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The following Weekly News Recap covers everything you may have missed from last week. Top articles include new taxes, new SWAT members and a Complete Guide to St. Patrick’s Day Events in our Area.

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Five “Warriors” Join Morris County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team

Five officers trained in expert marksmanship, hostage negotiation skills, search and rescue, extreme fitness and ability to quickly assess dangerous circumstances and de-escalate situations to peaceful resolutions.

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UPDATED: Complete Guide to St. Patrick’s Day Events in our Area

Updated 03/01/2019 with 10 New Events: The following is your complete listing of what’s available in your area to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. We will continue to update this list as we learn more from the local businesses.

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Seeking your Nominations for Local Non-Profit – That will Benefit from Battle of the Bars 2019

Each year Hopatcong Lake Regional News runs several friendly local business competitions in order to raise funds for local non-profits. This year we are seeking your nominations on which Non-Profit you would like to see benefit from the Battle of the Bars 2019.

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Fatal Drug Overdose in Rockaway Borough - Natalia E. Zyga faces 20 years in state prison

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson, Jr. and Rockaway Borough Police Chief Conrad Pepperman have announced the filing of an additional charge related to a fatal drug overdose that occurred last year in Rockaway Borough.

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Regional / State News:

ROAD RAGE: I-80 Truck Driver Pointed Gun At Another Car In Roxbury, Police Say

A 27-year-old tractor trailer driver from New York pulled a handgun on another driver while driving through Roxbury on I-80 near Hopatcong, authorities said.

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Environmental Advocate Christine Clarke (Jefferson Twp) Enters NJ26 State Assembly Race

Jefferson Twp., NJ : Christine Clarke, environmental advocate, grassroots organizer, volunteer and homeschooling mother-of-four, formally declared her candidacy for State Assembly in the 26th Legislative District race today.

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Have an Account with Wells Fargo - You Need to Know This!

Attorney General Grewal Announces Start of Wells Fargo Consumer Redress Review Program that Allows Consumers Not Made Whole through Other Remediation Programs to Have Inquiry Reviewed by Escalation Team.

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Morris County set for Increased Taxes based on 2019 County Government Budget

Morris County homeowners will pay an average of just $11 more annually, or 0.94 cents each month, in county taxes this year to fund services and programs provided by Morris County government through the $315.3 million 2019 county budget introduced by the Board of Freeholders last night in Morristown.

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County College of Morris Celebrates 50th Anniversary on Titan Weekend, May 3-5

Register Now for the Titan Trot 5K. Come out and help celebrate County College of Morris’ 50 years of serving the county community at Titan Weekend, a fun-filled extravaganza set for May 3 through May 5, with something for everyone.

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Morris County Creates Municipal Profiles for Jefferson, Mount Arlington and Roxbury

The Morris County Office of Planning and Preservation has created unique 2019 profiles of all 39 Morris County municipalities as part of a joint marketing effort with the Morris County Economic Development Corporation.

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Hopatcong News:

Sussex County Seeking Poll Workers - $200 for the Day

Becoming a "Champion of Democracy" has rewards ...

"The best part about being a Poll Worker is getting to see all your neighbors and everyone who comes in to vote. It really is a social thing, and you get paid to do it!" says Kim Sidoti, former Master Poll Worker and current Poll Worker Coordinator for the Sussex County Board of Elections. She agrees that "the $200 a day is a perk for the long hours."

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Hopatcong Chiefs Cheer Team - Wins 1st Place at Nationals

Our Hopatcong Chiefs Competition Cheer Team won the 1st place national title this past weekend at the Epic Brands Reach the Beach Nationals in Ocean City, Maryland, beating 16 teams in their division.

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Free Legal Advice Available at Project Self-Sufficiency

Private meetings with an attorney are available at Project Self-Sufficiency for those who want advice about divorce, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant issues, mortgage modifications, or other topics. 

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Free Parenting Courses Coming in March

Project Self-Sufficiency will offer parenting workshops for fathers and parents of school-aged children this spring. 

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Hopatcong Durban Avenue School Loves to Read - Famous Author coming to Celebrate

To celebrate our ongoing "Love of Reading" at the Hopatcong Durban Avenue School, HEPTO has generously sponsored this year's author visit. Mr. Dan Gutman is coming to visit the students at the Durban Avenue School on Friday, March 8th!

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Roxbury News:

Graphic Design Partnerships with Roxbury Businesses and Roxbury High School

ROXBURY, NJ (February 23, 2019) – Roxbury High School’s Graphic Design has class has created a partnering program to work with local businesses, entrepreneurs, and organizations (profit and non-profit).

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RHS Announces Second Marking Period Honor Rolls

ROXBURY, NJ (February 27, 2019) –  Roxbury High School announces the students who have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the second marking period of the 2018/2019 school year.

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Morris Parks: Experience the Life of a 1900s Immigrant Worker on the Farm

On Saturday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., experience a day in the life of the immigrant farm workers and servants who worked for the Foster family at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township.

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Les Misérables Spring Musical at Roxbury High School

Ticket Reservation forms are now being accepted for Roxbury High School’s spring musical Les Misérables Students Edition, by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo.

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Lake News:

Your Chance to Volunteer and be part of the Biggest Party on the Lake!

It may be hard to picture, while snowflakes are falling outside, but it won’t be long before the 2019 Lake Hopatcong Block Party is here!

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