Annual derby held at Masar Park on Saturday morning.
It may have been a bit cloudy and damp on Saturday morning, but that did not stop the regulars and newcomers from casting lines into Masar Pond. The annual event held for local children in preschool through fifth grade for more than 40 years is sponsored by Montville P.B.A. Local 140 and Montville Kiwanis, and coordinated by the Montville Recreation Department. Volunteer helpers include students from the R.E.A.C.H. program, Police Explorers and township police. The pond is stocked with trout, catfish, blue gill and bass. Children catch fish and then bring them up to get measured and recorded. Prizes were awarded in many categories. Food and prizes were provided by Kiwanis, the P.B.A. and the recreation department.
All district schools see improved security measures.
Montville Police Benevolence Association (PBA) Local 140 has helped beef up security at each of the Montville school district’s seven schools—and doing so won’t even require an officer on-scene. At Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting at William Mason Elementary School, it was announced by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Fried that the PBA has donated a magnetized device that will keep classroom doors locked at all times while allowing students access to enter and exit the rooms as needed. “An individual invented a device that helps us keep our doors locked and make our doors accessible throughout the day to our students,” Fried said. “The PBA purchased devices for every classroom in all seven schools.” This is a measure that will…