AN UPDATE ON PLASTIC GRASS FIELDS from Sparta Councilman Dan Chiariello
"Shortly before the Tuesday council meeting, resolution 9-6 was re-worded and re-introduced. The Township will no longer pursue the conversion of the existing natural grass field 1 at Station Park to plastic. The engineer cited environmental concerns with the proximity to wetlands.
'Going to school was suffocating': Sparta students share to keep equality conversation going
Sparta Township Council Recognizes February as Black History Month
The Sparta Township Council proclaimed February Black History Month at their meeting on Tuesday. This is the first time in at least a decade the township council has made this proclamation, according to minutes posted on the township website.Read more
$15 minimum wage is part of Councilman Dan Chiariello’s budget wish list
Sparta. The councilman has some ideas on how to use unspent 175th anniversary funds, including a pandemic memorial and historical plaques.Read more
Sparta Municipal Democratic Committee Condemns Rosemary Becchi’s Attacks on the Honorable Mikie Sherrill
“A lack of respect, particularly for the honorable veterans who have served us, makes you unfit to represent us in Congress. Ms. Becchi, to use your own words: “it’s just sad.”Read more
Dear Sparta: Condemn disrespect towards U.S. veterans
“We should all condemn the attack mailer sent out on behalf of Republican Congressional candidate Rosemary Becchi, featuring her opponent, Congresswoman and former U.S. Navy lieutenant Mikie Sherril’s name next to a burning American flag.”Read more
Councilman Chiariello discusses the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Sparta.
UPDATE OCT 5 COVID-19 RESOLUTION 8-3
Letter to the Editor: Supports 11th Congressional District Candidate Mikie Sherrill
Congresswoman Sherrill’s service to her country and her leadership in Congress clearly demonstrates that she is the best qualified person to continue representing the 11th district.Read more
Sussex Dems call for Freeholder Hertzberg to step down
“It’s not like there’s an integrity problem; it’s more so, ‘Where are your priorities?’,” said James Santonastaso, the Democratic Committee executive director.”Read more
Sparta Township Council Proclaims June LGBTQ Pride Month 2020
"The first order of business for the first public meeting of the Sparta Township Council since the COVID-19 shutdown was a proclamation declaring June LGBT Pride Month."