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Fri, July 10, 5:30 PM


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Education Religions And Spirituality

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Looking for a little Jewish or Jew-ish Connection? Check out “Welcome Shabbat” Fridays at 5:30pm for 30 minutes of secular and Jewish songs and readings. Watch on the MAKOMnj Facebook page or join via Zoom. Go to to the events tab for more info.

Virtual ZOOM room or MAKOMnj Facebook page Morristown, NJ 07960

Thu, July 16, 5:30 PM

Sparta High School, Sparta

Sparta Board of Education Special Meetng


Add to My Calendar 07/16/2020 5:30pm 07/16/2020 6:30pm America/New_York Sparta Board of Education Special Meetng

Sparta Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 5:30 pm at the Sparta High School to vote on a separation agreement with Dr. Rossi and other personnel matters.

The Board will convene into executive session at the end of the public portion of the meeting for matters of personnel and attorney/client privilege.

17 West Mountain Road Sparta, NJ 07871

Fri, July 17, 5:30 PM


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Add to My Calendar 07/17/2020 5:30pm 07/17/2020 6:00pm America/New_York Welcome Shabbat (adding a little Jewish or Jew-ish to Friday nights)

Looking for a little Jewish or Jew-ish Connection? Check out “Welcome Shabbat” Fridays at 5:30pm for 30 minutes of secular and Jewish songs and readings. Watch on the MAKOMnj Facebook page or join via Zoom. Go to to the events tab for more info.

Virtual ZOOM room or MAKOMnj Facebook page Morristown, NJ 07960

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Invisible 911 Dispatchers in New Jersey Face Uncertainty During Pandemic

October 23, 2020

SPARTA, NJ -  On a fall day in 2019, a young boy riding his bicycle rolled onto the main road near his Sussex County home.  The reverberations from an oncoming dump truck would signal danger to any adult.  For this boy they foretold death.  Someone placed a 911 call.

Scot Sorensen, 49, is the 911 Coordinator for the Sparta Police Department SPD.  The dispatcher has ...

Sparta Police: New York Man Speeds to Drug Charges

SPARTA, NJ – A New York man is facing drug charges after being stopped for speeding.  On October 15 around 11 p.m. Officer Brian Porter stopped John Finch on Route 15 for driving 77 in a 55 MPH zone, police said.

When Porter spoke with Finch the officer smelled pot in the car.  Finch admitted marijuana had been smoked in the car earlier and he still had a small amount of pot on ...

Best Qualified Sparta Town Council Candidates.

October 31, 2020

With election day approaching fast and the local Sparta council race being hotly contested one this year, I feel it prudent to make my support for the team of Bill Greenlaw and Dean Blumetti known.

Bill Greenlaw is a natural leader who was integral in the mediation and eventual solution with the Lake Mohawk parking issue.  His leadership and ability to work with all parties involved ...

Servant Leadership: A Leader's Duty is to their Constituents

October 31, 2020

Any leader's first duty is to their constituents. This is no different for a School Board member. We are elected to represent the school district and to ensure the educational success of the students. 

I have been and will continue to be a servant leader if elected to the 1-year term in the Sparta Board of Education. My experience as a servant leader is best represented by my role as ...

Yes, I do pay property taxes in Sparta

Two of the candidates for Sparta Township Council, as well as a sitting Sparta Township Councilman, have been fueling a false narrative that I do not pay property taxes in Sparta. I do pay the property taxes for my home here, even though this is a very personal and difficult matter. 

The narrative that I “don't pay taxes” is categorically false. While this has no bearing ...

Hertzberg and Quinn -Continued Commitment to Community #spartafirst

On November 3rd, Re-elect The team of Hertzberg and Quinn to the Sparta Town Council.  Our team represents decades of service within the Sparta Community, proven results, and a continued passion to stand behind the core values and principles that make Sparta a great place to call home. Vote Hertzberg and Quinn   #spartafirst 

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Sparta Taxes and Budget Increase: Consider this when you Vote

We have been honored to have had many conversations with Sparta residents this year.  We asked hundreds if they knew that a substantially larger budget was passed (4-1) by the Sparta Township Council this spring.  We did not encounter a single person who knew that the new budget represents a relatively large increase, compared to ...

What sets our team apart? SUBSTANCE and SOLUTIONS!

This summer, our team came together and announced we were running for four open seats on the Sparta Board of Education. Mike McGovern, Dr. Robert Zywicki, and Dr. Richard Snellings are seeking election to three-year seats, and Dr. Vanessa Serrano is seeking election to a one-year seat. We offer decades of successful leadership experience in the fields of business, medicine, and education. All of ...

On November 3rd, support the team dedicated to Integrity, Transparency & Innovation

Sparta’s two elected bodies, Town Council and Board of Education, are intentionally non-partisan.  As residents and voters, we get a reprieve from the noise of politics when choosing fellow Spartans to guide our most important local institutions:  our schools, police, public works, parks and recreations, and other essential services.  We must be doing something right, because ...

Virtual and Drive-By Halloween Events Hosted by Project Self-Sufficiency

October 31, 2020

Blustery skies and a public health crisis could not stop local families from celebrating a special, socially-distanced Halloween Spookmania at the Sussex County Family Success Center located at Project Self-Sufficiency.  The organization’s usual in-person festivities morphed into dueling virtual and drive-by events; those who did not feel comfortable leaving their homes enjoyed ...

Business That Sued New Jersey’s Governor Is Closing Its Doors

(Morris Plains, NJ) After filing a lawsuit against Gov. Phil Murphy in September for his violations of the Disaster  Control Act, the business owner who filed the suit says she must close her business at the end of October. 

“This has crushed me, I can’t even make a dent in my rent,” said Darlene Pallay who owns JWC Fitness LLC., a business in Sussex County’s ...

IRS reminds businesses to e-file payroll tax returns

WASHINGTON – The next quarterly payroll tax return due date is Oct. 31, and the Internal Revenue Service urges business owners to use the speed and convenience of filing the returns electronically.

IRS Forms 940, 941, 943, 944 or 945 are used to report employment tax information. The IRS recommends electronic filing, or e-filing, of these returns for many reasons.

E-filing saves ...

IRS provides tax inflation adjustments for tax year 2021

The Internal Revenue Service announced that for tax year 2021 annual inflation adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes. Revenue Procedure 2020-45 provides details about these annual adjustments.

Highlights of changes in Revenue Procedure 2020-45: The Consolidated Appropriation Act for 2020 increased the amount of the minimum addition ...


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MARLBOROUGH, MA– Carol Ann Heath Olsen, 79, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 13, ...
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Voters Who Registered at MVC Agencies Are at Risk of Having Their Ballots Rejected

October 31, 2020

Signatures created with MVC pin pad are problematic. Voters are asked to ‘cure’ disputed ballots, about half respond.

This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. This article is available for reprint under the terms of Votebeat’s republishing policy.

The law that made voter ...

Voting in Sussex County 2020 - What You Need to Know

NEWTON, NJ – Countywide voters are voting.  According to Sussex County Board of Election Commissioner Allen Langjahr as of Thursday, October 29, they have received approximately 55,700 ballots, representing about 52% of eligible voters. As of the July 7, 2020 Sussex County has 107,798 registered voters.

In the June 2020 Primary 31,873 people voted representing 29.57% ...

Wallkill Valley LLD Class Meets with Senator Oroho via Zoom

October 23, 2020

HAMBURG, NJ - The LLD Class at Wallkill Valley High School spent an hour Friday, October 16th  learning more about New Jersey State Government and the role of a State Senator through a zoom visitation with State Senator Oroho. Oroho is the Senator for the 24th Legislative District. 

The LLD class consists of nine students grades nine through12 who have been ...

Please Donate To Our 2020 Holiday Happiness Food Drive! Sponsored By Team Nest Builder

The 2020 Holiday Happiness Food Drive Sponsered by Team Nest Builer is happening now! Pickups or Drop-Offs start next week! Please check out our informational flyer below. Any questions? Email Lynn Garafola at or call 973-222-3777. We are so excited to be able to help families in need this Holiday Season!






New Jersey Date Night: Hey, Pumpkin!

October 31, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Remember that moment during a cooler-than-usual morning in late August when you began to anticipate it, so much so that your nose and taste buds craved its arrival? Before you knew it, you finally got to taste it in your coffee, smell it candles and maybe even try it in your macaroni and cheese.

Pumpkin ...