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Clark Schools Honor Teachers Of The Year

CLARK – Clark Public Schools has recognized a teacher at each of the township’s four public schools and named Valley Road School teacher Paula Spence as the district’s Teacher of the Year. Spence will be eligible to be named Union County Teacher of the Year and could be considered for the New Jersey State Teacher of the Year award.

Community Calendar

Slavonic Festival • March 5 from noon-10 p.m. – St. Thomas Byzantine Catholic Church, 1407 St. Georges Ave., Rahway will host a Slavonic festival with food, games, music & items for sale. Free admission. Info: 1-732-382-5300

Florio Pans Lesniak Scheme

STATE – Former Gov. James Florio said state Sen. Ray Lesniak’s plan to privatize New Jersey’s educational system amounts to “tossing in the towel” and he used such strong terms as “insidious” to describe the plan as “part and parcel of a troubling set of developments that are shredding the very essence of traditional American values.”

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: Isn’t it a waste that we buy water in plastic bottles when it is basically free out of our taps? Even health food stores, which should know better, sell it like crazy. When did Earth’s most abundant and free natural resource become a commercial ‘beverage’? — A. Jacobs, via e-mail