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Wednesday January 24: Major Fire Charlie Browns North Avenue Scotch Plains; started 4 am; burning to the ground; no one believed hurt; North Avenue shutdown - Commuters advised to take South Avenue. Helicopter activity is result of news programs. - Westfield $9.4 million school bond passes by vote of 2763 to 2144  with 25% turnout.

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Westfield School Bond Passes Voters’ Test

FULLY ENGULFEDA fire broke out in Charlie Brown’s restaurant around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning. The Scotch Plains Fire Department responded along with many mutual aid units from surrounding towns. The restaurant was completely burned to the ground. For additional photos, see 

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Editorial: Is Bravado of Rhetoric Shielded By Pretense and Dysfunction?


DETERMINED TO WIN...Blue Devil freshman Meredith Smith, above, touched second in the 100-backstroke then breezed through the 100-freestyle finishing first in 1:07.95. Westfield dunked the Hillsborough Raiders, 113-57 at the Westfield YMCA on January 18.

Sports: Raiders Grab Final 5 Bouts, Stop Rahway Matmen; Blue Devil Swimmers Dunk Hillsborough Girls; Basketball Blue Devils Whip Dickinson Ram Boys; Blue Devil Swimmers Top Hillsborough Boys; Out-Manned Blue Devils Fall To Cranford Wrestlers; Lady Basketball Raiders Tune Up With Win Over East Side: Photos

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Devoted DocentAlberta Machese — Wise In Years, Young at Heart 
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GETTING THE COUNTWestfield school personnel and school bond supporters await voting results Tuesday night at Roosevelt Intermediate School’s library. The public approved the bond. Pictured, from left to right, are: Amy Seid of the citizens committee, board of education member Rich Solomon, Schools Public Information spokeswoman Lorre Korecky and Superintendent of Schools William Foley.

OLD NEWS MADE NEW AGAINLeft to right, Dan Weiss, Fanwood Memorial Library director, Meg Kolaya, Scotch Plains Public Library director, and Victoria McCabe of The Leader/Times examine 10 gigabytes of 1,156 searchable, electronic weekly editions of The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times newspapers dating from 1963 to 1989. The libraries and The Times are about two-thirds complete in converting the newspaper archives to electronic form.

Government Reform Thoughts

County Manager George Devanney has released his $415-million executive budget, which calls for a tax levy of $268 million, nearly $40 million over last year’s adopted spending plan by the freeholders. We question such a huge hit in taxes and encourage the freeholders’ finance committee to hold budget meetings outside of their Elizabeth confines over the next month and allow for public comments.  - See year-to-date reform thoughts.

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