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Long Valley designer's gift bags to be given to country music stars.

The week started off just fine in Washington Township, then ended with a storm of activity as we prepared for Hurricane Sandy to gust through town. Before the hysteria piqued, there was plenty of news to know.

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Tech Teaching to be High School Focal Point

West Morris Regional High School District Superintendent Mackey Pendergrast gave a presentation to the board of education this week, highlighting the direction of the schools when it comes to technology. Pendergrast says the technology wave is more like a tsunami, and the district will embrace it every step of the way.

Country Music Stars to Get Long Valley Gifts

Long Valley resident Jess Gattone, owner of Sparetire Designs, recently came up with a design for gift bags that is so great, it’s being given to celebrities at the Country Music Awards on Nov. 1. Check out the story and how it came to be, and of course, congratulate one of your neighbors!

An independent study was conducted by four researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia that showed Kyleigh’s Law prevented more than 1,600 teen crashes in its first full year. The law, signed into action in May 2010, requires young drivers to abide by curfews, have less passengers in the vehicle, and affix decals on license plates.

Teacher of the Month Given to LVMS Educator

A few years ago, Matt Marciano just wanted his students to help their communities and do their part in the world. His Change the World program has blossomed so much and beginning to spread so far, he was recently named Teacher of the Month by “Think Teachers Magazine” and will be on NJTV in coming weeks.

Varsity Baseball Infield Getting $18K Upgrade

Thanks to community members and businesses alike, the West Morris Central varsity baseball infield turf will be a thing of the past, as a much-needed upgrade will be performed before the start of the 2013 season. Donations from booster clubs, families and services provided at no charge will be utilized to make the changes. 

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