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Sparta Police: Weaving on Glen Road Leads to DWI Charges

September 24, 2020

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 taken into custody and brought to Sparta Police Department Headquarters for processing, ...

Sparta Police: DWI Charges for Woman Who Crashed into the Woods

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 disoriented and did not know how her car ended up in the wood, police said.

Herd found a ...

Councilman Writing to 'Clear a Few Things Up'

September 16, 2020

I felt a need to write this editorial to hopefully clear a few things up. My name is Dave Smith and I am a councilman of two years in Sparta and an emergency services volunteer for over 40 years in the Township. It is being alluded to that our council is not transparent. I am not sure I understand because our meetings are always advertised and the minutes always available. We even went to hybrid ...

Supporting Teaching and Learning in the Pandemic

September 26, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed education like we never imagined. Overnight, the Sparta school district had to turn on a dime and teach virtually.  As the District reopened in September, at least there were a few months to plan.  Our administrators and teachers have had to reinvent education to meet the needs of all students with virtual learning. It isn’t an ideal situation for ...

Sparta Board of Education Candidate Joanne Hoover

I have been a resident of Sparta for six years. I am currently in my seventeenth year as a Health and Physical Education Teacher at Lenape Valley Regional High School. I  taught in Randolph at the elementary level for ten years. I held the positions as the Head Varsity Field Hockey for fourteen years at Lenape Valley as well as the Head Varsity Softball coach at Lenape Valley for ten years.

Development in Sparta Needs to be Sensible - Sparta Township Council Candidate Dean Blumetti

In early 2020, the Sparta Town Council passed (3-2) Ordinance 20-04 which could potentially create a negative impact on Sparta’s downtown.  The Ordinance provides several incentives to allow for mixed use retail and residential apartment buildings up to four stories (62 feet) tall, with an additional two underground stories on lots of two acres or larger.  

We all value a ...

Integrity, Transparency, and Innovation - Dr. Richard Snellings For Sparta Board of Education

I am committed to the Sparta community.  I am committed to serving Sparta schools.  My wife and I have 4 children in Sparta schools.  My running mates have an additional 7.  Between us we have 11 children currently in Sparta schools plus 2 recent graduates.  

Do you want your Board of Education members to have children in our schools?  Or, are you ok with BOE ...

Get to Know the Sparta BoE Team for Integrity, Transparency, & Innovation

Earlier this summer, four community-minded individuals announced they are running for four open seats on the Sparta Board of Education (BoE). 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.  They are accomplished professionals, loving parents, and committed community ...

Introducing Sparta Board of Education Candidate Mike McGovern

I’m Mike McGovern, and I’m seeking a three-year term on the Sparta Board of Education.  I’ve been a proud Sparta resident for the past ten years.  My wife, Patti, teaches Second Grade at Alpine Elementary; two of our children are Sparta High School graduates, and our oldest is a Senior at SHS this year.  I’m connected to this community and, like every Sparta ...

IRS reminds taxpayers of the home office deduction rules during Small Business Week

September 25, 2020

WASHINGTON — During Small Business Week, Sept. 22-24, the Internal Revenue Service wants individuals to consider taking the home office deduction if they qualify. The benefit may allow taxpayers working from home to deduct certain expenses on their tax return.  

The home office deduction is available to qualifying self-employed taxpayers, independent contractors and those working in ...

IRS: Drought-stricken farmers, ranchers have more time to replace livestock

WASHINGTON − Farmers and ranchers who were forced to sell livestock due to drought may have an additional year to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

To qualify for relief, the farm or ranch must be in an applicable region. This is a county or other jurisdiction designated as eligible for federal assistance ...

IRS highlights online resources during Small Business Week; many resources available in multiple languages

WASHINGTON – In support of National Small Business Week – Sept. 22 to 24 – the Internal Revenue Service is emphasizing the many IRS online resources available to help small business owners and self-employed individuals needing to handle the tax aspects of their business.

Resources in multiple languages

The IRS has a long history of providing resources in Spanish and ...

New Jersey to Provide Opioid-Overdose Antidote Naloxone for Free to Residents September 24-26 at Participating Pharmacies Across the State

New Jersey to Provide Opioid-Overdose Antidote Naloxone for Free to Residents September 24-26 at Participating Pharmacies Across the State

Residents Can Obtain Free Naloxone at 322 Participating Pharmacies Without Providing Name or a Prescription

 

Sept. 21, 2020 

(TRENTON) – Governor Murphy and Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the ...

Obituaries

Oct 7, 1940 - Aug 13, 2020
MARLBOROUGH, MA– Carol Ann Heath Olsen, 79, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 13, ...
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Sussex County Board of Election Administrator Announces Retirement After Box of Ballots Found Uncounted

September 18, 2020

NEWTON, NJ – The Sussex County Board of Elections has announced the retirement of Administrator Margaret McCabe as of October 1. The announcement comes in the wake of the discovery of a box of 1666 uncounted primary election ballots late last week.

The board of elections has “not yet made a decision about filling the position,” according to Republican Commissioner Member ...

Sussex County Voting in a Coronavirus World: Found Ballots, Drop Boxes, Mail In and Provisional Ballots

NEWTON, NJ – Even the most seasoned voter may have questions about voting in the general election in November.  New procedures put in place by Governor Murphy in response to the COVID-19 health crisis are different from anyone has ever experienced.

The “all vote by mail” primary in July was a dress rehearsal for the main event in November, uncovering some issues ...

Le Frois and Teets Town Council Candidates First to Sign Police Support Pledge in New Jersey

September 21, 2020

NEWTON, NJ—The Town Council candidate team of Helen Le Frois, incumbent, and Michelle Teets are the first to sign and submit the Police Pledge in the state of New Jersey.

According to the website of Heritage Action for America, (https://heritageaction.com/policepledge/state-officials) the only state officials or candidates in the state of New Jersey to sign this Police Pledge are the Le ...

LAST DAY TO REGISTER- Churchill/Sawmill Area Community Garage Sale

LAST DAY to register for the Churchill/Sawmill Area Community Garage Sale! Registration closes today at 12am!

For over a decade we’ve helped hundreds of our Sparta neighbors not only clean out their garages, basements and attics, and make money doing it by participating in one of our Team Nest Builder Community Garage Sales. The Churchill/Sawmill Area Community Garage Sale will be ...

Chilling Video Shows Four Gunmen Unleashing Hail of Bullets in New Brunswick

September 15, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A chilling video shows four men emerging from a car with guns drawn and unleashing a hail of bullets that left two dead and six injured early Sunday morning.

In the video provided to TAPinto New Brunswick, the shooters can be seen emerging from the four-door sedan with hoods pulled down in front of their faces. They open fire in the direction of 32 Delafield Street, ...

It’s Harvest Time! 5 Fun New Jersey Wineries to Visit this Autumn

September 24, 2020

Wine experts say that fall is prime time for visiting wineries in New Jersey because it is the harvest season, when grapes are ripe on the vine.  

Over the years, the Garden State has earned credibility as a quality wine-producing state, in great part due to its fertile soil.

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a day this season, consider a trip to one of ...