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Newton High School Junior Helps Students with 'Weekend Bags'

November 10, 2018

NEWTON, NJ – While most high school juniors are consumed with classes, classes, tests, activities, graduation and college, one Newton students is also thinking about helping others.

In many ways Isobel Costello is a typical 11th grade student but her Weekend Bag Program is anything but typical.

Two years ago as a freshman, Isobel Costello created a program, now known as The Weekend ...

Newton Board of Education Recognizes Sussex County Teacher of the Year

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Board of Education, recognized the Sussex County’s Teacher of the year, Kate DelVecchio, at the beginning of their board of education meeting last month.

“We couldn’t be prouder of Kate,” Newton’s Superintendent Dr. Ken Greene said. “She’s done a tremendous job in our district in really a very short period of time. She ...

Annual Taste of Newton Event Goes Inside for a Successful Night

NEWTON, NJ — The third time was the charm. It took three tries but the annual Taste of Newton finally was successfully held in the conservatory at the Sussex County Fair Grounds.

After two rain cancellations the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce moved the event indoors.

“The rain luckily passed about half way through the event and we opened the large garage door so that people ...

Mold Found in Sparta Elementary School: Testing in Other Schools

SPARTA, NJ — A classroom in the Helen Morgan School has an “elevated level of Aspergillus/Penicillium, a common type of mold,” according to a statement sent by Sparta superintendent Dr. Michael Rossi. 

"Helen Morgan parents are very concerned. Mold can be a serious issue, with serious side effects," a Helen Morgan parent said. "I hope the ...

Changes to Street Parking Rules on Plainfield Avenue in Newton

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 ...


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