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  • On 12/6/19 a portion of Lakeview Drive is closed due to downed wires.

  • Please join us for our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 6th at 7:00pm and enjoy a performance by DMarge Dance Studio, the KRHS Madrigals and the cast of the Kittatinny Musical! Special appearance by Santa Claus who will be brought in by the Hampton Township Volunteer Fire Department. The Holiday Party will be hosted in the Hampton Community Center where children may enjoy doing a free craft and outside this year where the pictures with Santa & other activities will be. Children will have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa and receive a gift bag! Cookies, hot cocoa & coffee will be served.

  • As of right now, JCP&L is stating that all customers in Hampton Township will have power restored by 11:30pm tonight 12/3. Customers who are without power can pick up free ice and water at the following locations:

    Shop Rite - Ronetco
    90-80 Rt 206 N
    Byram NJ

    Shop Rite - Ronetco
    270 Rt 23 N
    Franklin NJ

    Shop Rite - Ronetco
    125 Water St.
    Newton NJ

    Shop Rite - Ronetco
    18 N Village Blvd.
    Sparta NJ

    152 Rt 94

    530 Rt 515
    Vernon NJ

  • There are also warming stations set up throughout the area where those affected can go to keep warm and charge your devices. They are as follows:

    Sparta Police Department - 65 Main Street, Sparta, NJ 07871

    Vernon Township Senior Center - 21 Church Street, Vernon, NJ 07102

    Franklin Fire Department - 137 Buckwheat Road, Franklin, NJ 07416

    Newton Fire House #1 - 22 Mill Street, Newton, NJ 07860 (open at 10:30 am)

    Stanhope Fire House - 26 Main Street, Stanhope, NJ 07874

    Sussex County YMCA - 15 Wits End Drive, Hamburg, NJ 07419 (members can also take showers here)

    Please stay safe on the roads, watching for downed trees or power lines.

  • The following roads are closed as of 2pm 12/2/19: County Route 521 at the base of Cummins Hill due to a tree being down, Route 519 by Smith Hill Road there is a wire down due to a tree, and Newton Swartswood Road near Windy Acres Campground has a tree across the road. 

  • The Hampton Township Committee has been moved from Monday December 23rd to Tuesday, December 17th at 7:00pm. The Reorganization meeting will be on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020.


  • Hampton Township Snow Plow Operator Position: Part-time, seasonal experienced snow plow operator needed for the Public Works Department. $16.00/hour. CDL Preferred. Please send resume along with references to: Hampton Township Administrator, 1 Rumsey Way, Newton, NJ 07860.





  • Are you experiencing homelessness and need child care? You may be eligible for up to six months of child care assistance while you complete your application. Call 1-800-332-9227 to get connected to your local child care resource and referral agency or visit www.childcarenj.gov for information. 



  • There has been a major issue with recycling in bags or mixed with trash at the dump site in Andover. Please review the link below for recycling education and why there should not be plastic bags with recycling. www.RORR.com/no-plastic-bags



  • The Board of Elections is looking for poll workers.  Interested people can call 973-579-0950 x 1591 with questions.


  • The Hampton Township Seniors are looking for members who are interested in participating in a variety of Recreational activities. Ages 55 and up to join. They Seniors meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Questions or if you are interested please call 973-383-5570. 
  • September 2019 Issue of The Senior Times available
    ​Please click here to view the issue


  • Have a power outage? JCP&L has a communications tool to be able to receive outage information and restoration times via email or text message. To get started please click here for the link- https://www.firstenergycorp.com/help/communication_tools.html  and follow the instructions on their website. You may also report an outage to them this way.

  • Clean Communities, Litter and You! Clean Communities is a statewide litter abatement program established by the Clean Communities Act of 1986. Litter is a destructive force on our landscape; it is costly to clean up; impacts our quality of life and eventually ends up in our waterways. Why not become part of the solution and earn money for your non-profit civic, athletic, scout or youth group? Organize a road cleanup and receive a "mini-grant" based on number of participants, amount of trash and recyclables collected and distance of road cleaned. Hampton Township provides log sheets for collection statistics, gloves, safety vests, grabbers and trash bags. For more details call Betsy Pinzone, Clean Communities Coordinator 973-383-1041.


  • New Jersey Board of Public Utilities' Clean Energy Program: Receive tax-free money to make energy related improvements for: NJ Reisdents, Businesses & Government. Eliminate drafts during the winter, lower utility bills or operating costs, and improve the comfort of your indoor space. Call (866) NJSMART Email: info@njcleanenergy.com or visit: www.NJCleanEnergy.com/TIPS
  • Hampton Township Recreation Committee Facebook 

    www.facebook.com/HamptonRecreationCommittee  Like and Share
  • ​Power Outage?  JCP&L now offers a way to view or report

    On Website  & App For Smart Phones 
  • FEMA Intergovernmental Affairs Advisory: 

    National flood insurance program & implementation of the homeowner flood insurance affordability act & the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act. To view the article
  • Hampton Township Fire & Rescue:

    Members needed for Fire & EMS.  Free Training! For more information please call  973-940-7322 and leave a message.


  • SCUMA-www.scmua.org - Televisions, computers, monitors, & portable laptop computers need to be brought to the SCMUA center;  as of January 1st 2011, Waste Management is prohibited from picking them up.
  • Just a reminder, the current contract with Waste Management states that garbage can be picked up as early as 6 a.m.  Please have your garbage out by at least 6 a.m. on garbage day only.
  • Have household batteries to dispose of? Click here to SCMUA's guide to proper household battery management.
  • Don’t forget your old phone books are recyclable!  


This is the first in a series featuring individuals making a difference in improving water quality in the Highlands and Ridge & Valley regions of New Jersey. Twelve environmental and conservation organizations are working together to protect the quality of drinking water in northwestern NJ, part of the 4-state Delaware River Watershed Initiative.

       In the early 1700’s the forest teemed with wildlife. Wolves, bear, deer, bobcat, turkeys, and rich variety of small game shared this bountiful land with the Leni Lenape Indians. Settlers had yet to discover the beauty and the serenity of what was to become modern day Hampton Township. 
       On March 10, 1864, the State Legislature officially established the Township of Hampton, New Jersey. The small villages of Baleville and Washingtonville were no longer under the wing of the Town of Newton but became the community centers of the newly established township. The gristmills, country stores, and schools had sprung up as the population had increased and bound the inhabitants together and helped them to endure and prosper in this remote corner of the state. 
       Now, at the turn of the millennium, the Indians and wolves are but a memory. However, the scenic charm that attracted those early settlers still work its magic today. Over the years farms have replaced forests, and dams fill valleys with lakes where streams once wound their way down to the Delaware. Three centuries of growth and change have transformed Hampton Township from a wilderness into a thriving community, with a modern commercial corridor surrounded by rural neighborhoods that remain a haven for residents and tourists alike.

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The Hampton Township Committee recently adopted a resolution denouncing hate crimes.  Unfortunately, the Committee was made aware that another incident of hate has been perpetrated in our community.  The Hampton Township Committee stands firm in the belief that these types of incidents do not reflect the values of the citizens of Hampton Township, and strongly condemns these actions.  The Hampton Township Committee celebrates diversity in the community and promotes the coexistence of all of its residents, and believes that a harmonious community depends on the willingness of its residents to practice mutual respect, decency and restraint.  The Hampton Township Committee strives to ensure the safety of all of its residents against violence and aggression and denounces the hateful expression of religious or political intolerance against others.  The Committee is saddened to learn of these events and is hopeful that through cooperation of multiple agencies that resolve can be accomplished and for peace to follow.

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