These are the Times That Try Men's Souls

These are the Times That Try Men’s Souls… 

By Joseph Labarbera, Major US Army Retired Vice Chairman-Communications, Sussex County GOP 

I’m a former Infantry Soldier, U.S. Marine, U.S. Army strategic planner, 5x combat veteran and I never thought I’d see a day where I would believe the fringe’s prophesies of a civil war in my own nation. Until now I ...

Lane and Road Closures Scheduled All Week for Route 15 North and South Near Weldon Road Bridge

December 6, 2021

JEFFERSON, NJ- Beginning 7 a.m. on Tuesday, December 7 through Friday, December 10 drivers on Route 15will be affected by lane and shoulder closures in both directions north of the Weldon Road bridge.  The closure will be for work to be done by JCP&L according to an announcement by New Jersey Department of Transportation. 

In addition to the lane closures, traffic will be ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Fall 2021

Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Fall 2021 Hospital Safety Grades.

“Our commitment to the safety of our patients and team members has ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, December 12, 9:00 AM

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church , Sparta

Shepherd of the Hills - join us at 9 AM for our ...

Education Religions And Spirituality


Mon, December 13, 7:00 PM


Town Council Meeting



Wed, December 15, 7:00 PM


Planning Board Meeting



May 28, 1945 - Nov 18, 2021
Barbara Renee Goldberg, resident of Roseville, Ca. passed away peacefully at Wayside Care center ...
Read more

Republican complainers

December 4, 2021

Hal Wirths, Republican Assemblyman from Sussex County, should be arrested and prosecuted for ignoring an order prohibiting him from entering the Statehouse without showing proof of a Covid vaccination or taking a Covid test. 

He's not representing you at all.  Just his own selfish interests and that of his fellow criminals.   Others, including Erik Peterson of Hunterdon ...

Oroho Responds to Murphy Administration’s Release of Overdue Proposal for Using Federal Pandemic Relief Funds

Senate Republicans Proposed a Comprehensive Plan in April

Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) responded to the Murphy Administration’s release of a long-overdue proposal for the allocation of billions in federal pandemic relief funds that were delivered to New Jersey in May through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

Sen. Steven Oroho responded to the Murphy Administration’s release of ...

Sparta Police: Drunk Driver Crashes into Two Cars Including Police

December 4, 2021

SPARTA, NJ – A Lincoln Park woman is facing drunk driving and assault charges after hitting two cars, including a police cruiser, sending one person to the hospital.  On November 21 around 2 p.m. Sparta police received a report of a car that was weaving on Route 15 north, police said.

Officer Tom Herd found Jennifer Sugarman, 35, in her gray Nissan Rogue on the Route 517 exit ...

Woodworking Organization Donates Toys to Project Self-Sufficiency

December 4, 2021

The public is invited to attend a demonstration of the traditional art of woodturning on Saturday, December 4th, 10:00 a.m., at the Peters Valley School of Craft Wood Shop.  Members of the Water Gap Woodturners will create magic wands, spinning tops, yo-yo’s, and ball catchers for donation to the Season of Hope Toy Shop, the local toy drive spearheaded by Project Self-Sufficiency to ...

Oroho, Testa Appalled by Murphy’s Latest Attack on Law-Abiding Gun Owners

Senate Republicans Steve Oroho and Mike Testa chided Governor Phil Murphy for his assault on gun rights during a morning press event in Metuchen.

“Governor Murphy continues to disregard the constitutional rights of legal gun owners,” said Oroho (R-24). “The Governor’s rush to push through his anti-gun agenda in the lame duck session is a political ploy to curry favor ...

Learn and Play Chess While Contributing to Charity

Learn how to play chess or get better in the oldest board game. Both virtual and in-person sessions available! All ages and levels welcome.

Coaches are the Iyer brothers

Ayush Iyer (16yo, USCF Rated ~1400)
Aneesh Iyer (13yo, USCF Rated ~1100).

Charge: $25/hour

Special holiday discount available during December - Buy FIVE 1:1 classes for the price of four ...

Win When You Sell (And When You Move)

Win When You Sell (And When You Move) If you’re trying to decide when to sell your house, there may not be a better time than this winter.

Selling this season means you can take advantage of today’s strong sellers’ market when you make a move.

Win When You Sell

Right now, conditions are very favorable for current homeowners looking for a change. If you ...

New Book Combines Classic Cocktails and True Crime Stories

December 5, 2021

If you’re throwing a themed party or looking to curl up with some scintillating stories and a nightcap, “Mixology and Murder” by Kierra Sondereker (Ulysses Press; October 2021) has what you’re looking for.

“‘Mixology and Murder’ is a combination of two things I really enjoy — cocktails and true crime stories,” said author Kierra Sondereker, ...

TAPinto Westfield's Coverage Following Parents' Objection to Toni Morrison Book Brings National Attention

WESTFIELD, NJ — When TAPinto Westfield Managing Editor Matt Kadosh walked in to the Board of Education meeting on November 16, he didn't know that hours later he would write the site's most read story of the month, and it would get national attention, too.

"I didn't know they were going to talk about it until it came up," Kadosh said.

"It" ...

Practical Skincare Gifts She’s Sure to Love

When it comes to gifting, we often think along the lines of gift cards, flowers, candies, and chocolates. While those items are classic crowd-pleasers, skincare can also make a great gift.

Here are practical gifts for every skincare fanatic on your list, from mask lovers to eye cream connoisseurs.

Facial Cleanser

One of the most essential needs for a woman’s skincare routine is a ...

Avengers: Age of Omicron

Rating: PG (All ages, intense sequences of sharp needles)
Release Date: November, 2021
Release Date (Streaming world-wide): December, 2021
Runtime: 2 years and counting

The newest release of the wildly unpopular Coronavirus franchise pits the Avengers against a newer, stronger variant named Omicron, a multi-mutant virus that is feared to be faster and stronger than its deadly ...

10 DIY Décor Ideas for Your Holiday Home

So much of the joy from the holiday season comes from entertaining. Whether you’re throwing a big bash for the neighborhood or hosting a more intimate gathering of close family and friends, filling your home with exciting and colorful decorations is a must.

Rather than buying everything pre-made, consider rounding out your décor collection with some DIY items that highlight your ...