Newton Top Stories

April 25, 2019

NEWTON, NJ—Newton resident Aileen “Clara” Miller recently celebrated her 105th birthday.  The town council recognized this super centenarian at their last meeting with a proclamation. Born in Brooklyn, New York on April 19, 1914, Miller currently resides in United Methodist Communities-Bristol ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School softball team took down 6-2 over Hackettstown on Thursday, during a morning game. Katie Maker pitched for Newton, giving up only five hits, striking out six.   Carly DeIorio and Kassondra Van Houten each went 3-for-4 at bat and each scored two runs for ...

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NEWTON,NJ—The Newton Softball team has played two games this week; Tuesday they played away against North Warren and lost 11-6, then Wednesday, away against Lenape Valley and won 13-2. Senior, Katie Maker pitched against Lenape Valley. She allowed three hits and struck out two ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School softball team ranked 16, lost to fourth seed South Hunterdon on Monday 4-3 in the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex tournament. Katie Maker was the pitcher the entire game for the Braves. She allowed four runs on eight hits, striking out six batters with four ...

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NEWTON, NJ-- Though Newton is only two-and-a-half square miles, it is a bustling community of residences, businesses and schools. It even acts as the county seat. Since it is an urban area, the town needs to pay attention to its local watersheds and the green spaces the community offers its ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Halsted Class of 2020 is holding a Craft Fair on May 4 at Merriam Avenue School. Just in time for Mother's Day, the event includes crafts, vendors, baked goods and food  more. Patrons can take advantage of free child care while shopping or participating in a crafting activity. All ...

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SPARTA, NJ -Quiet but quite remarkable.  Sparta High School senior Simon Levien found himself with a big decision to make: Harvard or Stanford or one of 17 others schools.. Ivy League School acceptance day was something of an event for the senior with six Ivy League acceptances and waitlist at two ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School boys lacrosse team had a tough week losing to Jefferson 14-1 on the road and then again against Parsippany Hills, when they played home against them on Saturday, losing 10-5. Goalkeepers Michael McGovern and Chris Polyak played against Jefferson on Wednesday.

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School girls golf team lost to Wallkill Valley 174-193 on Wednesday, April 17. Newton placed in the number two spot, the number four spot with a tie and the number five spot. Shooting a 57, Newton’s Caitlyn Lynch sinished second. Jordyn Brannick took the number four ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School boys golf team won another match this week, when they played away at Wallkill Valley and won 188-190. Sal Bidot took the second place spot, shooting a 43, while Davis Ann Boyd and Ryan Pappis both tied for the fourth place spot with a 48. Julia Zonca got the ...

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SPARTA. NJ - Fortunately no one was seriously injured when a distracted driver hit a Sussex County Technical High School student as he was walking in the crosswalk on White Lake Road. On March 11 around 7:30 a.m. the 17-year-old from Lafayette was hit by Jena Fisher, 38 of Hamburg, according to ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The16-seeded Newton High School girls softball team advanced to the second round of the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex tournament on Thursday, when they took on 13-seeded Sparta and won 4-1. Amy Fehr and Madeline Gore each went 1-for-3 at bat. Fehr got an RBI. Gore scored one run, walked ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School boys baseball team lost two games this week. They played in a tournament game against North Warren on Wednesday and in a regular season game against Vernon on Thursday. Newton lost to Vernon 11-4 on Thursday when Newton hosted them. Newton had two pitchers; Jack ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A doorbell security camera helped police find a burglar.  Police departments from other towns have worked together with Sparta Police Department to charge Christopher Murano with the burglary of a West Mountain Home on February 7. A second person suspected of driving the getaway car ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Town of Newton officials have announced Bulk Waste Collection has been scheduled for May 11 at 6 a.m.  Residents wishing to participate need to purchase a permit for $30 at the Municipal Building at 39 Trinity Street. According to town officials, cash and checks are accepted and ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A woman from Augusta is facing drug charges after a traffic stop on Route 15.  On April 11 around 10 p.m. Officer Steven Guido stopped Ashley Liscinsky, 24 because her black Toyota Corolla was not registered, police said. Guido smelled marijuana when he spoke with Liscinsky.  She ...

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NEWTON, NJ- The Town of Newton will hold a paper shredding event on Saturday May 4.  Residents are invited to bring their personal files to the Newton Recycling Center on South Park Drive from 9 a.m. until noon. No business files will be accepted. Contact Debbie Danielson for additional ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School girls golf team defeated Vernon on Tuesday 241-250. Newton players took the first, third, fifth and sixth places on the standings board. Brooke Freud took the top spot, shooting a 51. Caitlyn Lynch, who took the third spot, shot a 58, followed by Julia Decker ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School boys lacrosse team fell to Vernon 13-2, on Tuesday. In net for Newton, Chris Polyak had 13 saves. Donato Becacqua and Giovanni Bevacqua each scored one goal for the Braves. Becacqua and  Brandon Castellaneta each had an assist. Kevin Lupo and Bevacqua each ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School boys golf team lost a close match against Vernon 166-177 when they played them home on Tuesday. Newton golfers finished third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh. They tied with a Vernon player for two of the spots.   Sal Bidot shot a 41 for the third spot, ...

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NEWTON NJ- Newton High School had a visit from Congressman, Josh Gottheimer on Tuesday morning. Gottheimer visited the with students in the Newton High School CADD Lab. The moment he walked in, the room erupted in camera flashes and applauding as Gottheimer made his way around the lab, shaking ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School girls and boys track teams competed in the Ranger Relays on Saturday, April 13, hosted by Wallkill Valley. The girls team won first place in Pole Vault and Javelin and took home second place in discus and in overall team. The varsity teams competed in 15 ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School golf team bested Morris Catholic 179-186 when they played them home on Monday. Newton players took the second and third spots in the standings, along with the fifth and seventh places as well. Shooting a 42 for the second place spot was Sal Bidot. Sal Zonca ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School boys lacrosse team was defeated by Hackettstown 20-4, when they played them away on Friday. Senior Chris Polyak was in goal the entire game for Newton. Polyak had 16 saves against Hackettstown’s offense. Giovanni Bevacqua led the Braves in scoring, ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The spirit of Easter made its way into the town of Newton this weekend with several events for all ages. Friday night more than 50 residents made their way to the Newton High School cafeteria for some egg-celent activities. Along with pictures with the Easter Bunny, participants could ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School boys golf team won 168-237 over Hopatcong on Thursday, when they played them away. Newton players took the first four spots in the match standings. Julia Zonca took the top spot, shooting a 40. Sal Bidot shot a 41 and was followed by Sal Zonca who shot a 42.

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School boys tennis team was shut out 5-0 last Thursday, when they played away against High Point. The results of the matches are as follows: Singles: 1st singles: Bryce Becker (HP) defeated Kellen Miller 6-3, 2-6, 6-0 2nd singles: Nikolai Cibenko (HP) defeated ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The contents of dump truck stopped for a number of motor vehicle violations is being tested for contaminates.  On April 10 around 10:30 a.m. Cpl. Craig Grauerholz stopped a dump truck for having an expired registration, police report. The truck had the name Sinai Trucking.  The ...

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SPARTA, NJ-Parents and students from Hilltop Country Day school could be seen cleaning up litter from Station Park and the area around the Ungerman Field, Dykstra Park and the banks of the Wallkill on Saturday. According to one student, they were “doing community service.”  The school had ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School baseball team scored 11 runs in the first inning before adding six more in the third and fourth for a huge win over Hackettstown 17-2 on the road. Senior Jack Young pitched the five inning game, ending with a total of 73 pitches. Young allowed just two runs off ...

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