Crash Victim Fights for Life, Dog Decision Delayed Top Local News

Couple opens antique shop, residents oppose Lake Hopatcong user fees among other top stories.

'We Just Want Our Daughter to Wake Up,' Mom Says

It’s been two weeks since a head-on crash on Berkshire Valley Road critically injured a 21-year-old East Hanover resident. Andrea Fornelos still hasn't woken up since the morning of Sept. 27 when her Volkswagon Golf crossed the double-yellow line and crashed head-on into a Sierra GMC pickup truck, police said. Fornelos' mother called an off-duty EMT who was among the first on the scene an "angel" for helping to keep her daughter alive.

Couple Has Two More Weeks to Make Decision on Dogs

Gary and Susan Kolb, the Jefferson Township who own what the court has deemed “potentially dangerous” dogs, has two additional weeks to decide whether to forfeit the dogs to the township or fight to save them.

Downsizing Helps Couple Realize Their Dream

Dave Drew has been interested in antiques for as long as he can remember. His grandmother had an antique shop in her garage when he was growing up. He and his wife Melanie rented booths at Scranberry Coop, a family-run business in Andover, for several years. Now the couple have opened Country Cottage Antiques on Route 15.

LED Sign Illuminates Route 15

Signs, signs, everywhere are signs. And on Northbound Route 15 in Lake Hopatcong, at least one of them is lit up for drivers to see clearly. The sign comes from North Jersey Advertising and it is the first one the company has done, according to George Crescione, a company spokesman.

User Fees Not Solution to Lake Woes, Residents Say

When it comes to how to fund work on Lake Hopatcong now that Bill S495 is being held up by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, many ideas are being floated around. However, the one that seems to be the least popular is user fees.


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