Newton Board of Education Decides to Expand Merriam Avenue School, Close Halsted

February 16, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Board of Education voted unanimously take the next step in addressing the facility needs of the district at a special meeting on Tuesday.  They have decided to expand Meriam Avenue School to eventually house Newton’s pre-kindergarten through eighth grades. 

The board’s resolution directs Donna Snyder, the Business Administrator, to write up a ...

Newton Municipal Offices Closed Feb 9

NEWTON,NJ - The Town of Newton municipal offices will be closed today, February 9 due to inclement weather.  

Please send information of other closures and cancelations to Updates will be published as information becomes available.


Wexler Associates: Local Computer Fix-it

SPARTA, NJ - A local man can help you find the answer to computer problems that plague nearly everyone at one time or another.  Shelby Wexler began fixing computers while attending Caldwell College [now Caldwell University] “because I found my college’s IT department wasn’t around 24/7 to the students in the dorm.”

After graduation, Wexler was hired on a short-term ...

Significant Power Outages Affect Sparta and Ogdensburg

SPARTA, NJ – Power outages affect residents of Sparta and Ogdensburg on Monday night.  According to JCP&L’s Trisha Ingram approximately 1,200 people are still without power as of 11:30 p.m.  The outage is due to an “issue at the substation,” according to the spokesperson.

At 10:18 p.m. JCP&L was reporting 3032 or 8640 customers in Sparta or 35 percent ...

Newton Parking Authority Announces Changes: Free Parking, Closed Lot

NEWTON, NJ – Parking changes have been announced in Newton, some temporary some long term. Beginning Monday, December 19 at 8 a.m. Lot #5 on the corner of Spring Street and Union Street will be closed.  A new parking lot will be temporarily available, beginning Friday, December 16 at 8 a.m. on Trinity Street, according to town officials.

During the holiday season parking fees are ...

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Army recruiting sees historic mission increase

February 15, 2017

U.S. Army leaders recently announced the need for 6,000 additional active-duty recruits and 1,500 additional Army Reserve recruits by the end of September as a result of the National Defense Authorization Act’s increase in the Army’s size.

U.S. Army Recruiting Command will see the largest in-year mission increase in the command’s history, bringing the original mission of ...