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dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOA Rejects a 2nd Kitchen in Fairhill Rd. Home
Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) FW Council Restricts Parking Near High School
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Police, Public Works Protest Possible Layoffs 
dot.jpg (865 bytes) WF Teens Face Charges for SP Field Fire
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Resignation of Park Teacher Questioned
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Car Accident on Jerusalem, Mountain
dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOE Cuts Seven Teacher Aides From District
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Council Reduces School Tax Levy by 2 Points
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Council Opts Not to Cut $153M BOE Budget
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Bd. to Vote on $586,972 Contract for Dog Park

Editorial: Everyone Should Give an Inch Before We Lose a Mile
This Week's Cartoon

CROSS-TOWN MATCHUP...This Saturday, starting at 2 p.m. at Elizabeth’s Williams Field, Westfield (WHS) and Scotch Plains-Fanwood (SP-F) High School baseball teams will meet in the championship game of the Union County Tournament. Amazingly, WHS and SP-F have only met seven previous times in the 55 years of the county tournament; WHS winning in 1955, ’68, ’77, ’83 and ’87, and SP-F coming out on top in 1976 and 2000. But none of those games were in the final.

WAITING TO MAKE A BREAK OUT FROM THE PACK...Raider Martin Sweeney, center, has a slight lead in a tight pack with Kearny’s Brian Mendez, left, and Blue Devil Ryan Scrudato, right, in the 3,200 meter race. Sweeney crossed first, Scrudato crossed second and Mendez finished third.

Week In Sports: Raider Baseball Boys Rock Minutemen in UCT Semi; Blue Devils Survive Scare, Nip Cranford in UCT Semis; SPF Lady Raiders Dominate WC Track Championships; Linden Tops Blue Devils, 3-1, In UCT Softball Quarterfinal; Millburn Lacrosse Girls Sting Blue Devils in Thriller; Raider Nine Erupt to Topple U.C. Vikings in UCT; Golf Warning! Be Aware! Do you ‘Waggle’ Your Club?; SPF Raider Boys Edge Plainfield for Final WC Track Crown - Photos

"In the name of love"

Choral Art Society celebrates 'lovely' theme
Allusions to past help Community Players 'shine'
Alliance produces intricate tapestry in can't-miss Match
Brentano raises awareness of enviro crises
Film festival resturns to SP
Choral Union (UK) joins WSO for finale
Home Tour takes place this Saturday

WALK A MILE IN THEIR SHOES...Participants in the 25th Relay for Life prepare to walk last Friday in the annual event at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. People walk for 12 hours – from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. – and walkers receive pledges for walking a specific number of miles. All money collected goes the American Cancer Society. Walking as teams, tents are set up so tired members can rest during the early-morning hours. As of Wednesday morning, the school reported that participants raised at least $100,000.

Devil's Den: WHS Has 'Lefty' Past, But Not This Year

Government Reform Thought: None of the school, state or municipal unions are budging on requests to accept reduced raises to prevent layoffs. Government executives, administrators and bureaucrats are not conceding to receive pay reductions either. In our opinion, everyone should give an inch before we lose a mile. - See Year-to-date Reform Thoughts.

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