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September 16, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – The Seneca Lake community had a small victory at the Byram Planning Board meeting in their fight to halt Tomahawk Lake from expanding.  Fred Welles, the secretary of Seneca Lake club said the planning board voted to require part of the Tomahawk Lake expansion project receive a D ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Hundreds flocked to the Annual Taste of Newton event, held on Spring Street on Monday, September 9. The event, which ran from 6:30 until 9:00 p.m., included 15 different restaurants who shared some of their local dishes and drinks with the event goers. The restaurants that ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The Newton girls soccer team defeated Sparta on Saturday 2-1.  The girls were tied 1-1 going into the half.  The Braves got the lead and kept in through the second half. Olivia Buckley and Blalise Vallorosi got passed the Spartan keeper assisted by Taylor Squires and Jessie ...

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SPARTA, NJ – This year in addition to ribbons on the lamp posts on Main Street, the Sparta Town Hall has also been Turned Teal for Ovarian Cancer awareness month.  At the August meeting Andrew Lopez accepted a proclamation from Mayor Molly Whilesmith recognizing Ovarian Cancer Awareness ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School girls tennis team took their third win of the season when they hosted Hopatcong on Wednesday. Newton shut out Hopatcong 5-0. Their current record this season is 3-1, with their 3-2 loss to Kittatinny on Monday. The results for the matches are as ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School boys soccer team hosted High Point on Thursday and won 3-1. Newton out shot High Point 18-4.  Luke Kerrick, InmerCaal Coc, and Steven Bottone each score one goal apiece for Newton. Robert Giordano and Toby Woolridge both contributed with assists. The Newton ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School girls soccer team won 2-0 over Morris Hills on Wednesday, when they played them on the Scarlet Knights field. Newton out shot Morris Hills 17-6. Blaise Vallorosi and Jessie Brannick got past the Knight's goalie for the Braves. Taylor Squiers had the only ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School field hockey team played North Warren and Wallkill Valley this week and shut both teams out. Newton hosted Wallkill Valley on Tuesday and blanked them 5-0. Leading the Braves in their victory was Julia Fitt and Elissar Abou-Jaoude with two goals apiece, as well ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Route 15 traffic is being detoured onto Layton Lane, according to Sparta Police Department.  Both northbound and southbound lanes are affected because of a utility pole down across the road.  It was pulled down by a truck near to the Bagel Station just beyond the railroad tracks.

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton stands were filled with red, while the Lenape Valley stands were filled with white. Each team wore the others’ color in remembrance of fellow classmates Thomas “Tommy” “Chip” McKenna and Alexis Faye. Lenape Valley lost McKenna in June after suffering kidney failure ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta VFW is holding their Fourth Annual Clam Bake on Saturday, September 14 at 2 p.m.  The annual event is a fundraiser for the VFW National Home for Children.  On the menu- Steamed clams, Raw bar, Gourmet burgers, Jersey Rippers, Sausage and Peppers, Jersey ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The Mohawk House will host the fourth annual Sussex County Police Chiefs’ Bocce and Brew.  The community is invited to join area police and their families and supporters to raise money for the Sussex County Chiefs organization, Thursday, September 12. Funds raised at this event will ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The new theater group chose their name carefully.  North Star Theater is looking to remain focused on the goal of providing a positive theatrical experience for participants.  Board member and Sparta High School Band Director Deborah Gianuzzi said they have worked hard before “opening ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School field hockey team shut out Jefferson 6-0 on Saturday,  on Newton’s home field. Newton dominated against Jefferson outshooting them 29-1. The Braves made three goals in the first half and added another three in the second. Sydney Pavlishin led the Braves with ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School girls soccer team lost 6-1 against Clifton, when they played them home on Saturday morning. Newton and Clifton were evenly matched in shots on goal but the Braves could not get past the Mustang's keeper Brieanna Martins. Clifton took 13 shots and Newton took 12 ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  A Sparta High School student has been participating in the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Arts Education summer intensive with the “Tap Dance Kid” Savion Glover.  Mia Brady will be performing at the NJPAC’s Victoria Theater on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 13 to ...

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SPARTA, NJ – According to township officials, there will be continued overnight closures on Main Street from the municipal building parking lot to Mavis Tire. This work is being done in connection with the Route 15 bridge project. Main Street Closures will take place between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. on ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School boys soccer team lost 2-1 against Vernon when they hosted them on Newton’s turf on Thursday, September 5. Offensively, Newton out shot Vernon 13-6 and were tied at one goal apiece going into the second half. Vernon came back in the second half and scored another ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School field hockey team shut out Hackettstown 3-0 when they hosted them on Newton’s turf field on Wednesday, September 4. The game remained tied at zero at the halftime horn, but the Braves came back out onto the field and scored all three goals in the second ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School girls soccer team took their home opener against Lenape Valley on Tuesday 4-3. Newton scored three goals in the first half of the game and then secured the win, scoring their final goal in the second half. Olivia Buckley found the net twice for the Braves.

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School boys soccer team won their home opener against Sparta on Tuesday, 3-1. Newton scored one goal in the first half of the game and then scored another two goals in the second half to secure their win. Inmer Caal Coc, Lucas Mezza and Kymani Byrd scored for the ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Boys Cross Country team is ready for the 2019 season with four returning athletes and four new faces. Head Coach Diana Eigner has been coaching Newton for the past 22 years. Their record last year was 9-2 for the boys and 2-9 for the girls. The four returning varsity ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The Newton High School is implementing a new security measure for students.  They will have a biometric or finger scan management to keep an accurate account of student attendance.  According to a letter from Samantha Castro, assistant principal, the technology will “increase ...

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NEWTON, NJ—A Newton man is facing charges after trying to pass counterfeit money at the 7-Eleven on Water Street. On August 25 around 9:44 p.m. Newton Police Department received a call about a man trying to buy cigarettes with counterfeit money, police said. By the time police got to the store, ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School football team is ready for the 2019 season with eight new players . “With the graduation of 12 fantastic seniors from the 2018 team," Head Coach Matt Parzero said. "The 2019 team will lean on the six seniors on the roster and a hard working junior class for ...

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NEWTON, NJ - According to the The Town of Newton Senior Shuttle will not run on Monday, September 2nd.  Normal schedule will resume on Tuesday, September 3rd.

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Board of Education expressed their appreciation to Thorlabs and its founder Alex Cable for more than $80,000 in donations to the Newton Public Schools programs and students, with more pledged for the next two years. According to the resolution read on Tuesday, August 27 at ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Dairy will be returning to Sparta.  The building with the familiar red roof will once again be a place of happiness that comes with ice cream. New owners Sarah and Anthony Ziccardi already own a business in town, Anthony Ziccardi Studios.  They have memories of going to ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The community was introduced to the new turf field at Sparta High School on Monday night.  The board of education adjourned to go across the street for a ribbon cutting ceremony. Invited guests, students and community members gathered on the new concrete walkway, as Superintendent ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School field hockey team is looking forward to a successful 2019-2020 with 11 returning starters and eight new varsity players. “We are looking to remain competitive in the NJAC conference,” Head Coach Lisa Bechtel said.  “We are also looking to make a re-appearance in ...

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