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Sparta Police: False Name Ends With Drug Arrest

August 5, 2020

SPARTA, NJ – A Fairlawn man tried to hid his identity because when he was questioned by police.  On July 7 Officer Matt Pletcher responded to a report of an intoxicated person in a local business’ parking lot, police said.

Pletcher found Michael Soriano, 26 was under the influence of narcotics.  Soriano initially told Pletcher his name was “Michael J McKay,” ...

Hurricane Isaias Leaves Nearly Half of Sparta in the Dark

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Hurricane Isaias blew through the county Tuesday leaving 21,359 homes without power.  As of 9 p.m. 38% of the county was still in the dark.

In Sparta 4,230 homes were affected representing 48.68%. 

Throughout the county outages reported by JCP&L:

Andover Borough 28 or 6.29%
Andover Township 558 or 22.38%
Branchville 522 or 92.39%
Byram ...

Atlantic Health System's Hackettstown Medical Center Opens New Hybrid Operating Room

A brand-new, state-of-the-art hybrid operating room (OR) is now open at Atlantic Health System’s Hackettstown Medical Center. A hybrid OR combines the safety and expertise found in a traditional operating room, along with an image guided interventional suite.

The new hybrid OR provides physicians a single suite where they can perform both traditional open surgeries and minimally invasive ...

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Sun, August 9, 10:30 AM

Paintings of j. Lecarre in Unity's Featured Artist Gallery, Lafayette

Exhibition of Paintings of j. Lecarre

Arts & Entertainment

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Sun, August 16, 10:30 AM

Paintings of j. Lecarre in Unity's Featured Artist Gallery, Lafayette

Exhibition of Paintings of j. Lecarre

Arts & Entertainment

Here’s what taxpayers need to know about the home office deduction

August 5, 2020

The home office deduction allows qualifying taxpayers to deduct certain home expenses on their tax return. With more people working from home than ever before, some taxpayers may be wondering if they can claim a home office deduction when they file their 2020 tax return next year.

Here are some things to help taxpayers understand the home office deduction and whether they can claim ...

Bringing our Children Back Together to Learn, Grow and Socialize!

It has been a unique time for families and small businesses around the state facing the COVID-19 pandemic.  One place is happy to have reopened its doors and welcome back children and families!

For three decades, Alpine Montessori has offered educational child care at both its Sparta & Oak Ridge locations. They have been an integral part of educating and caring for children in the ...

Dirty Dozen part 2: Thieves are constantly coming up with ways to scam taxpayers

This is the second of two tips exploring the IRS Dirty Dozen tax scam list. Tax scams tend to rise during tax season or during times of crisis. Scam artists are using the COVID-19 pandemic to try to steal money and information from taxpayers.

Taxpayers should watch out for these scams.

Scammers targeting individuals with limited English proficiency: IRS impersonators and other scammers are ...

Sparta Youth Football Opens Webstore August 4-18

SPARTA, NJ- The Sparta Youth Football organization has opened the Webstore on August 4.  Purchase your SYF gear through August 18.

 

All-Mail-In Primary Ballot Issues Linger in Sussex County

August 3, 2020

NEWTON, NJ – Questions raised from the all mail-in primary election in July are still being tracked down.  In a teleconference meeting on Monday morning the Sussex County Board of Elections member took up two Primary election related issues; improperly excluded ballots and a possible recount.

According to Administrator Marge McCabe of the ballots that were initially pulled out of ...

Six on the November Ballot for Sparta Board of Education

SPARTA, NJ – The ballot for the Sparta Board of Education will have six names; five vying for three 3-year positions and one for the 1-year slot.

The 3-year candidates Joanne Hoover and Christa Sorensen are running on their own.  Michael McGovern, Robert Zywicki and Richard Snellings are running as a bracketed ticket.

The trio have selected “Integrity, ...

The Weekend Bag Program Continues to Help Those in Need During Pandemic

July 23, 2020

NEWTON, NJ—The Weekend Bag Program, started by Newton High School alumnae Isobel Costello continues to help feed people in need throughout the pandemic. The Class of 2020 graduate started the program when she was a freshman.

The program helps kids in even of the surrounding schools in the county every week. Even through school has not been in session since March 20, ...

A Growing Tribute of Condolences to State Senator Ron Rice on the Passing of His Wife of 35 Years

August 5, 2020

(NEW JERSEY) - Elected officials and political leaders from all over the state are sending in words of condolences to State Senator and Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus, Ronald L. Rice (Newark) on the sudden passing of his beloved wife of 35 years, Shirley Rice. Mrs. Rice passed away unexpectedly on the morning of August 4, 2020. Shirley Rice, a long time champion for collegiate ...

Libby’s Lunch: Foodies Flock From Near and Far for One Last Bite

August 1, 2020

PATERSON, NJ — Some 30 cars filled to capacity the two parking lots that surround Libby’s Lunch on McBride Avenue.

Word was out Monday evening that Libby’s Lunch — a restaurant long known for its chili dogs — would be closed permanently by the end of the week. Customers had come for one last chance to say goodbye to Libby’s.

“The food is what makes ...

A Remarkable Recovery for the Housing Market

A Remarkable Recovery for the Housing Market

 

For months now the vast majority of Americans have been asking the same question: When will the economy turn around? Many experts have been saying the housing market will lead the way to a recovery, and today we’re seeing signs of that coming to light. With record-low mortgage rates driving high demand from ...