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

May 15, 2018

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” ...

The Halsted Players Present Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. as Their Spring Musical

NEWTON, NJ—Just beyond the second star to the left in the sky lies Neverland, the place where Peter Pan and the lost boys live. The place where you never have to grow up. This is the setting for this year's Halsted Player’s spring musical.

Directed by Meg Penny, Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. is based on the play by J.M Barrie and the 1953 Disney film, with music that ...

Newton Council Candidates Call for Elections to be Moved

NEWTON, NJ – Four candidates for the Town of Newton Council have the same idea; move the election for council members to the November general elections.  Candidates Matt Dickson and Jason Schlaffer and Ludmilla Mecaj and Wayne Levante just do not agree on how to make that happen.

As a Faulkner Act town, Newton originally established their non-partisan elections to be held separately ...

Newton Police: Third Pedestrian Struck By Motor Vehicle this Year

NEWTON, NJ—A Hamburg woman is the third pedestrian to be hit by a car in Newton this year.  Newton Police department responded to the accident at the intersection of Spring Street and Madison Street on Friday, March 9 around 12:33 p.m. police say. 

Police found Michele Krasnomowitz, 50, sitting near the marked crosswalk on Madison Street being assisted by witnesses. Matthew ...

Newton’s Spring Street Turned Green for a Day for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

NEWTON, NJ—Despite the semi-chilly weather, residents from Newton, Sparta, Andover, Green, and all over Sussex County gathered on Spring Street, dressed in green for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

This year was Sussex County’s 15th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and had over 941 people marching in it, 79 vehicles, six floats and about 45 animals.

The ...

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