Sussex County News

September 3, 2018

NEWTON, NJ – New parking restrictions have been announced by Town of Newton officials.  Beginning Wednesday, September 5, parking will be prohibited on the west side of Plainfield Avenue from West Nelson Street, the entire length to the Barry Lane intersection on school days between 7 a.m. and 4 ...

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NEWTON, NJ — Art Muse NJ is an art organization that began in northern New Jersey this past May. The group is made up of co-founders Vincent Buchinsky and Denise Cocciaro Cohen, as well as exhibition chair, Ralph Porter. Art from the group, which is made up of 13 artists’ work, is displayed ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ – A former Newton resident was picked up on charges of theft after trying to deposit a check that had already been deposited.  According to Franklin Borough police, Terry Baughman, 27, took a check from a friend’s home in East Stroudburg, Pennsylvania and tried to deposit it into the ...

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SILVERDALE, WA. – A 2006 Newton High School graduate and Newton, New Jersey, native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a crew working aboard a unique guided-missile submarine, USS Ohio, one of only four in the Navy’s fleet. Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Frolich, a sonar technician on a ...

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JEFFERSON, NJ –A water main is scheduled to be replaced beginning on Tuesday, August 7 on Ridge Road, which is Glen Road in Sparta.  Sparta police warn motorists to expect delays especially during peak travel times.

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HAMPTON, NJ —  Newton High School alumnae Lauren Alger, now a teacher at the Hampton Township school, secured “an immensely generous donation,” from Thorlabs, allowing her students to participate in a robotics and STEM summer camp program. The donation made by Alex Cable, founder and president ...

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NEWTON, NJ — Area residents are invited to share an ice cream with officers from the Newton Police Department at Hayek’s Market and Ice Cream Parlor on Saturday, July 28. This event is similar to the national initiative supported by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Community ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BYRAM, NJ - The Byram Intermediate School has been recognized as a School to Watch.  The school is one of eight middle schools in New Jersey to receive the designation. "We are so proud of this group of educators who have created one of the most dynamic schools in the state of New Jersey," ...

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ANDOVER, NJ - What started out as a planned walkout by students to show their support for the Parkland victims ended in a civics lesson on the strength and compassion of a whole school community. Eighth grade students at Long Pond School were aware of a growing planned demonstration via social ...

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NEWTON, NJ—One man was injured, while three others escaped unharmed when a two-family two story apartment house caught fire on Saturday.  On January 27 at around 6:26 a.m. Newton Police received a 9-1-1 call from a passerby reporting a house on fire. Patrols immediately responded to the area and ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Several unlocked cars in the area of Hillside Terrace and the Landmark West Apartments were robbed after midnight on January 20 Newton Police Department reported.    Officers and detectives initiated an investigation and increased patrols within those areas. On Monday, January 22, ...

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NEWTON, NJ— Between the Bread, owned by 22 year old, Newton High School graduate, Erin Louglas, celebrated on Saturday, January 13. It was two years since the doors first opened.  This little cafe has thrived, despite 70 percent of Newton’s Spring Street filled with vacant store fronts, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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