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Memorable Wayne Quotes of 2012

Here are some of the best responses from the past year.

Chickens, Jersey Central Power & Light, Wayne Hills football, Bob Franco, and floodgates. Those are the five topics that stories these quotes were found in were about.

“I have a wife and kids to get back to and take care of and I have a career to finish. I am bound and determined to get back to the way things were. I need to be able to fully use my arms and legs again so I can give each one of those people who helped me that day a great big bear hug."

— Wayne Police Officer Bob Franco on his desire to recover from a serious spinal cord injury he suffered during Superstorm Sandy.

"It is going to be hard to walk away, but I realized this week that next week would be the latest we'd be around. I am going to miss the kids, it was a great group to work with. All 28 years at Wayne Hills, it has been a pleasure to be around them, a pleasure to be around their parents. I am certainly going to miss them."

— Wayne Hills football coach Chris Olsen after his final game on the sidelines after the team lost in the state sectional tournament.

“This lack of response is unacceptable to us. That people were without power for almost 12 days is inexcusable. This is not the first time that we have experienced this lack of response and it is for that reason that we are exploring all options available to us to get JCP&L out of Wayne.”

— Mayor Chris Vergano in a letter to Wayne residents regarding the lack of response by JCP&L to restore power following Superstorm Sandy.

“The data and the science we now have clearly indicates that the floodgates are not the cause of flooding down stream."

— Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin at a press conference about the results of a study regarding the floodgates on the Pompton Lake dam.

“This whole thing has been very stressful for my wife and I. I’m glad it’s over. It’s a great victory for health and sustainability. Raising backyard hens has improved my life and it’s just wonderful now that all Wayne residents can start to enjoy the same benefits."

— Victor Alfieri on a municipal judge's ruling that he is not breaking municipal law by keeping three hens in his backyard. Alfieri, a sustainability advocate, fought for months to keep the birds in his backyard.

Victor Alfieri December 24, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Thanks Dan, But it was more like 3 years. My wife and I were harassed over a law that did not exist. Town council compared what we were doing to running an illegal used car lot and I was told I had no respect for the law. All before I ever stepped in front of a judge. Finally someone took the time to pick up the law and read it. Thanks Judge Katz. It only took 3 years for the truth and thousands of wasted tax dollars, at least now we know who has no respect for the law. Anyway our hens are doing great and now that I stopped the town from lying to there residents over 30 families in Wayne are now enjoying the health benefits of raising backyard chickens.

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