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Little Mister and Little Miss Event Goes Virtual This Year

May 25, 2020

NEWTON, NJ—The Little Miss & Little Mister Newton event will go on this year but not as usual.  As with the Miss Newton pageant, the youngster version will be held virtually. 

Applications are being accepted until noon on Thursday, May 28 and must be emailed to the recreation department or returned to own Newton Town Hall 39 Trinity Street, Newton, NJ 07860, attention ...

Sparta High School Photography Student Lukas Hein Shares 'Quarantine Through My Eyes'

SPARTA, NJ – The photography students at Sparta High School were given an assignment that is unique to the coronavirus shut down.  They were asked to create a photo time capsule of this COVID-19 socially distant experience. Lacrosse player Lukas Hein's photos on gray and rainy days add an element of emotion.

Christy Graham and Christine Mase told their students: “We are ...

Sparta High School Student is a Regular on Popular Netflix Series

SPARTA, NJ- People who have been home checking out Netflix during this pandemic shutdown have undoubtedly come across “Outer Banks.”  If they have, they have seen Sparta High School student Julia Antonelli. In the show she is Wheezie Cameron, the younger sister who does what younger sisters do.  She is nosey, she tattles and causes grief for her older sister and ...

Virtual Miss Newton Pagaent to Be Held in June

NEWTON, NJ – The health crisis will not stop the annual Miss Newton Pageant.  The new Recreation Coordinator for the town Gigi Regolizio said the pageant will be held virtually. 

The event will be held on Friday, June 12 at 6 p.m.

As in past years the winner will earn a $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must be between 17 and 21 on August 1, 2020. 

The application ...

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Project Help Veterans Group Announces Art Contest Winners

May 26, 2020

Sussex, NJ – And the winners have been chosen.

There is great, big - red, white and blue – bright spot in this otherwise colorless pandemic.

It comes from the kids that participated in Project Help’s Third Annual Poster Contest.  The students are in grades K through 12 and they hail from schools all over New Jersey.

Project Help is an all-volunteer veteran’s ...

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Protect Your Health: Do Not Put Off Important Medical Care

The safety of patients and team members is Atlantic Health System’s top priority. To make sure emergency departments across Atlantic Health’s hospitals remain safe for every patient who enters, reconfigured processes and facilities are in place to optimize safety and improve the patient experience.

All care is delivered with strict rules around social distancing, universal mask ...

NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

May 23, 2020

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...

Economic Recovery Should Begin Second Half Of The Year

Experts Predict Economic Recovery Should Begin in the Second Half of the Year

 

 

One of the biggest questions we all seem to be asking these days is: When are we going to start to see an economic recovery? As the country begins to slowly reopen, moving forward in strategic phases, business activity will help bring our nation back to life. Many economists ...

Employers can grant paid leave for COVID-19

May 27, 2020

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID-19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying home to care for themselves, a child or other family member.

 

In addition to the relief for employees, ...

The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders May 13, 2020 Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ -  The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders May 13, 2020 meeting video.

 

Terms of Graduation

Greetings graduating class of 2020! Woohoo! You did it!

I am honored and proud to offer these unsolicited congratulatory remarks on your incredible achievement, and to provide some inspirational words of encouragement as you move on to do all of the great and momentous things you truly are meant to do.

This was not a good year to be Seniors. As you know, people over 65 are at much higher ...