Letters to the Editor

  • Why All Parents Should Consider Refusing the PARCC—2017 Edition

    March 16, 2017

    Hi. My name is Jen Grana – I live in Sparta township and have 3 boys – 2 of which are in the public education system now – a middle schooler, a Kindergartner and a sweet oblivious 2 ...

  • An open letter to Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen on American healthcare

    Dear Representative  Frelinghuysen,

    Thank you for seeking my views regarding the proposed American Health Care Act.

    I’m concerned.  I’m particularly bothered by the ...

  • March Is Red Cross Month

    To the Editor:

     

    The American Red Cross sets aside the month of March as Red Cross Month, a time to celebrate our everyday heroes who help their neighbors when they need it most.

    The ...

  • A real investigation is necessary

    Donald Trump tweeted that his telephones were tapped while Barack Obama was President.

    In order to tap Trump’s lines, a warrant is required.  It could be issued by either a criminal or ...

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Newton Police: Routine Speeding Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

March 23, 2017

NEWTON,  NJ - A Byram man is facing drug and other charges after a traffic stop on Elm Street.  Newton Sergeant Michael Monaco pulled Bailey Ressa over after seeing he speeding on Main Street on Wednesday, March 22 around 1:24 p.m. according to police.

Ressa, 20,  was driving a 2010 Volvo SUV when he was stopped.

Monaco smelled burnt marijuana when he approached Ressa.  ...

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Casino Night Kicks off New Sparta High School Hall of Fame

March 22, 2017

SPARTA, NJ - Sparta High School is taking the first steps in creating a Hall of Fame, seeking to honor alumni who have gone on to further  success after graduation. The Hall of Fame committee, a 501c3, is holding a Casino Night to raise funds to create the facility to display the ...

Why All Parents Should Consider Refusing the PARCC—2017 Edition

March 16, 2017

Hi. My name is Jen Grana – I live in Sparta township and have 3 boys – 2 of which are in the public education system now – a middle schooler, a Kindergartner and a sweet oblivious 2 year old who will be there before I know it I am sure. We spend a lot of time talking about and thinking about public education in our house because we will be knee-deep in it for the next 20 years ...

Got Chronic Lower Back Pain- Steroids Injections May Not Be the Answer

The results of a study published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that a single steroid injection to reduce disc inflammation in people with chronic low back pain provided relief for a month in 55% of those treated. These results led researchers to conclude that steroids were not effective for long-term pain relief.

Journal article abstract: ...

STRIKE! 4 Super Spots For Bowling In Morris And Sussex County

Baby, it’s COLD outside! Cabin fever infects the family, you’ve seen every decent movie that’s out, and you can only hide in the bathroom from the kids for so long. While Team Nest Builder loves our homes, we also know there are times you need to escape them. Like now. Here we offer our round-up of the top 4 Morris and Sussex ...

In Your Community

Atlantic Health System Joins American Cancer Society in Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

Atlantic Health System (AHS), a leading health care delivery network, announced today the organization’s commitment to increase colorectal cancer screening in New Jersey by joining "80 percent by 2018" - a national effort of the American Cancer Society in the fight against the disease. 

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women.

Free Baby Box Safe Sleeping Bed and Supplies Available at Project Self-Sufficiency

March 24, 2017

The innovative Baby Box sleep safety program is now available to pregnant women and mothers of newborns in Sussex and Warren Counties.  Any pregnant woman or new mother can receive the free Baby Box at Project Self-Sufficiency; recipients need not be Project Self-Sufficiency participants in order to receive the free items. 

The boxes, which are lined with a mattress and filled with ...

Pennsy Man Charged with Picatinny Bribes

March 22, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – A Stroudsburg, Pa. man working for the federal government accepted bribes in connection with renovation projects at Picatinny Arsenal and Fort Dix law enforcement officials said.

The man, Kevin Leondi, 56, faces up to five years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 if convicted, acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick said.

He said Leondi was arrested Wednesday at ...