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Newton Youth Football Team Recognized For Undefeated Season

January 20, 2019

NEWTON, NJ—The 19 players that make up the Newton Youth Team gathered with their families at the Town Council meeting on Monday, to be recognized for their undefeated 10-0 season.

Mayor Helen LeFois gave the public some background information about the team before reading the proclamation in their honor and handing each player a certificate of achievement.

“We are all very ...

Sparta School District Unveils $3.5 Million High School Turf Project

SPARTA, NJ – Community members turned out to hear a presentation about the turf field project proposed for Cassel’s Field at Sparta High School.  Approximately 70 people were in the auditorium at Mohawk Avenue School on Wednesday night to hear details of a project that has been discussed for nearly 10 years.

Superintendent Michael Rossi said the field will accommodate physical ...

Newton Police Officer Honored for his Service to Newton as he Retires

NEWTON, NJ—Joseph Sapio was surrounded by fellow officers, friends and family as he was honored at the town council meeting on Monday, December 10.  Sapio was recognized for having served the Newton Police Department for 26 years

Chief Michael Richards said a few remarks about Sapio’s career.

“Joe began his service with the Newton Police Department in 1992 as a ...

Two New Firefighters at Lafayette Township Fire Department

Lafayette, NJ—  The Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department announced two new recruits who have completed their training; Firefighter Logan Drake and Junior Firefighter, Jonathan Syre.

Drake was among the recent graduates from the Sussex County Fire Academy on November 17.  He spent six months in classes training in Fire Fighting techniques, HazMat and ...

Newton Enters Holiday Season With Annual Holiday Parade

NEWTON, NJ—Despite the sun hiding behind the clouds all day, the rain held out and the town of Newton was able to put on its annual Holiday Parade on Saturday. Residents from all over Sussex County lined Spring Street in their festive red and green colors.

The Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce hosts the Annual Holiday Parade, which is traditionally held the Saturday after ...

Newton High School Junior Helps Students with 'Weekend Bags'

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 ...


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