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Sen. Pennacchio Sponsors Bill to Increase Penalties to Power Companies

April 20, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The state Senate Economic Growth Committee has passed legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Pennacchio to hold utility companies accountable for their failure to provide reliable service, according to a release from the senator’s office.

“Right now, a negligent utility only pays $100 a day in fines,” Senator Pennacchio (R-26) explained in the ...

Witty Censured Over Facebook Post; Montville Residents & Twp Committee Ask for Resignation

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee voted to censure Committee Member June Witty for a personal Facebook post she made on April 8 which compared Democrats to Nazis. All four members of the five-person committee asked for her resignation.

The post, a chart which states that Nazis believed in “media mind control,” “no guns,” abortion, and ...

Montville BoE Goals' Progress Checked, Beloved Teacher Retires

April 20, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Board of Education set five goals for the district for the 2017-2018 school year, and Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar included an update with the agenda for the April 10 meeting. The district has just completed its third quarter, or “marking period.”

Goal number one was the passage of a referendum to fund construction ...

Feasibility of Later High School Start Time Heard by Montville Board of Ed

MONTVILLE, NJ – Goal number two for the Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education was to examine the start time of the high school, currently 7:25 a.m., to see if a later start time was feasible. At the April 10 board of ed meeting, members of the feasibility committee presented their findings to the board. The answer? Well, it’s complicated.

High school ...

Bill Aimed at Stopping Teacher Predators Signed Into Law

TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Jay Webber’s landmark legislation stopping child predators in schools from easily changing jobs was signed into law April 11 by Governor Phil Murphy.

“This is a huge victory for our children, their parents, and our state,” said Webber (R-Morris) in a statement. “This landmark legislation creates safer schools and prioritizes the ...

Softball: Montville Begins the Season with "Excitement"

April 16, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - After tackling the unpredictable weather this spring season, the Montville Township High School softball team has started off their season with a record of 3-3.

Although the girls began their season with a 3-5 loss against Mendham, Lady Mustangs have fought their way back to a .500 record with wins against Randolph and Newton this week as well as Kittatinny in Randolph’s ...

Towaco Volunteer Firefighter Honored by New Jersey Firemen's Home

April 13, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Forty-year veteran Towaco volunteer firefighter Joe Gretkowski was honored by the New Jersey Firemen’s Home in Boonton for his dedication and devotion to the social needs of the residents there, according to Towaco Volunteer Fire Department officials.

Recreation Assistant Sheila Thiesfeldt, representing Firemen’s Home President Hugh E. Flood, came to the March ...

Travels Focus - Rogers Center Offers WNY Fans a Taste of Major League Baseball

April 21, 2018

TORONTO, ON -- The start of the Major League Baseball season means summer is drawing closer. While there are no MLB teams to follow in the Greater Olean or Buffalo areas for summer, a trip across the border to Canada leads to the Toronto Blue Jays of the American League East.

The Rogers Centre, where the Blue Jays play, is regarded as one of the unique venues of baseball.

Long Beach Island Summer Shuttle No Longer A Free Ride

BRANT BEACH - The Long Beach Island Shuttle, an extremely popular service for visitors and residents of Long Beach Island, will have a fee for the first time beginning Memorial Day weekend. 

The Long Beach Township Board of Commissioners made the announcement at their meeting on Monday, April 9. 

Here is the overview on the fees:

One-way shuttle rides from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Travels Review - Bon Jovi Rocked the Newark Rock and Now They Journey to the Birthplace of Rock and Roll

NEWARK, NJ - If you wanted to define New Jersey, two names come to mind:  Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. 

Travels has had the pleasure of meeting and working with both and can vouch for their love of both the Garden State and greater New York area. This weekend they showed their appreciation to us with a special backstage tour and rock’n concert.

It ...

Overlook Named 'Employer of the Year' by NJ APSE

April 10, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center received the Employer of the Year Award from the New Jersey chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (NJ APSE) during the Facing the Future 26 Conference on transition and employment. The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) is the only national organization with an exclusive ...

Atlantic Health Among Six Regional Health Systems Forming Clinical Research Consortium

April 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research (PIER Consortium) ...

Area Girl Scouts Donate Care Packages to Overlook's Pediatric Eating Disorders Center

SUMMIT, NJ - Girl Scout Troops 96253 and 96252, both from Parsippany, delivered Jared boxes they filled with things like bubbles, stress balls, journals, coloring books, and other items to Overlook Medical Center's Pediatric Eating Disorders Center at Atlantic Health System Children’s Health.

The donated boxes are to help patients cope during treatment.

The Pediatric Eating ...

Montville's Lazar Middle School Students Serve Up Senior Luncheon

April 8, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Despite having to be rescheduled due to a snow day, the Lazar Middle School Senior Citizen Luncheon happened on March 23 without a hitch. The event, now in its 17th year, is presented by teacher Karen Jasterzbski’s Nutrition, Family and Consumer Studies students.

Ten seventh grade students in one of Jasterzbski’s classes who had the highest grades attended ...

Army Lt. and Montville Grad Aids Police in Stopping Carjacking

April 18, 2018

LAWTON, OK. – Montville Township High School graduate and U.S. Army 2nd Lieutenant Brandon Hatzel thought he’d be able to relax and have a smoothie in a café in Lawton, OK on March 19, but instead ran into the parking lot to aid police in the arrest of a would-be carjacker, according to the Fort Sill Tribune.

Hatzel and a fellow student in the Air Defense Artillery Basic ...

T.I.P. Non-Competition Award Applications Available Online

April 20, 2018

Applications for The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program’s (T.I.P.’s) two annual awards, the Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the Young Rider of the Year Award, are now available online at tjctip.com. Applications are due June 30.

The T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award recognizes a Thoroughbred that has excelled in a non-competitive career, such as equine-assisted ...

McInerney Rides Away with High Point Prestige Italia Saddle At Turf Tour

WELLINGTON, Fla. —The Ridge wrapped up its final week of Friday Night Lights and Turf Tour shows before heading back to their spring, summer, and fall base in Asbury, N.J.

The High Classic’s reserve champion rider and overall high point winner, Kelly McInerney, stole the show under the lights. She and Dinletto RK placed so well during the Friday evening series at Polo West their ...

Jersey Fresh Int'l is a World Equestrian Games Selection Event

STONE TAVERN, NJ — The 16th annual Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event (JFI) will take place May 9 through 13, at the Horse Park of New Jersey.

Over the years, JFI has helped determine both United States’ and Canadian World Equestrian Games and Pan Am Games Teams, and will again be a qualifying selection event for the U.S. Eventing Team whose athletes will compete in ...

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Mon, April 23, 3:30 PM

Montville Township Public Library, Montville

Paper Airplane Challenge

Education

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Mon, April 23, 7:00 PM

Senior House, Montville

Montville Republican Club Monthly Meeting

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Tue, April 24, 7:30 PM

Montville Township High School, Montville

Board of Ed @HIGH SCHOOL

Education

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Tue, April 24, 8:00 PM

Montville Township Municipal Building, Montville

Montville Township Committee Meeting

Government

Calling For The Resignation of Councilwoman June Witty

April 12, 2018

Dear Editor,

This week, Montville Township Republican Committeewoman, June Witty, posted a chart depicting a swastika that compared Democrats to Nazis on her personal Facebook page. This post by Committeewoman Witty was not only insensitive to township residents registered as Democrats but, more importantly, this post is rooted in hate and vitriol toward the Jewish Community. Anti-Semitism is ...

OneMontville Hosts Community Screening of “Love, Simon” with MSLstories.com

April 21, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - OneMontville announces a community screening of the new film, “Love, Simon” in coordination with MSLstories.com. The screening will take place on Sunday, May 6 at the AMC Theaters in Wayne, NJ starting at 3:45pm. Tickets are available for $9 per person, and may be purchased through local businesses promoting the event. Tickets are currently available at ...

Master Plan Kick-off Meeting to Be Held

April 8, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Township Committee, Planning Board, and Zoning Board of Adjustment will have a special “Master Plan Kick-off Meeting” at the municipal building on Thursday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.

The Master Plan is the document that has been “designed to guide the future development of the community, in a manner consistent with sound planning criteria and the ...

Short Evacuation Occurs at MTHS

April 17, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – A short evacuation occurred at Montville Township High School on April 17.

After the regular 2:10 p.m. dismissal, a fire alarm sounded but an announcement was made naming it a false alarm, according to a student who was in the building for an extracurricular activity.

The alarm again went off at 2:18 p.m. and the student said an announcement was made that the building ...

Police Officer Offers Cyber Safety Tips

April 21, 2018

POMPTON PLAINS, NJ – Sergeant Tom Rich of the Summit Police Department spoke before a room packed with parents wanting to hear about technology’s effect on their children and his seminar entitled “Media & Cyber Safety: Protecting Children and Teens” on April 12.

The 20-year police veteran discussed his passion for working with and helping children. He said that in a ...

Lifehouse, Andy Grammer, and Creedence Clearwater Revisited to Perform for 2018 NJ Balloon Festival

April 9, 2018

READINGTON, NJ – Balloons may be the main attraction at the annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, but music also takes center stage here.

The festival will be held July 27 through July 29 at Solberg Airport and this year’s main music attractions have been announced.

On Friday evening, Andy Grammer will perform. His debut album featured the platinum singles ...

OneMontville Hosts Community Screening of “Love, Simon” with MSLstories.com

April 21, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - OneMontville announces a community screening of the new film, “Love, Simon” in coordination with MSLstories.com. The screening will take place on Sunday, May 6 at the AMC Theaters in Wayne, NJ starting at 3:45pm. Tickets are available for $9 per person, and may be purchased through local businesses promoting the event. Tickets are currently available at ...

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Century 21 Open Houses This Weekend

MONTVILLE, NJ - Following are Century 21 Open Houses for this weekend:

Saturday, April 21 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)

Sunday, April 22 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)
172 Pine Brook Road, Montville
10 ...

Century 21 Open Houses this Weekend

MONTVILLE, NJ - Following are Century 21 open houses for this weekend:

Saturday, April 14 from 1 - 4 p.m.

1.  Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)

Sunday, April 15 from 1 - 4 p.m.

1.  42 Horseneck Road, Montville

2.  Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two ...

Century 21 Open Houses This Weekend

MONTVILLE, NJ - Following are Century 21 The Crossing open houses this weekend:

Saturday, April 7 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)

Sunday, April 8 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)
42 Horseneck Road, ...

Century 21 Open Houses This Weekend

MONTVILLE, NJ - Following are Century 21 The Crossing open houses this weekend:

Saturday, March 31 from 1 - 4 p.m.  

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)
1 Kirsten Court, Towaco
42 Horseneck Road, Montville

Saturday, March 31 from 1 - 3 p.m.

12 Pond View, Montville

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...

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