Sparta Police: Rockaway Man Picked Up with Marijuana Wax

July 9, 2020

SPARTA, NJ – A Rockaway man is facing drug charges after a traffic stop on East Mountain Road.  On July 3 around 10 p.m. Tanner , 21 and two other drivers caught the attention of Cpl Richard Smith, police said.

Smith was monitoring traffic at Woodport Road and East Mountain Road when he saw three cars following each other and speed down East Mountain Road. The officer went after the ...

Sparta Police: Anti-Trumper's Dumping Leads to Charges

SPARTA, NJ – An anti-Trump Franklin man was charged with several offenses after expressing his political passion in an unlawful way.  On July 1, approximately 5:10 a.m. officers picked up Richard Keller, 58 for having continuously dumped garbage on a Sparta resident’s property, police said.

"Some people are very passionate about their opinions," Sparta Lt. John ...

Newton Medical Center Named an Advanced ICU Care 2020 We See You Care Award Winner for Exceptional Acute Care Telemedicine Collaboration

Partner Hospitals are Recognized for Patient Results, Outstanding Care Team Collaboration and Ability to Leverage Technology-Enabled Care Services

Atlantic Health System’s Newton Medical Center today announced that the hospital was recognized with a 2020 WE SEE YOU CARE Award presented by Advanced ICU Care, the nation’s leading independent provider. The accolade, now in its fifth ...

On November 3rd, Support the Team Dedicated to Integrity, Transparency & Innovation

July 13, 2020

On November 3rd, support the team dedicated to Integrity, Transparency & Innovation

Earlier this summer, four community-minded individuals announced they are running for four open seats on the Sparta Board of Education.  Mike McGovern, Dr. Robert Zywicki, and Dr. Richard Snellings are seeking election to three-year seats. Dr. Vanessa Serrano is seeking election to a one-year ...

Taxpayers need to resume payments by July 15

July 14, 2020

WASHINGTON – The IRS today reminds taxpayers who took advantage of the People First Initiative tax relief and did not make previously owed tax payments between March 25 to July 15 that they need to restart their payments.

As the IRS continues to reopen its operations across the country, taxpayers who were in payment agreements and skipped any payments from March 25 and July 15 should ...

Lake Hopatcong Foundation to Host Virtual Auction

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) will host a "Virtual Auction" in place of their annual in-person gala, due to COVID-19. The auction will be open for bids at on Tuesday, July 21, through Thursday, July 23, closing at 9 p.m. Hudson Farm is the premier sponsor.

“We're disappointed we won't be able to gather with friends and supporters ...

IRS reminds members of the U. S. Armed Forces of special tax breaks, helpful resources as the July 15 tax deadline approaches

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged members of the military and their families to learn more about the special tax benefits available to them as the July 15 tax filing season deadline approaches.

Most military bases offer free tax preparation and filing assistance during the tax filing season. Some also offer free tax help after the July tax filing deadline. Some ...

New Jersey Republicans to Murphy and Democrat majority: We’ll see you in court

Today it was announced that the Senate has agreed to a plan to borrow up to $10 Billion, backed by Phil Murphy and the Assembly Democrats. In response to the agreement, Assembly Republican Leader Bramnick, Senator Oroho, and Chairman Steinhardt issued the following statement:

"Today the Democrats in our state agreed to pile billions more in debt onto our children and grandchildren's ...

Newton Police, Sussex County Narcotics Task Force Net 15 in Drug Bust

July 13, 2020

NEWTON, NJ— A four-month investigation has ended with 15 drug arrests. Newton Police Detectives, working with the Sussex County Narcotics Task Force investigated drug use and distribution leading to multiple arrests at the Gateway Condos, on July 8, police said.

Police said during the investigation they saw in increases in overdoses and the need for Narcan.  The detectives ...

Rutgers, Named for a Slave Owner, Will Keep its Name, Says University's First Black President

July 6, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Even in this era where statues of explorers are being dismantled, schools named after presidents are being rebranded and sports teams are replacing racially insensitive nicknames, don't expect Rutgers to change its name.

The subject was raised to new university president Jonathan Holloway at a news conference on Monday at Winants Hall - the very building Rutgers' ...

New Jersey Date Night: Restaurants That Make You Feel Like a World Traveler

July 14, 2020

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

Nothing is more on the receiving end of loneliness and neglect right now than our suitcases, thanks to this pandemic.

Luckily for us, a Garden State summer makes staying local a pretty great and tasty option. A melting pot of ethnicities, New Jersey boasts restaurants that bring the international ...

2020 Community Garage Sales Sponsored by Team Nest Builder

Got Junk? Our Team Nest Builder 2020 Community Garage Sales are coming to a neighborhood near you! Sparta Mountain's Garage sale is being held 8/1 from 9-4pm! All Sparta Mountain households are invited to participate! Please visit to register today! Spaces are limited so make sure to register ASAP.

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Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders July 8 Meeting Audio Recording

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders July 8 meeting audio recording.