• Police Complaint: No Solution Yet

    Technology problems have hobbled the Verona Police Department since 2008. An end to those problems seems to be in sight, but it’s going to take until at least September before it materializes: The Town Council disclosed on...

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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 1 month 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 2 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 4 months ago
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  • Council Awards Contract To Build Hilltop Turf Fields

    After a decade of planning and debate, the Verona Town Council has awarded the contracts to build two turfed youth sports fields on the hilltop behind the Verona Community Center. Voting 3 to 2 on Monday night,...

    • Posted 6 months 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 11 months 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
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  • Council Approves New Town Manager Contract

    After an hour of public discussion for and against, the Verona Town Council approved a new three-year contract for Town Manager Joseph A. Martin. The new contract, whose terms were not disclosed in the resolution approved at...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Divided Council Starts New Term

    The mayor of Verona is a now a largely ceremonial position. But there was little standing on ceremony when the Town Council held its reorganization meeting earlier this week. The council was not only not unanimous in...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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