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Somerville Gallery Hosts 'Works on Paper' Exhibit

August 21, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Arts on Division is presenting “Works on Paper” from Thursday, Aug. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Gallery on Division, 15B Division St.

A “Meet the Artists” event is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 31 and Saturday, Sept. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. An Artist talk is scheduled for Aug. 31 with other gallery presentations to be scheduled. A papermaking ...

Photo Gallery: Hillsborough Rotary Fair, Day IV

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A late summer lightning storm forced the Hillsborough Rotary Fair to close down two hours early Friday night, but not before a thundering fireworks display lit up the sky.

Thousands of people streamed out of the fairgrounds at the conclusion of the fireworks just as the rain came down, creating a massive traffic jam in the adjacent parking lot.

The six-day fair continues ...

Somerville Elks’ Motorcycle Club Hits the Road to Help 6-Year-old Boy

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville Elks Lodge Motorcycle Committee will sponsor its III annual "Poker Run for Ben" on Sunday, Aug. 19, with registration beginning at 10 a.m.

The Somerville Elks Lodge is located at 375 Union Ave. in Bridgewater.

Ben Falcone, a 6-year-old boy from Martinsville, was diagnosed shortly after birth with Tracheal and Laryngeal Malaysia and Mediterranean ...

Suspect Arrested in Hillsborough Home Invasion; Second Suspect Sought

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - One suspect has been arrested, and a second suspect is being sought for an attempted home invasion on Mersher Court at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16.

Jhamir Hoagland, 18, of Taylor Drive, Franklin Township is charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, second-degree burglary, third-degree hindering ...

Photo Gallery: Hillsborough Rotary Fair, Day Two

HILLSBORUGH, NJ - The 2018 Hillsborough Rotary Fair opens for its third day Thursday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m.

The Fair is the premier fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Hillsborough, and enables the Club to make financial contributions to a wide variety of community organizations and causes throughout the year.

Some 15,000 guests are expected to attend the Fair over its six-day run. The Rotary ...

Police Need Help Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

WARREN, NJ – Township police and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office need the public's help in identifying a bank robbery suspect who escaped from the TD Bank on Mountain Boulevard with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robbery occurred at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

A man described as six feet tall, with a ...

Somerville Gallery Hosts 'Works on Paper' Exhibit

August 21, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Arts on Division is presenting “Works on Paper” from Thursday, Aug. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Gallery on Division, 15B Division St.

A “Meet the Artists” event is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 31 and Saturday, Sept. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. An Artist talk is scheduled for Aug. 31 with other gallery presentations to be scheduled. A papermaking ...

Vintage Race Cars on Display at Hunterdon Fair

EAST AMWELL, NJ - The Flemington Speedway Historical Society will present an overflowing tent of vintage race cars and memorabilia at the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, which will be held August 22 through the 26 at the Roger K. Everitt Fairgrounds here.

Some noted vintage cars which are scheduled for display throughout the fair are the Mataka Brothers 3n1 Silver Crown car, ...

Photo Gallery: Hillsborough Rotary Fair, Day IV

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A late summer lightning storm forced the Hillsborough Rotary Fair to close down two hours early Friday night, but not before a thundering fireworks display lit up the sky.

Thousands of people streamed out of the fairgrounds at the conclusion of the fireworks just as the rain came down, creating a massive traffic jam in the adjacent parking lot.

The six-day fair continues ...

Hunterdon Moves Economic Director Into County Chamber of Commerce HQ

August 10, 2018

FLEMINGTON, N.J. –  The county’s Economic Development Division is moving its offices to the headquarters of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, where it will share space with the business group in the Large house on Main Street here.

It’s no secret that Hunterdon’s Freeholders seek economic development. At each of the Freeholder’s reorganization ...

Hunterdon Seventh-Graders Get Free YMCA Memberships in Special Program

August 21, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ - In an ongoing effort to help the youth of Hunterdon County develop healthy lifestyle habits, the YMCA will again offer complimentary Seventh Grade Memberships to all seventh graders in Hunterdon.

Seventh grade has proven to be an important time for youth to develop healthy habits that can last into adulthood. The goal of the membership is to help seventh graders strengthen ...

Hunterdon Podiatric Medicine Welcomes Dr. Michael Molitoris

RARITAN TWP., NJ - Hunterdon Podiatric Medicine, a specialty practice owned and operated by Hunterdon Healthcare, is pleased to welcome Michael Molitoris, DPM. Dr. Molitoris joins the practice with Podiatrists, Steven Dribbon, DPM and John Kramer, DPM.

Hunterdon Healthcare is the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center.

Dr. Molitoris earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from ...

State Health Chief Impressed With Hunterdon Health Department

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The state Commissioner of Health visited with the county’s health Department and other county officials Thursday.

Dr. Shereef Elnahal made the visit here as part of his effort to visit every Health Department in the state. He said he had about a third of the departments on his list yet to visit, but was quick to point out that “there’s a random order, ...

'Flemington Four' May File Million-Dollar Lawsuits

August 10, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The borough may be facing millions of dollars in claims that could be filed by the “Flemington Four.”

The “Flemington Four” are George Eckelman, Richard Giffen, Steve Romanowski and Gary Schotland. The four were charged by police with criminal trespass at the Union Hotel here in January after a video they made inside of the hotel surfaced on ...

Hunterdon Sex Assault Leads to Indictment

August 21, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A Far Hills man has been indicted on sexual assault charges related to incidents in Readington.

Steven B. Mell, 52, was indicted by a Hunterdon County Grand Jury on three counts of second-degree sexual assault and three counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, according to a press release today from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, ...

Hunterdon Man Facing 10 Charges in Recent Township Arrests

RARITAN TWP., N.J. – Police here released details of several recent arrests.

Cherrelle Y. Cooper, 27, of Flemington, was arrested by Patrol Officer Scott Phibbs around 9:18 p.m. Aug. 8. Police said he was dispatched to Travel Inn here on a report of an unruly patron and when he arrived, he “became aggressive towards the officers and attempted to run out into the highway in front ...

Frenchtown Fire Under Investigation, Prosecutor Says

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A motor vehicle crash on Bridge Street in Frenchtown and the fire it triggered last night are under investigation, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

The investigation is being conducted by Kearns and Frenchtown police.

The preliminary investigation shows that a heavy duty wrecker hauling a large trailer was ...

Chabad Invites Community To High Holiday Services

August 17, 2018

CLINTON TWP., NJ - Chabad of Hunterdon County will be hosting High Holiday services that are open to the community. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services will be held at the elegant Beaver Brook Country Club, in the heart of Hunterdon.

The services are friendly and welcoming and are conducted by Rabbi Eli Kornfeld and Cantor Rabbi Aaron B. Denburg.

“When I am at Chabad for ...

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Rep. Lance’s Bipartisan Track Record Affirmed With Giffords' Endorsement

August 20, 2018

To the editor:

In our current political climate, where political division tears at our communities, it is quite impressive to see the large amount of bipartisan support and endorsements that Congressman Leonard Lance continues to receive. Each week, I feel like I read about another group announcing support for him because of his independent mind and his strong voice for bipartisan solutions to ...

What It Would Take for Me to Remove My 'Stop the Demolition' Lawn Signs

Tio the editor:

As many of my Flemington friends know, I’ve been an independent, vocal proponent of the creative historical restoration of downtown Flemington. I see these buildings as neglected assets that can help form the core of Flemington’s identity for years to come. These are the buildings I’m talking about.

I don’t know why Mr. Cust’s architects ...

We Need a Two-Party Township Committee

To the editor:

Thirty-five years ago, I moved to Raritan Township. It was rural enough to be rural and developed enough to be developed. We had stores, we had the Coop, we had some cafes and coffee shops, we had a theatre, we had community events and open space. Farmers still farmed and we had far less traffic. We had the race track and each year the Flemington 4H Fair in about the center of ...

Courthouse Square Facts Are Focus of Website

To the editor:

The redevelopment of the Historic Union Hotel area is important to all of us. A vibrant and commercially successful County seat and downtown Flemington is vital to future of Hunterdon County.

I invite everyone to visit our new Courthouse Square website that will allow you to learn everything you need to know about the new development on Main Street. The website ...

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Tue, August 21, 12:00 PM

Al Fresco’s Restaurant, Flemington

Small Biz Networking Meetup

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Wed, August 29, 3:00 PM

Rutgers Snyder Research and Extension Farm, Pittstown

Rutgers Great Tomato Tasting and Snyder Farm Open ...

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AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 19

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find some can’t-miss back to school tips for parents and students, learn about a new treatment for brain injury, see which Atlantic Health System medical center is the only one in New Jersey to make a new, national list, find out how to avoid “avocado hand,” and much more!

 

Rep. Lance’s Bipartisan Track Record Affirmed With Giffords' Endorsement

August 20, 2018

To the editor:

In our current political climate, where political division tears at our communities, it is quite impressive to see the large amount of bipartisan support and endorsements that Congressman Leonard Lance continues to receive. Each week, I feel like I read about another group announcing support for him because of his independent mind and his strong voice for bipartisan solutions to ...

Clover Hill Reformed Church Site & Sound 'Jesus' Trip

August 9, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. - You can join Clover Hill Reformed Church for a memorable trip to see an amazing production: Jesus — A Sight & Sound Production - Thursday, Nov. 8, leaving the Clover Hill Reformed Church (890 Amwell Rd., Hillsborough 08844) at 9:15 a.m.

If you have been waiting to reserve your tickets - this is your last chance. Money needs to be received by Diana ...