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Fourth Season Begins for Sparta's Let Me Run

August 23, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – The fourth season of Let Me Run has begun.  Boys in fourth and fifth grade can register for the program slated to begin the week of September 10 and culminates in a 5K race in October.

This season there will be two practices a week at the Helen Morgan School.  Trained coaches will work with teams of six to 14 boys for seven weeks.  The program is more than ...

Video: Keep Kids Safe on Snap Chat with Help from Union County Sheriff's Office 

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Parents and kids all over are using the app “Snap Chat,” but are you sure it’s safe? Did you know that there are features in the app that allow someone to follow you or your kids? It’s called “Snap Map” and it allows users friends to see their exact location. 

Snap Chat can be fun when used with caution, according to experts, ...

Solar Eclipse Even Affects High School Sports

SPARTA, NJ - For many in the state, focus will be on the solar eclipse on Monday.  Acknowledging the attraction and impulse to look at the rare event has sparked the NJSIAA to issue a recommendation. 

The organization that governs high school sports has asked athletic directors and coaches to both educate students about the potential danger in looking at the sun during the ...

Sussex Tour de Farm is Ready to Roll

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Farmers Market is seven years old and going strong. Sparta resident Mitch Morrison has been the driving force behind the market that was created, in response to the demand for fresher, tastier, healthier and more nutritious food.

"They want to know how their food is produced where it is produced and who is producing it," Morrison ...

After 10 Drownings in One Month, Authorities Tips to Avoid Water-Related Tragedies

Within one month, authorities have reported 10 drowning deaths alone in New Jersey.

July 17: A 2-year-old drowned in a home swimming pool in Galloway
July 17: A 12-year-old drowned at the Sandy Hook beach
July 10: A 4-year-old died after being pulled from a lake in Ocean View
July 9: A 6-year-old drowned in a hotel pool in Wildwood
June 22: A 17-year-old died after being pulled from ...

Local Teacher's Family Foundation Provides Lifeline to People Living with ALS

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta High School teacher and her family has helped a woman in Lake Stockholm to have a way to safely get in and out of her home.  Shannon Hobby-Psensky, known as HP to her students, together with her family have created a foundation to honor their mother and grandmother who died of ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease called The Ellie Reynolds ALS Foundation.  The ...

Sparta's Ambulance Squad Recognized for 70 Years of Service

SPARTA, NJ -The Sparta Township Ambulance Squad is celebrating their 70th anniversary.  The accomplishment was recognized with a proclamation presented to Captain Brad Erickson and First Lieutenant John McChensey at the Sparta Township Council  meeting on Tuesday night. 

Mayor Gil Gibbs read the proclamation to the two and many of the squad members present in the council ...

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Free Community Narcan Training

August 22, 2017

Each year we lose thousands of people of all ages from drug overdose, globally. Some survivors suffer permanent injuries, causing devastation to their families and friends. In Sussex County alone, law enforcement administered the opioid overdose reversal medication, Narcan, 52 times in 2016. Those are 52 individual lives saved from possible overdose death by an opioid like heroin and ...