TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

March 17, 2017 CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Sparta Planning Board Rejects Lake Mohawk Country Club Bid to Charge for Parking

SPARTA, NJ – The third or fourth time was not the charm for the Lake Mohawk Country Club in dealing with the Sparta Planning Board.  The planning board, in a 4-4 vote, did not approve the petition made by the country club to charge a fee to park in the Lake Mohawk Country Club parking lot.  They have been presenting a plan repair, reconfigure and then to charge for parking in the ...

Winter Weather Closures and Cancellations in Sparta - Updated 9:30 A.M.

SPARTA, NJ – Anticipate winter weather has led to local closures and cancelations.  Please check back here as the list will be updated as information becomes available.  Also, please submit information about cancelations and closures to

The National Weather Service has predicted snow to begin in the area Wednesday night, with anticipated totals from ...

Wexler Associates: Local Computer Fix-it

SPARTA, NJ - A local man can help you find the answer to computer problems that plague nearly everyone at one time or another.  Shelby Wexler began fixing computers while attending Caldwell College [now Caldwell University] “because I found my college’s IT department wasn’t around 24/7 to the students in the dorm.”

After graduation, Wexler was hired on a short-term ...

Sparta Township Council, Select New Mayor, Swear in Members

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township Council has chosen Gilbert Gibbs to serve as the next Mayor and Joshua Hertzberg to be Deputy Mayor at the reorganization meeting on Thursday evening.  The meeting was opened by Township Attorney Thomas Ryan and turned over to Gibbs upon his approval as Mayor.

Gibbs had been nominated by Christine Quinn, seconded by Jerry Murphy and without opposition ...

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Non-Profit Agency Honors Volunteers at Annual Awards Ceremony

March 20, 2017

Volunteers and representatives from local businesses and organizations were recognized for their outstanding efforts in support of Project Self-Sufficiency and the Sussex County community at the agency’s annual Mosaic Awards ceremony on Thursday.    The event recognizes individuals, schools, civic groups, businesses and non-profit organizations which have provided invaluable ...