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Police: Fairview Avenue Closed Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m.

A section between Verona and Cedar Grove will remain closed for the Essex County deer hunt.

Verona Police are reminding residents that Fairview Avenue between Durrell Street in Verona and Myrtle Avenue in Cedar Grove will be closed Thursday between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. because of the Essex County deer hunt.

The early morning deer hunt was cancelled because of the weather, said Verona Police Capt. Mitchell Stern.

Police are advising residents to plan alternatives routes.

The sixth year of Essex County's deer management program began on Jan. 22 but has been scaled back from previous years.

The deer hunt will also take place on Tuesday, Feb. 5 and Thursday, Feb. 7 from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., said Stern.

Tom Andreeson January 31, 2013 at 10:14 PM
Why do our politicians cancel deer hunts??? How about a postponement. They have reduced the number of days from 6 to 3, at the Hilltop. Now they reduce time culling the deer even more? What is wrong with these people?
Essex Hiker February 05, 2013 at 02:42 PM
I believe the "cancellation" of last Thursday morning's Hilltop session was due to bad weather, not to any lack of commitment on the County's part. They appear to be trying different ways to reduce the costs of the sharpshooting program while still removing a significant number of deer. We'll see if their changes accomplish that objective once this year's hunt totals are tallied .....

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