Boater Crashes, Martinek Scores for Giants, H.S. Rankings Drop Top Local News

Other top headlines include BOE-administrator contract reached, police looking for help regarding damaged vehicles.

A drunk man crashed his boat into another vessel in the River Styx cove area of Lake Hopatcong near Pavinci Italian Grill night, according to Hopatcong police.

Hopatcong High School was ranked 289th out of the 328 state public high schools listed by New Jersey Monthly magazine this year.

Hopatcong High School graduate and the state's all-time high school rushing champ Joe Martinek is making a name for himself with one area NFL team and against another.

The Hopatcong Police Department is asking residents for their help regarding a series of incidents they say left three vehicles damaged in the area of Temple, Jefferson and Columbia Trail.

The Board of Education it has reached an agreement with the district’s 11 principals and supervisors on a new 3-year contract.

For three years since the death of Eric C. Blohm, who died of a form of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma, his friends and family have thrown an annual Blohm's Birthday Bash, which helps the Eric C. Blohm Foundation raise money to donate to places like the Goryeb Children's Hospital.

The Lake Hopatcong Commission (LHC) is running out of money to keep itself afloat, to the point where LHC administrator Donna Macalle-Holly won’t be employed beyond the end of this year without an infusion of cash.

You voted, and here are the results of what places you chose as the best this year.

According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy's report on "How America Gives," Hopatcong falls below the national average when it comes to donating to charity.

While last year’s mild winter may have made residents of the Lake Hopatcong area happy, it may not have been the best thing for the lake itself, as clarity has suffered, according to Princeton Hydro, LLC’s mid-year water quality report. Fred Lubnow, Ph.D. presented the findings to the Lake Hopatcong Commission at its meeting earlier this week.

Mary Clare August 26, 2012 at 01:12 PM
What about the fire boat that crashed on Thursday night at 123 Maxim Drive. That's news. How did it happen?
mike August 26, 2012 at 01:48 PM
I have a feeling that will be a quiet subject, I would like to know more though.
Lolo August 26, 2012 at 02:09 PM
I think it was being towed by a rescue truck. I heard the crash, went outside to look and saw the rescue truck circle around and come back. The boat did have Hopatcong Fire Department lettering on the side.


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