Newton News

November 12, 2018

SPARTA, NJ — A large crowd assembled in front of the monument at the Sparta VFW on Main Street on Sunday. Precisely at the eleventh hour, the Veterans Day ceremony began. “Do not let us be used as tools,” was one of three points made by the guest speaker, Howard Burrell, Air Force ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Despite the cold and rainy conditions, With a score 27-3, top-seeded Newton took down fifth-seeded High Point with a score 27-3,  in the semi-final round of the NJSIAA North 1, Group 2 playoffs to advance to the final round. The Braves and Wildcats were evenly matched for most of the ...

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NEWTON, NJ—After clinching the North 1, Group 1 Championship Title in the NJSIAA Tournament, Newton field hockey headed down to West Essex High School to take on Shore in the semifinal round of the Group 1 championship.  The Blue Devils played a fast paced game, being able to dominate possession ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Newton woman is facing driving while intoxicated charges after getting stopped for weaving in her lane on Sparta Avenue.  Police Officer Erick Finley stopped Dina Romeo, 51 in a silver Nissan Rogue on October 28 around 1:30 a.m. police report.  Finley smelled alcohol when speaking ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Marine Corps Toys for Tots organizers are gearing up for the season.  In the county there will be several locations where new unwrapped toys can be donated, according to Jim Brady, Toys for Tots Chairman. From  November 25 through December 18 collection boxes will be at Sparta ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The ladies of the Sparta Woman’s Club were joined by Sparta Ambulance Squad Cadets and Boy Scouts from Troop 95 and St. Kateri Knights of Columbus Squire Roses and Squires in their efforts to make and distribute free Vile of Life kits. Club members Arlene Kayne and Marjorie ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Trainer J. Willard Thompson, a Monmouth Park mainstay for more than 50 years, passed away Saturday night after a lengthy illness. He was 83. Born in Atlanta, Ga. in 1935 Thompson got his start in racing as a steeplechase rider before switching to training in the early 1960s. He ...

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NEWTON, NJ — While most high school juniors are consumed with classes, classes, tests, activities, graduation and college, one Newton students is also thinking about helping others. In many ways Isobel Costello is a typical 11th grade student but her Weekend Bag Program is anything but ...

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SPARTA, NJ – It’s never too soon to think about where you will get your Christmas tree.  The VFW will be holding their annual Christmas Tree sale beginning every weekend beginning the day after Thanksgiving. Hours of operation: Friday 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. until 6 ...

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two members from New Jersey won first place in their competitions at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup. In the Horse Bowl competition, Anthony Leone of Somerset County was the high point individual while the New Jersey team finished as reserve champions. In Horse Bowl, ...

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NEWTON, NJ—While the official counted results will not be set in stone until 8 p.m. Thursday, the unofficial results for the entire ballot that was presented in Newton is as follows: U.S House 5th District Two-year term, one seat: All Counties: Josh Gottheimer (D/Inc.) with 148,021 ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thomas Kolding, who lives with his parents in Mountain Lakes is still missing, said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp. In a press release, the Prosecutor's Office as well as Mountain Lakes Police Department continue to ask for the public's help to locate him. According ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The 2018 Sussex County General Election unofficial results are in, according to Sussex County Clerk Jeff Parrott.  The results for the three-year term Newton Board of Education Member three seats are: Grace Dickson with  total of 1,626 votes Joan Faye with a total of 1,421 ...

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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - Two hundred thirty nine cases of roasted and salted in shell pistachios have been recalled due to the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella said the Barcelona Nut Company. A routine test revealed the health issue, they said. Salmonella is an an organism that can ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Volunteer Elves are wanted to help with Project Self Sufficiency’s Season of Hope Toy Shop. Saturday, December 1 – 3 p.m.-- Sparta Train Station to unload 18,000+ toys from the Toys for Tots train to trucks to be transported to Project Self Sufficiency in Newton. Saturday, ...

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NEWTON, NJ—  Four people are facing drug charges after a joint an investigation by the Newton Police Department with the Sussex County Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force. On Tuesday, October 30, around 7:45 p.m. Michael Black, 39 of Dingman’s Ferry, Pennsylvania was stopped with three passengers ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Horse Council is seeking help from equestrians to help move two bipartisan bills through Congress which would improve access to land for riding, as well as other recreation. The first, the Restore Our Parks Act (S. 3172) would supports the National Park Service ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The holiday season kicked off last week at Project Self Sufficiency.  Christmas event announced the beginning of the annual Season of Hope toy drive for Sussex County families.  The calendar said October but it looked like December 25 inside with toys, a Christmas tree, singers and ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The election is fast approaching and this years’ election has three seats available, but four candidates, one of which is Jenna Genung. “I am running for a seat on the Newton Board of Education because I have loved serving my community and would love to continue to serve working with ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Board of Education has three seats up for take during this years’ election, of which four candidates are running for. Joan Faye is running for re-election to the Newton board of education, where she has served for the past six years. “Re-election on the Newton Board of ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It was a case of too close to call in the Kindergarten Classic for filly pacers on a card that featured four Kindergarten finals for 2-year-olds at the Meadowlands on Nov. 3. Odds On St Lucie and Michelon’s Filly finished in a dead heat in the $148,700 event in a mile ...

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NEWTON, NJ—In a race where only three seats are available, four vie for the opportunity to serve on Newton’s Board of Education, Grace Dickson is one of them. Dickson graduated from Sparta High School, but moved her family to Newton with her husband, town council member Matthew Dickson 10 years ...

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NEWTON, NJ—There are three seats open in this years’ election for the Newton Board of Education, but four people running. John Jackson, a retired Lieutenant after 28 years of service for the New Jersey State Police, is one of the incumbents running for re-election. “My tenure on the Newton ...

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TAPinto.net reminds you to change your clocks on Sunday, November 4

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Field Hockey Team clinched the NJSIAA North 1, Group 1 Championship title on Wednesday after beating Belvidere in overtime, 1-0. Leading them into victory was Victoria Docherty, who scored the winning goal for Newton in the first overtime period of the game. She was ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School girls soccer team lost a close game against Emerson Boro on Tuesday when they played them away. The final score was 2-1. Newton began the tournament as the number 10-seed, while Emerson Boro began as the seven-seed team. Jessie Brannick scored for the Braves ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Rutgers Equine Science Center will host its 2018 “Evening of Science & Celebration” on Thursday, November 8 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Cook Student Center in New Brunswick, N.J. The event is being sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center. The Evening of ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The back patio of the Mohawk House played host to the third annual Sussex County Police Chiefs’ Bocci and Brew.  Police officers from around the county as well as family, friends and supporters enjoyed as outdoor fall evening of food and fun for a good cause. Steve and Rachael Scro ...

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NEWTON, NJ – A Newton woman is facing drug charges after a traffic stop.  On Sunday, October 28, around 10 a.m. Plt Jared Zappa stopped Denise Chamblis, 61 for having an obstructed windshield and license plate, police report. Chambliss was found to have four bags of crack cocaine, a suboxone ...

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NEWTON, NJ -  A Layton man is facing drug charges after being stopped for speeding on Main Street.  On Friday, October 26, around 9 p.m. Police Officer Donald Meisinger stopped Richard Samartin, 30, police said. When the officer searched the car, he found the Meisinger had less than 50 grams of ...

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