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Majority of Mayors Say Merging Leads to Loss of ID, Higher Taxes

dot.jpg (865 bytes) Caruana: State has Forced WF to 'Downsize'
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Fire Dept. Responds To Fire on Boynton
Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Marks, Glover Clash As Budget Meetings Begin 
dot.jpg (865 bytes) FW Prepares to Apply For Extraordinary Aid
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Three Candidates Vie For BOE Seats
dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOE Awaits County Approval of Budget
dot.jpg (865 bytes) MS to Delay Introduction Of Municipal Budget
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Street Furniture Design OK'd by Planning Bd.
dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOE Approves Student Calendar for '08-09 Year
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Golfers Ask UC Not To Privatize Public Courses

STAMP OF APPROVAL...Roger Brody (above) wins the Westfield Gold Award and the "Vince" Grand Award for best exhibit, "The Prominent American" series, at the annual Westfield Stamp Show show held in the community room of the Westfield Municipal Building last Saturday.

Editorial: We Are at a Time When More News Integrity and Validity are Needed...Bills breed in legislative committees in Trenton. Some die, others linger and then some pop up for the voting session. Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts sends a notice to all legislators a week in advance.


CLINGING LIKE A VINE...Raider Trevor Cannon, top, uses his entwining style to control Brearley Bear Steve Margolin. Cannon won the Union County and District 11 titles at 152-lbs and finished 31-6 this season.

Sports: Blue Devil Boys Took Lumps, Eye Hoops Success Next Year; Raider Wrestlers Notched Another District Mat Crown; Blue Devils Went with Youth To Set Up Bright Mat Future: Photos

Westfield Students Are "The Top"

"Performance Enhancement": The $6.2-Million Renovation of the Union County Performing Arts Center is Complete
Royal Flush:
SPFHS Students Perform the Avant-Garde Musical, Urinetown
Getting a "Kick" Out Of It: SPFHS WHS Students Take Audiences Aboard the S.S. American for Anything Goes
Bach To Bach: Celebrated Opera Singers Propel Bach Masterpiece at WF Church
Food 4 Thought: In Search of the Perfect Tiramisu
Junior Circuit: Jr. Music Club Prepares for Annual Ensemble
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day -  It's all a Matter of Time

ON A ROLL...The Easter Bunny encourages children to gather eggs at the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Scotch Plains last Sunday. The event was moved indoors to Park Middle School due to inclement weather.

Devil's Den: Touching All the Bases With One of the Greats

Government Reform Thought: The Union County Executive Superintendent of Schools is in charge of looking at school budgets and rejecting them when they are over cap and have excessive non-instructional spending. Who is the budget czar that does the same for county and municipal spending plans?  See Year-to-date Reform Thoughts.

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