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David Danzis

New Jersey Herald

Newton, NJ, United States

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Past articles by David:

Moving on: From the Highlands to the Pinelands

"Home is where one starts from." -- T.S. Eliot For more than a year now, the New Jersey Herald has been gracious enough to allow me a platform to pontificate about political happenings in our little corner of the world. And for just shy of three years, the paper has provided me an opportunity to do what I love -- write about issues that matter to the people of this community. Unfortunately -- or… → Read More

Freeholders introduce budget, up 2.9 percent

NEWTON -- The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously approved the introduction of a $109.7 million county budget for 2018, a 2.9 percent increase from last year's $106.5 million general budget. → Read More

Sherrill's service to country not finished yet

NEWTON -- Rebecca "Mikie" Sherrill has a long and varied history of service to the United States. → Read More

Hewitt ‘not your typical candidate' in 11th District Republican primary

NEWTON -- Long before U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-11th Dist., announced in late-January that he would be retiring from Congress, the 12-term incumbent had a Republican primary election opponent in Martin Hewitt. → Read More

Newton High School students join national walkout, say 'Enough'

NEWTON -- Nearly 120 students from Newton High School joined their peers from all over the country on Wednesday by walking out of school at 10 a.m. to honor the 17 victims of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. → Read More

Green voters approve school infrastructure referendum

GREEN -- Township residents approved a $1.65 million ballot referendum on Tuesday by voting in favor of two spending proposals to perform infrastructure upgrades at the Green Hills School. → Read More

Green Hills referendum set for Tuesday

GREEN -- Voters in the township will have a chance to vote on a $1.65 million ballot referendum which, if approved, would fund three infrastructure projects at the Green Hills School. → Read More

Fairgrounds hosts out-of-state recovery workers

FRANKFORD -- As a result of two nor'easters which hit the county on March 2 and March 7, a staging area for responding utility crews from multiple states has been set up at the Sussex County Fairgrounds. → Read More

Murphy calls for investigation into utilities after Sussex County visit

Gov. Phil Murphy has directed the state Board of Public Utilities to conduct an investigation into how electric companies, such as Jersey Central and Power Light, responded to two nor'easters that hit New Jersey just six days apart. → Read More

Cobert wants ‘common sense' for 11th District

NEWTON -- As an attorney who routinely represents victims of Wall Street abuse, Democratic congressional candidate Mitchell Cobert wants to put the same passionate advocacy that he uses to speak for his clients toward serving constituents of the ... → Read More

Murphy sees damage, response firsthand in Sussex County

Gov. Phil Murphy was in Sussex County on Thursday morning to assess the damage from two nor'easters in a six-day span that devastated the county. He toured the staging area set up for out-of-state utility crews who descended upon northwest New Jersey to assist restoration efforts for the thousands of residents in the area who are without power. → Read More

Harris wants to bring 'fresh perspective' to 11th District race

NEWTON -- The impending retirement of incumbent U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-11th Dist., has created an opening for someone new to be the voice of a district that has been represented by the same individual for more than two decades. → Read More

'Hell no' Newton mayor says, after being asked to resign

NEWTON -- Newton's mayor rebuffed a call from his peers on the Town Council to resign his honorary title during Monday evening's special meeting which centered around his social media behavior and overall representation of the town. → Read More

Seven candidates will fight for 3 seats on Newton Council in May

NEWTON -- Seven candidates have filed petitions and been certified prior to Monday's deadline for the May 8 general election for three available seats on the Newton Council. → Read More

Freeholder hit with election commission complaint

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission has filed a five-count complaint against Sussex County Freeholder George Graham for allegedly failing to comply with state law regarding campaign contributions during the 2013 election season. → Read More

Newton Recreation seeks funds for Memory Park scoreboard resurfacing

NEWTON -- The Newton Recreation Committee is trying to raise money to resurface the scoreboard at Memory Park to honor the late Wallace "Hank" Smith, a lifelong town resident and active community volunteer. → Read More

Council will ask Newton mayor to give up title

NEWTON -- A resolution for Monday evening's special meeting of the Town Council will seek to censure Mayor Wayne Levante and request his resignation from the office of mayor. → Read More

Power restoration in Sussex, Warren counties could take several days

Nearly 40,000 residents in Sussex and Warren counties are still dealing with the aftermath of Friday's storm, many of whom are without electricity, heat and running water, issues that could last for several more days as crews work to restore power. → Read More

Newton mayor responds to social media criticism

NEWTON -- Newton Mayor Wayne Levante began Monday evening's Town Council meeting with a brief statement in which he responded to criticism over social media posts related to the media's coverage of the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla. → Read More

Newton Firehouse No. 2 demolition begins today

NEWTON -- The demolition of Firehouse No. 2 on Woodside Avenue will begin today to allow for the construction of a new facility to start as early as this spring. → Read More