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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. 

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.

Shaira Leah Gomez January 09, 2013 at 09:41 PM
School should be one of those places where students could feel safe and secured. But in this case I can't merely understand why threat for student's life are rising at their own school. Where in fact this should be their place of learning together with other children. But this horrible thing could be avoided already. My friend told me about a smart phone app wherein you can ask help anytime at anywhere if you feel you're in trouble with just a press of a panic button.

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