Officials in New Jersey might scrap plans for a $700,000 artificial turf athletic field at Paramus High School over concerns about the safety of synthetic fields and budget constraints, writes Stephanie Akin. Borough council members have questioned whether the $175,000 committed to the project should be used for other area needs. The school district contends that artificial turf could save about $36,000 in maintenance costs compared with natural fields and reduce injuries to players.

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