FANWOOD, NJ -- Councilwoman Kathy Mitchell presented a proclamation during the Fanwood Borough council meeting on Tuesday evening to honor Dean Talcott, the longtime caretaker of the Fanwood Nature Center, who is retiring from that position.

Mr. Talcott, who lives adjacent to the Nature Center, was one of the original builders of many of the trails and the footbridge that have made the place user-friendly over the past 20 years. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP.