• Should Town Hall Keep All The PILOT Money?

    Town trucks plow school lots. Town lawnmowers cut school grass. At the Town Council meeting on February 17, Town Manager Joe Martin claimed that the municipal government does $100,000 in work on behalf of Verona public schools...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Thanksgiving Game Cancellation Stands

    There will be no Thanksgiving football game between Verona and Caldwell high schools this year. On Saturday morning, Verona Superintendent Rui Dionisio affirmed a decision made on Friday to cancel the game, a decision that Caldwell had...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Town, PBA Reach Agreement On Police Tech

    It has taken four months, but Verona’s town government and the Verona Police Department’s PBA Local 72 have finally reached an agreement on solving problems with Police Department technology. In July, PBA Local 72 took the highly...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Police Complaint: Busted Tech, Town Manager Intimidation

    Technology is as important to a modern police force as a gun and a badge–probably more. Yet since 2008, the Verona Police Department has had to deal with a nearly endless list of broken or malfunctioning technology,...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Bonds, Clerk, Police IT Issues Roil Council Meeting

    Monday night’s Town Council meeting turned into a tense test of wills as Council members took issue with two proposed bond issues and the process that led to the hiring of a new town clerk. Private session...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • The Budget That Broke The Camel’s Back?

    Voting three to two last night, the Verona Town Council approved a 2014 municipal budget that will raise taxes 5.68%. Council members Bob Manley, Frank Sapienza and Jay Sniatkowski voted for the budget, which was trimmed only...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Town Council Asked To Delay Awarding Hilltop Fields Contract

    Citing concerns about rising taxes and overlapping purposes, a group of residents asked the Town Council on Monday night to delay awarding the construction contract for the new sports fields on Verona’s Hilltop. They want the Council...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Town Council Meeting Turns Contentious Over Email, Fields

    Monday night’s Town Council turned into a shouting match over a Council member’s access to email and the town’s plans to redevelop the Hilltop into two multi-purpose sports fields. Council member Michael Nochimson disclosed that he had...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Council Fails To Pass Bond For 911 System, Computers

    A $565,000 bond ordinance that would have financed a new 911 emergency call system and computers for town employees failed to get the four votes needed for approval at last night’s Town Council meeting. Mayor Bob Manley...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Council To Vote On Tech-Spending Bond

    Verona’s town manager is seeking a long-term bond to buy some assets that are, in large part, short term. In August, Joe Martin and Jeff Hayes, Verona’s emergency operations director, gave the Town Council a first look...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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