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Newton Board of Education Recognizes Sussex County Teacher of the Year

October 18, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Board of Education, recognized the Sussex County’s Teacher of the year, Kate DelVecchio, at the beginning of their board of education meeting last month.

“We couldn’t be prouder of Kate,” Newton’s Superintendent Dr. Ken Greene said. “She’s done a tremendous job in our district in really a very short period of time. She ...

Newton District Announces Preschool Program Expansion

NEWTON, NJ—Newton will be expanding the preschool program and reducing costs for many as well. The district has received $867,954 in additional aid from the New Jersey Department of Education for the 2018-2019 school year, according to Newton Superintendent Ken Greene.

According to Greene, the funding will allow free, full-day preschool for 66 Newton families.  Many of these general ...

Newton’s Defense Stands up to Rival Kittatinny

October 21, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School football team jumped back on the winning band wagon with their beating Kittatinny 28-17 on Friday.

Newton’s 18 game winning streak, the longest active winning street in the state, was broken last week after losing to Wallkill Valley, the longest active winning streak in the state. The loss hit the team hard, but they were ready for the ...

Newton Field Hockey Takes Win Over High Point

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School  field hockey team won 2-1 over High Point when they played them home on Friday.

Victoria Docherty and Jade Luciani scored for the Braves. Lauren Barbato was credited with an assist.

The game was tied as the second half begun, but Newton was able to score, securing the lead over High Point.

Newton out shot High Point 19 to 16. Abby ...

Newton Boys Soccer Team Blanks Lenape Valley

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School boys soccer team shut out Lenape Valley 2-0, on Wednesday, when they played them away.

Owen Power and Kevin Ayoso, led the Braves' effort with a goal each. 

Christian Calderaro and Luca Morello made the assists. Newton’s starting keeper, Noah Metzgar had five saves against Lenape Valley.

Newton moves its overall record to 13-3 and ...

Halsted Middle School Class of 2019 Tricky Tray a Success

October 19, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—The Halsted Middle School parent organization held this years’ first tricky tray. It was a success according to those involved.

The fundraiser raised a little over $15,000 and will be put towards the Halsted’s eighth grade class’ end of the year overnight trip and dance.

Doors for the event opened around 6 p.m. that night allowing plenty of time for ...

Newton’s Pass-It-Along Club Members Honor First Responders

NEWTON, NJ-- The Newton High School’s Pass-It-Along club honored the first responders with their annual First Responders dinner this year in the school cafeteria.

“The dinner has been an annual event for the last five or six years,” coordinator Kelly Gvoth said. “It started as a way to honor those who risk their lives every day for us and as a memorial for those ...

Pass it Along Holds Leadership Conference 2018 in Sparta

SPARTA, NJ – The atmosphere at the Pass it Along Youth Leadership Conference was like a freshmen orientation; enthusiasm and high energy with a focus on activity.  Students from around the county had a day out of school to attend the event at Sussex Tech last week.

The theme of this year’s conference was Shatter the Stigma, referring to the stigma associated with mental ...

Sparta Historical Society Hosts Annual Car Show

October 20, 2018

SPARTA, NJ — The Sparta Historical Society held their third annual classic car show on Sunday, organized by Brian O’Neill. The beautiful fall day brought out approximately 70 cars and many more to admire the shiny pampered machines. 

A wide variety of cars were displayed in the middle school parking lot and at the historical society. A home made camper was a hit with young and ...

Newton's Halloween Parade and Trunk or Treat

NEWTON,  NJ – The annual Halloween Parade will be held on October 31 from 5 until 7:30 p.m.  Parade participants can begin lining up at 4:30 p.m. at 278 Spring Street.  The parade will end at Trinity Street Central Parking Lot 4. 

The Costume Contest will be judged by age with prizes for winners.

The Newton Moose Lodge and Newton Fire Department are sponsoring the ...

Newton Resident Celebrates Milestone Birthday

NEWTON, NJ—Bristol Glen resident, Walter “Wally” Atchison celebrated his 102 birthday last week. This milestone birthday was accompanied by a visit from Mayor Helen LeFois for dinner at Bristol Glen, along with a proclamation in his honor form the entire Newton town council.

“We surprised him with a cake and balloons,” LeFois said “and he said to me ...

Statewide Conference will Convene over 550 Leaders from Non-Profits, Business and Philanthropy

October 16, 2018

The Center for Non-Profits, New Jersey’s umbrella organization for the charitable community will convene over 550 attendees for the largest annual gathering of non-profit leaders and allies, at its 2018 New Jersey Non-Profit Conference, Raising the Voices of Our Communities, Wednesday, December 5 at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, New Jersey.

This ...

Spectators Cash In At Far Hills Races For The First Time

October 22, 2018

FAR HILLS, N.J. — When Caldbeck, won the Far Hills Races’ $50,000 Gladstone Stakes for three-year-old he made history.

It was not because he won by 11 1/2-length victory but because he was the first time spectators could cash wining pari-mutuel tickets on any race.

Caldbeck paid his backers $6.60 for every $2 win bet. Those who had less confidence in him actually made $7 per ...

Center for Prevention Offers TAG for Teens

October 22, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—The Center for Prevention and Counseling is offering a program for adolescents at no-cost to those who wish to participate.

The program is called Think, Act, Grow or TAG. It provides a comprehensive continuum of services utilizing evidence based, informed and influenced programs for any at-risk and/or court involved youth in Sussex County, according to the center.

Included ...

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Newton Police: Newton Woman Hit by Hummer in Crosswalk

October 16, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—A Newton woman was hit by a car while crossing Mill Street. Isabel Chub, 35, refused medical treatment after being hit by Francis Jennings, 62 on Monday, October 15 according to police.

The officers responded to the intersection of Mill Street and Water Street to find Jennings of Sparrow Bush, New York had stopped at the red traffic light in his 2003 Hummer.  According to ...

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First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna, Succasunna

Moonlight Cemetery Tour in Succasunna

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First Presbyterian Church of Sparta, Sparta

Early Germans/Hessians in the Sussex County & ...

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Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

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Response to Sue Hannon's letter to the editor

October 17, 2018

Sue - 

I understand your views on firearms, and respect your 1st amendment rights to voice them freely.  I also respect our citizens right to the 2nd amendment, something I feel the residents of Sussex county take very seriously.  I for one don’t believe our countries gun violence issue is solved by taking away those rights from law abiding citizens.  On that issue we ...

Vote NO to Hertzberg for Freeholder

To the Editor:

Last December, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 passed the House of Representatives.  This bill allows anyone who can legally conceal carry a hidden loaded weapon in their state to come to New Jersey and conceal carry here. 

If this bill passes, people from states with little or no gun regulations would be able to come to NJ with their guns.  We ...

Roxbury Dentist Buying Back Halloween Candy for Troops

October 17, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Kitchin Dentistry, situated at 40 Main Street in Succasunna, is hosting a "Halloween Candy Buy Back," a program in which it pays kids for their extra candy and sends the donated goodies to members of the military serving overseas and to first-responders at home.

"The Halloween Candy Buy Back program is a great way to thank and support our troops and ...

5 Tips for Starting Your New Jersey Home Search

In today’s real estate market, with low inventory dominating the conversation in many areas of the country, Team Nest Builder knows it can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared.

In a recent realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highlights some steps that first-time ...

3 Big Dangers of Buying a NJ Home Without A Real Estate Agent

How many times do you plan to buy a home during your entire lifetime?

For most of us, the number is somewhere between 3 and 5. It certainly doesn’t happen often enough to make us experts on the process.  Real estate agents, on the other hand, may handle 3-5 purchases per month. This experience makes them an invaluable resource to homebuyers.  Before you think about handling ...

7 Perfect Spots For Pumpkin Picking In Northern New Jersey

Cue the fresh apple cider and hayrides---it’s pumpkin picking season in Northern New Jersey! Team Nest Builder recommends you grab the kids, flee the house and head to one of these 7 super pumpkin-picking spots, pronto! (Just be sure to call ahead to confirm they’ll be open as weather and stock may impact hours and activities.  And if you’re thinking of loading up Fido, ...

Dispelling the Myth About Home Affordability

We’ve all seen the headlines that report that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in the last ten years, and those headlines are accurate. But, have you ever wondered why the headlines don’t say the last 25 years, the last 20 years, or even the last 11 years?

Team Nest Builder knows! The reason is that homes were less affordable 25, 20, or even 11 ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders October 10 Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders October 10 Meeting Video

 

 

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AtlantiCast: Episode 21

On this week’s AtlantiCast, see who has the cleanest hands in health care, find out how Atlantic Health System is training the next generation of health care professionals, Overlook Medical Center joins the robot revolution and much more!

 

Fall Horse Care Workshops Set To Begin On Oct. 27 At Lord Stirling

October 21, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. —  Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable has announced the dates for the Fall Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103, designed for individuals who are seeking to gain knowledge and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on experience.

Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103 will be held at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 ...

Roxbury Dentist Buying Back Halloween Candy for Troops

October 17, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Kitchin Dentistry, situated at 40 Main Street in Succasunna, is hosting a "Halloween Candy Buy Back," a program in which it pays kids for their extra candy and sends the donated goodies to members of the military serving overseas and to first-responders at home.

"The Halloween Candy Buy Back program is a great way to thank and support our troops and ...