Flemington/Raritan News

November 15, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. – State Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson commemorated the Great American Smokeout today by urging smokers to reach out to their healthcare provider for help quitting – including those on Medicaid who can now take advantage of new cessation benefits offered by the Murphy ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A former Raritan resident convicted of killing a mother and her daughter in 2015 has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Ramon Cadiz, 54, formerly of First Avenue, was sentenced on Nov. 9 to two consecutive ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. - The holidays are all about tradition. Next month, the tradition of Thursday Night Holiday Lights will return to the borough. Thursday Night Holiday Lights will be held on Main Street and Stangl Road on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be three festive ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – It happened when he was off-duty, and he only told a few people. But there were witnesses in the restaurant, and one of them called TAPinto. “I wasn’t looking for praise,” said Greg Zytko, a Flemington police officer. What the officer was looking for was lunch with his ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A man charged with a sex crime in connection with his job at the state’s only woman’s prison has been acquitted after a two-week jury trial, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III. Brian Y. Ambroise, 35, of Union, was acquitted on ...

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TEWKSBURY, N.J. - The Tewksbury Historical Society will sponsor its 14th Annual Christmas Antique Show on Dec.1,  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at Old Turnpike School, 173 Old Turnpike Rd. (Rt. 517), in the Fairmount section of ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – The county Freeholders have taken another step toward promoting economic development in Hunterdon. The all-Republican Freeholder board has long been transparent about its support for business. In 2013, the group ordered the creation of the “CEDS” - an acronym for Comprehensive ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – It’s an ambitious goal: $100,000. That’s how much the Salvation Army here hopes to collect in Hunterdon this holiday season. The effort is already underway. The Red Kettle campaign will include bell ringing at stores across Hunterdon through Dec. 24. All proceeds go ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public to identify a "Peeping Tom" who has exposed himself and been sighted naked in the vicinity of residents' homes. Four sightings have been reported since July 31; police say it is the same person in at least two of those incidents. The ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – A 31-year-old Hunterdon tradition is set to return. It’s the Lights of Love Tree Lighting ceremony, which will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. at Hunterdon Medical Center. HMC is located at 2100 Westcott Dr., just off Route 31 here. The event is hosted ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – As part of the national “Bells of Peace” World War I remembrance program, the bell at Hunterdon’s Historic Courthouse on Main Street here will toll 21 times, at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I and recognizing all those who died in ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – The vote-by-mail ballots have been counted, the provisional ballots have been tallied, and the net unofficial result in the mayoral race here remains as it was on Tuesday: Councilperson Betsy Driver is the borough’s Mayor-elect, defeating Mayor Phil Greiner. That makes the ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Borough Police Chief Jerry Rotella has announced that Flemington police will be conducting a “Street Smart NJ” pedestrian safety education campaign aimed at reducing pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes in Flemington. Street Smart NJ is a collaborative effort between public, ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. – A 60-year-old township man has been charged with murdering his 82-year-old mother, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Dalton Chiscolm Jr., of Haverhill Place, Somerset, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother, Roberta ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — US Equestrian is accepting applications for the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Team. During years that the Saddle Seat World Cup competition is not held, members of the Young Rider Team will be eligible to represent the United States in other international competitions, whether ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A 42-year-old man arrested in January on sex crime charges against children has been pleaded guilty and sentenced to state prison, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III. Michael F. Latronica, 42, of Hampton, entered his guilty ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — M. Michael Meller and Gallagher/Meller Sport Horses presented this year's M. Michael Meller Style of Riding Award to Molly Ashe Cawley at the National Horse Show, held, Oct. 27-Nov. 4 in Lexington, Ky. The M. Michael Meller Style of Riding Award is presented to the rider who ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Rev. Douglas J. Haefner “borrowed” around $500,000 – an amount substantiated by an unreleased internal audit – from church coffers to fund “compulsive behaviors,” according to Bishop James F. Checchio of the Metuchen Diocese. Checchio visited St. Matthias Church on Monday night to ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – An old scam has taken a new twist, according to Hunterdon County Sheriff Frederick W. Brown. A long-running telephone scam was one seeking payment for phony arrest warrants and “overdue” payments to the IRS. The new twist includes a threat of arrest for not appearing for Jury ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – The 30th Annual Hunterdon County Business Expo will be held tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 8. More than 100 local businesses will be participating, all under one roof at Nex Level Arena, which is located at 426 Case Blvd. here. Admission is free and open to all. Parking will be ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ. – Here are the unofficial results for local representatives to the Flemington-Raritan Board of Education and the Hunterdon Central High School Board of Education, which are both regional school districts. To represent the borough on the Hunterdon Central High School Board of ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – The Raritan Township Committee will remain all Republican next year. That’s because Republican incumbent Karen Gilbert, who is Deputy Mayor this year and Jeff Kuhl, who serves as Planning Board Chairman, defeated Democratic challengers Sharon Winnick and Dominick ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The county’s all-Republican Freeholder board will remain after top vote getter J. Matthew Holt - first elected to the board in 2006 - was re-elected, according to unofficial election results. Holt received 32,786 votes, making him and fellow Republican Susan J. Soloway, with ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - A court order issued on Election Day by Superior Court Judge Yolanda Ciccone will effectively postpone the final results of many elections in Somerset County until Wednesday, when the Board of Elections resumes counting a record number of mail in ballots – any number of which ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – The balance of power on Borough Council appears to have shifted here and - based on unofficial election results – not by a little bit. The race for mayor pitted incumbent Phil Greiner against Councilperson Betsy Driver. Greiner had often cast the tie-breaking Borough Council ...

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EWING, N.J. – Golfers from Hunterdon braved cold winds and wet conditions at Mountain View Country Club here on Nov. 3, and walked away with eight medals in a statewide competition. They were Special Olympic golfers and worked hard all summer to hone their competitive skills, said Hunterdon ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. —  Champion and five-time Grade 1 winner Lady Eli, in foal to leading sire War Front, sold for $4.2 million at Keeneland’s 2018 November Breeding Stock Sale on Nov. 6. John Sikura’s Hill ‘n’ Dale both consigned and purchased Lady Eli, a 6-year-old daughter of Divine Park regarded ...

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CLINTON, N.J. - Larger Than Life, a new seven-session series for women, is being offered by the Women’s Rosh Chodesh Society of Chabad of Hunterdon County. The program begins Thursday, Nov. 8. The course will be taught once per month, for a total of seven lessons and is designed for women at all ...

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Leslie Schillat of Malvern, Pa. made her debut in the North American League (NAL) National Finals a winning one. After a year of earning points to qualify, riders headed to the 2018 finals at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, held Oct. 11-20, 2018, in Harrisburg, Pa. The ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Questions surrounding church finances at Saint Matthias led to the resignation of Rev. Douglas J. Haefner according to a letter sent to parishioners and school families on Nov. 2.  "It is with sadness that I must inform you that Father's resignation coincides with serious ...

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