Township drew most respondents to turn in guns at $250 each, state Attorney General's Office said.
The recent two-day Essex County gun buyback program was deemed a success as township, state and county officials collected more than 1,500 weapons, according to a Monday, Feb. 18 report in the Montclair Times. Montclair police, in conjunction with the state Attorney General’s Office and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said the township was the busiest of the four sites this weekend for the Friday and Saturday event, which included sites in Newark, Orange and East Orange. Participants were paid $250 per firearm and most participants were middle aged and senior white men carrying the weapons for disposal to the sites wrapped in black plastic, gun cases and shopping bags, the report said.
Things-to-do in our area this weekend that do not require snow
One great advantage of a snow-starved winter is the ability to enjoy nature at her most exposed – uncovered, dormant, yet teeming with life. Several events this weekend focus on birding and hiking, so take advantage of the mild forecast and hike with New Jersey Audubon. Make a birdhouse at the Environmental Center, or participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count in West Orange. For those who prefer indoor entertainment, there are concerts in our area, and lectures as well. Consider a musical or an art exhibit. Read on for details of these events and others, and feel free to add suggestions of your own in the Comments section. Birding Hike in Essex County Hatfield Swamp New Jersey Audubon will lead a hike geared for adults and children 12 …