Bears at Bus Stop, Teen Allegedly Had Knife at School Top Tri-Boro News
Bloomingdale teachers' contract settled while Kinnelon teachers' negotiations continue.
Kinnelon police responded to the Kinnelon Estates neighborhood this week where a bear and her cubs walked near children waiting for the bus. One of the residents of the neighborhood said the bears have been "wreaking havoc" in the area for weeks.
A 14-year-old Kinnelon High School student was arrested Thursday after he was allegedly involved in a fight that sent a 17-year-old to the hospital. After the fight was broken up, police said they found a homemade knife in his possesion.
One resident expressed her concern that the Kinnelon Board of Education and Kinnelon Education Association have still not settled a contract at Thursday's board of education meeting.
The Bloomingdale Board of Education and Bloomingdale Education Association settled on a new contract this week. Not all board members voted in favor of the new contract though.
Bloomingdale Council members once again discussed the AvalonBay Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program Tuesday night. Members of the public urged council members to explain why they voted against the proposal in September.
New signs will be placed on Fayson Lakes Road that urge motorists to slow down around sharp curves. The speed limit will also be reduced.
The Kinnelon Council continued to discuss the possibility of constructing an artificial turf field on borough property last week, with the mayor announcing that state legislators will be introducing a bill that may help.
Butler Public Schools Superintendent Mario Cardinale said the district is not planning to ask the public to support referendums for two capital projects because of the current economic climate. The projects are on hold for now, but Cardinale said the district is planning for them, should funding become available.
Candy Shack opened in Bloomingdale this week, bringing various types of candies, both American-made and international, to the borough.