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Sparta Police: Wrong Way Sparta Driver Faces Drunk Driving Charges

November 27, 2020

SPARTA, NJ –No one was hurt when a Sparta woman was driving the wrong way on Route 15.  On November 21 around 10:30 p.m. police were called about a green Volkswagon driving north in the southbound lanes, police said. 

After police got her to pull over, Caterina Alfieri, 36 told Police Officer Erick Finley that she got lost when she left her friends house in Jefferson. Finley ...

Get your Christmas Tree at Sparta VFW Beginning this Weekend

November 26, 2020

SPARTA, NJ- It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The Sparta VFW has been getting set up for their annual Christmas tree sale.  Beginning Thanksgiving weekend trees can be purchased right on Main Street on the front lawn of the Sparta VFW.

According to Commander Pete Litchfield a large selection of fresh trees from six to 12 feet will be available every Friday, ...

Sparta Community and Area Volunteers Bring Thanksgiving Meals to Neighbors in Need

SPARTA, NJ- A group of volunteers once again helped to bring Thanksgiving meals to those in need in the community. 

“We have a very loving community,” organizer Mitch Morrison said.  He said volunteers and donors help to plate more than 1,350 Thanksgiving meals and desserts.

The individually packed meals were topped with a hand written note or card created by children ...

Sparta Planning Board Approves 70 Unit Apartment Project

November 22, 2020

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Planning Board voted to approve a 70 unit apartment complex at 53A Sparta Avenue.  The four-story buildings will be located behind the Burger King, years ago the site of an assisted living facility. 

The site is 2.6 acres on Block 5019 Lot 23 on the Sparta tax map. The schematic of the project shows two residential wings with a common area and gym ...

LGBTQ and the Freeholders

November 30, 2020

NIMBY.

Not In My Backyard.

That seems to be the attitude of the Sussex County Board of Freeholders.

They've come out against marijuana law reform and reproductive rights.

Their latest target of opposition is educating students about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) issues. The Freeholders recently passed a resolution opposing the revised standards approved by ...

Reproductive rights

It's always about priorities for the Sussex County Board of Freeholders. 

 Too bad their priorities are misplaced. 

 With the county facing health and economic crises due to the pandemic, you would think the five Republicans tasked with leading our county would be focusing on these important local issues 

 They're not. Instead they side step and ...

2020 Totowa / West Paterson Fire Dept. Holiday Lights Parade Canceled due to COVID-19

November 23, 2020

TOTOWA, NJ - Due to the sharp increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, the Totowa and West Paterson Fire Departments made the decision to cancel the 2020 Holiday Lights Parade for the safety of the community and the first responders who organize and participate in the event. 

Organizers of the parade considered multiple options as a substitute for the parade, but could not find a ...

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Hot Toddy Recipes: 6 Variations on the Classic Holiday Cocktail

November 27, 2020

These days, enjoying a cocktail with friends can mean meeting outdoors. Want something that will warm everyone up as the evenings turn colder? Hot toddies to the rescue!

Hot toddies are traditionally made with whiskey or brandy, lemon, honey and hot water or tea. You can add different garnishes that will affect the flavor, such as apple slices, lemon wheels, star anise, cloves, a couple ...

Special $300 tax deduction helps most people give to charity this year – even if they don’t itemize

November 29, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers of a special new provision that will allow more people to easily deduct up to $300 in donations to qualifying charities this year.

Following special tax law changes made earlier this year, cash donations of up to $300 made before Dec. 31, 2020, are now deductible when people file their taxes in 2021.

“Our nation’s ...

The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders November 24, 2020 Meeting Audio

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ - The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders November 24, 2020 Meeting Audio

 

 

The New Normal Rockwell

Dear diary,

I love Thanksgiving. Even though I don’t get any presents, it is my favoritest holiday of the whole year.

On Thanksgiving Day our family gets together at our house. My aunts and uncles and cousins and grandmas and grandpas. Sometimes even some awkward girlfriends and boyfriends who we never see again after that. We light a fire in the fireplace and fill up the house with ...

2020 Totowa / West Paterson Fire Dept. Holiday Lights Parade Canceled due to COVID-19

November 23, 2020

TOTOWA, NJ - Due to the sharp increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, the Totowa and West Paterson Fire Departments made the decision to cancel the 2020 Holiday Lights Parade for the safety of the community and the first responders who organize and participate in the event. 

Organizers of the parade considered multiple options as a substitute for the parade, but could not find a ...