As you go through your holiday shopping, we ask you to strongly consider supporting Westfield businesses and shopping locally. Your support of local businesses positively impacts the local economy and the finances of the schools. A strong business community is drawn to Westfield because of the reputation of great schools. Likewise, that same business community supports the local school system without adding additional students. Unfortunately, businesses do not receive the same tax cap relief as residents. Westfield has great restaurants, stores, and other businesses that add to our community in so many ways. So whether you are taking your family to dinner, buying your next car or insurance policy, or going to the eye doctor, please consider supporting your local business. It is a win-win situation for all.