Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Former Accountant Admits Forging $125K Company Check

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FLORHAM PARK — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that LePolian McConnell, 34, East Orange, and a former employee of Kushner Company in Florham Park, pled guilty yesterday to one count of second degree Theft by Deception in violation of N.J.S. 2C:20-4(a); one...

Morris County Commissioners Present 2022 Capital Spending Plan

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MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Board of County Commissioners unveiled a $67,242,800 million capital spending plan that expands educational programs at the Morris County School of Technology, while aggressively investing in improvements to county roads, intersections, bridges, and culverts. The board’s Capital Budget Committee,...

Butler man indicted for attempted murder of police officer, other crimes

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MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp has announced that a Morris County Grand Jury has returned two Indictments against Dylan Howard (aka Dylan Hannah) related to a series of crimes occurring in Butler between March 8 and March 31, 2016, including...

Community Invited to the 2018 Youth Protection Symposium Opioid Awareness, Protecting Our Teens

MORRIS COUNTY — Last year it was reported that more than 42,000 people died of opioid overdose in 2016 – a 28 percent increase from 2015. And many opioids are being obtained legally through prescriptions written across the country. The Youth Protection Committee of Patriots’...

Morris County Jury Convicts Connecticut Man for Weapons Crimes

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MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that on March 20, a Morris County jury found Mr. Robert B. Wiggins, 33, Hamden, Connecticut, guilty of Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, and due to a previous conviction for burglary, he was also found guilty...

Morris County’s Triple-A Financial Rating Is Reaffirmed

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County had its top-ranked Triple-A bond rating reaffirmed and it’s financial stability again ranked as better than the federal government, with a strong and stable financial outlook issued this month by Moody’s Investors Services and Standard Poor’s, the nation’s two largest bond...

Donate to Parsippany Winter Clothing Drive

PARSIPPANY — Area residents can help those in need by donating warm winter clothing. Mutual Morris and the Parsippany Clergy Council are currently hosting a Winter Clothing Drive to assist needy families during the cold winter months. Coats, jackets, gloves, and hats of any size...

Table of Hope and Morris County Park Police Feed The Hungry

MORRIS COUNTY — Table of Hope Mobile Food Pantry and the Morris County Park Police distributed more than 1000 cases of fresh produce, meat, and food to hungry families in Morris County, on Saturday, October 17. Table of Hope enjoys collaborating with communities and law...

Peck School Class of 2015 Commencement and Awards

MORRISTOWN — On Friday, June 10, the thirty-two members of The Peck School’s eighth grade class graduated. Family, friends, alumni, faculty, staff, and most of the student body of the school attended the commencement ceremony. The Peck School has been preparing bright young minds...

Morris County Law Enforcement Prevents 42 Fatal Heroin and Opiate Overdoses

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces today that during 2015 Morris County Law Enforcement agencies collectively saved 42 people from succumbing to a fatal opiate overdose through the administration of Narcan® (Naloxone). In the summer of 2014, the Morris County Prosecutor’s...

2019 Scholarship Recipients to be Honored by The 200 Club of Morris County

MORRIS COUNTY — The 200 Club of Morris County's Scholarship Committee cordially invites you to celebrate the achievements of our 2019 Scholarship Recipients. Join us as we present scholarships to these outstanding high school seniors who have shown extraordinary dedication to their studies while...

Statement on Budget Deal by Ron DeFilippis

MORRIS COUNTY — Democrats Control both Statehouses and the Governor’s Mansion. They have spent the last four months arguing over what is the best plan to make New Jersey less affordable. The Legislators say increase these taxes, the Governor responds my tax increases are...

Freeholders Announce Njac Foundation 2018 Scholarships Awarded To Morris County Students

MORRIS COUNTY — College scholarships to four Morris County Vocational School District students were announced today by the New Jersey Association of Counties Foundation at an event held at the Morris County Board of Freeholders meeting in Morristown. The scholarships were made possible by generous...

The power and beauty of Niagara Falls by Peter Alessandria

Story by Peter Alessandria, Photographer I woke up one morning in late February and something inside said I needed to go to Niagara Falls. The Falls had been in the news recently: a group from National Geographic climbed the face of the American Falls which had frozen...

Surrogate’s Office Moving Operation On-Line to Protect Public From Potential Virus Germs

MORRIS COUNTY — In an effort to be proactive in managing concerns about Coronavirus, the Morris County Surrogate’s Office is moving to technology based service effective immediately.  In order to protect members of the public and county employees from exposure to the virus, Morris...

Freeholders Maintain Preservation Trust Fund Tax

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Freeholders have unanimously approved a measure which maintains the current tax level used to fund the county’s Preservation Trust Fund. Based on a resolution approved by a 7-0 vote of the freeholders on February 25, the dedicated tax this year...

Preschool Advantage welcomes Kyle Colwell to Board of Trustees

MORRIS COUNTY — Preschool Advantage, a Morristown-based non-profit organization, has appointed Kyle Colwell to the Board of Trustees. Colwell is a financial advisor at Private Advisor Group and a registered principal with LPL Financial, a company focused on developing and implementing customized wealth management strategies...

Judge says public agencies can’t sue under OPRA

A judge in Atlantic County has just held that public agencies cannot sue records requestors for declarations that the records sought are not subject to the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). The court affirmed that only the requestor can sue under OPRA and awarded attorney’s fees...

United Way Announces New Board Members

MORRIS COUNTY — United Way of Northern New Jersey is pleased to announce three new members to its Board of Trustees: Meghan Hunscher of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, Ednan “Eddie” Rizvi from Rutgers University and Kimberly Sacramone of HLW. United Way serves the five-county region...

Woman struck by Prosecutor’s Office vehicle dies

MORRIS COUNTY —Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces that at approximately 2:12 p.m., on Friday, June 7, police responded to the intersection of Schuyler Place and Ann Street,  Morristown, in response to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The driver, Lt. Kristi Allegretta...