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21 hrs ago | New Jersey Herald

Tour de Farm cycling, tasting tour to return

The second annual Tour de Farm, New Jersey, a cycling and tasting tour of Northern New Jersey's farms, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept 27. Hundreds of passionate cyclists, farm enthusiasts and locavores are expected to ride along the rolling hills of scenic farm country in Warren and Sussex counties and sample the food at more than a dozen farms.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Life, Food, Local Food, Warren County, NJ, Blairstown, NJ, Vegetables

Sat Jul 26, 2014

New Jersey Herald

Big week for Batman fans

Saturday may have been 80 degrees and partly sunny, but at the Elias Van Bunschooten Museum on Route 23, it was Christmastime.

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Related Topix: Batman, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Sparta, NJ, Lake Hopatcong, NJ, Hopatcong, NJ

Fri Jul 25, 2014

CBS Local

Police: Bus Driver Left Special Needs Children Alone On Bus With Windows Up, No Air Conditioning

A Sussex County, New Jersey school bus driver may be facing criminal charges after two young special needs children were reported to have spent close to an hour abandoned inside a hot bus.

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Patch.com

3 Brothers Pose Danger to Community, Police Say

Three brothers have been accused jumping another man last weekend on Brooklyn Stanhope Road, Hopatcong Police said.

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Related Topix: Hopatcong, NJ

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Verona resident holds on to 165 million year old dinosaur fossil

One hundred million years ago, the landscape of what is now Essex County looked vastly different than today, with exotic and now extinct creatures roaming around and no sign of humans.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Verona, NJ, Science, Paleontology, Essex County, NJ, Montclair State University

The Jersey Journal

Bus company fired after leaving Vernon students, 7 and 9, on a parked bus for up to an hour

VERNON - A school bus company has been fired, and the owner and a driver are being investigated by police, after two children were left on a turned-off bus after being picked up from summer school, district officials confirmed.

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Related Topix: Vernon, NJ, Education Etc., Highland Lakes, NJ

New Jersey Herald

Late-night fire destroys three garbage trucks at Lafayette facility

Several fire departments responded late Thursday night to a fire at Waste Management on Old Beaver Run Road that destroyed three garbage trucks.

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Related Topix: Fire, Lafayette, NJ

Thu Jul 24, 2014

NorthJersey.com

Sussex Bank will be moving its county operations to Wantage

Sussex Bank announced on July 18 that the bank will be moving its Sussex County operations into a new regional office and corporate center in Wantage, which will include a regional commercial lending team, deposit and loan operations, and administrative and executive offices.

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Related Topix: Rochelle Park, NJ

New Jersey Herald

Franklin has 3 choices to fill vacant council seat

With the air of a backyard party set in a large field just off the Appalachian Trail, Farmfest 2014 kicked off Thursday at the Rickey Farm on Route 94 in Vernon.

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Related Topix: Vernon, NJ, US National Parks, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

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

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.

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

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