Drake Resigns from BOE, Grant Withdraws Lawsuit and More, in the Week That Was

Catch up on all of last week's top local news stories here.

Drake Resigns from Board of Education

Darren Drake, President of the Board of Education, submitted his resignation to the Board during Monday's meeting. Drake is stepping down due to the fact that his company is relocating and he will be relocating with them.

Board of Ed Will Appoint to Fill Drake's Seat Until November Election

With the resignation of Darren Drake from the Board of Education, the school baord will appoint someone to fill the vacant seat until the November 5 election.

Councilwoman Grant Withdraws Lawsuit to Invalidate Appointment of Borough Attorney

Grant's statement on withdrawing lawsuit petitioning to the court to invalidate the appointment of Marc Leibman as Borough Attorney.

Cross-Examination of Hekemian Planner Concludes

Tuesday's hearing of the proposed development of the United Water property picked up where it left off in April--with the public's continued cross-examination of Hekemian's planner, Peter Steck. 

COAH is the Engine Driving Development, Hekemian Planner Says

Despite the uncertain status of COAH, it remains the lynch-pin of the developer's argument for obtaining variances.  Planner Peter Steck said that in an inclusionary development such as the United Water property, nothing stands alone. The housing drives the commercial development and the commercial development funds the housing subsidies.

United Water Lowering Oradell Reservoir

United Water began releasing water from the Oradell Reservoir upon orders from Governor Christie after the National Weather Service issued the third flood watch in a week for Bergen County and much of the tri-state area Wednesday.

New Milford Mayor Writes Letter to Governor and Commissioner of DEP

Letter addresses pre-releasing water from the Oradell Reservoir as a way to alleviate flooding.

Sun Shines on the Fourth Annual New Milford Fire Department Run

After a week of rain, threats of flooding and weather that was just...well, yucky, the sun came out Saturday to shine on the fourth annual New Milford Fire Department 5K run and kids dash.

Flag Day Celebrated at Elks Lodge

Boy Scout Troop 78 presented the eight traditional American Flags. The New Milford High School Choir sang the National Anthem. Members of the VFW, Knights of Columbus and Marine Corps Gooney Birds were in attendance at the Elks Lodge annual Flag Day celebration.

Saint Joseph's School Holds PreK Graduation

Friday marked a very important milestone in the lives of four-year olds at Saint Joseph's as they graduated from "the greenhouse" -- the school's pre-K program, and ready themselves for Kindergarten in September. 


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