7 posts categorized "Government"

January 01, 2016

January 23 - Self Governance class in Montville

Saturday, January 23, Level 1, 8:30-5:30   - The Center for Self Governance will hold a Level One Class at Montville SelfExecutive Suites, 330 Changebridge Road, Pine Brook.    See Self Governance.   Contact Barbara Eames to register:  973-538-8226

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July 04, 2013

10 Things You Might Not Know About America's Independence

On July Fourth, Americans eat hot dogs and apple pie, watch fireworks, and go swimming.  Fireworks-4

But what are we really celebrating? 

Standard answers to this question are that we are celebrating our independence or the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Well, yes and no. 

Here are 10 things you might not know about our America's Independence Day.

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September 21, 2008

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT

China It has been reported that a number of infants in China who have consumed Chinese manufactured infant formula are suffering from kidney stones, a condition which is rare in infants. The Chinese manufactured infant formula may be contaminated with melamine. Melamine artificially increases the protein profile of milk and can causes kidney diseases such as those seen in these Chinese infants.

The FDA is asking local officials to work with the Agency to assist with the removal of any Chinese infant formula found on store shelves, and to warn residents, especially members of the Asian community to avoid using Chinese manufactured infant formula.  See Fox News.

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July 27, 2008

Thinking of leaving NJ? - Join the club!

Lights Elizabeth Cotter of Montville's Towaco section said she gives Corzine an F.

Cotter said her family is planning to leave New Jersey within the year, most likely in favor of a low-tax state like Texas or Florida.  "We are getting annihilated with taxes," the 43-year-old Republican said. "Our car insurance is through the roof. Food is very expensive. Health insurance is more available in these other states."

"Obviously, I'm disappointed we're leaving," said Cotter, a mother of three who is earning a nursing degree. "But my bank account is being strangled. We can't survive here any more. So we're migrating -- like so many other people are being forced to do."  See Daily Record.

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May 03, 2008

Dumb as we want to be - American "energy policy"

It is great to see that we finally have some national unity on energy policy. Unfortunately, the unifying ideaDumb5  is so ridiculous, so unworthy of the people aspiring to lead our nation, it takes your breath away. Hillary Clinton has decided to line up with John McCain in pushing to suspend the federal excise tax on gasoline, 18.4 cents a gallon, for this summer’s travel season. This is not an energy policy. This is money laundering: we borrow money from China and ship it to Saudi Arabia and take a little cut for ourselves as it goes through our gas tanks.   See New York Times.  Discuss on OurMontville blog.            Hat tip:  Dennis

February 14, 2008

Wonder why?

It snowed last Tuesday. So, the state, as is its custom, paid 700 private sector snow plow drivers the Pork agreed to rate of $120 per hour to plow state highways. But because last Tuesday was Lincoln's Birthday, a state holiday, the drivers got another $13 an hour in holiday, or overtime, pay. These were not even state workers.

See Don't like the deal? Then quit county job.  Hat tip: Fred Snowflack

August 09, 2007

There's Always Time to Play!

Playlink Montville's Recreation Department hosts an amazing variety of programs, trips, educational seminars and, of course, fantastic youth and adult sports programs.

Click here to learn more!

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