Capital Budget Cuts, FEMA Buyouts, Autism Awareness

The Week in Review, a weekly roundup of local news stories on New Milford Patch

The capital expenses for all departments, originally totaling $1.8 million, were reviewed and trimmed to $859,850 with many expenses being reduced in scope or completely eliminated.

The borough is ready to move forward with the acquisition of the first five homes whose homeowners have submitted requests for acquisition through mitigation grants provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Green Acres Grant Program

Despite the order that all police mobile radio systems must comply with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau's mandate to convert from wideband to narrowband radio systems by Jan. 1, 2013, the proposed expenditure for the purchase of 20 portable radios and eight car radios from the police department's capital budget has been dropped. 

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, a mother shares her journey through autism with her daughter. 

Patch sat down with NMHS Athletic Director Joe Ricciardelli to get the inside scoop on the spring season.

Jeff DelVecchio talks about life without his chickens.

Matt DeMarco, the 14-year-old lead singer and guitarist of the band Radio Activity, has won a spot to compete at Amateur Night this spring on the stage of Harlem's famed Apollo Theater.


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