Police Hurt, Drug Testing Funds Top Local News
Parents question state testing, QB sets touchdown record also make headlines.
When voluntary random drug testing was approved for Jefferson Township High School students in July, the district wasn’t clear on how the program would be funded. That problem has been solved now that the district has received $102,650 in funding through Title I, part of No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
Jefferson Township’s state test scores are, in many cases, directly in line with the state average and for the district’s district factor group (DFG), a system provided by the New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) that ranks school districts by socioeconomic status.
Move over Gavin McCarney—there’s a new gunslinger in J-Town.
Junior J.R. Reese threw for five touchdown passes—three to senior Danny Brown—Friday night in the Jefferson High football team's 34-12 win over Dover, breaking McCarney's record of four TDs in one game set in 2010.
When a domestic violence incident occurs, the victim needs all the help he or she can get. That’s where Jefferson Township’s Crisis Response Team (CRT) comes in. The team, currently consisting of seven members, helps the Jefferson Township police when domestic violence victims are brought to headquarters, particularly after regular business hours.
Two Jefferson Township police officers sustained minor injuries when they responded to a report of a 17-year-old male who was harassing customers and refused to leave the 7-Eleven/BP Station on Route 15 on Saturday, police said.
A serious accident occurred on Berkshire Valley Road between Minnisink Road and Route 15 on Thursday morning just after 8 a.m., Jefferson Township police said.
Are you ready for some volleyball? You can catch the Jefferson Township High School girls’ team in action and support a worthy cause on Oct. 3, when the team will hold a fundraiser for the family of RoseAnn Krygier, a high school science teacher who passed away last month after a battle with cancer.
Sometimes love of your children can cost you a job, as it did for Rich Terpstra when he was dismissed because he left early too many times to watch his sons’ football practice.
But love of your children can also lead you to a new career, as it also did for Terpstra. He started BRT Sports, where he sells team clothing and does screen printing and embroidering.
The first of what Jefferson Township Mayor Russell Felter hopes will be many trails opened at the basketball courts on Prospect Point Road earlier this week. The plan is to break ground for the next part of that trail sometime in October.