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Community Efforts, School Board Issues Top News

The Washington Township Committee awarded two hunting clubs the right to use municipal land for culling deer.

Rain, rain, go away? It was a soggy week in Long Valley, but there was still plenty going on. See what news came our way.

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Regional Board Member Criticized for Newsletter

At its most recent meeting, the West Morris Regional School Board touched on a contentious topic regarding the distribution of personal newsletters by members. A newsletter created by Chester representative Marcia Asdal was questioned by board Vice President Jacke Schram of Mendham. Read the story for more details.

Hundreds of participants gathered last weekend to compete in a 5K fun run, walk and bike event to benefit Long Valley’s Glenn Lightner, a 13-year-old battling brain cancer. The event was put together by the Washington Township PBA and Long Valley Middle School. Check out the photos uploaded by readers. Have your own? Post them directly to the gallery!

Teen’s Personal Loss Spurs Suicide Awareness

Alexis Kalmus lost her grandfather and classmate to suicide within 10 months of each other. Rather than shying away from the situation, the 17-year-old led her second consecutive team to walk in the Out of Darkness fundraiser to support suicide awareness, raising funds to benefit the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.

School Feasibility Study Still on Mayors’ Agenda

Washington Township Mayor Ken Short discussed with the rest of the committee options that may arise at the upcoming meeting of the West Morris Regional Education Advisory Committee on how to fund a feasibility study. While Short will continue on, some of his fellow committeemen were candid with their thoughts on the matter.

Twp. Receives $3K for Hunting on Public Land

The Washington Township Committee awarded two hunting clubs the opportunity to use municipal land to cull deer this season. The areas are on Spring Lane and Reservoir Road, and were approved for hunting use in 2011. 

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