Sparta News

May 3, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – College Decision Day was Tuesday, May 1.  Many Sparta High School students wore their new college gear to celebrate the relief of having passed that major milestone. Anyone wishing to share photos of their students wearing their college shirts or hats are welcome to send them to ...

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CLIFTON, NJ - Twelve musicians from Helen Morgan School performed in the All-North Jersey Regional Elementary Honors Orchestra on Saturday, April 28 at Clifton High School. These orchestra students had the opportunity to rehearse and perform with other students from all over north-Jersey under the ...

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Centenary University Finishes Fourth At IDA Nationals PAINESVILLE, Ohio — Sarah Simms was named coach of the year by the Intercollegiate Dressage Association, (IDA) at its National Championship held at Lake Erie College, April 27 to 29. Under Simms’ guidance Centenary University was tops in ...

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NEWTON, NJ- The crosswalks on Spring Street and around the green were patrolled by Newton police officers on Tuesday.  Instead of looking to give out tickets, they were looking to give out coupons for discounted food. Newton Police Chief Michael Richards was joined by Newton officers, Newton ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar businesses will need to toss those plastic bags and find a more environmentally friendly way to bag purchases. And they would be given until next spring to find that new alternative, under a proposed measure introduced on May 1 by the borough council. If the ordinance is ...

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VERNON, NJ – The Sparta boys lacrosse team crushed Vernon on the Vikings turf 20-11 on Tuesday.  Jesse West led the team with seven goals, three assists and seven ground balls. Stelios Kroudis got six past the Vernon goalie, with two assists.  Russell Eberding won 15 of 21 faceoffs.  He ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The high school softball team lost another close game on Tuesday to Mount Olive 2-1.  Playing on the Spartan home field Mount Olive jumped out front in the first inning, scoring their only runs of the game. In the third inning, Paige Smith scored.  She was the only Spartan to cross ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School track athletes competed in the Randolph Relays this week end. The girls had a lot of success even setting school records. The Shuttle Hurdle Relay Team A of Carlie Wilson, Emily Kosker, Zoe Canzoniero and Gianna Macones established a new school record of ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The calendar approved by the Sparta Board of Education for 2018-2019 has some dramatic changes.  While the calendar was not available for the public to see before the board meeting, it was discussed at the meeting on Monday night and in the personnel committee meeting ...

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RINGWOOD, N.J. — Ringwood Manor's newly finished carriage barn exhibit will open to the public on May 6. The public is invited to visit the first section of the barn to be restored to the way it looked when the Hewitt family actively used it. Three original Hewitt carriages will be on display, ...

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SPARTA, NJ- A 70-year-old Sparta man has been charged with assaulting a police officer and driving while intoxicated.  On April 26 around 10:45 a.m. Police Officer Brian Porter responded to a local business having received a report of a disoriented, possibly drunk man, police report. Porter ...

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STONE TAVERN, N.J. — A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on May 10 to celebrate the new footing that has been installed in the grand prix ring at the Horse Park of New Jersey. The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. at the Horse Park of New Jersey, 626 Route 524, Allentown, NJ 08501 The first ...

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NEWTON, NJ—While baseball season started a little over a month ago, the Newton High School baseball team did not have their first home game for two weeks due to field conditions. On the day of their first home game, the sun was shining and the field was in perfect condition, almost like someone ...

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SPARTA, NJ - The halls of Sparta High School were open to the staff's children on Friday, April 27. The youngsters traveled from classroom to classroom, working with their parents and experiencing a day at Sparta High School. The school's Media Resource Center was the hub of all the days ...

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SPARTA, NJ - Winter has yet to release it's grip on Sparta Mountain.  

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SPARTA, NJ – Police Chief Neil Spidaletto addressed the township council members at their meeting last week as part of the recognition of 911 Education Month. Spidaletto relayed the story of a call about an unconscious child handled by Dispatcher Christina Brossman, as just one example of how ...

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ANNADALE, NJ – It took extra innings to determine the winner of the quarterfinal round of Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex softball tournament between Sparta and North Hunterdon.  The Spartans fell to the Lions by one in the ninth. It was a pitching duel with Paige Smith throwing eight and two thirds for ...

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PERRINEVILLE, N.J. — Helping Hearts Equine Rescue which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year will hold an open house on May 6 in honor of Help A Horse Day. In the last 10 years, Helping Hearts has helped hundreds of equines in need, young old and everything in between. At the open ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Newton man is facing drug charges after a traffic stop on Sparta Avenue.  On April 19 around 2:30 p.m. Police Officer Ben Griffin found the registration to be expired on Andrew Smith’s gray Toyota Camry, police say. When Griffin spoke with the 33-year-old driver the officer ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School baseball advanced to the semifinal round of the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex tournament having shutout Phillipsburg on Thursday 4-0. It was a defensive game with all of the runs scored in the top of the fourth inning.  Cole Patten got the shutout, striking out 12 while ...

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SPARTA, NJ –Boy Scout Troop 82 recently held a Court of Honor to award merit badges and rank promotions at the First Presbyterian Church on Main Street.  Chad Wood is a Tenderfoot. Andrew Kristiansen moved to Second Class Scout. Scott Wood is now a First Class Scout. Ryan Kurz earned ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Both Sparta High School golf teams were out at Lake Mohawk Golf Club playing Jefferson on Thursday.  The girls won easily with a score of 107 – 122.  The boys remain undefeated taking down Jefferson 166-180. Michael Foley posted the low score of 38.  Jimmy Apostolico was next with ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School softball defeated Newton 4-2 on Thursday in the second round of the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex tournament.  Delaney Forziati let the Spartan effort with two runs.  Olivia Bouma-Hannam and Emily Jacobs also crossed the plate for Sparta. Katie Esso went 1-for-2 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ –  During World War I, residents of New York City’s East Side began holding informal gatherings in the streets to honor people from their neighborhoods who were serving the Armed Forces. One hundred years later, “block parties” have become a favorite festive way for neighbors to ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – In a quaint white house near the border of Cranford and Garwood, 105-year-old Kurt Steiner sat at his dining room table, surrounded by cabinets that held his collection of Viennese glass and antique Limoge plates. At his table, he had his carefully taped together passport and exit ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Six Sparta teens found in the woods behind Alpine Beach parking lot have been arrested on drug charges.  According to police, over the course of months, the Sparta Detective Bureau had been following up on complaints about teenagers doing and dealing drugs in the area of Alpine ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Thirteen Hundred Miles.  That's the distance of a loop uniting three 9/11 memorial locations:  The World Trade Center, The Pentagon and the Flight 93 Memorial.  That loop is now a bike trail and today in Parsippany, at the Morris County September 11th Memorial, a celebration was in ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Just beyond the second star to the left in the sky lies Neverland, the place where Peter Pan and the lost boys live. The place where you never have to grow up. This is the setting for this year's Halsted Player’s spring musical. Directed by Meg Penny, Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. is based ...

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ROCKAWAY, NJ – On Saturday, Sparta High School girls track took home several medals from the Morris Hills Relays.  The 3x400 meter Intermediate Hurdle team took second with Carlie Wilson 1:09.19, Zoe Canzoniero 1:11.46 and Emily Kosker 1:11.97. Wilson, Canzoniero, Kosker and Gianna Macones ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man faces driving while intoxicated charges after crashing his car into a tree.  On April 22 around 4 p.m. Sparta Police Officer Erick Finley went to the home of Mitchell Panten, 61, on Sagamore Trail following up on the report of an accident, police say. Finley found ...

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