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5 Things You Need To Know This Week in Livingston

Town Council and Special Education group have meetings; fall sports in action.

The calendar says that it's officially fall, yet the weather in Livingston sure still feels an awful lot like summer. Students in the district are certainly excited, after all with their first official vacation days scheduled for the end of the week.

Here's what's happening this week in Livingston:

1.   The township council will hold a night of municipal meetings at the Town Hall. A conference meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by a regular meeting at 8 p.m. Among the various agenda items, the council is expected to take a vote on a final ordinance regarding new traffic regulations in the Regency Club, a gated community located off of Passaic Avenue.

If passed, the new ordinance will set a speed limit of 25 mph on all roadways within the community and implement stop signs at various intersections.

A complete copy of both the Conference and Regular meeting agendas has been posted on the township's website for viewing.

2.   The Livingston Public Schools Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) will hold their first meeting of the school year this Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Middle School media center.

The group, which formed this past January, has a goal to help foster better communication between parents of students in the township's special education program and the district.

"Our biggest responsibility is to give parents information on how to navigate the special education system in the School District and the State," said Lawrence Russell, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services and Instruction, in the group's newsletter.

A complete copy of the latest SEPAC newsletter is available for viewing here.

3.   In other school news, the district's schools will be closed this Thursday and Friday in observance of Rosh Hashanah.

4.   Registration opens today for the Fall Storytimes program at the Livingston Public Library. This unique program offers stories complete with songs and fingerplays for young children and their caregivers. The program runs from Oct. 11 through Nov. 21. More information is available here. To register your child, call (973) 992-4600 Ext. 270.

5.   It's another busy week in Lancers sports. The varsity football team looks to improve their record to 4-0 when they host Nutley at home this Saturday. The action is set to get underway at 7 p.m.

Both the Girls and Boys varsity soccer teams are in action later today. The boys team hits the road for an away game at the against Seton Hall Prep in West Orange. Game time is set for 4:45 p.m. At 5 p.m., the girls team will play host to Nutley at home.

Click here for a complete schedule of this week's sporting events.

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