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5 posts from August 2011

August 31, 2011

Kiwanis Food Pantry is Serving a Need

In the 15 months since the Kiwanis Club started a food pantry, it has grown in every wayKiwanis Club  imaginable: the need, the donations, and the locations. At the Food Pantry, volunteers Deane Driscoll, Janie Hines and Nancy Flanagan have room for more items on the shelves.

The pantry is the brainchild of Joe O’Dowd, its unofficial chairman, who suggested it after what he describes as the "perfect storm" of events.

Long before the food pantry, located at the United Methodist Church in Towaco, was ever an idea, the Montville Township Kiwanis Club was distributing food to needy families – in baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The members received help from the teens in the Key Club at Montville Township High School who conducted a food drive at the school.  Continue reading NorthJersey.com.

August 16, 2011

OurMontville.com wants your "Report Card" on Montville

So now that Montville has been ranked 17th in the nation as one of the best places to live, and isMontville township logo  also part of Morris County’s happiest residents in the state……where do you think we actually fit in?

Considering that so many residents seem to engage in heated debates about anything from putting turf on the high school fields to the intense political battles that ensued this year, one cannot help but wonder how our residents really feel about this highly rated and happy town!

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August 08, 2011

Solar Industry Still Hopes to Stand Out

Solar energy New Jersey has been proud of its commitment to renewable energy, and legislative policies have encouraged the installation of photovoltaic solar arrays to the point that the state is second only to California in solar power production, according to the Board of Public Utilities.

But in June, Gov. Chris Christie’s administration announced that it was withdrawing New Jersey from a 10-state regional energy plan, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.  Continue reading Daily Record.

August 03, 2011

Get Your Priorities Straight

Turf referendum It is important for us to educate ourselves on issues pertaining to everything from social security to the debt crisis, right down to local decisions regarding whether to turf the fields at the high school or not. There are a myriad of opinions on these topics, some which tend to get very heated, often based on a personal perspective rather than fact.  It's time to delve, very deeply, into genuine factual information, and stop all the finger pointing.

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August 02, 2011

Social Security part of the American Dream

Social security This is an article submitted to the Daily Record by Kathleen Miller of Chatham.  OurMontville.com would like to share your opinion on this important topic with our readers.

Social Security represents the best of the American dream — the idea that my lifetime of hard work will let me live comfortably in old age. It’s not a handout. It’s money that I earned and deserve to have when I decide to retire. Americans believe in this program, whether they vote Republican, Democratic, Tea Party or Independent.

The only people who don’t seem to believe in this program are politicians and their big corporate donors, who would rather see the rich get more tax breaks than for hard-working Americans to get their Social Security checks.

Any representative who says that Social Security needs to be cut because of the debt ceiling is lying — Social Security doesn’t contribute to the deficit, and using the current climate to cut benefits is unacceptable.