Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The largest fish in the lake, courtesy of James Barberio, is a 26-inch, 7-pound trout.
Par-Troy Spring is officially underway. The season was greeted Saturday with the annual trout stocking at Lake Parsippany. The event was held by the Lake Parsippany Property Owners Association and was led by Mayor James Barberio. About 70 townspeople gathered for the festivities, which prepare the lake for the fishing season that starts Saturday. The trout stocking event has become a traditional start of the season for local fishers and families. This marks the fourth year Mayor Barberio has participated, donating the biggest fish available and contributing a gift certificate prize for the fisher who catches this 26-inch, 7-pound fish during the season. “I wouldn’t miss this event for the world," said Barberio. "It is a great opportunity …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Tooling about the township, Patch sometimes comes across the most interesting sights.
When we saw a number of geese while driving around Parsippany on a chilly, gray Tuesday afternoon, it got us thinking: Could the birds be missing Bess the Dog, the longtime town worker dog who spent 2000-2010 as Parsippany's goose wrangler? Bess was euthanized Jan. 7, after suffering long-term medical troubles. While she lived, the 14-year-old English border collie worked hard, shooing geese away from grassy areas surrounding schools and in parks, and continued to visit the town's Parks and Forestry office each day, even after her retirement. Patch thought of old Bess as we watched a gaggle of the birds congregating on the shore of Lake Parsippany. We found it a stirring sight and decided to share it. If you have cool shots to share, …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Resident returned home Tuesday evening and found master bedroom ransacked, police said.
Jewelry was stolen from a Lake Shore Drive residence Tuesday night, Parsippany Police said. Officer Ross Cooper responded to the Lake Hiawatha home after receiving a report of the incident at about 6:15 p.m., according to a statement released Wednesday by Officer Earl Kinsey. A resident returned home and found the master bedroom ransacked and jewelry missing, the statement said. Police believe entry to the house was gained via a basement window, according to Kinsey, a department spokesman who said it was not immediately known how much the jewelry was worth. An inestigation by Parsippany detectives is underway with the assistance of the Criminal Investigative Division of the Morris County Sheriff’s Department, which processed the scene for …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
An investigation into the accident is underway.
Parsippany Police confirm that a motor vehicle accident took place just after 4 p.m. Thursday at 813 Lake Shore Drive in the Lake Parsippany area of the township. One person received a head injury in the incident, police confirmed, but could not say whether the victim was transported to a local hospital. An investigation into the collision is underway, police said. The scene around Lake Shore Drive has been cleared for traffic. No other details are available at this time.
Monday, July 9, 2012
JCP&L's website indicates that all those affected by Monday night outage once again have service.
Power has been restored to township homes that had been in the dark for several hours Monday evening, according to the website of utility company Jersey City Power and Light. Shortly before 9:30 p.m., Parsippany Police said 243 Lake Parsippany residences had lost power to an electrical outage. Police said the outage stemmed from an incident on Madison Road, however would not reveal the nature of the incident.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Drownings can happen in only a few inches of water. Heed these safety tips to protect your loved ones.
With the intense heat in northern New Jersey over the past few weeks, many Parsippany residents have taken to the water. After all, swimming is a good way to cool down, lots of fun and very good exercise, and with the Lake Hiawatha Swim Club , the beaches of Lake Parsippany, the Lakeland Hills YMCA pool and community, hotel and private swim clubs and pools in and near the township, there are plenty of options for practicing your crawl or backstroke. However, every year fatal drownings and close calls traumatize families. Last year 25 drowning incidents involving kids under 15 happened in the week of June 30 to July 6, according to USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport. In 2010 there were 24 such incidents. The U.S. …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Homeowners get a rude awakening Sunday night.
Bad luck came crashing down for a Lake Parsippany couple living on Flemington Drive. A number of heavy branches from an old tree in the home's backyard unexpectedly broke free and fell Sunday night, damaging the house, a storage facility and a boat. Joe Petro and his wife had no idea what was happening when the incident occurred. "At about 9 o'clock, we were sleeping when all of a sudden we heard this loud 'booooom,'" Petro told Patch. "It scared the hell out of us." According to Petro, four neighbors came running to find out what was happening and to make sure the couple was safe. He said it didn't take long to figure out what was wrong. Standing in the backyard, the homeowner pointed up toward a huge oak tree that showed visible damage…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Two reportedly inexperienced boaters landed in the water when their day sailor flipped over.
Parsippany Police, Lake Parsippany Fire District 3 and Rescue and Recovery were called to the scene of a capsized boat that dumped two people into the waters of Lake Parsippany late Wednesday afternoon. Ralph Rosamilia, who heads the Lake Parsippany Sailing Club, and teaches sailing classes, was present for the incident, which took place just after 4:30 p.m. He said that the capsize "was not life-threatening" and not uncommon. Rosamilia's club is a private organization not connected with the Lake Parsippany Property Owners' Association, said LPPOA President Dan O'Connor. He added that Rosamilia is not an employee of the LPPOA. "This was someone who was inexperienced and absolutely not part of my sailing club," Rosamilia said, who shared …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Residents and fans of the lake turned out for fun and frivolity on the water.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The weather Saturday was glorious for the Lake Parsippany Property Owners Association's annual opening day at the lake for residents and members. Drewes Beach was the place, and visitors were able to enjoy music, games, food and more—including a visit from Mayor James Barberio and Asw. BettyLou DeCroce. As the photos taken by resident Rose Dury show, a good time was had by all. Let Patch save you time. Get local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone each day with our free newsletter. Simple, fast, sign-up here.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Police unable to locate those responsible for breaking into Lake Shore Drive home Monday.
A search that included a K-9 unit was unsuccessful Monday night for those responsible for smashing a sliding door of a Lake Parsippany residence, Parsippany Police said Wednesday. The Morris County Sheriff's Department and its K-9 Division were brought in to help locate a suspect or suspects believed to have broken into a home on Lake Shore Drive Monday night at about 9:30 p.m., Parsippany Police spokesman Earl Kinsey said. The homeowner told the officers that upon arriving home, a sliding glass door on the side of the house was found smashed, Kinsey said. The police officers entered the home and looked around, but did not find anyone inside, Kinsey said. This led to a search of the area. Detectives from the Parsippany Police Department’s …