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Car Auction, Junk Yard at Airport Site on the Agenda in Andover

May 18, 2020

ANDOVER, NJ- Thousands of disabled cars could end up in Andover if the Land Use Board approves a request for a variance made by BHT Properties Group. On Tuesday, May 19, the Land Use Board is set to hear the variance application for the old airport on Stickles Pond Road.

Residents have spoken out against the proposal spearheaded by Eileen Ibranyi saying it will “completely ...

Newton Honors Retiring Police Officers For Their Service

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Town Council honored retired Newton Police Officers during their meeting on Monday.

Chief Michael Richards and Lieutenant Mark Zappa were presented with proclamations from the Town Council as well as shadow boxes made by Class II Officer Steve Moran, recognizing their service.

Mayor Sandra Diglio read the proclamations aloud, beginning with Lt. Zappa’s and ...

Andover's Long Pond School Announces GeoBee Winners

ANDOVER, NJ - Students from Andover Regional School District’s Long Pond School recently participated in the school competition of the National Geographic GeoBee. Seventh grade student Marco Concha won first place.

Christian Bianchi, an eighth grade student, took second place and eighth grade student Roman Concha, finished in third place. 

The school competition is the first ...

Newton Police Lt. Zappa Retires with Final Walk Out Ceremony

NEWTON, NJ – After nearly 37 years of service Newton Police Lieutenant Mark Zappa had his final walk out on Friday afternoon. Zappa’s ceremony was made special, having his son Jared be able to participate as a fellow officer.

With many family members there to greet him as he walked the gauntlet of officers, led by bagpiper Special Officer Stephen Moran, the final call went out over ...

Local Wreaths Across America Ceremony at Old Newton Burial Ground

NEWTON, NJ – Wreaths Across America National Remembrance ceremony to honor veterans at Christmas has grown in the three years since it began to be observed in Newton.  On Saturday approximately 40 people, including Congressman Josh Gottheimer attended the event at the Old Newton Burial Ground under fittingly gray, drizzly skies. 

“We are honoring the 2.2 million who have ...

Newton High School's Squirtle Hydrogen Car Team Takes Second

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Newton High Schools 2019 Hydrogen Team Squirtle brought home a second place for Sussex County last week from the competition at New Providence High School. Despite only two team members available to make the trip, it was all Team Squirtle needed. Sliker and Paternoster went the distance and then some.

The team of Emily Brothman, Jack Bescherer, Jordan Sliker and Nate ...

Newton Police Chief's Final 'Walk Out'

NEWTON, NJ- Newton Police Chief Michael Richards bid his final farewell to the department he has served for 30 years.   

“That’s a lot of years driving to the same place,” Richards said. 

Dressed for his new job as manager of the Sussex County Fair Grounds, Richards took his ceremonial ‘walk out’ on Wednesday.  Newton officers including the ...

The Town of Newton Kicks-Off Holiday Season With Annual Holiday Parade

NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton and residents from all around the county braved the cold on Spring Street  for the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Holiday Parade.

“This is a magical and fun event for all in attendance. Each year, it grows larger and more festive,” an event organizer said.

The theme this year for the parade was “Songs of ...

Gov. Codey Brings Stigma Free Signs to Newton

NEWTON, NJ- The Town of Newton recently passed a resolution designating the town Stigma Free.  Last week Governor Richard Codey and Julie Bannon of the Codey Fund for Mental Health met with Newton Mayor, council members and township officials along with Newton Superintendent Kennedy Greene and Newton Police Lt Robert Osborn to present the lime green and black Stigma Free signs.

Mayor ...

Newton High School's FFA Earn Awards at Nationals

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Newton High School FFA students were rewarded for their hard work having brought home titles and trophies from the 92 National FFA Convention, making the 13 hour bus ride worth the trip.  The school was well represented by 25 FFA students who took the13 hour bus ride to go up against teams from across the country over two days of competitions. 

"We ...


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Sparta Police: Sparta Man Charged with DWI After Crash

May 28, 2020

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man is facing drunk driving charges after crossing into the opposite lane and crashing into a Vernon woman.  On May 26, around 7 p.m. Sparta officers went to the scene of the accident on West Shore Trail, police said.

David Bauer, 59 had crashed his gray Ford Fusion into Maria Oliveira.  Oliveira had two passengers in her black Mazda CX, a 76-year-old ...

Sparta Police: Construction on West Shore Trail will Cause Road Closures, Detours

SPARTA, NJ-  Sparta Police announce construction on West Shore Trail began on Wednesday, May 27.  The closure will run from South Shore Trail to Island Trail and will continue at least through Friday, May 29 or into next week if necessary.

Police said residents who live between South Shore, the guard shack and Rocky Terrace will be given access to their homes by officers regulating ...

Protect Your Health: Do Not Put Off Important Medical Care

The safety of patients and team members is Atlantic Health System’s top priority. To make sure emergency departments across Atlantic Health’s hospitals remain safe for every patient who enters, reconfigured processes and facilities are in place to optimize safety and improve the patient experience.

All care is delivered with strict rules around social distancing, universal mask ...

Racism in America

June 1, 2020

What brought joy to the heart of a native-born Midwesterner this past week

Seeing a white mayor in Minneapolis indignantly outraged about the police murder of a black man in handcuffs.  

Seeing all the police fired from their positions

The proposed manslaughter charge for the murderer

Investigation into proposed charges for the accomplces

Seeing the numbers of white ...

Pregnant Women & Parents of Young Children Can Get Help at Local Agency

June 3, 2020

Parents of infants and toddlers, or those who are pregnant with their first child, are invited to receive advice and support from a certified nurse or family support worker through Project Self-Sufficiency.  The agency offers a range of family support programs to income-eligible families in Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon counties.  The programs are free, voluntary and confidential.  ...

IRS reminder: June 15 tax deadline postponed to July 15 for taxpayers who live and work abroad

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded people who live and work abroad that they have until Wednesday, July 15, 2020, to file their 2019 federal income tax return and pay any tax due. The usual deadline is June 15.

The additional time was included in a wide range of Coronavirus-related relief announced in early April. The postponement generally applies to all taxpayers ...

Sherrill Advances Bill to Aid New Jersey Small Businesses

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) supported a bipartisan measure in the House of Representatives Thursday afternoon that passed 417-1 to help New Jersey small businesses get needed relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan Payroll Protection Program Flexibility Act provides flexibility to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in order to make the program ...

YMCA Partners with The Bridge to Support Children and Families

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is partnering with behavioral healthcare nonprofit, The Bridge to provide support to children and families during the coronavirus pandemic.

Established in 1971, The Bridge offers mental health and substance use treatment services to individuals, couples, and children through a variety of outpatient programs and school-based ...

Amid Outrage Over George Floyd Killing, Organizers Advocate for Newark’s Civilian Complaint Review Board

June 2, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Thousands of demonstrators marched through downtown Newark on Saturday, part of a nationwide show of resistance against police brutality, in response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis.

Organizers used the display of solidarity with Minneapolis as an opportunity to call attention to Newark's own struggle for officer ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

Home Prices: Its About Supply And Demand!

Home Prices: It’s All About Supply and Demand


As we enter the summer months and work through the challenges associated with the current health crisis, many are wondering what impact the economic slowdown will have on home prices. Looking at the big picture, supply and demand will give us the clearest idea of what’s to come.

Making our way through the month of June ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders May 27 Virtual Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders May 27 virtual meeting video.  Please note the meeting is audio only.