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Varsity Letter Bill Co-Sponsored by Oroho Passes Out of Senate Committee

January 17, 2017

NEWTON, NJ - Legislation co-sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to extend opportunities to earn varsity letters to high school students that participate in competitive activities other than athletics was advanced by the Senate Education Committee.

“Students who are part of science or music clubs take so much pride in competing for their school,” Senator ...

National Honor Society Inducts Largest Class in History of Newton High School

NEWTON, NJ—The National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony of new members on January 4, in the Newton High School auditorium.

This year’s induction is the largest class of inductees, with 45 new members, that the NHS has had since it received its first charter at Newton High School in 1949 and held its first candlelight ceremony in 1957.

There are 21 current ...

Newton Board of Education: Three New Members Sworn in at Re-organization Meeting

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Board of Education swore in three new members and re-elected its President and Vice President for the upcoming year at the annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday.

Incumbent Anthony Neggers and returning board members Ed Caffrey and Ray Morris were sworn in by Business Administrator/Board Secretary.  Each will be serving a three-year term.

Following the ...

Newton Girls Basketball Lose to Morris Knolls by Two

January 18, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School Girls Basketball team lost by two points to Morris Knolls 31-29, when they played them away on Friday, January 13.

Leading the Braves in scoring were Jasmine Luciani and Kaitlyn Lynch, who each put up nine points on the board.

Luciani made two 2-pointers, one 3-pointer, and two foul shots, while Lynch made two 2-pointers and five foul ...

Newton Boys Basketball Loses by Less Than 10 to Morris Knolls

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School Boys Basketball team lost against Morris Knolls 66-57, when they played them home on Thursday, January 12.

Jason Heter led the Braves in points against Morris Knolls, contributing 32 to the scoreboard. He made 12 2-pointers, one 3-pointers, and five foul shots.

Charlie Maker was the Brave with the second highest points in the game, contributing 12, ...

Newton Wrestling Team Loses Close Match to Jefferson

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School Wrestling Team lost a close match against Jefferson 34-26 when they played them home on Thursday, January 12.

The results of the matches are as follows:

Weight Class 106: Nico Celentabo (J) won over Aidan Bartsch (N) in a 11-8 decision
Weight Class 113: Ryan Richards (J) won over Julian Sibblies (N) with an 11-2 Major decision
Weight Class 120: ...

Retired Newton Police Officer Honored in Proclamation by Town Council

January 9, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—In front of a large crowd, the Town Council of Newton honored retired Newton police officer Frank E. Philhower, Jr. at the council meeting on Monday.  He was thanked for his dedication and service to the town.

In giving Philhower his retirement badge, Chief Michael Richards of the Newton Police Department said a few words.  Philhower was also given an award from the ...

Newton Board of Education: Three New Members Sworn in at Re-organization Meeting

January 6, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Board of Education swore in three new members and re-elected its President and Vice President for the upcoming year at the annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday.

Incumbent Anthony Neggers and returning board members Ed Caffrey and Ray Morris were sworn in by Business Administrator/Board Secretary.  Each will be serving a three-year term.

Following the ...

Wexler Associates: Local Computer Fix-it

January 9, 2017

SPARTA, NJ - A local man can help you find the answer to computer problems that plague nearly everyone at one time or another.  Shelby Wexler began fixing computers while attending Caldwell College [now Caldwell University] “because I found my college’s IT department wasn’t around 24/7 to the students in the dorm.”

After graduation, Wexler was hired on a short-term ...

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Newton Police Officer Sworn in At Town Council Meeting

January 16, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—In front of his family, friends, the town council, and his fellow officers, Steven Van Nieuwland was sworn in as a member of the Newton Police Department during the council meeting on Monday.

His wife and two daughters held the Bible. Deputy Mayor Wayne Levante read the oath to Van Nieuwland, as he repeated the words loud for everyone in attendance to hear.

Once ...

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Sparta Police: House Fire on Maple Parkway

January 10, 2017

SPARTA, NJ - Two dogs appear to have been lost in a house fire on Maple Parkway on Tuesday.  Police report the homeowner of 64  Maple Parkway was initially unaware that the left side  of his home was on fire when Cpl. Frank Schomp  arrived around 3:25 p.m.

Schomp, responding to several  911 calls about the fire,  was able to convince the homeowner to leave, police ...

The Epidemic of Opiate Abuse

January 17, 2017

I do not agree with the Governor on much, but I am happy to hear that he has decided to work on drug issues in his final year of office. In our state and in my ex-rural region of Sussex County opioid abuse continues to be a major issue, but it has become now more of a national issue. According to The New York Times, “Opioid addiction is America’s 50-state epidemic.”  ...

‘Our Stories Have Power’ Recovery Community Messaging Training

January 18, 2017

Are you someone now living in recovery from addiction to alcohol or other drugs?  Do you love someone with a substance use disorder?  Would you like to learn people-first language about addiction and recovery, leaving all the stigma-laden discourse behind?  Join thousands of others who have sharpened their skills as recovery communicators, telling their story with a purpose, ...

Former Quarterdeck Inn Site Set To Transform Into 105 Room Hotel LBI

January 17, 2017

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - The owner and developer of two distinctive properties in Stafford and LBI plans to erect a 105 room Victorian style hotel at the former site of the Quarter Deck Inn at the entrance to Long Beach Island in Ship Bottom.   The plans were approved a few years ago for the large hotel but the owner decided to moderately renovate the Quarterdeck building and develop it into the ...