Monday, January 28, 2013
Mayor thanks Scouts for their service to the community.
Two new Eagle Scouts, Brennan Weiss and Benjamin Wasserman, were commended for their community service and projects leading to the Eagle achievement during the Jan. 17 Kinnelon Council meeting. Kinnelon Mayor Bob Collins said that achieving Eagle ranking is "a symbol of what a young man has done and what a young man will be." "I just think that it's an incredible honor," he said.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Borough family hoping to spread awareness of heart defects.
The following was submitted by Kim Shadek. Have something you'd like to announce to the community? Upload it here. This week Kinnelon Mayor, Robert W. Collins signed a proclamation to name February 7-14th Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Week in his town. Town resident Kim Shadek requested the mayor include the town of Kinnelon to observe this week as CHD Awareness Week. Shadek is the executive director of the Congenital Heart Defect Coalition (CHD Coalition). Her oldest son, Daniel, who is a student at Stonybrook School in Kinnelon, was born with a very complex congenital heart defect called Hypo-Plastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). Since Daniel’s second open-heart surgery at the age of just five months she and her husband …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Police issued more than 1,700 summonses, animal incidents and burglaries included in report.
Kinnelon police issued more than 1,700 summonses in 2012, according to an annual report provided to borough officials. Councilman Gary Moleta read statistics from the report during a recent Kinnelon Council meeting. The meeting prior, Mayor Robert Collins praised the police officers for their work on a daily basis and particularly during Superstorm Sandy. "This year had its challenges," Kinnelon Police Chief John Finkle said. According to Moleta, 111 adults were arrested last year while 27 juveniles were arrested. Below is information on arrests and incidents included in the annual report, as presented by Moleta.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
State Assemblyman Jay Webber and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce made a stop in Kinnelon Wednesday as part of their Mobile Office Hours program.
Thursday, January 17
The following was was submitted by state Assemblyman Jay Webber's office. Have something you'd like to announce to the community? Upload it here. Assemblyman Jay Webber and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce held Mobile Office Hours in Kinnelon on Wednesday evening and were joined by many residents who braved snowy weather to meet with the state legislators. The legislators’ staff also was present to respond to constituent requests as well. Welcomed warmly by Mayor Bob Collins and former Mayor Glenn Sisco, the Assembly Members heard from Kinnelon citizens about a host of policies — environmental, educational, energy, utilities, regulatory, budgetary, and more. “We thank the Kinnelon residents who joined us, shared their experiences, and …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Margaret Zybrick most proud of district students' achievements and for standing up for what she believes in.
After a decade of serving on the Kinnelon Board of Education, Margaret Zybrick, the board's leader for the past several years, said goodbye. Zybrick's third term had come to an end last month and the Kinnelon resident of 24 years decided not to seek re-election. "I've been in the community for 24 years. The first 24 years, I dedicated myself to issues involving children. Now, my next passion has been animals," she said. As she moves on from the board, Zybrick said she plans to spend time volunteering at various animal rescue organizations, specifically Yorkie 911 Rescue on Long Island and Best Friends Animal Society in Utah. But while she looks ahead to a future of continued volunteerism, Zybrick reflected on the past 10 years of giving …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Public can speak with state Assemblyman Jay Webber and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce in person at Kinnelon Municipal Building.
Tuesday, January 15
State Assemblyman Jay Webber and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, representing the 26th District, will be available for questions and conversation with members of the public at the Kinnelon Municipal Building Wednesday. During the Mobile Office Hours event, citizens are able to meet with the legislators in person, apply to become notaries and share ideas and concerns. The state legislators will be in Kinnelon from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. “One of the best parts of Assembly service is meeting the residents we represent, hearing their stories, and figuring out how we might help make their lives better,” Assemblyman Jay Webber said in a press release. “Our mobile office hours are just another way we can do more of that.” DeCroce said the office hours…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Council will discuss bids for Boonton Avenue field snack stand operator, dispatch contract with Butler during work session meeting Thursday.
The Borough of Kinnelon has already begun taking steps to improve transparency, a goal of Mayor Robert Collins', by making public items that will be up for discussion at work session and regular meetings thorugh the borough website. Agendas for the past two Kinnelon Council meetings, including the council's annual reorganization meeting, have been posted on the website. Previously, agendas were not available online. At the reorganization meeting, Collins explained that he would like to see the borough work to improve government transparency in 2013. "I think we have an opportunity here to improve how we communicate with the general public," he said. He told audience members that the borough would not only be posting agendas in advance of …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Borough hosting holiday celebration for the first time in years.
The Borough of Kinnelon will be hosting a holiday celebration for the first time in several years next month. The event, which will be held on Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Kinnelon Municipal Building, on Kinnelon Road, will feature a guest appearance by Santa Claus. Families are encouraged to bring their own cameras to take photographs with the "man in red." Hot chocolate and mini-munchkins will be served to children and attendees will hear a special performance from the Kinnelon High School choir. Additionally, the borough will light its Christmas tree during the event. Kinnelon Mayor Robert Collins said "it's been a long time" since the borough hosted a holiday gathering, but the event will not only be a celebration of the holidays, but of …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Community gathered Sunday for pony rides, pie-eating and pumpkin painting.
The second annual K-Fest celebration was held at Lake Rickabear Sunday, bringing Kinnelon residents only together for a day of activities and community pride. Residents enjoyed free food from local vendors, live music, karate demonstrations and watched a pie-eating contest. The Kinnelon mayor and council members cooked up hot dogs and hamburgers and entertainment included a magician, a man on stilts and a banjo player. Have your own photos of K-Fest? Feel free to add them to our gallery by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos."
Monday, September 3, 2012
Librarian said times have not been easy for the library, but it remains a valuable asset to the community.
Monday, September 3, 2012
The following is a Letter to the Editor submitted by Maryellen Liddy, a teen and reference librarian at the Kinnelon Public Library. If you would like to submit a Letter to the Editor, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Editor: I am the teen/reference librarian at Kinnelon Library. I am not writing here to comment on the management of the library by our director, the board of trustees, or the mayor and town council. I wish only to express to Patch readers that the library staff has done everything within our power to cut costs and help the library continue to function at a very high level throughout this fiscal crisis. While the community may only now be aware of the library's financial issues, staff members have known about them for …