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2 hrs ago | TheAlternativePress.com

Volunteers needed for Stanhope-Hopatcong Regional Domestic Violence Response Team

Applications are currently being accepted for volunteers to join the Stanhope Hopatcong regional Domestic Violence Response Team working with the Stanhope and Hopatcong Police Departments. These teams of trained community members will respond to the police station immediately following an incident of domestic violence, assisting victims and their children by offering support, encouragement, information, and referrals.

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Related Topix: Hopatcong, NJ, Stanhope, NJ

2 hrs ago | TheAlternativePress.com

DASI to Celebrate 30th Anniversary October 15th

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Intervention Services will celebrate its 30th anniversary on October 15th at 6:30 at the Conservatory at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta. Sponsored by Sussex Bank, Krave Caterers and The Sussex County Farm & Horse Show, the evening will highlight the strength and courage of survivors of domestic and sexual violence through music, poetry and speakers, and a light dinner will be served.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Augusta, NJ

5 hrs ago | New Jersey Herald

Vernon panel won't make school closing recommendation

The public school district's new "strategic vision plan" is proposing additional strategizing on the thorny subject of possibly closing a building. A report from the facilities subcommittee, due to the school board on Thursday, is not making a recommendation, Assistant Superintendent Kyle Arlington said.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Vernon, NJ, Salem County, NJ, Millstone, NJ

9 hrs ago | New Jersey Herald

Woman who tried to get drugs charged

A Sparta woman is accused of pretending to be an employee of a doctor's office to obtain prescription drugs from a pharmacy, police said. Jackie Degraaf, 29, was charged with the unlicensed practice of medicine and attempting to obtain a prescription legend drug by fraud or deception.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Sparta, NJ, Hopatcong, NJ, Hamburg, NJ, Hackettstown, NJ

Tue Sep 16, 2014

New Jersey Herald

Montague school officials make latest pitch

With a proposed building project headed to a vote Sept. 30, officials of the Montague Elementary School opened their doors Tuesday morning for an informal chat with residents over coffee and pastries as they laid out their vision for the school's future.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Montague, NJ

New Jersey Herald

Witnesses testify in real estate scam trial

Opening statements were made and three witnesses appeared Tuesday in state Superior Court as the trial of Robert Kosch began on charges he rented out homes he didn't own, taking advantage of homeowners caught up in the housing bust. Kosch, of Bloomfield, is representing himself, and the trial opened with William Oake appearing as the new stand-by defense attorney.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Morris County, NJ, Morris Plains, NJ, Highland Lakes, NJ

New Jersey Herald

Highlands master plan under review;public invited to comment

The New Jersey Highlands Council has begun accepting public comments on possible revisions and updates to the Highlands Regional Master Plan, which was last By law, the council - which is charged with enforcement of the 2004 Highlands Water Planning and Protection Act - is required to review the master plan at least once every six years. As part of that process, the council is required by law to set up a monitoring program in consultation with designated stakeholder groups including environmental activists, farmers and landowners throughout the region impacted by the law, which drastically curtailed development in parts of seven counties.

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Related Topix: Highlands, NJ, New Jersey, Phillipsburg, NJ, Ringwood, NJ, Mahwah, NJ

Mon Sep 15, 2014

New Jersey Herald

Hawk program at refuge

More than 200 riders participated in the Pass It Along Bike Tour on Sunday to raise $16,000 for the organization. The money will be used by the group to expand its legions of volunteers, according to Diane Taylor, founder, president and CEO.

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The Jersey Journal

Project Self-Sufficiency in Newton to hold family law seminar, Oct. 1

Project Self-Sufficiency will sponsor a free seminar about issues related to Family Law on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 7-9 p.m. at the agency's campus, 127 Mill St., in Newton. The program will address child support, grounds for divorce, court procedures, custody, alimony, parenting time, equitable distribution of assets, and other topics related to divorce.

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Related Topix: Newton, NJ, Family, Parenting

TheAlternativePress.com

ISBOG Celebrates Ten Years with Dinner at St Moritz

The informal Small Business Owners Group, ISBOG, will be holding their tenth anniversary Business to Business Networking Event. They are celebrating with a dinner at St Moritz Grill and Bar in White Deer Plaza.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

New Jersey Herald

Franklin adding 2 police officers

Mayor Paul Crowley said that a desire to reduce overtime, and to have at least two officers on patrol at all times, prompted his recommendation. Crowley, speaking at Tuesday's council meeting, said the borough had 16 officers when he was elected mayor in 2007.

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Related Topix: Vernon, NJ, Hamburg, NJ, Ogdensburg, NJ

Sat Sep 13, 2014

New Jersey Herald

United Way report says 30% who live in county can't afford it

Roughly 30 percent of Sussex County households can't afford to live here, according to a newly released United Way report. Of those households, 7 percent are living below the federal poverty level.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Rutgers University, Morris County, NJ, Montague, NJ

Fri Sep 12, 2014

New Jersey Herald

Rockin' Fest at SCCC supports student vets

Rockin' Fest, a fundraising music festival, will be held at Sussex County Community College on the Connor Green from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. The proceeds from this event will go toward addressing the needs of and creating a financial safety net for SCCC student veterans.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

NorthJersey.com

Vote for Hackensck city manager tabled as public pans top choice

Bowing to residents' contention that the selection of a new city manager is fraught with future problems, the Mayor and Council postponed the vote for the position from the Sept. 2 meeting to conduct a more comprehensive background check.

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Related Topix: Sparta, NJ, Hackensack, NJ

New Jersey Herald

Kittatinny students take part in service projects

Photo by Tracy Klimek/New Jersey Herald Students from Kittatinny Regional High School, from left, Shayla Ort, Krystal Carides, Melissa Toy, Blair Woersching and Sarah Mackey prepare trays of food at Manna House in Newton Thursday. The members of Kittatinny Regional High School's Interact Club marked the Sept.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Newton, NJ, Education Etc., Andover, NJ, Stockholm, NJ

New Jersey Herald

Fire destroys vehicle parked in front of Fredon home

The residents of the home reported the truck on fire at 9:19 p.m. The truck was fully engulfed and the fire spread to a few branches on a nearby tree, but did no other damage. Some smoke got into the home, which had to be vented by the fire department, said Scott French, Chief 3 for the Fredon Fire Department.

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Related Topix: Fire, Andover, NJ, Stockholm, NJ, Vernon, NJ

New Jersey Herald

Translation of Polish texts at issue in murder case

The murder case for Ryszard "Richard" Gorski has reached a standoff as the state and defense disagree about who should translate Polish text messages that were sent between Gorski's wife and the victim. The defense says it cannot complete expert reports until the state provides translated copies, but the state says that is not its job.

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Related Topix: Vernon, NJ

The Alternative Press

American Association of University Women Holds Road Rally to Support Women's SCCC Scholarship

The Sussex County Branch of AAUW AAUW-NJ SCB has been a community presence in Sussex County science 1947. True to their national banner, they have been supporting the empowerment of women and girls particularly in advanced secondary education.

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Related Topix: Guttenberg, NJ

New Jersey Herald

Friends of S-W Library host Oratorio Society

The Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library welcome the Sussex County Oratorio Society for a reprise of their 2014 spring concert titled "April in Paris" on Sunday at 3 p.m., at the library's outdoor theater. This free concert features a variety of pieces in both French and English including the spritely "Ce joys de may" by Clement Janequin; two of Claude Debussey's Trois Chansons, "Dieu! qu'il la fait bon regarder," and "Quant j'ai out le tabourin;" Cesar Franck's majestic "Psalm 150;" and the hilarious "Neighbors' Chorus" by Jacques Offenbach.

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The Alternative Press

Community Educator John Frank Honored

The Newton NJ Rotary Club recently honored John Frank at its Annual Golf Outing to benefit Newton Medical Center. The ceremony was held on September 10 at the Newton County Club.

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Related Topix: Newton, NJ

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