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Sparta Police: Run a Red Light Get DWI

November 16, 2020

SPARTA, NJ- A  man from Augusta driving a black Lincoln MKZ caught the attention of Police Officer Brian Porter when he ran a red light.  On November 12 around midnight Porter saw John Borduin, 41 go through the intersection of Woodport Road and Sparta Avenue, police said.

Porter stopped Borduin.  When the officer spoke with the driver he smelled alcohol in the car. Borduin ...

Sparta Police: Traffic Stop Leads to Cache of 39 Folds of Heroin and More

SPARTA, NJ- Two people in a car with a broken headlight were found to have 39 packets of heroin.  On November 8 around 1:35 a.m. Officer Thomas Herd followed a gray Ford Taurus driving on Woodport Road before stopping it on Tomahawk Trail, police said.

When Herd spoke with the driver Shawn Hopper, 48 of Hackensack and passenger Danielle Gardner, 39 of Garfield it appeared they were ...

Metro YMCAs Celebrate GivingTuesday

November 24, 2020

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.

IRS to mask key business transcript details; protect taxpayers from identity theft

WASHINGTON – Moving to protect business taxpayers from identity theft, the Internal Revenue Service announced that starting Dec. 13 it will begin masking sensitive data on business tax transcripts.

The announcement provides 30 days for stakeholders to make any adjustments. The IRS began informing tax professionals of this change during the summer Nationwide Tax Forums. The agency ...

IRS Criminal Investigation releases Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report; Identifies $2.3 billion in tax fraud

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service released the Criminal Investigation Division's annual report, highlighting the agency’s successes and criminal enforcement actions taken in fiscal year 2020 during International Fraud Awareness Week. The majority of these activities occurred during COVID-19. A key achievement was the identification of over $10 billion in tax fraud and ...

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 ...


Oct 7, 1940 - Aug 13, 2020
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