• BOE Candidates Question 1: The Value Of Public Education

    In July, six Verona residents filed to run for two seats on the Board of Education. Since then, both Michele Bernardino, a current BOE member, and Lynn Halsey, have withdrawn their candidatures. That means that, on November...

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  • Making A Difference

    If only we could transform the usual platitudes Into meaningful choices and everyday attitudes If only we could do the things we say we’ll do Then we could make a difference profound and true. And at the...

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  • Slow Cooker Supper: Three-Bean Chili

    When I decided to venture deeper into the vegetarian world, I have to admit that I was a bit lost. However, this presented a great opportunity to test those “best of the slow cooker” recipes that arrive...

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  • Verona Marching Band Gears Up For Competition Season

    The end of summer usually means last trips to the beach, last visits with the family, and last minute back-to-school shopping. However, that is not always the case; for kids in the Verona Marching Maroon and White,...

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  • Slow Cooker Supper: The Easiest Chicken Ever

    The people at America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Illustrated magazine are my heroes. They have the kitchens, tasters, unlimited time and resources that I would love to have, but do not. So….. when they come up with a...

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  • Verona Tops Caldwell In Suicide Awareness Game

    The Verona and Caldwell football teams reignited their storied rivalry last night in a game that kicked off the 2018 football season–and Suicide Awareness Month. The teams both wore ribbon decals on their helmets in the purple...

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  • The Bird That Mistook The Pool For Her Home

    This story is for the birds. Homing pigeons to be exact. Yes, that’s a thing in northern New Jersey, where there are several clubs that specialize in long-distance bird races. On Sunday, a homing pigeon landed at...

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  • A Most Unusual ‘Fiddler’

    Since it first opened on Broadway in 1964, “Fiddler On The Roof” has been through more than a dozen major productions in New York and London. Even if you’ve seen more than one of them, or the...

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  • VHS ’07 Grad To Be New Volleyball Coach

    When Sherilyn Ferrari was a student at Verona High School, three sports ruled her school calendar–basketball, track and volleyball. Those sports receded a bit in importance for her in college and graduate school, but now one of...

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  • What To Do Before The Next Flood

    We’ve had a lot of rain in Verona this summer. Instead of the normal 4.75 inches of rain in July, we had more than 6 inches. There was more rain at the beginning of August, so that...

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