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n 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.

 News & Announcements

 The Hampton Township Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, March 28th at 10:00AM at Hampton Park.  The rain date is Sunday, March 29th.  Egg hunt is for residents only. Please bring your own baskets to collect eggs.  Special prizes to be awarded and appearance by the Easter Bunny!

 Spring Little League Registrations are now open!  Minimum age is 5 years old (by April 30, 2015). Registrations due by February 20, 2015. Please click here for the Spring Registration Form.

 Spring Soccer Registrations are now open for ages 4 1/2 through 8th grade!! $10.00 late fee for all registrations received after March 1st. No registrations will be accepted after March 15th. Please click here for the Spring Registration Form. Questions? Call Dave Brownlee 973-592-2129.

 Spring Softball Registrations are now open! Registrations due by February 20, 2015. Please click here for the Spring Registration Form.

 Host Homes Needed to House Students from the French Exchange Program in the KRHS Sending District from April 15th-23rd.  Anyone interested in helping to house the students please call Sandra Polizza at 973-940-8687 or email

 Baleville Congregational Christian Church 5th Annual Spring Craft & Vendor Fair! Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 9:00am - 3:00pm.  To view the event flyer, please click here!  Interested in being a vendor at the craft fair? $25.00 for an 8x4 foot space which includes (1) 8ft table & 2 chairs. Reservation payment due by April 15th.  Please click here for the Vendor Application Form.

 Want to make some changes in your life? Pathways 2 Prosperity's 7th class begins this January! This is a free program and transportation assistance is provided. Meetings are on Tuesday evenings  from 6-8pm in Sparta that provide dinner & the opportunity to create your plan for successPlease click here to view the flyer.  Call or email Dianna or Brie to get started! 973-383-4787 or email;

 Dog Licenses are due by February 10, 2015 after which a late fee of $5.00 per month per dog will be assessed. Please see the Animal Control page for more information.

 The Sussex County December 2014 Newsletter is now available. Please click here to view the newsletter.

 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, please click here.

 CodeRED Community Alerting System: Sussex County's Division of Emergency Management has the ability to notify all Sussex County residents in the event of an emergency through its CodeRED system. When activated by officials, this automated system calls homes and businesses in the affected area and delivers a recorded message to notify the public about the emergency and what actions they may need to take.  Residents should not assume their information is in the system. Visit the CodeRED page to enter unlisted numbers, mobile numbers and TDD/TTY requirements. To visit the webpage please click here.

  T-shirts from the Field of Dreams car show available for purchase for $15.00 each.  All sizes available.  Canvas wine bags and draw string back packs available for purchase from the Mike Biron Golf Outing for $3.00 each or 2/$5.00.  All proceeds go toward the field lighting project at Hampton Park.  Please purchase at the Hampton Municipal Building.

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

  August Issue of The Senior Times available- please click here to view the issue.

  Trails Committee:  Hampton Township & the surrounding municipalities are looking to form a Trails Committee that would be responsible for researching areas of existing easements to connect one municipality to another by trails.  If interested in joining the committee please call 973-383-5570.

 2015 Summer Recreational Program Director Wanted:  The Hampton Township Recreation Committee is looking for someone to organize & run the summer recreational program.  Must provide own insurance. If interested, please send your information, plan for running the program along with costs per child to the Hampton Municipal Building, 1 Rumsey Way, Newton, NJ 07860 attn: Valerie Galizia

  JCP&L announces launch of new outage info on website.  Please click here for more information.

  Have household batteries to dispose of? Click here to view SCMUA's guide to proper household battery management.

TAXPAYERS PLEASE BE AWARE- it has come to the attention of the Sussex County Board of Taxation that there is false solicitation being distributed throughout Sussex County in the form of a pink postcard. For more information please click here.

 NJDEP Press Release concerning the best safeguards against mosquitos and any outbreaks of West Nile Virus. Click here to view.

  Foreclosure Assistance:  The Department of Community Affairs and New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency recognize that many New Jersey families are currently going through or facing foreclosure. The State of New Jersey and the federal government provide a variety of programs to assist homeowners. Information about these programs is free.

About Foreclosure, First Steps:

Foreclosure Fast Facts in English:

The link for Foreclosure Fast Facts in Spanish:

For more information on foreclosure relief programs, please call 1-800-NJ-HOUSE.

Phone Scams: Never give out or confirm any personal or financial information over the phone. There are scams involving Social Security, insurance or certified copies of your deed. More information is provided at:

 Tax payment information, please click here to view info.

 POWER OUTAGE:  Please be advised that residents must call with their account information to JCP&L in order to insure their outage has been reported.  Please do not assume it has been reported by someone else. 1-888-544-4877. Please see Emergency Management Page for more information on the power outage update.

Disaster flood assistance available for storm-impacted county employees & residents. Please click here for more information.

   Don’t forget your old phone books are recyclable!  Visit for more information.  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. 

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