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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 Character.org, 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 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.  

Newton Lenape Valley Ice Hockey Gets First Haas Cup Over Vernon

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Newton Lenape Valley took first rank Vernon in their first Haas Cup on Friday at Mennen Arena.  NLV had lost to Vernon the previous two times they met.  They were shut down by Vernon 8-1 in Feb and on New Year's Eve they lost 5-4.

This time was different.  NLV got on the board first with Andrew Dalessandro's goal on the assist from Liam ...

Newton Girls Basketball Sweep Past Warren Hills into the Finals

NEWTON, NJ—The sixth-seeded Newton High School Girls Basketball team swept second-seeded Warren Hills 55-42, in the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex semi-finals. 

Kaitlyn Lynch, Newton’s top scorer this season, led the Braves in their victory on Saturday in the Wallkill Valley Regional High School gym.

Lynch had 15 points, making five 2-pointers, one 3-pointer, and two foul shots.

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 ...

Veritable Victory for Crew 276 at Klondike

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 Municipal Offices Closed Feb 9

NEWTON,NJ - The Town of Newton municipal offices will be closed today, February 9 due to inclement weather.  

Please send information of other closures and cancelations to jdericks@tapinto.net. Updates will be published as information becomes available.

 

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 Township Council to Look Into Newton's Morris Lake Logging Plan

February 16, 2017

SPARTA, NJ  - Following action taken at the Newton Town Council meeting, Sparta residents brought their concerns about a new logging plan to the Sparta Township Council on Tuesday night.  The plan is to harvest 23.5 acres of trees at Morris Lake off  Glen Road.

The Town of Newton owns the property as part of their water system. 

At the Sparta meeting, Sylvia Opresnick ...

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 ...

Shoveling snow increases risk of heart attack in men

Researchers in Canada analyzed heart attack data from November to April of each year between 1981 and 2014 and found that 60% of deaths from heart attack during this time occurred in men. Further, the risk of dying increased as the amount of snow and number of hours it snowed increased.  Shoveling after a heavy snow fall (at least 8 inches) that lasted more than 24 hours increased the ...

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 ...

Hidden In Plain Sight to be held in Sparta March 9, 2017

February 22, 2017

 

Sparta Middle School is hosting “Hidden in Plain Sight” on Thursday, March 9  at 7 p.m..  Presented by the Center for Prevention and Counseling, this exhibit and presentation to prevent youth drug misuse is suitable for parents and other adult community members who work with or care about young people.  

An exhibit of a teenager’s bedroom will be ...

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 ...