Police & Fire

Fire in Oak Ridge Auto Junk Yard

OAK RIDGE, NJ- A large fire at Sar's Auto Wreckers, auto junk yard off of School House Road in Oak Ridge is visible for miles.  No injuries have been reported.  Fire companies from Sparta, Roxbury, Riverdale and others are on the scene to assist Jefferson Township.  School House Road is closed.  Consider taking an alternate route if planning to travel through Oak Ridge in the area of Ridge Road near Ridge Field/Ralph Ackerson Field and Russia Road, School House Road and Weldon Road near Bowling Green. 

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Sparta Police: Traffic Stop for Speeding Leads to Three Arrests

September 16, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – Three men were arrested after being stopped for driving 80 mph on Route 15 north on September 12 around 10:30 p.m.  Sparta Police Officer Thomas Snyder stopped Juan Loenardo for exceeding the 55 mph speed limit and smelled marijuana when the officer spoke with the driver, police report.

There were three other passengers in the car with the 22-year-old from Toms ...

Two Newton Men Face Drug Charges After Report of Suspicious Vehicle, Sparta Police Say

SPARTA, NJ – Acting on a call about a suspicious car parked at the end of a cul-de-sac on Crownview Court, two Newton teens face drug charges.  On September 5 around 11:41 a.m. Cpl. Richard Smith found the car in question with Pennsylvania tags parked on the road with no occupants, police report.

While looking for the driver Smith found fencing around a vacant property that appeared ...

Sparta Police: Costly Call for Flanders Driver

SPARTA, NJ – A woman talking on her cell phone while driving caught the attention of Sparta Cpl. Marc Rubino on September 7 around 9 a.m.  When Rubino spoke the driver Megan Gorrell about what he had seen, the officer smelled burnt marijuana in the car, police report.

The 24-year-old Flanders resident said she has smoked marijuana earlier at a friend’s house.  With the ...

Obituaries

- Jun 2, 2017
Jillian Mari Baluyot, 17, of Nutley, passed away on June 2, 2017. Born in Secaucus, she lived in ...
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- Feb 21, 2017
Marisa Rincon (30) passed away in Randolph on February 21,2017. She was born is West Chester, PA ...
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Nazi Signs on a Diner

September 19, 2017

To the Editor: 

I was at the Champion of the Grill, when a Reporter and a Photographer, both told me of the writings on the Airport Diner on the outskirts of Sussex Borough. Such behavior is either the worst form of non-utilitarian delinquency or the action of a individual or individuals  with a low sense of self and an abundance of hate.  Much can be contributed to the ...

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Sat, September 23, 8:00 AM

Perona Farms, Andover

10th Annual Oral Cancer Foundation Walk/Run in ...

Health & Wellness

Sat, September 23, 9:00 AM

Clipper Pavilion, West Orange

4th Annual Heroes for Children 5k and Family Fun ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Sat, September 23, 10:00 AM

Sussex County Fairgrounds, August

47th Annual Peters Valley Craft Fair

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Sun, September 24, 7:00 AM

Hopatcong State Park, Landing

Fifth Annual “LHF Lake Loop” Set For September ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness Sports

Sun, September 24, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Princess White Deer: A Woman, a Mohawk, and a ...

Education

Annual Taste of Newton Event Brings Hundreds to Spring Street

September 19, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—Over 300 people filled Spring Street on Monday night to indulge in food and drink creations from local restaurants.

The event, which ran from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., included 21 different restaurants who shared some of their local dishes and drinks with the event goers.

The restaurants who participated included:

Andre’s Lakeside Dining
Applebee’s ...

Hillsborough: Children's Singer/Songwriter Faces Child Pornography Charge

September 19, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – Eric. S. Komar a township resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide was arrested at his home Tuesday and charged with receiving and distributing images of child sexual abuse, according to Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.

 Komar, 46, was arrested by special ...

7 Smart Tips For Using Wallpaper in Your New Jersey Home

If the mention of wallpaper has you envisioning Grandma’s dated floral pink pattern or old-fashioned floor-to-ceiling flocked bathroom walls, think again!  Wallpaper today features in many an interior decorator's home design and brings a breath of fun and drama to today’s New Jersey homes.  Team Nest Builder recommends these 7 smart tips for incorporating wallpaper into ...

Is your moisturizer “hypoallergenic, fragrance free, and dermatologist recommended”? Don’t be so sure!

Dr. Steve Xu and colleagues at Northwestern University examined the ingredients of the 100 top selling skin moisturizers and found that 83% of those claiming to be ”hypoallergenic” contained an ingredient that could cause an allergic reaction and 45% of those claiming to be “fragrance free” had a botanical or similar ingredient. Further, they found that product claims of ...

The September 13, 2017 Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting

NEWTON, NJ - The September 13, 2017 Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting.

 

CCM Radiography Students Once Again Obtain a 100-Percent Pass Rate

September 19, 2017

RANDOLPH, NJ – Radiography students from the Class of 2017 at County College of Morris (CCM) recently obtained a 100-percent pass rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) exam.

This is the third time in recent years that CCM Radiography students have gained a 100-percent pass rate. The CCM classes of 2014 and 2012 also had perfect pass rates. The Class of 2017 ...