Newark Watershed Permit Office Closed

Heard some rumors about this, so I decided to take a ride up and see for myself.  There is a sign on the Newark Watershed permit office that they are closed until further notice.  Bad news.

The summer camp at Echo Lake is still operating.

More updates as they become available…

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Goodbye Bagels-4-U of Denville; We'll Miss You

… not even a note goodbye.

Today, my wife needed to be in the city for work, so after dropping her off at the train station, I stopped for a bagel at my normal spot, Bagels-4-U of Denville.  They usually open at 5:30 and by now it was about 7 am, so when I found […]

Dodge Viper Spun Out on Route 46 Being Cleared

I find that it is pretty rare that I see a Dodge Viper.  Rarer still is to see one crashed on Route 46 East in my town like I saw last night on my way home.  He was facing backwards, and there were long skid marks leading up to the wreck, so who knows how […]

Batman's Tumbler on Route 287 in Riverdale

Today I saw Batman’s Tumbler vehicle in the back of a semi-trailer, headed south on Route 287 in Riverdale, NJ. According to the website on the side of the trailer (www.tumblertour.com), it was on its way between appearances in Montreal, Quebec and Columbus, Ohio. Pretty neat.

Incredible Thunderstorm in Rockaway Today

I was at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall today when a supercell thunderstorm passed over the area. The skies went from blue to the worst thunderstorm I have seen outside of a hurricane/tropical storm, to blue again in about 25 minutes. The mall lost power, people were screaming and running for shelter, the parking lot flooded, […]

Local Wildlife

I have been running into some of our local wildlife recently, here are a couple videos:

A juvenile black bear on Oak Road in Boonton Township, New Jersey

A beaver working Mount Hope Pond in Rockaway Township, New Jersey

Enjoy!

Hurricane Irene brings record flooding to Denville

Hurricane Irene tore through Denville early this morning, bringing with it strong winds and torrential rain. Several trees in our neighborhood were uprooted or had large sections ripped off. The Rockaway River has been rising steadily all day and as I write this, the USGS gauge above the Boonton Reservoir is measuring 9.06′, much higher […]

Columbia Trail Ride

I took a ride on the Columbia Trail from Long Valley to High Bridge the other day, continuing on to Spruce Run Reservoir before returning. The Columbia Trail is an old railroad right of way which has been converted to a mixed-use trail. The trail winds its way through the Ken Lockwood Gorge. On my […]

You say potato, I say potato, let’s call the whole thing off (or not)

So, I am a New Jersian who frequently travels to Manhattan for both business and pleasure.  Due to the difficulty of traffic and parking in New York City, I prefer taking mass transit, so improved rail access to the city is something which I support.  When Governor Christie cancelled the ARC tunnel project, I was […]

Mayor blames state for closure

Rockaway Township’s mayor, Louis Sceusi says that the closure of the Splitrock Reservoir parking lot was a last ditch effort to get the state involved in cleaning up and policing the area.  He also says it is working.  Read more.