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Prosecutor: 'Serious Concerns' About Underage Drinking at Far Hills Race Meeting

October 19, 2018

FAR HILLS, NJ – State, county and local law enforcement agencies plan a coordinated crackdown on underage drinking at Saturday's Far Hills Race Meeting.

Police will conduct identification checks of underage individuals suspected of drinking alcoholic beverages on the race grounds. Those individuals that are identified as underage will be taken into custody, charged and ultimately ...

Route 206 Widening Project in Hillsborough Unveiled

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. - A one-mile stretch of Route 206 between Valley Road and Brown Avenue has been targeted by the state Department of Transportation for a major overhaul that will widen the congested two-lane highway to four lanes, with construction scheduled to begin in 2022.

The improvements to Route 206 being proposed by the NJDOT are the final pieces of a comprehensive plan to widen and ...

TAPinto Freelance Reporter Killed While Walking on Highway

RANDOLPH, NJ - Lindsay Ireland, a reporter who worked for several TAPinto online news sites and the Daily Record newspaper, died early Oct. 14 after being struck by a vehicle in Randolph, police said.

The incident took place on Route 10 in the early morning, according to Randolph police Lt. Christopher Guiliani. He said that the Ireland,  26, of Randolph, was struck and killed by ...

Firefighters, First Responders Prepare for Annual Inspection and Parade

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Ellen Brain and members of the Borough Council, escorted by the officers of the borough’s fire department will hold the borough’s annual inspection of firefighters, rescue squad members and equipment Saturday afternoon on West Main Street, adjacent to Borough Hall.

The solemn ceremony begins at 3 p.m., followed by a parade down Main Street, concluding at 6 ...

Video Sheds Light on Efforts of Hillsborough Cancer Group

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – When a person is diagnosed with cancer, the search for relevant, clear information can be daunting and overwhelming. The American Cancer Fund, a national organization based in Hillsborough that aggregates information to educate, empower and support people with cancer, has partnered with Dunellen Skylight Theater Productions on a video to raise ...

Hillsborough Land Deal Preserves 335 Acres

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. - The purchase of 335 acres contiguous to Mountain View Park and Ann Van Middlesworth Park by the township and the Somerset County Improvement Authority has the added benefit of protecting that property from residential development, according to Mayor Gloria McCauley.

The total acreage of the preserved property and the two parks is 724 acres and is in close proximity to ...

Countdown to Hunterdon's Biggest Car Show

October 15, 2018

EAST AMWELL, NJ - The eighth annual Flemington Speedway Historical Society Car Show featuring hundreds of classic, vintage, hot rod and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine at the Roger K. Everitt Fairgrounds, 1207 Rt. 179, just south of Ringoes.  

More than 950 vehicles were registered last year, making the FSHS car show ...

Stanton Holly Trail Hits $1 Million Mark; 2018 Tickets Now on Sale

READINGTON, N.J. Tickets for this year’s Stanton Holly Trail are on sale now.

Started in 1962, Holly Trail is the longest running house tour in New Jersey. Evoking memories of hot chocolate around the decorated tree and roaring fireplaces, the theme of this year’s tour is “Comfort and Joy.”

The daytime tour is held Dec. 1. It consists of touring five private homes ...

Evening of Fun and Laughter to Benefit YMCA Financial Assistance Program

CLINTON TWP., N.J. - The Hunterdon County YMCA will host its 27th Annual Comedy Night on Friday, Nov. 16 at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse HERE.

This popular event sold out in 2017.

A social hour including cocktails (cash bar) and passed hors d’oeuvres, will be followed by a premium seated dinner and entertainment provided by three top comedy acts. All proceeds from the event benefit the ...

Hunterdon Freeholders Offer Parking for Union Hotel Plan on Eve of Open House

October 16, 2018

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – An open house will be held tomorrow at the old Historic Courthouse on Main Street, to allow the public another chance to review plans for the Courthouse Square project.

Jack Cust, whose Flemington Center Urban Renewal, LLC is the designated redeveloper for the Union Hotel and surrounding properties, will be on hand along with members of his team to answer questions, ...

Cust Targets 'False Statements' Against Union Hotel Plan

READINGTON, N.J. – Jack Cust reviewed his plans to redevelop Flemington’s Union Hotel and surrounding properties at a meeting sponsored by the county’s Chamber of Commerce.

Cust’s Flemington Center Urban Renewal, LLC is the designated redeveloper for the properties, which Cust said he’s been working on since 2015.

The project, called Courthouse Square, ...

Coach Gibble's Defenders Rally at Hunterdon Central Board Meeting

October 18, 2018

RARITAN TWP., N.J. – Some who spoke at last night’s meeting of the Hunterdon Central High School Board of Education choked back their tears.

Others made no effort to conceal them. Some who spoke were so moved they had to pause during their comments to regain composure.

The tears were not confined to those who spoke. Some who sat quietly in the audience also sobbed.

And ...

'Daily Mile' Unites High Bridge School and Hunterdon Healthcare

RARITAN TWP., N.J. - Hunterdon Healthcare has donated 200 pedometers to help support High Bridge Elementary School’s new program, Daily Mile.

Hunterdon Healthcare is the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center.

The Daily Mile is meant to encourage physical movement breaks for all students in the school to help improve concentration and increase blood flow. 

Over the past ...

Dozens of Dairy Cows at Hunterdon 4-H and Ag Fair

EAST AMWELL, N.J. - The County 4-H Dairy Show at the 2018 Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair was judged by Josh Geissinger of Quakertown, Pa.

The 4-H members put a lot of time into working with their cows and the fair is a great time to showcase what they learned throughout the past year. The animals are judged by breed. All the participants are from Hunterdon, Mercer or Bucks (Pa.) ...

YMCA Winter Coat Drive is Underway

October 9, 2018

CLINTON TWP., N.J. - The Hunterdon County YMCA is hosting its annual Winter Coat Drive.

Gently used warm clothing including coats, sweaters, hats, scarves, and gloves are needed. Please make sure all items are in good condition and clean. Becuase of the generosity of our community, last year more than 1,000 coats and warm items were donated and distributed.

Items can be dropped off through ...

HMC Blood Drive Honors Evan Jaffe

October 19, 2018

RARITAN TWP., N.J. – The late Rabbi Evan A. Jaffe was an institution. The spiritual leader of Flemington Jewish Community Center, he was also Chaplain at Hunterdon Developmental Center, in Clinton and Greenbrook Regional Center. He served as president of Hunterdon Interfaith Outreach Council and Women’s Crisis Center in Flemington, and was active with Volunteer Guardianship of ...

Gift Helps HMC Wellness Center Expand

READINGTON, N.J. - The Hunterdon Health and Wellness Center here has cut the ribbon on a new fitness studio.

The studio is named after long-time members and donors Stanley and Joyce Gliniewicz, who supported the expansion. The new studio is named the Stanley and Joyce Gliniewicz Wellness Atrium.

The pair moved to Readington in 2002, and the first thing they did was join the Hunterdon Health ...

Hunterdon Health and Wellness Centers Offer Educational Classes for November

RARITAN TWP., N.J. - The Hunterdon Health and Wellness Centers are dedicated to providing health enhancement and disease prevention programs for the community. They offer a wide variety of educational classes each month at the Clinton and Whitehouse Station locations.

As part of their November Education Series, the following programs are currently open for registration:

“Treatment ...

DUIs, Shoplifting, Heroin in Recent Township Police Arrests

October 15, 2018

RARITAN TWP., N.J. – Police here released details today on a number of unrelated arrests.

Cpl. Christopher Vallat arrested Jill M. Ardovino, 33 of Red Hill, Pa., and Joseph P. Skriletz, 49, of Emmaus, Pa., after stopping Skriletz’s vehicle on Route 31 near Highland Avenue around 9:47 a.m. Oct. 5 because neither of them were wearing a seatbelt, police said. Skriletz was charged ...

Officials Investigate Fire in Raritan Twp.

RARITAN TWP., N.J. – A fire at a building on Minneakoning Road last night is under investigation, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

The fire struck around 7:20 p.m., Kearns said, in a commercial building with multiple offices.

The building was unoccupied and the fire “appears to be accidental,” according to the ...

Flemington Man Dies in Readington Crash

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A borough man died in a fatal crash in Readington this morning, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

Kearns said that a preliminary investigation shows that a dump truck owned by Flats and Curbs Concrete of Union tried to back into a construction site around 11:31 a.m. while in the westbound lanes of Route 22 near County ...

Photos: At Chabad Groundbreaking, a Special Hardhat

October 15, 2018

CLINTON TWP., N.J. – Ground was broken yesterday for Hunterdon’s newest synagogue, Chabad of Hunterdon’s Yakov and Hava Telyas Jewish Center, on Payne Road just off Route 31 here.

“We are standing in Clinton Township,” Rabbi Eli Kornfeld said at the event where hundreds were in attendance. Referring to how differences between mailing addresses and actual locations ...

Groundbreaking Planned for Hunterdon's Newest Synagogue

CLINTON TWP., N.J. -  Construction is expected to start soon at the new home for Chabad of Hunterdon County.

A groundbreaking ceremony is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. The event will be held at 57 Payne Rd. here, just off Route 31 south.

The plan by architects Michael Landau and Joshua Zinder from Landau Zinder Architects of Princeton include a new 17,000-square foot ...

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Lance Is Who We Need in Congress

October 19, 2018

To the editor:

Leonard Lance has shown time and again that he is a truly a bipartisan leader. He has regularly worked with Democrats to find solutions and to co-sponsor legislation. Leonard Lance has co-sponsored legislation with a Democrat Congressman from Massachusetts for a Medal of Honor case that I am personally involved with, and he has worked extensively in a bipartisan fashion with ...

Raritan Township Committee Campaign Has Changed

To the editor:

If, like me, you have been following the election campaigning this year for Raritan Township Committee you have seen, in recent days, the complexion of campaigning has changed. For months the Democratic Candidates, Puzio and Winnick, have been making it a point to inform the voters of what they feel needs to be done in Raritan Township. They have offered insight into how they ...

Raritan Township Voters Need to be Aware

To the editor:

I feel the Raritan Township residents have a need to know. I, for one am tired of being led like a lemming to the cliff. Voters need to be aware of issues that affect them and need to be made aware of what politicians, those in office and running for office stand for. As voters we need to vote with our head not our heart and we need to be informed. We need to vote on what we ...

Raritan Township's Republican Candidates for Township Committee

To the editor:

The Republican candidates for Raritan Township Committee have launched their written campaign. Not by addressing any issues but by guilt by association. They say you should not vote for the Democratic candidates because of their association with Democratic state and national leaders. The issues of Raritan Township are matters onto their own and have nothing to do with state and ...

Appreciation to Sergeantsville Firefighters

To the editor:

An unexpected loss of life occurred this week during a meeting of the Delaware township seniors. My heart goes out to the family who lost their loved one. As I understand it, the Sergeantsville Fire Department and Delaware Township police department, in addition to several individuals who happened to be present, took quick action in trying to save this beloved community ...

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Lance Is Who We Need in Congress

October 19, 2018

To the editor:

Leonard Lance has shown time and again that he is a truly a bipartisan leader. He has regularly worked with Democrats to find solutions and to co-sponsor legislation. Leonard Lance has co-sponsored legislation with a Democrat Congressman from Massachusetts for a Medal of Honor case that I am personally involved with, and he has worked extensively in a bipartisan fashion with ...

Loew Orthodontics 14th Annual Patient Appreciation Day

October 15, 2018

September 21, 2018 marked Loew Orthodontics 14th annual Patient Appreciation Day at Deer Path Park. This year was especially exciting as it was Dr. Patel’s first PAD experience with us! Dr. Patel shared her creativity by painting beautiful henna tattoos. Our friend Bubbles the Clown returned this year to paint faces and create balloon animals for all the little ones. Bluebird Hill Events ...