It's been a long year in Hillsborough, as residents, officials, and local businesses know.
Here, Hillsborough Patch recaps its biggest stories since the site's Dec. 8, 2010 lauch:
Dec. 8: Hillsborough Patch launches with stories on the township’s universal playground, Auten Road students’ efforts to spread holiday warmth, and
Dec. 10: The Planning Board’s hearing on a proposed —and the meeting ends right before public comment on the plan.
Dec. 15: The county-ordered property revaluation has town officials expecting a in home values.
Dec 26, 27: A post-Christmas blizzard dumps over a foot of snow on town, but .
Dec 29: Former , filling former administrator Kevin Davis’ spot.
Jan. 4: About .
Jan. 5: for 2011.
Jan. 10: The New Jersey Senate . That sound you just heard was the town cheering for the girls!
Jan. 11: A woman and her five-year-old daughter are . The building sustained minor damages, which were handled by insurance.
Jan. 12: Eight inches of , though
Jan. 26, 27: The snow beings on the 26 and school’s canceled on the 27th, but the .
Feb. 19: Hillsborough
Feb. 23: Hillsborough Schools receive an additional .
Feb 28: Three Hillsborough in Atlantic City.
March 1: The tentative school budget comes it at .
March 2: Gov. Christie holds a town hall meeting in .
March 5: Hillsborough High School Wrestler at the state tournament in Atlantic City.
March 8: Six candidates on the Board of Education.
March 11: The proposal for a .
March 22: Privatizing services is avoided after the .
March 29: The Board of Education approved a for the April elections. The budget focuses on
April 2: Rich and Debbie Norz, of Hillsborough’s award-winning farming dynasty, . after being named 2010’s Outstanding Young Farmers on the state and national levels.
April 4: District 16 becomes much more competitive as the new district map has .
April 11: Four candidates . They include Republicans incumbent Gloria McCauley and newcomer Douglas Tomson and Democrats Aldo Martinez and John Reddan.
April 26, 27: Hillsborough prepares for a The meeting draws , but elicits no announcement about a contract.
April 28: The school budget passes by .
May 3: Steven Paget and Mark Rosenberg are
May 4: The Board of Education .
May 11: Three Hillsborough police
May 17: Two charter schools name , with the threat of almost $1 million in tuition payments to the schools.
May 18: Board member Barbara Sargent .
May 21: Kevin Carty replaces Vince Coviello as
May 23: Hillsborough High School goes into lockdown after The students are later charged with disorderly conduct.
May 25: The Township Committee undertakes a $2 million project to
May 26: Hillsborough’s annual .
June 3: A controversial call at the NJSIAA Central Jersey Championship.
June 6: Auten Road Intermediate School teacher
June 12: The universal playground
June 13: After 44 years of serving
June 14: Dana Boguzewski is appointed to
June 23: Hillsborough High School graduates
July 3, 8: Rainy weather cancels Hillsborough’s .
July 13: Hillsborough Township
July 19: The Board of Education agrees to .
July 26: New York Giant and Hillsborough High School .
July 28: En route to a press conference to sign three Open Space bills,.
Aug. 2: After enduring a graduation ceremony in a hot and stuff gym—where several people needed to be treated for heat problems—
Aug. 3: A week after his asthma attack, .
Aug. 12: Former . She’s remembered
Aug. 13: A Richmond Court fire . No humans are harmed though three cats perish.
Aug. 16: Money Magazine names Hillsborough one of the
Aug. 17: Trillium School, one of the charter schools that named Hillsborough as a sending district,
Aug. 23: Tremors from a Virginia , though no damage is seen in New Jersey.
Aug. 28: . The township opens an emergency shelter in the At least one family from that area while
Aug. 31: 45 houses are
Sept. 1: The township fireworks are canceled
Sept. 7, 8: Tropical Storm Lee ignores warnings that we’re already too soggy, and . The water requires the school district to .
Sept. 11: Volunteer Fire Companies No. 2 and 3 remember those lost in 9/11, and through the dedication of a
Sept. 27: The Board of Education approves
Oct. 11: The Board of Education is split on how to spend the funds from
Oct. 13: Hillsborough High School US Government and Politics students set the
Oct. 26: Assemblyman Peter Biondi reveals a cancer diagnosis, but says he will still run for his assembly seat.
Oct. 30, 31: A Halloween It’s status quo with the weather, Mayor McCauley says.
Nov. 3: An appeal to demolish an
Nov. 8: Gloria McCauley and Douglas Tomson, Republican candidates for Township Committee, , while Republicans sweep .
Nov. 10: After 25 years of studies, debates and approvals, t
Nov. 11: Days after winning reelection to his assembly seat, He’s remembered as the town’s patriarch, officials say.
Nov. 15: The school district reinstates its elementary school World Language program, and
Nov. 17: Hillsborough Township joins the
Dec. 2: The site plan proposal for a . The developer, Route 206 Enterprises, hopes to present data on traffic into and out of the site—an issue currently under discussion with state and county officials.
Dec. 5: Just six months after surgery to remove a brain tumor,
Dec. 7: The Board of Education agrees to reconsider its