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Newton High School Announces Third Marking Period Honor Roll for 16-17 Year

May 12, 2017

NEWTON, NJ-- Newton High School announces the students who have qualified for Honor Rolls for the third marking period of the 16-17 school year. Students who have a GPA greater than or equal to 3.5 through 3.749 receive Cum Laude. Students who have a GPA greater than or equal to 3.75 through 3.999 receive Magna Cum Laude and students who have a GPA of 4.0 and above receive Summa Cum Laude.

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Newton Boys Baseball Loses to Sparta by One

May 23, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School baseball team lost to Sparta by one with a score of 4-3 on Saturday, when they played them on Sparta’s field.

Scott Price led the Braves, driving in one RBI. Price went 1-for-4 at bat. Luke Young went 1-for-2 and walked twice.

Chase Cramer, who also went 1-for-4 at bat, grabbed a double. Michael Luzzi, went 2-for-4, scoring two runs ...

Newton Boys Lacrosse Takes Win in Overtime of Tournament

NEWTON, NJ—The stakes were high and the teams evenly matched as the eight-seeded Newton faced off against ninth-seeded North Warren in the first round of the 2017 NJSIAA North, Group 1 tournament on Wednesday.

The Newton High School’s lacrosse team took the win by one, with a score of 17-16, after going into overtime.

Going into halftime, the Braves were behind by one, ...

Newton Baseball Sweeps Past High Point

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School baseball team swept past High Point on Wednesday, when they played them home, winning 9-2.

Leading the Braves in their victory over High Point were Scott Price, Michael Luzzi, Chase Cramer, and Billy Carson.

Price, went 2-for-4, driving in two runs for Newton, while Luzzi went 1-for-3, driving in one run and crossing the plate ...

Moose Lodge Hosts Second “Kids Helping Kids” Chalk Event

May 18, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Moose Lodge will be hosting their annual “Kids Helping Kids” Chalk event from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 21 at the new Moose Lodge located on Swartswood Road in Newton.

The event started when Administrator Jason Baumann’s daughter Reanna and her friend Kassie started "chalking up" the lodge's parking lot one ...

Sparta VFW Prepares for Memorial Day Parade

May 23, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta VFW is busy preparing for the annual Memorial Day parade to be held on Monday, May 29.  This year they are anticipating over 600 people to march the route from Lake Mohawk Marina, down Lake Trail East through White Deer Plaza and up Mohawk Avenue.  Additionally, they are expecting 30 vehicles and 20 motorcycles.

The participants will begin processing at ...

Sparta Day Postponed

SPARTA, NJ - Sparta Day has been postponed due to anticipated inclement weather.  Initially scheduled for Saturday, May 13 it will now be held on Saturday, September 23.  The Junior Woman's Club of Sparta will have additional information in the coming weeks.  

Town of Newton Accepting Applications for Miss Newton, Little Miss and Mister Newton

NEWTON, NJ – The annual Miss Newton, Little Miss and Mister Newton Contests will be held on June 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Project Self-Sufficiency in Newton. The contest is open to permanent residents of the Town of Newton.  Applications must be submitted by noon on June 2.

Miss Newton must be between 17 and 21-years-old.  The application includes a written essay.  The ...

Historic Flight Set for New York City to Farmingdale New Jersey

May 16, 2017

Nearly seventy years later and 4,000 miles away, one of history's greatest humanitarian efforts is about to remembered in New Jersey.

For almost precisely 15 years, the world's last remaining Boeing C-97 aircraft -- a Cold War workhorse linked to the famed Berlin Airlift in 1948-49 -- has sat idle, undergoing repairs and retrofits, overhauls and maintenance in a hangar at Floyd ...

Rain Does Not Stop Sparta's Girls on the Run 5K

May 22, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – The Girls on the Run held their 5K on Saturday, May 13.  The cool rainy day did not discourage the girls and their families who gathered around 7:30 a.m. in the Sparta Elks Club Lodge on the Lake Mohawk boardwalk and in White Deer Plaza.

They were expecting nearly 400 girls from the New Jersey North chapter, along with others from the public.  Approximately 80 ...

Groundbreaking Celebration for Sussex County YMCA Expansion Draws a Crowd

SPARTA, NJ – It was a beautiful day to break ground at the YMCA.  More than 100 people gathered on the site of the soon-to-be-built addition to the Sussex County Y.  Board member, trustees, dignitaries, community leaders and invited guests enjoyed refreshments and a few remarks before they put the shovels into the ground.

 “This is wonderful.  Only one more ...

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Sparta Police: Newton Man Faces Drug and DWI Charges

May 23, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – A Newton man is facing DWI and drug charges after being stopped for erratic driving.  On May 11 Sparta police received a call from an off-duty officer from another town, reporting he was following a 1999 Lexus SUV that could not stay in the lane.  Further, the officer reported the driver had fallen asleep behind the wheel at a traffic light in Jefferson and hit the ...

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Fri, May 26, 7:30 PM

Mohawk House, Sparta

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Stokes State Forest, Sandyston

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Sparta Police: Sussex Man Passed Out Behind Wheel Faces Drug Charges

May 19, 2017

SPARTA, NJ - A Sussex man faces drug charges after passing out behind the wheel on Route 15.  Sparta Police Cpl. Scott Elig and Police Officer Arlene Lippencott responded to a report made by someone who called 911 from their cell phone, according to police.

The officers found David Toli, 23, unresponsive in the driver's seat of a 2003 Mercury.  His breathing was slow and he had a ...

Biology Majors, the Time is Now

May 15, 2017

Editor: 

Travelling along any New Jersey highway, you're bound to pass at least a few pharmaceutical or biotechnology company buildings. Names like Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Becton Dickinson, Boehringer Ingelheim are strewn all across our state. As a result, biology majors here are a coveted cohort, making up nearly 100,000 of the New ...

Potentially Record Breaking Tick Season Made Worse by Powassan

The Centers for Disease Control is expecting this summer to be the worse tick season on record made even more troubling by Powassan, a potentially fatal viral disease transmitted by ticks. 

Summary article: https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_165462.html

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While there are many benefits to a mild winter including lower heating bills and fewer snow days, one down side ...

10 Terrific Mothers' Day Events In Morris And Sussex County

Whether you’re making plans for your mom, or you’re a mom yourself, make Mother’s Day extra-special this year with one of these Morris or Sussex County Mother’s Day events!  From hayrides to winery brunches and zoo trips to psychic fairs, Team Nest Builder has you covered.  Need to drop a hint? Just print this out and leave it somewhere mildly conspicuous...like ...

Sussex County Freeholders Meeting Video May 10, 2017

Video recording of the Sussex County Freeholders May 10 meeting 

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Panel advances Space bill promoting smart choices in school lunchrooms

May 23, 2017

 

Legislation by Assemblyman Parker Space to combat the growing obesity problem was approved today by the Assembly Education Committee. The Smarter Lunchroom Act (A3444) promotes healthy food choices in school cafeterias and passed by a 9-0 vote.

 

“If kids learn to eat healthy when they’re young, it will help them live more fulfilling and rewarding lives, and avoid ...

Seton Hall Prep Dedicates Tevlin Memorial Field and Zimmermann Scoreboard

May 22, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The family, friends, teachers and teammates of Brendan Tevlin (Class of 2013) and Billy Zimmerman (Class of 2011) gathered at the Seton Hall Preparatory School’s (SHP) Kelly Athletic Complex on Saturday as the high school officially dedicated the Brendan Patrick Tevlin ’13 Memorial Field and Billy Zimmermann ’11 Scoreboard.

The ceremony marked a ...