Sussex County News

September 15, 2018

SPARTA, NJ — A classroom in the Helen Morgan School has an “elevated level of Aspergillus/Penicillium, a common type of mold,” according to a statement sent by Sparta superintendent Dr. Michael Rossi.  "Helen Morgan parents are very concerned. Mold can be a serious issue, with serious side ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ – A former Newton resident was picked up on charges of theft after trying to deposit a check that had already been deposited.  According to Franklin Borough police, Terry Baughman, 27, took a check from a friend’s home in East Stroudburg, Pennsylvania and tried to deposit it into the ...

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JEFFERSON, NJ –A water main is scheduled to be replaced beginning on Tuesday, August 7 on Ridge Road, which is Glen Road in Sparta.  Sparta police warn motorists to expect delays especially during peak travel times.

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SPARTA, NJ- A group of nearly 30 Sparta High School Russian language students, teachers and chaperones gathered on the sidewalk of the school for a photo before departing on the first international field trip from the school district in two years. Students will travel to Russia for nine days of ...

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SPARTA. NJ — The students in Andrew Lowery’s Heroes and Heroines senior English class had a special visitor last week. Gillian Lichota from iRise Above Breast Cancer foundation met with Lowery’s students and students from Kate Brennan’s Women’s Studies class as well as Emily Scott’s AP Government ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man is facing additional charges after driving with a suspended license.  On June 1 around 7 a.m. Sparta dispatch got a call reporting Matthew McCann, 47 was driving with a suspended license, police said. Police Officer Thomas Snyder stopped McCann in a black Audi on Sparta ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta High School photography student took home the top honor from the County College of Morris sixth annual photography competition from over 600 entries. Three other Sparta students also earned honorable mention in the event sponsored by the CCM Photo Club. Reese Vanduk, a ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Police Officers have picked up three people on outstanding warrants recently in unrelated traffic stops. On March 20, around 7:30 p.m. Sparta Police Officer Erick Finley stopped 25-year-old Newark resident Crystal Dejesus for a broken tail light on her silver Toyota.  Finley ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A man from Bronx, New York was arrested on a myriad of charges stemming from his attempt to deliver a used car to Montague.  Jorge Villanueva caught the attention of Sparta Police Officer Erick Finley on Route 15 because his Nissan Pathfinder had a cracked taillight, police say. On ...

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SPARTA, NJ –As a show of unity and protest for the school shooting in Parkland Florida one month ago, a couple hundred Sparta High School students walked out of school, standing in silence for 17 minutes.  Each minute represented each of the students killed in the school shooting. Sparta ...

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BYRAM, NJ - The Byram Intermediate School has been recognized as a School to Watch.  The school is one of eight middle schools in New Jersey to receive the designation. "We are so proud of this group of educators who have created one of the most dynamic schools in the state of New Jersey," ...

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ANDOVER, NJ - What started out as a planned walkout by students to show their support for the Parkland victims ended in a civics lesson on the strength and compassion of a whole school community. Eighth grade students at Long Pond School were aware of a growing planned demonstration via social ...

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SPARTA, NJ - On Sunday, January 21, 2018 Scouts, parents and friends of Boy Scout Troop 150, along with members of the Sparta community, gathered at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church to celebrate the eight of the Troop’s newest Eagle Scouts.  Buddy Al-Aydi, Tyler Holden, Andreas Oleinyk, Ben ...

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SPARTA, NJ - Students at Sparta High School had a visit from New Jersey Senator Steve Oroho last week.   Emily Scott’s Advanced Placement Government and Politics class were able to hear first hand what a state senator does on January 19. Oroho did a great job of explaining his job to us and the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township has a new judge, it’s official.  On Tuesday night at the regular township council meeting Paris Eliades was sworn in by retired Sussex County Superior Court Judge James Farber.  Eliades' wife Ginny was by his side to hold the bible while he took his oath.  Following ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Mohawk Avenue School students, staff and families participated in their annual Note in a Coat drive as part of their Mohawk Makes a Difference program. Having collected more than 150 coats of all sizes, “it has been another successful year,” Guidance Counselor Pam Fauerbach ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Alpine Elementary School students in Kristi Diklich’s classes had a special visitor on December 13.  Local author and illustrator Elizabeth Rodger stopped by to talk with the first and second grade children about writing. Rodger “took the students through the process of creating ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A fired employee has been charged with theft for selling her former employers property on ebay.  On November 11, 2016, the owner of Rise-n-Shine products reported the theft to the police, according to police.  Rise-N-Shine on Woodport Road sells vitamins and hair ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A man from Port Jervis, New York was arrested on drug charges after being stopped for a missing license plate.  On December 12 around 1:30 a.m. Sparta Police Officer Christopher Favaro stopped a silver Toyota Camry on Route 15, driven by David Formisano, 18, police report. Favaro ...

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