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Westfield, Mountainside, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Union County, NJ Newspaper April 22, 1999
Special Report: 99apr28 - MSNBC to televise national Town Meeting tonight at 10 P.M. from Westfield High School on Littleton, CO. School Tragedy to carry live chat session.
Most School Budgets Pass, Berkeley Heights Disapproves
The Region Elects Its School Boards

FLASHBACK…This musical ensemble celebrates the music of the 1950s and 1960s Sunday afternoon during the annual Spring Fling festival sponsored by the Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce. This downtown event, which drew 25,000 people, featured an array of food, entertainment, children’s activities and merchandise for sale.
Ms. Puleio, Ms. Gardner Re-Elected; Wallace Victorious; Budget Approved
Council Republicans Seek Reelection; Democrats Set Campaign Objectives
B’nai B’rith Honors Arthur C. Fried For 48 Years of Service to Community
Council Adopts $23.6 Mil. Municipal Budget; Tax Levy Rises $600,000
Mr. Perrin, Mr. Goggi Win BOE; School Budget Passes; Municipal Budget Stays At Flat Tax Level

Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
Mr. Saridaki, Dr. Sheldon, Mrs. Simpson Reelected to BOE; 1999-2000 Budget Passes By Margin of 1,757 to 1,079 Votes
Selection of Mr. Samuel Sparks Heavy Criticism
Three Seek Fanwood Mayor’s Seat; Two to Run in Republican Primary
Future of Dean Oil Site Remains Uncertain; Affordable Housing Is Focus of Discussion
Fanwood Mayor Announces Decision Not to Seek Second Term; Contemplates Second Congressional Challenge

Berkeley Heights:
New Superintendent Selected To Head Berkeley Heights Public Schools System
Berkeley Hts. Voters Reject School Budget

VICTORIOUS!...Dr. Donald E. Sheldon of Scotch Plains and Jessica Simpson of Fanwood stopped into the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education offices Tuesday night to view election results. Both won seats along with Edward J. Saridacki, Jr. Mrs. Simpson and Mr. Saridacki were reelected while Dr. Sheldon, a five-time school board president until his loss last April, rejoins the board.

MAKING MUSIC…“The Hungry 5” entertain festival-goers along Quimby Street Sunday afternoon during the Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Spring Fling celebration in the downtown. They were among several musical groups to perform at the event, which also offered visitors the opportunity to shop, enjoy a variety of foods, and learn more about their community.

Union County and State:

County Freeholder Board Unveils $288 Million Budget: $14,484,749 will come from Westfield, up $106,537 from 1998; $8,557,795 in Scotch Plains, an increase of $29,645; $2,382,294 in Fanwood, a decrease of $40,781. Mountainside, which was one of six towns where county taxes rose last year, will pay $4,114,451 for county services this year, a decline of $6,288. Berkeley Heights will take the biggest hit with a tax increase of $457,314 in 1999 to $8,370,958.

The Week In Sports

ONE GIGANTIC SHOVE…Raider Dan Loomis gives the shot a gigantic shove during the Blue Devil Classic. On April 13, against Westfield, Loomis pushed a personal best 54’ 2.25.

  • Blue Devil Golfers Roll Past St. Peters Prep, 156-206
    Lacrosse: Devil Laxers Whip
    Princeton Girls, 11-7; Rip Royal Laxers, 13-9
    Track: Raider Girls Stagger Blue Devils, 64-56; Raider Boys Excel and Beat Blue Devils, 84-38
    Baseball; Devils Slay Tigers With Big Guns, 8-5; G. L. Highlander Nine Gun Down Union Farmers, 12-7
    Softball; Crusaders Burn U C Viking Girls, 14-2; Blue Devils Hold Back Storming Raiders, 6-4

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