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A Star Shines Anew on High Mountain

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The star atop High Mountain -- a Christmas season tradition that went dark for decades  -- is shining through the night sky above North Haledon, this time as a symbol of hope in these trying times.

The star, which Mayor Randy George resurrected this past week, had shone this past winter for the first time in 40 years until vandals struck.

I happened to be at the top of High Mountain yesterday and saw the 25-foot-tall five-pointed star back in place.

I thought I'd stop by at dusk to photograph it "in action."

You can read The Record story about the star here.

A post I did back in January about the star is here.

One big difference between now and last winter: At the base of the solar generator is a huge sign that reads:

PROPERTY OF

NORTH HALEDON

POLICE DEPARTMENT

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