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Week in Review: Students Win On and Off Field

Township committee takes next steps in assessing fire department needs.

We’re past the midway point of June, and this time next week we can officially say it’s summertime. Weren’t we just talking about the mild winter we were having?

Regardless of the time of year, it was another great news week in Long Valley. For a full plate of what happened, go here.

To see the bigger headlines, continue reading.

While the school year has wound down, there were plenty of sports stories brought to us, and plenty of young athletes worth mentioning.

The West Morris Wolfpack’s , selected to the 19th Annual Paul Robeson East vs. West All-Star Game, made his presence known as the starting defensive end for the West. Despite a lopsided loss, Hamilton did what he could to help the team. .

Long Valley Patch reader and township resident Dave Kavanaugh sent over a great photo gallery of the junior and senior girls competing in the annual Powder Puff football game.

Capping off a great season under the leadership of coach Wayne Shapiro, the Long Valley Middle School baseball team was crowned Morris County Group IV champions after a come-from-behind-win against the Ridge Vikings.

The Washington Township Committee had a big work session meeting this week, and went over a variety of topics.

After the second West Morris Regional Education Advisory Committee meeting on June 7, Mayor Ken Short reported back to the committee with the outcome of the session, and asked the governing body to decide–again–if it was in agreement with spending $10,000 on a feasibility study for the area school’s structure. .

The committee also awarded a bid for a new fire truck that was included in this year’s capital budget. Within that same topic, however, the group decided it would likely move forward with conducting a study to assess how the Washington Township Fire Department is working, and if more or less equipment and houses were needed. .

Do you think any changes need to be made to the current fire department structure? .

Finally, there was more great news to come out of West Morris Central High School, as two sophomores, Louisa Oualim and Courtney Cross, headed to the University of Maryland to compete in the National History Day finals competition for a project the spent the last seven months working on.

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

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