Montgomery Robotics Team 1403 Blasts into New Galaxies

Move over NASA! It’s Build Season once again for the Montgomery High School robotics team, and they are taking their robot to the highest of depths: “Destination Deep Space.” This year’s build season kicked off on January 5 to launch what will be a robot adventure in outer space! Well, their robot is not really going into outer space, but that little detail does not derail this team’s imagination. The team has produced a fully functioning robot, which the team has named “Armstrong” after astronaut Neil Armstrong to fit with this year’s space theme, and to show that the main feature of the robot is its powerful arm. The goal this year is to drive a robot from a platform area known as its “nat

Town Hall Meeting on New Municipal Complex Draws Crowd

Fifty concerned residents turned out for a special town hall meeting on February 11 to learn about updated plans for the new municipal office complex, which would include a police headquarters as well as a new Somerset County Library branch, planned to replace the Mary Jacobs Memorial Library in Rocky Hill. The site also would include affordable housing and space for Montgomery Emergency Medical Services (MEMS) — the plans of which have not been shared publicly. Of the four township committee members present, only former mayor Ed Trzaska was part of the committee two years ago when plans emerged for the new municipal building and library at the former ConvaTec site, on Orchard Road just wes

Montgomery Teachers Information Meeting Scheduled for Feb 20 Is Postponed Due to Snow

Postponed Due to Snow. The Montgomery News is awaiting the new date, and will publish it once received. The Montgomery Township Education Association (MTEA) Community Information Meeting scheduled Wednesday, February 20, at the Montgomery High School Media Center from 7 pm to 8 pm, in which teachers will discuss the state of contract negotiations and their planned implementation of "Work to Rule," has been postponed.

Montgomery Teachers Information Meeting Scheduled for Feb 20 Is Postponed Due to Snow

Postponed Due to Snow. The Montgomery News is awaiting the new date, and will publish it once received. The Montgomery Township Education Association (MTEA) will be hosting a Community Information Meeting on Wednesday, February 20, at the Montgomery High School Media Center from 7 pm to 8 pm, in which teachers will discuss the state of contract negotiations and their planned implementation of "Work to Rule." There is no dispute that Montgomery Township public schools rank among the best in the state and the nation. Such an achievement is made possible due to the dedication of all of Montgomery’s educators – teachers and all educational support professionals in the district. Our negotiations

William Dudley Jones, 86

45-year Resident of Belle Mead May 7, 1932 - February 13, 2019 Lieutenant Colonel William Dudley Jones died on February 13. He was 86. Bill was a 45-year resident of Belle Mead. He volunteered often in his community, serving on the Montgomery Township Board of Health, School Board Management Review Committee, and Citizen’s Advisory Board. Bill was an Eagle Scott and continued his lifelong support of this program as an Eagle Scout Advisor for Boy Scout Troop 46. Known for his extraordinary kindness and for telling wonderful stories, Bill loved his wife, children, and grandchildren above all things. He was a proud West Point graduate who served and gave unselfishly to his country, his family,

NJ Film Festival Tonight to Feature Two Local Films

Looking for something to do tonight? The NJ Film Festival features two films of local interest, beginning at 7 pm at Rutgers, New Brunswick. The Shepherd Sings A Song – Director Andrew Ni of Princeton Local newspapers – the printed diaries of hometowns – are no longer the revered community voices they used to be. The Shepherd Sings a Song champions local journalists in Central New Jersey — including The Montgomery News — as they struggle to keep their hometown newspapers afloat, and to balance their community obligations with the strains of maintaining a profit-making enterprise. 2018; 31 min. Q+A Session with Andrew Ni. Left: Director Janet Gardner of Rocky Hill Quakers: The Quiet Revolu

Mayor Announces Special Meeting on the Montgomery Municipal Complex & County Library Branch

Mayor Sadaf Jaffer announced a special town hall meeting to take place on Monday, February 11 at 7 pm, when professional staff and project architects will report details of the new municipal complex and county library project. The meeting will be held at the Montgomery Municipal Building, 2261 Rt. 206, Belle Mead, lower level courtroom. Community members (Montgomery and Rocky Hill residents and employees) are invited to join municipal and county staff, and elected officials, to discuss the municipal complex and county library. All members of the public are welcome to attend. Questions, concerns, or suggestions, may be made in advance of the meeting by contacting Mayor Jaffer at sjaffer@twp.

John M. Coffey, 90

Korean War Veteran September 19, 1928 — February 2, 2019 . John Morris Coffey of Belle Mead died February 2 at the age of 90 at his residence. Born and raised in Townsend, Mass, John graduated from Tufts University with a chemical engineering degree. The Army drafted him in 1950, and served with the Central Identification Unit during the Korean War, earning the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. After being honorably discharged in 1953, John earned an MBA degree from New York University and began a long career with National Starch and Chemical. John married Constance Anne Morgan in 1956, settling in Plainfield and later moving to Belle Mead, where they resided for most of their married life. John

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