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Board of Education Introduces Discussion of 2015-16 School Budget

The Livingston Board of Education held its initial presentation and discussion about the budget for the 2015-16 school year at its February 23 meeting. The draft budget is $113,648,681, of which $1.7 million is capital reserve. (State aid numbers were not available when this budget was drafted.) The budget is expected to provide for close to 6,000 students. 
 

 

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Township Employees Earn CPR Certification

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The Livingston Police Department, in conjunction with the Livingston Health Department, recently certified township employees in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Police officer Paul Lenzi and dispatcher Jim Hudock, both certified instructors, conducted the class as part of National Heart Month.
 
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Hillside Terrace Home Damaged by Fire

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A home at 10 Hillside Terrace was damaged by a fi re on Monday morning, February 23. According to police, the homeowner, Diane Miller, had been out of the house and returned home at approximately 8:40 a.m. to find smoke in the basement. She immediately left the house and called 9-1-1. The Fire Department was notifi ed and sounded a general alarm. According to Fire Department reports, upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy smoke on the first and second fl oors, with heavy fi re exhausting up the basement stairs. Upon searching the residence, they found and rescued the family's cat.
 
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FIRST IN DIVISION

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The Livingston fifth grade boys' basketball team has finished first place in its division and will compete in the play-offs the last week of February.
 
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LACROSSE TEAM WINS CHAMPION SHIP

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The Livingston third/fourth grade lacrosse team recently won the Patriot Box Indoor Lacrosse League Championship in Morristown after going undefeated for the entire season.
 
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Township Employees and Emergency Personnel Take on Challenges Caused by Extreme Cold

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Snow and extremely cold temperatures have been challenging township employees and emergency personnel over the last week. Water main breaks, broken pipes and roadway issues were some of the problems recently handled by dedicated workers and volunteers. Mike Anello, superintendent of Livingston's Department of Public Works (DPW) said that two inches ofsnow fell Saturday night into Sunday morning. This precipitation covered several inches of previously fallen snow that has since frozen over.

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LHS Bowling Team Strikes It Hot With Essex County Tournament Win

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The Livingston High School (LHS) bowling team added to its roster of Essex County Championship wins, pulling off an impressive finish to its season by capturing the Essex County Athletic Director's Tournament title on February 9, announced coach Griff Hughes. The Lancers faced 19 teams in the competition. This marks the sixth time the Lancers have won the county title, winning it more times than any other team. Nutley has bested the contest five times.

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Nicholas McCaffery Seeks Footwear For Needy Recipients in the Ukraine

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Nicholas McCaffery, a member of Livingston Boy Scout Troop 12, is conducting a shoe and sock drive to help the people affected by the crisis in Ukraine.He is working toward the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, and one of its  requirements is to plan, develop, and complete a service project.

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Firefighters Assist with Accident and Broken Pipes

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Livingston Fire Department volunteers assisted at the scene of a motor vehicle accident and handled several weather-related calls this week due to extremely cold temperatures. Fire officials were on the scene, with police officers and construction officials, when an SUV crashed through the entrance way of 315 East Northfield Road on Friday, February 13. They checked on damage to the building and shut off the electric supply to the area. Fire officials noted that the structure was deemed safe by construction officials and the owner of the building boarded up the hole that was left by the vehicle.

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Girls' Basketball Team Finishes in First Place

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The Livingston sixth grade girls' travel basketball team finished in first place in the Essex County League. The Lancers finished the season with six straight wins and captured first place with a convincing eight point win over the second place Nutley team in their final game. Point guards Hayley Locke and Samara Elster controlled the tempo, with Rose Sandiford and Ava Intile dominating down low. Jessie Bullion played tough defense, shutting down Nutley's best player, holding her to only four points.

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