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Analyst, Officials: NJ Must Be More Competitive
Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Voters Pass $81 M School Budget
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP Township Budget Expected Next Month
dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOE Selects Gorbunoff To Fill Board Seat
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Col. Search Program to Include Underclassmen
Mountainside:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) MS Passes School Budget
Garwood:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Voters Defeat School Budget
dot.jpg (865 bytes) NJ Transit, GW Explore Expanded Train Service
Clark:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Township Council Passes COAH Plan
Region:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) RVSA, DEP Reach Accord; Power Problems Reviewed
dot.jpg (865 bytes) UC OKs $443 M Budget, Taxes Up 5.3 Percent

Editorial: Who Votes in School Elections and Is There a Correlation to Quality?
Editorial: Helter-Skelter Political Process in New Jersey Has Few Boundaries

RITE OF SPRING...Several hundreds marched as the Westfield Baseball League (WBL) kicked off the season with its annual parade last Saturday. Baseball players, parents, siblings, pets and coaches marched from Mindowaskin Park to South Chestnut Street, where a carnival awaited them at Gumbert Park. They were accompanied by Mayor Andy Skibitsky, WBL officials and mascots who cruised down the parade route in convertibles decorated for the occasion.
 

This Week's Cartoon



MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME...Before he began his leg of the distance medley relay, Blue Devil Pat Gray had to run back to pick up a dropped baton. Gray made up the distance in his 400-meter leg.
 

Week In Sports: Blue Devils Top Dayton, Take Second in Delbarton Tourney; Four Meet Records Broken At Blue Devil Invitat’l Track; N. Hunterdon Lionesses Burn Lady Blue Devils in 10th; Kardinals’ 4-Hitter Silences Blue Devil Baseballers - Photos
 


"Youth (Art Month) is served"

STORY OF A LIFE:
Folk legend Chapin warms up 'Coffee' crowd
GLOBETROTTER:
Platform helps Pascal continue advocacy
MOTHERING EARTH: 
Books inspire love of planet
POPCORN:
Observe and Report - Comic Mission Accomplished
WE'RE ALL STARS NOW:
Young musicians compete at UCPAC
MOST NOTABLY:
Home tour to feature Cranford colonial

PLAY BALL...Scotch Plains-Fanwood baseball kicked off their schedule last Saturday for the youngsters at Booth Field with mayors and fans giving them a boost.
  

Devil's Den: P’burg-Easton Rivalry Unbeatable in Football
 


 


Unreliable SATs Do Not Predict College Success

Government Reform Thought: With the defeat of the Garwood school budget, we encourage the community to provide their ideas to the borough council when meetings begin on whether to chop this year's school spending plan. - See Year-to-date Reform Thoughts.
 



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