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Message from Outgoing Mayor Garland "Bud" Boothe

Dear friends at the Leader,

My best wishes to you and your publications as you embark on electronic publication and interaction for the Westfield community in 1997!

The Internet, with accessibility from all points of the world and, I assume, even in space, will provide new opportunities for the universe to learn more about Westfield. Also, our residents will learn more about themselves, Westfield organizations and events, and their world.

It is very appropriate that The Leader, the primary source of Westfield area news for over a century, should be in the forefront of this development.

The startup and growth of electronic publishing will be remembered in future years as an event of significance along with the invention of moveable type and the computer itself.

Garland "Bud" Boothe
Mayor, Town of Westfield 1992-1996