Sparta News

September 18, 2018

SPARTA, NJ — One project was to repair and improve the monument in front of Sparta VFW, the other project was to create a patio area around the flagpole on the plaza in front of town hall. Two young men earned their Eagle rank, recognized in a court of honor at the Mohawk House last week. The ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – A football player from Lenape Valley needs your vote.  Justin Peterson has been selected by the New York Giants and USA Football as part of their Heart of a Giant program. The initiative recognizes athletes for the good work they do on and off the playing field.  Peterson ...

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ASBURY, N.J. — The College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) New Jersey was held Sept. 15 and 16 at The Ridge, Asbury, N.J. USHJA President Mary Babick judged the horse show on Sept. 16. The day before, young riders learned from Olympian Nona Garson, who owns The Ridge. There was also a college ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducting their second class of athletes, coaches and teams on October 4.  The dinner will be held at Skyview Golf Club in Sparta beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s inductees include: Ted Barbato – Athletic Director/Coach Helene ...

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LIBERTY TWP., N.J. — The owner of a horse that was found wandering in the township on Sept. 8 has yet to come forward. The black gelding appears to be in good health but had no halter on and nothing to help identify him. He was taken in by Keith Klinger, who found him on Danville Mountain Road ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — A 7-year-old horse in Monmouth County is the third reported case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a serious, mosquito-borne illness in horses, in New Jersey for 2018. The horse had not been vaccinated against EEE in 2018 and was euthanized on Sept. 4, according to a ...

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SPARTA, NJ- Sparta High School football combined steady defense with some big plays and came out on top of West Morris Central 16-7 on Saturday at home. The game originally had been scheduled to be played on Friday night in Chester but the Wolfpack turf field project had not been ...

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SPARTA, NJ – On Friday afternoon the ballot position for the candidates for Sparta Township Council in the municipal clerk’s office.  Kate Chambers recorded the order after the names were drawn. The names on the ballot will appear: Dave Smith, Dan Chiariello, John Finkeldie, Molly ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School student Joshua Williams has been named National Merit Scholar Semifinalist according to guidance director Kacey Dalton. “The SHS administrative team and staff are all very proud of Josh,” principal Janet Ferraro said. “He is not only a very bright young man, but ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta High School field hockey team was shut out by Lenape Valley 3-0 on the Sparta home field.  Sparta outshot Lenape Valley 11-7 but Sparta could not get past the Patriot’s goalie. Splitting time in net for Sparta, Emma Cerra had five saves.  Morgan Denmead stopped ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Newton man was picked up on open warrants following a traffic stop.  On September 7 around 10 a.m. Police Officer Brian Porter stopped Kaseem Harris, 29 for equipment violation on the blue Ford Pickup truck he was driving on East Mountain Road, police report. Porter found Harris ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — A 10-year old Burlington County mare is the first reported case of West Nile Virus (WNV) and an Ocean County gelding is the fourth reported case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), each serious, mosquito-borne illnesses in horses, in New Jersey for 2018. Neither horse had been ...

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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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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School field hockey edged out Jefferson on Thursday 2-1. Kayla Collinson and captain Lucie Wolfson each got by Jefferson’s goalie Samantha Schorr.  Maya Tomko and Stephaine Villar each contributed with an assist. Emma Cerra was in net for Sparta stopped one Falcon ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man is facing charges including driving while intoxicated charges after being reported by other drivers about his erratic driving on Route 15 north.  On September 11 around 10:24 p.m. Police Officer Jonathan Poon found and stopped Saurabh Dubey, 39 in his white Honda, police ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Commissioner of Education on Wednesday withdrew a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before the State Board of Education members were set to vote on the plan.  "I think that it is unfortunate but we ...

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SPARTA, NJ — The plaza in front of Sparta Town Hall was filled with flags and banners in remembrance of 9/11. The annual Elks service of readings and ceremony was moved from the Lake Mohawk Boardwalk to the larger location. This year a number of Sparta’s first responders and community service ...

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LAFAYETTE, NJ — Nicola Jane Interiors, a design shop, has opened in Lafayette Village. The new company features Farrow & Ball Paints and Paper and Thibaut wallpaper and fabrics and the elegant creativity of Sparta resident Nicola Callaghan.  “The launch event was a huge success with guests ...

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AUGUSTA, NJ - The Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce's Annual Taste of Newton has been moved to the Conservatory at the Sussex County Fair Grounds.  It will be held on Monday, September 17 from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m.

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Seton Hall University student who died from injuries sustained when he fell from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Julian M. Mislavsky in a letter to the Seton Hall community from Interim President Mary J. Meehan. Mislavsky was a senior ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta field hockey lost a close one to Newton.  Playing on the infield of the Sparta track, Newton scored the only goal of the game in the first half. Angela Belillo scored for the Braves on the assist of Sydney Pavlishin. Sparta keepers split time in the box; Emma Cerra had two ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Devin Ryan of Long Valley, N.J. and McLain Ward, of Brewster, N.J. are among the definite entries for the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018. Led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland, the show jumping competition kicks off on Sept. 19 and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said. The donations were 6.8 ...

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NEWTON, NJ - Once again rain has caused the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce's Annual Taste of Newton festival will now be held on Monday, September 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

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SPARTA, NJ – Candidates for Sparta Township Council were asked to submit responses to three questions:  Why are you running, what has prepared you for this position, what is your educational/professional background? The responses can be found in the Candidate Statement section on TAPinto ...

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SPARTA, NJ — The community may be surprised to know that funds added to the Sparta Board of Education budget at the annual hearing will not be spent as they hoped. Sparta school district has lost $393,810 in state aid and the shortfall has to be covered.  The official story from the state was ...

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  Avellino Productions Presents JOE PISCOPO in “Joey Benefit” 'Let’s Make a Movie With Joe and Friends' A Magical Evening of Entertainment Truly Like no Other    COLTS NECK, NJ: You are Invited: On Saturday, September 22, 2018  it’s ‘Lights! Camera! Action!!’ as many Colts Neck ...

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NEWTON, NJ - Due to inclement weather the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce annual Taste of Newton will be held on Tuesday, September 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m. according to town officials

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Police Department advises Route 15 is NOW OPEN. It had been closed in both directions near mile marker 14 – the railroad tracks near the Bagel Station. According to Sparta Lt John Lamon a dump truck hit a telephone pole, pulling wires down.  The road has been closed since 5 ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Candidates for Sparta Board of Education were asked to submit responses to three questions:  Why are you running, what has prepared you for this position, what is your educational/professional background? The responses can be found in the Candidate Statement section on TAPinto ...

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