Sparta Middle School Students Create 20Time Projects

April 20, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – There is something special going on in Laura Sofen’s eight grade English classes.  In addition to the curriculum, Sofen’s students have been engaged in 20Time projects.

She was inspired by an article she had read about how Google encouraged their employees to use 20 percent of their time developing pet projects. Google supported 20Time projects that have led ...

Newton Golf Team Wins Over Pope John, Demolishes Hopatcong

April 26, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School golf team won over Pope John 166-178 on Thursday, and demolished Hopatcong 165-256, when they played them away on Tuesday.

The results for the matches are as follows:

Newton vs. Pope John:


Tyler Wilson with a score of 37
John Nitting with a score of 42
James Daley with a score of 43
Sal Bidot with a score of 44

Pope ...

Newton Boys Lacrosse Loses by One to Hackettstown

NEWTON, NJ—After a full regulation game, the Newton High School boys lacrosse team lost 10-9 against Hackettstown on Saturday, when they played them home at noon.

Leading the Braves in scoring was Ryan Vandenberg, who had four goals of his own along with one assist. Vandenberg also grabbed three groundballs.

Matt Krawchuk and Grant Parker each score two goals apiece. Krawchuk got two ...

Newton Golf Team Adds Two Wins to Record

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School golf team won two matches this week as they played against both Pope John and Kittatinny.

The results for both matches are as follows:

Newton vs. Pope John: 174-179


Tyler Wilson with a score of 40
John Nitting with a score of 43
Justen Samiljan with a score of 44
James Daley with a score of 47

Pope John:

Brett Parker ...

The Town of Newton Proclaims an Arbor Day Celebration

April 26, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—With the sun shining down on them, Mayor Wayne Levante and the Newton Advisory Shade Tree Commission celebrated Arbor Day on Saturday, April 21.

At the end of the annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors event, the commission along with Debbie Danielson, Recreation Commission Supervisor, and Levante, read a proclamation for Arbor Day.

The Newton Shade Tree Commission planted 15 ...

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Event a Huge Success for Newton

NEWTON, NJ—The residents on Newton had beautiful, sunny and breezy weather on Saturday, April 21, for the town’s annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors event.

The event began at 8:30 a.m. with complimentary bagels, donuts, coffee and juices for the volunteers. Volunteers also received brightly colored t-shirts for their efforts. 

Several Newton organizations were represented ...

Sparta Alumnae Sets Sights on NYC Marathon to Support Team V Foundation

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta High School alumnae will be running in the New York City Marathon this November to raise money for the Team V Foundation.  Sara Lucas graduated from Sparta with 12 Varsity Letters having competed in cross country, indoor and outdoor track.

Lucas had continued her running career at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.  ...

The Halsted Players Present Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. as Their Spring Musical

April 25, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—Just beyond the second star to the left in the sky lies Neverland, the place where Peter Pan and the lost boys live. The place where you never have to grow up. This is the setting for this year's Halsted Player’s spring musical.

Directed by Meg Penny, Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. is based on the play by J.M Barrie and the 1953 Disney film, with music that ...

Sparta High School Inducts First Class into National Arts Honor Society

SPARTA, NJ – The media center at Sparta High School was packed on Tuesday night for the first induction ceremony of the National Art Honor Society.  The inaugural class had 38 students, including 16 seniors. 

“I am very proud to say that the first induction of the students into the National Art Honor Society was a success,” Principal Janet Ferraro ...

Somerset, Ocean and Hunterdon Win NJ 4-H Horse Judging & Hippology Contests

April 26, 2018

AUGUSTA, N.J.— New Jersey 4-H members convened at the Sussex County fairgrounds, April 14 and 15 to put their horse knowledge to the test in the New Jersey 4-H Hippology and Horse Judging contests.

Somerset County came out on top in both contests in the senior division.

In the junior division a team from Ocean topped judging while Hunterdon won the hippology contest.

The hippology ...

Regional Travel Update - Gov. Murphy Announces Proposed NJTransit funding increase

April 26, 2018

Newark, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday spread a message of hope regarding future improvements to NJTransit services and infrastructure due to a proposed $242 million increase in funding for NJTransit for the 2019 fiscal year. 

At a press conference held at NJTransit’s Central Maintenance Facility on Doremus Avenue in Newark, Murphy, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, and other ...

Newton Proclaims April Donate Life Month

April 15, 2018

NEWTON, NJ – The Newton Town Council proclaimed April Donate Life month at the meeting on Monday, April 9.  Representatives from the New Jersey Sharing Network were on hand to accept the proclamation read by Mayor Wayne Levante.

Kelly Bonventre, manager of Philanthropy and Foundation Programs thanked the council for their support again this year.

“When people are educated ...

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Plane Crashes into Lake Aeroflex in Sussex County Park

April 23, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—A one-manned plane crashed into Lake Aeroflex in Kittatinny Valley State Park around 11:30 this morning.

“I heard the plane cut out, then I saw it turn left and flatten out, and then it landed in the lake,” passerby Justin Leyman said. “It took the rescue crews about a minute or so to get the pilot out of the lake."

The plane was completely ...

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Councilwoman Diglio: Council's Negotiation with Tax Exempt Properties

April 26, 2018

Dear Editor,

I was given a copy of a comment written by Wayne Levante in which he falsely states that I played a part in creating a 35% tax exempt issue over the last 20 years. I find that interesting since I have only been on Council for the last 8 years and Mr. Levante has been on Council with me for the last 4 years. Now for the facts: in 2000 the rate was 22.90% and in 2017, the rate was ...

Why Newton Needs Alex Majewski

Dear Editor,

Alex Majewski, currently running for Newton Town Council, is one of the most devoted and selfless individuals I have ever met.  I should know; I’m his wife. In this letter I could detail Alex’s hopes and plans for Newton, but I’ll leave that to him. Instead, I’d like to talk about his character.

Alex and I have been together for over six years and ...

7 Tips For Using Mirrors in Your NJ Home

Mirror, mirror on the wall, how to decorate with them, if at all? First of all, mirrors serve as the perfect complement to nearly any space, so should definitely be incorporated in your New Jersey home decorating.  Secondly, if used thoughtfully, mirrors add considerable value to a space both aesthetically and functionally. So how should you bring on the mirrors? Team Nest Builder offers ...

You Could WIN a New Roof Through No Roof Left Behind

If you live in Sussex, Morris or Warren County and your home needs a new roof, you’re in luck! Jeff Alte Jr. Roofing & Siding will be giving away a free roof to a family in one of these counties through the national No Roof Left Behind program.

Nominations are being accepted through May 31st online only.  Nominate yourself or anyone you know who needs a new roof. Nominees must ...

Buying a Home Is Cheaper Than Renting in Majority of US

Great news for first-time New Jersey home buyers! The results of the 2018 Rental Affordability Report from ATTOM show that buying a median-priced home is more affordable than renting a three-bedroom property in 54% of U.S. counties analyzed for the report.

The updated numbers show that renting a three-bedroom property in the United States requires an average of 38.8% of income.

The least ...

Home Buying Myths Slayed

Team Nest Builder wants YOU to know the truths about buying a New Jersey home!

Some Highlights:

The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%!

Despite mortgage interest rates being over 4%, rates are still below historic numbers.

88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months!

The credit score requirements for mortgage ...

Buy A Home To Build Your Family's Wealth

Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate, on average, by 3.6% per year and to grow by 18.2% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. Team Nest Builder wants you to understand what that means for homeowners and their equity positions.

As an example, let’s assume a young couple purchased and closed on a $250,000 home ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders April 25, 2018 Meeting

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders April 25, 2018 meeting video.


Reduce Your Risk for Colorectal Cancer

April 26, 2018

Morristown Medical Center’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center presents “Protecting Your Colorectal Health” on Tuesday, May 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion, 333 Mount Hope Avenue in Rockaway. Admission is free.

This popular, educational program presents an opportunity to hear up-to-date presentations from leading experts in ...

A Celebratory Welcome in Parsippany to the Inaugural Riders of the National Memorial Trail

April 26, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Thirteen Hundred Miles.  That's the distance of a loop uniting three 9/11 memorial locations:  The World Trade Center, The Pentagon and the Flight 93 Memorial.  That loop is now a bike trail and today in Parsippany, at the Morris County September 11th Memorial, a celebration was in order as the riders hit their 700 mile mark right here in Morris ...