Week in Review: Ravi Sentenced to 30 Days, Body of RHS Grad Found, GR Activity Fees Remain

Catch up on what you might have missed this week.

The library won't suffer from any closures in 2012-2013 and there will be no layoffs among village workers as the council instructed top administrators to increase the tax levy by 3.8 percent.

The activity fees remain, but parents with multiple students in the high school and/or middle school may pay over $400 now that the board has removed the payment cap.

Authorities confirmed they recovered the body of Andrew Gramaglia, a 2010 RHS grad. Gramaglia jumped from the George Washington Bridge on May 9 and sources said a suicide note was found in his car.

Refuting claims by ex-trustee and attorney Charlie Reilly, BOE president Sheila Brogan says Jim Morgan won't have to abstain from discussions related to Superintendent Fishbein's contract. In related news, Brogan and former BOE president Michele Lenhard will be negotiating the teacher contracts.

Animal control officers were attempting to rescue a turkey shot through the back with a hunting arrow. The bird will likely live, an animal control officer said. It's unclear who shot the bird and where the shooting occurred.

Millburn supervisor of instruction Krista Lee LaCroix was selected to lead Central School beginning in July. district officials are cautiously optimistic she'll be a long-term hire.

Village officials said they suspect neighboring officials – who filed a class action lawsuit alleging Ridgewood illegally gobbled its money through the water utility – are reaching out to the media because they have a weak case.

In a controversial ruling, Judge Glenn Berman sentenced Dharun Ravi to 30 days in jail, three years of probation and 300 hours of community service. Both the state and defense are appealing the sentence.

Both Ridgewood and Glen Rock were found by Newsweek to be among the best 300 public schools in the country, with Ridgewood checking in at #273 and Glen Rock not far behind at #287.

Guidance counselor Dan Brodhead spoke of the anxiety students face during the college search. And Jamie Britton, a fourth grade teacher at Hamilton, spoke of the challenges of teaching and how she connects with students.

A man witnessed his friend's car being broken into at Mac Murphys and subsequently tackled and detained the suspect until police arrived.


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