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10. Vernon taxes to creep up in 2017 budget

Mayor Harry Shortway proposed in April a 2017 budget that would show about an average $4 per month tax increase on Vernon residents.

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9. Vernon to reconfigure schools

In April the Vernon Township School District announced plans to reconfigure its schools to accommodate a decling school population, including moving district offices to Walnut Ridge school.

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8. Vernon students FaceTime with alumn

A Vernon Township High School almnus, Len Rinaldi skyped with a class to offer insight and career advice to students.

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7. High Point to eliminate 16 positions

High Point Regional High School Superintendent Scott Ripley revealed to the Sussex borough Council in April that the school planned to lay off 16 positions.

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6. Council rejects proposed rec director

The Vernon Township Council in February rejected the mayor's proposed appointment for Director of Recreation and Community Development, citing a number of concerns ranging from salary to education.

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5. Mountain Creek files Chapter 11

Mountain Creek filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and a judge has since approved $31 million in financing for the company.

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4. Living Tiny

Michael Fuehrer of Stockholm built a living space out of a school bus.

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3. Hunters fighting back against bear protesters

Participants in the state's annual bear hutn pushed back against what they considered to be threats from opponents of the hunt. Some of the hunters claimed to have received death threats.

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2. Former principal, Vernon administrators call for investigation

Vernon Superintendent Art DiBenedetto faced public allegations of unbecoming conduct, age discrimination and ignoring state laws regarding drugs and alcohol. Nothing came of it.

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1. Twelve Sussex County overdoses in less than a week

Twelve people overdosed on heroin over the course of the week in Sussex County. Nine were rescued by the timely use of naxolone and three died.

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