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Newton Robotics Compete at Bridgewater-Raritan High School

March 24, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Newton Varsity Robotics Team 3142 Aperture had another eventful weekend competing at Bridgewater-Raritan High School. Opening ceremony began on schedule and then out came the robots with their respective drive teams.

Team 3142 Aperture however shocked the crowd as their drive team strutted onto the field wearing the formerly retired lab coats.  Previous teams ...

Sparta High School Students Learn Life Lessons from Holocaust Survivor

SPARTA, NJ – The auditorium was silent as Sparta High School students listened to their guest speaker tell his story of surviving the Holocaust.  On Friday morning, the freshmen class and History of Genocide students were attentive and even emotional as Eric Mayer condensed an incredible lifetime into one hour.

"Because all of our 9th-grade students read Elie Wiesel's book, ...

Thorlabs Scientist Visits Newton High School Students

NEWTON, NJ -Thorlabs employee and senior materials scientist, Dr. Mohammed Saad visited our very own Newton High School on Tuesday, March 5. During his visit, students were able to ask Saad many questions about 3D printing on the ISS and also speak with him about this year’s FIRST Robotics competition DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE.

With over 30 years of experience in optical materials and ...

Sparta Special Olympics Athletes Compete at CRASH P

March 21, 2019

PRINCETON, NJ – Sparta Special Olympics athletes competed at Princeton University’s Charles River Association Sculling – Princeton or CRASH P rowing competition earlier this month.  Before competing in Princeton the team had to battle against the snow. 

The forecast on the eve of their competition called for snow and causing the district to cancel the bus ...

Winning Season for Sussex County Tech Bowling Team

SPARTA, NJ – The Sussex County Technical High School varsity bowling team brought home the hardware this season.  They finished the regular season 15-0.  While that is notable their list of accomplishments continued.

The Mustangs won the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex championship for the fourth year with Joey Steele their top scorer for the day. At Sparta Lanes, Steele put up 714 to ...

Newton Girls Basketball Season Ends in Heartbreaking Loss to Westwood

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School girls basketball team ended their season when they lost to top-seeded Westwood 43-38 on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 1, Group 2 tournament.

The Braves came out strong, scoring 11 points in the first quarter to Westwood’s nine and then ties the top-seed with seven points each in the second before heading into ...

Newton's Weekend Bag Program Partners with Sojihuggles to Help Kids in Sussex County

March 16, 2019

NEWTON, NJ—The Weekend Bag Program created by Newton High School junior Isobel Costello, has partnered with Sojihuggles.

The mission of the group with the funny name, according to their website is to “provide underprivileged children with basic necessities so they may grow and take advantage of opportunities, allowing them to thrive, experience purpose in life, and ...

Sparta Township Council Honors 40 Years of Service on Ambulance Squad

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township Council honored Jeff Hookway for having served as an EMT with the Sparta Ambulance Squad for 40 years. Mayor Molly Whilesmith read a proclamation at the township council meeting on Tuesday night with a crowd in the audience.

Hookway began his service in 1977.  He has held a number of leadership positions including First Lieutenant, Treaurer, Captain, CFO ...

Sussex Tech Chefs Compete in Culinary Throwdown

March 22, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – It was serious fun on Thursday at the Sussex Technical High School’s Culinary Throwdown.  This year the four teams of students and mentors had to create their menu around the special secret ingredient – shrimp.

Before the announcement of the special ingredient or protein, the students gathered their kitchen tools from a table at the side of the room.  ...

Newton High School Players Carry the Banner in Newsies

NEWTON, NJ—The cast of Newton High School presents “the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged ‘newsies’ in the show based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story. When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the ...

Newton’s Spring Street Filled with Little Leprechauns and Pots of Gold for St. Patrick’s Day Annual Parade

NEWTON, NJ—Despite the snowflakes throughout the morning set up of the parade, the sun finally came out just in time to start the parade. Residents from Newton, Sparta, Andover, Green, and all over Sussex County gathered on Spring Street, dressed in green for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

This year was Sussex County’s 16th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and ...

Rep. Gottheimer Holds Roundtable on Sussex County Tourism

March 20, 2019

VERNON, NJ – Looking to bring more tourist to the region, along with their tourism dollars, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer held a round table on the ground of Mountain Creek on Monday.

Mayors, local business owners, the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce and N.J. Assemblyman Parker Space attended the meeting to discuss the current climate of tourism in Sussex and Warren ...

The History of Daylight Saving Time; Clock Change Begins on Sunday Morning

NATIONAL -- Daylight Saving Time adds 1 hour to standard time (at 2:00 a.m.) to make better use of daylight and conserve energy. It is observed in over 70 countries worldwide, although the beginning and end dates vary from country to country. Arizona and Hawaii are the only states that do not observe daylight saving time.

 “Fast Time,” the original name for Daylight Saving ...

Elderly Trotting Stallion Finds New Home In Georgia With Help Of SRF

March 22, 2019

CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — Trial Victory, a 27-year-old son of Valley Victory, now has a home to live out his last few years.

In February, the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) was made aware the elderly stallion was in a “kill pen” in Tennessee, and was about to be shipped for slaughter.

Just 15.1 hands, small, very quiet and mannerly, there isn't a thing about him ...

Baby Cough Syrup + Mucus Recalled Due to Possible Health Risk

March 21, 2019

DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus is being recalled due to potential contamination, announced the FDA. Kingston Pharma has recalled Lot KL180157 of its 2-fluid ounce (59ML) bottles due to potential contamination of Bacillus cereus/Bacillus circulans, they said.

According to the press release regarding the recall, the bottles of DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + ...

Public Health Alert: Potential Measles Exposure at Newark Liberty International Airport

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Department of Health officials have warned that passengers that traveled through Newark Airport between March 4 at 9:00 p.m. and March 5 at 9:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles and could develop symptoms as late as March 26.

According to the health alert issued on Monday, the carrier of the highly contagious disease arrived in Terminal C at Newark Liberty ...

Newton Students Learn of Bullying's Tragic Results

It's a Bracelet Kind of Life

NEWTON, NJ - A mother’s pain has turned an unfortunate tragedy into a message that everyone should learn and never forget. On June 14, 2017, Mallory Grossman took her own life due to extreme bullying. Her mother Diane Grossman has been on a mission ever since.

She came to Halsted Middle School on March 12 to share Mallory’s story and the messages ...

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Sparta Police: Suspended Driver Causes Four Car Crash

March 19, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – Only one minor injury was reported in a four car accident but the driver that caused it is facing charges.  On March 15 around 2:30 p.m. Officer Jonathan Poon was called to the scene of the accident at the intersection of White Lake Road and Route 15, police report.

Poon found a silver Honda Odyssey driven by Nicole McCallum, 33 failed to stop causing a chain reaction ...

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Sun, March 24, 11:00 AM

American Legion Post 278, Stanhope

Tri-County Youth Darts Workshop

Arts & Entertainment

Tue, March 26, 7:00 PM

Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey Paramus Service Center, Paramus

Summer Camp Information NIght

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Sat, March 30, 10:00 AM

Littell Center, Franklin

Vendor & Crafter Fun Fair

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Sat, March 30, 10:00 AM

Littell Center, Franklin

Vendor & Crafter Fun Fair

Sun, April 7, 2:00 PM

Jockey Hollow Camp, Mendham

Jockey Hollow Day Camp Open House

Other

Sun, April 7, 2:00 PM

Lake Rickabear Day Camp, Kinnelon

Lake Rickabear Day Camp Open House

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Fri, April 12, 5:00 PM

Sparta High School, Sparta

Sparta High School Hosts Third Annual Jazz ...

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Fri, April 26, 6:30 PM

Lake Mohawk Counrty Club, Sparta

DASI 35th Anniversary Gala

Giving Back

Sun, April 28, 2:00 PM

Jockey Hollow Day Camp, Mendham

Jockey Hollow Day Camp Open House

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Chow Down for Charity: Jersey Mike’s will Donate 100% of Proceeds Wednesday

March 23, 2019

Whether it’s a Chipotle Cheese Steak (#43), Original Italian (#13) or any other one of your favorite Jersey Mike’s sandwiches, the shop will give 100% of proceeds from your order to a local charity of its choosing this Wednesday, March 27, during the company’s annual Day of Giving.

Each of the 78 Jersey Mike’s Subs shops in New Jersey is participating, partnering ...

Sparta High School Store Wins National Gold

March 17, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – The school store at Sparta High School has earned national recognition.  The DECA Chapter School-based Enterprise, known as the school store, was awarded Gold Level DECA Certification 2019 according to DECA teacher Sandra Chiappini.

The Sparta High School team includes John Macones, Harrison Schon and Josh Williams.  Macones served as the store manager this ...

Parker Space Supports Howard Burrell for Sussex County Community College Trustee

March 18, 2019

To the Editor:

I recently sent a letter to the members of the Sussex County Freeholder Board asking them to appoint Howard Burrell as a Trustee of the Sussex County Community College. 

From what I’ve been reading in press accounts, it looks to me like somebody on the inside is blocking Howard’s appointment.  What makes it worse is that they are using politics as ...

Rutgers Faculty Authorize Union to Strike

March 23, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University officials say they are "making progress" with the labor union representing faculty, but still the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers - representing 4,800 full-time faculty and graduate employees - is considering a first-ever strike.

University officials say they have met 33 times with the ...

School Bus Drivers May Soon Be Able to Administer an EpiPen Under Diegnan Bill  

Trenton, NJ – Legislation authorizing school bus drivers to administer epinephrine in emergency situations, passed the New Jersey Senate earlier this week.  The bill, S-1960, was sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (D-Middlesex).

“We allow parents at home and nurses at school to administer an EpiPen, but state law doesn’t address what happens if the student ...

NJ Governor, Legislature, Announce Legal Marijuana Agreement

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Sen. Nicholas Scutari and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano announced an agreement on the broad outlines of legislation to legalize adult-use marijuana in New Jersey this week.

“Legalizing adult-use marijuana is a monumental step to reducing disparities in our criminal justice ...

Former Westfield Priest Accused of Sex Abuse Shot Dead, Authorities Say

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 70-year-old man who served as a priest in the town and was later accused of sex abuse was found shot dead at his home in Nevada, authorities said.

Officers found John Capparelli with a gunshot wound to his neck at his residence in Henderson, Nevada, on Saturday, a spokesperson for the Clark County Coroner-Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed on ...

You Could Win A Free New Roof For Your Home

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

No Roof Left Behind is a nationwide program that gives folks in the community a way to help ...

Increase Your Family’s Wealth Through Home Ownership

Know this:  Unless you’re living somewhere rent-free, you’re paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to use your monthly housing costs to increase your family’s wealth.  Team Nest Builder explains how this works:

Every month you pay your mortgage, ...

OPEN HOUSE Sunday: Beautiful Sparta 4BR Colonial on Quiet Cul-de-Sac

It’s your lucky day! You’ve just found the beautiful, nature-surrounded 4BR home you’ve been seeking--but you’ll have to act quickly or it’ll disappear! Welcome to 6 Arielle Way in Sparta!  Check it out this St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17th from 1 p.m. - 3.p.m. at our OPEN HOUSE!

This 4BR, 2.5 bathroom move-in-ready colonial sits on 2.65 acres on a ...

Coming Soon: Beautiful, Move-In Ready Sparta 4BR Colonial on Quiet Cul-De-Sac

It’s your lucky day! You’ve just found the beautiful, nature-surrounded 4BR home you’ve been seeking--but you’ll have to act quickly or it’ll disappear! Welcome to 6 Arielle Way in Sparta!  Check it out this St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17th from 1 p.m. - 3.p.m. at our OPEN HOUSE!

This 4BR, 2.5 bathroom move-in-ready colonial sits on 2.65 acres on a ...

4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Spring

Spring has sprung, and it’s a great time to buy a New Jersey home! Here Team Nest Builder provides four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting.

Prices Will Continue to Rise

CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices appreciated by 4.4% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.6% over ...

For Parents Like Me, Pot Legalization in New Jersey is a Dilemma

I like Gov. Phil Murphy, but he's making a liar out of me. Me and millions of parents. For a couple of generations now, mothers and fathers have been warning children about the dangers of pot smoking. Now the governor comes along and tells them there is no Santa Claus.

I’ve been warning my children about pot for 20 years. That’s not exaggeration. It started when my ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 25

On this week’s AtlantiCast, Fortune Magazine names Atlantic Health System a Best Place to Work, find the newest locations to access care through Atlantic Health, Morristown and Overlook medical centers earn national recognition for quality and the lowdown on whether or not fitness wearables are a fashion statement or a must-have for your next workout.

 

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders March 13, 2019 Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders March 13, 2019 Meeting Video

 

Volunteer Tutors Needed for High School Equivalency Program

March 23, 2019

Volunteers are needed to tutor young adults in science, math, social studies and English as part of the New Jersey Youth Corps high school equivalency and employment skills training program offered by Project Self-Sufficiency.  Tutors will also assist with basic reading comprehension and vocabulary.  Additionally, volunteers are needed to assist with community service projects; retired ...

Rutgers Faculty Authorize Union to Strike

March 23, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University officials say they are "making progress" with the labor union representing faculty, but still the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers - representing 4,800 full-time faculty and graduate employees - is considering a first-ever strike.

University officials say they have met 33 times with the ...