Sparta Top Stories

September 30, 2020

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township accepted a bid from Bank of New York to issue notes at a rate of 0.42437%, according to township manager Bill Close at the council meeting last week. Included in this one year issuance is funding for the water and sewer utility, a roofing project and the municipal fuel ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Public Library parking lot will be closed on Thursday morning. 

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported nine new cases and no additional death on September 30. As of September 30 there were 1599 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 1,307 recovered coronavirus patients. One prior positive case has been reassigned out of the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began his COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Wednesday, Sept. 30, by reporting on the successful reopening of schools overall in the state, despite 11 "outbreaks" of schools with two or more cases.  “Our overarching aim remains ensuring that our schools do not ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported two new cases and no additional death on September 29. As of September 29 there were 1591 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 1,306 recovered coronavirus patients. Governor Murphy signed his $32.7 billion budget that includes ...

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SPARTA, NJ-Witches were on parade on Saturday, paddleboarding for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Intervention Services or DASI. A coven of about 40 Stand Up Paddle or SUP boarders dressed for the occasion, departing from Beach 5 making their way to Beach 1. Dodie Guardia and Susan Parrnell ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The Sparta Police Department, Sparta Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services are inviting the community to join them for a National Night Out at 5 West Shore Trail, on Friday, October 2 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Children can come dressed as their favorite superhero to meet first ...

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NEWTON, NJ -An unfortunate sign of the times, Newton football will suspend practice and games for two weeks following report of a player testing positive for COVID-19.  Newton Superintendent Kennedy Greene announced on Monday afternoon Braves football will resume practice October 12. Greene ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 27 new cases and no additional death on September 28, in their first report since Friday, September 25. As of September 28 there were 1,589 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 1,297 recovered coronavirus patients. One positive ...

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NEW JERSEY — The front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey appears to now be in Ocean County, which has made up 28% of the state's 3,660 new cases over the last six days.  Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Monday that a “hotspot team” will soon increase testing capacity in ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The Sparta Town Hall will be getting a new roof.  Beginning September 29 the solar panels will be removed and temporarily kept in storage units delivered to the back of town hall on Monday, Township Manager Bill Close said at the township council meeting last week. The roof ...

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SPARTA, NJ- Prayers of protection were said in front of the Sparta Township municipal building on Saturday.  A group of about 20 parishioners from Our Lady of the Lake gathered with a banner petitioning prayers from St. Michael.  Led by Rafael Gonzalez, they said “two Rosaries for the police to ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The township will be holding another shredding on Saturday, October 3.  The event will be held rain or shine at the municipal building, 65 Main Street, township manager Bill Close announced at the council meeting last week. “This has been a very popular event,” Close ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 16 new cases and no additional death on September 25. County officials will not release any data until September 28. As of September 25 there were 1,562 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 1,295 recovered coronavirus patients.

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 16 new cases and no additional death on September 25. County officials will not release any data until September 28. As of September 25 there were 1,562 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 1,295 recovered coronavirus patients.

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sussex County Health Department is calling the recent number of students testing positive for COVID-19 an “outbreak,” according to acting Superintendent Patrick McQueeney.  At the outdoor board meeting on Thursday night McQueeney updated the board and community on recent ...

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TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID-19 press briefing today, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he has extended the public health emergency in New Jersey for an additional 30 days. These declarations, unless extended, expire after 30 days. “As we enter the Fall season, it is important to continue to ...

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NEWTON, NJ—With the announcement of the start of Fall Sports to begin on September 14, comes the realization that a portion of the Fall season has been missed. Newton High School seniors who play a fall sport have been invited to submit information about how COVID-19 has affected them during their ...

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TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID-19 press briefing today, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he has extended the public health emergency in New Jersey for an additional 30 days. These declarations, unless extended, expire after 30 days. “As we enter the Fall season, it is important to continue to ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 16 new cases and no additional death on September 25. As of September 25 there were 1,562 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 1,295 recovered coronavirus patients. One positive test attributed to Sussex County has been ...

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SPARTA, NJ- In response to the reports of Sparta High School students testing positive for COVID-19 elected officials and administrators from the board of education and township council met with county officials to discuss sharing resources, opening lines of communications and greater cooperation ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A proclamation declaring September National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month was accepted by local residents Marjorie Strosahl, Jeri Doherty, Kathy Sheperd and Marianne Bayliss on behalf of National Alliance on Mental Health or NAMI. On Tuesday night at the township council ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 14 new cases and no additional death on September 24. As of September 24 there were 1,547 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 1,295 recovered coronavirus patients. One positive test attributed to Sussex County has been ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Governor Phil Murphy was joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Thursday morning for a live virtual conversation on COVID-19 (coronavirus) in New Jersey. The national expert in infectious disease said that he often points ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Branchville man is facing drunk driving charges after a traffic stop on Glen Road.  On September 19 around 1 a.m. Sgt Fraser stopped Kevin Woodhead, 25 because he was weaving, police said. Officer Phil Longo arrived to assist and administered field sobriety test.  Woodhead was ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The Sparta Township Council is accepting applications from community members interested in volunteering to serve on the Special Assessment Committee.  The announcement was made at the township council meeting on Tuesday. The committee will be tasked with creating the formula for the ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported six new cases and no additional deaths on September 23. As of September 23 there were 1,534 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 1,277 recovered coronavirus patients. Two positive tests attributed to Sussex County have been ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Lafayette woman was taken to the hospital after she crashed off Demarest Road.  On September 16 around 9:30 p.m. Police Officer Thomas Herd found Danielle Enman, 33 had gone off the road, about 20 feet into the wood, police said. Enman, the only person in the car, appeared ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The state is piloting a mobile app that will notify residents if they have been in close, prolonged contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said state employees as well as students from Montclair State University, ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township Manager Bill Close announce three paving projects at the township council meeting on Tuesday night.  Three township parking lots will be milled and paved, requiring closures beginning this week. The lower level parking lot at Sparta Town Hall will be closed on ...

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