Woman 'Lucky' to be Alive, BOE Seeks Waiver Top Local News

Hopatcong students also demand end to ongoing contract dispute in this week's top headlines.

The two firefighters who rescued the woman who drove her car into Lake Hopatcong on Nov. 15 say she was "lucky" to survive after being trapped in the feezing water for at least 15 minutes.

Lost Sandy Days Waiver Sought by Hopatcong BOE

The Hopatcong Borough School District asked the state Department of Education to provide some flexibility in making up the lost school days from Hurricane Sandy.

Students Demand End to Teacher Contract Dispute

At the latest BOE meeting, students demanded that the school board and the Hopatcong Education Association end the ongoing contract dispute because it is preventing them from getting letters of recommendations from teachers.

Police said several Internet scams have recently victimized Hopatcong residents, and all used the Western Union to wire the money from victims.

Hopatcong Grad Ships 45 Turkeys to Borough

Mike Wichart, a graduate from Hopatcong High School in 1996, donated 45 turkeys to the borough to help families out this Thanksgiving.

This year's Thanksgiving Food Drive at Hopatcong High School received double the amount of food normally collected, after losing several weeks from Hurricane Sandy.

Police said a Newton man allegedly struck and bit employees of a Sparta liquor store while causing hundreds of dollars of damage after trying to steal a cigar.


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