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Freight Trains Through Roxbury Get New Operator

May 25, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The company that has managed local freight rail service through Roxbury for three decades will be replaced at the end of June, Morris County announced today.

In a statement, the Morris County freeholders said they decided to oust the Morristown & Erie Railway (M&E) as the operator of the county-owned Dover & Rockaway, High Bridge Branch and Chester Branch ...

Kind Words at Roxbury Manager's Last Council Meeting

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury Mayor and Council – and several members of the public - took a few minutes at the May 23 council meeting to thank and praise retiring township manager Christopher Raths.

Although Raths doesn’t leave office until May 31, the Tuesday night session was his last council meeting. When the governing body next convenes - on June 13 - Raths’ ...

Heads Bow at Roxbury Council for Arthur Clarke and Terror Victims

ROXBURY, NJ – A moment of silence was observed at Tuesday evening’s Roxbury Mayor and Council meeting in remembrance of Arthur Clarke, a Landing optometrist whose body was found in Lake Hopatcong earlier in the day.

Roxbury Mayor Mark Crowley requested the quiet moment not only for Clarke but also for the victims of the May 22 terrorist bombing at a concert in Manchester, England.

Roxbury Approves Towne Toyota Upgrades

ROXBURY, NJ – The Towne Toyota car dealership in Ledgewood will be expanded and made “more aesthetically pleasing” under a proposal approved Monday by Roxbury officials.

The most visible change to the Route 46 dealership will be a new, white, red and silver façade on the building. It’s an upgrade required by Toyota to bring Towne Toyota in compliance with other ...

Roxbury Keeps Town Taxes Flat, Flattens Town Debt

ROXBURY, NJ – Most Roxbury homeowners will see no municipal tax increase this year and township officials are on track to make Roxbury debt-free by this time in 2018.

The owner of an average Roxbury house, one assessed at about $208,000, will pay about $2,190 for township services under the 2017 municipal budget adopted recently by the Roxbury Mayor and Council. The same ...

Roxbury Council Picks New Township Manager

ROXBURY, NJ – The manager of a western Pennsylvania township was chosen this week to replace retiring Roxbury Township Manager Christopher Raths.

The newcomer, John Shepherd, will take over the township reins in late May. Shepherd, currently the manager of North Huntingdon Township, Pa., was selected by the Roxbury Mayor and Council at its Tuesday meeting.

He will earn the same ...

Roxbury Mulls Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboard Rentals on Horseshoe Lake

ROXBURY, NJ – Visitors to Roxbury’s Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna would be able to navigate the picturesque pond on rented canoes, kayaks and paddleboards as soon as next month if a plan is approved by town officials.

The township has issued a request for proposals (RFP) from companies interested in renting the personal watercraft. It set a date of May 3 for ...

Roxbury Starts on Six Miles of Town Road Repaving

ROXBURY, NJ – The township is spending about $1.1 million this year on municipal road resurfacing, and some of the projects are already underway, officials said.

This week, the township Department of Public Works (DPW) tackled Mill Road in the Berkshire Valley area, a road that connects Berkshire Valley Road to West Dewey Avenue, Raths said.

The crews are then planning to move to ...

In Roxbury, Lake Hopatcong Muck Gets Gardeners' Attention

ROXBURY, NJ – A contractor is nearly finished removing dead plants and black “muck” from Landing Channel, an experiment funded by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation that, if effective, might be used elsewhere on Lake Hopatcong.

The “hydroraking” has left deep piles of wet, black material piled on a small peninsula leased by the township. But Lake Hopatcong ...

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