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3 hrs ago | Patch.com

Hopatcong Gets its First Girls on the Run Team

With more than 200 chapters in the U.S., Hopatcong is giving girls grades 3 to 5 a way to stay active, foster confidence and community.

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Related Topix: Hopatcong, NJ

11 hrs ago | New Jersey Herald

Montague sets school building referendum for Sept. 30

The 21 contestants for this year's Queen of the Fair pageant gathered at the Sussex County Fairgrounds Wednesday, to prepare for the contest on Saturday, Aug. 2, when they will compete for the coveted title.

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Related Topix: Montague, NJ, Lake Hopatcong, NJ, Hopatcong, NJ, Education Etc.

16 hrs ago | New Jersey Herald

Freeholders look to use grant for Vernon bridge repair

The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders will have a public hearing to spend $400,000 from an annual state grant program to fix bridges to rehabilitate the bridge on Owens Station Road in Vernon.

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Related Topix: Freehold, NJ, Vernon, NJ, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

Wed Jul 23, 2014

New Jersey Herald

Queen of the Fair contestants practice for the big day

Photo by Daniel Freel/New Jersey Herald - The 2014 Queen of the Fair contestants wait for their turn to practice walking at the Sussex County Fairgrounds Administration Building in Frankford as they prepare for the Queen of the Fair Pageant.

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Related Topix: Lake Hopatcong, NJ, Hopatcong, NJ

WKXW-FM Trenton

Snake in the lake remains elusive

The snake in Lake Hopatcong has yet to be seen by anyone besides a reptile expect who continues his search for the elusive serpent.

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Related Topix: Lake Hopatcong, NJ, Hopatcong, NJ, Freehold, NJ

New Jersey Herald

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Mary Ann Schoettly, an ordained Roman Catholic priest who traveled to the Vatican to advocate for the inclusion of women in the clergy, died Tuesday morning, according to Suzanne A. Thiel of the Roman Catholic Womenpriests.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Pope Benedict XVI, Newton, NJ, Lake Hopatcong, NJ

Town Topics

Tribute to Farmers

The world's first example of a quilted tractor will be on view at this year's New Jersey State Fair's Sussex County Farm & Horse Show from August 1 through August 10. The unusual artwork was created by Gail Nederfield of Lafayette, N.J. and Gail Pressimone from Wantage, N.J. in honor of farmers around the world.

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Related Topix: Lafayette, NJ

Tue Jul 22, 2014

TheAlternativePress.com

Snake Spotted in Lake Hopatcong

Although the snake, believed to be an anaconda, has not harmed any swimmers at the busy Sussex County destination, two reptile specialists have been called in to try to catch the snake, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has also set traps in the lake.

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Related Topix: Lake Hopatcong, NJ, Hopatcong, NJ

TheAlternativePress.com

Breast Cancer Survivors Sought for Public Education Campaign

Project Self-Sufficiency is searching for breast cancer survivors who reside in Sussex County who would be willing to participate in the "Mammograms Save Lives" campaign, an integrated public education effort which combines articles in the New Jersey Herald, along with flyers, billboards and other outreach efforts intended to increase awareness of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer

New Jersey Herald

School board candidates face July 28 deadline

If you're thinking of running for your local school board in November, the deadline to file with the Sussex County Clerk's Office is 4 p.m., Monday, July 28. All documents must be filed in-person.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., New Jersey, Chris Christie, US Governors, Allamuchy, NJ, Warren County, NJ

New Jersey Herald

Newton man charged with DWI after crash

A Newton man is facing drunken driving charges after he struck a utility pole on Sparta Avenue and then continued to drive, police said.

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Related Topix: Newton, NJ, Sparta, NJ

Mon Jul 21, 2014

New Jersey Herald

Kittatinny school chief is Superintendent of the Year

Superintendent. The title comes with myriad duties, from running a school populated by students, teachers and staff to attending Board of Education meetings, where decisions on district-wide goals, plans, policies and budgets are made, and everything in between.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Flemington, NJ

New Jersey Herald

West Milford teen bicyclist sustains life-threatening injuries in crash

A walking tour of the State Route 206 widening project with members of the state Department of Transportation left Byram officials with a lukewarm feeling over how the project was progressing.

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Related Topix: West Milford, NJ, Bergen County, NJ, Sparta, NJ

Patch.com

Sussex Pair Arrested After Route 15 Motor Vehicle Stop

Two Sussex County women were arrested following a motor vehicle stop on Route 15, Sparta Police said.

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Related Topix: Newton, NJ, Sparta, NJ

TheAlternativePress.com

Deadlines for Filing as Candidates for Sparta Board of Education and Township Council

As of Friday, July 19, there have not been any nominating petitions turned in for candidates for the Sparta Board of Education or Sparta Township Council, according to the Sussex County Clerk's office in Newton.

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Related Topix: Newton, NJ, Sparta, NJ

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Alternative Press

Local Youth Chorus Wins Award at International Festival

Teen choristers from the Children's Chorus of Sussex County Concert Choir placed second in the Kathaumixw International Choral Festival which took place recently in British Columbia.

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New Jersey Herald

Newton protest opposes Gaza fighting

The 60-day window to ink a contract between Sussex County Community College and the lone bidder to do work on Building D on the campus closes at the end of this week, and college officials said they are waiting for special counsel to make a recommendation on what to do.

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Related Topix: Newton, NJ, New Jersey State Prison, State Prisons, Prison, Sparta, NJ

Fri Jul 18, 2014

TheAlternativePress.com

Nearly $100,000 Raised at Newton Medical Center Foundation Redfern Golf Open

The annual Frank Redfern Memorial Golf Open was held at Lake Mohawk Golf Club on Monday, July 14. Approximately 140 golfers came out to play to support The Newton Medical Center Foundation.

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Related Topix: Lake Mohawk, NJ, Hackettstown, NJ

The Sparta Independent

Attorney moves to Sparta office

The move comes at a great time, as Cunningham has recently been appointed as an adjunct professor in the Justice Studies Department of Montclair State University.

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Related Topix: Sparta, NJ, Montclair State University, Morris County, NJ

New Jersey Herald

Night of Bands benefits rescue squad

AG Tavern at Layton Hotel will host Night of the Bands, a night of live music and food to benefit the Blue Ridge Rescue Squad, on Saturday starting at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include a full hot and cold buffet.

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Related Topix: Layton, NJ, Fire

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