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3 posts from March 2012

March 25, 2012

State Aid for Montville Schools Up 34%

Montville high schoolHundreds of thousands of dollars in additional state aid is letting the Montville Township School District cut student fees and fund additional programs without raising the tax levy beyond the 0.81 percent increase orginally presented in the superintendent's recommended budget, school officials said.  Continue reading Patch.

March 12, 2012

Former Judge Davenport Files Answer, Awaits Sentencing On Perjury, Ethics Charges

Article in the  "New Jersey Law Journal,"  - by David Gialanella Scales of justice

Responding to ethics charges that he represented Montville's mayor while serving as the town's judge, Seth Davenport admits to providing "some limited services" but denies knowingly breaching court rules or judicial canons.

In an answer filed with the Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct, Davenport says that when he signed a 2006 certification stating that once he became a judge, he ceased providing legal services for Mayor John Rosellini Jr., he "held a reasonable and good-faith belief."

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March 07, 2012

Affidavit: Former Teacher Sexually Assaulted Student

William mason schoolA former first-grade teacher at William Mason School was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly abusing a girl who was in his class in 2005, authorities said.

Jason Fennes, 37, of Boonton, was arrested at the Morris County Prosecutor's Office on the second-degree charges and was scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon.  Continue reading Patch.