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While the day started out with a light drizzle, there was nothing but bright sunny skies at Opening Day for Hopatcong’s Little League teams.

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On February 15, 2017, Durban Avenue School had the NED show visit to present a character education based assembly. NED is a yo-yo expert cartoon character who inspires students to become champions in school and in life.

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The Hopatcong Town Council has apparently done a good job balancing the budget for 2017, as the average increase for a home owner is onlt 0.008% (based upon a $214,000 value).

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Municipal police Departments (Including Hopatcong), Sussex County Sheriff's Office and New Jersey State Police Troopers of Sussex County teamed up for the first annual county-wide "Cram the Cruiser" food drive on April 14-15 to collect food donations for Sussex County residents.

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The Jefferson Township Museum, also known as the George Chamberlain House, will have an open house on Sunday, May 7, 2017, from 1 to 4 pm.  Admission is free.  Costumed docents will be available to talk about this Victorian home.  The theme of this month’s exhibit is “Pteridomania:  The Victorian Fern Craze.” 

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The Jefferson Township Historical Society will hold its spring meeting on Monday, May 8 at 7:30 pm in the Riker Room of the Jefferson Public Library, 1031 Weldon Road, Jefferson, NJ.   New members are welcome.

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The Junior Women's Club of Jefferson Township is holding the annual town-wide garage sale event May 20 & 21st. We have changed it up a little this year. In lieu of a map we will have a detailed list grouped for every section of our town AND you get to pick if you would like to have your sale on Saturday, Sunday or both days!

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Jockey Hollow was used as a winter encampment by the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War from December 1779 to June 1780. It is located in Harding Township, Morris County, New Jersey and is now a contributing site of the Morristown National Historical Park. Kids can even try thier hand at firing a Musket!

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More than 33,000 Americans – about 91 a day ¬– died from opioid overdoses in 2015, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Morris County is hardly immune from the growing epidemic as fatal opiate overdoses in the county rose from 43 in 2015 to 64 in 2016. This year, there have been at least 23 overdoses in less than four months, which is a pace that would exceed last year’s total.

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Layups 4 Life was created by Dan Exter, while recovering and laying in his hospital bed, Dan made a promise to himself. That promise was that if he was fortunate enough to make a full recovery that he would be an advocate in the fight against cancer. It was during his recovery that Dan wrote on a piece of paper the idea of creating Layups 4 Life.

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More than 400 Roxbury High School students, some alumni, and friends from surrounding districts spent last Friday night and early Saturday morning dancing the night away to raise money and support for the fight against pediatric cancer in the Roxbury High School Gymnasium.

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Roxbury High School hosted a Letter of Intent/College Commitment Ceremony Wednesday morning for two athletic scholars, Reghan Palanchi and Alexis “Lexi” Smith.

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The Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club Historical Foundation (LHYCHF) is closing in on the required $100,000, as two private donors have each individually committed to match up to $100K of donated funds, for a total of $300,000 to restore the upper porch.

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The Easter Bunny officially launched the Mount Arlington Annual Easter Egg hunt to a standing room only crowd at Mount Arlington Memorial Park today.

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Mount Arlington is seeking multiple Volunteers to support the wide variety of events that occur all year long.

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In February that Mount Arlington Borough Council passed a resolution which will officially rename our beach The Arthur J. Ondish Memorial Beach.

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A love of Lake Hopatcong can net two graduating high school seniors $1,000 each, as the deadline approaches for the Lake Hopatcong Foundation’s 2017 scholarship program. 

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The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) Block Party is just 27 days away and represents one of the biggest events on our lake. So to help celebrate the event and help countdown the days here is Reason #4 on why you should attend!

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In an effort to keep boat shrink-wrap out of the trash so that it can be recycled, a collection program for this material will be launched on April 1, 2017, on Lake Hopatcong at Lee’s County Park Marina, 443 Howard Boulevard, Mount Arlington, NJ 07856.

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Following months of sufficient precipitation, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin today lifted a drought warning for 12 of 14 counties in the northern, central and northern coastal regions of New Jersey and removed a drought watch for four counties in the southwestern part of the state.

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The Knee Deep Club held its Leo August Memorial Awards breakfast on March 4.

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As first reported by the Daily News

Nature needs an assist from fish hatcheries.

There were no walleyes in Lake Hopatcong in 1987, when most of the state's walleyes lived in the Delaware River, and fishing regulations called them pike perch in the 1950s and '60s.

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