10 Most Read Hopatcong Stories of August
These are what Patch readers felt were the most important stories last month.
The Borough Council passed an ordinance authorizing $300,000 for a boroughwide reassessment of homes and businesses. The vote took place after much debate during the public comment period.
Hopatcong High School was ranked 289th out of the 328 state public high schools listed by New Jersey Monthly magazine this year.
Prior to the passing of the ordinance, the plan to reassess borough properties met with objections from a pair of residents.
The Hopatcong Police Department is asked residents for their help regarding a series of incidents they say left three vehicles damaged in the area of Temple, Jefferson and Columbia Trail.
Hopatcong police responded to the Lakeside Motel looking for three men with outstanding warrants but would end up arresting two more people, and summonses were expected to be issued due to the hotel's conditions.
A drunk man crashed his boat into another vessel in the River Styx cove area of Lake Hopatcong near Pavinci Italian Grill, according to Hopatcong police.
The New York Giants have the required roster cut from 90 to 75, and former Hopatcong High School great Joe Martinek was among them.
A 17-year-old boy was arrested after allegedly shooting an airsoft gun at two 12-year-old Hopatcong boys at the Hopatcong Plaza.
New Jersey high school football legend received a welcomed visit from family and friends while at training camp with the New York Giants.
A large turnout at the late August BOE meeting saw parents question Hopatcong High School's ranking in New Jersey Monthly magazine. Board members agreed with the need for change, defending recent efforts that have gone into improvements over many areas. They also asked for residents to come forward to join a task force for improvement.