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Sussex County News

September 16, 2021

NEWTON, NJ—Saturday, September 11, 2021, started out just like any other day. The sun was shining and the sky was blue. On this day, 20 years ago, people left their homes and families and headed to work and school for the day. However, this day, that started out just like any other day, turned ...

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HACKETTSTOWN N.J. – Exactly a week after Ida's remnants brought heavy rain, tornadoes, and severe flooding, the area is bracing for more rain and the potential for further flooding and storm damage Wednesday. Hackettstown and the surrounding areas are facing the threat of more severe weather even ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Sussex County Office of Mosquito Control has scheduled an aerial application of larvicide from Friday, August 20 through Monday, August 23 between the hours of 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. The county will be using the product Vectobac GS EPA Reg# 73049-10 with an active ingredient of ...

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NEWTON, NJ — Town of Newton officials have created a map and posted lists of participants in the town wide garage sale.  The garage sale is scheduled for August 6, 7 and 8.  The list includes the address of participants, the days they will be participating and a summary of the items they will be ...

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NEWTON, NJ – In a ceremony on the plaza in front of the municipal building, the Town of Newton Police Department promoted three officers.  In addition to Chief Steven Van Nieuwland taking his oath, Scott King was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and Dan Finkle was promoted to the rank of ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Stratigis family, Grandma Helen, mom Adrienne, children Kaily-17, Quentin-15, Savannah-13, Kai-12, Jace-7 and Varik, their dog, were renting the home at 10 Union Place and are now displaced because of the Saturday night fire. Everyone got out safely but everything in the house was ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton has announced opening day for the town pool for residents will be June 15 and for non-residents will be June 28.  Town officials said registration is required for admission.  They said the link to register will be available soon as will additionally details about ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Everyone was evacuated from a house fire at 10 Union Place on Saturday evening.  According to Steve and Michelle Massey-Franzone the Newton Fire Department responded in record time to a fire at the three bedroom home that started around 6:19 p.m. on Saturday, June 5. Newton Police and ...

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NEWTON, NJ – In an outdoor ceremony at the Newton Municipal Building the new police chief was sworn in and two others were promoted on Tuesday afternoon. Steven Van Nieuwland took his oath as Newton Chief of Police after 21 years in law enforcement serving the residents of Newton. His wife Julia ...

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NEWTON, NJ – In an outdoor ceremony at the Newton Municipal Building the new police chief was sworn in and two others were promoted on Tuesday afternoon. Steven Van Nieuwland took his oath as Newton Chief of Police after 21 years in law enforcement serving the residents of Newton. His wife Julia ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Police Department is asking for help from the community solving a mystery about a dead dog.  On March 30, around 1:35 p.m. officers responded to a wooden area on Oak Street for a report of a deceased dog. According to police, the dog was found partially buried in a shallow ...

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NEWTON, NJ—With a win last week, the Newton High School Wrestling Head Coach Eric Bollette now has 251 wins during his coaching career, establishing a new record at Newton. On Saturday, March 20, the Braves defeated West Morris Central Wolf Pack, establishing the new record. Newton has since ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – As expected, the Friday storm passed far to our south and as that occurred, the big chill arrived to spend part of the weekend with us.  We will continue to see the coldest temps in two years for the next day or two.  This extreme cold is actually helping to feed into the ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton School District went into lockdown on Monday after the Newton Police received a call from a distraught, suicidal, elderly man. Despite shots fired at police no one was seriously injured. According to police, the Newton patrols received a call from a man who in the parking ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Newton Girl Scout Troop 4224 is on a journey working towards their Gold award this year and is asking the community for assistance. Five Newton High School students Aisling Gill, Reese Smith, Amanda Cleary, Sydney Cotter and Meghan Carr have been meeting remotely during the pandemic ...

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NEWTON, NJ—An Andover man is facing a number of charges after Newton police responded to a man wielding a tomahawk ax.  On Tuesday, December 29 around 8:41 p.m. officers went to the Adams Street parking lot to find Robert Cibula, 32, with the illegal weapon, police said. Police determined Cibula ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton is losing a dispatcher but gaining a town council member.  Michelle Lozier-Teets, had her last day at her part-time job as a dispatcher for the Newton Police Department on Sunday, December 27 after almost 30 years.  She will be sworn in as a Councilwoman in a few ...

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SPARTA, NJ - Sparta UNICO is proud to announce partial scholarship awards to three well-deserved Sussex County students who graduated in June, 2020.  Timothy Spatola from Franklin graduated from Pope John in the spring and is currently attending DeSales University where he is pursuing a degree ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The young musicians at Halsted Middle School have been working hard to create a virtual holiday concert.  Undaunted by the challenge of creating a cohesive performance when they are not allowed to practice together, the students are inviting the community to “attend” their show that ...

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NEWTON, NJ- The Newton public schools will be going to an all remote schedule beginning Monday, November 23.  Superintendent Kennedy Greene made the announcement on Friday afternoon. Greene said the “decision to move to fully remote instruction” was made “in consultation with the Sussex County ...

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NEWTON, NJ—A Newton man was picked up on new heroin  and crack related drug charges the same day he was released early under Governor Murphy’s sentence and parole reduction law, police said. On November 4, following a joint effort of Detectives from the Newton Police Department and the Sussex ...

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N EWTON, NJ—The Newton Police Department held the swearing-in of Officer Garrett H. Armstrong, Badge #48 in an outdoor ceremony at Newton Town Hall. Precautions were in place as all in attendance wore masks and maintained social distancing, including the current officers of the Newton Police ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ - On Friday October 30, 2020, Municipal Court John Mulhern was laid to rest after retiring only three years earlier.  A service for Mulhern held at Saint Francis of Assisi Church in Long Beach Township was attended by many family members, friends and colleagues. Mulhern leaves ...

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HAMBURG, NJ - The LLD Class at Wallkill Valley High School spent an hour Friday, October 16th  learning more about New Jersey State Government and the role of a State Senator through a zoom visitation with State Senator Oroho. Oroho is the Senator for the 24th Legislative District.  The LLD ...

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NEWTON, NJ -An unfortunate sign of the times, Newton football will suspend practice and games for two weeks following report of a player testing positive for COVID-19.  Newton Superintendent Kennedy Greene announced on Monday afternoon Braves football will resume practice October 12. Greene ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Town Council candidate team of Helen Le Frois, incumbent, and Michelle Teets are the first to sign and submit the Police Pledge in the state of New Jersey. According to the website of Heritage Action for America, (https://heritageaction.com/policepledge/state-officials) the only ...

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