Top Stories For October 2015


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Alex Roman found that some highly paid town employees are also receiving a high amount of overtime.
Alex Roman found that some highly paid town employees are also receiving a high amount of overtime.
Alex Roman, a new member of the Verona Town Council, took a deep dive into town government spending and, in October, revealed widespread overuse of overtime.

What else was going on? A familiar Verona name opened a new sports business, VHS’s star pitcher committed to Rutgers in his junior year and a reality TV show followed a Verona family’s hunt for a vacation home.

Every month, looks at what our readers have been reading, and we let you know if you have to catch up on them. Here’s what you might have missed in October 2015:

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1. Gary Venner, 61: He was a lifelong resident of Verona.
2. Roman Slams ‘Abuse’ In Verona Employee OT: A new Town Council member digs deep into town spending and doesn’t like what he finds.
3. ‘House Hunters’ Comes To Verona: The reality TV show follows a family looking for a vacation home.
4. Dr. O’Donnell’s House Is For Sale: A home with a history near Verona Park is listed.
5. New Business: Academy Apparel: A familiar Verona name launches a boutique for local sports fans, and more.
6. Letter To The Editor: Overtime Abuses: Resident Lisa Sivo applauds Councilment Roman and Nochimson for their efforts.
7. Why The Lake Level Is So Low: A sudden drop in the water level worries some residents.
8. Why I’m Grateful For Family Night: Beth Shorten has never welcomed the break from home work more than this year.
9. Planning Board Unanimously Approves VHS Courts: The referendum work takes a big step forward at one of the shortest Planning Board meetings ever.
10. Collin Kiernan Commits To Rutgers: The star VHS pitcher cements his college plans in his junior year.

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