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Old Guy July 24, 2014 at 09:44 am
if they are talking to another on duty officer or patrolman, it is possible that they areRead More discussing occurrences around the town. It is important for officers to be on the same page with each other and have a shared knowledge.
Marynary July 24, 2014 at 10:29 am
Is it a school crossing?
jp1 July 24, 2014 at 10:31 am
I had the impression that this was a local patch not state wide.
John Kurzman July 24, 2014 at 11:38 am
I think the snake doesn't actually stay in the same spot all the time. On Saturday night, inRead More Woodport Bay, my kids mentioned that the ducks kept jumping out of the water and flying onto the dock even though they were on it fishing, something ducks don't normally do. They said it was like they were spooked by something swimming underneath. (no snake sighting though). And we now found out that's the same night Tom Bush and his boatload saw the snake in the same Bay. And last night, without my neighbor 2 houses away knowing what my kids saw on Saturday night, she reported seeing the snake, Marine Police were there last night. Maybe the snake actually doesn't stay in one spot, I'm not famiiliar with their hunting and nesting habits, but it seems its been in woodport since the weekend, or on and off since then. Is it the DEP F&W or NJ Marine Police that are the ones to contact, and are collecting the sighting reports?
DXNJ July 24, 2014 at 01:49 pm
Sounds like they are calling the volunteer a liar along with the witnesses who saw theRead More snake.....Christie is up to no good - he wants this as his pre Thanksgiving feast
Clay Thomas July 24, 2014 at 06:32 pm
I understand the smell of BBQ emanating from the Hopatcong State Park this weekend will be curiouslyRead More different from previous weekends. Problem solved!
TRINIDAD GARZA III July 24, 2014 at 12:40 pm
State Parks employees on the whole will not go outside of their comfort zone. The trash, drains,Read More varmints will go unchecked until someone gets hurt or attacked before you realize there is actually someone on duty. They draw a paycheck, right. So why do we have to hustle them out of their trucks or offices to get anything that is covered by their duties as government employees. I must say there are some Park employees that do their assigned duties.
charlotte whitescarver July 24, 2014 at 01:08 pm
Tammy!! I am such an idiot!! Thanks to you, I can now see the correlation between bad behavior,Read More not knowing where to throw used toilet paper, and being less fortunate than myself!! When I went to the Park, with my son, I was a single mother, without a car, trying to make ends meet. I had every right to take my child to the lake, to enjoy it, on my day off!!!! I was less "fortunate" than the "tourists" that arrive in their expensive vehicles (and probably on Welfare). I am not displeased with those that are not as fortunate as myself. I don't like people that do not respect the lake, its residents, and are slobs. BTW...congratulations on being 50!! In January, I'll be 70. Age doesn't make either of us smart or right. I was born & raised in NYC....I was raised to accept and be tolerant of all people especially those that are less fortunate.
charlotte whitescarver July 24, 2014 at 01:38 pm
Joe, I tolerate those that work & strive to make their lives better. My grandmother literallyRead More "came off the boat" in 1922. Her first priority was to become a citizen. She loved this country and was proud to be an American. I love this country because of her. She fed and helped to clothe the poor. I learned her values and, as I grew older, understood. why she did what she did. She had no tolerance for those that did not strive to work and help themselves to make their lives better. She worked two jobs to support her family. Ethics........
John July 20, 2014 at 12:09 pm
Good luck there, go back to WW2 and the Nazi trials, talk about jokes....We will never know whoRead More fired the rocket....
suz July 20, 2014 at 05:17 pm
It certainly looks that way @John.
Monk July 20, 2014 at 08:38 pm
If our president leads any further from behind, he may end up in front! Wow! Now I see how brilliantRead More he is! And the Kool-Aid is delicious!
Heywood July 17, 2014 at 02:34 pm
In some cultures, 11 months is old enough.
George Murphy July 18, 2014 at 04:36 am
Here we go again: Arguing over superfluous idiocy.
Heywood July 18, 2014 at 09:07 am
I see you join right in.
The Montville home of Melissa and Joe Gorga. Patch File Photo
Gordo K July 15, 2014 at 05:05 pm
All of Bravo's "Real Housewives" shows are nothing more than modern day soap operas.
grace July 16, 2014 at 01:43 pm
ah @ gordo i do not know what you said but say it again..again..again...
Gordo K July 16, 2014 at 01:51 pm
"Half of what they speak is vulgarity", Grace.
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Rohan H. Shetty July 17, 2014 at 08:30 am
Michele: Your agenda in subduing mine. You're venting your frustrations by posting your advice alongRead More with the negative undertones about the Mayor. If you feel strongly about what you have stated, thats fine with me but I request that you please don't surface it into this platform as tool for you to vent. I appreciate your advise but the negative elements about the Mayor need not be present especially when you are addressing me. I'm more than happy with way things are going for us and wish you the very best of luck with what you are trying to achieve, however, I'm not looking for a pat on my shoulder or a mention in a town calendar. Most everyone in this town knows who we are and what we bring to the table. If you need me to explain further to help you better understand my position, then come to my store and I'll do so otherwise best wishes.
Michele Guttenberger July 18, 2014 at 02:15 am
Yes, I do have frustrations with the Mayor since I have lived in this town for over 30 years and sawRead More a lot of great small businesses that I liked disappear in recent years. And the conversations that I had with them before they left had to do with taxes. Hopatcong wasn't budging to give them a break. I find it outrageous that the most wealthiest private business owner pays the lowest percentage in municipal taxes for their business properties but manages to get top billing in our Municipal Calendar for their charitable event. When you do the math you begin to realize the loss of commercial tax rateables from these properties gets passed on to our small businesses. The least our Mayor and Council can do is provide our small businesses the same perks in free publicity and brand recognition that they obligingly do for their favorite billionaire recreational business owners. It is more about them giving back to our small business owners who have been giving directly to our communities. My apologies for the rant on this happy and positive article. Hot dogs are not my favorite food but, I enjoy passing by your place with all the interesting signs and the interesting Hot dog eating group meet ups and I wish you continued success.
Rohan H. Shetty July 18, 2014 at 03:50 pm
Thank you for your candor. My assumption from your writing style/grammar, is that you are wellRead More educated, experienced and confident in politics. Your overall advice is appreciated, again, thanks for understanding my position.
Lake Hopatcong. Patch File Photo.
Clay Thomas July 14, 2014 at 08:09 pm
Yep, boa dogs and boa sausage could put Hopatcong on the map!
Johnny ball binder July 15, 2014 at 10:18 am
You idiots no your species there is no water moccasins in Nj. There are only 2deadly snakes aRead More Copperhead and a Timber rattle snake in nj . Look it up before you respond .
Johnny ball binder July 15, 2014 at 10:20 am
Know what your talking about before you start rattling off reptiles . First off there are no waterRead More Mocassins in Nj . Only 2 deadly snakes exist Copperhead and Timber Rattle look it up before you respond and l
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Clay Thomas July 11, 2014 at 07:02 pm
There's also a $100 credit from Sparta Cardiac Associates, LLC
Rohan H. Shetty July 12, 2014 at 12:16 am
FINAL: $2203.39 will be awarded to SABRETTI'S 4th ANNUAL HOT DOG EATING WINNER tomorrowRead More ................................................................................................................................................................... We would like to sincerely thank all the businesses that donated to this very special event. We, speaking for the majority of Hopatcong, appreciate your support and recognition of our community. Regards, Rohan H. Shetty...
Rich Smith July 12, 2014 at 12:41 am
Hay Hopatcong, enjoy the event. It is always a great time to be in our little town. Although IRead More cannot be there, I will be thinking of you all. This was always my best day of the year, Hopatcong celebration all day and a trip to Clifton at night for the Caballeros Drum Corp. show.
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Seer_ July 14, 2014 at 01:26 am
It would be nice if they catch him but maybe we'll get lucky and it will take out some of theRead More drunken d-bag Byram Cove partiers first
Ken Lewis July 14, 2014 at 03:42 pm
The snake is just practicing up for the National Snake Olympics being held on Serpent Island justRead More the other side of slither landing. First place prize is a plastic squeaky rat.
Donna July 15, 2014 at 09:29 am
Why is a snake in a lake in New Jersey news in the "Strongsville" Patch? Isn't thisRead More paper supposed to be pertinent local news stories?
Maximo Joseph Colon. Photo credit: Youcaring.com.
Gina Hynson July 12, 2014 at 09:57 am
Thank you for posting this and to whoever asked to have this posted. The amount of support we haveRead More received from everybody has been astonishing. My family is so very touched by you all. I feel blessed to be living in such a giving and compassionate community.
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