As the 2017 Pizza Wars ended on January 31, 2017, it became clear through the voting that we all love our Pizza, and we strongly support our local establishments.
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We have just finished the first week of the Pizza Wars, and it’s clear that the Hopatcong Lake Region loves their pizza! And based upon the money raised and your votes, everyone is in the winning category.
Okay, it’s time to let go of that Dead Christmas Tree from 2016, and here’s what to do within your region within the Hopatcong Lake Community.
As Hopatcong Lake Regional News passes the 8,000 active readers mark, we’d like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year, and present you with the five most-read articles on the site for 2016.
Hopatcong Lake Regional News, your premier online news provider, is pleased to initiate the 1st Annual Pizza Wars. Where we search for the very best pizza pie, and at the same time earn money for a local charity.
Expanding on initial patch article today, the State of New Jersey has more than $4.5 billion waiting to be claimed, and some of it could be owed to you.
PREPARING IS CARING …. ARE YOU REGISTER READY?
The holiday season is in full swing again this weekend as we have everything from Theater to a Jingle 5k run vying for your attention.
December 7, 2016, marks the start of the drawdown on Lake Hopatcong, and the start of the new pilot program by NJDEP.
Both Hopatcong and Jefferson Township police have received State Grants of $5,000 each to help fund this campaign designed to reduce the number of deaths due to DWI.
New Jersey’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown will be here soon. Law enforcement officers from Hopatcong and Jefferson Township will be participating in the 2016 Statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Beginning December 9, 2016 Through January 1, 2017 local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving whi...le impaired by alcohol or drugs.
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a national campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement backed up by public educational efforts including national radio and television advertisements, posters, banners and mobile video display signs. The campaign looks to curtail impaired driving during the busy summer travel season, including the Labor Day holiday period.
“Many people believe that after a few drinks they’re still safe to drive,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety. “Even one drink can impair your judgment and reaction time, putting not only yourself, but everyone on the road, in danger.”
“There is a zero tolerance message for this campaign. If drivers are caught operating their vehicle while impaired they will be arrested,” he added.
In 2013 alcohol-impaired fatalities accounted for 27 percent of New Jersey’s motor vehicle fatalities. As part of the initiative, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety provides grants to local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to run the two-week campaign.
Law enforcement agencies participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2016 crackdown offer the following advice:
- If you plan to drink, designate a driver, someone who will not drink alcohol, before going out.
- Take mass transit, a taxi or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
- Spend the night where the activity is held.
- Always buckle up, every ride, regardless of your seating position in the vehicle. It’s your best defense against an impaired driver.
- If you’re intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive you to your doorstep.
What to watch for and how to Protect Yourself
It’s giving Tuesday, and throughout this week the Hopatcong Lake Regional News will be detailing several ways you can easily give to help other people in the region.
Local church members of Hurdtown UMC and Byram Bay Christian Church give up their Thanksgiving family meal, to help provide special meals to the community.