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Town of Newton Honors Those Who Gave All This Memorial Day

May 27, 2020

NEWTON, NJ—While the ceremony was virtual, the Town of Newton officials honored military men and women who fought and gave their lives for our freedom.

The Town Manager, Thomas S Russo Jr. was the Master of Ceremonies this year. The ceremony was hosted on the Town of Newton’s Facebook page and was live beginning at 11 a.m. on Monday.

The Hontz Family was on hand ...

Newton High School Alumnus Commissions as Army Second Lieutenant, Graduates from Loyola University

NEWTON, NJ- An American flag, donated to the Town of Newton will be flown on May 15 to honor the accomplishments and commissioning of Newton High School alumnus Andrew Cooney.

Cooney will be commissioning as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army as he prepares to graduate from Loyola University.  Cooney has earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Political Science with a ...

Remembering: One Year Ago Newton Lost Lexi Faye

NEWTON, NJ—One year, 365 days have gone by since Lexi Faye, who was only 17, left this earth after a tragic accident on May 11, 2019.

Messages of love flooded the Faye’s Facebook pages, with sentiments of remembrance on the day with many white hearts. White was Lexi’s favorite color.

One way her life will be remembered is through the Lexi Faye Heart of Gold scholarship.

Sussex County Could See Military Jet Tribute Flyover on Tuesday

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –  People in Sussex County might get to see New Jersey Air National Guard or NJANG jets pass overhead tomorrow during an “Air Force Salutes Flyover.”

The planes, from the NJANG’s 177th Fighter Wing and 108th Air Refueling Wing are planning to fly over 14 sites across the state as a tribute to medical workers fighting ...

Mother Daughter Team Delivers Meals to Sparta Seniors

SPARTA, NJ- When Knoll View had to close their doors to visitors weeks ago because of COVID-19, this meant residents of Knoll Heights who rely on meals on an “as needed basis” from the assisted living facility would have to look elsewhere for food.

Joanie Shaw, member of the Senior Advisory Committee reached out to Councilwoman and former liaison to Sparta’s Senior Advisory ...

Sparta High School Grad Runs for 'No Kid Hungry', How You Can Join Him

SPARTA, NJ- A Sparta High School Alumnus is doing his part to “flatten the curve,” while supporting children in need.  Jack Valentine began his efforts with University of Vermont classmate Angie Salvi selling t-shirts with a “Flatten the Curve” message and logo.

They expanded their efforts with a weeklong Flatten the Curve Virtual Run-a-thon “ 100% of the ...

Newton Residents Share Support for Police, Hospital Staff and Ambulance Squad

NEWTON, NJ –The coronavirus health emergency is challenging the community but also bringing out the best in folks.

Town Councilman Matthew Dickson’s took a moment during the council meeting on Monday to recognize local businesses that have supported the staff at Newton Medical Center, Newton First Aid Squad and Newton Police Department during the coronavirus health ...

Nielsen Ford and Mohawk House Team Up Providing Meals to Newton Medical Center Staff

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – A truck load of meals departed from the Mohawk House on Thursday afternoon headed to the Newton Medical Center.  Nielsen Ford donated 150 “super comfort food” meals to the staff and first responders at the hospital.

Nurse Chris Alvarez said, “It was coordinated beautifully.  A lot of care went into it.”  He said the individually ...

Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry Encourages Clients, Needs Drivers and Donations

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – The coronavirus shutdown of schools and businesses has created pressures on the county food pantries.  In Sparta the Ecumenical Food Pantry serves not only the residents in Sparta but throughout the county as well.

Food Pantry Director, Valerie Machio said for their 30-year history the Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry has relied on donations and volunteers.  ...

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Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry continues to supply food and supplies-- its going to take a village..

May 20, 2020

Almost every week of the year the Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry is open to people who need food and supplies. The organization’s President, Valerie Macchio, manages a multitude of details this volunteer position requires-providing detailed accounts of people that are served, managing cooperation between local organizations ,ordering, picking up and delivering-whenever and wherever the need ...

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Sparta Police: Sparta Man Charged with DWI After Crash

May 28, 2020

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man is facing drunk driving charges after crossing into the opposite lane and crashing into a Vernon woman.  On May 26, around 7 p.m. Sparta officers went to the scene of the accident on West Shore Trail, police said.

David Bauer, 59 had crashed his gray Ford Fusion into Maria Oliveira.  Oliveira had two passengers in her black Mazda CX, a 76-year-old ...

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 ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

New Jersey Prosecutors Issue Statement on George Floyd Death

May 31, 2020

Message from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey

The images of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis are deeply disturbing.  Mr. Floyd’s death is being investigated not only by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI in Minneapolis, but by the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights division, as it should be.

As ...

Why Summer 2020 Is THE Real Estate Season!

Why This Summer Is the 2020 Real Estate Season

 

With stay-at-home orders starting to gradually lift throughout parts of the country, data indicates homebuyers are jumping back into the market. After many families put their plans on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, what we once called the busy spring real estate season is shifting into the summer. In 2020, ...

NJ Human Services Announces Availability of Up to $20 Million in Health and Safety Grants for Child Care Centers and Youth Camps

May 31, 2020

$5k and $2k Grants Available; Emergency Child Care Assistance Program to Continue through June 30th

 

TRENTON –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19.

Child care ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders May 27 Virtual Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders May 27 virtual meeting video.  Please note the meeting is audio only.

 

Rules of Engagement

The unofficial start to summer has begun and people are emerging gingerly from their Covid-free lairs like bears from hibernation. And after months living in quarantine without pants or haircuts, the question on all of our minds as we contemplate going out in public is, how is this supposed to work?

Here are some useful etiquette tips to help you open up this summer.

There seems to be so ...