Another School Year Begins


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Jimmy Shorten's first day at Laning. (Photo courtesy Elizabeth Shorten)

Yes, there were forgotten lunches and summer homework assignments, misplaced class schedules and locker combinations. But on the whole it was an easy and uneventful first day of school yesterday at Verona’s public and Catholic schools.

Town Council member Frank Sapienza reminded residents at Tuesday night’s council meeting to exercise caution when driving around schools and at school drop-off and pick-up, as well as to follow Verona’s no-idling policy by turning off vehicle engines while waiting for children at all school buildings. Verona’s annual Walk-To-School day will be on Wednesday, October 6.

Did you take back-to-school photos? Send them to [email protected].

Our Lady of the Lake school friends Isabelle Duran, Paige Dennis and Maddie Leonard. (Photo courtesy Danielle DeTrolio Dennis.)

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]



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