PHOTOS: Butterfly release in Crane Park

PHOTOS BY KATE ALBRIGHTApproximately 200 people showed up for the end-of-summer Crane Park Monarch Butterfly release on Sept. 15. About 300 butterflies were raised by Trina Paulus author of “Hope for the Flowers”. Neighbors of...

Business owners speak out on plastic bag ban

A group of merchants are concerned that an ordinance currently being drafted on a single-use plastic bag ban could hurt their small businesses.

Montclair spends more than $9K on goose control over four-month period

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsCanada geese are a routine — if not always welcome — sight in some of Montclair’s parks, including along the banks of the pond in Edgemont Park, and the lawn and softball...

Sustainability conference kicks off third year in Montclair

By ERIN ROLL“The earth is not flat; the earth is round,” said Jerry Vorbach, one of the presenters at the Acting Locally for a More Sustainable World Conference.“What?!” Gray Russell, the township sustainability officer,...

Can Montclair get cleaner energy at less cost?

By Jaimie Julia Winterswinters@montclairlocal.newsWhat’s a government energy aggregation and why is Montclair looking into joining one?Energy aggregation is when a town or a group of towns go out to bid for its residents as...

How to recycle in Montclair

Residents are reminded to only place designated recyclables in your recycling containers for curbside collection.
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Montclair residents fear for relatives in ravaged Puerto Rico

By LINDA MOSS When Montclair’s José German-Gomez phoned his sister in Puerto Rico the day that Hurricane Maria hit the island, he could hear sounds of the devastating storm in the background. “It was incredible, the...

Deer cull results in large numbers

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsThis year’s Essex County deer culling program resulted in high numbers with 99 identified at Hilltop Reservation and 101 at South Mountain Reservation.The program was held over 12 days, between Jan....

Montclair Monarchs are released in Crane Park

Trina Paulus released hundreds of Monarch Butterflies in her Montclair home. Last Saturday they were released in Crane Park.

Montclair hair salon tries out green recycling methods

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsUpstairs at Bangz Salon on South Fullerton Avenue, you’ll find three large cardboard boxes filled with trash awaiting shipping. One contains a large bag of hair sweepings from the salon floor. Another...