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Sparta Board of Education Retreat

April 25, 2017

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, Public Law 1975, Chapter 231, notice is hereby given of a Board of Education Retreat of the Sparta Township Board of Education on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This meeting will be held at the Mohawk Avenue School Auditorium, 18 Mohawk Avenue, Sparta, NJ. No Board action will be taken. The public is invited to attend but no public participation will take place.

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Sparta Board of Education Retreat

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, Public Law 1975, Chapter 231, notice is hereby given of a Board of Education Retreat of the Sparta Township Board of Education on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This meeting will be held at the Mohawk Avenue School Auditorium, 18 Mohawk Avenue, Sparta, NJ. No Board action will be taken. The public is invited to attend but no public participation will take place.

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Sparta Board of Education Special Meeting Notice

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, Public Law 1975, Chapter 231, notice is hereby given of a Special Meeting of the Sparta Township Board of Education on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. to approve Finance and Operations related items and schedule a Board of Education Retreat for Saturday, April 29, 2017. This meeting will be held at the Mohawk Avenue School Auditorium, 18 Mohawk Avenue, Sparta, NJ. The Board reserves the right to take action and the public is invited to ...

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Newton Police: One Day, One Home, Multiple Heroin Overdoses

April 29, 2017

NEWTON, NJ – A residence on Halstead Street was the scene of four heroin overdoses in one day.  The Newton Police administered Narcan to three men and one woman in less than 24 hours at the same address.  Their subsequent investigation resulted in two other Newton residents facing multiple drug charges including distribution.

The Town of Newton has seen seven  heroin ...

Sparta Police Rescue Two Dogs from House Fire

SPARTA, NJ -A Sparta police officers rescued two dogs from a house fire on the afternoon of April 13.  Around 3:30 p.m.  Cpl. Rick Smith broke the rear sliding glass door of 65 Hillside Road to be sure no one was in the house that was on fire, police report.

With flames and smoke coming from the second story the police checked and found only the dogs at home.  After getting the ...

Sparta Recognizes April as 9-1-1 Month

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Township Council proclaimed the week of April 9 to 15 National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week and April  9-1-1 Education Month.  Mayor Gil Gibbs read a proclamation that was accepted by Acting Chief Neil Spidaletto. 

Spidaletto explained the police department sends dispatchers to school to talk with the first and second grade students and ...

The First Earth Day and Now

April 24, 2017

To the Editor: Earth Day

I went to the first Earth Day at a college in Jersey City. Earth Day had been proposed by Senator Gaylord Nelson, a Democrat from Wisconsin, and Pete McCloskey, a Republican Conservationist, for April 1970 after an oil spill in Santa Barbara, California.  We would have many more  of those in coming years.

At the first Earth Day, we students probably had a ...

Rumors of Poisoned Animals Spread After Two Dead Deer Were Found in Kenilworth

April 25, 2017

KENILWORTH, NJ- Rumors of poisoned animals are spreading after a post in the Union County Lost Pets Facebook Group showed a photo of two dead deer on a Kenilworth street. The resident who posted the photo also claimed that there was a dead cat in the same area.

According to comments on the Facebook page, the animals were found on Michigan Avenue and the deer show no major signs of ...

Sparta Softball and Paige Smith Shuts Down Jefferson

April 25, 2017

SPARTA, NJ - Seemingly pitching everyday, Paige Smith is still throwing strikes. Her complete game gave Sparta a 4-0 win over Jefferson for their seventh win of the season. 

Smith had 11 strikeouts and only gave up one hit. She got to two strikes on most batters and made Jefferson's batters miss badly with two strikeouts. She was not hit hard at all but great plays were made ...

Forgotten Soldiers: Why Congress Must Authorize an Emergency Expansion of the Afghan SIV Program

Congressional inaction to authorize visas for the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program has recently resulted in America breaking its promise of safety to thousands of Afghan interpreters and aides who risked their lives to assist US troops and diplomates. Such short-sighted policy undermines both our moral and national security imperatives.  It is morally reprehensible to abandon already ...

Need another reason to stop drinking diet soda? New research finds an association between artificial sweeteners, stroke and dementia.

Results of research published this week in the American Heart Association journal Stroke found that over a seven year period, people who drank one artificially sweetened beverage a day were almost 3 times (2.96 times to be exact) more likely to have a stroke caused by a blood clot than were people who didn’t drink artificially sweetened beverages. The same held true for dementia and ...

April 12, 2017 Sussex County Freeholders Meeting

Link to the video of the April 12, 2017 Sussex County Freeholders Meeting

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Scouts Honor Outstanding Women at the 23rd Annual Sussex County Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon

April 30, 2017

The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will be honoring local women at the Sussex County Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon.  Jackie Espinoza, Peggy Laddey, T Love, Deborah Reidmiller, and Lidia Zdunek will be recognized on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 11:00 am at The Lake Mohawk Golf Club in Sparta, for serving as exemplary role models for the youth of our area.  These ...