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WPD Concludes Kasko Hearing; Ruling Not Expected Until Dec.

ON THE MARCH…In the front row, from left to right, Officer Vincent Piano, Detective Lisa Perrotta, Officer Tom Ostrander, Sergeant Scott Rodger, Police Benevolent Association President Leo Lugo and Patrolman Kevin O’Keefe march down North Avenue in Westfield to voice concerns about the status of contract negotiations.

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Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Council Candidate, Ex-Police Chief Spar
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP Dems: Changes Would Be Done ‘Objectively’
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP Council Moves to Rezone Cooper Rd. Island
dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOE Supports Fiscal, Not Curriculum, Mergers
dot.jpg (865 bytes) FW Mayor, Council Thank Talcott for Work
dot.jpg (865 bytes) FW Candidates Forum Set for Monday
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP GOP Responds to Lack of Candidates Debate
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Garwood Braces to Hear Hillcrest Proposal Friday
dot.jpg (865 bytes) PD Takes Down Credit Card Skimming Operation
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Report: Schools Violence-Free for 2005-2006
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Freeholders Hear Ponderosa Concept Plan

Editorial: Don’t Scorn Magic of Past Souls; Have a Happy Halloween


CONNECTING ON ALL CYLINDERS...Senior co-captain/libero Anna Koehler, No. 11, outside hitters Caroline Fallon, middle, and Erin Roudebush demonstrated accurate passing with top notch hitting to steer the Blue Devils to victory.

Sports: Raider Girls X-C Team Wins Watchung Conference Crown; Blue Devil X-C Boys Capture Second Straight WCC Crown; Elizabeth Minutemen Chill Blue Devil Footballers; Blue Devil Gymnasts Capture Union County Championship; Blue Devil V’ballers Reject Cougars; Farmers Unload in 2nd Half, Stun Football Raiders; Blue Devils Tune Up for UCT In 6-0 Win over Soccer Tigers; ALJ Lady Crusaders Rock Field Hockey Blue Devils: Photos

Devil's Den:
Now We’ll See True Colors Of the WHS Football Team

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The Simple Life

'Four Centuries': Homes Bring Union County’s History to Life
Beethoven, Jersey Style: NJSO Travels ‘The Beethoven Route’ in Kickoff Concert
Popcorn: Man of the Year - Won’t Last the Week
If It Ain't Baroque...: Flute Excites in Mostly Music Concert
Garden State Art: Tomasulo Exhibit Sheds New Light on NJ
'Quiet Intensity': Poet Robert Carnevale
Food 4 Thought: Trick-Or-Treats
Shall We Dance?:
Garwood Studio Offers Free Ballroom Dance Trial

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NATURE THRIVES...A Mountainside resident spots two coyotes in the backyard of her Coles Avenue property. Mountainside Mayor Robert Viglianti last week warned of coyote sightings in the borough. Mountainside resident Patrick Thomas, the curator of mammals at the Bronx Zoo, is gathering information to help residents protect themselves, their families and their pets.

EN FUEGOBattalion Chief John Lestarchick, pictured above, and Firefighter Al Gialanella of the Scotch Plains Fire Department visited St. Bartholomew Interparochial School on Tuesday, October 17. Fire department members instructed Pre-Kindergarten and first-grade students on fire safety. The children also received a tour of Rescue 31, along with hats and coloring books.

At the first meeting of the Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards in more than a year, Republican and Democratic representatives squandered almost two hours fighting along partisan lines about who should chair the committee. This deplorable conduct not only wasted the time of the non-legislative volunteers on the committee but also demonstrated the unfortunate reality of party politics in New Jersey. On a panel with the noble goal of preserving ethical standards, there is no place for partisan lines. This committee must stop squabbling and work to end corruption in state government. - See year-to-date reform thoughts.

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