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MontClairVoyant: Children’s Book Characters On the Loose!

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, The second and third floors of Montclair's library reopened for browsing July 16, and the third floor is of course the children's section. What does that mean? Sincerely, Forever Youngsters It means that children's book characters...

MontClairVoyant: Discussing Greenway But Not Green Day

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Is the Essex-Hudson Greenway project -- which would create a long trail through Montclair and seven other towns -- in danger of not happening? Sincerely, The Path to Glower There's been...

MontClairVoyant: Making Sense of Local July Events

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Can you mention a recent local celebration related to Independence Day? Sincerely, Paula Revere My daughter's Montclair travel softball team won its first Summer 2021 game, in East Hanover. Given that some British monarchs hailed from...

MontClairVoyant: From the End of School to One Less Pool

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, I've heard that buses haven't had many passengers in Montclair, but I saw many bus passengers last Thursday, June 24. What should I believe? Sincerely, Where the Seats Have No Name You're confusing DeCamp's recently returned...

MontClairVoyant: Commencing with Commencement Before Graduating to Other Topics

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Today, June 24, is the day of Montclair High graduation ceremonies and the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence "Toast" to younger-than-12th-grade students for their resiliency during a COVID school year. Where will those...

MontClairVoyant: In 1492, Columbus Sailed the Mountie Blue

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, With several moving-up ceremonies during the past few days in Montclair, sounds like a good column topic, no? Sincerely, Dee Plohmuzz Um...I did that last week when writing a mock commencement speech. Probably should've saved...

MontClairVoyant: Fake Speech Creates Woodman Field of Screams

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, June is the month of graduation/moving-up ceremonies in Montclair for 12th, 8th, and 5th-graders. Would you like to offer a sample speech for anyone who speaks at those gatherings? Sincerely, Talk of the Gown Sure!...

MontClairVoyant: There Are 33 or 66 Reasons to Read This Column

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, DeCamp is preparing to resume limited commuter service to New York City in mid-June. Your reaction? Sincerely, Ticket to Ride My reaction hasn't arrived yet. DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Ha ha -- I get it. As...

MontClairVoyant: Electing to Support an Elected Board of Education

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, It looks like there'll be a referendum this November on whether Montclair's Board of Education should change from appointed to elected. How many approved signatures were on Vote Montclair's referendum petition? Sincerely, The...

MontClairVoyant: Much to Say About Montclair in May

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, The historic Bellevue movie theater might reopen this fall or early next year. Thrilled? Sincerely, Tudor To-Do Thrilled! And the current ownership thankfully has a nice but less-upscale vision for the building than the previous...

MontClairVoyant: Reopening Schools and Pools, and Leaf-Clearing Tools

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Yikes! My son left the house at 7:15 this morning! Where did he go? Where would any middle-schooler go at that hour? It's a complete mystery. When will he return? WILL he...

MontClairVoyant: Is Hybrid Worth It? We Retort, You Applied

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Our town's middle schools are scheduled to reopen in hybrid mode this Monday, May 10. What do you think of having the three rotation groups rather than the originally planned two?...

MontClairVoyant: Mayorship Navigates an Ocean of Controversy

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Some people don't like that Mayor Spiller has made Board of Education appointments when he's also a high-ranking New Jersey Education Association exec. Comment? Sincerely, They Look for the Union Label Being Montclair mayor is...

MontClairVoyant: BOE Also Means ‘Barrage of Education’ News

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Three new Board of Education members were named. One departing BOE member lashed out in a statement. The district announced middle schools will reopen May 10 in hybrid mode. The Spring 2021...

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