Springer to Deliver Petition to BOE June 7th at 7 PM

Springer to Deliver Petition to BOE June 7th at 7 PM

It took Walter Springer 1 week to reach 1000 signatures on his petition to reinstate Athletic Director Jeff Gannon and Assistant Principal of English Kim Westervelt. On Wednesday June 7th 2017, Springer will present that petition to the Montclair Board of Education.   On May 15th 2017, word circulated in Montclair that there had been major cuts […]

Montclair Crew Adds National Champions to Growing List of Achievements

Montclair Crew Adds National Champions to Growing List of Achievements

The Montclair Boys 1st Varsity 8 are National Champions. After a landmark victory in Philadelphia at the Stotesbury Cup, the boys shook off post-victory tiredness and won a national championship the next weekend. In the end, it almost seemed inevitable. From the finish line on the Cooper River, it is hard to tell who is in […]

The Montclair Board of Education delays the release of public records.

The Montclair Board of Education delays the release of public records.

The Montclair Dispatch has waited two weeks for the public records to be returned – we have not received one sentence of the documents requested. The Montclair Dispatch serves to provide the public with the access to information they have a right to know. The Montclair Board of Education has delayed the release of the public records […]

Cristi Kennedy, Isabelle Siddons, Julianna Wittmann, and Samantha Wittmann Earn Senior Spotlight

Cristi Kennedy, Isabelle Siddons, Julianna Wittmann, and Samantha Wittmann Earn Senior Spotlight

Montclair High School seniors intern at The Montclair Dispatch for the Career Internship Program Seniors at Montclair High School are given the opportunity to participate in the Career Internship Program; a four week internship in the field of their choice. In years past, the internships have ranged from directing and producing a musical, to furthering […]

The Montclair Board of Education Has a Transparency Problem

The Montclair Board of Education Has a Transparency Problem

In the wake of the recent controversial personnel decisions made by the Montclair Board of Education, many have questioned the legitimacy of the operation due to a lack of transparency.   After Laura Hertzog and Franklin Turner were sworn in as President and Vice President of the Montclair Board of Education, there were pledges of […]

Montclair Resident Walter Springer Creates Petition Supporting Jeff Gannon

Montclair Resident Walter Springer Creates Petition Supporting Jeff Gannon

  On May 22, 2017, Montclair resident and parent, Walter Springer, created a petition to raise awareness to the Montclair Board of Education’s personnel decisions. In a rapid response to the dubious demotions and terminations of several Montclair public school employees last week, local Montclair parent Walter Springer has created a petition to reinstate both Athletic […]

MFEE Fundracer 2017 Brings Community Together to Raise Needed Funds

MFEE Fundracer 2017 Brings Community Together to Raise Needed Funds

The MFEE Fundracer Sequel 2017 captured the essence of the Montclair community: Team Frick and Frack wins 4 1/2 hour marathon endurance race across Montclair. Sequels are rarely better. After the first MFEE Amazing Fundracer in 2016, expectations this year for the newly emerging annual tradition were high. This was for good reason. The first Fundracer, in 2016, was […]

Gannon, MHS Athletic Director Demoted Under Cloud of Controversy

Gannon, MHS Athletic Director Demoted Under Cloud of Controversy

 Jeff Gannon, Montclair’s beloved and respected Athletic Director was demoted because of a central office clerical error at the BOE board meeting on May 15, 2017. Jeff Gannon had been working for Montclair High School for 18 years, and was enjoying heaps of success as athletic director. Montclair’s rowing team had become state champions, becoming the […]

Sarah Butler: Montclair Missing Person

Sarah Butler, Montclair native is missing. Please contact the Montclair Police Department with any information that you feel will be of help!

Sarah Butler: Montclair Missing Person

Montclair needs your help to find Sarah Butler!   When someone who is very important in your life goes missing or has suddenly disappeared, it’s common to feel a range of emotions and be unsure what to do next.  Since Montclair is a strong community, it is imperative that we help one another at all times. […]