Police & Fire

Sparta Police: Broken Brake Light Leads to DWI Arrest

SPARTA, NJ – A Lake Hopatcong man has been charged with driving while intoxicated after a broken brake light drew the attention of Sparta Police Officer Timothy Lynott.  On August 5 around 1:30 a.m. Lynott saw Krzysztof Winiarski on Green Road, police report.

Lynott pursued the Winiarski and saw him make an illegal left turn onto Woodport Road.  Lynott pulled him over.  When the officer spoke with the driver, Lynott smelled alcohol, saw that Winiarski’s eyes were bloodshot and he slurred his words, police report. 

Cpl. Anotnello arrived on the scene to give back-up assistance. Winiarski was given field sobriety tests and then taken into custody.  He was taken to Sparta Police Department headquarters for processing and breath testing.

Winiarski was charged with DWI, illegal left turn, careless driving, failure to maintain lane, maintenance of lamps.  He was released pending a court date.

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Sparta Police: Over Weight Truck Driver Facing Drug Charges

October 16, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – A box truck drive is facing drug charges after being stopped on White Lake Road. Sparta Police Officer Steven Guido stopped Kyon Handcock on October 12 around 9:30 a.m. because the truck was oversized for the four ton weight limit, police say.

When Guido spoke with the 35-year-old Maplewood man the officer smelled marijuana.  Cpl. Rubino arrived to provide assistance as ...

Sparta Man Faces Drug Charges, Police Say

SPARTA, NJ – A traffic stop ended with drug charges for a Sparta man.  On October 4 at 9:13 p.m. Police Officer Erick Finley stopped Nicholas Ryan for not having lights on the front or back license plate, according to police.

When Finley spoke with the 20-year-old the officer smelled marijuana.  Finley got assistance from Sparta Cpl. Schomp and Police Officer Guido as he ...

Sparta Police Make Arrest in Home Burglary

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Police Detectives have solved a burglary that took place on July 13, 2017 with an Elmwood Park man now facing charges.  Police say Sparta homeowners came back from vacation to find their bedrooms had been ransacked and jewelry was missing.

Sparta Detective Hassloch’s investigation led him to a Cash-For-Gold shop in Clifton had some of the stolen ...

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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A Call for All Library Supporters to Vote "Yes" on Nov. 7

October 16, 2017

Dear Editor:

As a New Jersey resident and strong supporter of our local library, I urge all New Jersey citizens to vote “YES” on Tuesday, November 7 for the NJ Library Construction Bond Act, supporting libraries across NJ. 

Libraries are increasingly becoming the social hubs of our communities.This act  authorizes New Jersey to issue ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, October 17, 6:00 PM

Pope John XXIII High School, Sparta

2017 Comedy Show, Beefsteak Dinner & Tricky Tray

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

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Sat, October 21, 12:00 PM

Sparta Library, Sparta

Free Family Movie - Hocus Pocus

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, October 22, 11:00 AM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

2nd Annual Invitational Classic Car Show

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, October 22, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

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

Education

Mon, October 23, 10:00 AM

Sussex-Wantage Branch Library, Wantage

Free Diabetes Self-Management Workshop Series

Health & Wellness

Loss of Newton Child Sparks Request for Support

October 15, 2017

NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton is asking for donations to the GoFundMe page set up to help the family of Peyten Critchlaw.  “Any donations made will go to help Michele with any financial hardship she has during this tough time,” is the statement on the GoFundMe page.

Critchlaw died after suffering a medical emergency during her physical education class, in the Merriam ...

Former Governor Whitman Honored at Great Swamp Watershed Gala Celebration

October 15, 2017

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman was the honored guest at the Great Swamp Watershed Association 2017 Gala Celebration held Thursday night at the Brooklake Country Club.

Chatham residents turned out for the fundraiser that supports the yearly budget of the association, which is "dedicated to protecting and improving the water resources of the ...

Want to Take Your Business Global? New Jersey Businesses Eligible for Grant Funding

October 12, 2017

Are you a New Jersey business owner who has already realized the potential of a global market or an entrepreneur seeking to increase sales and profit by taking your business worldwide? 

The New Jersey Business Action Center (BAC) has been awarded a $606,151 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help New Jersey companies gain access to ...

11 Halloween Happenings For All Ages in Northern New Jersey

Get your ghoul on in Northern New Jersey this Halloween with everything from parades, dinner theater and bowling to fun runs, haunted houses and trunk or treats. Team Nest Builder knows there’s Halloween fun for everyone!

Saturday, October 21

5th Annual Dog Walk of the Dead, Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd, Augusta

New Jersey's premiere Halloween canine event involves ...

Excess Body Weight Associated with 13 Different Cancers

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Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting October 11, 2017 

 

NEWTON,NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting October 11, 2017 

 

Family Health

Second Opinion on Breast Cancer Program Offers Peace of Mind

A breast cancer diagnosis can change a person’s life. And during such devastating news, the sheer amount of information regarding treatment and follow-up care can quickly become overwhelming. However, patients are not alone in this fight. Atlantic Health System’s Breast Cancer Second Opinion Program at Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Overlook Medical Center, is helping provide peace of ...

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark Joins Statewide Hurricane Relief Effort for Puerto Rico

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NEWARK, NJ -  Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark (HFHGN) today announced it is partnering with “New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief” (NJ4PR) in a statewide effort to help the people of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

“Millions of American citizens in Puerto Rico are facing a crisis,” said Jeffrey J. Farrell, CEO, Habitat for ...