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Recent articles by Bruce:

NJ postpones black bear hunt 'until further notice' as it awaits court ruling

As attorneys prepared legal briefs, the state DEP said the bear hunt was suspended but added that a decision could be "expedited." → Read More

Animal rights groups sue to stop NJ bear hunt, less than a week before scheduled start

Animal rights groups sue to stop the New Jersey black bear hunt just five days before it is to begin. → Read More

Here's what hunters should know about the return of NJ's December bear hunt

The state's bear season opens Dec. 5 and coincides with the annual shotgun deer season. Here's what you should know. → Read More

Newton plans Swartswood sidewalks; exempts high school from chicken rules

Newton plans sidewalks along Swartswood Road and will exempt Newton High School from regulations on raising chickens, among other boro happenings. → Read More

Hal Wirths won't seek reelection in 2023 state assembly race

Assemblyman Hal Wirths has joined fellow 24th District Assemblyman Parker Space and won't run in 2023 for another term in state Assembly. → Read More

Board & Brush hosts home decorating workshops at Newton location

Newton's latest business is offering arts and crafts workshops, party reservations and more. → Read More

NJ Game Council may approve December bear hunt in public meeting Tuesday

If approved, the emergency rule would allow for a bear hunt in New Jersey to coincide with the annual December Six-Day Shotgun season for deer. → Read More

Redistricting leads to 'strangers' on ballot for some in Sussex, Warren counties

The decennial adjustment of Congressional boundaries puts southern Sussex County in a new district. → Read More

After notorious nursing home goes bankrupt, Andover seeks help to plug $1.4M budget hole

Andover Subacute II was the township's biggest taxpayer. But it ran into trouble after the deaths of 17 patients early on in the COVID pandemic. → Read More

Chili Open to fund Project Self-Sufficiency, music, food to remain par for the course

Project Self-Sufficiency will become prime sponsor and beneficiary of the annual Chili Open mid-winter charity golf event. → Read More

Gottheimer helps Sussex County get $500,000 for new buses for Skylands Ride

Rep. Gottheimer made the announcement Tuesday as part of his effort to "claw back" federal funds for his district. → Read More

State to close lanes on I-80 weeknights for next three weeks

I-80 lanes in Del. Water Gap to be closed for weeks overnight for tests ahead of a new project. → Read More

NJ dog attacked by a bear is expected to recover. Here's how to keep your pet safe

Dog attacked as bear incidents continue to plague northwestern New Jersey. Protect your pet from animal encounters with these tips. → Read More

Two bodies found in Morris Township fire ruins, identity pending autopsies

Police did not identify the remains of two bodies found in a Normandy Heights Road home fire in Morris Township. → Read More

Delaware Riverkeeper Network opposes upgrading Water Gap to National Park

Activists sent letters stating proposed DEWA National Park could lead to overdevelopment in North Jersey and the Poconos. → Read More

NJ, PA congressmen introduce bill to lift veil on internet usage of illegal activity

Congressmen have introduced a bipartisan bill which would begin tracking when the internet, and social media outlets, are used in illegal activity. → Read More

Franklin Borough tables vote on Pride Month proclamation — again

Franklin Borough Council has twice tabled a proclamation declaring June as Pride Month. → Read More

Andover: If Woodland nursing home is shut down township will suffer. Murphy asked to help

Federal and state legislators have sent a letter to Gov. Murphy asking to be sure Andover Township doesn't loose out on tax revenues should Woodland nursing home be closed. → Read More

Franklin passes 2022 budget, tables Pride Month resolution

Franklin Council approves budget; supports more information on national park proposal; pulls a Pride Month resolution and gives property to Habitat. → Read More

Want to camp along the Delaware River? Starting now, you'll need a reservation, pay a fee

The Delaware Water Gap NRA now requires payment and reservations for the primitive river campsites within the park effective this weekend. → Read More