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Mayor Speaks to Chamber on JCP&L, Affordable Housing, Challenges, Projects Achieved

October 9, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Organization members and business people gathered at the Sept 12 Montville Township Chamber of Commerce luncheon to hear Mayor Richard Conklin speak on affordable housing, promises from JCP&L, township projects achieved, and what’s in the future, as he spoke on the “State of the Township.”

“Although our township has grown from approximately ...

Montville Township High School named #18 on New Jersey Monthly’s 2018 Top 100 Public High Schools List

October 17, 2018

MTHS Rises 30 Spots on the Magazine’s Bi-Annual report

MONTVILLE, NJ - New Jersey Monthly Magazine announced the 2018 Listing of the top 100 New Jersey Public High Schools last month. Montville raked at #18, rising from #48 in 2016. The list is published by the magazine every other year.

Rankings are determined based on a number of criteria including the student/faculty ...

Standards-Based Report Cards Adopted in Montville Township Elementary Schools

MONTVILLE, NJ –  At the Sept. 25 Montville Township Board of Education meeting, Andrea Woodring, Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, gave a presentation on changes to the district’s elementary report cards that have been implemented for the 2018-2019 academic year. The district will continue with its implementation of Standards-Based Report Cards ...

Football: Montville's Late Comeback Falls Short in 42-41 Loss to Sparta

October 20, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - In a game that featured two offenses that averaged over 30 points per game, it certainly was reasonable to expect a lot of offense in Friday night’s tilt between the Montville football team and Sparta.

Both teams showed off their offensive abilities throughout, but ultimately it was Sparta (6-2) which held on for a 42-41 win on Friday at Montville High School, as it ...

Football: Montville Continues Impressive Season, Tops Mount Olive 35-27 on Homecoming Night

MONTVILLE, NJ - In recent years, the Montville football team has not had much to look forward to late in the season.

The Mustangs have not made the state playoffs in 12 years, and have not recorded a winning season since the 2008 campaign.

But this year’s team has gotten off to an impressive start, and with each passing week, the state playoffs become even more of a possibility.

Local Reporter Killed While Walking on Route 10 in Randolph

October 15, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ - Lindsay Ireland, a reporter who worked for several sites and the Daily Record, died early Oct. 14 after being struck by a vehicle in Randolph, police said.

The incident took place on Route 10 in the early morning, said Randolph police  Lt. Christopher Guiliani said that the Ireland,  26, of Randolph, was struck and killed by Victor Retana, 30, ...

Montville Police Do Justice to Coffee with a Cop

MONTVILLE, NJ – Oct. 3 marked the Montville Township Police Department’s first Coffee with a Cop event, held at the Red Barn Restaurant in Towaco. Sponsored by the police and the Montville Township Drug Awareness Council, it was an opportunity for residents to meet the officers in town, ask questions, and voice concerns.

Coffee with a Cop is a national program launched in ...


October 12, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ- The Morristown CraftMarket, now celebrating its 42nd consecutive year as a nationally acclaimed and charitable fine art and craft show featuring 160 gifted artists from over 25 states throughout the country, will be held Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21 at the Morristown Armory, 430 Western Avenue, Morristown, NJ.

The show hours are:

Friday, October 19, 5pm to ...

Morristown Medical Center Recognized with Prestigious 2018 Quality Leadership Award

October 17, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ–  – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD Quality Leadership Award from Vizient, a health care performance improvement partner.

The award recognizes top-performing academic medical centers, complex teaching medical centers and community hospitals that demonstrate excellence in ...

Dianne Grossman, Founder of Mallory's Army™ to Speak on Bullying

MONTVILLE, NJ – OneMontville presents an evening with Dianne Grossman, founder of Mallory’s Army™, speaking on “How to Protect Your Family from ‘Not My Child’ Syndrome.” This important anti-bullying presentation will be held Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Montville Senior House.

After her daughter, Mallory, took her own life by suicide in June of ...

Montville Superintendent "Wins" Pork Roll Eating Contest

October 8, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – You may know her as the Hot Dog-Eating Superintendent, but now she is also the Pork Roll Eating Queen. Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar won the women’s pork roll sandwich eating contest on Sept. 29. Against her daughter.

Case’s Pork Roll company held a pork roll sandwich eating contest at the River Fest at the Arm and Hammer Stadium, home of ...

Pesticides, Tree Ordinance, Plastic Bag Ban Discussed at Montville Environmental Commission Meeting

October 7, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Environmental Commission held its regular meeting on Sept. 26 and discussed the door-to-door solicitation of pesticide spraying that caused a stir on social media over the summer, plus bamboo, large tree and plastic bag ban ordinances.

Member Michele Caron explained about pesticide spraying and how police or township officials can be sure that an ...

Resident Files Notice of Claim Against Twp After Fall Due to Pothole

October 11, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – A notice of claim has been sent to various township entities, the county and the state by a township resident who allegedly slipped and fell due to a pothole in front of her home on Mary Drive in Towaco.

Timothy Broking, an attorney for the firm Aiello Harris Marth Tunnero & Schiffman in Watchung, filed the notice on Sept. 17 on behalf of Beverlee ...

Buy Treats For Humans, Help Rescued Horses

October 20, 2018

PERRINEVILLE, NJ — Helping Hearts Equine Rescue is having a fall fundraiser.

Helping Hearts Equine Rescue was incorporated as on Jan. 10, 2008 as a non-profit corporation.

In the last nearly 11 years, Helping Hearts has helped hundreds of equines in need, young, old and everything in between. It is an expensive process.

Sales of buying popcorn, chocolates and wrapping ...

The Hunterdon County 4-H Pink Ladies Ride With A Purpose

RARITAN TWP., NJ — A group of young riders directly impacted by breast cancer, has been working to raise funds and awareness about the disease.

Four years ago the Pink Ladies was formed by members of the Round Valley Riders 4-H club in Hunterdon County after one of the members’ mother was diagnosed. 

The Pink Ladies set out to help other people and families battling ...

Have Some Halloween Fun At Harness Museum In Goshen

GOSHEN, N.Y. — Bring the kids to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, N.Y. on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a fun-filled old-fashioned Halloween celebration with a walk through our spooky stable. 

Participate in creepy crafts, play hauntingly fun games games and enjoy sweet treats. Decorate a headless horseman, ...

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Upcoming Events


Sun, October 21, 1:00 PM

Montville Township Public Library, Montville




Mon, October 22, 7:00 PM

Montville Senior House, Montville

Republican Club Meeting



Tue, October 23, 7:30 PM

Montville Township Municipal Building, Montville

Montville Township Committee Meeting



Thu, October 25, 7:00 PM

Montville Senior House, Montville

Montville Area Tea Party Meeting



Sat, October 27, 5:00 PM


Pathways Halloween Party

Arts & Entertainment Education

Love Shouldn't Hurt - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 9, 2018

Yes, domestic abuse happens in our community among all backgrounds, in both wealthy and modest neighborhoods.  It is the silent secret our neighbors are battling each day.  Bringing awareness helps support victims and escalates interventions to stop the violence and abuse.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and once again Rachel Coalition along with partnering local ...

Bingo Benefit for Cooney at St. John's Church

October 19, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – St. John's Episcopal Church of Boonton will be hosting a bingo fundraiser event on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. for Kyle Cooney. Kyle had a horrific car accident on Sept. 24 and is still in the ICU.

Guest callers will include Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, State Senator Joseph Pennacchio, Montville Township Mayor Richard Conklin and Kyle’s uncle, Deputy Mayor ...

Montville Day 2018 is Enjoyed by All

October 19, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – A slight chill didn’t keep residents away from Montville Day 2018 on Oct. 14, where they enjoyed food, music and fun. Organizations had booths so residents could find information and resources, meet their neighbors and political candidates, and learn about the many clubs and services available in the township. Good food was shared as food trucks lined up end to end, ...

Montville's Hilldale Elementary Students Learn About Celiac Disease

October 18, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville’s Hilldale Elementary School students learned about celiac disease late in September. Elly Sumka, who is a student at the school, has the disease, and in May she and her mom, Grace, were pivotal in encouraging the Montville Township Committee to declare Celiac Awareness Month in the township.

Third, fourth and fifth graders at the school attended an ...

Lake Hopatcong Foundation’s Floating Classroom Wins Environmental Award

October 20, 2018

LAKE HOPATCONG, NJ - The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) awarded the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom an Environmental Achievement Award “for outstanding accomplishment in local environmental protection” at its 45th Annual Environmental Congress at Mercer County College in West Windsor on Oct. 12.

The Floating Classroom, a 40-foot ...

Police Vow Crackdown on Underage Drinking at Far Hills Race Meeting

October 19, 2018

FAR HILLS, NJ – State, County and local law enforcement agencies plan a coordinated crackdown on underage drinking at Saturday's Far Hills Race Meeting.

Police will conduct identification checks of underage individuals suspected of drinking alcoholic beverages on the race grounds. Those individuals that are identified as underage will be taken into custody, charged and ultimately ...

Statewide Conference will Convene over 550 Leaders from Non-Profits, Business and Philanthropy

October 20, 2018

The Center for Non-Profits, New Jersey’s umbrella organization for the charitable community will convene over 550 attendees for the largest annual gathering of non-profit leaders and allies, at its 2018 New Jersey Non-Profit Conference, Raising the Voices of Our Communities, Wednesday, December 5 at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, New Jersey.

This ...


OPEN HOUSES This Weekend - October 20 & 21, 2018

The following homes have OPEN HOUSES presented by RE/MAX NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES this weekend.


  From 12 - 3 p.m.

  3 Elijah Court, Montville

  Click HERE to see Full Listing.


  From 2 - 4 p.m.

  381 Black Oak Ridge Road, Wayne

  Click HERE to see Full Listing.


  From 12 - 2 p.m.


OPEN HOUSES This Weekend October 13 &14, 2018

The following homes have OPEN HOUSES presented by RE/MAX NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES this weekend.


  From 12 - 3 p.m.

  16 Schneider Lane, Montville

  Click HERE to see Full Listing.

  Hosted by Nadine Khalil


  From 2 - 4 p.m.

  855 Route 202, Montville

  Click HERE to see Full ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 21

On this week’s AtlantiCast, see who has the cleanest hands in health care, find out how Atlantic Health System is training the next generation of health care professionals, Overlook Medical Center joins the robot revolution and much more!


'Other Desert Cities' unfolds with family secrets

‘Other Desert Cities’ unfolds with family secrets at Chatham Playhouse


CHATHAM, NJ – “Other Desert Cities,” the stirring drama by Jon Robin Baitz, revolves around a family’s loyalties and deceptions in a tony Palm Springs household. “Other Desert Cities” refers to the signs along the exit ramps on the California freeway.

The ...

‘The Color Purple’ flashes by with verve at Paper Mill

‘The Color Purple’ flashes by with verve at Paper Mill

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – This Tony-award winning musical caught audiences up in its stunning story of African American life in the deep south over a 40 year period, from 1909 until 1949.

Based in the novel by Alice Walker and a screen adaptation several years ago, the story centers on Celie (Adrianna Hicks), who ...

Pet Corner

Montville Pet Parents in Need of Volunteers

October 18, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Pet Parents organization has announced it is in need of volunteers for the following positions:

Cutting paper plates (used for feeding cats)
Handing out flyers at the Rabies Clinic on 11/10 – 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Baking for the bake sale at the Holiday Boutique

“This is great for kids needing service hours,” said Pet Parents ...