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    Vol. 4 No. 10 October 16, 2012

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    Throughout the summer,Chesters Boy Scout Troop139 has been serving itscommunity through a widearray of service projects.From yard clean up andassisting with the PeachFestival and Front PorchBluegrass Festival at thePresbyterian Church to vol-unteering at the Grow itGreen Urban Farm inMorristown, the scouts aretruly living out their scoutoath - To help other people atall times; To keep myself physically strong, mentallyawake, and morally straight.In July and August, tenscouts from Troop 139 vol-unteered to work at the Growit Green Urban Farm inMorristown. The scoutshelped the farmer weed,plant, and harvest the crops.

    It was a good feeling toknow that the produce thatwe helped to plant and har-vest was donated to foodpantries in the area, statedTroop 139 scout BrianJeffers. This was a greatopportunity for us to make adifference. We knew that wewere doing something tobenefit others and were gladto go there to help the

    farmer. It was also fun tospend the time with my scoutfriends at the farm and we

    Troop 139 Scouts volunteer at the Morristowns Urban Farm to benefit local food pantries. Pictured from left to right: Brian Jeffers, Ryan McCullough, Jack Davis, and Josh Layden

    Photo by Carolyn Layden

    Chester Boy Scout Troop 139Serves at Local Farm

    learned a lot, stated Jeffers.In addition to working on thefarm, the scouts delivered theproduce to area pantries andwere able to see the innerworkings of how the foodwas distributed and localfamilies helped.Scouts also participated in acar wash to help raise funds

    so that they can attend the2013 Boy Scout NationalScout Jamboree. Nineteen

    scouts from Troop 139 arepreparing to go to whatpromises to be a highlight of their scouting experience.Jamboree, held only onceevery four years, is wherescouts from all over thecountry will meet and partic-ipate in high adventure activ-ities such as whitewater raft-

    ing, rock wall climbing,mountain biking, zip lines,etc. Troop 139 scouts are

    excited to go to the grandopening of its newest BoyScout high adventure loca-tion, called Summit BechtelReserve, in West Virginia.Attending Jamboree is one of the ultimate scouting experi-ences that they will not likelyforget.If you or someone you know

    is interested in scouting con-tact, please visit

    The Long Valley Village Association is hosting a Jack OLantern Display and Contest at the Long Valley GreenMarket, 20 Schooleys Mountain Road, Long Valley onThursday, October 25, 2012 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.Winners announced at 6:30pm.Drop off your painted or carved pumpkin anytime between

    2:00pm -5:00pm at the Green Market. Well tag and put

    your creation on display. Costumes are welcome, there willbe prizes given for pumpkin design and costumes too.There will be specials at the market and local restaurantstoo! Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the show!For more info follow us on twitter, like us on facebook orlog on to

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    B oth at first glance and when it comesto the nuances of the two sports, fieldhockey and soccer are quite differ-ent. But there are indeed similarities, partic-ularly when comparing the field hockey andgirls soccer programs at West MorrisCentral High School this fall.

    Beyond the fact that both programs arecompeting exceedingly well this year, per-haps what the two teams mainly have incommon is the solid leadership demonstrat-ed by the captains on the respective squads.Courtney Bertos, the head coach for theWest Morris field hockey program and KenRossi, head coach for the West Morris girlssoccer program, have confidence that thecaptains who have earned their responsibil-

    ities will do the right things to help promotetheir respective teams in the proper manner.Ashlee Folkes and Ellysa Lamberti, both

    seniors, are captains for the field hockeyprogram.

    They are both exceptional leaderswhove gained the respect of their team-mates and peers, Bertos said. They arehard workers, positive young ladies andthey are able to organize, motivate and sup-port their teammates.

    They each play their positions withextreme composure and passion and they

    are willing to do what it takes for the teamto succeed. They are both starters and they

    have made extremely positive contributionsto the team on and off the field.

    Both captains have worked diligently tobetter not only themselves, but their team-mates as well.

    Folkes had played an outside midfield-er position the last couple of years and hermoving to the center midfield position is abig undertaking, Bertos said. She is ableto scan the field, redistribute the ball andplay solid offense and defense.

    Lamberti plays the sweeper position.She works well with her teammates andmakes sure everyone stays composed in thebackfield. Her attacking skills haveimproved tremendously, turning her line of defense into our first line of attack.

    Its obvious that Bertos has a great deal

    of trust in her captains and the same can besaid about Rossi with regards to the captainson the girls soccer roster Ana Doyle, JulieShields and Emily Thomas-all seniors.

    All three girls have strong character, anoutstanding work ethic and have beenexcellent contributors on the field, Rossisaid. Shields has been a varsity defenderfor three years. As a sophomore and junior,we used her to lock down the opposingteams top forward. This year, she is playingcenter-back and .625 (the team allowed lessthan a goal per game through the end of

    September).Thomas is a four-year varsity player

    A Look At West Morris Central Field Hockey/Girls Soccer and was our leading scorer. Doyle is a ver-satile player who we move from outsidedefender to central midfield. She has excel-lent technical abilities and a great knowl-edge of the game of soccer.

    The three captains have and implementthe ability to motivate the rest of the stu-dent-athletes on the roster.

    All three girls set high standards for theteam and motivate other players, Rossisaid. The attitude and effort that they bringto the field is contagious to the other play-ers.

    NOTES: The opening round of the

    NJSIAA Sectional field hockey tourna-ments begins on Wednesday, October 24.On October 30, the first round of the NJSI-AA Sectional girls soccer tournamentsbegin.Last season, the West Morris girlssoccer team won the North II Group IIISectional title before losing in the StateGroup III semifinals to eventual Statechampion Northern Highlands.The WestMorris field hockey squad advanced to theNorth II Group III Sectional semifinalsbefore losing to eventual Sectional andState champion Freehold Borough.

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    Coldwell Banker ResidentialBrokerage in Chester recently raised$1,100 for Habitat for Humanity

    through Coldwell Banker ResidentialBrokerage Cares (CBRB Cares), the philan-thropic arm of Coldwell Banker ResidentialBrokerage in New Jersey and RocklandCounty, New York.

    The sales associates and staff of Coldwell Banker in Chester raised the fundsby renting out parking spaces in the offices191 Main Street lot for short-term parkingduring the Chester Craft Fair. ColdwellBanker in Chester Branch Vice PresidentJohn Varriano, Office AdministratorBarbara Purdue and Sales Associates FredCutler, Bernadette DeBlasio, Joe Manoni,Susan Mulholland and Patricia Zellarsorganized and ran the fundraiser.

    In helping everyone have a safe andaffordable place to live, Habitat forHumanity is one of CBRB Cares corner-stone charities, said Varriano. Its a mis-sion closer to our hearts as real estateagents, and we were happy to contribute to

    a great cause.For more information, contact Coldwell

    Banker Residential Brokerage in Chester at(908) 879-4900. The office can be visitedonline at

    Coldwell Banker Residential Brokeragein New Jersey and Rockland County, NewYork, a leading residential real estate bro-kerage company, operates 58 offices withmore than 3,000 sales associates serving allcommunities from Rockland County, Monmouth County, New Jersey.Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage inNew Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. is

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    T he Long Valley Green Market's firstApple Pie contest was a huge suc-cess, we had 13 pies enter the contestand the competition was fierce.

    Judges Gregg Forbrey, Robin Gurin andSusan Coscia had a difficult, but fun jobchoosing the winners. All pies were beau-

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    W ashington Township Public Library, 37 E.Springtown Rd., Long Valley, NJ is offering aseries of genealogy classes taught by LorettaPerner, a genealogist with 30 years experience, and Susan

    Clark, reference librarian at the Library. The classes willbegin in the Librarys Meeting Room and then, starting withthe second class, move to the Computer Room for optionalhands-on practice. The lab sessions will last officially until3:30, but participants are welcome to stay longer or to cometo the Library at another time that is more convenient.

    Loretta has taught basic and Internet genealogy inFlorida at Pasco-Hernando Community College and theSpring Hill Teaching Computer Club; contributed genealo-

    gy articles for the computer club's newsletter, PCKeyboard; and authored several family history books.

    Using Ancestry Library Online -- Thursday, October 25,from 1 - 2:30 p.m.; lab until 3:30 p.m.

    Susan Clark will teach this class on using the Ancestrydatabase that is available in the library. She will take you ona tour of Ancestry, looking at the types of information itoffers, and discuss ways to search that information.

    Surnames: Has Your Ancestor Gone Missing? Thursday, November 8, from 1 - 2:30 p.m.; lab until 3:30p.m.

    Loretta Perner will discuss different methods for findingancestors who cant be found because the spelling of their

    Genealogy Series at Washington Twp. Public Library last names has been changed, either because of transcrip tionerrors and mistakes in understanding, or because thoseancestors changed their last names.

    FamilySearch and Family History Libraries -- Thursday,November 29, from 1 - 2:30 p.m.; lab until 3:30 p.m.

    Loretta Perner will discuss the free and the changes being made in its con-tent, and then talk about using the Family History Libraries.

    Great Free Genealogy Websites -- Thursday, December13, from 1 - 2:30 p.m.; lab until 3:30 p.m.

    You know about and you are probablyfamiliar with, but Loretta Perner will intro-duce you to some of the other great free genealogy websitesyou may not know are out there.

    Call the Library at 908-876-3596 or go to www.wtpl.orgto sign up for each class.

    O ktoberfest 2012, the 14th installment, sponsored bythe Chester Lions Club, was held recently at ChubbPark in Chester. The event was a resounding suc-cess by combining great family fun, community involve-ment and serious charitable fundraising.

    The food was authentic German fare includingbratwurst, smoked pork chops, and potato salad. Marvelousdesserts; plum cake, beehive cake and apple strudel toppedoff foods inhaled by the hungry crowd. A favorite of theevent was the specially brewed Oktoberfest beers availablefor a short period of time.

    Attending families enjoyed the many games and ridesoffered. The Obstacle Course was the most popular withgiggles from energetic youngster throughout the weekend.The Pony rides, the Climbing Wall, and the Sand Art werealso popular. There was something for everyone includinga wide variety of Classic Cars.

    The community was instrumental in the events success.Numerous volunteers were involved from civic-mindedindividuals to the serv ice clubs at West Morris Central HighSchool and West Morris Mendham High School. Chesters50+ Club participated as well as the very active ChesterLionesses. It was very heartening to see the enthusiasmexhibited by the volunteers. Everyone helped the Lions intheir quest to fulfill their motto We Serve.

    In previous years the proceeds from the Oktoberfesthave been donated to numerous charities includingMorristown Memorial Hospital, NJ Battered Women,Tsunami and Katrina relief as well as local organizationsuch as Fire Departments and First Aid Squads.

    Oktoberfest 2012 was one of the most successful in the

    Chester Lions Clubs history. Thanks go out to all of ourSponsors and Suppliers who helped make it possible, and tothe community for their support.

    With your support the Chester Lions Club will continueits effort to help others. For further information contact PhilSavell at 908 879 6543 or visit our website

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    when they have come together at the homeof their former coach to celebrate the 25thanniversary of their win. None of the men'slives have turned out as any of them hadhoped. The play explores the power of authority, various shades of disappointment,resentment and betrayal. The Coach thoughthe was teaching his players how to be men,yet it appears that these middle-aged menare still emotional adolescents who need theCoach to tell them how to live their lives.Questions arise as to whether or not theCoach should have been trusted to help

    build their self-confidence and give them asense of security The Coach's pep talks,which had profound impact on how theseboys grew into men, are beginning to soundhollow.

    The cast includes: Nick Leone of LongValley, Tom Murray of Chester, David C.Neal of Fanwood, Lou Savarese of Randolph, and Craig Zimmermann of Rockaway.

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    By Ejvind Boccolini

    Ayoung and impressive Chester artistis creating paintings that will docu-ment the charm and history of Chester, and display her phenomenal talentand inspiration as well.

    Megan Liggett, who grew up in Chesterand now attends art school in Baltimore,already completed four paintings of historicscenes in Chester which are on display at themunicipal building at 50 North Road. Theseimpressive paintings document the true char-acter of Chester in a beautiful way, and resi-

    dents will be proud of this inspired project.Liggett said former Chester Borough

    Mayor Dennis Verbaro introduced her to cur-rent mayor Robert Davis to develop the ideafor this project. The overall idea for the oilpaintings is to capture Chester Borough's sig-nificant buildings and places in 2012, saidDavis in a recent interview. Davis said heeventually spoke to Liggett and said hewould like her to consider this painting pro-posal.

    Now that Liggett has completed severalpaintings that are now on display, Davis

    Chester Artist Commissioned To Document Town History Through Paintingsnoted that he extremely happy with theresults. He said Chester is incredibly lucky tohave Liggett work on this project.

    Within a month of being chosen for theproject, Liggett made a list of 25 places inChester that she would like to document withher paintings, and she soon thereafter got towork on the paintings. Liggett's first work isa view of Main Street toward the PublickHouse Tavern and Inn; the second is of Memorial Park; the third is the old municipalbuilding; and the fourth is the Chester'sBlack River Playhouse.

    Liggett said the the first painting took oneweek; the second painting took two weeks,and within five weeks time, she had fourpaintings completed. And what is equallyamazing is that Liggett developed her talentsin a short amount of time - she has only beenpainting five years.

    Liggett, who grew up in Chester Towship,has been painting since she was a sophomorein high school. She thanks her teacher atWest Morris Central High School LindaPochesci, who "kicked me into gear."

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    T he Chester Lioness Club on behalf of the Chester Food Pantry will becollecting canned and non perishablefood items as well as frozen turkeys for

    needy families in the area for the upcomingThanksgiving Holiday food baskets. Localsupermarkets are presently offering dis-counted frozen turkeys to patrons whoexceed certain spending limitations.Anyone who would like to donate their freeturkey, and/or canned and non perishablefood items for distribution to those in needmay call Holly Simmenroth, at 908-879-5932. Items may be left at her home in thegarage at 10 Cora Lane, Chester, 07930.

    Patrons of the Chester Shop Rite mayrequest the check out cashier to have theirdonation be held at the store for pick up bya volunteer from the Chester Food Pantry.

    Canned boxed,non perishable items may beleft in the box marked ChesterFood Pantryin the exit area of the store . Other drop off spots for non perishable items are: WeichertRealtors, Main St, Chester; the ChesterLibrary Rt# 24/213, Chester; Starbucks inthe Chester Springs Shopping Mall , Rt 206,Chester; and Plant Detectives Rt 206 North,Chester.

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    Liggett said Pochesci does gallery showsin addition to teaching, and Liggett said shenow has been painting every year since, as aresult of the inspiration from Pochesci.

    She also cites American painter JohnSinger Sargeant (who died in 1925 and isconsidered the leading portrait painter of histime) as an inspiration. Liggett said he "cap-tured the softness of light while keepingthings in beautiful focus." She added that he

    juxtaposes the softness of things with thesharpness as well.

    With respect to choosing scenes inChester to paint, Liggett said she saw histor-ical landmarks change over the years and issurprised no one documented these changesvery much. She said she has seen it built upand destroyed, and for instance, sawLarison's and the Publick House changehands several times, and also saw MemorialPark put into place.

    She said it is, "amazing that no one reallyrecorded this."

    Someone has to record these things," sheadded, noting that the project is stretchedover a three-year period, "So, I'm excited."

    To inquire about commissioned artwork,Liggett can be contacted [email protected]

    Davis said Liggett is doing the paintingsat cost, and Liggett said she is happy to do

    this work for Chester. She is also glad to haveher artwork commissioned for display. She

    said this is the first step toward becoming aprofessional artist and noted that she is "veryhonored" and also "very excited" about theproject. This step is quite an achievement,and Liggett has reached it at a young age.

    Liggett, who went through the Chesterschool system from elementary schoolthrough high school, currently is a junior atthe Maryland Institute College of Art inBaltimore, Md. After she earns her bache-lor's degree, she may also pursue a master'sdegree in fine arts, she said, adding that shewould like to be at the point where she com-missions all of her paintings by the time shecompletes college. Liggett is, of course, off to a great start toward making that happen.

    Liggett also has a clear vision of what herpath as an artist will be like. She may com-mission her paintings to other towns, and, of

    course, sell her work to individuals that wishto collect her paintings. Liggett also will sim-ply promote herself in an effort to be knownby word of mouth. Her impressive artworkwill help make this task quite easy.

    She also said she will likely teach paintingout of her home and noted that having galleryshows of her work, for instance, "doesn'treally appeal to me."

    When asked if she has advice for otheryoung artists - perhaps ones that are juststarting out - she said the goal should be to

    just "perservere" - "whatever challenge you

    face, meet it head on," she said. Also, shesaid, "follow the drawing or painting style

    Chester Artist...most comfortable."

    She also said, for example, that kids atthe middle school level should not expect tobe perfect "on the first go." Liggett, 20, saidshe is still learning, so younger paintersshould simply "perservere and get it done."With this outlook, Liggett has certainlyearned impressive recognition for her art-work thus far.

    Though she has only been painting fiveyears, Liggett said she wanted to become apainter since first grade. When she got tohigh school, she became especially interestedin pursuing that goal.

    Now, Liggett calls painting a challenge

    - a challenge to acheive great detail and truecolor. Liggett also said she enjoys depictingshadows and the colors within shadows, andforming images while capturing three-dimensional aspects.

    Painting " has always been an interest-ing challenge," she said, adding that you can"take yourself to another dimension" withpainting. It is an opportunity to "create myown world" and "manipulate and control"that world, Liggett said.

    And with the recognition she hasreceived so far for her talent, Liggett has avery promising future.

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    Front Row Lt to Rt : Delaney & Roisin Y., Ryan & Jude H., Gianna & Gabriella B., Second Row

    Lt to Rt: Luciano & Mateo F., Robert & Riley C., Peter & Demitri D. Teachers: Lt to Rt. LisaGrabowski, Mary Jacobs, Caitlin Gargiulo

    St. Michaels School is Seeing Double

    Seeing double? That is the case at St.Michael Catholic School in Netcong, New Jersey, where there are six setsof twins in this years kindergarten classes!Each class has two sets of twins whichhelps make the classrooms twice as nice!

    Mrs. Mary Jacobs, Miss Caitlin Gargiuloand Miss Lisa Grabowski, the three kinder-garten teachers, have all observed the spe-cial bond the twins have. They are bestfriends and are very supportive of eachother all three teachers commented.They seem to bring out the best in eachother through a healthy, competitivenature, states Miss Grabowski. And, theyare very protective of one another.

    Miss Gargiulo acknowledges that it isdifficult to tell them apart. She has tried todecipher a freckle or two that is different onone twin to help distinguish who they are.She feels, The other children in the classaccept their classmates as individuals andhave an easier time at identifying who theyare!

    Mrs. Jacobs has noticed how different

    the twins personalities are. Even the iden-tical twins in my class have different per-sonalities, she explains. The differencein their mannerisms is what really helpstheir classmates tell them apart.

    All three teachers separate the twins dur-ing activities to encourage their independ-ence and ensure they have the opportunityto teach each twin as an individual. It isinteresting to learn how much twins have incommon, whether together or apart.

    Mr. Ernest Jackson, principal of St.Michael School, said the decision to keepthe six sets of twins together was based onmaking the transition to school easier forthe children and their families. It makesfor a consistent learning environment forthe children and their parents, he notes.We are blessed at St. Michael School tohave the opportunity to help these young-sters transition into a new chapter of theirlives.

    Jackson added, I am sure it is going tobe an adventurous year! You know whatthey say, Double the fun!

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    By Elsie Walker

    It is not surprising that Halloween is one of CarlottaHoltons favorite holidays. The author of several horrorbooks, she was dubbed, The Queen of Superstitionsafter the release of her book, Touching the Dead. Now theChester author is working on a second volume, Touchingthe Dead.Again (due out in 2013). Its a series of shortstories based on superstitions discovered through theauthors travels to Portugal, Italy, England, Scotland,Belize, and throughout the United States.

    Recently, Holton took some time to share a few supersti-tions, what shes been doing lately, and some of her f avoriteghost stories.

    I have always been fascinated by the psychologicalcontrol that superstitions have over many of us. And themore we believe in them, the longer the superstition last s, inmany cases in perpetuity. As Ive been researching quotesfor the new book, Ive been reminded that its [not] only theaverage man or woman who buys into superstitions. Eventhe famous authors, politicians, musicians, actors, andeven royalty, have been slaves to superstition, she said.

    One superstition she shared is said to help people deter-mine the course of their love lives and livelihood.and allit takes are some mashed potatoes and a few simple objects.

    An amusing superstition involves mashed potatoes as amethod of divining who will be the first in the family to getmarried. A ring, a coin, a button, a heart-shaped charm, ashell and a key must be buried in the cooked potatoes. Allthe lights must be turned out and, using a spoon, each guesttries to find the hidden ring. The one who finds the ring willmarry first; the coin signifies a wealthy marriage. The but-ton signifies spinsterhood or bachelorhood; the heart pas-

    sionate love, the shell indicates long journeys and the key,great success and power, said Holton.

    Another superstition offers one way to avoid getting badheadaches. It just takes being vigilant with hair care.

    There is an unusual superstition about cutting hair.When your hair is cut be sure that it is collected andwrapped into a bag, tin foil or baggie. Any hair swept out-doors may be picked up by the birds. They will use it,because of the strength of the fiber, to build a nest. As theyare pecking to create the nest, so too will you have severepounding headaches all of your life! the author shared.

    Holton is busy writing and speaking. Her award win-ning works include not only Touching The Dead, but SalemPact, Vampire Resurrection, and her last work, DeadlyInnocence. The latter showed that Halloween is definitelyHoltons day as the work won honorable mention at the2011 Halloween Book Festival, in Hollywood, California.The writer has been busy promoting that book. This pastsummer, she spoke at book clubs in Charleston, SouthCarolina and just finished a book tour up in Providence,Rhode Island where the novel is situated.

    Upcoming, Holton will be at some local events. OnOctober 16th, shell be at the Bound Brook Library, speak-ing on East Coast Ghosts. Shell also be speaking on thetopic on October

    23rd on WMBS-CBS, Uniontown, Pennsylvania radio.On October 27th, shell don zombie dress and make-up asshe dances with a group in the Thriller marathon at theRandolph YMCA to compete for the most people doing itat the same time around the world for the Guinness Book of World Records. Then, on November 27rd, shes at theChester 50 Plus club speaking on yuletide superstitions.

    In her East Coast Ghost talks, Holton will be sharing oneof her favorite ghost stories, that of the spirit of Giles Corey,who allegedly haunts the area outside of the Henry Street

    Chester author Carlotta Holton is known as the Queen of Superstitions.

    Chester Author Embraces Halloween

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    Cemetery, in Salem, Massachusetts.One of the victims of the 1692 witch-

    craft executions, the 82 year old landown-ers wife, was accused and hung a as witch.

    Worried about losing his property for hisancestors, he refused to plead guilty andwas pressed to death with huge slabs of stone over a three day period. Right beforehe died, he placed a curse on Sheriff Corwinand the village of Salem. Since then, all of the sheriffs have died in office of a heart orblood condition. And every now and then,people see the ghost of Giles wandering.What follows is a great tragedy, like thegreat hurricane of 1888, the fire in 1914 andthe tragic death of others. Many of thehaunting tours capture his orb while others

    have actually seen his ghostly apparition,Holton said.

    For those who might be interested in his-toric ghost stories closer to home, Holtonshared this one about Ringwood, NewJersey:

    The trifecta of ghost stories involvesthree ghosts who reportedly hauntRingwood Manor. Built in the 1700s, theoriginal house was a collection of smallerbuildings patched to create the manor. Thecurrent Manor House was built in 1807.General Erskine, who ran the Iron Works,was the resident of Ringwood Manor. He

    was a geographer and surveyor for GeneralGeorge Washington during theRevolutionary War. Erskine died of pneu-monia during the war and was buried at themanor. Part of the property overlooks a

    small pond with lovely grounds surround-ing it. Visitors enjoy the bucolic atmosphereduring the day, but its a different story atnight when the ghosts allegedly walk.Spirits have been reported at three differentplaces. The ghost of a housemaid who wasbeaten to death in a small second floor bed-room has been observed wandering thegreat halls. People have heard footsteps andsoft crying. The bedroom door is ajar andthe bed, rumpled. Behind the pond visitorswill find an unmarked grave with theremains of French soldiers who fought with

    Rochambeau during the Revolutionary War.After dark, they walk along the shore andyou can hear voices speaking French.Finally, the spirit of General Erskine can beseen sitting on his grave behind the pond.

    It is clear from the stories she shares, andthe passion with which she shares them, thatHolton loves Halloween.

    There is a mystery and magical pres-ence to the day. It presents the opportunityto try on a new persona much like writingfiction. You can create characters that youmight want to be or might want to know andtake them anywhere, she said.

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    Chester Author...

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    W ouldnt it be great to get all yourshopping done in one stop! Youcan at the 5th annual ChesterPTO Holiday Boutique which will takeplace on Monday Nov 5, 2012 from 2-8pm.The event will be in the Dickerson SchoolCafeteria, located off of Rt 24 in ChesterNJ.

    The Holiday Boutique will coincide withParent/Teacher conferences, which givesparents the opportunity to shop at the eventbefore or after conferences. Come shopbooths from local stores and vendors. Wehave a great variety of products for, men,women, boys and girls. Heres just a few of them; American Girl Doll Clothing, Thirty-

    One Personalized Totes and gifts,Tupperware, Rocky Mountain ChocolateFactory, 5 Diva Girls, Silpada, Pashminas,Wood Working Designs, Gold CanyonCandles, and much more!!

    Stop in and get that unique gift for thatspecial someone. Its a great night of shop-ping and fun.

    Please come and support our localschools. The funds raised from this eventwill go towards the Chester PTO. So pleasemake time to stop in, you wont be disap-pointed. For more information or if youwould like to participate in the event pleasecontact, Karen Webber [email protected]

    Chester PTO Holiday Boutique

    W est Morris Central High SchoolTheater proudly presents MySister Eileen! Thursday, Nov.15, Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17,all beginning at 7:30 p.m.

    This 1950's show has a fun storyline thatis still pertinent in the world today. Twonaive sisters; one an aspiring reporter, the

    other with dreams of becoming an actress;move from Ohio to New York City. Thishumorous show, similar to several of today's sitcoms, experiences the many trialsand tribulations two young women canencounter in the big city.

    Tickets are available at the door for $5each.

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    Top Row: Jimmy Cicchino, Kevin Branco, Caitlin Gilby, Zach Halko, Kevin Wehrhahn, Isabella Beatrice, Hannah Schroeder, Alex Evans, Peter Marley, Allan McSharry. Bottom Row: Haley Witko, Ellie Baker, Marlena Paz, Libby Kallins , Scott Marinich, Lauren Layfield, Alexis T homas, Scott Schumaker, Liam McLoughlin, and student director, Allie Dean. O n Oct. 19th, from 7;00 to 9:00pmMe to You Consignment Show,located at 122 Main Street,

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    She has been featured in TIME magazineand on The Early Show on CBS. Globallyrenowned for sharing heartfelt messagesfrom the Other Side, Concetta delivers liveshows to standing-room-only crowds whereher natural wit and compassionate energeyentertains and provides comfort to every lifeshe touches.

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    C hester First Aid Squad (CFAS) wasexcited to take delivery of a newstate-of-the-art ambulance beforethe start of Labor Day weekend. The new

    ambulance was unofficially inaugurated atMendham Boroughs Labor Day Parade,where it was proudly driven and displayedby CFAS members.

    The new ambulance is a 2010 Ford E-450 chassis, and was custom made forCFAS by PL Custom, a family-owned busi-ness in Manasquan, New Jersey.

    The ambulances custom design wasspecified by CFAS, based on the squadsneeds and requirements, and provides opti-mal functionality, ease of use and the latesttechnology available, including: a multiplexelectrical system, known as an intelligentelectrical system, which controls all elec-trical features in the ambulance such as suc-tion, interior and emergency lighting andoxygen. The ambulance features a StrykerPower-Pro XT battery powered hydraulicstretcher which minimizes injury to mem-bers, and was also retrofitted for the capa-bility to become a bariatric-capable trans-port ambulance.

    The new ambulance replaces an older1998 model which was converted tobecome the Squads Support Unit, used forfirefighter support and rehabilitation, as

    well as transporting tools and specialtyequipment for machinery accidents, searchand rescues and mass casualty incidents.

    The cost of the new ambulance was

    approximately $180,000 and was jointlyfunded by both Chester Township andChester Borough.

    CFAS Chief David Fretwell commented:"We are extremely excited to take deliveryof our new ambulance, which provides ourEMTs and drivers with the best equipmentavailable today so that we may better serveour patients in their time of need.

    Chester Borough Mayor Bob Davis stat-ed: "I continue to regard the sharing of serv-ices with Chester Township a high priorityfor the benefit of all Chester residents. Thepurchase of this new ambulance representsa beneficial and long term investment inupgraded equipment for our community. Ioffer my continuing appreciation to thesquad for their outstanding service toChester."

    Chester Township Mayor Bill Coggercommented: After getting a tour of thenew ambulance, I was very impressed bythe sophisticated design and functionality of the vehicle which will no doubt serve ourcommunity well for years to come. I wishto offer my gratitude and appreciation to themembers of the Chester First Aid Squad for

    Chester First Aid Squad Adds New State-of-the Art Ambulance to Its Fleet

    their dedication and service to the commu-nity."

    To give the community an opportunity toview the new ambulance as well as theentire fleet of ambulances, an Open Houseis planned at CFAS Headquarters, 100North Road, on Saturday October 13, 3:00 6:00 p.m. Activities and free refreshmentsare planned.

    To learn more about the Chester FirstAid Squad, inquire about becoming a mem-ber, or make a donation, or call the CFASOffice at : (908) 879-5560. CFAS is a501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Alldonations are tax deductible to the extentallowed by law and are greatly appreciated.

    Pictured are: Chester Township Mayor Bill Cogger and Chester Borough Mayor Bob Davis

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    Deborah Waddell,Dipl. Ac., C.A.

    Valley Professional Center, 59 East Mill Road (Rt. 24),Suite 2-201-A, Long Valley, New Jersey, 07853 (908) 876-3643

    Treating: Mental and Emotional Issues Musculo-skeletal and Neurological

    Upper Respiratory Tract Gastrointestinal Disorders Reproductive System


    Deborah Torrance,Dipl. Ac., C.A.

    Insomnia is a condition characterized by difficultyfalling or staying asleep. Symptoms of insomniainclude sleeping for short periods of time, feeling tiredupon waking up and/or waking very early with an inabilityto fall back to sleep. Insomnia can be chronic (symptomslasting 3 or more nights each week for more than a month),or acute (short-term symptoms). Commonly, insomnia isthe symptom of a larger health issue, which is also referredto as secondary insomnia; however, it can be its own condi-tion aka primary insomnia.

    Proper rest is paramount to good health, and sleepless-ness is a sign of imbalance according to TCM. If your sleepis habitually disturbed it can be very damaging to the vitalenergy (aka Qi) of the body and immune system. If this isthe case with you, it is important to seek out anAcupuncturist so that you can work together to determinethe cause of the imbalance and treat it appropriately. Withmore rest your energy and focus improve, the immune sys-

    tem and your bodys ability to handle stress are strength-ened and your nagging health conditions resolve more eas-ily.

    Many different patterns of imbalance can hinder theprocess of sleep. Sleep can be disrupted by pain, hormonalimbalances; digestive or even cardiovascular disorders,anxiety and depression, and many medications have theside effect of insomnia. In addition to TCM andAcupuncture, we often recommend to our patients to avoidstimulating food and drink including spicy foods, heavy

    meats, rich sauces, alcohol and caffeine in the evening.Stressful mental work should be avoided if possible in theevening and vigorous exercise should be done in the morn-ing. Learning meditation and yoga exercises can also helpthe body prepare for sleep as well as drinking chamomiletea.

    The following are some of the TCM diagnostic patternsrelated to insomnia that provides the basis to treat the rootcause of insomnia, not the Band-Aid like sleeping pills withall their side effects. The patterns listed below are com-monly involved with these western medicalcondition/symptoms known as insomnia. Properly applied,TCM (including acupuncture and herbal formulas) treatspatterns not individual symptoms which may better accountfor the range of symptoms often experienced by individu-als. Pattern diagnosis/treatment is a crucial part of usingTCM for disease prevention instead of focusing on solelysymptomatic treatments as is much more common inWestern medicine.

    The Most Common TCM Diagnostic Patterns of Insomnia are as follows, however there are many more:

    1. Heart Fire can manifest as palpitations, thirst, mouthand tongue sores, mental restlessness, a feeling of agitation,insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep, a feeling of heat, red face,

    and bitter taste in the month.2. Liver Fire can manifest with irritability, propensity

    to outbursts of anger, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), temporalheadaches bitter taste, dream-disturbed sleep, constipation,and insomnia.

    3. Heart Qi and Heart Yin Deficiency can manifestwith palpitations, anxiety, tendency to be easily startles,slight breathlessness, tiredness, insomnia, mental restless-ness, uneasiness, sweating on exertion, dry mouth, nightsweating.

    4. Kidney Yin Deficiency can manifest with dizziness,tinnitus, vertigo, poor memory, hard of hearing, dry mouthand throat at night, a feeling of heat in the evening, reddishcheeks (malar flush), menopausal hot flushes, lower back-ache, ache in the bones, constipation, infertility, dark urine,tiredness, depression, anxiety, insomnia and excessive men-

    Natural and Alternative Insomnia Treatment OptionsUtilizing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture

    strual bleeding.5. Spleen Qi and Heart Blood Deficiency can manifest

    with palpitations, dizziness, insomnia, dream-disturbedsleep, dull pale complexion, tiredness, weak muscles, loosestools, poor appetite, and scanty periods.

    Acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas are used for abroad range of psychological conditions including anxiety,depression and insomnia. All of these are commonly treat-ed with acupuncture and/or Chinese formulas withinChinese medicine clinics worldwide. Insomnia is a verycommon reason for visiting an acupuncturist, often to lookfor alternatives to western medications as sleep aids.Researches from Chiayi Branch of Taichung VeteransHospital in Taiwan recently conducted a study comparingacupuncture to Ambien for primary insomnia.

    To evaluate the effectiveness of these methods,researchers divided 33 patients with primary insomnia intoa western medicine treatment group (ambient) and an

    acupuncture group. They used the Pittsburg Sleep QualityIndex (PSQI) to evaluate the patients before and after the 4week intervention. Those in the Western group received10mg of Ambien nightly and those in the acupuncture groupreceived one weekly session for the study duration (4weeks).

    Researchers found that both groups improved signifi-cantly in sleep measure. The study didnt account for sideeffects nor did it account for how long people would needthe intervention. Clinical outcomes alluded to the facts that

    over time acupuncture would provide quality sleep withoutfurther interventions whereas Ambien would need to betaken for an undetermined amount of time so long as symp-toms remain. Further studies would have to be done over alonger period of time to evaluate the clinical success we seeat Skylands Acupuncture.

    In our fast paced society sleep can be taken for granted,and many of us develop unhealthy patterns of sleep early inlife, but lack of proper sleep does eventually take its toll.Thos of you with chronic sleep disturbance know too wellwhat you are missing. If you feel that you are not gettingthe rest you should, take steps to change it now, by callingSkylands Acupuncture. You will be truly grateful for thebenefits you receive.

    Deborah Waddell completed her Master s leveldegree from the Eastern School of Acupuncture in Mont-clair, NJ. She received her Acupuncture Certification

    from the New Jersey Board of of Medical Examiners(C.A.) and from the National Commission for theCertification of Acupuncturists (Dipl. Ac.). Deborah alsohas a degree in Biology and Chemistry with summa cum

    laude Honors from Felician College.

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    by Michele Guttenberger

    In December of 1877, Thomas Edison invented the firstphonograph at his lab in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Heinstantly saw the business possibilities of his invention

    that he immediately formed the Edison SpeakingPhonograph Company to further protect his new industry.However, his infant phonograph industry would take alower priority for a decade while he focused efforts on hisincandescent light bulb and the electrical power stations topower them. When he did submerge himself in the phono-graph player industry in 1887, he took expansive controlover this industry from the manufacturing of the phono-graph (music player device that used a needle/stylus) andthe format (analog recordings on a wax cylinders or his ownpatented plastic material called "Blue Amberol). He notonly had a say in the production and technology of this

    emerging industry, but he also had control of the artists thatrecorded on his medium. Thomas Edison was not only awizard of invention, he also became a music recordingmogul with his own namesake record label, recording stu-dio and recording artists who made the trek to West OrangeNJ or Manhattan to have their voice and instrumentalsrecorded and played on his music players the phonograph.This made Thomas Edison the judge of someones musicaltalent and he determined if they were worthy of his recordlabel. The current popularity of the performers music didnot sway Edisons judgment. In Edisons words to promotean artist based on celebrity constituted "fakery in music".

    Unfortunately, it was Edison a deaf and musicallyuntrained person that made the final judgments on record-

    ing artists. This would be a detrimental company businesspolicy and one of the reasons Edison started to lose marketshare in the early 1900s to his rival the Victor TalkingMachine Company. Victors Eldridge Johnson gave asmuch thought to marketing strategies as he did to manufac-turing. Johnson realized celebrity recordings helped pro-mote record sales. He knew famous singers could capturethe consumer into purchasing Victor Phonographs for theirhousehold simply because they wanted to hear their celebri-tys voice right in their own homes.

    Edisons should have realized fanfare as a powerful mar-keting driver for the phonograph industry. Edison was a bigfan of John Philip Sousa and his marching band music.Sousa refused to have his musical talents recorded byEdisons company. This refusal turned Edison into one of the first people to bootleg music. In 1902 Edison slipped

    one of his wax cylinder recorders to a parade and nabbed arecording of John Philip Sousas band as they passed by.Edison was a huge fan of Sousa and now his new wondrousinvention gave him the opportunity to relive this covetedperformance in the comfort of his own home. IronicallyEdison did not care that this particular outdoor recordingdid not have the perfect sound quality he demanded fromhis studios. Edison said Great music and art are earthlywonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings arehideous. Too many great blues numbers and jazz tuneswere dismissed as cubist noise by Edison only to becomepart of the Victor Talking Machine Companys top hit col-lection. By 1909 Victor surpassed Edison's in phonographsales. In 1916 sales of Victor phonographs reached a total

    Thomas Edison Judged Music Sound Quality Including The Voice of Popular Music Artists

    three times higher than Edison's.Not all of Edisons music selections were forgettable

    choices. His favorite song was I'll Take You Home Again,Kathleen a popular song written by Thomas P. Westendorf in 1875. This was also a popular song with Elvis Presleytoo who recorded his rendition of it in May 1971.

    You can still see Edison records and phonographs today.Please visit The Thomas Alva Edison Museum- NPS OpenWednesday through Sunday. Hours are 9:00am - 5:00pmFee is $7.00 - 211 Main Street West Orange, NJ 07052Visit website for more details

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    tucked away in the Kenvil Plaza, rightnext to the intersection of Rte. 46 &Hillside Avenue. It is easily spottedfrom Rte. 46, thanks to its cheerful redand yellow sign. For those customerswho like to go out and sit for a bitwhile eating their food, a restaurantarea is sectioned off for dining, deco-rated in very authentic Chinese style.In addition to dining in, the restaurantof course offers take out and if the cus-tomers live locally, a free of charge

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    order $10).Besides well-known dishes like

    General Tsao's and Sweet and SourChicken, the menu presents a wideselection of Chinese dishes that meetthe taste of both Asian and non-Asiancustomers. One of the best is Beef and

    Shrimp with the luscious wide ricenoodles (beef/shrimp chow fun). "Wetake pride in cooking every meal usingthe freshest ingredients only" explainsMr. Weng. The staff only use 100%vegetable oil and abstain from usingany MSG. The portions are very gen-erous, the prices very affordable.Lunch specials price just over $5.00and really beckon to be tried out!Service is very efficient. Should younevertheless need to wait a few min-

    utes for your order, make sure to have

    a good look at the large picture of Westlake, one of the most romanticand poetic spots in China, or why notsay hello to the handsome Beta fish onthe counter!

    Thanks to the warm-heartedness of Mr. Weng and h is crew, China King is

    more than just a Chinese Restaurant.To me--who in the past lived in Chinafor a number of years --- it has becomea little friendly Chinese oasis in themiddle of New Jersey's northwest sub-urbs. China King Restaurant, 760 Rte.46, Kenvil Plaza, Kenvil, NJ 07847.Phone: 973-252-9099. Open 7days/week. ONLINE ORDERINGNOW AVAILABLE:

    China King Restaurant - A Little Chinese Oasis in Kenvil

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    New Jerseys Ghost Huntersby Elsie Walker

    For most of us, ghosts are somethingwe only think of at Halloween. Eventhen, our images of ghosts may be of hovering white sheets and our experienceswith paranormal activity might be limited tothings weve seen in movies. However, forLaura (Laura) Hladik and Dina Chirrco,ghost hunting, investigating the paranormalis a year- round fascination which has yield-ed some real life experiences.

    Hladik, also known as Ghost Chick, isthe founder of the New Jersey GhostHunters Society. Chirrco is the TeamLeader for the North Jersey Division thatmeets in Hackettstown. In total, the societyhas 785 members with approximately 55%of the membership coming from NorthJersey

    Ive had a fascination with ghosts andthe paranormal since childhood. I starteddoing investigations in 1993, and in 1998after attending the IGHS [InternationalGhost Hunters Society]Ghost Conferencein Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, I founded theNJGHS, said Hladik.

    She shared that the [NJGHS]societysmission is:

    To search out definitive proof of life

    beyond the grave. To provide paranormal

    investigations to those who request them,free of charge. To train those individuals,who so desire and become members of theNJGHS, in the protocols of professional,ethical and scientific paranormal investigat-ing.

    Chirrco has been with the society sinceits early days, I have always been interest-ed in ghosts and the paranormal since I wasa child. In my teenage years, I began tohave experiences and in 1998, joined theNJGHS to explore my interest and curiosityfurther with other people.

    When asked about ghost stories, bothHladik and Chirrco had some local ones toshare.

    I've had a few encounters right in Union

    Cemetery in Hackettstown. One time, Iheard someone running on the pavementcoming toward me, but I couldn't see any-one. I also saw what is called a shadow per-son moving around. I don't get scared, justcurious and intrigued to find out more,Chirrco said

    Hladik has also had a memorableHackettstown encounter which she sharedwith News 12.

    It was great getting to investigate theformer Charlie Browns restaurant in

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    Hackettstown with News12 NJs Syma Chowdry in2008. She actually experi-

    NJGHS Gals - Chirrco, Hladik and another member at a past ghost conference in CapeCod, Massachusetts.

    New Jerseys Ghost Hunters...

    continued from page 14 enced a discarnate voicetalking about her theHalloween day we weredoing the segment there onlive TV, Hladik said .

    In addition to investiga-tions, Hladik gives presen-tations at state librariesabout ghost-related topics.

    While investigating theparanormal is something theNJGHS does year round,this time of year make oth-ers more curious of certainthings theyve heard orseen.

    There is always a spikein traffic to the NJGHS website [] during thisseason, and some inquiriesdo warrant dispatching ateam to investigate, saidHladik.

    Speaking of investiga-tions, the NJGHS offerstraining to members.

    For the LifetimeMember, the training of twocemetery hunts of tagging

    along with the Team Leadermust be completed in orderto be considered for a pri-vate investigative team.This training includesequipment review andhands-on practice in thecemeteries that wevereceived clearance for aheadof time to investigate in.Higher-end training is theCertification program that isconducted at Eastern StatePenitentiary in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania. In fact, wehave a couple more spotsfor the training and certifi-cation to take place there inMarch 2013, said Hladik.

    Details and registrationare available at

    Interestingly enough, thesociety does not sponsor orhost any Halloween events.However, when yours is asociety that investigates theparanormal, every day isHalloween.

    R oxbury Fire Co. # 2 presents their3rd Annual Haunted Beach (HeId atthe Shore Hills Beach, Mt.Arlington, Landing.) on October 19th &20th and October 26th & 27th, Adults, over

    10 years old from 8:30pm to 11:00pm(weather permitting). Childrens Hour 7:00to 8:00pm for kids 5 to 10 years old. $7.00admission at door. Advance tickets can bepurchased also for $7.00 at The Landing

    Market or contact Michael Mangano 973-398-7267. Sponsored by the Shore HillsCountry Club. All benefits go to RoxburyFirehouse Company #2.

    For groups of 10 or more, reservations

    are encouraged 973-398-7267.Like to scare people? Want to volunteer

    to help with the Haunt? Contact MichaelMangan 973-398-7267, community servicehours are available.

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    Please Note: The views and opinions of these columns does not reflect the view and opinions of MJ Media LLC. Contact the individual writers with your feedback.

    By Thomas Lotito

    It's official. Voting Democrat is a dangerto America. How can anyone vote toreelect Barack Obama when he isunwilling to defend America when attackedoverseas? The U.S. was attacked on 9-11-2012 at our embassy in Cairo Egypt and atour consulate in Benghazi Libya, where ourAmbassador, Chris Stevens and three navyseals were tragically murdered. The attackscame from al Qaeda in retaliation for thedeath of their number two man, a Libyan cit-izen, Abu Yahya al-Libi.

    President Barack Obama then lied to theAmerican public, with the aid of the newsmedia, blaming the attacks on a CopticChristian film maker, who produced a thir-teen minute Monte Python style video, thatmocked Islam and the prophet Mohammed.The video had only 300 hits at the time of the attack. In actuality, the Obama adminis-tration's politicizing the poorly made videocaused it go viral. In the days that followed;

    Obama remained on the campaign trail andignored the attack on our consulate inBenghazi and referred to the heinous murderof Ambassador Stevens as a "bump in theroad."

    Exacerbating the situation, Obama thenclaimed he was too busy to meet withIsrael's prime minister B.B. Netenyahu, ouronly ally in the region, because he had toattend a Las Vegas fundraiser and make anappearance on the David Letterman show.To make matters worse; Obama didn't knowhow much the federal debt was when askedby Letterman. Mitt Romney spoke out onthe attack in Cairo Egypt accusing theadministration of a severe miscalculationand calling its handling of the matter anapology. Romney then came under fire byDemocrats for criticizing Obama and waspilloried in the news media.

    Clint Eastwood was right when he por-trayed Obama as an empty chair. Obama,

    Election 2012

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    By Harlin Parker

    W ithout doubt, concerns about thenational economy are the biggestdriving force in this presidentialelection. The truth is that state by state theeconomy is inching along, getting better,albeit at an excruciatingly slow pace. Andmost people feel that. The slow pace is to

    be expected, alas, given the nature of theGreat Recession. Remember, this was noordinary business cycle recession. This wasa recession caused by the financial markets,the unregulated financial markets (thanks,primarily, to the Republicans). Couple thatwith how technological changes over thepast 30 years have impacted labor markets,add in the outrageous failure of Republicansin Congress to do anything to help stimulateour economy, and the sad state of employ-ment is no surprise.

    Given all of this, especially the unfor-giveable intransigence of Republicans in

    Congress who have put partisanship overthe national interest, it is still the case thatthe economy continues to improve. Homevalues have stabilized and in many marketspeople are seeing the values of their homesgoing up, not down. Retirement accountshave bounced way back. We know we havea long way to go but were going in the rightdirection. Would Governor Romney makethings better? No. Plain and simply, no.

    One of the many problems withGovernor Romney is that his position on

    just about anything changes with the dayand with the audience hes talking to. Sonobody can take anything he says too seri-ously. Kudos to him, though, for a bravuradebate performance in the first debate withPresident Obama. But that performancedoesnt trump his prevarications or shiftingpositions.

    Just today I heard Governor Romney

    Not Just The Economy, Stupid!

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    not protected by the media in thedebate, proved to be an empty suit/chairwhen he got the shellacking of his polit-ical career at the hands of former Mass.Gov. Mitt Romney, who is now surging

    in the polls. Hands down, Romney wonthe first debate. Ironically, even leftwing media pundits admit Obama wasbeaten in the debate.

    In the race for Senate, RepublicanNJ State senator Joe Kyrillos of Monmouth County is challengingincumbent Democrat RobertMenendez. Menedez with his entitle-ment message and support of BarackObama is leading Kyrillos in the pollsby more than 12 points.

    In the race for congress in the 7thDistrict N.J., Democratic candidateUpendra Chivukula is challengingincumbent Leonard Lance. Upendrawith his pro-abortion, entitlementspending party line message is notexpected to win in this newly formedconservative district. Lance won in2010 with 60% of the vote and isexpected to retain his seat, despite thewishful thinking on the part of Democrats that the set has become

    competitive.In the race for Freeholder, after aclose primary election in 2011. Andtwo court battles and two county com-mittee elections, William "Hank" Lyonwon the seat formerly held by MargretNordstrom and is currently serving asfreeholder. However, the roller coasterride is not over for Mr. Lyon. Accordingto judges orders, Hank is running forthe remainder of his term ( 2 years )against Democratic Challenger,

    Truscha Quatrone again.Quatrone, who faced MargaretNordstrom in the general election in2011 was outraged by the decision togive the freeholder seat to Lyon, tried tomake the case to the county clerk theseat should have gone to her, but wasdenied. So, Quatrone has decided to runagain. Quatrone, missing the filingdeadline, was put on the ballot by writein votes in the primary. Quatrone, wholikes to insult the voters of MorrisCounty over ideological differences,was quoted in the papers during the pri-mary as referring to Republicans as"teabaggers."

    Miss Quatrone was defeated in 2011by a two to one margin and the race isexpected to have a similar outcome thisyear.

    In the other three seats forFreeholder, Republicans John Cesaro,David Scapicchio and formerWashington Twp Mayor. John Krickusare being challenged by Democrats,

    Toshiba Foster. Wasim Khan, JoySingh. Running as an independent isMaureen Castriotta.

    Bill Roehrich, and Ken Short arerunning unopposed for TownshipCommittee. Curiously, Washington

    Twp. Democrats, totally demoralizedand disorganized, have NOT put up acandidate for Twp. Committee in anincumbent Democratic presidentialelection year.

    There's more. School board elec-tions are now held in the general elec-tion in November. Both West MorrisRegional HS and Washington Twp.'s K-8 BOE's voted to exclude the publicfrom voting down future budgets, pro-vided that those budgets stay within a

    2% cap. In a nut shell, you've been cutout of the process. You can no longervote for either school's budget. A highfive goes to WT K-8 BOE memberChance Healy, who voted againstexcluding the public from the vote.

    Running unopposed for WMCHSBOE from Long Valley is, John Meyer,Joseph Galayda and Tom Ricchar.Eariler this year, the NJ Dept Of Education mandated that one WMRHSBOE seat be given to the Chesters.

    Ironically, after all of the shouting inthe papers that the Mendhams and theChesters are subsidizing WashingtonTwp. schools, no one has filed for theopen seat. Which would throw the bal-ance of power on the Regional HS BOEto Mendham and Chester.

    Also running unopposed for WT K-8 BOE is Kristine Gallagher and PerryKwok, and no petition was filed for athird open seat.

    Meanwhile, Mackey Penderast, the

    new superintendent of West MorrisRegional HS, has appointed 4 new dis-trict supervisors at $120,000 dollarsapiece. Also approved by the WestMorris Regional BOE, was the rehiringof retired former assistant principal GilMocatello, to a consultant position at$500 per day. And former retired WestMorris regional BOE president JohnNotte was reinstated as a facilities mon-itor at $35 hr. Controversy ensued withMr. Notte's reinstatement because his

    position was not advertised at a lowerwage to the general public. Likewise,the Washington Twp K-8 BOE hasrehired, retired Dean of students Mr.Kenny, to the assistant superintendentposition at $400 dollars per day.

    Send the BOE candidates a message,don't pull the lever for them, they'regoing to win by default anyway. Letthem know you're unhappy with beingcut out of the budget vote.

    Agree? Disagree? You can reach [email protected] thomaslotito

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    caught on tape years ago when he was the(one term) Governor of Massachusetts decryingthe operation of a coal fired power plant andhow that plant was killing people (his words)as he railed against the pollution it caused. Butthat was then. Today hes talking up cleanburning coal. Perhaps this is one of the cruelest

    jokes being told by right wingers when it comesto energy. Folks, there is no clean burning coal.Coal burns dirty. Very dirty. Research is ongo-ing on methods to burn coal in somethingresembling a clean manner and I applaud andsupport such research. For now, and for theforeseeable future, burning coal is highly pol-luting. And mining coal spoils land and pol-lutes water supplies. So not only is GovernorRomney lying, but hes once again changed histune to suit his needs at the moment.

    And of course theres more. GovernorRomney promised (promised!!) to revokeObamacare on day one. Governor Romneyhates that law, he tells us. Hes said so over andover until, surprise, he stopped saying that.Now he says he likes the major attributes of thelaw and he promises (promises!!) to keep thosegood things. So whats he going to repeal? Of course nothing is ever straight and clear withhim. He now touts how hell keep the partabout people being able to get insurance even if they have a pre-existing condition. But, um,that only applies under his plan, such as it is, tothose people who already have insurance.Thanks, Mitt. And thats just one of manyRomney contradictions on healthcare.

    For months, Governor Romney has beenpromising to lower everyones taxes, that oldfavorite Republican cure-all. In particular, hestouted lowering the taxes of those hallowedjob creators. Even though income disparity isas great in the United States as it ever has been,

    even though the wealthiest amongst us own anever great share of our total wealth, eventhough the middle class (the real driving forceof a consumer driven economy) has seen itsshare of wealth and income greatly diminished,Governor Romney insists that the wealthiestamongs