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October 25, 2021

NEWTON, NJ – Twenty-four Newton High School students are headed to Indianapolis, Indiana, for the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo. The members will be competing against other chapters from each state in the country. These competitions are known as Career Development Events or CDEs which ...

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SUSSEX, NJ - The Sussex County officials reported on October 25 there were 81 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death since the last report on October 22. County health department officials said a 92-year-old Newton woman died of COVID-19 on October 21, 2021. As of October 25, there ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The main ballroom at the Lake Mohawk County Club was crowded with voters earlier this month hoping to hear from the candidates for the Sussex County Commissioners.  The event was run by the League of Women Voters and ran about two hours. Attendees were invited to write questions for ...

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SUSSEX, NJ - The Sussex County officials reported on October 22 there were 47 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths. The next county report will be on Monday, October 25. As of October 22, there were a total of 17,684 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 331 deaths and 17,010 recovered ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Former President Barack Obama came to Newark Saturday to boost Democratic incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy’s re-election bid, bringing his unique brand of political charisma to Weequahic Park on the first day of early voting in New Jersey.  Obama’s stop in the South Ward echoed his visit ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Braves football remains undefeated after taking down Lenape Valley on Friday night 28-7. Newton leads the 2021 Super Football Conference and the NFC National Red Division with a record of 8-0  Newton’s QB Jack Young went seven for 12 for 180 yards. Four times Young went to Melkart ...

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SUSSEX, NJ - The Sussex County officials reported on October 22 there were 47 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths. The next county report will be on Monday, October 25. As of October 22, there were a total of 17,684 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 331 deaths and 17,010 recovered ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – For the first time in New Jersey, registered voters can begin casting their ballots in-person prior to November 2 election day.  Sussex County residents can vote in-person beginning on Saturday, October 23 at three locations Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and ...

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SPARTA, NJ - Despite rainy weather and three other events, the Sparta Historical Society's 2021 Car Show had some beautiful classic cars on display at the Sparta Middle School last week. Volunteers from the Sparta VFW worked the grill and votes were cast for the people's choice award. The 2021 ...

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SUSSEX, NJ - The Sussex County officials reported on October 21 there were 45 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths. As of October 21, there were a total of 17,638 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 331 deaths and 17,050 recovered coronavirus patients. One prior reported positive case has ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton Tax, Water and Sewer office will open at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, October 22.

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NEWTON, NJ – A drizzle did not stop the fun at Newton’s Fall Festival and Car Show presented by Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce.  Residents enjoyed strolling down Spring Street closed for the event, to visit with local businesses, Newton First Responders and enjoy live performances. Three ...

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SUSSEX, NJ - The Sussex County officials reported on October 20 there were 42 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths. As of October 20, there were a total of 17,594 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 331 deaths and 17,002 recovered coronavirus patients. No prior reported positive cases ...

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NEWTON, NJ- Paving on Elm Street, Union Place and Hampton Street has been rescheduled to Monday, October 25.  Town of Newton officials announced the date had been changed from Friday to Monday and drivers should anticipate delays and detours in the area.

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NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton announced they would be hosting a fall house decorating contest. Residents are invited to submit photos of their outdoor autumn  decorations to the Newton Facebook page where they will be will be judged.  “Calling all those who love Fall decorating. Submit your ...

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SUSSEX, NJ - The Sussex County officials reported on October 19 there were 48 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths.   As of October 19, there were a total of 17,552 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 329 deaths and 16,866 recovered coronavirus patients. One prior reported positive ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Among those frustrated by his inability to visit his unit at Public Storage on Route 22 in Scotch Plains is two-time Super Bowl champion and Giants legend Carl Banks, who stored mementos of his stellar NFL career at the storage facility.  Items in the storage unit ...

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NEWTON, NJ — Elm Street, Union Place and Hampton Street will be paved on Friday, October 22 after having been milled on Monday, according to town officials.  Residents are advised they should anticipate detours and traffic in these areas.

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SPARTA,  NJ - Families, neighbors and friends swarmed over Station Park on Saturday for the Sparta Day 2021.  With wonderful weather as a backdrop, the event organized by the Junior Woman's Club of Sparta had more than 100 vendors and organizations lined up in the parking lots adjacent to field 3.  ...

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SUSSEX, NJ - The Sussex County officials reported on October 18 there were 116 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths in the first report since October 15. County health department officials said a 48-year-old Green Township woman died of COVID-19 on October 14, 2021. They said a ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Newton High School varsity teams' scores from the week of October 11. Monday – field hockey beat Mount Olive 2-1 Tuesday – girls soccer lost to soccer 7-1 Tuesday – boys soccer beat Sparta 3-0 Thursday – boys soccer beat Morris Tech 4-3 Thursday – girls soccer tied High ...

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SUSSEX, NJ - The Sussex County officials reported on October 15 there were 51 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths. The next county report will be on Monday, October 18. As of October 15, there were a total of 17,390 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 327 deaths and 16,628 recovered ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton, along with county officials, the public and even Smokey The Bear, cut the ribbon unveiling the 1.6 miles extension that is now proudly hosted by the town. “The picturesque Sussex Branch Trail is built on the former line of the Erie Lackawanna Railroad. The Town of ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Patrolman Justin Sibblies, Badge #49, was sworn into the Newton Police Department on Wednesday, October 13, continuing the legacy within the department set forth by his father, Retired Ptl. Arthur Sibblies, Badge #25. Surrounded by friends, family, the Town Council and officers in the ...

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SUSSEX, NJ The Sussex County officials reported on October 15 there were 51 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths. The next county report will be on Monday, October 18. As of October 15, there were a total of 17,390 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 327 deaths and 16,628 recovered ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Two days after Public Storage of Scotch Plains was served with an injunction to stop tossing Scotch Plains resident Mary Jean Murphy's belongings, the company issued a second public statement about the situation. Through its outside p.r. firm, the storage company said its ...

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SPARTA, NJ- Get out your calendar, several events are coming up in Sparta. Sparta Day presented by Junior Woman’s Club of Sparta will be held on rain or shine on Saturday, October 16 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Station Park.  According to the organization they are anticipating more than 125 ...

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NEWTON, NJ- Drivers can expect detours and delays on Monday, October 18 and Tuesday, October 19 on Elm Street, Union Place and Hampton.  These roads will be milled and paved on those days.

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SUSSEX, NJ The Sussex County officials reported on October 15 there were 51 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths. As of October 15, there were a total of 17,390 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 327 deaths and 16,628 recovered coronavirus patients. Three prior reported positive case has ...

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NEWTON, NJ- Playing on their home field, the Newton girls soccer tied High Point 2-2.  All the points of the double overtime game were scored in the first half.  Anna Schlereth and Skyler Murphey scored for the Braves, assisted by Keira Calderaro and Kassandra Mull. Newton’s keeper Sophia May ...

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