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Week in Review: Projects Begin, End in LV

Major projects begin, end in Washington Township.

While it was hard to tell if it was the middle of March or the middle of May, thanks to some incredible weather, there was a whole lot of news to cover.

For the comprehensive package of news from the past seven days, go here. For some of our bigger headlines, keep reading.

The week began with stories about two 13-year-old boys battling through the fight of their lives. First was Malcolm Sutherland-Foggio, a Florham Park native who spoke to students at the about how he overcame Ewing’s Sarcoma and began his own non-profit foundation to for cancer research. .

Locally, we learned about Middle School student Glenn Lightner, who’s had four brain surgeries to remove tumors over the past five years. Glenn’s neighbors and friends have begun raising money for him and his fam Learn more about how you can help Glenn here.

Long Valley Patch asked readers what they’d like to see fill the vacant building atop Schooley’s Mountain, which used to house the Mountain View Inn. Comments ranged from knocking the place down to restoring the restaurant.

The planning board had a busy night this week, reviewing site plans for a new school bus maintenance facility and potential Heath Village expansion.

The bus facility, expected to be 5,000 square-feet, would be built on the township owned land where the is located.

Owners of are hoping to expand their community with a 100-home retirement facility right across the street from the original complex.

Finally, as the week came to a close, Long Valley Patch learned that the Morris County Freeholders have deemed the Long Valley Safety Project a no-go. The governing body is no longer supplying funds to the bypass, according to Washington Township Mayor Ken Short. Learn more about the project–and join the conversation–.

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

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