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Topping the news for the last week, the Grand Opening - Hopatcong Flea Market – is off to Great Start! Matt Lotito is bringing Skylands Cycling to the Lake Loop 2019, and Arrests made in Morris County Bank Robbery and Sex Assault in Mt. Olive.

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Grand Opening - Hopatcong Flea Market – Off to Great Start!

Today the Borough of Hopatcong launched a very successful start to the Hopatcong Flea Market that runs on both Saturday and Sunday (9:30 AM – 3:00 PM) throughout October.

Matt Lotito brings Skylands Cycling to the Lake Loop 2019

Matt Lotito is getting ready to participate in the Lake Loop again for his fifth year in the event that benefits the Lake Hopatcong Foundation.

Armed Forces Relief Committee - Beer, Wine & Spirit Tasting Event

Armed Forces Relief Committee is hosting a Beer, Wine & Spirit Tasting Event at Pavinci Italian Grill on Sunday October 20th

Arrest Made in Morris County Bank Robbery

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Pequannock Township Police Chief Brian Spring announce the arrest of Philip N. McGrantham, 69, of Little Falls, on charges related to a bank robbery that occurred on Sept. 26 at the Wells Fargo Bank in Pequannock.

Lake Hopatcong man killed working demolition job in Pennsylvania

Luke Marzano was working on the Martin Tower property site in Bethlehem when he sustained crushing injuries to his pelvis and abdomen around 11:50 a.m. Thursday, the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office said.

Regional / State News

Free Community Health and Wellness Fair

A free Community Health & Wellness Fair will be hosted by Project Self-Sufficiency on Thursday, October 10th, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. 

New Jersey moves to Ban Sales of Flavored Electronic Smoking Products

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced recommendations and guidelines from the Electronic Smoking Device Task Force, which was created by Executive Order No. 84 and directed to formulate a comprehensive strategy within 21 days to protect New Jersey residents from the hazards of electronic cigarettes.


Morris County Household Hazardous Waste - October 19

The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority's free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event, the last one in 2019, will be held on Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pequannock Valley Park, Marvin Road, Pompton Plains, rain or shine.


NY State Corrections Officer Charged with Sex Assault in Mt. Olive

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Mount Olive Police Chief Stephen Beecher announce that Michael Rivera, 26, of Glen Spey, N.Y., a corrections officer with the New York State Department of Corrections, has been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged luring incident involving a 16-year-old girl in Mt. Olive.


New exhibit at Morris County Historical Society – UP in SMOKE

The name of the new exhibit at Morris County Historical Society is Up In Smoke: Northern New Jersey's Worst Man-Made Disasters: 1910-1989.


Wirths seeks US Department of Justice investigation of Murphy administration’s Immigrant Trust Directive

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths is seeking the help of the U.S. Attorney General and the Department of Justice to end the state’s Immigrant Trust Directive.


CCM Recognized by Two Organizations as an Educational and Business Leader

RANDOLPH, NJ – County College of Morris (CCM) recently was recognized by two key state business groups for its excellence in preparing students and employees to meet the needs of industry and for serving as an educational leader and valued business partner.

Hopatcong News

FOUND - Cat called "CeCe" - Returns Home

UPDATE: 10/06/2019 - Wonderful news!  CeCe was found locked in the dark basement of a neighboring home. She entered unnoticed by a technician who was there to work while the homeowner is on an extended business trip.  She is safe and sound, although traumatized and bedraggled by her 3-day entrapment.  Thanks to the Hopatcong Lake Regional News for getting the word out and to everyone who spread the news, and for all the caring thoughts and prayers.  It's a miracle she was found in time.   Thank you!


Hopatcong Family Movie Night – Toy Story 4

Join your friends and neighbors at the December 6th showing of Toy Story 4 at the Hopatcong High School.


Hopatcong High School – Flock a Friend – Fundraiser

Flock A Friend / Birthday Flocking will help Support Project Graduation 2020 for Hopatcong High School. See the attached order form to request your Flocking today.


Sussex County 2019 Caregiver Expo scheduled for October 17

The 2019 Caregiver Expo, sponsored by the Sussex County Division of Senior Services, provides caregivers the opportunity to learn about the many resources available.

Jefferson News

Jefferson Township Police - Continue to fight Drugs, Stolen Cars & Resisting Arrest

Jefferson Police Media Brief for 10/01/2019 that covers the last month of police work in Jefferson Township resulting in multiple arrests, drugs and cases of resisting arrest.


October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month In Morris County

The Morris County Board of Freeholders has proclaimed October as National Substance Use Prevention Month in Stigma-Free Morris County, especially encouraging young people to seek help for substance use disorders.

Mount Arlington News

Mount Arlington Health Fair – October 25, 2019

The Borough of Mount Arlington will hold the annual fall heath fair on October 25, 2019 at the Municipal Building. RSVP is required for most services.


‘Wheels on the Bus’ Tradition Continues at Roxbury School

ROXBURY, NJ (September 27, 2019) – Patti Klein’s preschool class at Jefferson Elementary School in Roxbury Township continued its annual tradition this year. Each year the preschoolers celebrate the beginning of the school year by creating school buses out of recycled materials.

Roxbury News

Roxbury High School Performing Arts Presents "Clue" this Fall at RHS

ROXBURY TWP, NJ (October 4, 2019) – Ticket reservations are now being accepted for Roxbury High School’s fall drama of Clue showing Thursday, October 31st and Friday, November 1st at 7:00 p.m. at Roxbury High School at 1 Bryant Drive in Succasunna.


Join Roxbury’s Global Hi-5 Expo (Multi-Cultural Celebration) – Reserve a booth now!

Roxbury, NJ (October 4, 2019) – Planning for this year’s Roxbury Global Hi-5 Expo is well underway. This year’s multi-cultural celebration will be Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 6-9 p.m. at Roxbury High School located at 1 Bryant Drive in Succasunna, NJ.


Join the Roxbury Ski & Snowboard Club for the Winter 2020

Join the Roxbury Community School this winter for its annual Ski & Snowboard Clubs. Registration is now open at www.roxbury.org/ski


Franklin School gets fall look thanks to Fullerton Grounds Maintenance

Roxbury, NJ (October 3, 2019) – Fullerton Grounds Maintenance in Kenvil, NJ has once again helped beautify the grounds at Franklin Elementary School in Succasunna, NJ.


Roxbury Performing Arts Department Presents Broadway Night

ROXBURY, NJ (October 2, 2019) – The Roxbury High School Performing Arts Department will present its annual Broadway Night on Thursday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Roxbury High School Cafeteria located at 1 Bryant Drive in Succasunna, NJ.


Roxbury Fall Community Clean Up Day

Kenvil, NJ (October 3, 2019) – Roxbury Township is gearing up for their Fall Community Clean Up Day on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9:00 a. m. to noon, commencing at the DPW office located at 96 N. Dell Avenue, Kenvil, NJ.


Roxbury High School Looks to #ditchjuul on October 8th

ROXBURY, NJ (September 27, 2019) – With the increase of young people vaping, Roxbury High School is taking an active approach to getting its students to stop.

Lake Hopatcong News

Lake-Friendly Living Guide: Conserving Water

By Lake Hopatcong Foundation: In this installment of our Lake-Friendly Living Guide, we share simple ways to conserve water inside and outside your home. 

Fishing News

Knee Deep Club – 2019 Fall Striped Bass Contest Results

Over this last weekend of September 21 & 22, 2019 the Knee Deep Club of Lake Hopatcong held its Annual Fall Hybrid Striped Bass Contest on Lake Hopatcong.

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