Roxbury Top Stories

October 17, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Succasunna resident and former Scout leader Bob Williams is dealing with kidney disease and his wife, Kathleen, has embarked on a difficult quest: Finding somebody willing to become a living organ donor.. In a Facebook plea, Kathleen Whalen Williams said "time is not on Bob's ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Kitchin Dentistry, situated at 40 Main Street in Succasunna, is hosting a "Halloween Candy Buy Back," a program in which it pays kids for their extra candy and sends the donated goodies to members of the military serving overseas and to first-responders at home. "The Halloween ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The site of the former Roxbury Inn on Main Street in Succasunna is on track to become home for seven townhouse units. Township officials recently changed the site’s zoning, a move done in deference to a developer’s desire to build the townhouses there. The 2-acre parcel has been ...

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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 a dog named 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 ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - Lindsay Ireland, a reporter who worked for several TAPinto.net 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 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Worshipers at the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna today offered thanks to all involved in the restoration of their church’s steeple, a long-awaited project that took place this summer. The steeple dedication service, part of the congregation’s 10 a.m. Sunday Worship, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Board of Education and the Roxbury Education Association’s (REA) negotiations teams have reached common ground" for contract settlement and have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that contains the terms and details of the agreement for the 2017-2020 contract. The ...

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ROXBURY, N.J. - By October, summer’s roar of activity at Hopatcong State Park in Landing fades to little more than the whisper of windswept leaves scraping along pavement. But some days are exceptions. The sixth annual Lake Loop, which took place Oct. 7 at the park, pulled in several hundred ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Already blessed by the existence of the Heard family’s annual “Halloween House,” Halloween lovers in Roxbury can have even more fun by navigating their way to the home of Danny and Marianne D’Amico. As they do for Christmas, the D’Amicos make great use of their corner lot at 23 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury community is invited to attend an Oct. 20 ceremony honoring the Tardive family for its role in starting youth football in the township 60 years ago. The ceremony will take place around 6 p.m. at the Horseshoe Lake Park football field before the Roxbury Jr. Gaels varsity ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – To hide their assets from creditors, the owners of the former Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury set up “sham” trust accounts for their children then illegally, and with help from their lawyers, raided the trusts to pay mortgages and legal fees, according to a state grand jury. The ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School marching band recently took first place for its group, and won many other awards, at an invitational competition. Competing at the West Orange Invitational, the  Roxbury Marching Gaels took the top prize in Group 3A with a score of 85.1. The first place ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – It's been a season of challenges, growth and upbeat attitude for the Roxbury High School volleyball team,which reached 8-8 on Oct. 5 with a win over Kinnelon in a Morris County Tournament (MCT) first-round match,  The team, which takes on Jefferson today, will face West Morris on ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - (Editor's Note: Police now say the woman was found and the wallet was recovered) Roxbury police are seeking information relating to the theft of a wallet that was accidentally left at a Succasunna garage sale on Saturday. Police said the incident happened at a house on Sunnyview ...

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  ROXBURY, NJ – More than a half-century after 21-year-old Succasunna resident James Ohlinger was killed in Vietnam, the Army private was remembered today with the unveiling of an honorary street sign on the corner of Thor Drive and Reider Street. The “street blade” installation was the ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - The Randolph High School football team celebrated homecoming Friday by showing no mercy to its rival neighbors from Roxbury, running out to 26-0 halftime lead, and then cruising to a 33-0 victory to move to 6-0 on the season. The loss, which came on the heels of a Sept. 29 35-12 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Teachers and students in the Roxbury School District will be asked to step away from technology on four days this year during what the district is calling “tech-free days.” The goal of the initiative, in part, is to teach students how to develop enough will-power to resist the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Without much effort, you could have snuck right up to Craig Heard the other day as he worked on this year's version of his annual Halloween House display in Succasunna. But scaring him? Not likely. If the vast array of creepy-crawlies, skulls, pirates, ghosts, vampires and monsters ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury Rotary Club is taking orders for fresh fruit and pies, a yearly tradition that raises money for the organization’s scholarship and other charity activities. “We sell 900 to 1,000 cases of fruit and we sell around 150 pies,” said Roxbury Rotarian Gary Ribe. “The club ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Steve Alford and the Roxbury Rotary Club have launched a GoFundMe effort to raise money for Joyce Bambach, a veteran sports photographer who is battling cancer. The site hopes to raise $30,000 on behalf of Bambach. It says that Bambach, who has been snapping photos of high school ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Military veterans could have a free place to work out in Morris County thanks to a non-profit organization founded by a Roxbury High School graduate. The organization, Warrior Strong, is considering a Morris Plains site for a fitness center where veterans could be members for no ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School Honors Wind Symphony was recently selected as a Commended National Winner in the Mark of Excellence/National Wind Band Honors Project. It is a national competition, entered by recording, in which the top quarter are selected as National Winners and the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - In a matchup between two 1-2 teams fighting to reach.500, it was Roxbury who would get there Saturday by defeating Morristown 35-12. The story of the game was turnovers, penalties and the inability by Morristown to stop the run, which allowed Roxbury to dominate. On the first ...

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WHARTON, NJ - An investigation aided by Roxbury police led to the recent arrest of a Mine Hill man accused of stealing property worth more than $4,000 and a Mine Hill woman found to be in possession of the stolen goods, police said. The man, Christopher Courter, 36, was arrested Sept. 26 and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Township Board of Education was one of the three latest districts to be recognized for the Carole E. Larsen Master Board Certification (MBC). School boards from Roxbury, Denville and Netcong were recognized Sept. 20 at the Morris County School Boards Association meeting ...

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ROXBURY, NJ -  Roxbury High School will host the 10th annual Roxbury Marching Band Classic this Saturday, Sept. 29.  Gates open at 4 p.m. with the competition running from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Entry wristbands will be available at the gate for $10 general admission, $8 admission for those 65+ ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The developers converting the former Ledgewood Mall into The Shops at Ledgewood Commons has signed contracts with a number of retailers, including Five Below, Ulta Beauty and DSW, it was announced on Wednesday. Appearing before the Roxbury Planning Board, representatives of the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The new Landing Road Bridge and related upgrades to the area will cost about $22 million and should be completed in 2022, said a consultant for the project Tuesday. In a presentation to the Roxbury Mayor and Council, consultant Michael Viglianco said the project will remain in the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – It was “Welcome to Roxbury” tonight for nine dogs and 14 cats from North Carolina that arrived at the Eleventh Hour Rescue facility in Succasunna. The animals came from shelters in two North Carolina counties ravaged by Hurricane Florence. Awaiting them were people, from Roxbury ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -  Jennifer Skomial, of Roxbury, was recently chosen as the Morris County Teacher of the Year and now is in the running to be named New Jersey State Teacher of the Year. Skomial has been a teacher at Morris County School of Technology in Denville for the past 10 years. For the past ...

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