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The Top 5 Quotes of 2013

From the humorous to the touching to the words that told the year's biggest stories, our picks for the quotes that summed up 2013.

Superintendent Dan Fishbein at a press conference following news of a sexting scandal at RHS / Credit: James Kleimann
Superintendent Dan Fishbein at a press conference following news of a sexting scandal at RHS / Credit: James Kleimann
"Telemundo knocked on my door this morning looking for an interview. I wasn't home but they talked to my kids...Apparently their viewers take the mention of Chupacabra very seriously."

-Ridgewood resident Rob Lyons, after a photo he snapped of a mysterious creature became a viral mystery.

"Love is not an argument for states rights. It's not a football for the governor. It's about me and you."

-Teri Noel, speaking to her partner at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood during their wedding, a week after gay marriage became legal in New Jersey.

"Remember, they're growing up in a different time than we were. This is a battle in a long war. You can say that with technology, you can say that with drug and alcohol education."

-Ridgewood Superintendent Dan Fishbein, during a press conference after news broke of a sexting scandal at Ridgewood High School.

"If that's the law of the land, I'm afraid of what Ridgewood's going to look like in ten years. It makes it virtually impossible for a grassroots effort of residents to stop anything."

-Pete McKenna, president of Concerned Residents of Ridgewood, on legal issues the group faced during its testimony on the Valley Hospital expansion.

"Working with Mike has helped us move faster toward community policing than we could have without him. He inspired a lot of my officers, he touched everyone...When you get the respect of men and women who know what it is to face danger and have courage - that says something."

-Ridgewood Police Chief John Ward, on the passing of the village's ten-year-old honorary police chief Michael Feeney after a four-year battle with cancer.


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