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Stalled Study, Major Roadwork Tops LV News

Regional school district overhauls guidance departments.

Much like the temperatures, local news was all over the place this week, and Long Valley Patch was there to share it.

For a full slate of what went on, go here.

To learn more about our bigger headlines, keep reading.

After outsourcing the Washington Township webmaster position on July 11, the Washington Township Committee and Bob Kelly came to an agreement to sever ties immediately, rather than have the employee work through the end of July, as originally requested.

The West Morris Regional Board of Education met Monday night and made a major change to its guidance departments. Superintendent Mackey Pendergrast offered the board three options that would alter the district’s counselors; fill the open position at West Morris Central; create one director position for the entire district; or eliminate the director position, supplanting it with lead counselors. Find out more about what the board decided by reading the story.

As scheduled by the Washington Township Committee earlier this year under a $975,000 capital improvement project, two roads will be closed beginning July 23 for major resurfacing projects. Read the story to find out more, and click on the map to see where the detours will take motorists.

In what is expected to be the biggest road project in Washington Township this year, the Middle Valley Road Bridge replacement, scheduled to begin in April, then May, then July, has been postponed yet again. See what the county engineering department had to say about the change.

The West Morris Education Advisory Committee held its third meeting Thursday night in Mendham Borough, and has hit a major bump in the road. In order to go forward as a committee to commission a feasibility study, the group must have a unanimous vote on what options to analyze. See which towns disagreed and what the next steps are by reading this.

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