On Monday, June 13 at 1:10 p.m., Woodmont Elementary School released its newest summer video choreographed to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” To read more about this story and to see the video, click the following link.
Cedar Hill Elementary School in Towaco was recognized at the June 7 Montville Township Board of Education meeting for being named not only a State School of Character but also a National School of Character by the website character.org. To continue reading this story, click the following link.
Montville Township residents took to social media to express their shock and grief at the loss of two Towaco teens who died in a Route 287 vehicle accident June 19. To read more about this story, click the following link.
Montville Township High School student Thilaka Arunachalam of Towaco has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship by Monk’s Home Improvement company due to her achievements in service. To read more about this story, click the following link.
Dorothy DePietro can remember ice blocks being delivered to her family’s home in what is now Union City, New Jersey, where she was born in 1913. To read more about this story, click the following link.
Township Administrator Victor Canning announced the township will be saving more than $175,000 due to the rebonding of a $3.2 million bond originally issued in 2008. To read more about this story, click the following link.
Montville Township Attorney Fred Semrau explained the details of JCP&L’s settlement with the township regarding the proposed construction of power-line towers that will traverse township land. To read more about this story, click the following link.
On Thursday, June 9th, 135 students from the Class of 2016 were honored at the 45th Annual Montville Township High School Senior Awards Night. Faculty, students, administrators and families gave generously of their time to make the evening a very special event. Many local, state and national scholarships and awards were presented. Area donors in particular made the event a highlight of the students’ senior celebrations.
On June 3, 2016 Montville Township High School held the Underclassmen Awards Ceremony. The in-school event was broadcast live on the Montville Township Public Schools Facebook page. The VIDEO is remains on the district’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MontvilleTwpSchools/videos/1187598657959383/). Michael Shera, an MTHS Assistant Principal presided over the program.
Five students were honored as ShopRite Stars at the June 7 Montville Township Board of Education meeting. Montville Township High School Assistant Principal Kenneth Nadzak read the names and achievements of these five students. To read more about this story, click the following link.
The Montville Township Board of Education celebrated outstanding students and retiring teachers at its June 7 meeting. Sixteen teachers and staff members will be retiring at the end of the school year. “I’d like to extend on behalf of the board and the administration our heart-felt thanks for your years of service to the district,” Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar said. To read more of this story, click the following link.
On the morning of June 10, five Montville Township police officers and Superintendent of Schools Rene Rovtar will join in the Law Enforcement Torch run to support the Special Olympics. To read more about this story, click the following link.
Testimony continued at the June 1 Montville Township Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting regarding the building of 23 townhouses near the Towaco train station. The project would be built on land located behind Route 202/Main Road, Waughaw Road, and Indian Hill Road. To read more about this story, click the following link.
Montville Township’s veterans were commemorated and thanked at a ceremony dedicating a display at the Senior House on May 27. The display, a large presentation frame, will be hung on the wall. It shows photographs of 40 township veterans. To read more about this story, click the following link.
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After three years of intensive research, four seniors from the Montville Township High School Science Research Program presented findings on June 8, 2016. The 4th Annual Science Research Symposium was held in the Robert O. Stafford Auditorium at MTHS. It was open to the public and was also presented as a series of live streamed videos on the Montville Township Public Schools’ Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/MontvilleTwpSchools/)
June will be here soon and that means it's almost time for Gibby's Day! Join us on June 11, 2016 for our annual celebration of David's life. We will have games for the children, touch rugby, tricky tray, 50/50, music with a DJ, and much more. All proceeds benefit the David Gibson Memorial Scholarship Fund. We would love to see as many of you as possible at the event. All are welcome! Pricing is the same as last year: $20 for age 21 and over; $10 for age 10 and over; 9 and under free; $50 maximum per family. Registration is open so sign up now! Click here in order to register.
According to unofficial results, with approximately 28% voter turnout, Richard Cook and incumbent Richard Conklin won the primary election to represent the Republican party in November's general election for the two open seats on the Montville Township Committee. To continue reading this story, click the following link.
Rachel Sholder, a Montville resident, recently graduated from Lehigh University with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics. In the coming year, Sholder will pursue her graduate education at the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based institution and work toward her master’s degree in statistics. To read more about this story, click the following link.
The Township of Montville’s Free Paper Shredding and Electronics Recycling Event has been scheduled for Saturday, June 18, 2016, 9am to noon. The event will go from 9am to noon at the Town Hall Parking Lot, 195 Changebridge Road, or until the trucks are filled, and is FREE and open to all Montville Township residents and businesses. Proof of residency and business location is required.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Montville Township Garden Club hosted Kim Condurso of Condurso’s Garden Center at their May 4 meeting. The topic was “decorating with flowers.” To read more about this story, click the following link.
The Montville Township Board of Education passed its 2016-2017 budget at its May 3 meeting with a unanimous vote. The budget, at $73,608,632, is at the two percent state-mandated maximum increase. To read more about this story, click the following link.
For the second year in a row, Montville Township High School won the Championship title at the 10th Annual New Jersey Chinese Cultural Project Contest. The event was held on Saturday, April 16. To read more about this story, click the following link.
Montville Township High School marching band students and parents were surprised to learn of the resignation of director Ken Korlishin, who led the field corps to a second-place national win in 2014 and first-place national win in 2015. The music teacher will continue to teach at the high school. To read more about this story, click the following link.
Despite the pouring rain, Montville Township residents came out for the township’s annual Fishing Derby on May 7. Co-sponsored by Montville PBA Local 140 and the Montville Kiwanis, children enjoyed fishing on Masar Park Pond. To read more about this story, click the following link.
Hikers enjoy visiting Pyramid Mountain County Park, but the visitors center hosts family science days, along with other learning events. The nature center hosted a class called “Water Quality and Macroinvertebrates” on May 3, when a dozen students learned how animals can indicate the quality of rivers and streams. To read more about this story, click the following link.
“Atka the Amazing Eskie” thrilled kids and parents alike when he performed tricks at the Montville Township Public Library on April 20. The 12-year-old movie star dog has appeared on television’s “Dogs 101” and is an American Eskimo dog, although, trainer Thy Cavagnaro says the breed is neither American nor Eskimo. To click the following link.
The Montville Township Historical Society received permanent gifts from the New Jersey Museum of Agriculture at a presentation held at the Henry Doremus House on May 4. A spinning jenny, baskets, a chest, and a flax break were officially gifted to the Historical Society by the Museum of Agriculture following the MoA’s dissolution due to lack of funding. To read more about that story, click the following link.
You don’t have to travel far from Montville Township to come across castles in New Jersey. This was the message of author, historian and lecturer Phil Jaeger, who discussed a dozen New Jersey castles during his May 11 lecture at the Montville Township Public Library. Click the following link.
JCP&L has signed an agreement with Montville Township regarding changes to its proposed electrical towers traversing Montville Township, announced Township Attorney Fred Semrau at the May 24 Township Committee meeting. Semrau stated that the JCP&L settlement has been approved and finalized by the Montville Chase and Meadows condominium complex residents, and was put before Judge McGee on May 24. To read more about this story, click the following link.
Students, parents and guests were entertained at the Montville Township High School’s inaugural Chinese Culture Night, held May 20 at the school. Students from the high school and Lazar Middle School performed in skits, dances and other acts. To read more about this story, click the following link
Montville Township’s residents are encouraged to vote this Tuesday, June 7, in the Democratic and Republican primary elections. To encourage and remind residents, the township’s Democratic and Republican Clubs united to create a banner which now hangs across Changebridge Road in the township. To read more about this story, click the following link.
The Montville Township Board of Education honored four Girl Scouts who have achieved their Gold Awards at its regular May 17 meeting. Olivia Bednash, Grace Blazina, Desiree Bsales and Kelsey Ryan achieved their Gold Awards. Bednash, Bsales and Ryan are members of Montville Township’s Girl Scout Troop 1083. To read more about this story, click the following link.
The Montville Township High School Prom 2016 took place on Thursday night, June 2. Enjoy a prom photo gallery provided by tapinto. If you have photos you would like included, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Congratulations MTHS Class of 2016! In order to view the Prom 2016 Photo Gallery, click the following link.
Sixteen Lazar Middle School seventh and eighth graders aided the Montville Township Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5481 in caring for local veterans’ graves in area cemeteries on May 19. To read more about this story, click the following link.
Three additional Montville Township Boy Scouts attained the Eagle ranking at a ceremony held May 15. David Eng, Jenks Hehmeyer and Matthew Lehner were awarded the honor after township-wide projects were completed. To read more about this story, click the following link.
The Montville Mustangs won in walk off fashion 3-2 against the Indian Hills Braves on Thursday at Montville Township High School in the Quarterfinals of the State Playoffs. Brock Caudill led the way with 2 RBI’s while Anthony Bio went 1 for 4 with 2 stolen bases and a run and Joe DelloStritto went 1 for 3 with the game winning RBI. To read more about this story, click the following link.
The English as a Second Language (ESL) department of Montville Township Public Schools is pleased to announce a series of workshops for adult English language learners. The workshops are open to any Montville, Towaco or Pine Brook, New Jersey resident who would like to work with ESL teachers and peers to practice English conversation skills and expand knowledge of American culture.
On Friday, May 20, Montville Township’s OneMontville committee hosted the first annual Green In Day. Politicians, township employees, students, teachers, business owners and others wore green in support of respect, kindness and acceptance for all. “Yes, we are all different,” said Cedar Hill Elementary School teacher, Kevin Haugh at the school’s #OneMontville #GreenInDay event.
On Monday, May 23, 2016, sixty members of the Montville Township High School class of 2017 were inducted into the MTHS Chapter of National Honor Society. “Your accomplishments in Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character are being recognized tonight by your induction into the National Honor Society,” said Principal Douglas Sanford.
Within weeks of being passed over for promotion, Montville police Lt. William Aquilio has sued the township, police chief and administrator, alleging he was discriminated against after he suffered an injury on-duty and the chief later manufactured reasons to promote a favored officer over him. To read the rest of this story, click the following link.
Mayor Jim Sandham announced an agreement has been reached between Montville Township and JCP&L regarding the power line project the utility company had proposed to build traversing township land. To read more of this story, click the following link.
Hilldale Elementary School hosted its inaugural student entrepreneur marketplace on May 6. The marketplace was the culmination of an entrepreneur program that teaches fourth- and fifth-graders how to take an idea and turn it into a business. To read more about this story, click the following link.