Weekly Roundup: Borough commissioners and Caroll Stoner helps students shine top this week’s…

Weekly Roundup: Borough commissioners and Caroll Stoner helps students shine top this week’s stories

Catch up on the biggest stories in Haddonfield this week.

Borough commissioners reject and re-advertise for bids for road program and Caroll Stoner helps Haddonfield students Shine. Catch up on everything from the past week in the Weekly Roundup.

Former Haddonfield resident prepares for the competition of a lifetime

John Basner, a former longtime resident of Haddonfield, will undergo the journey of a lifetime that involves swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles and running 26.2 miles all in the same day for one of the most intense triathlons in the country — the IRONMAN at Lake Placid. “Ironman is a challenge,’’ Basner said. “Like anything it is a great metaphor for life. If you prepare for it, it will go well.’’ Consisting of athletes from all over the world, the IRONMAN triathlon participants have to complete 140.6 miles of various terrains with a 17-hour limit to be considered as a “finisher.”

Borough commissioners reject and re-advertise for bids for road program

Borough commissioners unveiled the 2018 Partnership for Haddonfield budget and approved a resolution to reject and re-advertise for bids for the road program at the Tuesday, March 27, meeting. “After about five years of getting pretty good pricing for the roads, we went out this time and we were stunned to see the rates that we are getting,” Commissioner John Moscatelli said. Commissioners said the rates they received were “well over” what the borough has budgeted and paid for the last five years on average.

Showcasing talent: Caroll Stoner helps Haddonfield students shine

When Caroll Stoner was just a freshman in high school, she was introduced to the stage. These days, she reaps more satisfaction working behind the scenes and watching as students shine in the spotlight. Her work in the wings hasn’t gone unnoticed, however. “A lot of people would want to be noticed for their work, but Caroll is humble,” said Liz Barrett, the newly appointed assistant director of the Elizabeth Haddon talent show and a friend of Stoner’s. This is Stoner’s 17th year directing the Elizabeth Haddon Talent Show, a well attended annual talent show where students are encouraged to share their talents with unique themes, with the passing year’s theme “America.”