Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The 30th anniversary of the fatal fire at Borough Hall that took the life of 22-year old firefighter Billy Entwistle--the first firefighter to lose his life battling a fire.
30 years ago, 22-year old New Milford firefighter, William Entwistle, died while fighting a fire at Borough Hall. Entwistle, who was engaged to be married, was the first New Milford firefighter to lose his life as a result of a fire. Entwistle, a firefighter out of Company 1, came from a family steeped in service. His father, James Entwistle, was a sergeant on the New Milford police force and his grandfather was the Superintendent of the DPW. In commemorating the anniversary of the fire, as the Fire Department does every year, firefighter Bill Drew from Company 2 said, "When Bill ran into that fire he answered his final alarm." According to reports at the time, the fire was caused by a short circuit in the attic storage area on the second …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The town comes out for the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree and the arrival of Santa by firetruck.
Councilman-elect Michael Putrino summed up the evening best, "If there was snow on the ground, this would be a Norman Rockwell painting." With Borough Hall lit up like a building in a Christmas Village display, Mayor Ann Subrizi welcomed the hundreds gathered together on the lawn of borough hall to be entertained by the New Milford High School Band and holiday carols by the Girl Scouts before the lighting of the tree and the arrival of Santa. This year's honorary Tree lighters were Ray Cottiers with the students who traveled with him to New Orleans, and Kaitlyn Carberry. Cottiers, NMHS 2004 who now teaches Social Studies at David E. Owens Middle School, organized a trip for eighth graders and NMHS Juniors to New Orleans to help rebuild …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Looking for something to do? Read on.
Take a hike. On the Palisades this weekend. On Saturday, take a look into the how the other half lived almost a century ago as historical interpreter Eric Nelsen shows you the remains of the mansions that once lined the cliffs of the Palisades. The "Millionaire's Row" hike is one of the most popular hikes offered. Meet at 10am at the Kearney House at Alpine Boat Basin & Picnic Area (Alpine park entrance/PIP Exit 2). The hike is approximately 5 miles, 4 hours, moderate pace. Bring lunch. Free. War of Outosts re-enactment at Historic New Bridge Landing Saturday at 11am to 4pm and Sunday 11am to 3pm. The event will bring to life the running battles that occurred in Bergen County during the Spring of 1780 and highlight New Bridge Landing as a …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
SOD urges Mayor and Council not to rezone the United Water property and let the application run its course through the Zoning Board.
SOD delivered this message to the Mayor and Council at Monday's meeting: "Say no to rezoning; keep New Milford green." Prior to the start of Monday's Mayor and Council meeting, more than 100 people, many of whom brought their children, lined the sidewalk in front of Borough Hall holding signs saying "No Rezoning," and "Keep New Milford Green," in support of SOD (Stop Over Development) whose mission is to keep the United Water property from being developed. "Rezoning the property is giving the developer what he wanted from the beginning," SOD Executive Director, Miriam Pickett said. "We need to let the Zoning Board do their job and let the application run its course." "Look around you at all these people," Pickett continued. "This is proof …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
National Night Out a huge success as community gathers under the stars to enjoy a night out on the town.
The humidity broke long enough to make for a spectacular National Night Out as residents, town officials, business people and local organizations gathered together under the stars. Organized by SRO Officer Keith Wester with the help of SRO Officer Bill Wilde, National Night Out included rides, amusements, live music from A Taste of Honey, face painting, ice cream, cotton candy and more. The New Milford Fire Department provided free hot dogs courtesy of The Dog Waggin and offered rides in the bucket of the ladder truck. The Bergen County Sheriff's Department and Bergen County Police Department were on hand to demonstrate their apparatus and K-9 unit. The New Milford Auxiliary Police was on hand at the field, directing traffic and helping …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
New Milford Public Events Committee and Mayor and Council to honor veterans
The New Milford Public Events Committee will be holding their annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Veteran’s monument in front of Borough Hall. The public is invited and encouraged to attend to pay honor to all of New Milford’s veterans. The Public Events Committee, along with the Mayor and Council, would like to honor all Veterans with a citation at the ceremony. If you are a veteran, please contact Councilwoman Celeste Scavetta with your military information including your DD214 to prepare the citation. You can mail a copy to Councilwoman Scavetta's attention at New Milford Borough Hall, 930 River Road, New Milford, N.J. 07646.