Columns/Opinions

Thu
30
Oct
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Election Time

On November 4, Livingston residents will have a plethora of decisions to make and our local contests do not have easy solutions. There are seven candidates for the three seats on the Township Council and two people vying for one full term on the school board. Two other Board of Education seats – a one-year and a two-year term – are uncontested and the town is fortunate that they will go to Ronnie Konner and Ron Spring respectively.
 
Thu
23
Oct
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Volunteer Opportunities

When we think of Livingston volunteers, our first thoughts are always of the brave men and women who volunteer for our Fire Department, Police Auxiliary, and First Aid Squad. Not everyone, however, has the wherewithal to volunteer for one of these groups.
 
Thu
23
Oct
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An Early Endorsement

Because the November 4 election ballot is so full of choices, we have decided to make some of our comments about the coming election this week instead of waiting until the last issue before the election. The Tribune generally endorses only candidates running for office within our community; however, on occasion, we comment on other races.
 
Thu
16
Oct
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Each Person Can Make a Difference

Each month of the year has a number of celebrations and observances attached to it. Some are quite serious and some are just plain silly. For example October is Apple Jack Month, Cookie Month, Eat Country Ham Month, International Drum Month, International Dinosaur Month, National Pizza Month, National Vegetarian Month, National Popcorn Popping Month, Sarcastic Month and Seafood Month.
 
Thu
09
Oct
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A Much-Needed Field

Livingston may have a much-needed recreational field at no additional cost to the tax-payers and that is a real win-win situation. For many years, the various sports leagues in our community have bemoaned the need for additional playing fields.
 
Thu
02
Oct
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Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the 1871 confl agration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres.
 
Thu
25
Sep
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Parents Who Host

A small community newspaper like the Tribune does not have the staff to assign someone to sit for hours on end in municipal court. We rely on the court docket, a document that is open to any member of the public who wishes to see it, to provide us with the results of the weekly proceedings in our municipal court. As a result, we sometimes lack the information surrounding a charge and can only report the original charge and the results of the court proceedings.
 
Thu
18
Sep
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…And Another Good Idea

LMAC is also supporting Operation Take Back, which will be held between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, in the lobby of Livingston Police headquarters. Although the lobby of Police Headquarters now has a permanent collection box for medications, Operation Take Back is still held as a reminder that everyone should routinely clean out their medicine cabinets.
 
Thu
18
Sep
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Dinner Makes a Difference

"Family Day: A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children" was launched in 2001 by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. Family Day teaches parents that discussions held during family dinners are an effective tool to help keep kids substance-free. In the past the Livingston Municipal Alliance (LMAC) has run special events on National Family Eat Together Day to encourage Livingston families to have an evening together. This year, however, no special events are planned. Instead, LMAC is hoping that whatever families are doing at dinner time, they will do them together.
 
Thu
11
Sep
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To the Editor: Make a Donation

Dear Editor,
We just received the annual appeal for support letter from the Livingston First Aid Squad, and cannot believe that less than 27% of the population have contributed to this volunteer service to our community.
 

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