Newton High School FFA Students Dominate at State Convention

July 11, 2018

LONG BRANCH, NJ - The Newton FFA Chapter won several of their events at the 89th New Jersey State FFA Convention in May at Monmouth University. The students brought home several awards competing against the best in the state.

Freshman Kirk Avondoglio took first place in the state FFA Creed Public Speaking competition.  The event requires participants to recite the creed in front of a ...

Sussex Stags Football Team to Hold Fourth Annual Golf Outing

NEWTON, NJ—The Sussex County Stags will be holding their fourth annual gold outing on Saturday June 23.

Arrival time is 11:30 a.m. at the Minebrook Golf Club located at 500 Schooleys Mountain Road in Hackettstown. Golfing will begin at 1 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online at

Tickets are $125 per person and include the following: golfing, the cart, an all you ...

Halsted Science Students' Service Project for Manna House

NEWTON, N.J. — The students in John Sucameli’s fifth grade class at Halsted Middle School recently completed a service learning project for Manna House, as a part of their science studies of renewable energy sources and their impact on the planet.

"The Manna House helps us so we should help them back," student Anthony Bongiardina said.

"The earth belongs to us so ...

Newton Council Votes to Move Elections, Rejecting the Petition

NEWTON, NJ—The contentious issue of moving the Newton Town Council election has been settled. The town council members voted to move the elections, rather than act on the petition submitted during the campaign, at the meeting on Wednesday night.

The council had a 20-day window to act on the Municipal Election petition, Wednesday’s council meeting was held on day 16 and so a ...

Newton's Petition to Move Election Certified, Tabled to May 30 by Council

NEWTON, NJ—The petition to move elections from May to November was certified by the clerk and presented to the Newton Town Council at the meeting on Monday night.  The petition has been circulating since April and was a point of controversy in the recent council election campaigns.

According to the town attorney, the town clerk certified “369 valid signatures of qualified ...

Newton Police: North Carolina Man Found with Drugs and Shotgun

NEWTON, NJ—A North Carolina man is facing drug and weapons charges after being stopped Thursday for speeding.  Sgt. Michael Monaco stopped Gary Lee Louk, 48, in a 2003 Ford Explorer on Water Street, Route 206 on Thursday, May 3, around 8:12 a.m. police report.

When Monaco spoke with the driver, the officer smelled marijuana.  Monaco also saw a marijuana pipe on the ...

Results for the Newton Town Council Election Are In

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Town Council election, which has riled up the residents of Newton over the last few months, has finally come to an end, as the voting polls closed at 8 p.m. tonight. Incumbents Sandra Diglio retained her seat.  Newcomers Jason Schlaffer and Matthew Dickson garnered the most votes the field of seven.

Three seats were available on the council and ...

Newton's Merriam Avenue School has a Giant Visitor, Lee Rouson

NEWTON, NJ – The students at Merriam Avenue had a big special guest last week.  Lee Rouson, former NY Giants player spoke with the students about “moving your chain.”

Rouson played for the Giants after being drafted in the eighth round of the 1985 NFL draft.  Wearing number 22 he was a part of the 1986 and 1990 Super Bowl teams. 

Rouson spoke with the ...

Newton Police Team with TransOptions, NJTPA for Pedestrian Safety Campaign

NEWTON, NJ- The crosswalks on Spring Street and around the green were patrolled by Newton police officers on Tuesday.  Instead of looking to give out tickets, they were looking to give out coupons for discounted food.

Newton Police Chief Michael Richards was joined by Newton officers, Newton Town Manager Thomas S. Russo Jr., Deputy Mayor Kevin Elvidge, councilwoman Sandra Diglio to kick ...

Newton Dedicates Babe Ruth Field Scoreboard to Newton Icon

NEWTON, NJ—While baseball season started a little over a month ago, the Newton High School baseball team did not have their first home game for two weeks due to field conditions.

On the day of their first home game, the sun was shining and the field was in perfect condition, almost like someone was looking out for the team. That someone was Newton Brave legend, Wallace “Hank” ...

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