October 9, 2008
The Newspaper

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Super Contracts

SP Council Discusses Firm for Town Hall Energy Audit

08 Election

New Video Interviews: Candidates for 7th Congressional District
Sen. Leonard Lance, Councilman Michael Hsing, Asw. Linda Stender

dot.jpg (865 bytes) Resident Seeks Anti-Loitering Laws for Downtown
dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOE Approves First Reading of '09-10 Calendar
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Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) FW Recycling Center is Mgr. Ebersole’s Passion
dot.jpg (865 bytes) FW Plans False Alarm Fines
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Zoning Bd. of Adjustment Approves Two Variances
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Council Discusses Economy Impacts
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Hearings for Cell Tower Near To an End
dot.jpg (865 bytes) County to Fund $2 Mil. For Child-Advocacy Center
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Lance Favors Regulations On Mortgages
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Hsing Favors Slashing Fed Budget, 'Fairer' Tax


LINCOLN CEREMONY...Last Saturday, October 4, Lincoln School held a dedication ceremony and tour of its newly renovated school, located at 728 Westfield Avenue. Parents were able to tour the district’s first Early Childhood Learning Center. The 1922 school building has been completely renovated and specially designed for the youngest learners.

Editorial: Many in Our Communities Deserve Thanks For Making a Difference...Whether in broadcast, print or online venues, the news of the day generally revolves around political, business, crime or celebrity-related stories. There exists a certain degree of logic to this focus by the media, in that such topics typically concern or attract a wider audience than, say, the unsung hero or community volunteer.

Editorial: Too Bad All Candidates Don’t Participate in the Public Debates...The Scotch Plains public and candidates (mayoral and council) are invited to a debate at the municipal building on Park Avenue at 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 23. The Republican candidates, Councilwoman Nancy Malool, the mayoral contender, and council candidate Mary DePaolo, have accepted. However, there is a snag. The Democrats are unwilling to participate. This would be the second straight time with the two-year election cycle that the Democrats have refused public debate. They did so in 2006. They have also stonewalled this year on videotaped interviews. We believe this is unfortunate for Scotch Plains, and we hope the Democrats change their minds.

Editorial: The Presidential Debates, What We Didn’t Hear...Enough with this "Woe is me" attitude. America is the greatest country the world has ever seen; and Americans are kind, energetic, inventive and the toughest humans ever to walk on this Earth. We face harsh times, but we’re up to it. We’re ready – just watch us go to work.

PUTTING TOGETHER A GREAT OFFENSE...Blue Devil quarterback Tony DiIorio, No. 16, completed 12 of 18 passes for 194 yards, including touchdown passes of 34 yards and eight yards to Pat Gray and 42 yards to Jihaad Billups.

Week In Sports: Blue Devil Gymnasts Capture Third Straight Cougar Crown; Westfield’s 4th Quarter Drive Stuns Farmer Gridders; Cardinals Click on Offense; Down Raider Gridders; Blue Devils Prepare for UCT; Blank Linden Soccer Boys; Devil V’ballers Look For Strong UC Tourney; Raider Ladies Knock Out East Side Volleyball Girls; WF Soccer Blue Devils Cage Linden Lady Tigresses; Golf Pro Says 'Winterize' Game for Improvement - Photos

Jeffrey Springer belts opera at WSO opener

Folk-inspired Bards play Crossroads
WF Comm. Players present Midsummer...
WSO, choruses, kids deliver Verdi's Il Trovatore
SP resident relives Afghan experience
Public can see world from Samsky's view
Miracle at St. Anna - Lacks Movie Magic (2 1/2 popcorns)

INDEPENDENT CHOICE...Candidate for Congress in the 7th District, Bridgewater Councilman Michael Hsing (right), takes to the Internet in expressing his views to reach voters for the November 4 election during a video interview with The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times editor Paul Peyton last Thursday. See goleader.com/08election.

Devil's Den: Really Good Teams Find Ways To Win

Government Reform Thought: The pork-stuffed 700 billion dollar bailout of Wall Street from Washington has shown us, once again, why future presidents must be given the Line Item Veto. Let's put fiscal responsibility ahead of partisan politics. - See Year-to-date Reform Thoughts.

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