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Randolph Baseball Falls Short in Comeback Bid Against Delbarton

May 14, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ--The Randolph Rams baseball team fought hard and made a good comeback in a battle against Delbarton, but ultimately suffered a heartbreaking loss, 6-3, on Thursday, May 13, at Randolph High School. (Additional Game Photos in link at end of story)

The loss was a disappointment for the Rams, as Delbarton is traditionally a good baseball team and Randolph knew they were going to be ...

Novak, Holland, Rotola Lead Randolph Boys Lacrosse Over Pope John to Clinch Division Title

RANDOLPH, NJ- After falling in a closely played game to No. 17 ranked Ramapo on Tuesday, May 11, the Randolph boys lacrosse team rebounded to knock off No. 20 ranked Pope John on Thursday, May 13. ( Extra game photos in link at end of story )

The Ramapo game was the latest in a series of top ranked out of conference opponents on the Rams schedule, which served its purpose and helped prepare ...

Randolph Boys Take Morris County Relay Track and Field Championship, Girls Take Fourth Place

RANDOLPH, NJ- It came down to the final event, and after 5 hours of competition and a victory in the final race of the day (4x800 relay), the Randolph boys Track and Field team took victory at the Morris County Relay Championship.  The team of Alex Zacieracha, Evan Donovan, Alex Hai and Daniel Houston took a victory by a mere .80 seconds, to edge Delbarton by a time of 8:08.44 over the Green ...

Randolph Boys Volleyball Drops Close Contest With No. 10 Ranked Jefferson; Still Going Strong in NJAC

RANDOLPH, NJ- On Tuesday, May 11, the Randolph boys varsity volleyball team dropped a close match at the hands of No. 10 ranked Jefferson. While the Rams put up a great fight and clearly put a big scare into their top tier opponent, the Falcons ultimately won the match 2-0 (25-22, 25-22).

Randolph took an early 6-3 lead, which was quickly erased, courtesy of a 5-0 Jefferson run and an 8-6 ...

Randolph Boys Lacrosse Cruises to Victory on Senior Night

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph boys lacrosse team celebrated their annual senior night with a resounding win over Kinnelon by the score of 12-2 on Saturday, May 8.  Prior to the game, each senior was introduced with their parents for a presentation of flowers and a family photo. ( Link at end of story with extra game and senior parent / player photos ) 

“This senior night game was ...

Randolph High School Girls Track Team Ready to Make Itself Known

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph High School Girls Spring Track Team has experienced its fair share of challenges over the past year due to the COVID–19 pandemic and the effect it has had on both academics and athletics. Head Coach Kevin Higgins spoke to how the girls have coped with and adapted to the changes incited by the pandemic. 

“The kids have taken it in stride as they have ...

Randolph Softball Comes up Short Against Sparta; Bounces Back to Defeat West Morris

RANDOLPH, NJ- the Randolph softball team showed their grit in fighting back multiple times in a home game against Sparta before ultimately falling by the score of 10-8 on Monday, May 3. ( Additional Game Photos in link at end of story ) 

While the Lady Rams did take an early lead at 2-0 in the bottom of the first inning, they gave it up quickly when Sparta scored four runs in the top of ...

Rusak’s Walk-Off RBI Powers Randolph Baseball to Comeback Win Over Chatham.

Randolph NJ - The Randolph High School baseball team won in thrilling fashion on a game-winning single from Nick Rusak against NJAC division foe Chatham (0-6) on Monday, May 3 at Randolph High School. All in attendance were treated to a game full of ups and downs, but in the end Rusaks’s walk-off RBI single drove in fellow senior Justin Townsend to seal the deal for the Rams. ( ...

Randolph Girls Lacrosse Storms Out of the Gate With 4-2 Record

RANDOLPH, NJ- With a good mix of strong returning veterans and some talented newcomers, the Randolph girl’s lacrosse team was expecting a successful 2021 season.  Through their first six games of the year, the results have proved them correct as they have rolled out to a 4-2 record. ( Additional game photos in link at end of story )

“Our team mood has been awesome - we still ...

Randolph's Jesse DeNegri Reaches Third Straight NJ State Youth Wresting Finals; Claims Second Title

RANDOLPH, NJ- When Jesse DeNegri, a Randolph resident, took the mat at the USAW New Jersey Youth Wrestling Championship in early April, he was determined to make up for lost time.  Like many wrestlers, Jesse’s 2020 season ended abruptly when COVID robbed him of the opportunity to compete for a championship.

However, in 2021, Jesse would not be denied.  He managed to maintain ...

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Randolph High School Presents: The Addams Family, A New Musical Comedy on May 20 , 21 and 22 , outside at Randolph High School

May 12, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- A pandemic affects every family, even THE ADDAMS FAMILY, who have literally packed up their
Central Park mansion and moved to the Jersey suburbs...anything to maintain social distance guidelines!

As if quarantine, moving, social distancing from his wife, and adjusting to suburbia wasn’t hard
enough, Gomez Addams’ ultimate nightmare has come true: Wednesday Addams, ...

2021 Operation Take Back Yielded 631 Pounds of Medications

May 3, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ - Approximately 631 pounds of unwanted, unused or expired medications were collected during the 2021 Operation Take Back. 

The goal is to encourage the public to anonymously turn over unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medicine for proper disposal. Morris County residents dropped off 176 pounds at ShopRite of Greater Morristown, 68 pounds at Stop and SHop of Morris ...

NJ Tourism Stumbles During 2020 Coronavirus Crisis, But Industry Ready for Strong Rebound

May 13, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism report.

While the number of visitors declined to 84.6 million — a 27% ...

Vice Principal Michael Scott Selected as Next Shongum Elementary Principal

May 14, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- At tonight’s Board of Education meeting, the Board of Education approved the appointment of Vice Principal Michael Scott as Shongum Elementary’s next Principal. Mr. Scott will become the new Principal at Shongum Elementary effective July 1, 2021.

Mr. Scott received his Bachelor of Arts from Boston College, his Master of Arts in Teaching from The College of New ...

Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare's Health, Named New Jersey Biz 2021 Icon Honoree

May 12, 2021

Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare’s Health, a member of Prime Healthcare, was named one of New Jersey BIZ 2021 ICON Honorees. Recognized for his notable success and strong leadership within the healthcare industry, Mr. Finestein will be honored along with other Garden State ICON leaders during an awards ceremony to be held on June 22.

Brian Finestein, F.A.C.H.E. was ...

Saint Clare's Health Addresses Men and Their Sexual Health During Online Series, Let's Talk Health

On Thursday, May 6 , Saint Clare’s Health online series, ’Let’s Talk Health’ hosted by Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare’s Health, featured Dr. Lawrence Friedman, Chief of Urology, Saint Clare’s Health who discussed 'Men and Their Sexual Health.'

 

The community is invited to register for the FREE events online, as ...

The 8th Annual Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar, Dr. Charles Balch, to Present “The Surgical Management of Melanoma,” a Virtual Lecture, May 6

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, in partnership with OncLive, invites health care professionals and others interested in the surgical management of melanoma to a virtual lecture by internationally known melanoma expert Charles M. Balch, MD, FACS, FASCO.  Dr. Balch is this year’s Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar.  The free lecture and Q & A will be held on May 6, 11 a.m.

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Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...