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Westfield BOE Considers $78-Mil. Budget, Tax Increase Limits

GRAND OPENINGCosi Restaurant opened this week at 102-108 East Broad Street in Westfield. Above, guests enjoy Cosi’s variety of sandwiches, salads, pizza and s’mores plates at last Thursday’s grand opening event.

Editorial: Three or Four Hours After Midnight, With My Head Full of the Subject

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dot.jpg (865 bytes) Planning Bd. OK’s Doctor’s Office, Stirling Subdivision
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Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
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dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOE Tentative Budget Cuts Freshman Sports, ROTC
dot.jpg (865 bytes) 4 Candidates Seek 2 Open Seats on School Board
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Marks, Glover Clash Over Letter on Golf Facilities
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Board Asks Charlie Brown’s to Revise Plans
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP Rec. Dept. Seeks Staff, Ponders FW Partnership
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP Council to Consider Fee For OPRA Requests
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Corrections Overtime A Concern to Freeholders
dot.jpg (865 bytes) County to Acquire Reservoir For $1 From Clark

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FULFILLING A DREAM AT ATLANTIC CITY...Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School senior Pat Mineo lifts his arms in triumph after claiming a 5-1 decision over Mark Hague of Kingsway to place in the “Elite Eight” in the 145-lb class at the NJSIAA tournament in Atlantic City March 2-4.

Sports: Warriors Whip Lady Devils In Group 4 Sectionals; Raider Pat Mineo Gets Eighth At State Wrestling Tourney; Patriots Oust Raiders In Boys Basketball Sections: Photos

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‘Oui Men Can Cook’: Cranford’s Les Marmitons Host Valentine's Dinner
Local Jazz:  Former WF Resident Debuts ‘Findings’ at Crossroads
Take the Stage:  Funny Business Abounds In WHS’s How to Succeed
Take the Stage, Part Two: FW Singer/Actress Graham Dons New Boa for Role in Seussical
The Astronaut Farmer - Hollywood, We Have a Problem
Carriage House Poetry: Poets Celebrate Black History Month
Take the Stage, Part Three: WCP’s Lion has Powerful Claws

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IF IT’S SPRING, IT MUST BE PANCAKE BREAKFAST TIMEKeeping with tradition, the Scotch Plains Lions Club held its annual pancake breakfast, featuring eggs, sausage and bacon at the Scotch Plains Country Club last Sunday. The Scotch Plains chapter of the international Lions organization actively helps the blind and visually impaired, provides free eye screening during Scotch Plains Health Fair Day and contribute to local charities. Above, longtime pancake-breakfast cook Lance Booth makes hundreds of pancakes during the morning to serve breakfast attendees. 

SEEKING REELECTIONFormer Governor Brendan Byrne, third from left, was the guest speaker at Monday night’s fundraiser for the re-election bid of Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, left. Also pictured are Lorryn Gumble, former Governor Brendan Byrne and New Jersey State Democratic Chairman and Assemblyman Joe Cryan (LD-20, Union.), right

Government Reform Thoughts

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education officials this week are considering cutting the high school’s ROTC, German classes and the freshman sports program to reduce the proposed tax-levy increase to 4 percent. Why not consider cutting school administrators? Sharing a vice principal or assistant superintendent with a surrounding district?  - See year-to-date reform thoughts.

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