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N.J. weather: Freeze warnings, frost alerts issued for Friday morning's cold snap

Temperatures could drop as low as the upper 20s Friday morning in some parts of New Jersey, the National Weather Service says.

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:44:00 UTC

The state just stocked thousands of monster trout. These 10 fishing spots got the most.

Fall trout stocking is done. These rivers got most of the big fish.

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:25:33 UTC

High school closed early, all because the nurse was absent

High Point Regional High School dismissed students at 12:25 p.m.

High Point Regional High School sent students home early Thursday because the lone nurse was not present and the school was unable to find a last-minute substitute.

Students were dismissed at 12:25 p.m. due to what Superintendent Scott Ripley, in a message on the school's website, attributed to "circumstances beyond our control."

"We have children who are medically fragile, who require medical services that are administered by a certified professional," Ripley told NJ Advance Media.

Ripley declined to say why the nurse was not present, but explained that the K-12 district has a contract with a service provider but was unable to find a substitute for the day.

He said it is the first time that has happened since the high school reduced its nursing staff from two to one in September 2017.

The reduction was prompted by a sizable decrease in the school's enrollment, from about 1,400 in 2008 to under 1,000 this year.

"Our school has lost quite a bit of people," Ripley said, adding that schools throughout Sussex County -- where the population has been declining -- have been grappling with a similar loss of students.

High Point Regional High School is located in Wantage, and also enrolls students from Branchville, Frankford, Lafayette, Montague and Sussex Borough. 

Rob Jennings may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @RobJenningsNJ. Find on Facebook.


Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:07:11 UTC

The top 90 girls soccer freshmen in N.J. - our picks, your votes

Look at the top freshmen in the state and cast your vote for the best of the best.

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:46:11 UTC

Vintage photos of films made in N.J.

Lights ... camera ... what exit?

During a sports broadcast last week, Walt Disney Studios released a trailer for its release of "Aladdin" ... in the summer of 2019. I understand this is a live-action version, but didn't they release the animated version in right after I got married (1992)?

I'm hearing excellent reviews for "A Star is Born" starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper ... but wasn't the Barbra Streisand/Kris Kristofferson version released when I was in high school (1976)?

Remakes are certainly nothing new in Hollywood. Go to the Wikipedia page for 'List of Film Remakes' and prepare to sprain your index finger scrolling. It's split into two lists actually, because there are simply so many.

MORE: Vintage photos around New Jersey

But even though some of the films in this gallery scored ... quite low on, I still watch/watched them, because they're original. Some fall into the 'so bad it's good' designation, while others really ARE good but simply got overlooked.

New Jersey has hosted film crews for some truly outstanding classics, like "On the Waterfront," and some ... others. The movie industry was BORN in New Jersey, beginning with Thomas Edison and moving to the cliffhangers that were actually filmed on and over the cliffs around Fort Lee and Palisades Park. Even though major studios no longer call the state home, they regularly returned to their roots for the unique scenery that is New Jersey.

Here's a gallery of films that were made, all or in part, in New Jersey. If you think of one that might be missing, check this previous gallery for more.

Vintage photos of movies filmed in N.J.

And here are some other galleries you may enjoy:

Vintage photos of famous people seen in N.J.

Vintage photos of famous folks from N.J.

Greg Hatala may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @GregHatala. Find Greg Hatala on Facebook.

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:30:00 UTC