MENDHAM / CHESTER, NJ – Patch goes over the main stories from the past week around Mendham and Chester.
Mendham explores funding for ‘major’ township renovation
The Mendham Township committee will discuss a bond ordinance to provide the township with an additional $600,000 for various capital improvements, according to the committee’s agenda. The committee will also authorize the issuance of $570,000 in bonds or township notes to fund part of the project costs.
West Morris Regional High School Board Application Deadline Looms
Nomination petitions for the West Morris Regional High School District school board in the November general election must be submitted by July 25 at 4 p.m. -19 pandemic.
Chester Music Festival returns with a variety of music, food and beer
Chester City Grounds will soon be bustling with musical performances as the third annual Chester Music Festival is due to take place this summer. The one-day music festival will take place on August 6 from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 134 Main St. in Chester. The festival will also include fun activities for children such as the Kiddie Rock ‘n’ Roll Show from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., as well as face painting, balloon art and games throughout the day.
Winning $10,000 lottery ticket sold at Morris Co. Deli
Two tickets, including one sold in Morris County, for the Mega Millions draw on Friday, July 8 won the third prize. This Morris County ticket won the third place prize and it matched four of the five white balls and the gold mega ball drawn, winning the $10,000 prize, the NJ State Lottery said. .
Vietnam Memorial’s ‘Moving Wall’ Replica Draws Thousands of Attendees
By the time the closing ceremonies took place at Morris County College this morning, nearly 5,000 residents of Morris County and beyond had visited “The Moving Wall” Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The Moving Wall, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., was installed at County College of Morris in Randolph and is half the size in D.C. It is one of two traveling versions that have sailed in the United States since 1984.
Donations sought for United Way school supply drive in Morris County
As students return to school in the fall, demand for school supplies and tools increases, and United Way of Northern New Jersey is looking for volunteers and donations to help meet that demand. United Way of Northern New Jersey hosts its annual United Way Tools for School campaign, which provides students with the basic tools they need to succeed in school.
3 teens charged after Stolen Car Crash in Morris County
A stolen car crashed into a utility pole and caught fire while trying to stop traffic on Route 53 South early Wednesday morning, police said. Following the accident, three Essex County teenagers were arrested and charged with unlawfully taking transportation and resisting arrest before being released to family members pending a future hearing date.
Criminal trespassing, 3 DWI incidents: Chester Police Blotter
Chester Township Police Department officers handled more than 4,600 incidents during the months of May and June. According to the police, 58 traffic accidents were investigated. Officers responded to 118 calls requesting assistance from the first aid brigade and 32 calls requesting assistance from the fire department.
$3.3M in school administration salaries in Mendham, Chester
Superintendent and principal salaries have gone up statewide, and taxpayers in Mendham and Chester spent $3,321,581 on their school district‘s superintendent and principals last year. According to data from the New Jersey Department of Education, more than 2,500 education administrators in the state earned $150,000 or more in the previous school year.