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Joint Newton Police, Sussex County Narcotics Efforts Earn New Drug Charges for 'Early Release' Offender

November 14, 2020

NEWTON, NJ—A Newton man was picked up on new heroin  and crack related drug charges the same day he was released early under Governor Murphy’s sentence and parole reduction law, police said.

On November 4, following a joint effort of Detectives from the Newton Police Department and the Sussex County Narcotics Task Force, Leigton Brown, 42 was taken into custody at his ...

Get your Christmas Tree at Sparta VFW Beginning this Weekend

November 26, 2020

SPARTA, NJ- It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The Sparta VFW has been getting set up for their annual Christmas tree sale.  Beginning Thanksgiving weekend trees can be purchased right on Main Street on the front lawn of the Sparta VFW.

According to Commander Pete Litchfield a large selection of fresh trees from six to 12 feet will be available every Friday, ...

Sparta Community and Area Volunteers Bring Thanksgiving Meals to Neighbors in Need

SPARTA, NJ- A group of volunteers once again helped to bring Thanksgiving meals to those in need in the community. 

“We have a very loving community,” organizer Mitch Morrison said.  He said volunteers and donors help to plate more than 1,350 Thanksgiving meals and desserts.

The individually packed meals were topped with a hand written note or card created by children ...

Sparta Planning Board Approves 70 Unit Apartment Project

November 22, 2020

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Planning Board voted to approve a 70 unit apartment complex at 53A Sparta Avenue.  The four-story buildings will be located behind the Burger King, years ago the site of an assisted living facility. 

The site is 2.6 acres on Block 5019 Lot 23 on the Sparta tax map. The schematic of the project shows two residential wings with a common area and gym ...

Reproductive rights

November 22, 2020

It's always about priorities for the Sussex County Board of Freeholders. 

 Too bad their priorities are misplaced. 

 With the county facing health and economic crises due to the pandemic, you would think the five Republicans tasked with leading our county would be focusing on these important local issues 

 They're not. Instead they side step and ...

Marijuana laws

A great American poet once wrote "The times, they are a-changing".

And in the immortal words of singer Bob Dylan, they are indeed.

Too bad no one told the Sussex County Board of Freeholders.

New Jersey residents voted overwhelmingly on November 3 to legalize the sale, possession and use of recreational marijuana.   The revenue from this legalization would be ...

2020 Totowa / West Paterson Fire Dept. Holiday Lights Parade Canceled due to COVID-19

November 23, 2020

TOTOWA, NJ - Due to the sharp increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, the Totowa and West Paterson Fire Departments made the decision to cancel the 2020 Holiday Lights Parade for the safety of the community and the first responders who organize and participate in the event. 

Organizers of the parade considered multiple options as a substitute for the parade, but could not find a ...

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Hot Toddy Recipes: 6 Variations on the Classic Holiday Cocktail

November 27, 2020

These days, enjoying a cocktail with friends can mean meeting outdoors. Want something that will warm everyone up as the evenings turn colder? Hot toddies to the rescue!

Hot toddies are traditionally made with whiskey or brandy, lemon, honey and hot water or tea. You can add different garnishes that will affect the flavor, such as apple slices, lemon wheels, star anise, cloves, a couple ...

Get Ready for Taxes: Steps to take now to make tax filing easier in 2021

November 27, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to take necessary actions this fall to help file federal tax returns timely and accurately in 2021.

This is the second in a series of reminders to help taxpayers get ready for the upcoming tax filing season. A special page, updated and available on IRS.gov, outlines steps taxpayers can take now to make tax filing easier in ...

The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders November 24, 2020 Meeting Audio

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ - The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders November 24, 2020 Meeting Audio

 

 

The New Normal Rockwell

Dear diary,

I love Thanksgiving. Even though I don’t get any presents, it is my favoritest holiday of the whole year.

On Thanksgiving Day our family gets together at our house. My aunts and uncles and cousins and grandmas and grandpas. Sometimes even some awkward girlfriends and boyfriends who we never see again after that. We light a fire in the fireplace and fill up the house with ...

2020 Totowa / West Paterson Fire Dept. Holiday Lights Parade Canceled due to COVID-19

November 23, 2020

TOTOWA, NJ - Due to the sharp increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, the Totowa and West Paterson Fire Departments made the decision to cancel the 2020 Holiday Lights Parade for the safety of the community and the first responders who organize and participate in the event. 

Organizers of the parade considered multiple options as a substitute for the parade, but could not find a ...