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Cops: Sussex County Bomber's Other Skill - Magic Mushrooms

February 20, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – When police searched the Port Morris home of a man accused earlier this month of detonating a homemade bomb in Sussex County they discovered a hallucinogenic mushroom growing operation protected by cameras and filled with strategically placed weapons, according to court records.

Details of the findings are included in a Feb. 7 affidavit filed by Roxbury Police Detective Tom ...

Sparta Police: Speeding, Open Beers Leads to Trouble for Newton Man

SPARTA, NJ – A Newton man is facing drunk driving charges after being stopped for speeding on Woodport Road.  On February 16 around 2 a.m. Officer Michael Poon stopped Tyler Wehreberg  for driving 61 MPH in a 45 MPH zone, police said.

When Poon spoke with the 22-year-old the officer smelled alcohol and saw multiple open beers in the car.  Wehreberg told Poon he had one ...

Sparta Police Pick Up Wanted Man After Traffic Stop

SPARTA, NJ – A Lake Hopatcong man was stopped on Woodport Road and ended up in custody.  On February 14 around 7:30 a.m. Cpl. Marc Rubino saw Anthony Bellina, 33, in his VW Passat without his seatbelt on, police report.

Rubino found Bellina’s license was suspended and he had an active warrant from Wall Township.  He was taken to Sparta Police Department Headquarters for ...

Payless Shoes/Things Remembered

February 20, 2019

I know about retail and how it operates, but today online business monopolies apply the squeeze to mall retail chains!  This is again the case for both Payless Shoes, which made good shoes affordable, and Things Remembered a place to award co-workers, fathers and mothers, and students with special clocks, watches, silver key chains and more!

I found myself at the Rockaway wall, which has ...

Sparta Education Association Statement to Learning Community

The Sparta Education Association would like to make the following statement in an effort to clarify the current situation affecting the Sparta leaning community: 

The teachers, secretaries, and paraprofessionals of the Sparta Education Association have been working with an expired contract for the last eight months.  The SEA consists of dedicated and hard-working educators who give ...

Star of ‘Cara’s Cucina’ to Host Groundwork Elizabeth Gala Feb. 27

February 16, 2019

Cara Di Falco, star of “Cara’s Cucina,” will host Groundwork Elizabeth’s WinterGreen gala Feb. 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel.

A nonprofit founded in Elizabeth in 2003, Groundwork Elizabeth builds sustainable communities in Elizabeth, NJ and in nearby Union County communities with urban agriculture initiatives, youth programing and more.

“So ...

Newton Police Charge Branchville Pair with More than 300 Packets of Heroin

February 21, 2019

NEWTON, NJ—Branchville residents are facing heroin related charges after a traffic stop on Main Street. Ptl. Edward Sperling stopped a motor Tina Mahboub, around 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, February 17 for a speeding, police report.  

When speaking with the 38-year-old driver and passenger Felix Torres, 32,  the officer smelled marijuana.  Sperling searched the car and found ...

Cops: Sussex County Bomber's Other Skill - Magic Mushrooms

February 20, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – When police searched the Port Morris home of a man accused earlier this month of detonating a homemade bomb in Sussex County they discovered a hallucinogenic mushroom growing operation protected by cameras and filled with strategically placed weapons, according to court records.

Details of the findings are included in a Feb. 7 affidavit filed by Roxbury Police Detective Tom ...

OPEN HOUSE Sunday Just-Listed Sparta Mountain 4BR Colonial

Grab this just-listed 4BR colonial located on prestigious Sparta Mountain before it's GONE!  Check out 9 Upper Glen Lake Road in Sparta this Sunday, February 24th from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at our OPEN HOUSE!

This beautiful 4BR, 2.5-bathroom home lies on a quiet street filled with wonderful neighbors just minutes from Sparta's sweet town center. Loaded with natural light, it offers a ...

Grab This Amazing 55+ 1BR Rental at Seasons at Sparta

If you're 55+ and seeking a 1-bedroom apartment in the heart of Sparta, NJ--here's your chance!  This fantastic 1BR apartment , #203, can be YOURS.  What makes a Seasons at Sparta apartment so special? Read on...
 

Location, Location, Location

Being nestled in the heart of charming Sparta (at 84 Sparta ...

Don't Miss Sunday's Sparta Mountain 4BR Open House

Seeking an amazing Sparta 4BR home?  Look no further than 28 Waters Edge ! Check it out at our OPEN HOUSE this Sunday, February 17th from 1-3pm---you'll fall in love!

Perched handsomely on an acre in the beautiful Sparta Mountain community, 28 Waters Edge offers a 4BR 2.5 Bathroom home with space and style.   Located in the ...

Waiting Until Spring To Sell Your NJ Home Could Be A Mistake

It’s common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off putting their homes on the market until then. Team Nest Builder explains why this is not a good strategy.

The other listings that come out in the spring represent increased competition to any seller. Do a greater number of homes actually come to the market ...

Don't Miss This Lake Mohawk 3BR OPEN HOUSE Sunday!

Longing to live the lake lifestyle? Today's your lucky day! Check out this amazing 3BR home with water views, available in Sparta's highly-desirable Lake Mohawk community! See it for yourself at our OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, February 10th from 1pm-3pm.

137 Hillside Road, Sparta

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home at 137 Hillside Road, Sparta, ...

Dodge the Ball 2019 is Coming Back to Sparta

LAFAYETTE, NJ  - Pass It Along is holding the Annual Dodge the Ball Tournament at the The Fieldhouse at Sparta, located in Sparta, New Jersey. The events is being held on March 2, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. All proceeds from this event will benefit Pass It Along, a non-profit organization providing volunteer opportunities, leadership development and self-discovery workshops for teenagers ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 24

On this week’s AtlantiCast, meet the newest chairman of the American Hospital Association, learn about a breakthrough in heart surgery at Morristown Medical Center, celebrate a year of innovation at Atlantic Health System and see some tips to stay flu free.

 

Local News: Real Stories About Us

For a dozen years I was a news columnist at the state’s largest newspaper and in the decade prior to that, I was its editor in charge of all local news.

I semi-retired from that company in December and wrote a farewell column expressing gratitude for being able to make a living doing something I loved for more than 40 years.

In that continued spirit, here is my inaugural column for ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders February 13, 2019 Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders February 13, 2019 meeting video.

 

 

So You want to Own Your Own Business…

Source: So you have decided you want to be your own boss. Maybe you are in a position to finally start your own business that you’ve always dreamed of? So where do you begin? Samuel K. Burlum explores what it takes to begin your own business venture. 

So you want to own your own business. Before you can determine the path in which your entrepreneurship career will be headed, ...

Drama Geeks Performance Offers Chance to Help Kloian Family with Medical Bills

February 21, 2019

 Opening tomorrow night and running the weekend of February 22-24 we our proud to present our toe tapping music revue Those Were the Days with our third installment Those Were the Days Part 3: Feelin' the Funk! Songs of the 70's! If you've missed our previous two installments you definitely don't want to miss this one!

The show will take place at ...

Local Non-Profits Share the Importance of Healthy Relationships

February 12, 2019

LAFAYETTE, NJ - Teenagers throughout Sussex County joined Pass It Along and DASI Thursday evening for A Healthy Relationships Workshop and Meme Contest, in light of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

Audience members participated in an interactive workshop led by Kailey Denzer-Weiler and Sierra Agens, Education Coordinators for DASI. The workshop guided teens through warning signs of an ...