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Halsted Middle School Welcomes Back Parents & Students

September 18, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—The auditorium was packed as the parents of the sixth, seventh, and eighth graders who attend Halsted Middle School this year attended the annual Back to School Night event on Wednesday, September 12.

Teachers lined the auditorium walls as Kristi Greene, principal at Halsted and  Angela Dunbar, Vice Principal, introduced them to those in attendance and talked ...

Lady Braves Field Hockey Team Blanks Vernon

September 19, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School Lady Braves Field Hockey Team shut out Vernon 1-0 when they played them home on Tuesday, September 18.

Leading the Braves in their victory over Vernon was Angela Melillo with an assist from Victoria Docherty.

Newton out shot Vernon 26 to one. Newton’s goalie Abby Berkowitz had one save, while Vernon’s keeper, Emma Cahill had 23 saves ...

Newton Girls Soccer Team Shuts Outs High Point

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School girls soccer team shut out High Point 4-0 on Monday, despite the rainy conditions when they played on the Braves' field.

The Braves out shot the Wildcats 20-7. Morgan Medunick, Blaise Vallorosi, Emily Brothman, and Kayla Bensley led the team with a goal each. 

Jessie Brannick had two assists. Olivia Buckley and Olivia Kaiser each ...

Newton Boys Soccer Team Loses Close Game to Hackettstown

NEWTON, N.J. — The Newton High School boys soccer team lost 2-1 in a close game on Monday when they played at Hackettstown.

Kevin Ayoso scored the only goal for the Braves with an assist by David Crowley. Hackettstown had six shots on Newton’s goal.

Newton continues on in the season with 1 3-1 overall and conference-division record as they play away against their rivals the ...

Sussex County Football Player Looks for Votes

September 17, 2018

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – A football player from Lenape Valley needs your vote.  Justin Peterson has been selected by the New York Giants and USA Football as part of their Heart of a Giant program.

The initiative recognizes athletes for the good work they do on and off the playing field.  Peterson wrote an essay about alopecia and the obstacles he has overcome. 

Winning could ...

Newton Will Always Remember the Day of September 11, 2001

NEWTON, NJ — Seventeen years have passed since this country was attacked. It was a day that changed the world. It is a day to remember. The 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony is an annual event organized at Sussex County Community College by members of the Sussex County PBA Local #138.

This years’ event was held on Tuesday, September 11 at 9 a.m. at the Sept. 11 memorial on the campus ...

Newton Pride Foundation to Host 2018 Hall of Fame Dinner

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Pride Foundation, which began in 1994, will host its annual Hall of Fame Dinner this year on Sunday, September 23 at Perona Farms in Andover.

The 2018 class of inductees:

Cynthia deVries Johnson, Class of 2001
Mike Ettore, Class of 1974
John “Jack” Hontz, Class of 1978
Mark Hontz, Class of 1985
Dave Hughen, NHS Maintenance 1981-2017
Ken ...

New Location for Taste of Newton

September 12, 2018

AUGUSTA, NJ - The Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce's Annual Taste of Newton has been moved to the Conservatory at the Sussex County Fair Grounds.  It will be held on Monday, September 17 from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m.

Taste of Newton POSTPONED

NEWTON, NJ - Once again rain has caused the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce's Annual Taste of Newton festival will now be held on Monday, September 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

Taste of Newton Postponed to Tuesday

NEWTON, NJ - Due to inclement weather the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce annual Taste of Newton will be held on Tuesday, September 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m. according to town officials

Sparta Woman Opens Nicola Jane Interiors at Lafayette

September 12, 2018

LAFAYETTE, NJ — Nicola Jane Interiors, a design shop, has opened in Lafayette Village. The new company features Farrow & Ball Paints and Paper and Thibaut wallpaper and fabrics and the elegant creativity of Sparta resident Nicola Callaghan. 

“The launch event was a huge success with guests praising the studio, paint, wallpaper and fabrics available,” Callaghan said.

Wandering Horse In Warren County, NJ Reunited With Owner

September 19, 2018

LIBERTY TWP., N.J. — A horse that was found wandering in the township on Sept. 8 has has been reunited with his owner.

The black gelding had no halter on and nothing to help identify him. He was taken in by Keith Klinger, who found him on Danville Mountain Road at about 11:30 that night.

Facebook posts and links to the prior story on TAPinto Horses were shared many hundreds of ...

Newton Police Announce New Crossing Guard Location for Students

September 6, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—As the new school year starts today, September 6, the Newton Police Department has announced a few the crossing guard locations have changed.

Beginning on the first day of school there will no longer be a crossing guard at the intersection of Main Street and Barrett Avenue for the morning, lunch and afternoon post times. The crossing guard has been moved to the ...

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Sparta Police: Wanted Newton Man Picked Up After Traffic Stop

September 19, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – A Newton man was picked up on open warrants following a traffic stop.  On September 7 around 10 a.m. Police Officer Brian Porter stopped Kaseem Harris, 29 for equipment violation on the blue Ford Pickup truck he was driving on East Mountain Road, police report.

Porter found Harris had two outstanding warrants; one out of Elizabeth and one out of Plainfield.  Harris ...

Patrick Curreri Candidate for Sussex County Freeholder

September 11, 2018

Sussex County Freeholder candidate, Patrick Curreri, Vernon resident since 2012 submitted the following biographical information.

Patrick Curreri, 40, has been married to Joe for 16 years with three children.  He has his bachelor’s degree with a focus on Psychology from Montclair State University.  He is currently a client relationship manager for the real estate appraisal and ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, September 23, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Traditions of the Black Forest - OPENING DAY

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Sun, September 30, 8:00 AM

College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown

Walk to Fight Alzheimer's

Health & Wellness

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Sun, October 7, 7:00 AM

Hopatcong State Park, Landing

Lake Loop 2018

Health & Wellness

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Sun, October 7, 8:00 AM

Lidgerwood Park, Morristown

The Seeing Eye Doggy Dash Walk & 5K

Giving Back

Sun, October 7, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Traditions of the Black Forest

Education

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Sat, October 13, 9:00 AM

Saint Kateri Parish, Sparta

Saint Kateri Craft and Vendor Fair

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, October 13, 4:00 PM

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Sparta

Shepherd of the Hills to Host Oktoberfest

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, October 14, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Traditions of the Black Forest

Education

Mold Found in Sparta Elementary School: Testing in Other Schools

September 15, 2018

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 ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

Seton Hall Student Who Died on Tuesday Identified as Julian M. Mislavsky of Morristown

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Seton Hall University student who died from injuries sustained when he fell from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Julian M. Mislavsky in a letter to the Seton Hall community from Interim President Mary J. Meehan.

Mislavsky was a senior at Seton Hall and was from Morristown, stated Meehan. 

"We will have ...

Rutgers raises record amount of donations

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said.

The donations were 6.8 percent above the $209.1 million donated in 2016-2017, which was 11 percent more than in ...

JOE PISCOPO STARRING IN 'JOEY BENEFIT' --Don't Miss This Opportunity for YOU to Make a Movie With Joe Piscopo and Friends

 

Avellino Productions Presents JOE PISCOPO in

“Joey Benefit”

'Let’s Make a Movie With Joe and Friends'

A Magical Evening of Entertainment Truly Like no Other 

 

COLTS NECK, NJ: You are Invited: On Saturday, September 22, 2018  it’s ‘Lights! Camera! Action!!’ as many Colts Neck Family and Friends will arrive ...

Today, residents along the Carolina Coast are picking through what remains of their homes. Others continue to face the threat of flash floods as Hurricane Florence, now a tropical depression, continues to drop trillions of gallons of water in parts of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

With at least 32 dead and millions evacuated from their homes or without power, North Carolina ...

Is Buying a NJ Home More Stressful Than Planning a Wedding?

 

Highlights:


According to a new survey from Open Listings, 62% of Americans ages 25-54 believe that buying a home is more stressful than planning a wedding.


Many young couples are saving for a wedding and a home at the same time.


The average US wedding now costs 66% of a median home down payment, according to The Knot.


Working with a great, local ...

Visit TRIPLE Open Houses in Sparta This Sunday

This weekend, hit 3 fantastic new-to-market homes in Sparta! All OPEN HOUSES run Sunday, September 16th from 1-3pm---choose one, or visit them all!

1 Lambert Drive

Welcome to Sparta’s highly-desirable Sussex Mills neighborhood! Spread out and enjoy the gracious space in this 6000+ SF home that offers a versatile layout with 4, 5 or 6 rooms that can be used as bedrooms, and 2 ...

Historic Sparta Estate For Sale: Chaumont Proffers a Famous Past

Sparta’s historic Chaumont estate, a 58-acre property located at 210 East Mountain Road with a famous past, is now being offered for sale through Lynn Garafola and Team Nest Builder, of Realty Executives’ Sparta office.

Owner Stephen Tilton reminisces, “Growing up in Lake Mohawk, I worked as a landscaper on the property.  I would sit on the patio looking out over Lake ...

Find a North Jersey 9/11 Memorial Event Near You

Locate a 9/11 Memorial Event near you, and pause to remember those lost 17 years ago...

HOPATCONG

Annual Memorial Ceremony takes place at 10am on September 11 at Fireman’s Park, located directly in front of Hopatcong Borough Hall at 111 River Styx Road.  Borough Councilman Bradley Hoferkamp, who was in lower Manhattan on 9/11, is among those scheduled to speak.

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Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders September 12 Meeting

NEWTON,NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders September 12, 2018 meeting video.

 

Sussex County Board of Freeholders September 7 Meeting

NEWTON, NJ - The video recording of the September 7, 2018 Sussex County Board of Freeholders meeting.  

 

Get Connected

Do you know a young person who feels isolated, wants to build confidence, would like to get involved but doesn’t know where to begin? Connect them with this free and unique program that can begin the journey for discovering their passion and launching them on their life path!

Get Connected is a 10-week program through Pass It Along that provides support through workshops and volunteers ...

Concert Across America to End Gun Violence at Sussex County Fairgrounds

September 19, 2018

Sussex County, NJ. - On Sunday, September 23rd, Sussex County will participate once again in the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence. 

The local event will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, in Augusta, NJ in conjunction with a nationwide event that day that will bring together hundreds of communities across the country to remember the victims of gun ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...