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A chance to chat with congressman over coffee in Warren County

Rep. Josh Gottheimer is continuing his “Cup of Joe with Josh” town hall series.

A coffee klatch with a congressman? Warren County residents can start their Saturday that way.

Rep. Josh Gottheimer, a Democrat whose 5th Congressional District includes northern Warren, will be at the Crossroads Diner at the corner of Routes 46 and 519 in White Township for his “Cup of Joe with Josh” series of town hall meetings, his office announced Friday.

The event begins at 9 a.m.

Gottheimer has held similar events around the district, billed as a way to hear what is on constituents’ minds.

The Democrat is serving his first year in Congress after defeating Republican incumbent Scott Garrett in November. The district also includes parts of Sussex, Passaic and Bergen counties.

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Alleged 911 prank-caller accused of causing $2K in damage at park

The charge is in addition to 32 counts for fake reports of gunmen around Warren County.

An 18-year-old already facing a 32-count indictment charging him with making fak…

32 real charges for teen accused of reporting fake threats

Joseph Otto allegedly called 911 eight times in a week around Warren County.

Eight times in less than a week, 18-year-old Joseph Otto allegedly called police to report a gun…

N.J. woman admits fleeing for Canada after fatal fight

A gathering to celebrate her birthday in early 2016 turned violent.

Charity Bucey was celebrating her birthday with others early last year when things turned violent.
A man died&…

Warren County power outage gets worse in P’burg area

Lopatcong Township was the hardest-hit area.

UPDATE: Power restored in Phillipsburg area after repairs, JCP&L says
A power outage that had held steady through Monday mor…

6 alleged Belvidere-area meth and heroin dealers busted

The arrests were the result of a six-month investigation.

A six-month investigation into Belvidere-area drug dealing concluded this month with six arrests, authorities annou…

1 year after fatal ATV accident, memory of Belvidere student burns bright

Belvidere High School junior Connor Barbaro died after an ATV crash March 4, 2016.

Christina Barbaro misses her son.
“Our whole family misses Connor so much — his big perso…

More fake gunmen: ‘Bored’ man charged 3rd time with bogus 911 calls

Joseph Otto would allegedly stay and watch the emergency response.

The gunmen were fake, but the charges against the 18-year-old accused of falsely reporting them in three t…

2nd victim dies after Warren County group home shooting

The other person committed suicide.

The second victim in a shooting early Tuesday at a Warren County group home has died, New Jersey State Police confirmed Saturda…

3 Warren County towns targeted for gypsy moth spraying in 2017

Damage statewide was down dramatically in 2016, but New Jersey isn’t letting up on control programs.

It was a down year for defoliation, but that doesn’t mean the state is letting up on gypsy moth caterpillars.

Warren County is among the five New Jersey counties the state Department of Agriculture is targeting for aerial spraying to further reduce the forest-eating pests, according to a news release. The others are Sussex, Morris, Passaic and Ocean.

For Warren County in 2017, the state proposes spraying in Liberty, Lopatcong and White townships, based on surveys of gypsy moth egg masses. The department said participation is voluntary, and towns that agree will be sprayed in May and June.

The spray is Bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt, a species of bacteria that makes proteins fatal to the gypsy moth caterpillar when ingested. The proteins are not toxic to humans or other mammals, according to the National Pesticide Information Center.

Last year, Warren was the state’s second-most damaged county by the gypsy moth caterpillars — the 4,185 defoliated acres were second to Sussex County’s 4,841. Statewide in 2016, about 13,500 acres saw damage from the caterpillars, the department reported.

That’s a steep drop from 2015, when almost 300,000 New Jersey acres saw some amount of damage, according to department data. The change is credited to an “aggressive spray program” and a fungus that reduced the moth population.

According to Penn State’s entomology department, a normal gypsy moth outbreak follows a cycle: It starts with two years of light infestation with minimal defoliation followed by two years of more severe defoliation, then a population collapse. Less severe infestations may flare up afterward.

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