Hopatcong Borough Still Completely Without Power; Sussex County Update

Nov 2, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Alternative Press

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ While power is being restored, five days later, the Borough of Hopatcong is still without any electricity, or landline phones this morning, and, cell service is still very spotty for residents since Hurricane Sandy.

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mikef

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what a surprise hopatcong with zero power lol the state even hates this town
john123fur

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It is amazing how one town has zero power I have heard the town if full of dirtbags
Ziggy002

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Full of looting dirtbags!!!
Udumbass

United States

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john123fur wrote:
It is amazing how one town has zero power I have heard the town if full of dirtbags
You heard wrong and you should show some compassion at this time. Your cavalier attitude and lack of respect for mankind will make you a "dirtbag" for life. Idiot.
Malibu

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john123fur wrote:
It is amazing how one town has zero power I have heard the town if full of dirtbags
Not all of us are DIRTBAGS", some of us are practicing hygiene with cold water/wash cloths and soap.
In addition I have all my own white teeth that have been recently brushed.
I believe there is so much damage it is overwhelming. I do know trees first, power.
then phone and cable.
Yes it is frustrating, but don't bad mouth the workers. Some of the men have been working 16 hour days. Nap for a few hours and back out. They are going where they are instructed to go.
There are other towns that many are still without.
I read at least 60 poles are down, besides everything else. Not an easy fix. Hang in there power is coming
Jennifer

Hopatcong, NJ

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I think it is horrendous that you have such a callous attitude . Our town like any town has both good and bad people and in the days that have following the storm i have been touched by the stories and witnesses of compassion that have occurred by our citizens. Helping out neighbors when we can, donating food water, running lines to generators sharing resources. Instead of disparaging our town do something useful productive do not cast stones upon someone that you have no idea about. We had major destruction for a smaller town with more limited resources and the job that Our counil men and women are cafeteria lead, our cert team our mayor and all our concerned neighbors have been doing is such a beautiful thing to witness. So because a few people have possibly started to loot, or perform other illegal activities you condemn a whole town to being dirtbags is the most pathetic thing i have ever heard. Even the citizens that have lost their homes and have to stay at shelters are helping each other out. So shame on you dont speak about what you dont even understand!
Sharon

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Your dirtbag comment is indeed pathetic. We have children, elderly and hard working families here. So when you tuck yourself in your warm little bed tonight and turn off your cable with your remote, don't give us a second thought. It is because of people like you this world is in trouble.
Jennifer

Hopatcong, NJ

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Nov 4, 2012
 
Sharon wrote:
Your dirtbag comment is indeed pathetic. We have children, elderly and hard working families here. So when you tuck yourself in your warm little bed tonight and turn off your cable with your remote, don't give us a second thought. It is because of people like you this world is in trouble.
how are u are u from hopatcong? are u ok after this storm?
Susan From Hopatcong

Atlanta, GA

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Nov 5, 2012
 
We here in Hopatcong are still without power. Thank you for asking Jennifer from Dover. I appreciate all of the positive comments made at this site and ignore the ignorant ones. By ignorant I mean you John123fur - was your name tag a pun or do you have difficulty spelling? I really wonder what type of person you are that the only thing you could come up with to say was such a nasty, mean and disrespectful comment aimed at people you do not even know. Maybe you should stop by a shelter and see some of the so called "dirtbags" that you take such pleasure in knowing are struggling with no heat and houses well below 49 degrees now. It might enlighten you and turn you into a human being. They say miracles never cease....
Jennifer from Indiana

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Nov 5, 2012
 
I used to live in Sparta and have close friends in both Hopatcong and Sparta. I heard that Hopatcong might be out until Dec. 1. Is that true? How is Sparta?
andrea

Savannah, GA

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Nov 5, 2012
 
i just moved to savannah ga last year my heart goes out to all my hopatcong peoples the comment about hopatcong is just sick, remember what goes around comes around 3 times worse so watch what you say hang in there hopatcong your strong god bless
Steve

Ledgewood, NJ

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Nov 6, 2012
 
These workers R working hard. We should think better than stupid comments. Don't misrepresent yourself with these comments. My daughter has a 11 week old daughter and lives in Hopatcong and it is not easy. Help your family get through this. No one said it was easy. No one should suggest that JCP&L is targeting one town to be last in getting power restored.
They are aware one who is out and how long they been out. Do something positive and go and vote today, it is important.
Chris

Kannapolis, NC

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Nov 6, 2012
 
john123fur wrote:
It is amazing how one town has zero power I have heard the town if full of dirtbags
anyone who can make such comments to obviously the dirtbag...are you going out looting also
no less than you

Paterson, NJ

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Nov 6, 2012
 
In the half decade we have lived in Hopatcong we have met many quiet, sober, hard-working, sincere, kind, educated, respectful and law-abiding citizens.

Most of the residents here are families, simply looking to mind their business and live peaceful, respectful, positive and productive lives. Their desires are to better themselves, their children, and do the best with their lives, with what God has given.

The police in this city are strongly represented, and do their job in a way that maintains our community's peace, order and civility. At present they are on the road in and around the town, busily surveying properties.

They are able to do this, in part, because Hopatcong is a community of decent, self-controlled individuals; inhabited by neighbors who are safety conscious and aware.

Unless the first three people who have commented here have actually lived in Hopatcong to interview any and all families who live there, I suggest they have a good breakfast,(so to balance their blood sugar), and soberly reflect on some of the silly, sad and empty-minded comments they have made here.

The heart, mindset and mentality that lumps the people of a whole town together in such a false, and negative light, is the same kind of bigoted, blind, dull and ignorant one that we have seen in history in the likes of WW2 Nazis, the kkk etc..

Beyond all this, sane, intelligent, wise and enlightened citizens of this state-or anywhere-who know better, do not spew a lot of foolish lies and vitriol about the residents of a decent community of people, just because they have electricity themselves, and have the fingers to type, and the ability to do so.

I hope and pray those who mocked this town and its people understand about the law of sowing and reaping, and come to terms with the fact that they are better than NO one; and that, to keep up with such thinking and speech could place them in a worse position someday.

May God bless and protect all the people who have been hurt, displaced and effected by this painful and devastating storm and ordeal.

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