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Newton Area Alumni Earn Accolades and Degrees

August 11, 2018

NEWTON, NJ -  Many area students have received accolades and degrees from their colleges and universities.

Amanda Schoen graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts.  Schoen earned a place on the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester.

The University of Mount Union ...

After Outpouring of Support Sussex Freeholders Plan Another Meeting on McGuire Campus with SCCC, Newton Town Council, Sussex Tech

NEWTON, NJ — The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting on Wednesday was standing room only with people spilling out to the hall. The crowd was drawn to the meeting because of anticipated discussion of the Sussex County Community College’s plans to convert the McGuire property on the Newton green to a downtown campus.

The meeting began, however, with the Freeholders ...

Sussex County Freeholders to Vote on SCCC McGuire Campus

NEWTON, NJ — The former home of McGuire Chevrolet seems to be just the right home for Sussex County Community College’s mechanical and culinary programs. But apparently not everyone thinks so.

The Board of Chosen Freeholders will be voting on three ordinances at the meeting on Wednesday, regarding the specific language of the bonds anticipated to fund the Sussex County ...

International Overdose Awareness Day Event To Be Held on Newton Green

August 5, 2018

NEWTON, NJ — The Sussex County Recovery Advocacy team of NCADD-NJ and the Center for Prevention and Counseling will host a Candlelight Vigil and Name Reading Ceremony in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day on Friday, August 31, on the Newton green.

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event that is held on August 31 each year. The event aims to raise awareness ...

Coalition for Healthy & Safe Communities Announces A New Sports Initiative for Young Athletes

NEWTON, NJ—A Program of the Center for Prevention & Counseling Center, the Coalition for Healthy & Safe Communities has announced a new prevention initiative which will address the use of opioid pain relivers for sports-related injuries among young athletes.

According to the Center, “This initiative compliments New Jersey Department of Education’s recent commitment to ...

Young Sparta Woman Nears End of 4000 Mile Run for Cancer

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta High School alumnae and athlete is running across the country to raise awareness and funds for young adults with cancer.  Claire Romine is running as part of a 25-member Team Baltimore with 4K for Cancer. She began the trip on June 17 in San Francisco and is anticipated to arrive in Baltimore on August 4.

Romine is running for her mom, Kathy, who was ...

Outdoor Movie Nights at Memory Park in Newton

August 9, 2018

NEWTON, NJ- The Town of Newton will be showing Despicable Me 3 on August 10 at 8 p.m. at Memory Park. Admission is free.  There will be food trucks and picnicking will be allowed but no alcohol will be permitted.

Jumanji will be shown of August 24 at Memory Park. 

'A Journey Through Arts & Music' Open-Mic Event to be Held at the Center

NEWTON, NJ — The Center for Prevention & Counseling will host a sober event called “Journey Through Arts & Music,” or JAM on Saturday, August 11 beginning at 6 p.m.

This completely sober event is held on the second Saturday of every month and is open to the public. It is held at the local Recover Community Center called “The Center,” which is located at ...

Newton Pool Cancels Session 3 Swim Lessons

NEWTON, NJ – Town of Newton officials have cancelled session three swim lessons.  The statement included an apology to anyone interested in the session.  They explained “due to lifeguard exit dates for the 2018 pool season, we cannot accommodate the two week session.”

Any questions can be directed to pool@newtontownhall.com. 

Newton Third Quarter Tax Deadline

August 13, 2018

NEWTON, NJ – Town of Newton officials remind residents the third quarter tax payment deadline has been extended to August 14.  If taxes are not paid by August 14 interest will revert back to August 1.

Aboard Guided-Missile Submarine, Newton Alumni Plays a Key Role in Unique Navy Mission

SILVERDALE, WA. – A 2006 Newton High School graduate and Newton, New Jersey, native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a crew working aboard a unique guided-missile submarine, USS Ohio, one of only four in the Navy’s fleet.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Frolich, a sonar technician on a submarine, serves aboard the submarine based at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in Washington, not ...

Map for Newton Town Wide Garage Sale August 3, 4 and 5

NEWTON, NJ - The Town of Newton will be hosting a town wide garage sale on August 3, 4 and 5.  Maps are available at the police station or municipal clerk's office at 39 Trinity Street or through this link.

Monmouth At The Team Horse Show Set To Jump Into Action

August 13, 2018

GLADSTONE, N.J. — Competition at Monmouth at the Team begins Monday, Aug. 13 with pony classes, equitation competition and breeding classes. The show is being held at Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation, and runs through Aug. 20.

Action gets underway 7 a.m. each day.

Eastern Hay is the sponsor of Monmouth at the Team’s $5,000 USHJA National Hunter ...

Vendors & Crafters Sought for Roxbury's Home for the Holidays Street Festival

August 3, 2018

It’s never too hot and humid to think “holidays”!  Vendor/crafter registration is now open for Roxbury’s 4th Annual Home for the Holidays street festival scheduled for Saturday, December 1st.  Go to www.roxburynj.us/holidays to get registration form.  Vendors are encouraged to register early – see registration form for early bird ...

Aerial Mosquito Larviciding in Sussex County

August 2, 2018

NEWTON, NJ- Town of Newton officials have announced aerial mosquito larviciding will continue through August 3 between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m.  The Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Mosquito Control is conducting the application by plane.

Officials note it is not a liquid or aerosol spray, nor is it directed at adult mosquitoes.  It is to reduce future adult ...

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Sparta Police: Traffic Stop Yields Stolen Property

August 13, 2018

SPARTA, NJ — A man from Dingman’s Ferry Pennsylvania, pulled over on Route 15 is facing charges after police found a “large role of copper wire,” in the car, police said.

On August 2 around 7 p.m. officer Steven Guido stopped Colton Lee Greene, 22 for failing to signal a lane change. When speaking with Greene the officer saw the ball of copper partially hidden under a ...

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Wed, August 15, 12:00 PM

MAYO Performing Arts Center, Morristown

The Power of Nine - Fine Art Exhibit by the ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, August 18, 8:00 AM

Newton Moose Lodge, Fredon

Newton Moose Lodge Sunday Breakfasts

Food & Drink

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Wed, August 22, 10:00 AM

Sparta United Methodist Church, Sparta

Sparta UMC Thrift Shop Bag Sale

Giving Back

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Wed, August 22, 12:00 PM

MAYO Performing Arts Center, Morristown

The Power of Nine - Fine Art Exhibit by the ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, August 25, 8:00 AM

Newton Moose Lodge, Fredon

Newton Moose Lodge Sunday Breakfasts

Food & Drink

Sat, August 25, 10:00 AM

Sussex County Library, E. Louise Childs Branch, Stanhope

Path to Employment: Starting Your Job Search

Business & Finance

Franklin Police: Former Newton Man Caught Trying to Cash Friend's Stolen Check

August 9, 2018

FRANKLIN, NJ – A former Newton resident was picked up on charges of theft after trying to deposit a check that had already been deposited.  According to Franklin Borough police, Terry Baughman, 27, took a check from a friend’s home in East Stroudburg, Pennsylvania and tried to deposit it into the Chase Bank in Franklin.

According to police Baughman did not have a current ...

Frequently Asked Questions About SCCC's Plans for the McGuire Property in Newton

August 6, 2018

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SUSSEX COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S PLANS FOR THE MCGUIRE PROPERTY IN NEWTON

In talking with people around the county, we have frequently heard the same questions asked.  To better inform people about the project, we have provided answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs).

FAQS ON PURCHACE OF THE MCGUIRE PROPERTY BY SUSSEX COUNTY ...

News Reporter Attacked in New Brunswick Courtroom

August 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - While working in her role as a reporter covering the courts in New Brunswick, a female journalist from NJ Advance Media, a media group represented locally by nj.com and The Star Ledger, was assaulted by another woman following the trial of Tejay Johnson.  A three-year member of the Rutgers University football team, Johnson was one of three former ...

One-Seat Rides on Raritan Valley Line to be Temporarily Discontinued, NJ TRANSIT Announces

REGION, NJ — Off-peak, one-seat rides on the Raritan Valley Line to Penn Station New York will be temporarily discontinued starting Sept. 4, NJ TRANSIT announced Friday. Service is expected to resume in early 2019, the company said in its press release. During that time, all passengers will have to change trains in Newark.

The change comes as NJ TRANSIT continues the installation of ...

10 Questions to Ask When Buying a Waterfront Home

Do you drool over Lake Mohawk homes? Find yourself dreaming of a home on Lake Hopatcong? Turn green with envy over Green Pond houses? What are you waiting for? Start your search for a waterfront home now! But before signing on the dotted line, gain answers to these 10 questions:

1. Can you procure an adequate loan?

Before you fall in love with the ...

OPEN HOUSE 8/5 Sparta Sunset Lakes 4BR Colonial w/ Pool

You'll adore this lovely 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom Colonial home perched on the top of a knoll in one of Sparta's most sought-after neighborhoods:  Sunset Lakes. See 72 Morning Star Drive for yourself at our OPEN HOUSE Sunday, August 5th from 1-3pm!

Make this YOUR home and you'll enjoy an in-ground pool with spa in total privacy in the beautifully landscaped ...

4 Tips For Buying Land For Your Business

You know you’re ready to open or expand your business, and you’re wondering, “Should I rent space? Or buy commercial property and build?"  Purchasing a property helps you enjoy higher flexibility and freedom, but the search for commercial property that suits your needs can be difficult. Here, Team Nest Builder offers tips to ease the process:

Location, Location, ...

Have a Blast on a Budget at the NJ State Fair

So you want to get out of your house and hit the 2018 New Jersey State Fair Sussex County Farm & Horse Show, but you can’t afford a hit to your wallet? Team Nest Builder offers these helpful tips for taming your spend:

Admit One

There’s loads of admission savings--just plan for your day!

Are you a veteran or active in the military? Show your ID for free ...

5 Ways to Commute to New York City from New Jersey

Thinking of finding a New Jersey home and commuting to work in New York City? Here, Team Nest Builder offers an evaluation of 5 methods of making the commute--read on to get moving!

Follow the PATH

Fast and cheap, the PATH Subway connects Newark, Hoboken and Jersey City to Manhattan Midtown and the World Trade Center. With stops at 9th, 14th, 23rd and 33rd St, it’s super convenient to ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders August 8 Meeting VIDEO

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders August 8, 2018 meeting video.

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This Week at Pass It Along - August 6

Below is a weekly update of free programs offered by Pass It Along. A majority of the following programs repeat each week. For more information and how to register, click the title of each opportunity.

Week of August 6, 2018.

Hot Topics – Monday, August 6 at 6:00 pm at the Pass It Along Youth Center • Teens engage in conversations about a variety of issues facing them ...

Lake Mohawk Filled for the 9th Annual Pass It Along Triathlon!

Driving through the streets of the Lake Mohawk Country Club on a daily basis provide a scenic view of Lake Mohawk, along with the quiet hum of community happenings. However, the 9th Annual Pass It Along Triathlon brought action on Saturday, July 29, 2018, as hundreds of participants raced through the streets both on bike and foot.

Over 350 participants took part of the triathlon, ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 19

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find some can’t-miss back to school tips for parents and students, learn about a new treatment for brain injury, see which Atlantic Health System medical center is the only one in New Jersey to make a new, national list, find out how to avoid “avocado hand,” and much more!

 

Last Call for Jets v Giants Tickets with Sparta Spartan Youth Football and Cheer

August 13, 2018

Join the Sparta Spartan Youth Football and Cheer program at MetLife Stadium on Friday August 24 at 7:30 p.m. 

Email Spartansnj@gmail.com for tickets.  Tickets are $50 for 200 level endzone seats

News Reporter Attacked in New Brunswick Courtroom

August 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - While working in her role as a reporter covering the courts in New Brunswick, a female journalist from NJ Advance Media, a media group represented locally by nj.com and The Star Ledger, was assaulted by another woman following the trial of Tejay Johnson.  A three-year member of the Rutgers University football team, Johnson was one of three former ...