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Dear EarthTalk: Were Japan to close all its nuclear plants following the recent damage and radiation leaks from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, what could its energy mix look like? Would it be able to provide all of its power in other ways? — Richard Miller, New York, NY

Elizabeth School Budget Holds Taxes Steady

ELIZABETH – Elizabeth Public Schools Superintendent Pablo Muñoz delivered a proposed school budget that does not include a tax increase at a special Board of Education meeting at the John E. Dwyer Technology Academy’s Auditorium in Elizabeth this week.

IRS Offers Tips as April 18 Filing Deadline Approaches

MOUNTAINSIDE – The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that the filing deadline for 2010 tax returns is April 18 this year, not April 15. Emancipation Day is observed April 15 in Washington, D.C. By law, the tax-filing deadline for the nation is moved to the next business day, Monday, April 18.

Writer’s Block: What In The World Is Going On?

By the time I have listened to the morning news and had a good read of the newspaper, it’s a wonder that I can venture out of the house and make my way to work. I feel how the Wicked Witch of the West must have felt when she first descended on Oz and was warned by Glenda that a house could drop on her, too.

Community Calendar

Drill Team Performance • April 1 at 7 p.m. – The Rahway High School Junior ROTC drill team, the Devil Pups, will perform their award-winning routines at the high school gym, 1012 Madison Ave. Free admission, but donations to defray the cost of attending a national drill team competition in Daytona, Fla. are appreciated.