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TransOptions donates bicycle helmets to Hopatcong School District

HOPATCONG BOROUGH, NJ (Sussex County) – Emily Casey of TransOptions recently donated 50 bike helmets to the Hopatcong School District. In the past, Lisa Schuffenhauer (Durban Avenue School Counselor), has organized Bike Rodeos for the district, but due to COVID-19, it was cancelled last year. In lieu of having the program, the helmets were donated.

Melissa Kennedy (Hopatcong Middle School 4th & 5th Grade School Counselor) and Mike Luicani (Middle School Resource Officer) delivered various size helmets to all of the schools in the district.

The remaining helmets were delivered to Ptl. James Still (Community Policing Officer for the Hopatcong Police Department). Families in need of bike helmets can contact their child’s school counselor or the Hopatcong Police Department.

TransOptions delivers free programs and services that improve mobility, the environment and overall quality of life across all of Morris, Sussex and Warren counties and within the rural areas of Passaic, Union and Essex. The organization specializes in finding unique transportation options for people of all ages and abilities and also work as advocates for a safer and more sustainable future.

TransOptions offers a variety of programs for employers and employees, safety programs for bicyclists, pedestrians and teen drivers, and programs in environmental education and sustainability. For more information and to contact TransOptions, visit

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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