Monday, May 21, 2012
Police and Fire Dpts. respond to false fire alarm at DEO Middle School; student charged with "False Public Alarms"
Chief of Police Frank Papapietro said that a student at the middle school who admitted to setting off a fire alarm Wednesday was charged with "False Public Alarms." Papapietro said that the New Milford Police and Fire departments responded to a fire alarm activation call at David E. Owens Middle School at approximately 10 am on Wednesday, May 16. As is standard procedure, the alarm resulted in the evacuation of the school. Papapietro said that after checking the building, officials determined that the alarm was set off "as a result of a pull station activation." "The school administration and School Resource Officer Keith Wester checked bathroom logs and reviewed surveillance tapes and developed a suspect who is a student at the school," …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Beating death four times, Bryan Mueller and his Cupcake Wars partner Leigh Mulvihill aim to make life as sweet as possible for others in need of a second chance.
Before he reached the age of 17, New Milford's Bryan Mueller had four brushes with death. So, what's the story behind this co-owner of Dumont's Sweet Indulgences Dessert Shoppe and Food Network Cupcake Wars contestant? Mueller was born with a life-threatening kidney disease, Posterior Urethal Valves, a congenital condition that affects only boys. Before he reached the age of 18, Bryan underwent nine surgeries and nearly died four times. On February 4, 2005, when Mueller was 17, he received a kidney transplant from a 24-year old man who was killed in a car accident. For the first time in his short life, he is healthy. When Mueller and Leigh Mulvihill, also a New Milford resident, joined forces at St. Joseph University's Haub School of …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Space is limited for this week-long summer program, so sign up now.
The New Milford Police Department is hosting its ninth annual Junior Police Academy from June 25 to June 29 at the field behind the borough hall. The academy is open to all students ages 11 to 14. The one week course includes daily physical training sessions, exercises in marching formation, group team building exercises and trips to military and police academies. Last year’s academy was the largest to date, according to police officer Keith Wester, who coordinates the Junior Police Academy and serves as the SRO Officer at David E. Owens Middle School. In addition to physical fitness activities, the academy is centered around building a positive relationship between the New Milford Police Department and the youth of the community. Wester…
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Carberry recognized for her outstanding community service activities.
Kaitlyn Carberry, a sixth grader at the David E. Owens Middle School, recently received the President's Volunteer Service Award for her exemplary volunteer service. Kaitlyn spends a great deal of her time clowning with the Smile Factory Clowns and has performed at New Milford Relay for Life, Zana Cares, March of Dimes Walk, It's My Heart, and other charity events. She is also a cadette in the Girl Scouts, and volunteers to help serve Easter dinner at Eva's Kitchen in Paterson. Sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, this award recognizes young people throughout the country for their "outstanding community service activities." It honors those whose "demonstrated …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Multi-purpose field to be shared by the schools and the town
The Athletic Field Committee recommended to the Mayor and Council Monday night that the David E. Owens Middle School is the location best suited to support a new multi-purpose field. This field would be a shared service between the borough and the New Milford Board of Education. Headed by Director of Recreation and Board of Education member John Bigger, the committee was appointed by Mayor Ann Subrizi to scout areas that could support a multi-purpose sports field after Hurricane Katrina and tropical storm Lee flooded the fields and prohibited New Milford sports teams from playing early fall home games. The committee is comprised of townspeople, Superintendent of Schools Michael Polizzi, representatives from the Board of Education, NMHS …
Monday, October 17, 2011
And the winners are...
Monday, October 17, 2011
The following students were elected to office: All candidates for Student Council campaigned with posters displayed in the halls and prepared speeches that were presented to the entire student body (over 500 students). Elections took place in homeroom with each student casting their ballot. Student Council is a very active organization at DEOMS. In addition to the officers, the Student Council is comprised of homeroom ambassadors. The officers and ambassadors meet monthly to plan fun events like dances and theme days, as well as events that support the community, such as organizing the collection of food for local food pantries, and collecting teddy bears for "Hugs for the Holidays" program. Pictured are the officers shown with Mrs. …
Monday, October 10, 2011
Fostering a love of reading
Recently about 100 students were recognized for their Summer Reading efforts. Students were rewarded with ice cream sundaes, certificates and tickets to a New Milford High School football game. The top three students received special recognition. Sarah Murch read 30 books and Tara Levine read 35 books and each received a gift card to Barnes and Noble. The top reader, Karina Dsouza, read 45 books and received a Kindle donated by Mrs. Perro, principal. The Language Arts teachers helped serve the ice cream and pass out the certificates. Mrs. Perro is very proud of their efforts and with the language arts department at DEOMS for fostering a love of reading through a school-wide reading incentive program.