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Wed, October 9, 6:30 PM

Office of Dr. Shomaf Nakhjo, Newton

Weight-Loss Surgery Information Session

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Sparta Police: Hopatcong Man Charged with DWI

February 13, 2020

SPARTA, NJ- A Lake Hopatcong man is facing drunk driving charges after he was seen crossing over painted lines at the Blue Heron exit ramp from Route 15.  On February 11 around 9:15 p.m. David Langan, 54 was stopped by Officer Erick Finley, police said.

When the officer spoke with Langan, Finley though the driver was intoxicated.  Finley had Langan get out of the car and perform ...

Sparta Police: From Tailgating to Drug Charges

SPARTA, NJ – A traffic stop for tailgating on Route 15 led to trouble for several people in the car.  On February 10 around 9:15 p.m. Officer Thomas Herd stopped a tan Toyota with five occupants, police said.

The driver, Liberty, New York resident Stephen Lyons, 30 admitted having a suspended license because of a warrant, police said. 

The back seat passengers were not ...

DAISY Award Presented to Newton Medical Center Nurses for Providing Extraordinary Caring

Chick Parr, 63, has never been a “sit around kind of person”– by choice, anyway.

“I take care of the farm machinery, lift heavy bales of hay, feed the animals,” she says of her 75-acre family farm. “It’s hard work, but it’s work that I love.”

Even after a mastectomy five years ago, she continued her active lifestyle. But a side effect ...

Red Flag Laws and the Benefit of Such Laws

February 16, 2020

Dear Editor

First, I am Gun owner -only 1- and use it not to hunt, but for target practice in another state! I have a home in the County, but I teach in three states at colleges! In any event, I have been following Assembly leaders from the 24th District, leading  some ridiculous attack on Red Flag Laws! I am sure many readers have heard  of Red Flag Laws!

What are Red Flag Laws? ...

Upcoming Events


Sat, February 22, 12:00 PM

Sparta Athletic Club, Sparta

Practices In Mindfulness

Health & Wellness


Thu, March 5, 7:00 PM

First Presbyterian Church of Sparta, SPARTA

Determined Spirit: The Story of Amelia Earhart

Arts & Entertainment


Thu, March 19, 11:30 AM

Sparta Ambulance Building, Sparta

You are invited to Lunch Tea

Arts & Entertainment


Thu, March 19, 12:30 PM

Sparta Ambulance Building, Sparta

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: Preservation and ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

NAMI Course on Mental Illness to Help Family Caregivers

February 16, 2020

"Family-to-Family," a free, 8-session family education course provided by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), will be offered in Vernon, NJ on Wednesday evenings, beginning March 18. The course provides support, education, and resources to family members and close friends of individuals with mental illness.

Course participants will learn how to manage crises and solve ...

Share the Love: Recognize Extraordinary Caring

Our team members are at the heart of Newton Medical Center.

Each and every day we pride ourselves on delivering Extraordinary Caring. On this Valentine’s Day and beyond, share the love by recognizing a nurse, physician or any team member who made a difference in your health care experience. We would love to hear about it, so we can celebrate them for their extraordinary efforts.

You ...

Gathering records before preparing tax return makes filing go smoother

As taxpayers are getting ready to file their taxes, one of the first things they’ll do is gather their records. To avoid refund delays, taxpayers should gather all year-end income documents before filing a 2019 tax return.

It’s important for folks to have all the needed documents on hand before starting to prepare their return. Doing so helps them file a complete and accurate tax ...

Skylands Ice World Kings Try-Outs Scheduled

The Skylands Kings are a USA Hockey Tier II Organization. The Kings are proud members of the Atlantic District and the New Jersey Youth Hockey League (NJYHL). The Kings have found success at the team level with many championships in their 14-year tenure including a berth in USA Hockey National Championship, Atlantic District Banners, Bell Capital Cup Banner, Silver Stick Banners, NJYHL ...

NJ Chefs to Take the Challenge at Girl Scout Cookie Cook-Off

February 14, 2020

Can’t get enough Girl Scout Cookies? Then head to the third annual Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Great Cookie Cook-off next month in Scotch Plains, where New Jersey chefs will compete to see who can best incorporate the perennial treats into dishes both sweet and savory.

The fundraiser will be held at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains on Thursday, March 12. Jackie ...

Andover's Long Pond School Announces GeoBee Winners

February 7, 2020

ANDOVER, NJ - Students from Andover Regional School District’s Long Pond School recently participated in the school competition of the National Geographic GeoBee. Seventh grade student Marco Concha won first place.

Christian Bianchi, an eighth grade student, took second place and eighth grade student Roman Concha, finished in third place. 

The school competition is the first ...

Milltown Mel Says It Will Be An Early Spring For Garden State

February 2, 2020

MILLTOWN, NJ - The forecast is in. Milltown Mel predicts an early spring for his hometown and the Garden State on Groundhog Day. The borough's favorite furry forecaster celebrated his 12th Groundhog Day this morning in front of a large crowd of about 400 people outside of American Legion Post #25. Mel was a bit shy about coming out to meet his public and a tad feisty, giving his Wranglers ...

Free Tax Seminar with Team Nest Builder!


Paying too much in Real Estate Taxes? Find out how you could get them reduced!


In this seminar--hosted by Lynn Garafola of Team Nest Builder--you will learn:

4 different “values” for your home (and the differences between them)

What is a town wide “REVAL” (revaluation) and what impact will it have on the taxes you pay in the ...


Are you looking for a beautiful 4 bedroom colonial in Sparta with a pool? Look no further than 10 Crestview Lane!  PRICE REDUCTION to $559,000. Please join us for an OPEN HOUSE on 2/9 from 1-3pm. 

This breathtaking 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom Colonial with a heated swimming pool and seasonal lake views perches hillside on 1.44 acres in Sparta Mountain’s ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders February 5, 2020 Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders February 5, 2020 meeting video.