Jonathan Jennings: First governor of Indiana

April 9, 2021

Jonathan Jennings was the first governor of Indiana and a nine-term congressman from Indiana. Born in Readington Township, he studied law before immigrating to the Indiana Territory in 1806. Jennings became involved in a dispute with the territorial governor, William Henry Harrison, that soon led him to enter politics and set the tone for his early political career. 

He was elected as the ...

Tucker Richardson: Point guard for Colgate University.

Tucker Richardson is a graduate of Hunterdon Central High School, and plays point guard for Colgate University. He lead Colgate for the past two seasons into the NCAA March Madness tournament. His accomplishments on the basket court are just short of phenomenal. The 2020-2021 season Colgate was 14-2. 

Patriot League Rookie of the Year – 2019
Patriot League All-Rookie Team – ...

Jason C. Knapp: Professional Baseball Pitcher

Jason C. Knapp grew up in Clinton Township and attended North Hunterdon High School. The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Knapp in the second round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. He quickly became a top prospect in the Phillies organization. In 2009, he was traded to the Cleveland Indians. The Indians considered Knapp the key to the ...

ASK ANDY: “Is My Dog Bored?”

Dear Andy: “How do I know if my 7-year-old dog is bored? We play fetch and walk outside, and inside we play tug-of-war with a few favorite toys. She spends a lot of time sleeping during the day, and I suspect she is bored with the “same old” routine.” Guilty Dog Mom 

I have found that my dogs are much more content and better behaved when they are ...

What, if anything, should Trenton be doing to ensure that all New Jersey counties rank highly when it comes to health? 

This has been an unprecedented time in public health in the Garden State: Obamacare celebrates its tenth anniversary. COVID19 spread widely across New Jersey, with a recent uptick in reported cases. Many are still without adequate health coverage.  New Jersey ranks #35 in terms of obesity in the nation and #12 in terms of aging population.

The annual ranking of ...

This week our "Take Me to Your Leader!" feature sits down with ​Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce President Chris Phelan

This week our "Take Me to Your Leader!" feature sits down with ​Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce President Chris Phelan for a chat about how he started with the chamber, the challenges of COVID-19 for the business community, working with elected officials on the state level, why he loves Hunterdon and what the future holds for the county. 

Take Our TAPinto You! Survey: What do you think Hunterdon towns should do to control property taxes?

Ben Franklin is quoted as having said, "...nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." 

We have been taught that taxes always go in one direction - up. If the value of your property goes up, ergo your property taxes follow suit. If the value of your property goes down, it's also often true that taxes rise, too. No one has ever been able to ...

Carol Anne Bredeson: Plays Varsity Basketball at Delaware Valley Regional High School

April 16, 2021

Carol Anne Bredeson of Alexandria Township was named Del Val Athlete of the Month at the March 15 school board meeting. She plays varsity basketball.

“Carol Anne had a fantastic junior year,” said girls’ basketball coach Mike Haughey. “She was named first team All Hunterdon County, First team All Conference as a junior. She led our team averaging 12 points a ...

Grace Sollner led the Hunterdon Central girls volleyball team to victory

In a recent match against North Hunterdon, Grace Sollner led the Hunterdon Central girls volleyball team to victory, and  finished with a team-high 14 digs, two kills and an assist. The Hunterdon Central girls volleyball team came away with a 25-20, 19-25, 25-21 victory over North Hunterdon. Additionally, Grace in a Hunterdon Central victory over Hillsborough, scored 11 kills and 15 ...

Caitlyn Hughes of Hunterdon Central (6-2) captured the 200 free with a time of 2:14.15

In a recent swim meet versus Bridgewater-Raritan, Caitlyn Hughes of Hunterdon Central (6-2) captured the 200 free with a time of 2:14.15. Caitlyn noted on the Next College Student Athlete website that  "I have been swimming competitively since I was 6 years old and it has always been a strong passion of mine. Swimming has motivated me to be a better person and constantly strive for ...

Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Films

 Welcome to the Movie Gurus column! Kevin Gootee and Kevin Israel are two New Jersey based stand-up comedians who also host the hugely successful, Gutting the Sacred Cow Podcast. Each week this colum will take a look at movie topics like – our favorite movie quotes and how to use them, Top Ten Lists, movie news, and more! 

You can check out the Gutting the Sacred Cow podcast ...

Local 8th Grader Collects for Flemington Area Food Pantry

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington eighth grader Emma Stefanski, with help from her mom Krista Stefanski and many friends and family members who have contributed, has collected nearly 800 pounds of food and personal items for the Flemington Area Food Pantry over the last two months. 

What began as a service project for CCD turned into an ongoing effort with a goal of collecting a total of 1,000 ...

International Barbershop Quartet Day: Music Director Deke Sharon and New Jersey's Gimme Four

April 11, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- In honor of International Barbershop Quartet Day, TAPintoTV looks back at our conversations with Will Downey, member of New Jersey's #1 barbershop quartet, Gimme Four, and award-winning Musical Director and Producer, Deke Sharon.

Gimme Four is an International Semifinalist barbershop quartet based in Caldwell, New Jersey. Group members Paul Franek, Dave Ammirata, Will ...

Pediatric Chiropractic Treatments Support Overall Children's Health and Wellness

CLIFTON, NJ -- Dr. Michael Magwood, family chiropractor and founder of Pure Balance Center, spoke with TAPintoTV about his work with babies and children. As part of his practice, Magwood works with people of all ages, including younger children and infants. 

Magwood often consults with new parents about trauma their child may have experienced at birth to determine a course of treatment.

Hunterdon County Reporting 53 New COVID Cases, as of Thursday

April 16, 2021

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County reported 53 new COVID-19 cases as of Thursday, bringing the total to 8,329.

The county is not reporting any new fatalities, keeping the total at 116, between the ages of 31 and 102.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 237 cases, 1 death
Bethlehem Township – 256 cases, 2 ...

Hunterdon County Reporting 37 More COVID Cases as of Wednesday

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County reported 37 new COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday, bringing the total to 8,276.

The county is not reporting any new fatalities, keeping the total at 116, between the ages of 31 and 102.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 232 cases, 1 death
Bethlehem Township – 254 cases, 2 ...

Hunterdon County Reporting 37 More COVID Cases as of Tuesday

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County reported 37 new COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, bringing the total to 8,239.

The county is not reporting any new fatalities, keeping the total at 116, between the ages of 31 and 102.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 229 cases, 1 death
Bethlehem Township – 254 cases, 2 deaths
Bloomsbury ...

Former Mayor Del Vecchio and Newcomer Nowick on the Ticket for Democratic Primary for Mayor in Lambertville

April 14, 2021

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ - Lambertville will have a contested mayoral race once again. 

After a competitive election in June 2018, former longtime mayor David Del Vecchio and newcomer Andrew Nowick will be running against each other in the Democratic Primary for the nomination to run for mayor of Lambertville in 2021.

Current mayor Julia Fahl, who ousted Del Vecchio after a 27-year tenure, ...

Lambertville Celebrating the Earth all April

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ - The City of Lambertville is celebrating the Earth all through April, according to a release from the city.

Lambertville has set up a challenge designed to heighten awareness of the natural world, with activities for all ages, including Zoom programs about the important role that native plants, insects and recycling play in a healthy ecosystem. There will also be ...

Overlook Medical Center marks 2,000th COVID inpatient discharged

April 16, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ – Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, this week discharged its 2,000th inpatient treated for COVID-19 back to recovery, marking a significant milestone after more than a year of the global pandemic.

For Overlook officials, the discharge, which occurred on Tuesday, April 13, helped to highlight the hospital’s journey throughout the pandemic, and ...

It's Election Time again

April 13, 2021

To the Editor:

It's election time.

Each year when election time comes around, it always brings up the same issue. Why are we, the residents of Hunterdon County and Raritan Township, willing to accept partisan politics?

On the county level:

We have five freeholders, all Republican

On the Raritan Township level:

We have five committee persons, all ...

Atlantic Health System Marks 13th Consecutive Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List

In a year like no other, Atlantic Health System has overcome unprecedented challenges to deliver innovative, high-quality care while maintaining an award-winning workplace. For the 13th consecutive year, the integrated care delivery system has once again been named to Great Place to Work® and Fortune’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number ...

County Commissioners, Municipal Officials Reflect on Economic Development Progress

April 18, 2021

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - At the April 6 county commissioners meeting, Alexandria Township presented an update on activities in the municipality made possible through another of the 2020 economic development grants Hunterdon County officials approved, in order to spur business investments and commercial activities within the county.

As of mid-March, Hunterdon County had issued 17 economic ...

‘Good Signs’ for the Highlands and Hunterdon County Conformance as Highlands Trail Signage Approved

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioners gave approval to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference to update the signage along the Highlands Trail for safety and visibility in Hunterdon County Parks, including Jugtown Mountain Preserve, the Columbia Trail, the Musconetcong Gorge Preserve and Tower Hill Park.

The Highlands region in Hunterdon County covers ...

New Jersey Pauses Delivery of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Awaiting Further 'Guidance' from Federal Government

TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.

The health agencies today issued a pause in the vaccine’s ...

$1,000 Music Scholarship-Applications Still Open!

April 10, 2021

STIRLING, NJ - Applications Still Open! Hickory Tree Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is pleased to offer the $1,000.00 Diane Cecala Memorial Scholarship to a musically talented high school senior woman interested in pursuing a career in vocal music.

Rehearsing in Stirling, New Jersey, we are dedicated to teaching, singing, and performing four-part, acappella harmony. Hickory ...

Murphy Announces Latest COVID Figures and Vaccination Totals

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported progress in getting shots into arms as he presented a vaccine update during his press briefing Wednesday. He said that the state has administered 4,892,598 total doses and that 1,896,442 New Jersey residents are now fully vaccinated.

"We are now 40% to our initial goal of 4.7 million individuals fully vaccinated by June 30th," ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Revised COVID-19 Travel Guidelines

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health today issued new COVID-19 travel guidance, which follow updated travel recommendations released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this month.

“While the pandemic is not over, our vaccination program and updated CDC guidance have made it possible for vaccinated individuals to resume travel ...