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Newton Man Pleads Guilty to Eluding and Possession

June 30, 2020

NEWTON, NJ—A Newton man pled guilty to two crimes when he went before Honorable Louis S. Sceusi, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on June 15.

Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced that Joseph Hoffman, 68, Newton pled guilty to eluding and possession of CDS, along with driving Under the Influence and Reckless Driving. 

According to Koch, Hoffman ...

Newton Medical Center Named an Advanced ICU Care 2020 We See You Care Award Winner for Exceptional Acute Care Telemedicine Collaboration

Partner Hospitals are Recognized for Patient Results, Outstanding Care Team Collaboration and Ability to Leverage Technology-Enabled Care Services

Atlantic Health System’s Newton Medical Center today announced that the hospital was recognized with a 2020 WE SEE YOU CARE Award presented by Advanced ICU Care, the nation’s leading independent provider. The accolade, now in its fifth ...

7 Ways to Enjoy Fresh Mint This Summer

July 3, 2020

Anyone who has ever planted mint knows it can grow like a weed.

If you’ve got oodles of the herb, from your garden or the market, there are plenty of ways to enjoy it. Here are a few of our favorites on hot summer days:

Stir chopped mint into softened cream cheese for a new bagel spread.

Toss it in your pitcher for mint water. You can combine it with fruit, such ...

Sparta Historical Thanks Fellow Spartan Students & Adults for their Submissions on our Town’s Pandemic Documentation Project

July 3, 2020

We are living through an unprecedented, transformative moment in our lifetimes.   In an attempt to document COViD-19 in Sparta for ourselves and future generations, Sparta Historical Society, following the NJ Historical Commission’s webinar and Newark Library’s and Monmouth County Historical Association’s model, previously asked you to contribute reminiscences - ...

Sussex County Democratic Committee Honors Pride Month 2020

As we approach the end of Pride Month, the SCDC is pleased to see positive progress both nationally and locally. June 2020 has been historic for the LGBTQ+ community. This month, the Supreme Court ruled that the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination, also applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This decision serves as a vital and ...

2020 Community Garage Sales Sponsored by Team Nest Builder

Got Junk? Our Team Nest Builder 2020 Community Garage Sales are coming to a neighborhood near you! Sparta Mountain's Garage sale is being held 8/1 from 9-4pm! All Sparta Mountain households are invited to participate! Please visit to register today! Spaces are limited so make sure to register ASAP.

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Boating Safety Courses to Resume at Lake Mohawk

July 3, 2020

Both the NJ State Police Marine Bureau and U.S. Coast Guard have authorized Boating Safety Courses to resume effective immediately with some restrictions. 

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary from Lake Hopatcong will be conducting three classes at the Lake Mohawk Country Club on the following dates. 

Monday, July 13th and Tuesday, July 14th. 
Tuesday, July 21st and Wednesday, ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders June 24 Meeting Video (Audio only)

SUSSEX, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders June 24 Meeting Video (Audio only)


Carved In Stone

A Monumental History Lesson

On July 4, 1863, Union soldiers began the arduous and grizzly task of burying over 7,000 dead bodies in trenches and shallow graves. Later, as rains had washed away the ground cover re-exposing the stench of blackened and gnarled limbs, the town of Gettysburg took on the task of exhuming the bodies and consecrating them in the newly created Soldiers National ...