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Champion Newton High School Football Team Earns Key to the Town

December 16, 2017

NEWTON, NJ – For the second time this week people gathered on the plaza in front of the Newton Town Hall for a celebration.  On Wednesday night Newton High School football team, marching band and coaches were honored with a Key to the City from the Newton Mayor, council and Town Manager. The event was to celebrate the first state championship title for the Brave’s football ...

Undefeated Newton Football Team Heads to NJSIAA Finals

WESTWOOD, NJ – The Newton High School football team is headed to the NJSIAA North 1, Group 2 finals after defeating Westwood on Friday night 21-6. The undefeated Braves went into the semifinal round against top ranked Cardinals with a fourth seed. 

The Braves returned to the field where they suffered a 63-12 loss to Westwood in the North 1, Group 2 semis in 2013, but this is a far ...

Newton High School Presents The Diary of Anne Frank

NEWTON, NJ—The students of Newton High School present “The Diary of Anne Frank” as their fall production this year.

The Newton production will be directed by Brendan Scullin and feature a cast of 10 students.  The play is based on the book “Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl" and dramatized by Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett. 

“‘The ...

Newton Boys Soccer Team Repeat as NJSIAA North 1 Group 2 Champs in Win Over Mahwah

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School boys soccer team have taken the North 1, Group 2 title for the second year in a row.

This year, sixth-seeded Newton took on fifth-seeded Mahwah and won 2-1 in overtime on Friday, when they played away at Mahwah’s field.

Kevin Ayoso scored both goals in the Braves victory over Mahwah to move the team to the semifinals.

Ayoso gave Newton ...

German Students Visit Newton High School

NEWTON, NJ – Newton High School has special guests from Germany for a few weeks in October.  Twenty students from Heimschule St. Landolin in Ettenheim stayed with host families and attended classes at Newton for two of the three weeks.

The visitors were most eager to share their thoughts on the warm reception they received from the Newton High School students and ...

Newton Roller Hockey Re-Opens Rink After Renovations

NEWTON, NJ—On a cloud free day, the sun shines on the the new blue “ice like” flooring of the Newton Roller Hockey rink located behind Shop Rite and Weis.

The Newton Recreation Committee and Superior Play out of Norristown, Pennsylvania worked together with Recreation Supervisor Debbie Danielson to create the new look on the rink.

The project began back in July of ...

Newton Community Mourns Loss of Another Young Resident

NEWTON, NJ—Newton has suffered the loss of another young person this week.  A little over two weeks after the Newton Community lost Kelsey Bederka, 16, a student at Newton High School and one week after Peyten Critchlaw, 6, a first grader at Merriam Avenue School passed away due to a medical emergency. Now the Newton community is mourning Newton High School graduate Joey Savage IV, ...

Newton Police: 34 Bags of Heroin Confiscated, Two Arrested

NEWTON, NJ—Within a two-day period, the Newton Police Department were called to two different cemeteries in Newton for what ended up to be drug related incidents.  The investigations led to seizure of heroin and drug arrests of Hopatcong residents, police report.

On Tuesday, October 10 around 7:55 p.m. Sgt. Michael Monaco saw Shereen McManus, 27, and David Hearn, 32 behind the ...

Newton Police: Five Arrested for Distribution of Heroin, 165 Bags Seized

NEWTON, NJ-- Four Newton residents and a Branchville man were arrested with 165 bags of heroin. The arrests and seizures were made by the Sussex County Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force together with the Newton Police Department on September 27, according to police.

Drew Repasy, 33, of Newton, was arrested on Liberty Street with 10 bags of heroin. Repasy was charged with two counts of ...

Loss of Newton Child Sparks Request for Support

NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton is asking for donations to the GoFundMe page set up to help the family of Peyten Critchlaw.  “Any donations made will go to help Michele with any financial hardship she has during this tough time,” is the statement on the GoFundMe page.

Critchlaw died after suffering a medical emergency during her physical education class, in the Merriam ...

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