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Sparta Welcomes Fraser Cerra Law Firm

October 3, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – A new law office Fraser Cerra, has opened their doors in Sparta.  With family and friends gathered the Lauren Fraser and Janine Cerra cut the ribbon signifying the opening of their firm on Woodport Road.

The two women said they "are excited because we are a different law firm, we are community based.” The women explained they created foundation ...

Sparta High School Alumnus Graduates from Marine Corp Boot Camp

SPARTA, NJ - Sparta High School alumnus recently graduated from boot camp at the Marine Corp Recruiting Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina.  Nicholas Macierowski completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training on August 18.

Macierowski earned the title Expert Marksman and was an artist for his Platoon 2058. 

The next step for Macierowski is combat infantry training at Camp ...

Sparta Police: Speeding Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

SPARTA, NJ – A Pennsylvania man, stopped for speeding on Route 15, is facing drug charges.  Sparta Police Officer Erick Finley clocked Phillip Wilson going 73 mph in a 55 mph zone on August 26 at 2:30 p.m. police report.

When Finley spoke with the 36-year-old East Stroudsburg man the officer smelled marijuana inside the vehicle. Wilson said he had smoked pot in the vehicle in the ...

Sparta Police: One Car Accident Leads Numerous Drug Charges

SPARTA, NJ –The driver involved in a one car accident on Route 15 is facing multiple drug charges.  On August 10, Sparta Cpl. Frank Schomp and Cpl. Joseph Antonello went to investigate a crash reported in the area of Wilson Drive.  They found Tomas Molina had crashed his minivan into a utility pole, police report.

The 31-year-old Bloomfield man told the officers he had fallen ...

Sparta Board of Education Announces Plans to Build Turf Field

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Board of Education is planning to construct a turf field on the campus of Sparta High School, using money from the Capital account of the board’s budget, according to Superintendent Dr. Michael Rossi.  At the August board of education meeting, board member Michael McGovern asked Rossi to give an update on the athletic field ad hoc committee’s ...

Sparta Police: Sparta Woman Asleep at the Wheel Charged with DWI

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta woman asleep behind the wheel of her corvette has been charged with driving while intoxicated.  Sparta Police Officer Thomas Herd went to the intersection of Stanhope Road and Winona Parkway at 2:14 a.m. on August 22 where he found Any Redmond slumped over the wheel, police report.

Sparta Cpl. Graueholz arrived to assist.  The officers had to be careful ...

Sparta's Junior Police Academy, Loaded with Activity

SPARTA, NJ – There was a lot of police activity at the Sparta Middle School this week, as the Sparta Police Department held their annual Junior Police Academy.  On Wednesday, the 66 participants got to see the New Jersey State Police bomb squad robots, Atlantic Health helicopter, New Jersey State Police marine unit boat.  That was just the first day.

In addition to the big ...

Sparta Area Police Conduct Drive Sober Campaign

SPARTA, NJ – Once again Sparta Police will be participating in the statewide campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over aimed at stopping drunk driving.  The Sparta Police have received grant money from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety to increased patrols.  They have also gotten grant from the Attorney General’s Office Drunk Driving Enforcement Funds ...

Sparta Man Charged with DWI Leaving Krogh's, Police Say

SPARTA, NJ – Before he could leave White Deer Plaza a Sparta man was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated.  Sparta Police Cpl. Joseph Antonello went to the plaza around 6 p.m. on August 8 after receiving a call about a drunk man leaving Krogh’s trying to drive his car, according to police.

Sparta Police Officer Lynott assisted as Zilvinas Bitinaitis, 53, was ...

Sparta Rocks

SPARTA, NJ – Sometimes you have to look down to be uplifted.  You may have noticed painted rocks lying about around town.  Some are painted with pictures and designs, some have positive messages. 

This is not the work of elves, but local ‘artists’ looking to spread happiness one rock at a time. It is part of an initiative that is both national and ...

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