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Montville Fire Commissioner President Passes Away

July 24, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Fire Department announced with regret the passing of Montville Fire Commissioner President James Berry on Saturday, July 22, said Chief Alan Cook. He was 75.

Berry succumbed to a prolonged illness after serving on the fire department and its administration for 55 years, Cook said. He had been a chief of the department and a commissioner since 1993, according ...

Township Committee Says Farewell to Montville Township Clerk

MONTVILLE, NJ - Montville Township Mayor James Sandham said, “Tonight is a sad night and a happy night for the Township Committee.” After 24 years of service to Montville Township, Township Clerk Trudy Atkinson will be retiring as of July 31. The township will be losing one of its most efficient and dedicated employees.

Atkinson was honored at the ...

Montville Township First Aid Squad Honors Members with Decades of Service

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township First Aid Squad gathered on July 11 to honor members with more than 20 years of service.

Joint New Jersey legislative resolutions for the members were sponsored by Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce,  Senator Joe Pennacchio and Assemblyman Jay Webber, and were presented to the members. Pennacchio and DeCroce attended the ceremony to present the ...

Montville Girl Scout Aids Battered Women's Shelter by Collecting Donations

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville resident Tianna Groelly has been a Girl Scout since she was in kindergarten, climbing through the ranks of Daisies, Brownies, all the way up and finally to the Ambassador level.

In January of 2017, she started volunteering at Strengthen Our Sisters, which is a network of homeless shelters that offers a refuge to battered women and their children, along with ...

Montville Township Residents Enjoy Patriotic Performance on 4th of July

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township residents gathered at the Henry Doremus house on July 4 to enjoy a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence, complemented by re-enactors, ceremony and honor.

The Montville Township Police Explorers Post 805 presented the colors, and Michael Karsen played the trumpet as the crowd sang the National Anthem.

Courier and Towaco resident ...

Montville Township High School Graduate Receives Prestigious Award at Stanford University

MONTVILLE, NJ - Sophia Laurenzi graduated from Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA on June 17, 2017 with honors from the Science, Technology and Society Program and with a BA degree in Psychology: Neuroscience Concentration.

She was awarded the distinguished Firestone Medal of Excellence in Undergraduate Research for her thesis, “The Gray Matter of Young Adulthood: ...

Montville Township Celebrates the 4th with Fireworks, Pie-Eating and Hot Dog-Eating Contests

MONTVILLE, NJ – The 4th of July celebration started Thursday with bands and the carnival in Montville Township and continued Saturday with the parade.

After the parade, the colors were displayed and the Pledge of Allegiance was said by the VFW Post 5481 and the Montville Police Explorers Post 805, led by former post commander Frank Warholic. Montville Township High School graduate Jackie ...

Montville Township Holds 2017 4th of July Parade

MONTVILLE, NJ – After days of rain, the sun shone bright in Montville Township for the 2017 4th of July parade. This year’s June 24 parade marked the township’s 150th anniversary celebration.

Held along the usual Changebridge to Horseneck Road route, it featured bands, clowns, Sheriff James Gannon and decorated bicycles. The Grand Marshalls were VFW Post 5481 and local ...

Montville Township Committee Awards Anniversary Poster Contest Winners

MONTVILLE, NJ - Poster winners of the Montville Township 150th Anniversary Poster Contest received their prizes at the Montville Township Committee meeting on Tuesday, June 13.

Winning posters can be viewed at town hall until after the July Fourth events.

The themes for the posters were: What I Like Best about Montville, My Favorite Place in Montville and Growing Up in ...

Towaco Civic Association Awards Scholarship, Donates to VFW, Funds Street Signs

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Towaco Civic Association awarded two $500 scholarships to MTHS seniors Alex Benno and Cameron Zurawlow at the June 8 Senior Awards night, and invited the students to their May 24 meeting so members could meet them.

The students were chosen from a total of 16 applicants, according to TCA Scholarship Committee Chair Laura Gerard.

Committee member Georgianna ...

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