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Roxbury Amateur Radio Expert Readies for Weekend of Roughing It

June 22, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - A Roxbury based group of amateur (“ham”) radio operators is looking for new members and its founder is inviting the public to participate in this weekend’s American Radio Relay League Field Day to get a taste of things at their worst.

At the event, amateur radio operators will stay outdoors and work around the clock to set up field radio communication ...

Lake Hopatcong Weed Removal Begins

ROXBURY, NJ – This summer's Lake Hopatcong weed removal program was scheduled to begin today, with the training of new seasonal employees. 

With guidance from Hopatcong State Park personnel, the summer help will begin harvesting weeds in all coves between Hopatcong State Park and the north side of Bertrand's Island, according to a statement from Morris County. The ...

Netcong Man Found With Heroin in Morris County Court, Says Sheriff

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - On Tuesday, May 30th, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office seized 19 bags of suspected heroin prior to it entering the Morris County Correctional Facility.

Thasseus Licata, 31, of Netcong, was taken into custody at the Morris County Superior Courthouse for a Violation of Probation.  Prior to placing Licata into a central holding area within the ...

CCM Holds 48th Commencement; 1,450 Receive Degrees

RANDOLPH, NJ - The County College of Morris (CCM) presented diplomas to the Class of 2017 during its 48th commencement ceremony on May 26, awarding associate degrees to more than 1,450 students.

The graduates, including many who are transferring to top four-year institutions to earn their bachelor’s degrees, were eligible to receive diplomas in one of four degrees: Associate in ...

Freight Trains Through Roxbury Get New Operator

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 ...

Lance Joins Democrats in House to Reject GOP Repeal of Obamacare

WASHINGTON, DC - The House narrowly passed a bill to repeal Obamacare Thursday by a vote of 217-213, with three New Jersey Republicans breaking ranks and voting against the controversial bill, including Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7th.

Also voting against the repeal were New Jersey Reps. Frank LoBiondo, R-2nd and Chris Smith, R-4th.

A total of 20 Republicans joined all 193 House Democrats in ...

Boy Scouts Prep for Morris Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will be honoring local community members at the Boy Scouts of America 22nd Annual Morris Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner to be held on the evening of Wednesday, April 19 at The Park Avenue Club in Florham Park at 6:30 pm. 

This year’s honorees are Bob Landrigan, Margit Rahill, Mayor James Sandham, Jr., ...

Coming Just Upstreamof Denville: Lots of Trout

ROCKAWAY BOROUGH, NJ - Potbelly's Riverside Cafe's annual Trout Fishing Contest has the potential to be the "biggest and the best" of them all, predicts Potbelly's owner Rob Grow, who is in his 10th year of running the contest.

"We're stocking more fish, we have more prizes, more of the town's businessmen are involved, more of our customers are chipping ...

Former Roxbury Student Wins State Journalism Award

ROXBURY, NJ -  A County College of Morris student from Roxbury was among three journalists awarded for their work in the school’s campus newspaper, The Youngtown Edition, during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Roxbury High School graduate Amanda Aller, now Youngtown’s managing editor, clinched a third-place victory for her arts and entertainment feature story “Timeless ...

Pennsy Man Charged with Picatinny Bribes

NEWARK, NJ – A Stroudsburg, Pa. man working for the federal government accepted bribes in connection with renovation projects at Picatinny Arsenal and Fort Dix, said law enforcement officials.

The man, Kevin Leondi, 56, faces up to five years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 if convicted, said acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick.

He said Leondi was arrested Wednesday at ...

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