WF Would See 2-Percent Ed.-Aid Hike; SP-F Would See 10 Percent

THE OLD RUGGED CROSS…“Til my trophies at last I lay down…And exchange it someday for a crown.” People locally and from around the country pay tribute to legendary Westfield football coach, mentor and friend Gary Kehler during services at the Presbyterian Church last Friday, December 14. Coach Kehler passed away December 7 and was interred at the Revolutionary Cemetery in Westfield.

Editorial Cartoon


dot.jpg (865 bytes) Bramnick: Aid Formula ‘Punishes’ WF for 'Success'
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Fire Chief: Storm Causes ‘Significant’ Damage
dot.jpg (865 bytes) WF Helps Irvington PAL Play in Giants Halftime Show
Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP Council Seeks Details Re. Scotch Hills Com. Center
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP to Participate in Deer-Management Programs
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP-F Considers New Testing Option for 3rd, 5th Graders
dot.jpg (865 bytes) FW Recreation Department To Fund Senior Programs
dot.jpg (865 bytes) MS Grants 4Connections Right of Way to End Suit
dot.jpg (865 bytes) GW Recognizes Officers Who Saved Man’s Life
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Manhunt Continues for Union County Jail Escapees

LOOKING FOR A SETUP…Blue Devil Chris Sheehan, No. 30, dribbles down court, while being hounded by Raider Dan DeCataldo.

Raider Cagers Outlast Blue Devil Boys; Brearley Bears Remain the Team to Beat For Union County Wrestling Dominance; SP-F Lady Raiders Envision Successful Basketball Season; Raider Footballers Answered Early Questions, Finished 7-4; Blue Devil Gridmen Stepped Forward Again, Finished 7-4; Blue Devils Get Second In Cron Hockey Tourney: Photos

Devil's Den: G.K.’s Farewell Ceremony Smooth As a Perfect “4-2”

Clubs & Organizations Database

'Tis the Season

A&E Year in Review: Part 1 of 3 Jan. – April
'Coaching Edge':
Exciting Times for WHS Sports
Art Market: Juried Artists Come to Westfield Armory
Popcorn: Enchanted - Keeping the Fantasy Real
Take the Stage: Kean’s Premiere Stages Spreads Joy This Season with Humbug

Snow, Like Holidays, Can Be Welcomed And Dreaded

"When it absolutely must get there."

News Bulletins
and Weekly Updates

A GAME TO REMEMBER...Jubilant PAL players from Irvington perform at halftime of the Giants-Redskins football game last Sunday night. The Westfield PAL, Irvington PAL and the Giants public relations department arranged the event.

MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT...The Fanwood rescue squad, fire department and police officers of PBA Local 123 sponsor an annual door-to-door visit by Santa, who delivers more than 500 presents to children throughout the borough. Above, the Lynch family turns the Santa visit into a larger event, with more than 100 friends and family members and a spread of food.

Government Reform Thoughts

New Jersey State government released its controversial school aid numbers, but not the formula that determines the amounts. The aid is projected to increase 7 percent over last year. Efficient and successful school districts like Westfield will be punished as it is to receive a 2 percent increase for the next three years. Others will receive up to a 20 percent increase. None of this makes any sense, particularly when the Governor has no funding for the $1 billion proposal and at a time when the state faces a $3.5 billion budget gap and $80 billion in unfunded pensions. - See year-to-date reform thoughts.

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