Open Space Purchase, Alleged Drunk Burglar Top Local News
Body found in Rockaway identified, Route 15's dangerous intersections also lead local headlines.
When Russell Felter and Michael Sanchelli were sworn in as Jefferson Township’s mayor and councilman, respectively, some 14 years ago, Felter told Sanchelli, “you might think I’m crazy, but I’m going to get [the Baker Firestone] property for the town.”
On Thursday, it became official. What was once known as the Baker Firestone property, off Route 15 North in Lake Hopatcong, now belongs partly to Jefferson Township and partly to the state after the Trust for Public Land (TPL) purchased the property for $4.6 million.
During Thursday's ceremony to celebrate the acquisition of 835 acres of land for open space in Jefferson Township, officials offered rides to view the property by both helicopter and SUV.
Check out the view of the property from up in the air, as well as on the ground.
Nolan's Point Road homeowners were awakened Wednesday night by strange noises that turned out to be a drunk man going through their possessions, police said.
The body found in Rockaway Township Friday has been identified as Kyle S. Harris, who was reported missing by his family last month, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said.
Many of Jefferson's accidents so far this year have occurred at highway's crossings of Bowling Green Parkway, Edison Road and Berkshire Valley Road.