School Boards, Bike Paths, Drugged Driving – Thursday’s Roundup

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School Board Problems 
The Press of AC’s Claire Lowe has a great story on the lack of candidates for school-board elections. Lowe reports there are 82 races in the Press’s coverage area, and in 17 of them, there aren’t enough candidates to fill the open seats.

“Experts have said the large number of districts in the state is a contributing factor, as is the amount of time required and the lack of pay for the all-volunteer positions.”

Trouble on the Bike Paths!
A group of young males, aged 12 to 14 (estimated), have been giving passersby the finger(s) and doing wheelies, etc. on the Northfield-Somers Point bike path, causing consternation among the local house-owning community. I don’t know about you, but I think we need way, way more bike paths.

Drugged Driving
“In New Jersey in 2016, 103 fatally injured drivers tested positive for drugs, 92 for alcohol,” a spokesperson for AAA Northeast said the other day. They put out a report finding the incidence of drugged driving has risen sharply. The last time more drivers killed on the roads tested positive for drugs than for alcohol was 2007.

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