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Week in Review: March Exits Like a Lion

Lockdown, love for Lightners top headlines.

The final week of March may have gone out like a lamb weather-wise, but the news lion was roaring from Monday through Friday.

As always, a full serving of the week’s happenings can be found here. To see the bigger headlines this week, continue reading.

Monday started off with a frenzy, as law enforcement from the surrounding regions and state descended upon Hackettstown High School after

for more than three hours. An exhaustive search returned no results, .

A dispatcher at the county , while police searched the area. , and police have

While we said goodbye to the month of March, Wayne Shapiro’s eighth grade Language Arts classes kept the ‘Madness’ alive with the inaugural edition of the Wonderful World of Language Arts Poetry Championship. The exercise helps gets students interested in the craft, while researching their topics during the ongoing competition. .

School budgets abounded this week, and it was good news for Washington Township. The West Morris Regional School District approved its 2012-13 spending plan, and Washington Township saw a decrease in its tax rate from last year. Same goes for the Washington Township School district, which dropped its tax levy 1-percent, in turn decreasing the tax rate for residents. , and click on

A group of community members announced this week that the first ever Rally in the Valley would take place for Glenn Lightner, a . The Rally will be a dinner event at St. Luke’s Parish on April 28. Tickets are for pre-sale only.

As the week came to a close, Long Valley Patch learned the battle for the bypass–or Long Valley Safety Project–continues, as Mayor Ken Short and Morris County Freeholder Director Bill Chegwidden aren’t seeing eye-to-eye on the issue and how–or when–it will continue. .

It was another great week in Long Valley, and we hope you enjoyed it.

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