Ark. Manslaughter Charges, Skate Park Challenge Top Local News
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James T. Hearon of Wade, Ark. faces one manslaughter and two battery charges for a car accident that killed Charles Dziedzic and seriously injured Chatham Borough Administrator Robert Falzarano and his brother George. If convicted, Hearon faces a maximum sentence of 22 years in prison and $30,000 in fines.
Manning, a two-time Super Bowl champion, will sign autographs at the Chatham Borough sports collectibles store from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Insurance company forced Chatham Township to close the park, and estimates for the necessary repairs range from $40,000 to $100,000.
After the Chatham Township Committee passed an ordinance Thursday adding stop signs on Floral Avenue and School Street, members of the Chatham Township Department of Public Works erected the signs Friday to create the township's first four-way stop.
Superintendent Dr. Michael LaSusa said grouping students into accelerated and regular-level classes as early as middle school might have a detrimental effect on test scores later in academic careers, but parents advocated advanced classes anywhere possible.
Chatham Borough Councilman James Collander said extending the downtown parking would make Chatham Borough more similar to other surrounding towns.
Chatham Township Mayor Nicole Hagner said she believes PSE&G will agree to let the Chatham Township gazebo remain in its current spot along Southern Boulevard, though conditions have not yet been specified.
Lisa Gulla, a former Edison health officer, will manage the Madison Health Department, which also serves Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Morris Plains, Butler and Victory Gardens.