Saturday, March 16, 2013
Superintendent's letter to parents also makes headlines.
As Montville Township Public Schools saw its third bomb threat in a district school within one week Monday at Hilldale Elementary School, district officials and local police gathered to develop ways to educate students against the dangers and consequences of making such threats. The Montville Board of Education is taking a proactive approach with the 2013-14 school calendar and agreed last week to bring students to school on days previously scheduled as off if needed to accommodate additional snow days. Valley View Elementary School has been named a high-performing "Reward School" by the state Department of Education. Superintendent asks parents to speak to their children about the seriousness of last week's school bomb threats. Montville …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
All the tools you need to start composting in Montville, plus where to get free or low-cost compost for your garden.
If composting is an activity on your list of ways to live greener, here's a how to get started in Montville. Emily Bishton, a designer of sustainable landscapes and an environmental educator for children and adults, says, "Home composting is a fun and easy way to make fabulous and free soil amendments to make all the plants in your garden healthier," Bishton says. "It also eliminates the carbon emissions that are needed to truck your food and yard waste to composting facilities, truck the finished compost back to a retail outlet, and then to your home.” Collecting Kitchen Compost Composting starts in the kitchen. First, you'll want to set up a system for catching compostable materials during your meal and snack clean up process. These …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Library board will also meet.
Young entrepreneurs of Cedar Hill Elementary School will continue to work Friday on their business ideas, products and plans to present to their peers, parents and community during the school's annual TREP$ Marketplace. The TREP$ program began in West Milford, when two teachers' sons had an idea to sell wrapping paper at a school event and were impressed by how much they learned about business through the process. Schools throughout the state now hold TREP$ Marketplaces after the students have the time to fully develop their own business plans. The students spend weeks planning business models for original products they develop ultimately leading up to a community event, held in April last year, in which they sell their products. Students …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Pocket park plans, mites hockey team victory also make headlines.
Police and fire officials were on the scene of the Robert R. Lazar Middle School Monday morning where officials said a written bomb threat was called in as the students were beginning lunch. Just days after the Lazar School was evacuated because of a bomb threat, Cedar Hill Elementary School students were also evacuated Thursday because of a similar threat, according to Montville Township Police Capt. Rudy Appelmann. Upon the request of Montville Township Board of Education members, Superintendent Dr. Paul Fried presented two more options Tueday for rearranging times at district schools to shorten the Robert R. Lazar Middle School day. Township officials voted last week against appropriating $55,000 for a bond to repair sidewalks damaged …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
State aid increase, sewer connection fee also make headlines.
Saturday, March 2
Fire department taxes totaling $1.76M approved. Six pedestrians struck and killed on highway in three years, including four in Pine Brook, Parsippany area. Crowd laughs as second grade Montville resident's question is answered. Another Morris County school district sees 17.7 percent increase in 2013-14 aid. Governor answers questions from Montville residents regarding Susquehanna-Roseland project, sequestration. Township hoping to build follower base on Facebook, Twitter. Committeeman said township should not be charging the maximum amount allowable for the privilege to hook up to the municipal sewer system.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Intercepted alleged burglars and stolen cars also make headlines.
Gov. Chris Christie made his way to Montville Wednesday as he hosted a town hall meeting at the Pine Brook Jewish Center. Joel Batista, of North Bergen, was charged with burglary and theft, after Montville police found him on Pine Brook Road while investigating reports of a suspicious vehicle and an attempted burglary in the neighborhood, police said. Two new-model cars were stolen from Pine Brook residences leaving Montville Township police to investigate whether the vehicle thefts are connected. The fireworks show will go on, but the extended celebration Montville Township has been used to celebrating around Independence Day for the past several years will be limited in 2013. The Montville Township Public Schools administration is …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Here is a list of ways to live a greener lifestyle, plus some resources to help you go green right here in Montville.
If you aren’t ready to throw some solar panels on the roof and ditch your power company, but would like to save some money by living a greener life, here are 20 tips to help you get started. Around the house: 1. Buy food, including spices and flour, in bulk. You’ll save money and reduce the amount of packaging that goes in the trash. BJ's or Costco offer bulk food options. 2. Make sure your thermostat is set properly. Lowering the default settings during the summer and at night could save you almost $200 a year, according to Energy Star. More tips at energystar.gov. 3. Insulate your hot water heater. To see if you need to insulate, touch your heater. If it is warm to the touch, it needs additional insulation. You will lower your water …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Township committee will also meet.
The Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education will host its second public presentation on the 2013-14 proposed school budget on Tuesday night. Before the first public presentation, held on Feb. 19, Superintendent Dr. Paul Fried shared some of the specific proposals included in the budget, including changing the school day times at the Robert R. Lazar School and introducing new curriculum initiatives. The board will be meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Montville Township High School cafeteria. The Montville Township Committee will meet on Tuesday at the municipal building at 8 p.m. The committee is expected to hold a public hearing and vote to revise a township ordinance that specifies the distance in which businesses must be …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Montville graduate's planned trip to Bosnia, meeting with state legislators also make headlines.
Saturday, February 23
Driver transported to hospital following Thursday morning crash. North Bergen man turned over to Morris County Jail on burglary, theft charges. Pathways for Exceptional Children to benefit from Mockingbird grant. Lexi Hartley and four of her peers will spend four weeks educating Bosnian youth. Fence was installed by the state in 2009 but since has fallen into disrepair. Assemblyman Jay Webber and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCrouce heard from constituents in Montville this week.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Montville priest's thoughts on pope resignation also makes headlines.
Saturday, February 16
Hamilton Place man was sitting in car when a person attempted to open door, police said. Midterm and final exam elimination also included in proposal. Rides, parade may be cancelled in 2013 but mayor said he is hopeful a group of volunteers will come together to make holiday tradition bigger next year. Pope's understanding of Catholic church 'is very deep and prayerful,' the Rev. Mark Olenowski said. Montville residents invited to learn about the history of using class rank and course weighting in the college admission process. Students collect more than 200 pairs of jeans through effort.