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Sparta Police: West New York Men Speed to Drug Charges

May 20, 2019

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 ...

Superheroes, Sparta Police Visit Alpine Elementary School

SPARTA, NJ – Alpine Elementary School students had some special visitors for Superhero Day on Friday.  Sparta Police Officers together with Iron Man, The Hulk and Black Panther visited the classrooms to the delight of the students.  

Det. Sgt. Jeff McCarrick contacted Leone when he heard about Superhero Day.  McCarrick arranged for three superheroes to drop by Alpine ...

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 ...

New Jersey Date Night: Ice Cream, You Smile

May 18, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Frankie and Annette went on one, as did Gidget and Moondoggie. Archie was known to enjoy one with Betty and sometimes with Veronica, too.  Even Samantha and both Darrins got into the act. If we take a page from the retro dating handbook, you might just want to join the crowd and take your sweetie on ...

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 ...

OPEN HOUSE 5/11 Pristine Private Sparta 4BR With Backyard Pool Oasis

You’ll delight in 8 Patricia Lane! Check it out for yourself at our OPEN HOUSE this Saturday, May 11th from 1-3pm. This 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 ...

COMING SOON Pristine Private Sparta 4BR With Backyard Pool Oasis

You’ll delight in 8 Patricia Lane! This 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 year-round entertaining with a heated in-ground pool, jacuzzi hot tub and large patio ...

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 ...

Sparta Girls Basketball Camp

May 20, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta girls basketball camp will be held from June 24 to 28 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. for girls entering second through ninth grade in the fall.

Varsity coach Cathy Wille is running the camp for the seventh year.  Coach Derek Hall and Coach Courtney Noone will join Coach Wille along with Sparta High School alumni and current high school players in working with the ...