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Governor’s Cuts Force School Districts To Slash Budgets, Staff & Services

STATE – Before Gov. Chris Christie delivered his budget message on March 16, most school districts were preparing for a worst-case scenario involving a 15 percent cut in state funding. For most school administrators, that would represent a very welcome scenario indeed.

Insurer Shares Flood Tips As Heavy Rain Slams East Coast

LINCOLN, R.I. – The East Coast is again getting hammered with torrential rains, with flood watches and warning being issued in many regions. So Amica Insurance is offering some tips for protecting yourself, your family and your property in the event of flooding.

High School Hoops Wrapup: Union County Awards

This season though, Kyrie Irving’s Celtic team was denied an opportunity to defend their NJSIAA Tournament of Champions crown and state championship after a discovery of illegal out-of-season-practices by the Celtics coach Kevin Boyle.

The Quest for Fast Weight Loss

Over the years, countless fad diets—such as the cabbage soup diet, the lemonade cleanse, and the low- carb diet—have promised a path to quick and effortless weight loss. It’s tempting to believe that you can follow a “simple” formula and drop pounds without ever breaking a sweat. But as with many other things in life, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: A friend with many minor health problems recently switched to a diet of only raw plant foods and reports feeling much better. She also insists her new eating habits are better for the environment. Does this make sense or is the strange diet making her crazy? — Phil C., Reno, NV

Union County Introduces New Program To Help Prevent Violence

UNION COUNTY—Union County will launch a pilot program called Green Dot, a new bystander intervention program designed to address issues of personal violence such as harassment and stalking, domestic violence and sexual assault.