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.
Regional Feasibility Study Called Off By Mayors
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.
'Normal' Day for West Morris After CT Shooting
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.
Mendham Boro Approves Bid For New Fire Truck
The Mendham Fire Department will be receiving a new ladder truck after the borough council approved a $927K bid.
Violent Crime up in Mendham and Chester in 2011
While flat across the state, the Uniform Crime Report showed a spike of violent crime in the area.
Younger Demographic Input Sought For Larison's Property
Feedback from a younger generation is being sought by the Chester Borough governing body before taking the next step in the visioning process.