This Day in History: 1957-02-16
Mayor Charles Banker announced that Hillburn was granting a fourth two-week extension to their deadline for closing the road through that New York village to the mountain section of Mahwah. He said that it appeared that despite the adverse weather, Mahwah seemed to be doing all that it could to get Geiger Road ready for use. Mahwah Town Clerk Raymond P. Dator reported that during the week crushed stone had been laid down on several parts of the road. It was said to be usable in dry weather by cars. Additional grading would be necessary before it could be used by school buses. When the road was completed Mahwah officials hoped that they could eliminate the daily expense of $66 dollars for taxi service for school children from that part of the Township. The Hillburn Township Board had closed to access road from Hillburn to vehicles of more than five tons gross. Although State Highway officials had promised their support, there was still no target day for the completion of the road improvement project. Hillburn would have to grant more extensions if the Stag Hill community was not to be cut off completely from the outside world.