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Water restrictions and hard water also drew readers' attention.

Steven Russo, of Warren, and Tyler Delino were hospitalized after an accident early Tuesday, after the vehicle Delino was driving went off the roadway and hit a utility pole. Delino was treated and released from Morristown Medical Center, while Russo has been undergoing surgeries for treatment of a broken neck and back. A passenger in the vehicle, Natasha Davis, of Watchung, was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The accident toppled the pole, which caused a power outage in the area and also ruptured a water line when the power line shorted through it.

Representatives of New Jersey American Water Co. came to Warren to talk to residents and officials about issues with hard water some residents have been experiencing, and found Deputy Mayor Vic Sordillo more interested in talking about tests showing the presence of PFOA, a carcinogenic chemical used in the manufacture of teflon, in the water supply.

The township school board discussed its nutrition policy at Monday's meeting, which had members wondering if allowing fast food vendors to sell products at the PTO-fudnraising Food Days makes sense.

How do you make it rain? Set restrictions on outdoor watering—at least, that's what happened this week.

The water company representatives urged residents to have their water softeners checked if they continue to have problems with hard water deposits—which they said are caused by calcium and magnesium naturally occuring in the water supply serving parts of Warren.

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