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Hillsborough Parade Honors Veterans, Celebrates Community

May 26, 2018

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Uncle Sam joined with local officials Saturday under a bright blue sky to honor America's veterans and to salute dozens of community organizations that marched in the annual Memorial Day Parade.

Mayor Gloria McCauley and members of the Township Committee, along with state Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-16th), a township resident, walked along the parade route ...

Suspect Charged with Armed Robbery of Somerville Store

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 22-year-old borough resident has been charged with armed robbery at a convenience store on Gaston Avenue, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson..

Jake Sommers, 22, of Eastern Avenue is lodged in the Somerset County Jail and faces charges of first-degree robbery and third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Robertson provided ...

Vehicular Homicide Charges for Driver of Paramus School Bus

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a crash on Route 80 last week that killed two people faces two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide/death by auto, it was announced today.

The driver, Hudy Muldrow, 77, of Woodland Park, attempted to make an illegal U-Turn on the highway in an attempt to find his way to Waterloo Village, the planned destination of the bus that was ...

Rep. Lance To Hold Annual Service Academy Information Fair

FLEMINGTON, NJ –  Rep. Leonard Lance of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District will hold his annual Service Academy Information Fair for high school students.

The annual event allows students to meet with academy officials to learn more about the admissions process and how to pursue their interests in serving the nation.

“One of the most rewarding parts of the job of ...

Shortage of Farmers Forces Farmer’s Market to Close

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Farmer's Market sponsored by Hunterdon Land Trust will open for the season on Sunday, May 20. It will be held very Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Nov. 18 at the landmark Dvoor Farm in Raritan Township.

The Market has become a Hunterdon tradition, where shoppers find a wide variety of fresh foods, and often meet their neighbors in the process.

Not everyone ...

Scouts Honor Somerset Sheriff's K9 Officer

READINGTON, NJ - The Patriots’ Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America honored Somerset County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Officer Shannon Snook along with five other women at the 2018 Tribute to Women Award Luncheon at The Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station on Friday, May 11.

Snook is a lifelong resident of Somerset County.  Her volunteerism began with the Somerset County 4-H ...

Memorial Day Events in Flemington and Beyond

May 26, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The borough’s annual Memorial Day Parade will step off from Church and Main Streets at 10 a.m. Monday. It will continue down Main Street to the Monument.

At the Monument, the Hunterdon Harmonizers will sing.

Many people believe that Flemington’s parade is Hunterdon’s best Memorial Day event. However, there are other contenders - here’s the full ...

Flemington's Main Street Car Shows Return Saturday

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The borough’s summer Main Street car shows return for the season tomorrow,  Saturday May 26.

The show runs from  5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration starts at 5 p.m. at the old Historic Courthouse. The shows are free to attend and participate.

All makes and models, years, trucks and motorcycles are welcome. Tomorrow’s show will feature  Ford, ...

'Filling Station' Returns Friday

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – The Filling Station will open again for the season on Friday, May 25.

The Filling Station is the former Hineline gas station at 144 Main St. here. The venue has become a popular summer gathering spot, but was only open on Friday nights last year. This year, it will return to being open both Friday and Saturdays, through Sept. 1.

The borough-owned beer garden ...

Wise to Retire from HMC, Hunterdon Healthcare System

May 25, 2018

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Long-time Hunterdon Healthcare System President and CEO Robert P. Wise will retire, according to a press release issued by the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center.

The press release states that the news is shared “with a heavy heart.”

Wise wrote to his Board of Trustees, medical staff, employees and volunteers in an open letter, “It has ...

Tourism is Big Business in Hunterdon, Study Shows

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Visitors to Hunterdon spent $317 million on tourism goods and services in 2016.

Tourism Impact Study performed by the Lloyd Levinson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality, and Tourism at Stockton University, and is a record amount of total tourism-related spending in the county.

Brian Tyrrell, Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Stockton ...

Free Computer Coding Workshop at Hunterdon Central

May 25, 2018

RARITAN TWP., NJ - A free “Introduction to Coding” workshop is designed for beginners, but planned in conjunction with the HackHunterdon event that will draw experienced computer programmers to Hunterdon Central High School on June 9.

The one-hour workshop is ideal for adults who are curious about computer coding, but have little or no experience.

The workshop will be taught by ...

Rep. Lance To Hold Annual Service Academy Information Fair

FLEMINGTON, NJ –  Rep. Leonard Lance of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District will hold his annual Service Academy Information Fair for high school students.

The annual event allows students to meet with academy officials to learn more about the admissions process and how to pursue their interests in serving the nation.

“One of the most rewarding parts of the job of ...

Polytech Students' Chairs Part of Borough Art project

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Students at Hunterdon County Polytech are putting the finishing touches on 40 Adirondack chairs they’re building for a community art and “creative place-making” project.

The chairs are part of Flemington Community Partnership’s “Let’s Sit Together” program, which aims to entice more people to visit and enjoy the borough.

Once the ...

Changes to Local Food Systems Are Focus of HLT Program

May 24, 2018

RARITAN TWP., NJ - Hunterdon Land Trust’s upcoming Conservation Conversation program offers both food for thought and thoughts on food.

The program “What’s the Future of Local Food?” spotlights the rapid changes to local food systems in recent years. From restaurants, Farmers’ Markets and Community SupportED Agriculture (CSAs) to purchasing organically grown food ...

'Filling Station' Returns Friday

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – The Filling Station will open again for the season on Friday, May 25.

The Filling Station is the former Hineline gas station at 144 Main St. here. The venue has become a popular summer gathering spot, but was only open on Friday nights last year. This year, it will return to being open both Friday and Saturdays, through Sept. 1.

The borough-owned beer garden ...

Lions' Raffle Winner Drives Away in 2018 Ford Mustang

May 25, 2018

 

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Sue Colacci  won a 2018 Ford Mustang in conjunction with the Flemington Lions Club annual Dinner Dance Car Raffle held May 12 at the Flemington Elks Club.

The car, provided by Ditschman/Flemington Ford of the Flemington Car & Truck Country was presented by Steve Kalafer, chairman of the Flemington Car & Truck Country, and Jerry Sheehan, ...

Scouts Honored for Program Benefiting Hunterdon Care Center Residents

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Hunterdon Care Center has named local Cadette Girl Scouts Samantha Apanovitch, Julia Artale and Mary McKenna of Girl Scout Troop #80683 as its Volunteers of the Year.

The announcement was made at the Care Center’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner last month. In front of more than 100 volunteers and staff, Administrator Robert Kovacs and Activities Director ...

Wise to Retire from HMC, Hunterdon Healthcare System

May 25, 2018

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Long-time Hunterdon Healthcare System President and CEO Robert P. Wise will retire, according to a press release issued by the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center.

The press release states that the news is shared “with a heavy heart.”

Wise wrote to his Board of Trustees, medical staff, employees and volunteers in an open letter, “It has ...

Fatal Overdose Yields 10-Year Prison Term

May 25, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A man found guilty for his role in a fatal drug overdose has been sentenced to a decade in state prison.

Christopher T. Brown, 40, of Irvington, was sentenced yesterday by Judge Robert Reed after a jury trial, according to a press release from  Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

Brown was found guilty by a Hunterdon County jury on charges ...

Fatal Overdose Yields 10-Year Prison Term

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A man found guilty for his role in a fatal drug overdose has been sentenced to a decade in state prison.

Christopher T. Brown, 40, of Irvington, was sentenced yesterday by Judge Robert Reed after a jury trial, according to a press release from  Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

Brown was found guilty by a Hunterdon County jury on charges ...

Cocaine, Shoplifting in Recent Township Arrests

May 24, 2018

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Police released details and several recent arrests.

Stephen P. Cox, 24, of Summit, was arrested around 12:16 p.m. May 17 and charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana. Cox was stopped on Route 202-31 for following too closely, police said, for which he was also charged along with possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to produce a valid ...

Fatal Overdose in Flemington Yields State Prison Term

FLEMINGTON, NJ - A man was sentenced to state prison today for his role in a fatal overdose earlier this year.

Richard Deo, 37, was arrested Feb. 13 and charged with first-degree strict liability for a drug induced death in connection with a Jan. 27 overdose in Flemington.

Deo was also charged with two counts of third-degree conspiracy to distribute heroin; two counts of third-degree ...

Heroin, DUI, Oxycodone in Recent Township Arrests

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Police here released details on a number of recent arrests.

Barry T. Hopfel, 33, of Frenchtown, was arrested by Cpl. Christopher Vallat around 5:58 p.m. May 9 and charged with driving under the influence after police said he was involved in a single car crash on Route 579/ Leffler Hill Road. He was also given summonses charging him with reckless driving and having ...

Advocates Abandon Plan for Clover Hill Athletic Complex

May 16, 2018

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Advocates of a controversial youth athletic complex to be built at Clover Hill Park here withdrew their proposal, Mayor Mike Mangin announced at yesterday’s Township Committee meeting.

The plan to develop 63 acres of the county-owned park’s 115 acres met substantial opposition from its neighbors, with hundreds signing a petition against it and many crowding ...

Chatham Boys Lacrosse Power Past Hunterdon Central, 12-8

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Mac Bredahl produced four goals and two assists and Cade Krauss netted three goals in powering Chatham to a 12-8 boys lacrosse victory over Hunterdon Central on Monday.

Connor Byrd contributed a goal and three assists for Chatham (11-6), which received two goals and an assist from Ryan Chase. The Cougars put the game away with six goals in the fourth quarter.

Chris ...

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Two Key Questions on Union Hotel Finances

May 21, 2018

To the editor:

I thought TAPinto readers might be interested in knowing a little about the agreement between the Flemington tax payers, as entered into by their government, and the appointed redeveloper of the central area of Flemington, including the Union Hotel.

The full analysis can be read on my website and the full agreement is on the borough’s website.

I reflect below on two ...

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Two Key Questions on Union Hotel Finances

May 21, 2018

To the editor:

I thought TAPinto readers might be interested in knowing a little about the agreement between the Flemington tax payers, as entered into by their government, and the appointed redeveloper of the central area of Flemington, including the Union Hotel.

The full analysis can be read on my website and the full agreement is on the borough’s website.

I reflect below on two ...

Flemington Subaru 'Shares the Love' with the Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation Raising Money for Local Foundation

May 24, 2018

 FLEMINGTON, NJ – Flemington Subaru, proud member of the Flemington Car and Truck Country Family of Brands, announced the results of its 2017/2018 Subaru Share the Love Campaign which raised money for national charities as well as a designated “hometown charity.”

Tim Morley, General Manager of Flemington Subaru; Charlie Smith, General Manager of the Flemington Car & ...