August 25, 1998 |
A Township Committee has recommended that Waterford send its seventh-through-12th-grade students to the Hammonton Township District in Atlantic County if the dissolution of the Lower Camden Regional District proceeds. The committee made the decision last Thursday after three months of weighing its options, including building a Waterford high school and establishing a sending-receiving relationship with neighboring Winslow. The recommendation was made to the township board of education, which has yet to act on the proposal.
July 28, 1994 |
The Township Committee last night approved a cash settlement with Police Chief Joseph Palladino Jr., who had been dropped from the force for a six-year period after he was accused of plotting against a former police chief. The committee agreed to pay Palladino about $2,500 for legal fees. Township Administrator Paul Forlenza said an insurance company also had agreed to pay "approximately $21,000" to Palladino. The settlement puts to rest a long and bitter dispute that began in 1979 when former police chief Michael Babli was indicted on charges of misconduct in office and subsequently was suspended from the department.
March 11, 1999 |
Perhaps the Lower Camden County Regional School District should have had its lawyers draw up a prenuptial agreement before its union in 1939. As the saga of the district's divorce continues, one of the two towns that voted last May against the breakup is asking the state Department of Education to step in to settle some money matters. Waterford does not want to contribute toward a $2.7 million computer rewiring project at Lower Camden's four schools once the district, which serves grades seven through 12, is dissolved.
March 31, 2012 |
A Waterford police sergeant has been suspended from the force after he was charged with threatening a resident with whom he has had a long-running dispute in the eastern Camden County township. According to police accounts and court records, Sgt. Joseph McNally was off-duty at Starky's Pour House in nearby Winslow Township on March 15 when he confronted Tracey Miller. Miller had sued the Waterford department last summer, claiming McNally and other officers beat him and his father during a stop for alleged drunken driving.
September 28, 1997 |
The school district here has come up with a five-year technology plan to put a computer in each classroom, and expects to spend $167,000 to accomplish that goal. The plan calls for one computer terminal in each of about 35 classrooms in the three-school elementary district. For grades 3 through 6, those computers will have Internet access; the computers for kindergarten through second grade students will not. The state requires every school district to draft a five-year technology plan this year.
September 15, 1998 |
About 70 residents turned out last night at a meeting to gauge public sentiment for a plan to send the township school district's seventh through 12th graders to Hammonton. Waterford is a member of the Lower Camden County Regional School District, which may cease to exist in the future. In May, residents of five of the seven member towns - Berlin Township, Clementon, Lindenwold, Pine Hill and Winslow Township - voted to dissolve the district. Voters in the two remaining towns, Waterford and Chesilhurt, rejected the dissolution and filed a petition with state Education Commissioner Leo Klagholz seeking to overturn the vote.
November 23, 1998 |
The impending retirement of the Hammonton school superintendent will not affect continuing negotiations to send Waterford's seventh- through 12th-grade students to the Atlantic County district, Waterford school board officials say. On Nov. 5, Waterford learned of Warren Benedetto's retirement after school board member Ralph Condo read the story in the Hammonton News during a workshop meeting. It was then, according to Board President Donna Burns, that some members began worrying about their plan to bus students to Hammonton when the Lower Camden County Regional School District breaks apart in the next few years.
September 1, 1995 |
Letters of dismissal are expected to be sent out this morning to volunteer firefighters who have not submitted to being fingerprinted so that the town may conduct a criminal background check on them. As of last evening, eight volunteers from the Louden Fire Company had still not complied with the provision, standing by their belief that the regulation violates their civil rights. They had until midnight to comply. The seven other members of the Louden company were fingerprinted in August.
July 9, 2000 |
While her colleagues are recovering from Thanksgiving-turkey overload at the end of November, Monica Davis will be boarding a plane to China. Davis, a counselor for the Waterford school system, recently was asked to join a group of about 40 social workers from throughout the country in making a 7,000-mile journey to meet and mingle with their Chinese counterparts. The People to People Ambassador Program, a Spokane, Wash.-based group founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956, is sponsoring the trip.
August 12, 1998 |
The two towns that opposed breaking up the Lower Camden County Regional School District have asked the state Department of Education to throw out the vote to dissolve the district. Chesilhurst and Waterford filed a petition Monday afternoon with New Jersey Commissioner of Education Leo Klagholz to stop the dissolution process and overturn the referendum that started it. If that tactic fails, the petition asks Klagholz to set deadlines for dissolution and to ensure that the towns are repaid for their tax investments in the regional district's buildings.