From war to water, there was plenty of news to check out this week.
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Congressman Leonard Lance told Patch this week he doesn’t believe the United States should be involved in Syria’s civil war, and is planning to vote no when the House of Representatives votes in the coming days.
For the first time in district history, full day kindergarten will kick off in Washington Township schools this year. Plenty of planning has gone on to ensure a smooth transition, according to Superintendent Jeff Mohre.
Crews worked feverishly this week to make sure a pump house being built to support a new water line between Washington Township and Chester Township would be complete before the start of the school year, scheduled for Monday, Sept. 9. Washington Township School district business administrator Liz George said she was verbally promised the project would be complete in time for Monday.
The Long Valley Middle School will enter the 2013-14 school year with an additional guidance counselor, as the department expanded from two to three. The reason behind the move was to give better support to students and help with their long-range academic goals.