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Newton High School Announces 2021-2022 Third Marking Period Honor Roll

May 3, 2022

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School announced the students who have qualified for Honor Rolls for the third marking period of the 2021-2022 school year.

Students who have a grade point average greater than or equal to 3.5 through 3.749 receive Cum Laude. Students who have a GPA greater than or equal to 3.75 through 3.999 receive Magna Cum Laude and students who have a GPA of 4.0 and above ...

Newton Board of Education Approves Capital Projects and Personnel Items

NEWTON, NJ – The Newton Board of Education approved two expenditures totaling $440,000 with funding to come from capital reserve funds.  The funds will go to purchase a 54 seat school bus for $140,000 and retrofitting the high school fire alarm system for $300,000.

Several personnel items were also on the Newton Board of Education agenda at their April meeting. 

James ...

Newton Robotics' Experience 2022 World Competition

HOUSTON, TX – Newton High School is being represented well by the students on Aperture Robotics Team.  The students are one of 450 teams from around the globe competing on the world’s robotic stage, coach James Hofmann said.

“This is the payoff for working long hours, putting in tons of extraordinary effort, reverse engineering and the completely iterative process ...

Newton Robotics' Experience 2022 World Competition

HOUSTON, TX – Newton High School is being represented well by the students on Aperture Robotics Team.  The students are one of 450 teams from around the globe competing on the world’s robotic stage, coach James Hofmann said.

“This is the payoff for working long hours, putting in tons of extraordinary effort, reverse engineering and the completely iterative process ...

Newton High School Holds First Career Fair

NEWTON, NJ – The gym was busy on Thursday with the school’s first Career Fair (and Meme Day as well.)  Businesses, military services, technical schools and colleges were among the organizations on hand to talk with juniors and seniors about their plans after they graduate from high school.

“Just start talking, they want you,” Director of Student Services Jessica ...

Newton Robotics Headed to 2022 World Championship in Texas

LEHIGH, PA –After a successful showing at the FIRST FMA Mid-Atlantic District Championship competition  Newton High School robotics is headed to the world competition in Texas.  Aperture Team #3142 finished in sixth place out of 126 teams at the competition at Lehigh University last weekend. 

“Our students kept making repairs and had ‘Austin’ ...

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Sussex County Courthouse is Location for Law Day Celebration

May 7, 2022

The Sussex County Bar Association (SCBA) recently celebrated Law Day, the annual, national celebration of the Rule of Law in the United States dating back to 1958.  The Bar Association honored the Newton High School Mock Trial team, along with attorneys Alan Strelzik and Thomas Ryan for their lifetime of service to the law.  Law Student Nathaniel Hontz delivered the annual Law Day ...

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Upcoming Events

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Sun, May 22, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

The Best of Van Kirk Museum

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If You’re a Homeowner, You Have Incredible Leverage When You Sell Today

In today’s housing market, homeowners have a great opportunity to sell their house and receive the best terms for their personal situation. That’s because there’s a limited number of homes for sale, which is creating competition among buyers. Right now, homebuyers want three things:

To be the winning bid on their dream home
To buy ...

Newton Police Department Offers 'Coffee with a Cop'

May 17, 2022

NEWTON, NJ – The community is invited to enjoy Coffee with a Cop on Thursday at Hayek’s Market.  The officers will be available to chat beginning at 10 a.m. at the Mill Street shop.

According to Newton Police Department the event is meant to “break down barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve by removing agendas and allowing opportunities to ask ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, May 22, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

The Best of Van Kirk Museum

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Sun, May 22, 3:00 PM

Sparta United Methodist Church, Sparta

Sparta Scout Troop to Hold Open House

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Obituaries

May 28, 1945 - Nov 18, 2021
Barbara Renee Goldberg, resident of Roseville, Ca. passed away peacefully at Wayside Care center ...
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Some Facts About Sodexo - Serving Sparta Schools for 28 Years

May 17, 2022

Hello, an actual Sodexo employee here! I was disappointed to read the Letter to the Editor from May 16 titled “The Untold Truth about Sodexo School Lunch”. First, I refer you to stateofchildhoodobesity.com for current statistics. Poor mental health over the last year cannot be contributed to Sodexo’s food, it can however be contributed to the effects of a global ...

The Untold Truth About Sodexo School Lunch

Childhood obesity rates have tripled since 2016, 664,000 people have gained mental health issues since last year. And there will be more plastic in oceans than aquatic life by 2050. Unfortunately they are all related. And it leads back to Sodexo school lunches, here is why: 

The recent trend of thousands of schools across America switching from their original lunch to using a company ...

Another Dog Bitten by Bear in Sparta

May 16, 2022

SPARTA, NJ -  A third dog has been attacked by a bear in Sparta.  On Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. police said they got a call from residents on Meredith Drive. Their dog had received “a laceration” from a bear.

“The homeowner said the dogs were barking like they wanted to go out,” Lt. Jeff McCarrick said. He said when they let the dogs out they ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

Sparta High School Students Hold Concert to Benefit Food Pantry

May 19, 2022

Sparta High School junior Remi Coleman and a group of his friends are holding a concert on June 1st, 2022 at 7 p.m. at Sparta High School at 70 West Mountain Road in Sparta.  All proceeds from this event will benefit the Sparta Food Pantry.  

Musical acts will be local bands including The Creator Wolfe, Dumpster Babies, Lifeboat, Sarah Kosker, and a special performance by Alex ...

Van Kirk Museum’s Spring Exhibit is Open 5/22 & 6/12

Sparta Historical Society presents “The Best of Van Kirk Museum” open on both Sunday, May 22 and June 12 from 1-4pm as the Van Kirk Homestead Museum’s spring exhibit.  Sparta Historical itself is celebrating its 20th Anniversary and this exhibit draws heavily upon its Museum’s impressive group of rare historic objects through its collection gifts and purchases.

Celebration Benefits Project Self-Sufficiency

The Hudson Farm Club will host a local celebration of the internationally acclaimed “Open That Bottle Night” in support of Project Self-Sufficiency on Saturday, May 21st, 6:00 p.m.  The unique event was originated more than 20 years ago by former authors of the Wall Street Journal’s “Tastings” column.  This year’s affair will include rare wines, ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Just a Second

May 20th is World Metrology Day.

I am counting down the hours on an atomic clock which is accurate to 1 second in 10 million years.

Metrology is the scientific development of systems of measure. Unlike Meteorology, the study of weather, you don’t have to be chipper and TV good looking to study Metrology. You do have to have geekish tendencies and more degrees than a thermometer, ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...