Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Township working to get commitee 'revitalized and re-energized and going again.'
It may be months away, but the fate of the 4th of July Committee and the annual celebration the group organizes has remained on at least some minds since two of the committee's leaders resigned last year. "At this time, it is our intent to move forward with the fireworks," Mayor Tim Braden told the township committee and public on Jan. 15 when questioned by John Rosellini about the status of the committee. In October, several members resigned from the 4th of July Committee, including the chairperson and vice chairperson. The remaining committee members asked Township Administrator Victor Canning to go back to the township committee and find out how much money the township would be contributing to this year's event. At the Jan. 15 meeting…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Township officials concerned about planning for Independence Day celebration without leadership on committee.
The Montville Township 4th of July Committee recently had several members resign, leaving township officials concerned about whether planning can begin on next year's Independence Day celebration. Township Administrator Victor Canning mentioned the resignations to the township committee on Oct. 9. As the 4th of July Committee does not yet have new leadership, including a chairperson and vice chairperson, Canning said a request was made by the other members to find out what financial assistance the township would be providing the 4th of July Committee this year. "They asked me to go back to you, as a body, and see what commitments you would be willing to give them going forward," Canning said. Committeeman Don Kostka said he was concerned …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Committee chairman feels township should pick up police, DPW costs for community event.
Many Montville residents spend much of the year looking forward to the three-day Independence Day celebration the township hosts and, according to the committee that hosts the event, will be able to look forward to it again next year. But one detail still has yet to be ironed out before that is guaranteed: who will pick up the tab for the police and Department of Public Works (DPW) overtime costs. For many years, a group of volunteers have worked together with township employees under the umbrella of the Montville Township July 4th Committee to organize the events that make up the township's celebration of the Fourth of July. Irwin Paster, the committee chairman, said each year for the past 12 years has begun with an official sponsor, this…
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
From eye damage to designated drivers, all you need for a safe holiday.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) warns that children and teenagers are at risk for eye damage around the Fourth of July from sparklers, bottle rockets and other hand-held fireworks. According to the AAO, about 9,000 fireworks-related injuries occur each year. Of those, 21 percent are eye injuries with more than half of the victims young children or teenagers. One in every six fireworks-related eye injuries results in permanent vision loss or blindness. Dr. Monica L. Monica, an ophthalmologist and clinical correspondent for the AAO, said the safest choice for families on the Fourth of July “is to attend a professional fireworks display, and make it a point to supervise children at all times.” To ensure a safe Fourth of July, the …
Everyone has opinions. Patch is the place to share them.
Independence Day is here and while to some, the holiday means a day off from work to lay by the pool, eat hamburgers and watch fireworks, to others, the day has a much deeper meaning. Last year, a reader of neighboring site Tri-Boro Patch, Stacie Ess, commented on Facebook, "To me, Independence Day is a day to celebrate our freedoms-although freedom really isn't free. It's a day to honor those who fought for and continue to fight for our rights and liberties as Americans (something that should be done everyday when we see a veteran). It's a day to honor those who paid for our freedoms with their lives. I appreciate all those, especially my family members, who served our country. So, although it's a great day for a yard party and …
Montville shows American pride while Patch tries to stump readers.
In celebration of Independence Day, we went around and took photos of several flags throughout Montville. The Fourth of July comes only once a year, but these flags are permanent fixtures in the township. Do you know where they are? Take a guess in the comments below with the corresponding numbers of the photos in your answer. We'll reveal the answers on Thursday.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Township ends annual Independence Day celebration with a bang.
Montville hosted its annual three-day Independence Day celebration last weekend, finishing off several days of fun, food and festivities with a fireworks presentation Saturday night. Spectators from the township and beyond crowded the lawn of the Montville Township High School field and bleachers to watch as carnival rides continued in the high school parking lot. Earlier Saturday, a parade marched to the field, hot air ballon rides were offered and judges chose this year's Summer Idol. Check out our photo gallery from the parade on Saturday. For those of you who watched the fireworks display, we want to know what you thought. Participate in our poll below and then leave your comments.