Montville Top Stories

November 12, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township High School “School of Rock” music organization was one of seven groups whose documentaries were winners in the Sonic Highways Hometown Documentaries Film Festival contest. Steven Van Zandt, who is a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, worked in ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Twp Police Department responded to a burglary call at 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 10 on Asa Street, according to Acting Chief Andrew Caggiano.  Caggiano said the crime occurred between Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 when the homeowners were not home. The homeowners reported numerous ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Oct. 23 Montville Township Committee meeting had a unique turn of events when attorney Steven Schepis came to the microphone during the public portion and asked the committee to consider his client’s senior living facility project. The Allegro Company has filed an application ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Residents of Towaco were treated to enthusiastic car horn honking around noon on Nov. 8 as the Cooney family brought home 18-year-old Kyle Cooney, who had spent the last 44 days in the hospital and then rehab due to a car accident he had on Sept. 24. It’s been a long path for the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Harry Ettlinger died on Oct. 21, according to an obituary in the Daily Record. Ettlinger was a frequent speaker in Montville, as he participated in Lazar Middle School’s Living Lessons program. Ettlinger was one of the “Monuments Men” during World War II. Born a Jew in Nazi ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - According to the unofficial results, with nearly 54% of registered voters voting in Montville Township, Republican and current Deputy Mayor Frank Cooney won the election to continue as a member of the Montville Township Committee for a term of three years, defeating Emily ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Residents who attended the Nov. 3 Montville Township Public Library Diwali celebration were treated to a multi-station event where kids and adults could experience different facets of the holiday and learn about the Hindu Festival of Lights. Members of the library’s Teen Advisory ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties (RNP) hosted a fun filled gala complete with a fabulous tricky tray and phenomenal band this past Thursday! The Montville Township community consisting of RNP realtors, staff, clients and friends came together for a great cause, raising $20,000 for the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Recreation Department’s annual trunk or treat went off with a “boo” on Halloween as hundreds of township kids gathered on the hill near the amphitheater and ran from vehicle to vehicle to gather treats on Oct. 31. Recreation Supervisor Kelley Kehoe said it ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - Mike Burke's go-ahead 5-yard touchdown run with 14 seconds remaining helped lead the Montville football team to a 24-17 win over Warren Hills in the first round of the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 state playoffs on Saturday night at Montville Township High School. It marked ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – On Jan. 1, 2019, Deputy Mayor Frank Cooney’s term on the township committee will expire leaving one open seat on the Committee. On Nov. 6, Montville Township residents will be voting as to who will fill the position: another term for Republican Cooney, or Democrat opponent Emily ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The mother of a 12-year-old who took her own life in 2017 spoke in Montville on Oct. 11, teaching residents her hard-learned lessons on bullying, social media use, and suicide. Dianne Grossman of Rockaway spoke at the Senior House to a packed audience at the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County authorities are seeking help in finding a 15-year-old Mountain Lakes boy who has been missing since Oct. 30. In a statement, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Mountain Lakes Police Chief Shawn Bennett  said the boy, Thomas Kolding, who lives in Mountain ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Residents gathered at the Pine Brook Volunteer Fire Department on Oct. 13 to eat spaghetti and raise money towards the medical expenses of Kyle Gauweiler. About 400 attended the dinner, which included pasta cooked by the Parsippany Sons of Italy, several 50/50s and a tricky tray, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Jeffrey Himelson was just 14 years old when he lost his father to brain cancer.  He was entering his freshman year at Montville Township High School and he said he lost his father in less than a year of the diagnosis. He credits his close relationship with his cousins, his aunt ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Cedar Hill Home and School held its ninth annual Pumpkin Blaze event at the school on Oct. 25. Staged in the outdoor classroom, a learning area in the woods next to the school, 25 families set out their jack’o’lanterns on the picnic tables there for the kids to view and ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Actor Neill Hartley brought his rendition of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” to the Montville Township Public Library on Oct. 25.  Dressed in colonial garb, the Philadelphia-based Hartley performed the one-man show mainly as Ichabod Crane, the lead character in ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Assistant Superintendent Casey Shorter gave a presentation on student performance, stating that the accomplishments of the students show the balance in the accomplishments of students in the district among test scores, arts, clubs and sports. The Department of Education has made ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - Deen Ninche caught three passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns to lift Montville to a 48-13 win over Vernon on Friday night in Vernon. The win meant Montville closed out the regular season with a 7-2 record, which is the most wins for the program since the 2006 season when it ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville boys soccer team has big things on its mind as it prepares for next week’s state tournament. The Mustangs, who finished 6-12 last season, have turned things around in 2018. They currently stand at 10-6-2, and earned the fifth seed in the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – After 19 years of being located in the Red Barn Plaza in Towaco, Eli’s Bagels owner Elias Youssef will be moving his business across the street to a former residence nestled among industrial buildings. Youssef’s application was approved unanimously at the Oct. 3 Montville Township ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee said “no” to marijuana at its Oct. 9 meeting, passing a resolution opposing the legalization of recreational marijuana. The resolution reads in part that, according to the October 2017 Rocky Mountain High Density Drug Trafficking Area annual ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – A host of county road paving and improvement projects have begun or are set to start soon across Morris County, as contractors make a push to get the county road work done prior to the onset of colder autumn weather. Concrete work has started on Jacksonville Road/Newark Pompton ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Drug Awareness Council hosted Overdose Awareness Day on Oct 7, both to thank first responders for being on the front lines of the opioid addiction epidemic in Morris County, and to continue to bring awareness to the addiction problem in our country. Sharon Cimino spoke of her ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – When the wooden “Cedar Hill” sign in front of Cedar Hill Elementary School in Towaco was knocked over by a car accident almost two years ago, the Home and School Association gave the school a new electronic sign in its place. A retaining wall in front of the sign was also ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Many dogs who are surrendered to the animal shelter not once, but twice, don’t get another chance, but Boomer not only got a second chance – he is helping Morris County residents in an important way. After 14 weeks of training, Boomer is now a certified Morris County Sheriff’s ...

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