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  • Jehovah's Witnesses invited the local community to visit their new world headquarters in Sterling Forest.

    (Photo by Erika Norton)

10. Warwick man found dead at Bergen County construction site

A Warwick man was found dead inside a portable restroom at a Ridgewood, N.J., construction site on Monday. Ridgewood Police Chief Jacqueline Luthcke said the cause of the death is an “apparent overdose” and the man was not connected to the construction site.

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9. 'Smart, creative and strategic thinkers'

The Orange County Land Trust honored William Brown and Barbara Felton of Lowland Farm in Warwick “for their commitment to farmland protection, public access to nature, and agriculture as a vibrant and valuable part of Orange County's economy and heritage,” said Land Trust Executive Director Jim Delaune.

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8. Stuff too good to toss

Sustainable Warwick hosting the “Too Good To Toss” event at Stanley Deming Park on April 22-23 to encourage reuse and community spirit as well as reducing the cost of hauling trash to a Pennsylvania landfill.

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7. A decade of success for Warwick's farmland and open space has been a success

In the late 1990s many residents and farmers were lukewarm about the idea and the expense of farmland preservation and quite a few were dead against it. Ten years after voters approved funding for the Warwick Purchase of Development Rights, more than 2,500 acres of Warwick farmland has been preserved and 21 farms preserved. It also resulted in other local improvements including the development of a Town beach at Greenwood Lake and the expansion of the town's agri-tourism economy.

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6. Warwick ShopRite planning expansion

ShopRite completed an 11,825-square-foot addition to its store at the corner of routes 94 and 21 in the Town of Warwick. The company said the Warwick expansion is part of a broad push to improve product delivery and modernize stores throughout the region.

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5. Warwick teen arrested in Jewish cemetery vandalism case

More than a year after the Temple Beth Shalom cemetery in Warwick was decorated with anti-Semitic graffiti, an 18-year-old Warwick resident was arraigned Tuesday, Oct. 31, in Orange County Court on charges stemming from the investigation into the vandalism.

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4. The 2017 Eclipse Across America

The fourth most viewed story was a local guide to what to expect and how to view the first total eclipse of the Sun on Aug. 21 visible from the United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) since Feb. 26, 1979, and the first time a total eclipse visible from coast to coast since June 8, 1918.

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3. The local economy

The third most viewed group of stories dealt with the local economy, such as the Dautaj Restaurant closing on short notice (it has since reopened as the Warwick Inn), the early morning fire that shut down Grappa Ristorante and several other businesses, the closing of the Inkwell, a longtime Main Street business, or the story of the Baird Tavern returning to its original purpose as a tavern.

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Longtime Main Street business to close Feb. 10

Baird Tavern returns to its original purpose

Early morning fire shuts down Grappa Ristorante until further notice

The Dautaj Restaurant closes on short notice

2. Crime News

The second most viewed group of stories were the police blotters from the Town of Warwick and Village of Greenwood Lake Police departments as well as the State Police at Monroe.

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1. Jehovah's Witnesses open new world HQ in Sterling Forest

Jehovah's Witnesses opened the doors to their new state-of-the-art and eco-friendly world headquarters in Sterling Forest in April in an effort to allow local residents and those who contributed to its construction a chance to see the finished complex and learn more about their organization. The campus consists of seven buildings and a parking garage, all of which occupy 40 to 50 acres of a 253-acre property along Blue Lake. Four residence buildings house the 800 Witnesses that live and work at the headquarters offices.

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Jehovah's Witnesses new world HQ nearly complete

Jehovah's Witnesses host open houses at new world headquarters

Jehovah Witness World HQ project moving forward

Jehovah Witness leases Warwick Motel

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