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Sparta Police: Public Calls in Drunk Driver

September 21, 2020

SPARTA, NJ- A Riverdale woman was stopped after police were alerted to an erratic driver on Route 15 north.  On September 17 around 8:15 p.m. Officer Matt Pletcher found Tracy Vayda, 31 driving a white Volkswagen Jetta, police said.

Vayda admitted to Pletcher she had a couple of drinks.  Vayda was given field sobriety tests and brought to Sparta Police Department Headquarters for ...

Sparta Police: Light Out Leads to Charges

SPARTA, NJ – A Staten Island man was stopped for a broken headlight on September 8 around 10:30 p.m.  Officer Jonathan Poon pulled over Jonathan O’Brien, 21 in a black Jeep, police said.

When Poon spoke with O’Brien, the officer smelled

Get your local news delivered to your inbox for FREE each day. O’Brien admitted smoking pot in Pennsylvania, ...

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 ...

Sparta Board of Education Candidate Joanne Hoover

September 22, 2020

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 ...

Introducing Sparta Board of Education Candidate Dr. Richard Snellings

I am invested in Sparta and want what is best for our community and schools.  I am ready and willing to advance our school system to be the best it can be not just for my four children but for all the students in the Sparta Township Public Schools.  A strong public education is the key to a successful future and every child deserves one. 

Elevating the quality of education for ...

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

September 22, 2020

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 ...

Human Services Opens Applications for COVID-19 Child Care Tuition Assistance Program

Eligible Families Needing Child Care Assistance as Schools Open Remotely Can Apply Now at ChildCareNJ.Gov

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced that applications are now open for the new COVID-19 child care tuition assistance program the Murphy Administration has created to help families with child care costs as schools open ...

Atlantic Health System’s four ACOs saved Medicare more than $21 million, improved care for 75,000 patients in 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ – SEPTEMBER 2020 – Atlantic Health System’s four accountable care organizations saved Medicare a total of more than $21 million through efforts to improve quality and reduce health care costs in 2019, according to recently released performance data from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The four ACOs - Atlantic ACO, HealthCare Quality Partners ...

IRS releases state-by-state breakdown of nearly 9 million non-filers who will be mailed letters about Economic Impact Payments

WASHINGTON –The Internal Revenue Service today released a state-by-state breakdown of the roughly nine million people receiving a special mailing this month encouraging them to see if they’re eligible to claim an Economic Impact Payment.

The IRS will mail the letters to people who typically aren’t required to file federal income tax returns but may qualify for an Economic ...

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 WEEK TO REGISTER- Churchill/Sawmill Area Community Garage Sale!

GOT JUNK? 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 held on 10/3 from 9-4pm RAIN OR SHINE. CLICK HERE to sign up today! The last day to sign up is 9/25.

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, ...

5 Ways to Make Your Favorite Chili Into a Totally Different Meal

September 22, 2020

Does the cooler weather have you craving chili? A bowl of red is a great way to warm up, and if the leftovers start to bore you, there are plenty of ways you can mix things up.

Make your favorite chili into totally different meals with these simple ideas:

Serve it Cincinnati-style* over spaghetti with shredded Cheddar cheese and chopped onions.

Make it part of a “baked ...