Elections

August 20, 2018

NEWTON, N.J. — As summer comes to a close, the election season is heating up. That means election related deadlines are approaching as well. Candidates for Sparta Township Council, a Faulkner Act municipality, must have nominating petitions turned into Township Clerk Kathleen Chambers at 65 Main ...

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NEWTON, NJ — Newton residents will now vote for town council members on the November ballot. After a long battle and much controversy, the petitioners’ request to let the voters have a say on the issue has been granted and the yesses have it.  The unofficial results of the special election that ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Newton residents will have a choice of candidates for the board of education election in November.  Four residents have submitted petitions for three 3-year terms. Joan Faye, John Jackson, Grace Dickson and Jenna Genung will be on the November ballot.  Faye and Jackson are ...

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NEWTON, NJ — Newton residents will be going to the polls on July 31, according to a superior court ruling on Wednesday. Members of the petition committee seeking to have a vote to move town council elections brought the suit, in an effort to stave off a special election caused by their ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The contentious issue of moving the Newton Town Council election has been settled, sort of. The town council members voted to allow a ballot question to move the elections, rather than act on the petition submitted during the campaign, at the meeting on Wednesday night. The council ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The petition to move elections from May to November was certified by the clerk and presented to the Newton Town Council at the meeting on Monday night.  The petition has been circulating since April and was a point of controversy in the recent council election campaigns. According to ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Town Council election, which has riled up the residents of Newton over the last few months, has finally come to an end, as the voting polls closed at 8 p.m. tonight. Incumbents Sandra Diglio retained her seat.  Newcomers Jason Schlaffer and Matthew Dickson garnered the most ...

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NEWTON, NJ - Polls are open in Newton today until 8 p.m.  Residents registered to vote may cast their ballot for on Newton Town Council. Polling locations are: #1 and #2 Newton Fire House at 22 Mill Street #3 and #5 Newton Municipal Building at 39 Trinity Street #4 Newton First Aid ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The seven candidates running for the three available Newton Town Council seats in this year’s election met at the Sussex County Performing Arts Center on Tuesday to debate some important issues surrounding the town of Newton. The structure of the debate was that each candidate got one ...

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NEWTON, NJ—There are seven candidates running for the three open seats on the Town Council in the May 8 election. Three of the seven running are incumbents and include the current Mayor, Wayne Levante, Deputy Mayor, Kevin Elvidge, and Council woman, Sandra Diglio. The newcomers include, Alex ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Four candidates for the Town of Newton Council have the same idea; move the election for council members to the November general elections.  Candidates Matt Dickson and Jason Schlaffer and Ludmilla Mecaj and Wayne Levante just do not agree on how to make that happen. As a Faulkner ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Newton Town Council candidates Jason Schlaffer and Matthew Dickson met with the community on Saturday, March 31 at 4 Chicks Café on Spring Street. The event, which according to Dickson was meant to be an informal way of allowing the community to get to know them as well as ask ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Matthew Dickson and Jason Schlaffer have announced that they will be running for Newton Town Council this election year. According to Dickson, their focus will be on “transparency, accountability, and growth. We believe in trying to have the community engaged in the decisions being ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Today Kate Matteson and Gina Trish announced their endorsement of Mikie Sherrill for U.S. Congress. Matteson and Trish ran as the Democratic candidates for Legislative District 24 in the 2017 election. New Jersey’s 24th Legislative District includes the Sussex County ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – In the wake of long-time Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen announcing his plans to not run for re-election, Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26), who represents Sparta Township, announced Feb. 3 his intention to run for the Republican nomination in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  Voters provided permanent relief to communities harmed by industrial pollution on Tuesday by approving an environmental coalition-led ballot question that prevents money earmarked for environmental restoration from being raided by Trenton lawmakers. The measure was declared passed ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The winner of the third seat for the Newton Board of Education has finally been declared by the Newton County Clerk’s office.  According the Jeff Parrot’s office Lisa Qarmout is the unofficial winner of the write-in battle. Qarmout received 280 votes Brenna Tekley   270 ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Newton Board of Education's highly contested race is over, sort of. With only two candidates on the ballot for three open seats things heated up as write in candidates vied for attention.  Incumbents Tina Larsen and Stella Dunn have retained their seats according to the unofficial ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Tina Larsen, who has been a member of the Newton Board of Education for the last seven years, is running for re-election in this year’s November 7 election. “I am rerunning for another term so that I may continue to work with and for the students, teachers and community of Newton.  I ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Stella Dunn, member of Newton Board of Education since 2011 is up for re-election in this year’s upcoming election on Tuesday, November 7. Dunn has been a resident of Newton since 2001 and has been on the Newton board for the past seven years; one year as the vice president and five ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Kim Guadagno is adamantly against New Jersey becoming a sanctuary state.  Guadagno recently released her proposal to completely ban sanctuary cities in New Jersey saying that sanctuary cities endanger the lives of the public, risk cutting ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The last day to register to vote in the November election is Tuesday, October 17.  The Sussex County Clerk’s office will remain open until 6 p.m. for registration.  The office is located in Suite 304 of the Cochran House Building at 83 Spring Street in Newton.  The voter ...

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