Sunday, June 25, 2017

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Knops’ contract extended through November as school board continues superintendent search

By LOUISE RITTBERG School board trustees appointed an assistant principal at Secaucus High School to replace Frank Costello, who retired earlier this year. They also renewed the contracts of interim Superintendent of Schools Kenneth Knops and Board Administrator/Secretary Grace Yeo for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The trustees also named a number of new staff hires […]

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Town spirit on display at Memorial Day Parade

The Memorial Day parade kicked off at noon from Trolley Park at the northern tip of Paterson Plank Road on Saturday. The sky was gray, the temperature cool, and a few raindrops fell here and there, but the mood of the marchers and bystanders was buoyant for the annual parade that Mayor Mike Gonnelli brought […]

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41 Million Dollar School Budget Approved/Town Absorbs School Tax Increase

Ironically, interim Superintendent of Schools Kenneth Knops stated that one of the goals of the Secaucus Board of Education for the school year 2017-2018 is “to oversee and coordinate the hiring of a new superintendent.” Knops’ two-year tenure as the interim head of the district officially ends this November; however, the school board has been […]

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Bats: Good Creatures with a Bad Rep

“Rest the Bats” is what Sterlin Snuffer called his Eagle Scout project that was recently on display at the Secaucus Public Library. We perused the bat items on display just before the exhibit was to be dismantled, and learned a lot about our fellow mammal. We learned how beneficial these little hunters are as they […]

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Marie McGuire, A True ‘Friend’ of the Library, Remembered at Dedication Ceremony

“Education” and “Family” were referenced again and again by Marie Marra McGuire as the most important aspects in her life when we interviewed her in May 2015. The former teacher (although, once a teacher, always a teacher!) and guidance counselor was eighty-two years old then, and in frail health. She died a year later, on […]

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Grace Yeo granted tenure

“I was caught off-guard,” remarked Grace Yeo at the Secaucus Board of Education meeting on April 13. Yeo, the board secretary and business administrator, was commenting on the public recognition she received at the meeting held at Huber Street School. The popular staff member was granted tenure by the board and was publicly acknowledged by […]

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Students excel in polished production of Shrek, The Musical at PAC

We attended opening night of Secaucus High School’s presentation of Shrek, The Musical on Thursday evening, April 6, totally ignorant of what the musical was about. After the fine performance, we found ourselves wondering just what the play, written by David Lindsay-Abaire with music by Jeanine Tesori was really about. What was the plot, the […]

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Nine-Year-Old Athlete Sidelined, Yet Roots for His Football Team

By GRETCHEN HENKEL Win one for the Gipper. Football fans, sports aficionados, and probably every American are all familiar with this phrase. Knut Rockne, famous coach of the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, sought to inspire his players during half-time in a game against Army, in the midst of a losing season. “Win one for […]

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SPECIAL SCHOOL BUDGET SCHEDULED FOR MAY 4

The Secaucus Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on March 23 at Huber Street School. Twelve “Showcase of Success” awards were presented to various individuals (see front page). All the board members were present in addition to the superintendent of schools, board secretary and business administrator, and board attorney. The large contingent of […]

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TOWN HALL NOTES

Everyone else was hunkered down, safe and sound in their homes and apartments last Tuesday (3/14) evening. The blizzard predicted for that day brought the wind and whiteout conditions, but, only 7-8 inches of snow, not the 1-2 feet all were expecting. A dangerous coating of ice on the snow made for treacherous driving and […]

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