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Sparta, Newton Police Chief, Freeholder Address BLM Demonstrations in Sussex County

June 4, 2020

SUSSEX, NJ –The Green in Newton will be the site of what is being billed as a “peaceful Black Lives Matter vigil” on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and on Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Newton Police Chief Robert Osborn said Sussex County has approved permits for “demonstrations scheduled for Friday and Saturday within the county park.”

“Event organizers have ...

Sparta Police: Sparta Man Charged with DWI After Crash

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 ...

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 ...

Sparta, Where is Our Pride?

June 4, 2020

Dear Sparta,

We say we have Spartan pride. We yell it at football games, print it on T-shirts, and hang it on banners. But do any of us know the full history of the land on which we have built our homes, schools, and churches? How can we have “Spartan pride” if we don’t educate ourselves on the history of our town, and try to do better than those who came before us--try to ...

Answers to tax questions are just a few clicks away on

June 4, 2020

There are many easy-to-use tools available on Even better, they are available 24 hours a day. These tools help people file and pay taxes, find information about their account and get answers to tax questions.

Here are a few things that people can do with a quick visit to

Filing a tax return 
Taxpayers who earned $69,000 or less in 2019 can file using free brand-name ...

Veritas Christian Academy Girls’ Basketball Coach Wins National Coach of the Year

SPARTA, NJ – This week the National Christian School Athletic Association announced its 2019-2020 awards. Veritas Christian Academy (VCA) girls’ basketball coach, Greg Gaffney has been selected as the 2019-20 NCSAA Girls' Varsity Basketball National Coach of the Year.

Gaffney has coached the Veritas girls' team for nine years, during which time he has a 237-50 coaching ...

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

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 ...

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.