Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Hackettstown police, town council rename corner of Center and Washington Streets for Theresa Ragusky upon her retirement.
Forty eight years ago, crossing guard Theresa Ragusky never even dreamt of a day where she would see her name brandished above a street sign. But after decades of tireless service, the Hackettstown Police Department, along with the town council, decided to designate her frequently traveled "workstation" as "Ragusky Corner" on Tuesday to mark her retirement. Township officials held a ceremony at the corner of Center and Washington Streets to display their gratitude for Ragusky's long, efficacious career. About a dozen people showed up to witness the event, along with students and faculty members from Hackettstown Middle School. “We’d like to extend our sincerest appreciation to Mrs. Ragusky for her 48 years of service,” said Hackettstown …
William Baker congratulated for school's honor.
The following was submitted on behalf of Wilkes University. Have something you'd like to announce to the community? Upload it here. Wilkes University Interim Provost Terese Wignot announces the Dean's List for the Spring 2013 Semester. To be named to the Dean's List, students must obtain a minimum 3.4 GPA and carry at least 12 credits. The university extends its congratulations to the following student: William Baker of Hackettstown.
New policies prompted by spate of arrests and drunkenness at 2012 event.
After a security review prompted by arrests, violations issues and police response at the 2012 Far Hills Race Meeting, the association has introduced new alcohol policies for the 2013 event. About 40,000 people attended the 2012 event, which saw 25 arrests for theft, disorderly conduct and assault, among others, as well as charges of underage drinking. The Far Hills Race Meeting Association announced the new alcohol policies Tuesday. The new measures, according to a release, were put together with input from Far Hills Borough and police officers to take a zero tolerance approach of the event. The new policies: "The safety of spectators has always been a top priority for the Far Hills Race Meeting Association," Guy Torsilieri, co-chairman …
Fugitive charged after video surveillance helps residents identify him, police say.
Hopatcong police have found and charged a Hackettstown man they believe was caught on camera in a home surveillance video earlier this month and learned he also is a fugitive in Warren County. At noon June 5, an off-duty Hopatcong police officer noticed a vehicle matching the description of a car in a surveillance video driving slowly on Leo Avenue, Lt. Thomas Kmetz said. The video had captured a person who authorities suspected of breaking into a Hopatcong home at 12:15 p.m. May 30. Officer Tim Sutphen stopped the vehicle on Lakeside Boulevard and noticed Peter Baglio, 38, of Hackettstown in the passenger seat, Kmetz said. After an identification search, Sutphen learned Baglio had a no-bail warrant out of Warren County and subsequently …
Dr. Ronald Jupiter pleaded guilty to dispensing Percocet through his Roxbury office after he allegedly solicited sex from undercover officers.
A Roxbury dentist pleaded guilty to drug dispensing charges Monday after Morris County Acting Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said he gave out pain-relieving Percocet pills in exchange for sex. Dr. Ronald Jupiter, 62, of Roxbury, could face three years in state prison and be forced to pay $5,000 if he wishes to have his wife's 2005 Acura, which was seized at the time of his arrest, returned. The charges against him are for unlawfully dispensing a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance without medical purpose by providing prescriptions to individuals that Jupiter was not medically treating. “Prescription drug abuse is a national epidemic, and enablers such as Dr. Jupiter contribute to the public health crisis caused by this abuse,” Acting …
Portion of shoppers' money will benefit Hackettstown girl battling brain cancer.
Donaldson Farms will be helping to raise money for the foundation of a Hackettstown girl battling brain cancer. The Hackettstown farm, located on Allen Road, will be donating a portion of sales proceeds on July 5, 6 and 7 to the Margaret Smiles Foundation, which benefits Margaret Walling. Walling is a Hackettstown Middle School sixth-grader who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in January. Since then, several area businesses have made an effort to fundraise for Walling and her treatments. To donate through Donaldson, patrons should visit the Farm Market with the fundraiser flier (attached to this article) on the specified dates. The farm will donate 20 percent of each sale to the foundation.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Robert White had a Daisy BB gun when he was stopped by police in Byram, prosecutor says.
A Hackettstown man pleaded guilty to possession of a weapon without a permit this month, in addition to driving while intoxicated, according to Sussex County Prosecutor David Weaver's office. Robert White, 35, entered his plea on the third-degree weapon charge at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on June 3. Additionally, he pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, Weaver said. White was stopped by police in Byram Townsip on July 21, 2012. He admitted to driving under the influence of a variety of controlled dangerous substances, Weaver's office said. White is scheduled to be sentenced on July 26.
Patch offers mosquito prevention tips, and the map below shows the number of West Nile cases last summer.
Last year, Warren County reported no human cases of West Nile Virus per 107,653 residents in the county. Across New Jersey, however, the number of West Nile cases were at an all-time high. "The whole country experienced the worst year on record for West Nile Virus," said Dr. Shereen Semple, epidemiologist at the New Jersey Department of Health. "We don't know exactly why yet, but most of the experts agree that it has to do with the weather conditions. When the conditions are very hot and dry, we tend to see bad years." To give residents a sense of West Nile’s prevalence across the state, Patch has pulled together 2012 county-level data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Cases and Incidence Rates You can see how …
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Sunday, June 16, 2013
Committee for Crime Prevention will host eight youth events.
Teens will have a chance to come together and socialize in a safe setting this summer as several Summer Teen Night Pool Parties will be hosted at the Hackettstown Community Pool beginning June 24. The parties will be hosted by the Hackettstown Committee for Crime Prevention, according to the Warren Reporter. Parties, in addition to June 24, will be held on Tuesdays through Aug. 13. Hackettstown students in grades 6-12 will be able to attend, the Reporter said, and student identification will be checked.