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Sussex County News

September 26, 2022

NEWTON, NJ – Parking plaza passes for daily use can be purchased at the finance office in the municipal building.  The passes eliminate the need to purchase individual tickets from vending machines every time patrons use the parking lots. The new rates for Parking Plaza Passes, effective as of ...

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NEWTON, NJ—On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, the day started out like any other day. 21 years later, the Town of Newton remembers all those who lost their lives that day. The 21st anniversary ceremony took place at the Sussex County Community College the site of the memorial since 2003, when the ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Get your motor running…The Town of Newton will be holding their seventh annual Fall Festival and Car Show on Sunday, October 9.  The free events sponsored by the Town of Newton will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Spring Street and will feature artisan vendors and ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Two Newton High School students collecting donations for pediatric patients, giving back to the hospital that helped them when they were in need. Last year, football player, Dylan Cotter suffered an injury to his shoulder in a pre-season football scrimmage right before the season ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ- A county wide power failure is impacting more than 62,600 customers in Sussex County Tuesday afternoon and the numbers continue to climb.  As the heat wave continues and temperatures reach into the 90’s more than half of JCP&L’s customers in the county are without power ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Police Department, along with the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office, are investigating the shooting that left a man unconscious on the ground at the back of the police station. On Friday, July 29 around 1:22 p.m. the unidentified man was found by a Newton Police Officer ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The annual Taste of Newton event is returning this September 12 and the GNCC is looking for sponsors to be a part of it. “I’d like to invite you to show your support of our local restaurants and culinary businesses by becoming a sponsor of this popular event,” writes Kimberly ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton will be hosting their annual movies in Memory Park. The movies are free and open to all. The first movie will be "Encanto" and will be playing on Friday, July 29 with a rain date of Saturday, July 30. The second movie, "King Richard" will be screened on Friday, ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Spring Street was crowded with people on Saturday, enjoying huge pretzels, looking over vendors wares, chatting with representatives from local organizations and town officials.  Children with balloons and lollipops were bobbing down the street. The event, sponsored by Greater ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Bruce Olsen serving at the St. Kateri Tekakwitha church in Sparta and as the religious education coordinator at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Bergen County is facing two counts of endangering the welfare of a child for possession and distribution of child pornography according to Warren ...

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NEWTON, NJ – About 100 people gathered on Monday to celebrate Jennie Switzer’s 105th birthday.  Family members Adam McDavitt and Rob McDavitt, Frank and Bernadett McDavitt and Katherine Switzer were on hand to share cake, cards and hugs with their amazing mother and grandmother. Rising to ...

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HOUSTON, TX – Newton High School is being represented well by the students on Aperture Robotics Team.  The students are one of 450 teams from around the globe competing on the world’s robotic stage, coach James Hofmann said. “This is the payoff for working long hours, putting in tons of ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – More changes are coming to the Sussex County Board of Commissioners.  Close on the heals of the retirement announcement by County Commissioner Sylvia Petillo, the position of Sussex County Administrator will be vacant as of June 30, 2022. Gregory Poff the current county ...

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SPARTA, NJ - After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the community is once again invited to a sunrise Easter service.  The service will be from 7 to 7:45 a.m. on the boardwalk.  The service will be moved inside the county club if it is raining. Rev. Dr. Patrick Sileo, the senior pastor from the First ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Zoned Sports Academy, in Bridgewater, held its annual Signing Day March 3, recognizing students, including one from Newton High School, who have signed to play baseball or softball in college next year. Newton High School senior Aubrey Carroll was recognized for her commitment ...

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NEWTON, NJ—A Newton Police Department Special Officer was uninjured after being assaulted while on duty as a crossing guard last week. On March 3, Special Officer Raul Couce was at the corner of Spring Street, Halsted Street and Sparta Avenue when Louis Selimi came up to him and punched him in the ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Superintendent, Dr. Kennedy Greene has submitted his letter of retirement after 13 years of service with Newton effective June 30. “This has been among the most fulfilling periods of my thirty-five-year career in pK-12 public education,” Greene wrote in his letter. Newton Board of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – True or not, a running joke at Roxbury Township Council meetings is Township Attorney Anthony Bucco’s usual reply when asked about the township’s legal affairs: “Running like a well-oiled machine.” But at the Feb. 22 meeting, Bucco's response differed from the norm. “I wish I could ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Out on the cold plaza in front of town hall, Representative Josh Gottheimer laid out the details of his “Invest to Protect Act.”  Flanked by police officers from the Town of Newton and New Jersey State Police the congressman explained his efforts to provide funding for 95% of the ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Curiosity and creativity have opened a new door for the students in James Hofmann’s STEM Academy and the Newton High School Varsity Robotics team.  Seeking new ways to use her digital arts and metal working skills, senior Olivia Leigh began exploring custom jewelry ...

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NEWTON, NJ—For the third straight year, the Town of Newton’s St. Patrick’s Day parade has been canceled. Several residents have said they are not happy about it. Since taking the reins of planning the popular event, the Newton Fire Department has only been able to host one parade, with the ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton is looking for a new police officer.  The job posting notes applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 35, have a high school or equivalent certificate, possess a valid New Jersey Driver’s license and a be a citizen of the United States. Applicants must pass ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The top 15 stories of 2021, according to the number of people who read each article: 1 Beloved Sparta Teacher and Coach Kate Brennan Resigns 2 Sussex County COVID-19 December 31, 2021 3 Critical Race Theory – ‘Not in Sparta’- Residents Voice Concerns About New Curriculum ...

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NEWTON, NJ – A unique store opening in Sussex County brought Rep. Josh Gottheimer up for a visit. The Farm Stores, located on Main Street next to the Dollar General has opened its doors - and windows for business. The former bank has been transformed into a red and white drive-thru, walk-up ...

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HAMPTON, NJ – Both passengers of a single engine Cessna 172 have died when their plane crashed near Lake Kahema around 4 p.m. on Thursday, according to New Jersey State Police. Not many other details are available at this time. According to the FAA the plane took off from Essex County Airport in ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Hardyston Police and the Sussex County Prosecutor’s office are still investigating the accident killed a Newton resident and resulted in a drug arrest of a Sussex man on Thursday on Route 94, according to police. Newton resident, Fred Wilhelm, 56 was riding a motorcycle east on Route ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Twenty-four Newton High School students are headed to Indianapolis, Indiana, for the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo. The members will be competing against other chapters from each state in the country. These competitions are known as Career Development Events or CDEs which ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton, along with county officials, the public and even Smokey The Bear, cut the ribbon unveiling the 1.6 miles extension that is now proudly hosted by the town. “The picturesque Sussex Branch Trail is built on the former line of the Erie Lackawanna Railroad. The Town of ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Forestry Service reports that the annual autumn foliage show is taking place in every county in the Garden State. The north westernmost part of the state is near peak conditions while color is just starting to pop up in the southern counties.  This is a great weekend ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October 2021 #BeCyberSmart) raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across America, ensuring that everyone has the resources needed to be safer and more secure online.  Cases of cybercrimes are growing astronomically. The National ...

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