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Sparta Police: Drug Charges for Driver Who Would Not Move Over

May 22, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – A traffic stop on Route 15 ended with drug charges for the driver, a Jersey City resident.  On May 19 around 3 p.m. Officer Thomas Herd stopped Brandon Khusial, 20 for failing to keep right, police said.

When Herd spoke with Khusial the officer smelled marijuana in the car.  Khusial admitted there was a small amount of pot in the car.  Herd found marijuana and ...

Sparta Police: West New York Men Speed to Drug Charges

SPARTA, NJ – Two men are facing drug charges after being stopped for speeding on Route 15.  On May 16 around 9:30 a.m. Officer Jonathan Poon stopped Daniel Guzman, 25 in a white Buick for going 77 MPH in a 55 MPH zone, police said.

When Poon spoke with the West New York driver, he smelled marijuana.  Guzman admitted there was pot in the car, police said.

Poon searched the ...

Sparta Police: Traffic Stops Yields 100 Packets of Heroin, 2 Wanted Men

SPARTA, NJ – A traffic stop on Route 15 ended with two men in custody; both had warrants and one had drugs.  On May 13 around 11 p.m. Officer Thomas Herd stopped a black Jeep Patriot for a broken license plate light, police said.

Herd checked the identification of all three people in the car. They are all Sussex residents. The two passengers Christopher Delguadio, 31 and Christopher ...

By Working Together We Can Fix State Education Funding in Sussex and Warren Counties

May 13, 2019

In April, I had to opportunity to meet with Carla Mancuso, President of the High Point Education Association.

With the cuts in state education funding that is affecting school districts throughout Sussex and Warren Counties, it is recognized that the time for fighting amongst ourselves is counterproductive and that we need to work together to bring about change in Trenton.

Senator Steve ...

Is This the End of the American Century

“ The End of the American Century”

The above title has been listed with a number of journals and other perspectives.  This one above comes from The Atlantic! What was called the American Century really only lasted a little more than 50 years and followed World War II, and our “Best Generation!” In my case, it was my parents or your grandparents. There indeed ...

How to Make Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Jam in Your Microwave

May 22, 2019

Strawberries and rhubarb are one of our favorite springtime combinations. Use them here to make a quick and easy spread.

This recipe makes a small batch — enough for two 8-oz. jars. If you keep them in your refrigerator, there’s no need to process them.

Microwave Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

2 cups fresh strawberries cut into ¼-inch slices

½ cup rhubarb chopped ...

Newton Community Comes Together After Weekend Tragedy

May 13, 2019

NEWTON, NJ—The weather befitted the mood as Newton High School students came to school on the rainy Monday morning after hearing of the tragic events on Saturday night.  Many were dressed in white in honor of classmate Alexis Taylor Faye.

White ribbons can be seen all around the town of Newton, as well as Andover and Green, as students and residents joined together to honor ...

Advice from Rutgers Class of '19: Don't Party Too Much, Do Your Homework

May 20, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mike Guastaferro was in for a rude awakening when he arrived at Rutgers University.

"I came in from high school where I was (on the) honor roll and all that stuff," he said. "I came into chemistry my freshman year and got my butt handed to me. I was on academic probation my first semester."

It was a reality check for the microbial biotechnology major.

5 Tips for Starting Your NJ Dream Home Search

In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared.  In a realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highlights some steps that first-time homebuyers can take to help carry their ...

OPEN HOUSE 5/19 Custom Sparta 4BR with Heated Pool Oasis

You’ll delight in 8 Patricia Lane!  Come see for yourself at our OPEN HOUSE this Sunday, May 19th from 1-3pm.

This gorgeous 4BR, 4.5-bathroom custom home with a heated pool lies on 1.4 pristinely-landscaped acres offering privacy combined with loads of entertaining space at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in Sparta’s prestigious Sussex Mills section.

A backyard oasis offers ...

Help A Hungry Sussex County Family Through Foodstock

Did you realize food pantry shortages INCREASE during the summer months? Decreased donation and increased need due to the summer break from school lunch and breakfast programs leave many Sussex County families hungry.  

Enter Foodstock:  an annual spring countywide food drive started 16 years ago through the coordinated efforts of Pass it Along, United Way of Northern ...

Pass It Along to Host Stand Down for Veterans

LAFAYETTE, NJ - Pass It Along is set to hold the 4th Annual Stand Down for Veterans Event on June 8, 2019 at the Sparta Evangelical Free Church, located at 429 Lafayette Road, in Sparta, New Jersey. The event is being held from 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m., and is open to all military members, as well as their families. Military members may be active, reserved or retired. This event is made ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 27

Summary: On this week’s AtlantiCast, meet the nurse who saves lives - even while on vacation, Newsweek names some Atlantic Health System medical centers among the world’s best, find out which vitamin can help protect your child’s bones and pets bring more than smiles to patients, hear the results of a surprising new study!

 

Foxes Herald Nature’s Resurgence in Suburban New Jersey

For most of my life the only time I saw a red fox it was probably a raccoon. They have those same glow-in-the-headlights silvery eyes.

But a few years ago, I began to see a once-rare piece of roadkill with greater frequency. No matter how flattened the rest of the fox was, it’s bushy-tail would blow around in the highway draft of cars and trucks as they raced past.

I assumed the ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders May 15, 2019 Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders May 15, 2019 meeting video

 

5 Automotive Gadgets that were mocked before Becoming Standard Equipment

Source: As long as there have been cars, there have been tinkerers and inventors who thought they could build a better mouse trap. Some inventions would never prove themselves beyond the concept and prototype stage, while others would be adopted over time to become standard equipment, as we now accept them as a part of our lives today. Samuel K. Burlum provides an outlook at some of these ...

Skylands Ice World Summer Camp

May 23, 2019

Camp Skylands 2019

Camp Skylands starts Monday, June 24, 2019 and runs through August 31, 2019.  Register now to give your camper a great summer! 

Camp Skylands DISCOUNTS END June 1, 2019

A morning snack, full lunch, and skating are included in the summer camp fees! In the summer, we skate daily and get a lesson once a week on the ice. We dance, do science experiments and ...

Giving Girls A Voice at the Table

May 24, 2019

Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey recently elected its new board of directors for 2019-2020 program year. Part of the election process was the selection of three girl representatives to the board of directors.

I am often asked by girls, parents and volunteers to explain the girls’ roles as representatives to the board. Simply put, these young women serve as the voice of our girl members ...