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Attendees Refuse to Wear Masks, Newton Board of Education Meeting Cut Short

September 15, 2021

NEWTON, NJ—It was a short meeting on Tuesday for the Newton Board of Education when two members of the public refused to wear a mask.  The in-person meeting was held in the high school cafeteria. As of July 1, according to Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 253 all people in a school building must wear a mask. 

Fifteen minutes into the meeting on Tuesday, two attendees ...

Newton Area Alumni Campus News- August 25, 2021

NEWTON, NJ – Newton area alumni have earned accolades and degrees from their colleges and universities.

Olivia Maikisch earned a Master of Arts degree in literary studies from Bucknell University in Lewisville, Pennsylvania.

Micah Meskowitz earned a Master of Science degree in physics from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Allyson Isherwood earned a Masters from Saint ...

Sussex County COVID-19 September 20, 2021

September 20, 2021

SUSSEX, NJ The Sussex County officials reported on September 20 there were 133 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths, in their first report since September 17.

As of September 20, there were a total of 16,229 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 318 deaths and 15,446 recovered coronavirus patients. Five prior reported positive cases have been re-assigned out of the county.

In ...

Sussex County National Alliance on Mental Illness Offers Free Class for Parents/Caregivers Providing Care for Youth Experiencing Mental Health Symptoms

September 14, 2021

NAMI Basics is a 6-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. This program is free to participants. The course is taught by a trained team with lived experience raising a child with a mental health condition. They know what you’re going through because they've been there ...

Town of Newton to Hold Tax Sale

September 16, 2021

NEWTON, NJ – Town of Newton officials announce a sale of properties delinquent on taxes and other municipal charges from 2020 and prior years.  The sale will be an online auction on October 13, 2021.   

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Sussex County Tour de Farm 2021 Visited Nine Farms

September 17, 2021

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Bicycle riders toured nine farms on the 2021 Tour de Farm Sussex County event on September 4.  Riders had the opportunity to meet the farmers and sample their food.  Fossil Farms provided “a world-class, incredibly prepared” breakfast to kick off the day, tour organizer Mitch Morrison said.

At the end of the tour riders returned to Lusscroft Farm ...

Here is the Newton High School Sports Schedule for Week of September 20

September 19, 2021

NEWTON, NJ – With fall sports in full swing, here are then Newton High School varsity games for the week of September 20. 

Home varsity games:

Thursday – Boys soccer hosts Phillipsburg at 4:30 p.m.
Friday – Field hockey hosts North Warren Regional at 3:30 p.m.
Friday – Girls tennis hosts Wallkill Valley Regional at Merriam Avenue courts at 4 ...

Newton High School Sports Teams' Wins and Losses for the Week of September 13

NEWTON, NJ – Newton High School varsity teams’ scores from the week of September 13.

Monday – girls soccer lost to Mount Olive 7-0
Tuesday – girls tennis lost to High Point 3-2
Tuesday – field hockey beat Kittatinny 6-0
Wednesday – girls soccer lost to Lenape Valley 8-2
Wednesday – boys soccer beat Vernon 3-0
Thursday – girls tennis ...

Community Organizations Launch Free Tutoring for Newark NJ Students This Week

September 13, 2021

NEWARK, NJ---TAPintoTV spoke with Jared Taillefer, the Executive Director of Great Oaks Legacy Charter School, Rev David Jefferson of Metropolitan Baptist Church, and Destiny McFarlane, the Tutorial Manager of the Newark Unites Program, about the Newark Unites Tutoring Program which launches this week.

The Newark Unites Tutoring Center provides free, high dosage tutoring and academic support ...

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How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

Newton Woman Charged in Paterson Murder Conspiracy

September 20, 2021

NEWTON, NJ – A Newton woman was arrested last week on murder charges according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s office. Jenna Peselli, 24 was the fifth person to be charged in the conspiracy that led to the murder of 21-year-old Newark resident Jose Figueroa, prosecutor’s office said.

Peselli surrendered to Paterson police on September 13 where she was charged with murder ...

Disputes Michael Schnackenberg's Letter about Overdose Awareness Vigil

September 15, 2021

The Many Lies of Michael Schnackenberg 

Something is rotten in the State of Sussex - enter left-wing radical blogger Michael Schnackenberg. This time he is using addiction as a political hit piece. He continues to perpetuate false narratives and blatant lies against elected County Commissioners and state legislators. This is the same individual who openly calls for killing of elected ...

A Marines’ 9/11

The 20th anniversary of 9-11 is tomorrow. 20 years ago I was a Marine Lieutenant in the 24th MEU doing interdiction operations on the border of Macedonia and Kosovo. My Company Commander radioed me from the Battalion HQ that a catastrophe happened in NYC and that thousands were dead. He told me to bring all platoons into the perimeter and put the company at “stand to” which means 100% ...

'A Day Like Any Other' - 20th Year Remembrance Ceremony Held at Sussex County Community College

September 13, 2021

NEWTON, NJ—Saturday, September 11, 2021, started out just like any other day. The sun was shining and the sky was blue.

On this day, 20 years ago, people left their homes and families and headed to work and school for the day. However, this day, that started out just like any other day, turned into a day the world would never forget.

The 20th anniversary of the September 11 ...

'Let's Roll' - Cranbury Resident Todd Beamer Helped to Retake United Flight 93 on September 11th, 2001

September 11, 2021

CRANBURY, NJ -  On September 11th, 2001 a Cranbury resident was one of the many brave passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 who tried to take control of the hijacked plane and crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Todd Beamer had lived in Cranbury for a year with his wife and two children before being killed in the crash.

Beamer was born in Flint, Michigan in 1968. He graduated ...

New Program Supports Trauma Survivors, Promotes Prevention

September 20, 2021

Project Self-Sufficiency announces the October launch of a new workshop and discussion series, “Pizza & PACEs”, designed to facilitate the conversation about issues surrounding Positive & Adverse Childhood Experiences (PACEs).  Trauma experts and guest speakers will address the impact of adverse childhood experiences on social, emotional, and cognitive development, and ...

Discuss Child Sexual Assault Prevention at Free Workshop

Teens and adults are invited to learn about the prevention of child sexual assault at free online training sessions offered on the third Tuesday of each month; the next session will be held September 21st, 3:00 p.m.  The workshop is offered via Zoom by the Enough Abuse Campaign, a cooperative effort of Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey, Project Self-Sufficiency and the Sussex Warren Partnership ...

Sussex County Cancels 2021 Harvest, Honey and Garlic Festival

The 2021 Harvest, Honey & Garlic Festival, which was planned at the Sussex County  Fairgrounds for Oct. 9, has been canceled due to increasing COVID-19 infections  countywide. 

The no-cost, annual, family-friendly happening celebrates agritourism, ecotourism  and arts and heritage tourism within Sussex County. At past festivals, in addition to an  array of garlic ...

Is the Number of Homes for Sale Finally Growing?


Is the Number of Homes for Sale Finally Growing?

An important metric in today’s residential real estate market is the number of homes available for sale. The shortage of available housing inventory is the major reason for the double-digit price appreciation we’ve seen in each of the last two years. It’s the reason many would-be purchasers are frustrated ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

September 18, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...

The Art of (Interrupting) Conversation

A person with bad manners is one who tries to interrupt when you’re talking or talk when you are interrupting.
- Cartoon in Esquire Magazine

I recently received a random text message from an acquaintance of mine. I was in the middle of an important conversation with my wife when my phone started buzzing in my pocket, disrupting my train of thought which, if I could remember any of it, ...

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

'Let's Roll' - Cranbury Resident Todd Beamer Helped to Retake United Flight 93 on September 11th, 2001

September 11, 2021

CRANBURY, NJ -  On September 11th, 2001 a Cranbury resident was one of the many brave passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 who tried to take control of the hijacked plane and crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Todd Beamer had lived in Cranbury for a year with his wife and two children before being killed in the crash.

Beamer was born in Flint, Michigan in 1968. He graduated ...