Newton High School Athlete Signs Letter of Intent for Vassar

February 21, 2017

NEWTON, NJ- Newton High School student athlete Nicole Rizzo has signed a letter of intent to attend Division III Vassar College to continue her field hockey career.  At Vassar, Rizzo intends to pursue a degree in exercise science.  

Merriam Avenue School Named 2017 School of Character

NEWTON, NJ-- The New Jersey Association for Social, Emotional, and Character Development is proud to announce that 23 schools including Merriam Avenue School in Newton is one of only  23 schools and two districts to have the distinction of being named 2017 New Jersey Schools of Character. 

These schools, including Merriam Avenue School, will be considered by, formerly ...

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

NEWTON, NJ-- Newton High School announces the students who have qualified for Honor Rolls for the second 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 ...

Newton Girls Basketball Wins Close Game Against Boonton

February 23, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School girls basketball team won a close game 41-34 against the Boonton Bombers on Wednesday, when they played them away.

The Braves kept the score tight throughout the first half, going into halftime leading by only one point. They scored 14 points in the first quarter and nine in the second, while Boonton scored eight in the first and 14 in the ...

Newton Boys Basketball Crushes High Point by 30

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School boys basketball team crushed High Point, 58-28, when they played them home on Tuesday.

The game began with two foul shots by Luismy Arias due to a technical foul on High Point because of an illegal dunk during warm-ups.

Jason Heter was the top scorer for the Braves, contributing 24 points against High Point, with 12 2-pointers. Charlie Maker ...

Newton Girls Basketball Lose by 15 to High Point

NEWTON, NJ—Three days before they are set to play in the final round of the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex tournament, the Newton High School Girls Basketball team lost to High Point, 49-34, when they played them away on Tuesday.

The Luciani sisters, Jasmine and Jade, led the Braves in scoring against High Point. Jasmine contributed eight points and Jade had seven.

Kaitlyn Lynch put six ...

Veritable Victory for Crew 276 at Klondike

February 21, 2017

STANHOPE, NJ – Local Venture Crew 276 took home the gold from this year’s Klondike Derby. 

While many people enjoyed the warmth of their homes, the scouts of Patriots’ Path Council, Sussex District were winter camping in below-freezing temperatures at the Klondike Derby on January 27-29.

This year, the Klondike was held at the Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation in ...

Newton Town Council Passes Resolution on Timber Harvesting Services

February 14, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Town Council passed a resolution awarding a contract for timber harvesting services for the reservoir property at Morris Lake in Sparta, to Acheson Wood Service.  According to the bid attached to the resolution, this is will be the third such contract for Acheson at Morris Lake.

The harvesting plan was developed by forester Doug Tavella.

The resolution ...

Newton Board of Education Decides to Expand Merriam Avenue School, Close Halsted

February 16, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Board of Education voted unanimously take the next step in addressing the facility needs of the district at a special meeting on Tuesday.  They have decided to expand Meriam Avenue School to eventually house Newton’s pre-kindergarten through eighth grades. 

The board’s resolution directs Donna Snyder, the Business Administrator, to write up a ...

Newton Residents Advised of Possible Low Water Pressure

February 14, 2017

NEWTON, NJ – Town of Newton officials have announced the possibility of low water pressure Wednesday, February 15.  Newton Water Department will be conducting routing maintenance in the morning at the Water Treatment Plant located in Sparta Township.

Newton residents who get their water from the Newton Water System may experience low water pressure.  Officials advise any ...

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Sparta Councilman Murphy's DWI Charges Still Not Settled After One Year

February 20, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – More than a year after being charged with driving while intoxicated, Sparta Councilman Jerry Murphy has still not had his day in court.

According to the Sparta Municipal Court, Murphy is scheduled to be heard on Wednesday night, February 22 in Hopatcong.  Representative from the Hopatcong Municipal Court did not have any information as to the reason it has taken so long ...

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Sparta Police: Tailgating a Police Car Ends with DWI

February 24, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – A Rumson woman faces DWI charges after tailgating a police car on February 13.  Sparta Police Officer Taylor May was on patrol on Route 15 around 10 a.m. when he saw a car following him too closely.

May checked and found the registration to be expired.  He stopped Maryellen Cushing, 50 and when speaking with her May suspected Cushing was intoxicated.

Cushing was ...

Protect America

February 15, 2017

President Trump has faced viscous opposition for his temporary travel ban over the past couple weeks, and I’ve had just about enough of it. Of course Mr. Trump should’ve implemented the order in a better fashion, and of course he should have included countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Egypt on the list, but Mr. Trump’s principle of putting America’s security ...

Heavy drinking makes arteries stiff - increasing risk of heart disease

The results of a 25 year study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association looking at alcohol consumption and artery elasticity over 4-5 year intervals found that consistent heavy drinking (more than 4.6 oz of pure alcohol a week) stiffens arteries which increases the risk of heart disease.


The full journal article is at: ...

10 Top Curb Appeal Tips to Improve Your Home

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”

First impressions matter, especially when it comes to selling your Sussex or Morris County home. A whopping 63 percent of potential home buyers drop by a home they’ve viewed online and found to their liking.* Employ our top 10 curb appeal tips to enhance your home’s exterior, consequently ...

Grieving the Losses caused by Mental Illness

February 24, 2017

On Thursday, March 2, the Sussex County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will meet from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Guest speaker Diane Sebzda from the Karen Ann Quinlan Bereavement Center will discuss the grief and loss family members and friends experience when a loved one has serious and persistent mental illness.  The meeting will be held at Bridgeway, 93 Stickles ...

67 Years After Her Season in Pro Baseball, a Roxbury Grad Gets an Award

February 18, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – Lois “Tommie” Barker, a Roxbury High School graduate who went on to play in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, was honored recently by the Ledgewood-based chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Barker, 93, was presented with the DAR’s “Women in American History Award” in recognition of her contribution to ...