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Montville Drug Problem, Blue Lines and Police Budget Discussed at Township Committee Meeting

January 14, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – Mayor Jim Sandham asked for the township committee’s “indulgence” as he will be meeting in a very small committee composed of Deputy Mayor Frank Cooney, Township Administrator, Board of Education President Matthew Kayne, BOE Vice President Carmela Novi, and Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar to discuss strategies for addressing the drug problem in ...

Montville Residents Thanked for Service on Boards and Committees

MONTVILLE, NJ – Residents were honored and thanked for their combined 179 years of volunteering to the benefit of Montville Township residents at the Jan. 1 Montville Township Committee reorganization meeting.

Two residents had spent 32 and 24 years volunteering for the town.

Ralph Avallone, Sr. served on the Housing Committee for 32 years and was chair for ten years.

“We ...

Montville #1 in County for 2016 Heroin Deaths: Mayor Gives "State of Montville" Speech

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville’s seven heroin and opiate deaths in 2016 make it the number one town in Morris County for such deaths, according to Mayor Jim Sandham in his “State of Montville” address given at the reorganization meeting Jan. 1.

Township police also made 53 heroin arrests, which was the fourth highest in the county, he said.

The opioid-blocking drug narcan ...

Federal, State and County Dignitaries on Hand to Congratulate Montville Township on its 150th

MONTVILLE, NJ – Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, State Senator Joseph Pennacchio, the Morris County Freeholders and Sheriff James Gannon were among the first to congratulate residents of Montville Township and its committee members on its sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, at a ceremony held on Jan. 1.

Although the Congressman was unable to attend, Pennacchio read a letter with ...

Lt. Gov. Guadagno To Administer Oaths at Morris Freeholders Reorganization Meeting on Friday; Montville Residents Invited

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Board of Freeholders will hold its annual public reorganization meeting for 2017 on Friday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m., in the public meeting room of the county’s Administration and Records Building, 10 Court Street in Morristown

Doug Cabana will officially take over duties as Freeholder Director, replacing Kathy DeFillippo who is stepping down ...

Township Committee Member Richard Cook Sworn In

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee held its annual reorganization meeting on Jan. 1, 2017. Richard Conklin was sworn in for a second term and Richard Cook was sworn in for his first term.

Cook ran unopposed in the Republican party and replaced Committee Member Scott Gallopo, who stepped down after two terms. Cook will serve a three-year term.

Cook thanked Gallopo for his ...

Montville Police Salaries Ordinance Passes and Township Committee Meeting Dates Set for 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township Committee passed an ordinance on Tuesday, Dec. 20 that established rates of compensation for employees covered by collective bargaining agreements with PBA Local 140 and with Montville Superior Officer’s Association.

​For 2016, employees will receive a 2 percent raise and for 2017 they will receive a 2.75 percent raise.

​The ...

Preliminary Appointments for 2017 Made by Montville Township Committee at Special Meeting

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township Committee held a special meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 20 for preliminary 2017 board, committee and commission appointments. Some positions are still in review, some need verification and there are vacancies in some positions. It was noted that the chairmen’s recommendations are highly taken into consideration when making these ...

Montville Township Committee Nominates Mayor & Deputy Mayor for 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - James Sandham and Frank Cooney were elected mayor and deputy mayor respectively by the Montville Township Committee at a special meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 20. 

Sandham, Cooney, and newly elected Committeeman Richard Cook will be sworn in at the reorganization meeting taking place at the municipal building on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017 at ...

Montville Police Officer Crownover Sworn in at Township Committee Meeting

MONTVILLE, NJ – Mayor Jim Sandham swore in Patrolman Brian Crownover at the Dec. 13 Montville Township Committee meeting.

Crownover grew up in Montville and was a Montville Township Police Explorer for seven years. He graduated from Montville Township High School and received certification in welding from Morris County School of Technology. He attended County College of Morris and earned ...

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Women's March on Washington: Why, and Why Now

January 12, 2017

As Donald Trump’s inauguration draws near, a number of groups are planning various events and rallies – perhaps most notably, the Women’s March on Washington. I have read a number of opinion pieces and spoken to many people about the March, and several questions and criticisms seem to consistently arise. I would like to address some two of the major themes.

(Q) The election ...

Women's March on Washington: Why, and Why Now

January 12, 2017

As Donald Trump’s inauguration draws near, a number of groups are planning various events and rallies – perhaps most notably, the Women’s March on Washington. I have read a number of opinion pieces and spoken to many people about the March, and several questions and criticisms seem to consistently arise. I would like to address some two of the major themes.

(Q) The election ...