Livingston Tribune

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Valerie Collins Fletcher, October 27, 1955 – August 22, 2020

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Mother, Daughter, Sister, Niece, Cousin, Wife, Sister-In-Law, Aunt and Friend. Valerie Collins Fletcher was all these and more.
On August 22, she lost her battle with cancer – a battle that she fought gallantly. She was a Collins, after all, and was made of sterner stuff.
A native of Livingston New Jersey, her parents, John and Melisande, surrounded her and her siblings with a home filled with love, humor and a sense of pride. After graduating from Livingston High School, Val used those attributes to land a job working on Tom Kean’s campaign for Governor of New Jersey. After her stint as a “Keanraiser,” she went on to work for Congressman Dean Gallo, Secretary of State Jane Burgio, and Don DeFrancesco during his time in the Senate.

Wed
26
Aug

Helping the Hungry

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Jeff Friedman of Livingston, founder and director of the non-profit Livingston Philanthropies, Inc. (LPI) took this photo of donations for the homeless waiting for distribution by the Bessie Green Community in the parking lot across from the Prudential Center in Newark. “While the sports arena lays dormant during the pandemic, the parking lot is now used to distribute food and other basic survival items to a different crowd – the thousands of homeless and disenfranchised who have been relentlessly beaten down by the pandemic,” said Friedman. LPI, which pre-pandemic collected coats, toiletries and other items for the homeless, now solicits monetary donations to buy food for the homeless in urban Essex County. Those who would like to donate may mail checks to LPI at P.O. Box 247, Livingston, NJ 07039 or donate directly on PayPal at paypal.me/lpinj.

Thu
20
Aug
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GIANTS DEFEAT YANKEES

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The U-17 Livingston Giants baseball team defeated the New Jersey Elite Yankees, 10-5, on the Oval on Saturday, August 15.

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Thu
20
Aug
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LITTLE LEAGUE HOSTS RANDOLPH

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The Livingston Little League traveling team, an eight year old age league, recently hosted Randolph at the George Gammond Field at the Meadowbrook Little League Complex.

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Thu
20
Aug
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GIANTS HOST OUTLAWS

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The U-15 Livingston Giants baseball team hosted the Sussex County Outlaws at the Brendan P. Tevlin Field on Saturday, August 15.

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Thu
20
Aug
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Ronald V. Daneski

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Ronald Victor Daneski, 70, of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Belmont, New Hampshire, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

Ronald was raised in Livingston, New Jersey and graduated from Livingston High School in 1968. In high school, he took a job as a caddy that began a lifelong love of golf, which he passed on to his three grandchildren.

He attended the University of Rhode Island, then served in the United States Air Force and finished his degree at the University of Maryland. He had a career in the surety industry and then later as a cable installer before retiring to Port Charlotte, Florida.

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Thu
20
Aug
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To the Editor: We Must Do Better

Dear Editor:

In last week’s “To the Editor,” our campaign was misquoted [in a letter] and I would like to address this misquote. The campaign’s original statement was reviewed and we see how it could have been better expressed. The quote “this campaign looks to not only provide a relatively great education for most of our students.

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Thu
20
Aug
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Wear A Mask

This past Monday – five months into a pandemic the likes of which we haven’t seen in our lifetime – we were at a large, populated store in town (which we will decline to name) and saw something that took us aback.

There was a man, going about his shopping, walking through aisles, past people, reaching for items, without wearing a mask. This was not a case of a mask covering just his mouth, but not his nose (which we unfortunately see frequently), nor was the man holding his mask but not wearing it, thinking he has found a loophole of sorts to the mandate (yes, we have seen this too, believe it or not). No mask at all. A relic of a time that feels so long ago, February 2020.

Thu
20
Aug
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Patrons May Browse and Borrow During Library’s Phased Reopening

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The transition back to working in a shared space has had its challenges, said library director Amy Babcock Landry, “but we are working hard to do our best, navigate the unknowns, keep everyone safe, and serve the to pull a tracto Anton Friday at 635 respon community.” A Bu SUBSCRIBE

Serving Clients Online

The library closed to the public, due to COVID-19, at noon on Friday, March 13. Its numerous digital and virtual services remained available, and staffers transitioned to serving clients on YouTube, Zoom and other The online platforms.

The library offered tutorials to walk seniors and other patrons through the Libby, Hoopla and RBdigital apps, so they have all they need from home, Landry continued. “We look forward to providing them with the materials they know and love.”

Thu
20
Aug
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TEEL RAVENS EDGE GIANTS

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The U-16 Livingston Giants hosted the Upper Saddle River Teel Ravens on Saturday, August 15, on the Oval.

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