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Has Hopatcong Borough Attorney John Ursin violated the professional conduct rule by representing a civilian in court and billing the Borough of Hopatcong?

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From Hopatcong Police (Capt. Kmetz). A Local Hopatcong resident tried to sell a MacBook on Craigslist. Almost immediately after posting it she received a message from someone claiming to be a US Marine and needed it for his daughter for Christmas.

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Similar to the other regions around our lake, our Police Departments have seen almost everything, and always respond to thelp the public. In the following case Hopatcong Police were called out on unusual events involving non-human events that require assistance.

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With the permission from Mayor Francis and Borough Administrator Ron Tappan the Hopatcong D.P.W. is scheduled to work on the damaged skate park in the upcoming weeks. We are hoping to have this open when the work is complete.

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Officer of the month goes to Sgt. Riena for raising $900 for our No-Shave November collection.

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Jefferson Township High School Placed on the College Board’s 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll for  Significant Gains in Student Access and Success.

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The annual Jefferson Township Christmas in the Village offers countless things to do, so the Jefferson Arts Committee put together this handy document to help guide you to all of the family fun.

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A special Freeholder Board-appointed committee recommended funding a half-dozen recreational trail projects in six towns across the county at a cost of $583,165 as part of the Morris County Trail Construction Grant Program that was initiated by the county governing board in 2016.

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Franklin and Nixon Elementary Schools in Roxbury Township experienced their first of four Title I Student Academic Intervention and Learning (S.A.I.L.) Parent Academies of the year at Nixon School Tuesday night.

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Roxbury High School’s mini-THON committee is at it again with a new fun fundraiser called Flocking! This ongoing fundraiser is weather dependent but will continue through the spring.

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Jefferson Elementary School’s Early Act Club in Roxbury Township had a busy November. The club spearheaded two international fundraisers for good causes. As Roxbury Rotarian Steve Alford recently stated at the Early Act summit, “if not you, than who.”

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A special “Toys for Tots’’ train, operated by the Dover and Rockaway River, Norfolk Southern, and NJ Transit railroads, will make stops at six locations across central and northwestern Morris County this weekend, collecting toys and giving kids a chance to meet Santa.

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The Morris County League of Municipalities has announced the creation of the Arthur R. Ondish Memorial Scholarship, to be awarded annually in honor of the late Mount Arlington mayor to a graduating high school senior, starting in 2018.

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Once again Mount Arlington is holding their Holiday Lights Decorating Contest, do you have what it takes to beat the winners from last year?

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More than just an article of clothing, your coat can open opportunities for someone who needs one.

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November is almost upon us and you know what that means....NO SHAVE NOVEMBER!!!! Join the Mt. Arlington F.O.P. in raising awareness and funding for cancer research.

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The Lake Hopatcong Foundation retained the services Princeton Hydro during the spring and summer 2017 to conduct a study to determine the relative effectiveness of various techniques to reduce nuisance densities of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV).

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The Lake Hopatcong Foundation joined the #GivingTuesday movement on November 28 with a very special giving opportunity.  A generous, anonymous donor challenged us to raise a minimum of $5,000 through our campaign in order to qualify for a matching gift and we have met that goal thanks to you! 

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By Holly Odgers (LHF) - Are you a student in grades 2-12?… Do you live in one of the four towns surrounding Lake Hopatcong – Hopatcong, Jefferson, Mt. Arlington or Roxbury?… Are you interested in entering a poster contest about watershed protection?…

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The Lake Hopatcong Foundation joined the #GivingTuesday movement on November 28 and we are so appreciative of the response we received!  To date, $4,700 in donations to our #GivingTuesday campaign have come through. 

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The Knee Deep Club that is over 1,000 Members strong, just released their calendar of events for the 2018 season. The first event starts January 21st with Ice Fishing.

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Michael Wallace of Highland Lakes, NJ won the American Bass Anglers RAM American Fishing Tour, Division 10 Tournament held September 10th, 2017 on Lake Hopatcong.  

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Hopatcong Lake Regional News is pleased to continue to provide the weekly Fishing Report for the Lake Region to help inform you on what’s biting and where. Our guest author is Dows Boat Rental and Bait Shop.

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Hopatcong Lake Regional News is pleased to continue to provide the weekly Fishing Report for the Lake Region to help inform you on what’s biting and where. Our guest author is Dows Boat Rental and Bait Shop.

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Basketball and gym activities offered to special needs children

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The Jefferson Township Recreation Department is accepting registrations for a 2016-2017 winter season of its successful Challenger Basketball and Gym Activities program for special needs children. 

Parents of boys and girls age 5 – 18 (or the completion of high school) with physical or mental challenges are invited to join this program.  Tom DeVries, a resident of Jefferson Township, will manage the league.  

The activities will begin in the White Rock Elementary School’s Lower Gym, 2 Francine Place, Milton/Oak Ridge) on Saturday, December 10 from 9:30 to 11:30 am and continue on Saturdays until March 11 (however, the program will not meet on December 24 and 31).

Starting on Tuesday, January 3, the program will also run every Tuesday evening from 6 to 7:30 pm at Cozy Lake School, 205 Cozy Lake Road, Milton/Oak Ridge, until February 28.      

This program offers players the chance to participate in one of the most popular sports worldwide – basketball.  Participants will play with the same equipment and by the same rules as in any basketball game with the exception that they have the option to use the “buddy” system for assistance.  Every player on the roster plays in the game, and no score is kept.  Thanks to fundraising efforts by the Challenger League’s parent group led by Scott Luker, the normal registration fee for this program will be waived for the ninth consecutive                                                                                                                                        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Registration forms to play, manage, umpire, assistant coach, serve as a team parent, or become a “buddy” to a player are available at the Jefferson Township Recreation office located at Camp Jefferson, 81 Weldon Road as well as in the lobby display racks at the Jefferson Township Municipal Building and the Jefferson Township Public Library.  Registration forms will be posted in the Virtual Backpack section of the Jefferson Township school district’s website at www.jefftwp.org  as well. You can also print the application form from the township website at www.jeffersontownship.net by going to the link entitled “Forms Center”   and then scrolling to the “Recreation Department.”

If you would like a registration form mailed or e-mailed to you, please contact Mr. DeVries at 973-208-7762 or tomdv@optonline.net, the Jefferson Township Recreation Department at 973-663-8404 ext 4, or CPUNTURIERI@jeffersontownship.net  

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