Winter Fire Hydrant Safety Tips

When called to the scene of a fire, firefighters bring many specialized tools with them. During the winter months, they bring a rather ordinary, but very important tool to fire calls — a shovel. That’s because very often when they arrive, they find a fire hydrant is still buried in snow.

Every Drop Counts

CLARK — With blood donations especially low due to the ongoing inclement weather, the need for blood is more critical than ever. Families and friends of Valley Road School students did their part by donating blood and platelets at the school’s annual blood drive sponsored by Valley Road School PTA.

State Official Promotes Children’s Dental Health

STATE — February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services is urging parents to ensure their children are polishing up on their tooth brushing skills, and maintaining good oral hygiene in order to have a lifelong healthy smile!

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: Has the U.S., under Obama, increased or at least restored its family planning aid to developing countries that was cut when the Bush Administration first took office? — T. Healy, via e-mail