Tag: Long Valley

This Week in Chester History

In 1981, the “Summer ’81 Youth-For-Hire of Chester and Long Valley” entered its third year of operation. Sponsored by the Morris County Department of Drug abuse, the program sought to pair youths 12-16 who are looking for summer jobs and employers who needed temporary help such as typing, housecleaning, or yardwork.


Source: The Observer-Tribune

This Week in Chester History…

The Observer-Tribune reported in 1960 that two traffic accidents had occurred during the previous few days. Austin Conover of Mendham knocked out local power and telephone service after losing control on a curve on Ralston Road and hitting a telephone pole. Accident #2 occurred at the intersection of Route 206 and Four Bridges Road, when Marsilla Snyder of Long Valley disregarded a police officer directing traffic. Snyder advanced onto Route 206, hitting the broadside of Steven Neville, III, of Denville. No one was injured.

This Week in Chester History…

The Observer-Tribune reported that Nancy Sturzenegger held a swimming party and buffet supper for 24 other female graduates of West Morris Regional High School’s class of 1961. Party-goers were from Chester, Mendham, Washington Valley, Long Valley, Flanders, and Hackettstown.

This Week in Chester History…

In 1937, a truck carrying bottled and canned milk from the Welsh Creamery in Long Valley crashed into a large tree at the Ralston Bridge on the way to Mendham. The driver, Herbert Newton, said the engine stalled and the brakes failed before he could stop the trailer from being separated from the tractor by the sizable sycamore. Much of the milk could not be saved. However, Swackhammer’s Garage removed would could be salvaged from the 300 cases. Source: Mendham-Chester Tribune