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Vol. 15 Issue 8 - Newton, NJ - Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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The 2021 New Jersey State Fair is scheduled for August 7 - 14, 2021!

The Sussex County Office of Public Health Nursing will be offering COVID-19 vaccines at no cost! You can find us in the Ernest M. Kosa County Building during the New Jersey State Fair from August 7 to 14, 2021!
Get Vaccinated at the Fair!

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Health and Human Services

International Overdose Awareness Day - August 31, 2021International Overdose Awareness Day - August 31, 2021
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The County of Sussex is deeply concerned about the opioid crisis and its impact on residents, especially now due to the challenges presented by the ongoing pandemic.
Mosquito Surveillance Frequently Asked QuestionsMosquito Surveillance Frequently Asked Questions
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The laboratory and surveillance program at the Office of Mosquito Control monitors mosquito and virus activity by testing adult mosquitoes for the presence of many types of mosquito-borne diseases. This surveillance and testing information helps guide all control efforts.
Tick Season AwarenessTick Season Awareness
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Living in an area of the state where nature’s beauty surrounds us, the residents of Sussex County face unique health concerns that some other regions do not think about as often. Tick-borne illnesses and tick bites are often a topic of discussion for the residents here, and this summer may be one of the worst with some experts calling it a "tick time-bomb."
Lost your COVID-19 Vaccination Card?Lost your COVID-19 Vaccination Card?
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You can access your official COVID-19 immunization reports directly from the Docket app. Download from App Store or Play Store.
Walk In COVID-19 Vaccination ClinicsWalk In COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
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The Office of Public Health Nursing offers walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations on Thursday afternoons from 2-4 p.m at their office at 201 Wheatsworth Road, Hardyston. Find locations and times.
Get Tested - In-Home COVID-19 tests available
Get Vaccinated - All individuals ages 12 and up are eligible


Food for Thought at Sussex-Wantage for TeensFood for Thought at Sussex-Wantage for Teens
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Teens ages 13-18 are invited to make a nutritious summer treat at the Sussex-Wantage Library Amphitheater on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

Engineering (Roads & Bridges)

Traffic AdvisoryTraffic Advisory
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Sussex County Bridge S-07, carrying County Route 521 (Stillwater Road) over a branch of the Paulins Kill, will be closed between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Tuesday, August 3, 2021, to Thursday, August 5, 2021, to conduct a geotechnical investigation.
Construction Update: Rehabilitation of Bridge X-11Construction Update: Rehabilitation of Bridge X-11
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Final paving and guiderail installation are currently anticipated to begin the first or second week of August for Sussex County Bridge X-11 on County Route 639 (Loomis Ave) in Wantage Township.
2021 Sussex County Striping Program2021 Sussex County Striping Program
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The annual Sussex County Long Line Striping maintenance program includes restriping epoxy on various sections of county routes. On average epoxy long lines will provide three years of service life. Work will occur in various townships within Sussex County.
2021 Sussex County Crack Sealing Program2021 Sussex County Crack Sealing Program
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Crack Sealing is part of the Sussex County pavement maintenance program to extend the useful service life of a roadway.


Town of NewtonTown of Newton
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Newton was incorporated by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 11, 1864, from portions of Newton Township, which was also partitioned to create Andover Township and Hampton Township, and was then dissolved. Additional land was acquired from Andover Township in 1869 and 1927, and from Fredon Township in 1920. (Wikipedia)
Ogdensburg BoroughOgdensburg Borough
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The borough was formed based on an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 26, 1914, from part of Sparta Township, subject to the results of a referendum held on March 31, 1914. Ogdensburg is named after its first settler, Robert Ogden. (Wikipedia)

Did You Know?

Hurricane Season Peaks Mid-August to Late OctoberHurricane Season Peaks Mid-August to Late October
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The official hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin (the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico) is from 1 June to 30 November. As seen in the graph, the peak of the season is from mid-August to late October. (National Hurricane Center).
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