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Free Lunch Program, Concussions Taken Seriously Top Long Valley News

Vote for your favorite Patch cupcake flavor, teen kneed and punched in head in Hackettstown other top headlines.

Schools Protect Kids Using Free Lunch Program

The National School Lunch Program, which is federally funded, reimburses the school district for each meal served, according to district business administrator Liz George. The district’s program highlights confidentiality to eliminate the anxiety a student might feel when purchasing lunch by way of a point of sale system.

Concussions Not Taken Mildly for WMC Players

For the fifth straight year, the high school’s athletic training department has been led by 30-year-employee Suzanne Barba. The trainer used to split her time between the classroom and training room, but now focuses solely on sports injuries to student athletes. While Barba isn’t so sure more concussions or head injuries are happening, she is confident that the recognition of them has grown.

Vote: Patch Cupcake's Five Flavor Finalists

We asked you what your favorite hyper-local community site tasted like and you responded! Comments, emails and phone calls all nominated flavors and topping combinations for our "Patchcake." Cheryl Burger from the in Chester is following up with a new challenge: create a Patch cupcake.

Teen Kneed, Punched in Face Outside Wendy's

A 16-year-old Hackettstown girl attacked another teen by kneeing and punching her in the face during a dispute outside Wendy's Tuesday night, Hackettstown Police said.

Family Leaves Long Valley After Irene Engulfed Home

After Hurricane Irene engulfed their Long Valley home, Michael Savino and his family moved out of state. It took five months for the family's insurance company to settle the claim, and originally the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offered the Savinos a phone and a crib. Savino said the agency ended up giving a small amount of help.

Long Valley Resident Makes Professional Stage Debut

Chelsea Friedlander has spent her young life making her mark. The Long Valley resident and product of the West Morris Regional school system is poised to make her professional debut in the Women's Theater Co.'s upcoming production of the "Fantasticks" opening Sept. 14 at the Parsippany Playhouse.

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