New Jersey's Top Baby Names Revealed

May 22, 2017

NEW JERSEY – The Social Security Administration has released its list of New Jersey’s most popular baby names in 2016. Liam was the most popular among the boys, while Mia had the top spot among the girls in the ...

Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters Annual Spring Show

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters will be holding its annual Spring Train show at the Ted Blum 4-H Center at 310 Milltown Road here on June 3 and June 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m both days. The first 20 children each day through the doors will receive a prize.

A boutique of vendors and crafters has been added to the annual Spring show for the first time. Bring your camera, as ...

Somerset Patriots Help Atlantic League Celebrate 20th Anniversary

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - On May 20, 1998, the first ever Atlantic League of Professional Baseball game was played at the Sandcastle in Atlantic City between the Atlantic City Surf and the Somerset Patriots.

The newly founded six-team independent league had come to fruition after a three-year process that began when founder Frank Boulton was looking to move one of his minor league teams to ...

YMCA Hosts 15th Annual Golf Classic

READINGTON, NJ - The Hunterdon YMCA will host the 15th Annual Golf Classic at Stanton Ridge Golf and Country Club here on June 19. 

While the Golf Classic has become an annual event, the work that it supports is far from ordinary. All proceeds from the event benefit the YMCA financial assistance program, a confidential program making YMCA programs and services available to all Hunterdon ...

Robotics Tournament Held at North Hunterdon High School

CLINTON TWP., NJ – The first Rotary Robotics Tournament here brought fun and excitement to STEM on Saturday as 45 students representing six schools participated at North Hunterdon High School.

The competition was created by North Hunterdon High School student Alexander Kmosko and North Hunterdon Rotary to be accessible and simple, while providing students with the ability to learn about ...

Whitehouse Wind Symphony, Hunterdon Harmonizers to Perform

May 25, 2017

FLEMINGTON, NJ -  The Hunterdon Harmonizers barbershop chorus and Whitehouse Wind Symphony will perform in a free outdoor concert on June 10.

The concert will begin at 4 p.m. and will be held at Borough Park here. The park is behind the old Historic Courthouse off Park Avenue.

The concert, sponsored by Mediatech Foundation, will include a wide variety of patriotic music.

This ...

Edison Heating and Cooling Celebrating 30th Anniversary with Special Bonus Savings

May 17, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – This year marks Edison Heating and Cooling’s 30th anniversary and, in honor of its three decades of service, the company is offering customers special bonus savings. Through the end of June, residential costumers can receive $2,000 off any combined high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner purchase and installation.

“Our Double Coupon ...

RVCC Opens $11.5M Workforce Training Center

May 24, 2017

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College ushered in a new era of hands-on learning yesterday with the official opening of the college’s Workforce Training Center, designed in partnership with local industry to better serve the area's economic and employment needs.

The 47,000 square foot building houses a variety of hands-on career-training programs under one roof ...

Report: 'Marked Progress' in Robert Hunter School Mouse Problem

RARITAN TWP., NJ – The Hunterdon County Division of Public Health has asked the Flemington-Raritan School District to provide it with “weekly updates, detailing targeted areas and results until the small rodent population is eliminated.”

The request was included in a report from health specialist Daniel Wycoff, who inspected Robert Hunter School last week.

Problems with ...

County Health Inspector to Visit Robert Hunter School; District Bars Reporter From Attending

RARITAN TWP., NJ – In the wake of the discovery of dozens of mice at Robert Hunter School this month, a county health inspector plans to inspect the school this afternoon.

School Superintendent Dr. Maryrose Caulfield has barred TAPinto Flemington from attending the inspection.

Concerns about the rodents have been mounting since mice were found in dozens of classrooms at the school ...

Ciattarelli Will Debate School Funding Reform with NJ Assembly Speaker

May 26, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – State Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, R-16th has accepted a challenge from Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto to debate school funding reform and suggested two debates immediately after Memorial Day.

Ciattarelli, a Republican candidate for the GOP Gubernatorial nomination, has made school funding reform a major component of his campaign.

He issued the following ...

Ciattarelli Rails Against NJ Transit, Calls for Overhaul

SECAUCUS, NJ - Saying both Democratic and Republican administrations had ignored transportation infrastructure problems in the state for too long, Republican businessman and gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli has released his plans to overhaul NJ Transit.

Ciattarelli, a member of the state Assembly and resident of Hillsborough, said his priority would be to restore the ...

YMCA Hosts 15th Annual Golf Classic

May 17, 2017

READINGTON, NJ - The Hunterdon YMCA will host the 15th Annual Golf Classic at Stanton Ridge Golf and Country Club here on June 19. 

While the Golf Classic has become an annual event, the work that it supports is far from ordinary. All proceeds from the event benefit the YMCA financial assistance program, a confidential program making YMCA programs and services available to all Hunterdon ...

Today Begins Hunterdon's Bike to Work Week

May 15, 2017

FLEMINGTON, NJ - More than 40 commuters will leave their cars behind at some point this week and bicycle to work as part of Hunterdon's Bike to Work Week 2017. The event kicks off today, Monday, May 15.

The free annual event is coordinated by HART Commuter Information Services, the local non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable transportation.

“We often forget ...

Wheelmen New Rider Roundup this Sunday

May 18, 2017

KINGWOOD, NJ - Tired of looking at that old bike hanging in the garage? Dust it off and come out and ride with the Western Jersey Wheelmen on Sunday, May 21.

The ride will be leaving from Brunello Trattoria, 300 Old Croton Rd., here at 10 a.m. Use Flemington for GPS.

The New Rider Roundup Ride is up on the Kingwood plateau - no hills! It is open to new and experienced ...

Flemington Man Facing Child Sex Charges

May 26, 2017

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A borough man has been arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child.

The arrest was announced in a press release issued today by Hunterdon Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III.

Mykyta Pekov, 21, was charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

An investigation by detectives from ...

Hunterdon Prosecutor's Team Honored by State Attorney General

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino honored more than 30 law enforcement agencies and individual police officers yesterday “for their outstanding achievements and innovative approaches in community policing.”

The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office was on the list. An award ceremony was held at Rutgers University’s Livingston Campus Student ...

Indictment Charging Sexual Assault of Child May Lead to Decades in Prison, Prosecutor Says

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A Phillipsburg man could face decades in prison after a recent indictment charging him with sexual assault here, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

Steven W. Newman, 50, was arrested March 17. A Hunterdon Grand Jury indicted him on charges of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault, ...

Patriots Outlast Skeeters and 3-Hour Rain Delays

May 24, 2017

SUGAR LAND, TEXAS – Despite nearly three hours worth of rain delays last night, the Somerset Patriots (21-13) defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters (18-17) 5-3 to earn a three-game sweep at Constellation Field.

The Patriots took a 1-0 lead in the first on an Olmo Rosario RBI infield single. After the play, the game entered a 2:15 rain delay before resuming. Once back, Somerset doubled its ...

Patriots Rally Late For Second-Straight Comeback Win

SUGAR LAND, TX – Four unanswered runs over the final three innings of the ballgame led the Somerset Patriots (20-13) past the Sugar Land Skeeters (18-16) 6-3 in game one of yesterday’s doubleheader at Constellation Field.

Somerset opened the scoring in the top of the first on an RBI groundout from Jerry Sands. A run-scoring Justin Pacchioli groundout in the top of the third ...

Ballists, Bugs, and Sockdolagers Face Off in Baseball Classic

NUTLEY, NJ - The Mighty Nutley Colonels survived the Third  Annual Baseball Classic as they faced the Flemington Neshanocks in 'Boys' Park' this past weekend. The 14 members of 2017 roster gave it their all at bat and on the field, however, the Flemington Neshanocks had more "muckle."

Before the game, Don “Pop” Fernicola said, “My ...

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Flem-Rar Schools Shut Out the Public

May 20, 2017

To the editor:

I note with dismay that Flemington-Raritan school board President Anna Fallon and Superintendent Maryrose Caulfield are apparently continuing to rule the school district by shutting out parents, taxpayers, teachers, and anyone else who wants to ask questions, voice concerns or receive information.

Rachael Ladd has stepped up and posted two petitions on the website ...