Morning Update: Day 8 For Some; Election Day For Everyone

Hurricane Sandy will not wash away Wall's commitment to democracy

Good Morning, Wall Township.

It’s cold. It’s Day 8 without power for more than 3,000 residents. It’s getting tired and old and we don’t blame you a bit for putting on your cranky pants this morning.

Jersey Central Power & Light has reduced the number of customers without power significantly over the past two days. But if you’re one of the 3,000, that makes not one bit of difference.

If you know of anyone in town without power, invite them over. Make some extra eggs for breakfast this morning. Give them a cup of fresh coffee. You can’t imagine how much that is going to be appreciated.

Wall Township schools are closed again today. A decision about the remainder of the week should come by this afternoon, according to Superintendent Daniel Simon.

Today is Election Day, a very important day. So important, in fact, it makes me use the word “very,’’ which doesn’t happen often.

In addition to the big ticket races we all know far too much about, there are a number of local races going on that just may make more of a dent in your day-to-day than those that have overshadowed them with gobs and gobs of money and media advertisement.

Incumbent Republican Todd Luttman today squares off against Democratic challenger Jesse Buetell for a three-year term on the Township Committee.

The school board has three uncontested races, which are a foregone conclusion unless someone wages a high-impact write-in campaign. But for the one-year unexpired term of former longtime board member Laurie Cannon, there are seven – count them – seven vying for the seat.

Despite the wreckage still left by Hurricane Sandy, polling stations remain unchanged. All of Wall’s 19 stations will be open, ready for your ballot.

Your vote counts. You make a difference. Don’t let the chance slip, even if you’re sitting in a cold, dark house with your cranky pants on.

Michael Ferrell November 06, 2012 at 01:30 PM
It would be helpful if we can settle the decision on the schools and possible re-opening for the remainder of the week today. I'm sure there are many factors, including some still without power, families who have left the area to relatives due to the storm, teachers and students with vacation plans, college visits and the like. And let's not forget the Nor'easter tomorrow. And then there are the rumors of school condition and reopening. Hopefully we will get a firm decision today so we can make appropriate plans
Tom Coyle November 07, 2012 at 03:33 AM
As per WTEA, they are still collecting disaster relief items at their office at 1865 Rt 35. There is an IMMEDIATE NEED for cleaning supplies, scrub brushes, batteries, winter coats, and non-perishable foods.


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