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Child Safety Kits Donated to Each Kindergarten Student at Alpine School by Sparta Police

November 28, 2020

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Police Department donated Child Safety Kits to Alpine School on Wednesday.  Cpl. Kurt Morris brought one kit for each kindergarten student, for Principal Joe Leone to distribute to the students.

The kit contains instructions and forms for parents to complete for their students as well as safety tips to be shared with children. The kit has ...

Sparta Police: Wrong Way Sparta Driver Faces Drunk Driving Charges

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 ...

Here’s how taxpayers can check if their charitable donation is tax deductible

November 28, 2020

The arrival of the holiday season is when many people think about how they can give back. Often taxpayers want to donate to a charity. The IRS has a tool that can help people figure out if giving to their favorite cause will also give them the gift of a tax deduction.

Tax Exempt Organization Search on allows users to search for tax-exempt charities. Taxpayers can use this tool to ...

Get Ready for Taxes: Steps to take now to make tax filing easier in 2021

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to take necessary actions this fall to help file federal tax returns timely and accurately in 2021.

This is the second in a series of reminders to help taxpayers get ready for the upcoming tax filing season. A special page, updated and available on, outlines steps taxpayers can take now to make tax filing easier in ...

Metro YMCAs Celebrate GivingTuesday

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will inspire generosity this GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. 

GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on Dec. 1, 2020, and throughout the year.

The Metro YMCA of ...

Here’s what taxpayers can do now to Get Ready to file taxes in 2021

There are steps people can take now to make sure their tax filing experience goes smoothly in 2021. First, they can visit the Get Ready page on

Here are a few other things people can do now:

Check their withholding and make any adjustments soon

Since most taxpayers typically only have a few pay dates left this year, checking their withholding soon is especially important.

Seeking Note and Cards to Accompany Donated Thanksgiving Meals

November 15, 2020

Would you and/or your family and friends like to make some handwritten notes and/or pictures or cards for the recipients of our 2020 prepared Thanksgiving meals?

Anonymous….nothing religious or political….no envelopes…something we can tape onto the top of our microwavable containers. 

If yes, can you please get them to me by 11.22.2020. No later.  My ...


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MARLBOROUGH, MA– Carol Ann Heath Olsen, 79, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 13, ...
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Newton Schools Move to All Remote Learning

November 20, 2020

NEWTON, NJ- The Newton public schools will be going to an all remote schedule beginning Monday, November 23.  Superintendent Kennedy Greene made the announcement on Friday afternoon.

Greene said the “decision to move to fully remote instruction” was made “in consultation with the Sussex County Department of Health and our local school district partners.” Newton ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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