A Door in the Fourth Wall

a1_LOTITO_Pequannock_Flood_(Irene)_2011 057Image by Christopher Lotito via FlickrDear Readers,

It's been difficult keeping up this website the past 2 weeks.  During that time, my home was inundated and yes, severely damaged by flooding caused by Hurricane Irene and the following onslaught of rain and weather.  I have spent much of the past 2 weeks tearing out wallboard, fixtures, and anything below the 7 ft level in my home... not to mention the countless appliances and irreplaceable personal items I've had to discard.

...and I am not alone in this, in fact, many many of you have suffered the same or know of someone who has.  I can tell not just by my readership, but by the searches that find this website.  Directly from my search stats:

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and so on and so forth.

Do I go back?  Should I attempt to recount the events that lead us here?  You lived them with me, we lived them together... we ate meals elbow to elbow in the Pompton First Reformed Church.  We stood in line getting lime at the Pequannock DPW.  We searched for socks and shirts and belts in Grace Chapel.  No Pequannock, there's nothing I could write here that you didn't live.

So it is, back to our regularly scheduled news, as best I'm able during the aftermath of stacked disasters.  So it is Pequannock, I will always represent you and I will always do my best to be here and to inform.

Thanks for Reading!
~Christopher Lotito

P.S. I don't know if the A&P is coming back... believe me I've done my best to find out.  I do have some information about how the Pompton Lake Dam Floodgate is run and I'll be sharing that soon.

Christopher Lotito is a member of the Pequannock EnvironmentalHistoric District, and Flood Control Advisory Commissions as well as the author of  "Torrent," a book about flooding in the region.  Lotito's personal mission is to reduce new taxes, drastically reduce flooding, and preserve more green spaces for our children.  Christopher Lotito Profile

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