One of the Board of Education meetings that I missed while away included a discussion of whether the Board would approve fundraising efforts by an anonymous group of local parents who wish to rent portable diesel lights for the MHS field to create a "Friday Night LIghts" event during the football season. A week of lights last season went off without a hitch but the idea of extended use of exhaust-emitting portable lighting with heavy bases and no discernable safe area in which to store them does not sit well with folks. As Metuchenite Eileen Duffy noted at the meeting, there are also idling laws that would prohibit the use of such lights and, as former Board member Devra Golbe said, this is an issue which has been met in the past with opposition from the public, especially those in the neighboring areas (of which I am one myself, to be clear).
SO . . . if you didn't see the meeting, check it out at http://www.metuchennj.org/METV/METV-VOD.html (June 24th meeting) and then let MM know what you think of this idea. NOTE: The Board may discuss it at a later date but they have not had a full conversation about whether or not they would let it move further into the realm of reality yet.