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Week in Review: Road Repairs Coming to Twp.

Local youths changing the world to help others.

Week in Review: Road Repairs Coming to Twp. Week in Review: Road Repairs Coming to Twp. Week in Review: Road Repairs Coming to Twp.

What started off as a wet, dark week in Washington Township evolved into perfect spring weather and, as always, the news was as hot as ever.

To see a full slate of what took place this week, go here. For some of the bigger headlines, keep reading.

Major Issue Meetings

There were a couple of meetings this week that yielded important information, beginning with the West Morris Regional High School District’s regular board session Monday night.

The group discussed its self-evaluation, and ways to improve the way it administrates the district going forward. .

On Wednesday, the met and heard a presentation from engineers regarding the replacement of the Middle Valley Road Bridge, set to begin in July. The process could take six months, officials said. .

At that same meeting, Morris County Chief Engineer Steve Hammond told the committee that safety improvements were being made to portions of Schooley’s Mountain Road, including guardrails and a potential crosswalk.

It’s For the Kids

This week was packed with good news from great kids doing awesome things in town.

First, we learned that 16-year-old Alexis Kalmus is walking in the Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention event this October to honor her peers that have been lost to suicide. See how this came about,

Matt Liberato is 12 years old. He’s a sixth grader. He’s also a very competitive wrestler.

And now he’s a published author.

Liberato, as part of his sixth grade social studies Change The World project, decided to write–and publish–a 32-page fictional book about bullying and how one student stands up for another. .

One of Liberato’s classmates, Alyssa DeSimone, took her part in the Change the World project, holding two softball clinics for younger players and teaching the basic fundamentals of the game. .

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

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