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FCR Passes New Dress Code
By Stephanie Everett

Despite protests from several individuals in attendance, during the July 14 business meeting, the Forest City Regiona School Board approved a revised dress code policy for the 2008-2009 school year.

Members of the school board who support the new dress code feel that it answers the question, “How can we do a better job of taking care of the kids?” By eliminating baggy clothes, hoodies, and clothes with many pockets, board members hope to reduce the risk of weapons being brought into the school. Board members also feel that the new dress code will promote equality between students by making family income less apparent.

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New Milford Gets Questions
By Melinda Darrow

The New Milford Township supervisors’ meeting on July 16 lasted only about 14 minutes, which did not keep business from occurring. Jim Hunter was absent, Jack Conroy presided.

With its business code inspector resigning, the supervisors announced the township will be utilizing Building Inspection Underwriters, Inc. for its commercial code enforcement work. It is planned that in time they will also handle residential code enforcement.

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