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September 27, 2016

Valley View Runs in Pursuit of $15,000

Carousel_image_868e4291754aaaaee50e_imageValley View Elementary School kicked off the new school year with a pep rally on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The Pandas welcomed Program Leader and motivational event coordinator, Sam Tureman from Boosterthon Fun Run. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Football: Montville Gets First Win of the Season Over West Milford, 20-13

  Carousel_image_a183b89d6395dc25f7c9_imageWith a new head coach in town this season, Montville has desperately been looking for a new beginning to lead this team in the right direction going forward. But thankfully for the Mustangs, that journey came to an end on Friday night when they won their first game of the season on the road against divisional foe West Milford. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Montville Township School Board Faces Declining Enrollment

Best_43b401fa85b20262ef64_Richard_Grip__Ed.D.__Executive_Director__Statistical_Forecasting_LLCFacing a projected seven percent decline in enrollment over the next five years, the Montville Township School District will be convening a task force to decide what to do with the results of a demographics study presented at its Sept. 20 Board of Education meeting. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Library Lecturer Tells of Her Time Living in Middle East

Carousel_image_03b047157136cadd1d23_HettingerVisiting her husband, who was working in Saudi Arabia, Gillian Hettinger was surprised when he met her at the airport holding two bags. The first held a personal gift, but the other held a hajib for her to wear during her visit. To read more about this story, click the following link.

September 23, 2016

Sept. 29 - Relay for Life Information Meeting

RelayforlifeThe American Cancer Society will hold an Interest Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Montville Township Senior Center located at 356 Main Rd. Volunteers are needed to plan and organize a possible 2017 Relay. For more information, click the following link.

September 24 - Coins for a Cause to Support Montville's First Aid Squad

SpringssavingbankBoiling Springs Savings Bank in Towaco will hold a Coins for a Cause event on Sept. 24 from 9-1 to support the Montville Township First Aid Squad. This event is open to everybody! For more information, click the following link.

ACME Markets Celebrates Grand Opening of Boonton Store on Friday

AcmeIt looks like the wait for an additional grocery store option in the area is almost over. ACME is finally ready to open its doors after many months of rehabbing the former A&P location in Boonton. To read more about this article, click the following link.

Smoke Situation Reported on Montville School Bus

SchoolbusA school bus was seen with smoke conditions at the corner of Valhalla and Main Roads on Tuesday, Sept. 13, according to Montville Township Police spokesman Captain Andrew Caggiano. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Montville Police Officer Sworn in, New Bail System for Morris County Jail Discussed by Montville Township Committee

SwearinModifications to the bail system at the Morris County Jail were presented and Officer Robert Jeannette was sworn in at the Sept. 13 Montville Township Committee meeting. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Chelsea at Montville Senior Facility Hosts Vintage Car Show

VintagecarMore than 30 cars were on display for the residents at the Chelsea at Montville Senior Living Facility and the public to view and enjoy at the facility on Sept. 11. The bright, sunny day added to the cars’ lustrous, shiny finish. In order to read more about this story, click the following link.

Valley View Runs in Pursuit of $15,000

LmadValley View Elementary School kicked off the new school year with a pep rally on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. The Pandas welcomed Program Leader and motivational event coordinator, Sam Tureman from Boosterthon Fun Run. Tureman, will be in the school every day from now until the Fun Run takes place on Friday, September 30. He greeted each grade level as they gathered in the school’s gymnasium.

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September 19, 2016

Pine Brook Jewish Center Receives Message from the Past

PpinebrookThe Pine Brook Jewish Center hosted a “welcome back” brunch and opened a time capsule that had been encased at the Lake Hiawatha Jewish Center for 50 years. To read more about this story, click the following link. 

Football: Montville Falls to Sparta in 42-0 Shutout

MustangsLooking to put a forgettable 2-8 season last year behind them, the Mustangs started their season with a tough 25-22 loss to Vernon. After a 49-8 loss to Sparta last year, Montville was hoping to turn that around. To read more about this story, click the following link.

September 16, 2016

Woodmont Elementary Honors Police Officers and Families at Patriots Day Presentation

Unnamed-2The Student Council of Woodmont Elementary School in Pine Brook, NJ presented nine police officers, from squads throughout the state, with original art work, certificates of thanks and thank you notes. The gifts were presented at Woodmont’s annual Patriots Day assembly. 

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Montville Township Proclaims Suicide Prevention Week

Carousel_image_f68d2330d28042927755_a_wendy_1Towaco residents Wendy and Steven Sefcik were personally touched by the tragedy of suicide when their 16-year-old son T.J. took his life in Dec. 2010. Since then Wendy has become a field advocate and outreach worker for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. To read more about this story, click the following link.

William Mason Elementary Honors 1st Responders at 9/11 Tribute

Carousel_image_713f515e3a1f246774bf_imageIn the first days of a new school year, the students of William Mason Elementary School gathered in the school’s all-purpose room to say thank you to eight of Montville Township’s first responders. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Local Student Completes Explo Ortho on the Campus of Wellesley College

Unnamed-1Francisco Vazquez, a freshman at Montville Township High School, successfully completed the Explo Ortho summer program on the campus of Wellesley College. Explo Ortho is a two-week intensive study of orthopedic and sports medicine. Francisco participated in an overall survey of anatomy and physiology, working toward developing skills commonly used by doctors and professionals in related fields of medicine.

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Oct 8th, 9th - The 7TH Annual Pathways of History

ImgresThe 2016 Pathways of History Tour of Historic Places in northern Morris County represents 18 individual groups and highlights 20 landmark sites!This self-guided tour is a family-friendly, admission free event offering something for visitors of all ages and interests.  The venues will open their doors in simultaneous welcome on Saturday, October 8 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and on Sunday, October 9 from Noon to 4:00 pm.  

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September 12, 2016

Montville’s Regina LoBiondo Finishes Internship with Frelinghuysen

LobiondoRegina LoBiondo, a resident of Montville, NJ, and a junior at Tulane University, has just completed a summer internship for Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) in the Congressman’s Washington, D.C. office. To read more of this story, click the following link.

Montville Boy Scout Presents Eagle Proposal, New School Year Starts “Smoothly”

BoyscoutsThe school year is off to a “smooth start,” according to Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar. Buses arrived on-time at Lazar Middle School, she reported at the Sept. 6 Board of Education meeting. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Tractor Trailer Spills Fuel in Towaco

TractorspillA tractor-trailer truck traveling on Main Road through Towaco suffered a broken drive shaft Sept. 8, spilling more than 100 gallons of diesel fuel on the road just before 9 p.m. To read more about this story, click the following link.

September 09, 2016

Montville Recreation Introduces Fall Programs for Every Age Group

MontvillerecThe Montville Township Recreation Department introduced its fall programs and there is something for every interest and age group, whether its sports, dance, or academics. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Montville Resident Gets Away with Murder - and Wins!

MontvilleresGood public speakers are hard to find, but Montville has one of the community’s finest. Ellen Oxild of Montville was the first place winner of Open Door Toastmasters’ Humorous Speech Contest. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Montville Joins Newly Formed Municipal Pipeline Group Opposing Pilgrim Pipeline Plan

StopthepipelineMontville Township has joined a group of 15 municipalities which have come together to fight the crude oil pipeline being proposed by Pilgrim. To read more about this story, click the following link.

September 06, 2016

No Cigarettes or Vapes for Under 21 if Ordinance Passes; Dog Park Ordinance Changes Proposed

NovapingThose under 21 will no longer be able to purchase cigarettes or vaping items in Montville Township if a proposed ordinance change passes. Current New Jersey law is set at age 19, but Montville Township Health officer Aimee Peluso brought Board of Health proposals to the Aug. 16 Township Committee meeting. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Montville High School Grad Collects College of NJ Cross Country Accolades

Runner2Montville Township High School graduate Andrew Tedeschi has blazed a trail for the College of New Jersey’s cross country team since he joined following his MTHS graduation in 2013. He has earned All-New Jersey Athletic Conference honors each season. To read more about this story, click the following link.

August 30, 2016

Montville Township Public Schools Welcomes New Teachers and Interns

NewteachersmontNearly forty new Montville Township Public Schools teachers and interns began two days of district orientation on Monday, August 29, 2016. Joining the new faculty were also several mid-year hires from 2015-2016. The team gathered in the newly renovated Montville Township High School Media Center for a full day of training. 

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Montville Township High School Students and Pathways Work Together with Villagers to Improve Education

Haiti2In July, eleven students from Montville Township High School joined one other student and three leaders from the organization Pathways for Exceptional Children on a trip to Haiti. The determined band of MTHS students had prepared for seven months and had raised $30,000 for transportation and to provide construction materials for the building of a school.

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August 29, 2016

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Collection Days to be Held September 10 and October 1

Householdhazardous1The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has scheduled two upcoming free Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and Computer/T.V. Drop-Off events to help Morris County residents properly discard unwanted hazardous household products and recycle electronic equipment that has accumulated in their homes. For more information, click the following link.          

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