Local Residents To Open New Math Tutoring Center 'Mathnasium of Sparta'

October 15, 2017

SPARTA, NJ—Before Halloween, Sparta parents and students will have a place to go for math help.  Mathnasium of Sparta is anticipated to open in the Town Center near Spavia.  Proprietors and Sparta residents aim to bring fun and effective supplementary math programs to the community for children in grades K through 12.

“Our goal is simple: to teach math in a way that ...

Dr. Anthony J. Iacono is Inaugurated as CCM's Third President

RANDOLPH, NJ - As the County College of Morris Board and Staff, along with County and State officials, proceeded to the college gymnasium, the walkways were lined with students cheering, clapping and holding up home made signs representing their different organizations.  Big cut out heads of President Dr. Anthony Iacono were also being held up while music played, all in celebration ...

Newton Girls Soccer Team Wins Close Game by One

October 20, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton girls soccer team won 3-2 over Lenape Valley on Tuesday, when they played them home.

Leading Newton once again this season was Kayleigh Furth, contributing two goals to the scoreboard, along with Kass Wojcik, who added one. Assists were made by Olivia Buckley, Furth and Wojcik.

The Braves move their record to 15-4 overall and their conference division record to ...

Newton Boys Soccer Team Blanks Lenape Valley

NEWTON, NJ—Tommy Hermann led the Braves in their shutout victory over Lenape Valley on Tuesday, when they played them away and won 4-0.

Hermann scored two goals for the Braves, followed by Richie Reczka and Bruno Fredes who each contributed one goal apiece. Assists were made by Kevin Ayoso, Christian Calderaro and Hermann.

Newton’s keeper, James McMahon had three saves against ...

Newton High School Football Team Demolishes Chatham

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School Football team took to Chatham’s field and demolished them 42-6 last week.

Chase Cramer led the Braves offensive, contributing 12 points to the win.  Will Larsen contributed eight points, Jaiden Elliot, Michael Freda, and Dante Northe, who each added six points, and Devin Mager, scored four points.

Quarterback Luke Young completed eight ...

Loss of Newton Child Sparks Request for Support

October 15, 2017

NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton is asking for donations to the GoFundMe page set up to help the family of Peyten Critchlaw.  “Any donations made will go to help Michele with any financial hardship she has during this tough time,” is the statement on the GoFundMe page.

Critchlaw died after suffering a medical emergency during her physical education class, in the Merriam ...

Newton Pride Foundation to Host Fifth Annual Halloween 5K

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Pride Foundation will be hosting its fifth annual Halloween 5k run/walk event on Saturday, October 28.

“This charitable event is kid, stroller and pet friendly and is guaranteed to get your Halloween off to a ghoulish start. Grab your Halloween costumes and running shoes and join the NPF’s Halloween run/walk," the Newton Pride Foundation ...

Sparta Elks Sponsoring Christmas Wreath Sale for Veterans Cemetary

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Elks Lodge is sponsoring a wreath sale to support the Sparta Veteran’s Cemetery.  They are inviting the community to purchase a wreath for a $15 donation. 

The wreath will be placed on the graves at the Northern New Jersey Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery.  The community is invited to lay wreaths on December 9 at 10 a.m.

The donations are ...

Newton's Celebrates their Second Annual Fall Festival

October 20, 2017

NEWTON, NJ - Newton will be celebrating autumn with the Second Annual Newton Fall Festival on Spring Street on Saturday, October 21 from noon until 4 p.m.

The free event is sponsored by the Town of Newton.  Live music will entertain all day on both ends of the street.  Performers include Public Trade, Brian McLoughlin, Rocco Costanza and others.

Best Carved Pumpkin contest begins ...

'From Good Homes' Musician Performs Family Concerts at Sparta Alpine School

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Alpine School PTO is inviting the community to a concert.  The children’s musician Brady Rymer will be at the school on October 27 for two shows at 5 and 6:30 p.m.  The family friendly performances will include “singing, dancing and grooving together while supporting the students and teachers of Alpine,” according to Niamh Grano Sparta Alpine ...

GNCC Offers Newton Children a Trunk or Treat

NEWTON, NJ – The children and families of Newton are invited to a Halloween party sponsored by the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce.  On Saturday, October 21 in the parking lot of the empty McGuire Chevrolet parking lot in Newton.

From 4 to 5:30 p.m. children up to 12-years-old are invited to trick or treat from car to car.  There will be contest drawings at 5:30 p.m.  ...

Winning Jersey Cash 5 Lottery Ticket Sold in Sparta

October 17, 2017

SPARTA, NJ - Check your tickets.  Someone has a $76,216 lottery ticket that was purchased at  Stop and Shop in Sparta.  The winning Jersey Cash 5 numbers are 4, 10, 27, 35 and 40.

The Sparta winner will share the $152,432 jackpot with another winning ticket purchased in Hoboken. 

Livingston Resident and Novartis Executive Joins Metro YMCA of the Oranges’ Board of Directors

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As Livingston resident Lori Ryan moved up the ranks at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, she made a point to support other professional women, taking on leadership roles in organizations that help advance women in business. 

In her ongoing commitment to serve her community, Ryan recently joined the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ board of ...

Power Outage Does Not Stop these Barbers

SPARTA, NJ - When the lights went out in parts of Sparta on Saturday afternoon, the barbers at A Cut Above on Woodport Road had to improvise.  They moved outside to be able to finish up on the customers in their barber chairs, making for an interesting sight.

Child Seat Safety Check by Sparta and Andover Police, Fraser Cerra Law Firm at Mohawk House

October 19, 2017

SPARTA, NJ -  The Sparta Police Department and Andover Police Department will be offering a child car seat safety check on Saturday, October 21 sponsored by Fraser Cerra Law Firm at the Mohawk House.

The event will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

"Please come by to ensure your child's seat is properly installed," Sparta Lt. John Lamon said. "Your child's safety is ...

Child Seat Safety Check Scheduled in Sparta

SPARTA, NJ -Sparta Police Department and the Andover Township Police Department together with Fraser Cerra Law Firm will hold a Car Seat Safety Check on October 21 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.  

The event will be hosted at the Mohawk House, 3 Sparta Junction.

"Please come by to ensure your child's seat is properly installed," Sparta Lt. John Lamon said. "Your ...

Got Drugs? Countywide Drug Disposal Day

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ - The Center for Prevention and Counseling and the Coalition for Healthy and Safe Communities are partnering with Sussex County police departments and Byram Shop Rite and Byram CVS for Countywide Rx Disposal Day.  On Saturday October 28 the two locations in Byram will have disposal receptacles from 10 a.m until 2 p.m.

The Byram locations join Sussex County police ...

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Newton Community Mourns Loss of Another Young Resident

October 18, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—Newton has suffered the loss of another young person this week.  A little over two weeks after the Newton Community lost Kelsey Bederka, 16, a student at Newton High School and one week after Peyten Critchlaw, 6, a first grader at Merriam Avenue School passed away due to a medical emergency. Now the Newton community is mourning Newton High School graduate Joey Savage IV, ...

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Newton Medical Center – Romano Conference Center, Newton

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Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

2nd Annual Invitational Classic Car Show

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Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

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Defends His Fair School Funding Plan

October 20, 2017

Dear Editor:

I have learned that the Democrat candidates for the state legislature in Legislative District 24 have called my Fair School Funding plan a “sham” and that it would run afoul of the state constitution.

I strongly disagree with their uninformed opinion.

Here are the facts. Under my Fair School Funding plan, New Jersey’s school fund would be distributed ...

Suicide rates highest in rural counties across country

Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in the October 6, 2017 issues of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, found the highest suicide rates across the country in 2013-2015 were in rural counties. While the overall suicide rate was just under 14 deaths per 100,000 people, in rural counties the rate was almost 20 deaths per 100,000 people.

For the full ...

11 Halloween Happenings For All Ages in Northern New Jersey

Get your ghoul on in Northern New Jersey this Halloween with everything from parades, dinner theater and bowling to fun runs, haunted houses and trunk or treats. Team Nest Builder knows there’s Halloween fun for everyone!

Saturday, October 21

5th Annual Dog Walk of the Dead, Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd, Augusta

New Jersey's premiere Halloween canine event involves ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting October 11, 2017 


NEWTON,NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting October 11, 2017 


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Second Opinion on Breast Cancer Program Offers Peace of Mind

A breast cancer diagnosis can change a person’s life. And during such devastating news, the sheer amount of information regarding treatment and follow-up care can quickly become overwhelming. However, patients are not alone in this fight. Atlantic Health System’s Breast Cancer Second Opinion Program at Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Overlook Medical Center, is helping provide peace of ...

CCM and Rider University Sign Guaranteed Transfer Agreement : Expanding Opportunities to Excel in Higher Education

October 20, 2017

RANDOLPH, NJ – County College of Morris (CCM) and Rider University signed a Guaranteed Transfer Agreement on Thursday, October 19, establishing a partnership to provide CCM students with additional opportunities to earn both an associate and bachelor’s degree.

Along with the overarching Guaranteed Transfer Agreement, 23 program-to-program agreements were also signed. Some of the ...

Former Governor Whitman Honored at Great Swamp Watershed Gala Celebration

October 15, 2017

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman was the honored guest at the Great Swamp Watershed Association 2017 Gala Celebration held Thursday night at the Brooklake Country Club.

Chatham residents turned out for the fundraiser that supports the yearly budget of the association, which is "dedicated to protecting and improving the water resources of the ...