Monday, February 25, 2013
Fire department taxes totaling $1.76M approved.
Results from the 2013 Montville Township fire district election are in, with all three fire district budgets approved by voters on Feb. 16. In District 1 (Montville), the budget was approved with 31 "yes" votes to six "no" votes. James Berry got 35 votes to serve as fire commissioner and one write-in vote was cast. District 2 (Towaco), had 50 "yes" votes on the budget to 19 "no" votes with 53 votes for William MacStudy as fire commissioner and eight write-in votes. Finally, in District 3 (Pine Brook), the budget passed with 38 "yes" votes to two "no" votes. Ronald R. Cain Jr. was elected fire commissioner after receiving 39 votes and Timothy J. Wright was elected with 29 votes. Both Wright and Cain received an equal number of mail-in votes…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Some came to plug in while others came for a hot dog.
Phyllis Sullivan and her husband did everything they could to prepare in advance for Tropical Storm Sandy. They froze water in soda bottles before their refrigerator lost power. They bought battery-powered lamps and radios. They also bought food they could cook on their gas stove and have been eating homecooked meals since they lost power Monday night. But what Sullivan, 57, and her husband could not plan to do was recharge cell phones and iPads, so Sullivan ended up at the township comfort station and shelter set up at the Pine Brook firehouse Wednesday. "It's just, everybody's been calling us and the phones, they're done," she said. Sullivan, a Stewart Court resident, does not plan to stay overnight at the Pine Brook shelter or the …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Montville Township Board of Education will meet.
The Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education will be meeting publicly Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Montville Township Municipal Building. The Pine Brook Fire Department will be welcoming its new rescue pumper with a wetdown event Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Station 1, 47 Bloomfield Avenue. Local fire departments will be hosing down the new truck and there will be food and refreshments for attendees. In the final installment of the Montville Township Recreation Department's summer concert series, The Harmonious 5 will perform with the Ed Alstrom Band at the amphitheater behind Montville Township High School Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Rescue pumper is already in service but will be hosed down by local departments during family event.
The Pine Brook Volunteer Fire Department will be welcoming its new rescue pumper during a wetdown Aug. 25. The 2012 Pierce Quantum Rescue Pumper is replacing two older vehicles, according to Chief Herb Eggers. The older vehicles are 35 and 40 years old and Eggers said the new truck is equipped to do the job of both. Eggers said the new truck, No. 378, is equipped with a Class A pumper and holds 1,000 gallons of water. It is fully equipped with rescue equipment, including a Jaws of Life unit and rescue jack system. It also has a 1,500-gallon-a-minute pump on it. Truck 378 was recently put into service, Eggers said, but will be honored by the department, local residents and other local fire departments at the event. "Local departments come …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
15-year-old transferred to St. Barnabas burn unit after colliding with car at Rachel Gardens.
A 15-year-old Pine Brook resident suffered "severe" burn injuries after his moped burst into flames following a crash Wednesday night, according to police. The teen, whose name was not released, was transferred to the burn unit at St. Barnabas Hospital, in Livingston, after being initially transported to Morristown Medical Center by the Montville Township Volunteer First Aid Squad. Montville Township police responded to the Rachel Gardens apartment complex, in Pine Brook, around 8:20 p.m. where a 20-year-old Parsippany man said he was driving his car around a corner when the moped allegedly struck his vehicle. Police said the moped caught fire after the collision. The 20-year-old, whose name was also not released, was not injured and no …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Towaco residential fire still under investigation.
Montville Township police and fire officials are still investigating an early morning residential fire on Waughaw Road Saturday that took the life of a family's dog. Police said responders from the Towaco, Pine Brook, Montville and Lincoln Park fire departments arrived at the home at 22 Waughaw Road around 1:50 a.m. to find heavy smoke coming from the second floor. Six occupants of the home were found on the first floor of the home and brought out safely. However, police said, a small, older dog died from smoke inhalation. When police officers arrived on the scene, they had attempted to enter the second floor of the home, but were unable due to the heavy smoke and flames. After the fire departments responded, the fire was put out within a …