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Hopatcong Police are looking for anyone in the area of Pahaquarry Rd, Papakating Rd, Smokerise Rd, and Maxim Drive with cameras outside the homes.

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We will be collecting clothing throughout the entire school year. NO NEED TO WAIT FOR A DATE!

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Danielle Kovach, special education teacher at Tulsa Trail School, joined over 260 dedicated special education professionals from 46 states in Washington, D.C. this past week as part of The Council for Exceptional Children’s Special Education Legislative Summit.

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Children ages 5 – 9 are invited to participate in the Sussex County Family Success Center’s annual Project Vacation program.

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Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced a 21-year prison sentence for the leader of a drug network that marketed cocaine and designer drugs online and distributed them through the mail.

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The Jefferson Arts Committee is extremely pleased and excited to announce that James Wynne will be the new Chorus Director/Accompanist of the Jefferson Township Community Chorus beginning with the Fall 2018 season.

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The Jefferson Arts Committee’s Gazebo Committee is pleased to announce that the band Jump Start will perform in the 2018 free summer concert series on Friday evening, July 20. 

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New Jersey State Police are seeking assistance regarding an investigation of stolen wave runners out of Prospect Point Marina located at 1 Brady Bridge Road.

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The defendants were charged in an investigation called “Operation Smiles” led by the Division of Criminal Justice and the Roxbury Police Department.

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The Opioid Crisis: A Community Approach to Prevention, Treatment and Recovery will be held  on Wednesday, Aug. 15, in Rockaway Township. New Jersey’s own Super Bowl champion and world-class athlete Vance Johnson will deliver the keynote address during this free event.

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Join the Roxbury Community School on Friday, July 27th for an evening performance of our summer BroadwayBound/Behind the Curtain theater production of Once on this Island Jr.!

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Molly Schuyler from California will be traveling across the country to take on the highly sought after SABRETTI’S TOP DOG EATING CHALLENGE.

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Mt. Arlington Board of Recreation Commission Presents the Free Movie called "A WRINKLE IN TIME"

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As you may know the Borough's Dial a Ride van is out of service and being repaired.


Arrangements have been made to have a van available on The afternoons of Wednesday June 13 and Thursday June 14.


If you need van services please call The Dial A Ride Drive to make scheduling arrangements 201-841-5714

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Join us at the Mount Arlington Municipal Beach for some summer fun!

Friday June 29, 2018 Starts at 6:30 pm

Rain Date: Saturday July 6,2018

  • DJ provided by D’Amico Entertainment
  • Drinks & Snacks available for sale
  • Fireworks at dusk (approx. 9:00 - 9:30pm) over the lake courtesy of the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club

Bring your own chairs, blankets, etc.

No alcoholic beverages or pets allowed.

Please follow beach rules - Please note there is no lifeguard on duty.

Please watch for weather cancellations and more information on our website mountarlingtonnj.org

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All are welcome to sit along the parade route to celebrate our veterans. 05-26-2018 10:30 am

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The Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom will run 90-minute public excursions from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Monday from July 9 to August 27, departing from Hopatcong State Park (260 Lakeside Boulevard, Landing, NJ).

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The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is thrilled to announce the Lake Hopatcong Train Station has been awarded a $180,000 Morris County Historic Preservation Grant. 

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The weather is looking fabulous for our first Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom public cruise this coming Monday and there are tickets still available! 

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Lake Hopatcong Foundation this spring christened its new Floating Classroom, dubbed “Study Hull,” and has since educated nearly 800 local students aboard the vessel, a 40-foot pontoon boat.

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Knee Deep Club Dominick Sarinelli Memorial Hybrid Striper contest

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Fishing continued to escalate on Lake Hopatcong over the last week with several nice catches.

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The Lake Hopatcong fishing continues to deliver some of the best fishing found within our State.

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On May 20, 2018 the Knee-Deep Club will be hosting its Panfish Challenge!

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Hopatcong Has Government Granted Itself on its Own Real Estate Blight

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Hopatcong Lake Regional News reader Michele Guttenberger has submitted the folowing article as "Your Opinion" on our site. As a courtesy to our site members, we always support your ability to voice your opinion. In this article she asks the question. Where is the rate of return?

From Michele Guttenberger: Hopatcong Resident for 35+ years

Hopatcong Taxpayer must acknowledge the cause of Hopatcong's blight was brought on by the aggressive participation in the Highlands Act. New Jersey HighlandsHopatcong permanently sold off large future building development tax ratables to open space and parks recreation programs.  One of the largest land deed holders is a billionaire who acquired over 1.000 acres of Hopatcong Borough land to incorporate it as capital asset of his Global enterprise -IAT Reinsurance ltd.  This type of acquisition brought no healthy business commerce to bolster Hopatcong’s scant business economy.  It was Hopatcong that helped to orchestrate the devaluation of large tracks of land into these programs which would receive NJ qualified farmland tax exemptions under tax levied funded programs for future preservation.  Hopatcong did not make adjustments to its budget spending to realize future tax revenue permanently lost. Qualified Farmland pays out approximately 20% of each real estate tax dollar.  Also, the real estate assessment value is drastically reduced on this property.  This impacts the real estate market value of its neighborhood when adjacent land has been permanently zoned as non-business/residential development property.  Commercial investors like to know there is room for expansion.   Hopatcong has 35 percent of its land permanently zoned as open space and farm preservation land.  All this is permanently lost tax ratables that were instituted through a state government program.  Two detrimental things happened with preservation grant programs- the property assessments of this land was devalued and Hopatcong Borough lost tax revenue.  

Hopatcong Tax RateHopatcong’s answer to meeting its tax revenue needs was to reassess all taxable properties and adjust the tax rate.  To prevent tax appeals prompted by real estate market price downturns, the assessment value was substantially lower from the previous Borough assessment.  Doing this reassessment exercise when the real estate market was at a record low put many new mortgage homes/businesses underwater.  Hopatcong homeowners and small business owners who struggled to the make mortgage payments to a building that had negative equity, decided foreclosure was their only solution.  This made Hopatcong Borough a poor investment area with a high risk rating combined with Highlands act - limited future expansion construction projects.   Once investment banks raise the red flag on the rate of foreclosures it impacts their property evaluations of that area.  

Looking at the new federal grant deal for Hopatcong redevelopment project in the River Styx area, what is missing is robust tax ratable revenues from these construction projects.  Hopatcong desperately needs to get the biggest bang from its commercial zone because we have a very limited area for business center development.  The current tax assessment value of the new Lakepointe townhouse units appears to be far below the assessment value of a property that has lake view appeal.

 There should be only one reason our municipality should be involved in real estate development and that is to increase its tax revenue from these projects.  If we are not getting a robust tax ratable from these redevelopment construction projects than this project was a high stakes grant funded beautification project that further burdened the taxpayer and did nothing for the economic blight of Hopatcong.

Hopatcong has rescheduled the public town meeting on the River Styx Grant Redevelopment Project for September 6th at Hopatcong High School.  Our question as taxpayers should not be about the eminent domain clause in this grant program but rather why are we doing this grant project at all when there is no significant tax revenue to be gained from it.   Or simple put “Where is the rate of return on this?“

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