- The community cleanup of Lake Hopatcong is coming Nov. 9, and the Lake Hopatcong Foundation is working to arrange for removal of lake debris stuck in the lake bottom, which can be accessed from the shoreline thanks to the drawdown that began last month. Lake property owners who know of debris are asked to fill out a form on the LHF website to report its presence. The forms will go to the Hopatcong Department of Public Works so that the debris can be removed. Owners may also dispose of lake debris—not vegetative waste—in dumpsters at select locations in the borough. Get more info by calling the foundation at TK. And volunteers and team leaders for the Nov. 9 are still needed: Sign up here.
- Hopatcong Middle School continues the lessons taught during the Oct. 7-11 Respect Week with an Anti-Bullying Summit on Wednesday. The activity dovetails with Superintendent of Schools Cynthia Randina's push for positivity in the school district, and we hope to bring you some insight into how Hopatcong Borough Schools and members of the school community are growing and changing as a result of the push for kindness, tolerance and compassion.
- The Hopatcong Environmental Commission gathers Wednesday to discuss their work to protect the borough's ecological goodness. The meeting takes place in the small room at Borough Hall, 111 River Styx Road.
- Keeping It Clean: In Hopatcong, sanitation crews will follow Garbage Pickup Schedule B and Recycling Schedule C. The Recycle Center will be open Wednesday from 9 a.m.-noon. In Sparta, check with the online schedule.