Cupcakes to benefit C.L.E.A.R. program

The Center for Prevention and Counseling, Cafe Dolci, SB One Bank, RWireless. The #RememberTheirSmiles Cupcake Fundraiser kicks off in March by selling smiley face cupcakes that benefit the Sussex County CLEAR Program. Pick up your cupcake at TJ’s Pizza Franklin or buy a voucher from the above-mentioned participating businesses: For information about C.L.E.A.R. visit

Retired police chiefs to be honored at charity beefsteak

Posted Feb 12, 2020 at 6:01 AM    SPARTA—A beefsteak dinner has been organized by the Sussex County Police Chiefs’ Association to honor three retiring chiefs while raising funds for their selected charities. The event will honor Newton Chief Mike Richards, Byram Chief Pete Zabita and Hardyston Chief Bret Alemy, who initially chose not to recognize their recent retirements by way[…]

Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall

EDITOR  02 FEBRUARY 2020  HITS: 3575 Sussex County Office of Substance Abuse and Alcohol Services Joins in Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall The Coordinator of Substance Abuse Services and Municipal Alliance Committees, Nick Loizzi, along with a group of local experts will participate in a Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall event at Newton Medical Center[…]

Businessmen’s club marks 75 years of service

By Jennifer Jean MillerPosted Nov 18, 2019 at 2:00 AM    ANDOVER TOWNSHIP – The Branchville Businessmen’s Club celebrated its 75th anniversary on Thursday and as part of its civic-minded heritage, presented $10,000 in donations to two local organizations. SCARC and the Sussex County C.L.E.A.R. Program were each presented with $5,000 ceremonial checks during the club’s anniversary dinner held at Perona Farms.[…]

Grewal, local substance abuse experts discuss drug trends

By Lori ComstockPosted Nov 15, 2019 at 11:38 AM    ANDOVER TOWNSHIP – Nearly 200 people – substance abuse experts, elected officials, law enforcement officers, members of the recovery community – came together Thursday to share personal insights on how to address the addiction epidemic. The annual fall event, held at Perona Farms, titled “Connecting the Continuum: Emerging Drug Trends, Substance Abuse[…]

Newton hosts opioid symposium

By Bruce A. ScrutonPosted Oct 19, 2019 at 3:49 PM    NEWTON – Sussex County, which has had one of the highest opioid overdose death rates in northern New Jersey, is beginning to see success in its battle against drug abuse, according to speakers Thursday night at Newton High School. Police, prosecutors, doctors and counselors from a variety of groups spoke at[…]

CLEAR celebrates three years

This summer marked three years since the CLEAR Program launched in Sussex County. CLEAR, which stands for Community Law Enforcement Addiction Recovery, was the first police-assisted addiction recovery initiative in New Jersey and remains the only county-wide program in our state to utilize law enforcement agencies as a pathway to recovery. Hundreds of individuals and[…]