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Candidate Statements

November 6, 2022

NEWTON, NJ: Newton residents currently benefit in a big way from already established shared municipal services that keep high quality town services intact while stretching the taxpayer dollar. Local officials look to explore new and alternative approaches to sharing services for the future. The ...

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November 5, 2022

NEWTON, NJ - During the last 15 years, Newton has re-energized what was once a limited grant award program into a robust pursuit which has translated into millions of dollars generated for improvement projects and infrastructure support throughout the community. And town officials say they are far ...

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November 4, 2022

NEWTON, NJ: Newton officials are working hard to make the town a place to play, gather and shop with recent investments geared toward fostering a more vibrant and healthy community and bustling local economy. The Newton First team of Councilmembers Sandra Lee Diglio, Matthew Dickson, and ...

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November 1, 2022

NEWTON, NJ: With Newton Town Council support, the Newton Police Department, Fire Department, and First Aid Squad work to ensure the town remains a safe and inviting community for everyone to live, work, and visit. The Newton First team of Councilmembers Matthew Dickson and Sandra Lee Diglio, and ...

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November 1, 2022

October 30, 2022

NEWTON, NJ: The Town of Newton is invested in its Senior residents and does all it can to keep them connected, engaged, moving, and social. The Newton First team of Councilmembers Matthew Dickson and Sandra Lee Diglio, and former-councilmember Helen Le Frois, is dedicated to identifying and ...

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October 27, 2022

NEWTON, NJ: The Newton Council team of Sandra Lee Diglio, Matthew Dickinson, and former Councilmember Helen Le Frois have been at the vanguard of reviving and transforming vacant buildings and land into trendy, updated shopping centers, and mixed-use spaces. The goal of their efforts is to offer ...

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October 25, 2022

NEWTON, NJ: The Town of Newton will be joining forces with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and Fairleigh Dickenson University (FDU) to pursue the future establishment of Entrepreneurial Zones (EZone) within town and throughout the state to help local small businesses expand, ...

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October 22, 2022

NEWTON, NJ: Newton is in the process of completing phase one of downtown streetscape improvements as part of the five-year state partnership which includes a $125,000 grant per year from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP).  Newton is providing a ...

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October 22, 2022

October 20, 2022

NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton continues to act on empowering community members by promoting and expanding upon current outreach efforts to boost public involvement, create a more favorable public interest experience, and increase access to town information. Newton has remained steadfastly ...

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October 20, 2022

October 17, 2022

NEWTON, NJ:  Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Newton Councilmembers and staff have been hard at work in increasing local business activity and identifying new economic opportunities to keep town business ratables at a healthy level while protecting and preserving its ...

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October 12, 2022

Former Mayors Sandra Lee Diglio, Matthew Dickson, and Helen Le Frois have teamed up and are seeking election to the Newton Town Council this November.  The campaign slogan for the team is: Newton First.  The team worked hard during the month of July to obtain more than enough signatures on their ...

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October 12, 2022

October 21, 2021

To the Editor, The Covid 19 virus is a silent, unseen killer. Until a friend or family member is affected, some people still downplay its effects on our lives, our economy, and political discourse. The same can be said for another mostly unseen enemy, that of poverty. According to feeding ...

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May 26, 2021

The pandemic has shined a light on the number of people in our county that want to be involved in political discussions. We saw an increase in voter turn out. We saw an increase in civic engagement at Board of Education Meetings (BOE), Town Council and Sussex County Commissioner Meetings as they ...

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May 26, 2021

November 1, 2020

LE FROIS AND TEETS HOPE TO HAVE EARNED YOUR SUPPORT By Helen Le Frois and Michelle Teets Dear Newton Voters, The signs have been displayed, the debate has been debated, the mailers have been mailed, calls have been dialed, emails and texts have been sent, visits have been made, and well over ...

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November 1, 2020

October 31, 2020

First of all, I would like to thank TAPinto for hosting successfully the Newton Town Council debate in spite of the pandemic. Because of the short notice, it was unfortunate that I could not be physically there during this debate, but the statements, along with my thoughts for the main topics ...

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October 31, 2020

September 29, 2020

Incumbent Councilwoman and former Mayor Helen Le Frois and her running mate Michelle Teets are seeking election to the Newton Town Council.  The campaign slogan for the team is: Community Focused.  Experienced Leadership.  Proven Results. About Le Frois Le Frois and her husband Greg have ...

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September 29, 2020

September 27, 2020

Are you tired of high taxes, wasteful spending, and of the elected officials in Newton treating your concerns as if they do not matter? I am Margaret Baldini and I am tired of it too! It is time for us to make a change. We need new leadership. We need competent public servants running this town ...

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September 27, 2020

September 20, 2020

I, Dr. Ludmilla Mecaj, am a Candidate for Newton Town Council running as a team with Margaret Baldini.   I first settled in Newton in 1995, became a naturalized citizen 20 years ago...  With an MD, ENT and Cancer Researcher degree, obtained in Europe, I now teach Anatomy and Physiology at a ...

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October 21, 2019

After speaking with voters a major concern on students and parents minds is the rising cost of college and student debt. My vision to alleviate this concern is shared services with SCCC.  Imagine if a student could graduate Sparta High School with an associate’s degree and head into college as a ...

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October 21, 2019

September 11, 2019

Anthony Fasano, Republican Candidate for Sussex County Freeholder and current Board President of the Hopatcong Board of Education, is asking for other elected leaders in Sussex County to join his call to Governor Phil Murphy to “abolish the school funding formula and to create a new funding ...

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September 27, 2018

Dawn Fantasia, Republican candidate for Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, running with Josh Hertzberg, submitted the following biographical information. What is your educational/professional background? My name is Dawn Fantasia, and I am 44 years old. I grew up in Ogdensburg and ...

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September 11, 2018

Sussex County Freeholder candidate, Patrick Curreri, Vernon resident since 2012 submitted the following biographical information. Patrick Curreri, 40, has been married to Joe for 16 years with three children.  He has his bachelor’s degree with a focus on Psychology from Montclair State ...

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April 27, 2018

NEWTON, NJ - Newton Mayor Wayne Levante has gotten himself in trouble for the third time this year and the second time this month, accusing two of his political opponents of breaking Federal Law. Earlier this afternoon, Mayor Levante took to his campaign Facebook page, posting a picture of the ...

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April 27, 2018

March 11, 2018

FANTASIA & HERTZBERG ON BOARD WITH LEGISLATION FOR SCHOOL SECURITY MEASURES   Republican Freeholder Candidates, Dawn Fantasia and Josh Hertzberg commended the District 24 Legislators for taking action in the wake of the horrific school shooting that took the lives of 17 at Stoneman ...

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March 11, 2018

NEWTON, NJ – Alex Majewski officially launched his campaign this week for Newton Town Council, pledging to make municipal government work by placing residents and taxpayers first. “A new beginning for Newton starts now.  We need to strengthen the communication and interaction between residents, ...

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November 3, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—After serving on the Newton Board of Education in 2016 for eight months, Chuck Fantasia was defeated narrowly for re-elections in the November election by 40 votes. He is back, this time announcing his candidacy for a “write-in” vote on the Newton Board of Education ballot for this ...

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October 30, 2017

SPARTA, NJ - Last week, the Sussex County Republican Committee sent out a mailer to residents of the 24th Legislative District: In this mailing, they apocalyptically state that if Democrats were to be elected to represent Sussex County, the community that voters know would be ‘gone ...

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October 30, 2017

October 24, 2017

A Senator from another district has taken the time out of his busy schedule, during an election cycle no less, to weigh in on funding for Sussex County schools! But this is no surprise, because every election year a small group of out of touch legislators rally around a proposal for flat school ...

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October 24, 2017

October 13, 2017

Ogdensburg Candidate Debate Proves Harold Wirths is Out of Touch The Ogdensburg Candidates Forum Tuesday evening positioned the candidates in this year’s State Assembly race.  It was a fine display of incumbent Assemblyman Parker Space who had nothing to say about the real issues beyond his ...

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September 20, 2017

Last night I had the honor of attending a “Women’s Issues Candidates Forum” sponsored by several leading women’s and children’s organizations  throughout New Jersey.   This forum inspired me deeply, and reminded me why I am running for office in the first place.  As the mother of four daughters, ...

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September 20, 2017