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Letters to the Editor

Thank You for Supporting the Sparta Education Foundation

May 21, 2015

Dear Editor, The Sparta Education Foundation’s inaugural Dragon Boat Festival drew thousands to the Lake Mohawk Boardwalk on Sunday, May 17.  This successful event was made possible ...

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Police Blotter

Police & Fire

Sparta Man Charged as Cocaine Importer, Money Launderer

May 21, 2015

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man planned to distribute “a large quantity” of cocaine from New York City into Morris County, said authorities today in announcing his arrest on drug and ...

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Advocating for Children

Finding Your Purpose

One of the most difficult things, I think, is for teenagers and young adults to be certain of a career decision, having little or no preconception about what that career entails or whether or not ...

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Insight from Sparta High School Students

No More Secrecy in Sparta

Overdose. Homosexuality.  Sex.  Abuse. Rape.  As a society, people find it difficult to discuss uncomfortable topics.  We allow ignorance to dilute truth because we are ...

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Health News You Can Use

Concussion Risk Greatest During Practice

Concussion risk greatest during practice for high school and college football players. Research published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association - Pediatrics, reveals that ...

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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.