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Hopatcong Tulsa Trail Students, along with their families, had a fun night of science and discovery.  COHESION: Families Bonding Together to Solve Real World Problems brought families together through interactive, science based inquiry.

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Students at Hudson Maxim School helped to "BOOst" the morale of our troops stationed overseas this Halloween, by shipping 80 pounds of candy to deployed troops, veterans, and first responders via Operation Gratitude. 

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A Night of Hope Benefit Concert is an uplifting night of Holiday music  performed by local musicians and appropriate for ALL ages. ALL of the proceeds that are generated by the event are then donated to HOPATCONG families in need.

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Whenever you purchase a Medium Utility Tote for $35 Project graduation will earn $12!

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The Jefferson Township Recreation Department Announces Its Seven Adult Exercise Programs for the WINTER 2018 season. Just do it with the Jefferson Township Recreation Department!

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Missing Dog: Her name is Sushi. She is a small teacup Shitsz Tsu- primarily white in color. She can be approached.  She went missing 6:45 pm Sunday 11/20

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Jefferson Township Fire Company No. 1’s firehouse at 162 Milton Road will be transformed into The Village Marketplace with 18 arts, crafts, and merchandise vendors during The Jefferson Arts Committee’s 12th annual Christmas in the Village event on Saturday, December 2 from 10 am to 4 pm.  Located in the historically designated Village of Milton in the Milton/Oak Ridge section of Jefferson Township, admission is free as is parking.

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The Jefferson Township Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the 2017-2018 winter season of its successful Challenger Basketball and Gym Activities program for special needs children. 

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Two of Roxbury’s seven schools recently earned the distinction of being named as Future Ready Schools as part of Roxbury’s district technology goal.

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Roxbury Township Police Department showed up at Kennedy Elementary School this afternoon. It wasn’t for a crime but an act of good will.

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Many may not be aware that November 15th though was indeed National Recycling Day which millions of people across the country take part in. It is another day to raise awareness about recycling and purchasing recycled products.

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Roxbury High School saw two senior athletes, Andy Axelson and Matt Dancsecs, commit to the Scarlet Knights last week for baseball and lacrosse. Two more Gaels, Tyler McDonald and Michael Christiansen, followed suit in signing letters of intent last Wednesday.

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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 veteran Mount Arlington police officer died in a motor vehicle crash while on duty shortly after midnight in October 2011 — hit by a driver suspected of being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance.

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Legislation sponsored by Senate Republicans Anthony Bucco, Steven Oroho and Joe Pennacchio to establish the “Lake Hopatcong Fund” has passed the Senate Environment Committee. The bill still has a way to go to get through the legislative approval process, but this is excellent news.

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The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) is, once again, joining the Giving Tuesday campaign, a worldwide day of giving that encourages philanthropy and celebrates generosity. If we reach $5,000 this year it will be matched by a anonymous donor.

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Rewinding back to April 2017 we asked our over 30,000 readers to vote daily to help the Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) win a $50,000 grant from the USA Today Network. You delivered the votes and as a result of your efforts Lake Hopatcong will have a floating classroom starting in the spring of 2018.

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On Monday, November 13th, Dr. Fred Lubnow of Princeton Hydro will present the 2017 Lake Hopatcong water quality monitoring results at the Lake Hopatcong Commission meeting.  The open public meeting begins at 7pm at the Mount Arlington Civic Center, 7 Fern Road.

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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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On the weekend of September 23 & 24 2017 the Knee Deep Club of Lake Hopatcong will hold its Annual Fall Hybrid Striped Bass Contest on Lake Hopatcong.  

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Lake Hopatcong Dodges Tough Legislation – Based upon Gentleman’s Agreement Code of Conduct

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With the assistance of Lake Hopatcong Foundation and Lake Hopatcong Commission, all parties have agreed to a new Code of Conduct on the lake that helps dodge new strict rules from Trenton.

In early January the Boating Regulation Commission proposed new N.J.A.C. 13:82-3.11(l) that would prohibit the following activities on the lake between May 15 and September 15 of each year:

  • Restriction of vessels anchoring within 200 feet of the shoreline
  • Restriction of more than ten vessels from anchoring together, or “rafting.”

These new regulations were based upon continued complaints from the Byram Cove residents who complained about frequent party boat jams on the lake in the summer, which they say are loud and disruptive.

In the meeting that happened in early February, all of the stakeholders is this disagreement attended a meeting hosted by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation and agreed to a gentleman’s Code of Conduct to work together to resolve the issues.

See proposed Gentleman’s Agreement Code of Conduct: New Proposed Code of Conduct - Lake Hopatcong for All

In attendance was President Eddie Mackin from The Knee Deep Club, who stated clearly that if this ordinance were enacted it would prevent fisherman from fishing the shallow areas of the lake, where most fish exist.

“We made it clear that the Knee Deep Club opposes any restrictions,” Mackin said Friday. “We never had any restrictions before. This new law was not intended for the fisherman, so we aren’t going to negotiate anything,” he said.

“It’s about having respect and common courtesy, and keeping the lake clean, instead of having new laws and regulations,” he said.

“It’s about common courtesy for all boaters, and it avoids trying to make a law that only affects one part"

Lake Hopatcong Foundation member Marty Kane added that the idea was to reach a compromise.

“Since nothing is going to occur this year, regulation wise, we got the parties together to reach a compromise that will work for all of us, on a voluntary basis,” Kane said Friday afternoon.

“We are very hopeful that we can make some real progress without action from Trenton. We have to make the lake work for multiple users. We are going to try and work together. There still may be a regulation in the future, but we got four groups together, the fishermen, the business owners, the Byram Cove homeowners and an assorted group of recreational boat users,” Kane said.

 “If we can make this work, we won’t need people in Trenton making decisions for us. That could still happen in the future, but we are going to try and work together on this,” Kane said.

 

Note: Elements of this article is based on reporting from Roxbury Register.

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