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Police say Newton man swallowed baggies of heroin during traffic stop

ANDOVER TOWNSHIP -- Swallowing baggies of heroin during a motor vehicle stop led to the hospitalization and eventual arrest of a Newton man on drug charges, police said. Trevor G. Demarinis, 32, was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, specifically heroin, poss

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-19 07:01:00

Q&A Newton referendum: Impact on Halsted school if the ballot questions passes, fails

The Newton Board of Education will be holding a referendum on Sept. 26. The New Jersey Herald received dozens of questions from our readers about the plan. This is the last of a three-part series answering those questions prior to the special election. The following represent a variation of the ques

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-19 07:01:00

Newton man who violated Megan's Law given 3 years in state prison

SUPERIOR COURT -- A Newton man who served a six-year jail sentence for the sexual assault of a mentally disabled woman and then violated Megan's Law a decade later in 2014 by possessing child pornography has been sentenced to three years in state prison. Richard Rich, 49, who went by "Richie Rich" a

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-17 07:01:00

'No' vote urged on Newton school referendum

Editor: I have been a resident in Newton for 31 years. I have four children that all have attended the public schools. I love Halsted's history, the architecture, the character, and it has that small hometown feeling. Halsted does need repairs, and has for many years. A new building does not educate

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-17 07:01:00

Cancer center earns prestigious award

Sussex County's Sparta Cancer Center is one of only two Centers in New Jersey to earn the prestigious APEx award. Sparta Cancer Center has demonstrated compliance with the stringent standards of the American Society for Radiation Oncology Accreditation Program for Excellence for a four-year accredit

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-19 17:18:00

Queens Bridge construction impacts transportation schedule

The closure of the Queens Bridge connecting Bound Brook and South Bound Brook is having an impact on Somerset County Transportation shuttle schedules. The CAT1R shuttle bus, which serves Franklin, Bound Brook, Somerville, Raritan and Branchburg, and DASH shuttles 851 & 852, serving New Brunswick, B

NJ.COM - 2017-09-19 16:18:55

Autumn T. Thomas art exhibit to open at SCCC

NEWTON -- Opening reception for an exhibition of contemporary art by Autumn T. Thomas will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at Sussex County Community College Gallery in C Building. Thomas uses handmade paper and forged metals in her work, which explores a range of social commentary and diversit

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-19 07:01:00

Franklin OKs doubling size of Westwind Manor

FRANKLIN -- With a unanimous vote, the Borough Planning Board approved variances and site plans for an expansion to Westwind Manor that will more than double the number of beds in the assisted living complex on Main Street. Owner Todd Tavares was seeking variances for side- and back-yard setbacks th

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-19 07:01:00

LETTER: Nazi signs a symbol of growing hate culture

I was at the Champion of the Grill, when a teporter and a photographer both told me of Nazi writings on the Airport Diner on the outskirts of Sussex Borough. Such behavior is either the worst form of non-utilitarian delinquency or the action of an individual or individuals with a low sense of self a

DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-19 04:10:33

Community rallies behind Airport Diner

WANTAGE -- Just hours after word broke Sunday morning that the Airport Diner in Wantage was vandalized and covered in anti-Semitic graffiti, local residents proved what could happen when a community comes together during a difficult time. It was merely hours after state police conducted their invest

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-19 07:01:00

Family Promise holds open house

NEWTON - Family Promise of Sussex County to host Annual Fall Open House, October 2, 2017 from 4 to 6pm. The agency's open house provides a platform for local businesses, agencies, and the community to gain further exposure to the invisible problem of family homelessness in the county. The growing n

SPARTAINDEPENDENT.COM - 2017-09-18 23:05:00

Need a ride home? Don't call 911, police urge

HACKETTSTOWN -- The Hackettstown Police Department is urging local residents that should they consume alcohol and need a ride home, take a cab or call a sober friend, but please don't call 911. Felix Guzman, 28, of Mansfield Township, did just that and was charged with disorderly conduct. At app

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-19 07:01:00

It's time for kudos

Let's face it: News of late has been so bad it's enough to cause a perpetual migraine. Not only have we had to read/hear/watch headlines on North Korea's alleged nuclear bomb tests and a too-vibrant hurricane season, but we've had a share of local angst, from the bad behavior at that Sept. 1 Randolp

NEWJERSEYHILLS.COM - 2017-09-19 12:21:00

Henry Fonda double-feature | Jersey Retro

A pair of mid-'60s Henry Fonda movies tells us some interesting things about the star of "The Grapes of Wrath" and "The Ox-Bow Incident." Though best remembered for dramatic roles, Fonda was terrific in light comedy. And despite being top-billed for 40-plus years, he was comfortable in ensembles and

NJ.COM - 2017-09-18 21:53:49

Sussex man struck, killed by NJ Transit train

HERALD STAFF REPORT Authorities have identified a man who was struck and killed by a train at Convent Station Monday as a Sussex resident, Robert A. Matchett, 57, of Sussex, died after being struck by train 851 in the vicinity of the railroad station at Convent Station in Morris Township, said Jim S

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-19 18:10:00

Sussex diner vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti

WANTAGE - Spray-painted swastikas and phrases including "Kill Jews," "Heil Hitler," and "WPWW," an acronym for white power world wide, covered the exterior of the Airport Diner on Sunday. Owner of the County Road 639 eatery near Route 23, Francisco "Frankie" Blanco and an employee found the graffit

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-18 19:41:05

Mount Vernon proposed budget adds cops, firefighters, would hike taxes 4.9 percent

MOUNT VERNON Mayor Richard Thomas unveiled his budget for 2018 that he said promotes public safety. The proposed $118.3 million budget adds a dozen new police officers, adds five firefighters and restores funding for a police commissioner and an inspector general. "Public safety is essential to enha

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-19 16:47:41

Dover's Germania Park hosts annual 'Oktoberfest'

The "ice cream parade" is a highlight of the annual "Oktoberfest" event, held at Germania Park in Dover. A Masskrugstemmen contest was also held for the ladies. The longest time for this group was two minutese and 38 seconds. The winner this year was Lafeyette resident Carol Miller, who also won $25

NEWJERSEYHILLS.COM - 2017-09-19 14:50:00

High school soccer: Spackenkill boys soccer edges Dover; more games

With 22:30 left in the game, Nik Genco scores to give Spackenkill boys soccer the 2-1 win over visiting Dover Monday. Demetrious Marokis opened the scoring for the Spartans off an assist from Mike Spero. Fox Lane 1, Arlington B 0: At Arlington, Nicholas Grippo made five saves for the Admirals B tea

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 01:09:13

Randolph High students participate in local exhibit

RANDOLPH TWP. - Randolph High School seniors Hannah Coward and Erin Benard are among the artists displaying several paintings and drawings in the township's municipal building, 502 Millbrook Ave. now through Thursday, Oct. 5. Coward, whose artwork was selected as a program cover by the Mayo Center f

NEWJERSEYHILLS.COM - 2017-09-19 04:00:00