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Changes to Street Parking Rules on Plainfield Avenue in Newton

September 3, 2018

NEWTON, NJ – New parking restrictions have been announced by Town of Newton officials.  Beginning Wednesday, September 5, parking will be prohibited on the west side of Plainfield Avenue from West Nelson Street, the entire length to the Barry Lane intersection on school days between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.. 

This ordinance change was voted on at the Town Council meeting on July ...

Local Artists Display Their Work Around Newton

NEWTON, NJ — Art Muse NJ is an art organization that began in northern New Jersey this past May.

The group is made up of co-founders Vincent Buchinsky and Denise Cocciaro Cohen, as well as exhibition chair, Ralph Porter.

Art from the group, which is made up of 13 artists’ work, is displayed throughout the town of Newton in various restaurants and buildings along Spring ...

Franklin Police: Former Newton Man Caught Trying to Cash Friend's Stolen Check

FRANKLIN, NJ – A former Newton resident was picked up on charges of theft after trying to deposit a check that had already been deposited.  According to Franklin Borough police, Terry Baughman, 27, took a check from a friend’s home in East Stroudburg, Pennsylvania and tried to deposit it into the Chase Bank in Franklin.

According to police Baughman did not have a current ...

Aboard Guided-Missile Submarine, Newton Alumni Plays a Key Role in Unique Navy Mission

SILVERDALE, WA. – A 2006 Newton High School graduate and Newton, New Jersey, native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a crew working aboard a unique guided-missile submarine, USS Ohio, one of only four in the Navy’s fleet.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Frolich, a sonar technician on a submarine, serves aboard the submarine based at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in Washington, not ...

Water Main Replacement Could Cause Delays on Glen Road/Ridge Road in Jefferson

JEFFERSON, NJ –A water main is scheduled to be replaced beginning on Tuesday, August 7 on Ridge Road, which is Glen Road in Sparta.  Sparta police warn motorists to expect delays especially during peak travel times.

Thorlabs Helps Robotics and STEM Summer Camp at McKeown Elementary School

HAMPTON, NJ —  Newton High School alumnae Lauren Alger, now a teacher at the Hampton Township school, secured “an immensely generous donation,” from Thorlabs, allowing her students to participate in a robotics and STEM summer camp program.

The donation made by Alex Cable, founder and president of the Newton based business, allowed Alger to initiate a FIRST Lego League or ...

Spartans Head Off to Tour Russia

SPARTA, NJ- A group of nearly 30 Sparta High School Russian language students, teachers and chaperones gathered on the sidewalk of the school for a photo before departing on the first international field trip from the school district in two years.

Students will travel to Russia for nine days of touring in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. According to a parent the itinerary will include ...

Newton Police Department to Host ‘Cone with a Cop’ Event

NEWTON, NJ — Area residents are invited to share an ice cream with officers from the Newton Police Department at Hayek’s Market and Ice Cream Parlor on Saturday, July 28.

This event is similar to the national initiative supported by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, Coffee with a Cop, which has “provided a great ...

Newton High School FFA Students Dominate at State Convention

LONG BRANCH, NJ - The Newton FFA Chapter won several of their events at the 89th New Jersey State FFA Convention in May at Monmouth University. The students brought home several awards competing against the best in the state.

Freshman Kirk Avondoglio took first place in the state FFA Creed Public Speaking competition.  The event requires participants to recite the creed in front of a ...

Sparta High School Students Visited by Modern Day Hero

SPARTA. NJ — The students in Andrew Lowery’s Heroes and Heroines senior English class had a special visitor last week. Gillian Lichota from iRise Above Breast Cancer foundation met with Lowery’s students and students from Kate Brennan’s Women’s Studies class as well as Emily Scott’s AP Government in Politics students.

The story of how Lichota came to be in ...


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