School Study Axed, Violent Crime Up Tops News
Another step to the Larison's visioning process in Chester and a new fire truck in Mendham round out the week in review.
Mendham and Chester news leading into the holiday week was peppered with surprising turns in the West Morris Regional School District as well as another call for input on the Larison’s Turkey Farm site. See the five hot stories this week below.
After nearly two years of bickering and consternation, the mayors of the five communities that comprise the West Morris Regional School District have called off the feasibility study and plan to work on other issues instead.
Residents questioned the decision to evacuate Cherry Tree Lane in Chester during Hurricane Sandy and Chester Township Mayor Bill Cogger took umbrage.
It was the first of classes since Friday's shocking school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., stunned the nation as 20-year-old Adam Lanza took the lives of 27 people, including his own mother.
The Mendham Fire Department will be receiving a new ladder truck after the borough council approved a $927K bid.
While flat across the state, the Uniform Crime Report showed a spike of violent crime in the area.
Feedback from a younger generation is being sought by the Chester Borough governing body before taking the next step in the visioning process.