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On October 4th, Hudson Maxim’s small, smaller, and smallest green thumbs again joined together to bring the colors of fall to our school grounds!

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Parents, educators and caregivers of those with special needs are invited to attend a free Resource Fair at Project Self-Sufficiency on Saturday, November 3rd, 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  The event will address the needs of individuals with special needs from infancy through adulthood. 

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Job seekers, and those interested in advancing at their current place of employment, are invited to attend a Career Fair at Project Self-Sufficiency, Thursday, October 18th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

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This week, Mrs. Tumminelli's third graders at Tulsa Trail Elementary school got to "taste" different genres of books.

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The Morris County Board of Freeholders today honored four volunteers from Municipal Alliance Programs in the county for their exemplary efforts to battle alcohol and drug abuse across Morris County.

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Genetic Counselor to Address Family History, Prevention for Women Under 50

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Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon’s groundbreaking Hope One program has been awarded a federal grant of over $332,000 by the Bureau of Justice. Hope One, which offers critical in-the-field support for persons struggling with addiction, has made over 5,000 contacts since its inception.

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This year at Jefferson Township’s annual Fall Festival, Milton United Methodist Church will host a Teal Pumpkin Party celebrating and raising awareness of FARE’s (Food Allergy Research & Awareness) Teal Pumpkin Project®

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Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB) were the focus of the first Student Academic Intervention and Learning (SAIL) Parent Academy of 2018/2019 on Tuesday night.

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Students may have had off Columbus Day but their teachers were hard at work at this year’s October EdCamp in-service day. EdCamps are participant-driven conferences designed to provide participant-driven professional development for educators.

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The Roxbury Board of Education is pleased to announce that the Board’s and the Roxbury Education Association’s (REA) negotiations teams have reached common ground for contract settlement and have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that contains the terms and details of the agreement for the 2017-2020 contract.

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The Mission of the Roxbury Township School District is “Preparing the children of today for tomorrow”, so what better way to bring this to light than to show what tomorrow holds?

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Jersey Fresh Farm to School Week was designated as the last week of each September by a law signed in 2010. During this week, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture showcases schools that connect with New Jersey farmers to purchase local produce for school meals to increase student consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Morris County Parks are featuring the following fall Spooktacular Halloween Festivities for the entire family.

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HOPE One:  The Morris County Sheriff’s Office HOPE One mobile recovery access vehicle will be at Mount Arlington Borough Hall Parking Lot, 419 Howard Boulevard, on Tuesday, October 2nd from 3pm-7pm.

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Mount Arlington knows how to throw a party, and this year’s Halloween Bash will be no exception in the long line of great events that they hold annually.

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| By Jess Murphy (LHF): New Jersey Highlands Coalition awards Donna Macalle-Holly was awarded the “Above & Beyond Award”

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Thanks to everyone that participated and donated to the Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) Lake Loop 2018, as they were able to surpass last year’s Loop in raising funds for Lake Hopatcong and our Communities.

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Come out and meet the four Mayors from our surrounding area (Hopatcong, Jefferson, Mount Arlington, and Roxbury) as they attend the LHF Lake Loop 2018 and officially kick-off the 5K Walk/Run.

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The Lake Hopatcong Foundation’s (LHF) Lake Loop 2018 is calling on you to help support the foundation and our greater community.

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The Knee Deep Club have released the winners of the Fall Walleye Contest that was held October 6 & 7 on Lake Hopatcong

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The Knee Deep Club will hold its fall Lake Hopatcong Walleye Weekend on October 6 and 7, 2018. The contest will begin at 5:00 AM on Saturday, October 6, 2018 and will conclude at noon on Sunday October 7, 2018.

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The following Fishing Report for Lake Hopatcong is provided by Dows Boat Rental & Bait.

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The Knee Deep Club will hold its annual Lake Hopatcong Catfish Contest the weekend of August 11 and 12, 2018.

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River Styx Eminent Domain – Land Board Use Meeting creates more questions

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Hopatcong Land Use Board meeting on September 6, 2016, raises more questions and caused confusion with Hopatcong Residents.

Special thanks to David Danzis New Jersey Herald for the detailed reporting on this meeting.

While the intent of the Hopatcong Land Use Board meeting was to review the Redevelopment Study, and to gain public feedback. It may have raised more questions than it answered.

Areas of confusion still seems to be:

  1. Why is the Lake Hopatcong Jewish Community Center being categorized as underutilized?
  2. What is the Hopatcong Boroughs Plan for this area?
  3. Why include Eminent Domain in the process if you’re not going to use it?
  4. What is the real need? Is there a need to take people's property and to develop that by private enterprise?

 

Getting past the confusion

As outlined in our article “River Styx Eminent Domain: What are we as a “community” trying to achieve?” Most Hopatcong Residents would seem to welcome a new redeveloped area where we can live, shop and enjoy the lake. And as pointed out in during the meeting a new development like the Lakepointe project could add significant money to the borough.

Area of Revenue

Revenue

Paid

Hook-up Fees

$180,000

One time

Sewer Taxes

$21,000

Annually

Water Fees

$5,000

Annually

Property Taxes (Once fully inhabited)

$111,000

Annually

Three Year Speculative Forecast:

$591,000

First 3 Years

 

Clearing up the Confusion:

So, while there seems to be clear benefit to the Hopatcong Borough and the residents, it seems that we need to clear up the communications issue before going too much further. Hopatcong Lake Regional News will be reaching out to the town council to help answer your questions, and to provide the answers that you need.

 

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