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Voters Pass School Budgets; Williams, Jakositz Win MS Seats

Westfield: (video Property Taxes)
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Council Introduces $37.9 Mil. Budget by 8-1 Vote
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Skibitsky, Caruana Blame NJ for Tax Problems
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Board OK's Tear Down of Porches for New Deck
Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOE OK's One-Yr. Contract With Teachers 
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Bus., Property Owners Discuss SP SID Proposal
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Council Searches For 2008 Budget Answers
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Construction Co. Seeks Nod On 2-Story Offices
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Candidates Set to Battle for Seats in Cranford 
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Freeholders OK Changes In UC Divisions

SLEEP OVER...About 1,000 Westfield residents line up at the municipal building Saturday morning in hopes of signing up for the remaining spots at the Westfield Memorial Pool. Some came early enough to catch some sleep in the early morning darkness. 

Editorial: Winter's Over: Play Ball! Kudos to Kids, Coaches, Parents...The legendary sportswriter Red Smith once wrote, "Ninety feet between bases is perhaps as close as man has ever come to perfection." And in a sure sign that winter is truly over, the boys - and girls - of summer are back as youth baseball leagues in our area get underway this month.
Editorial: Citizens Lose with the Losing Attitude of New Jersey GOP...In the topsy-turvy world of politics, we think Senator Tom Kean, Jr. made the right decision, last week, to not seek the office of United Senate Senator in competition for incumbent Frank Lautenberg's seat.

BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL...Blue Devil Mike Clark, who went 3-for-3 with three runs scored, leads off the bottom of the seventh and gets hit by a pitch. Clark scored the winning run on Justin Olsen's RBI single.
Sports: Blue Devils Slash Lancers Despite Tennis Lineup Change; Blue Devils Dodge Bullet, Nip Raider Nine in Seventh; Lady Blue Devils Roll Early, Rock Softball Raiders; Blue Devil Golfers Jar No. 4 Princeton; Raiders' First Inning Strike Stops Cardinals in Five; Pingry Captures Bristol Cup, Tops Blue Devil Laxmen; UC U19 Rugby Boys Crunch Long Island, NY Colts:  Photos

Little Children

VIC'S PICKS: Column Returns, Unearth's Billy's "Cold Spring Harbor"
Author, former Garwood resident Tom Perrotta 
Returns to County
PREMIERE: Playwrights' Works Become Finalists at  Stages' Festival
TO GROW UP:  Boys' Life Characters Fail to Develop
DON'T PASS IT UP: Library Friends Offer Museum Pass
HEADING WEST: Bouras Building Hosts Western  Photography Exhibit
POPCORN: Leatherheads - Runs Toward the Wrong Goal

BUS ACCIDENT...The driver of a school bus lost control of her vehicle Tuesday afternoon after letting out the last students at their homes. The bus plowed through two brick pillars on a resident's driveway on Winchester Drive in Scotch Plains.

Devil's Den: Future Is Beyond Bright For WHS Boys Swimmers

Roosevelt School Paints Over the Past

Government Reform Thought: Given the conviction of former Newark Mayor Sharpe James, it is time for term limits; not just in the state government, but in our big cities.   See Year-to-date Reform Thoughts. 

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