Flemington/Raritan Top Stories

June 9, 2020

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Amid the controversy surrounding the removal of the blue line on the road down Main Street, Mayor Betsy Driver said many of the comments she received in support of removal spoke of racism in town. Driver said Tuesday that many of the comments came from people who told her the ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Have you been frustrated while trying to get information on the Flemington Borough website? Help is on the way. The governing body of Flemington voted on a new company to host its website during a special online council meeting scheduled to quickly put the borough in the queue ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington Borough Police are investigating a case of vandalism after a woman allegedly painted a small section of road with blue paint in front of the Flemington Borough Police Department Monday. A blue line had been painted in 2016 for several blocks in that area of town as a ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Out of six investigations into alleged harassment, intimidation and bullying (HIB) incidents, Hunterdon Central Regional High School had three confirmed cases between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, 2019. The information was part of the Student Safety Data System (SSDS) report for that ...

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Last Saturday, almost 100 participants attended a hastily put together peaceful protest in Flemington’s Borough Park in support of those African-Americans, who like George Floyd, lost their lives to police brutality.  However, today an estimated crowd of 1500 COVID19 masked supporters marched ...

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This morning at 8 am, the blue line down the center of Flemington’s Main Street was painted over, largely in response to growing support for the Black Lives Matter movement, and concerns over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the end of May. Mayor Betsy Driver noted that she had received ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A planned peaceful protest scheduled in Flemington at noon on Saturday is being embraced by borough leaders. In a community briefing this week, Police Chief Jerry Rotella said, “We’ll be there to let you have your moment and make sure that you’re safe doing it.”   He added ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County officials joined the masses of local governments, major companies and organizations, and leading figures in the United States, to offer statements and take to the airwaves to speak about race relations in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death at the hand of ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Citing much lower numbers of total COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, and the overall percentage being far behind Bergen County and the other hardest-hit parts of the Garden State during the pandemic, the county board of chosen freeholders again made an earnest appeal to Gov.

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RARITAN TWP. - Raritan Township is seeing what Emergency Management Coordinator Christopher Phelan termed “a great slowdown” when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. Raritan Township has 158 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Monday. With 21 confirmed deaths, the township still leads Hunterdon County ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - “It’s fair to say I’m jaded with the American system I have inherited as an American citizen in this country, as long as I can hear nothing from the Flemington Police Department as to the actions of the Minneapolis police, that tells me by their silence, they condone what has ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington’s 2020 budget was approved Tuesday with one no vote cast by Councilman Michael Harris. The impact on homeowners remains the same, however according to Mayor Betsy Driver some reductions were made since the budget was originally introduced in April. “The COVID stuff ...

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HUNTERDON  COUNTY, NJ - During the pandemic, LINK bus service has continued for Hunterdon residents for work-related transportation, access to shopping including the Flemington Circle and for transportation to their essential medical trips including dialysis centers. The county’s Transportation ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington council enthusiastically supported and approved an ordinance to allow for outdoor dining setups within the borough. It is anticipated that when restaurants are once again allowed to open their doors to onsite dining, it will be at a reduced capacity. So ordinances ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The J.P. Case Middle School Athletic Department organized a “Virtual Step Challenge” for the entire month of May in order to continue engaging its approximately 125 young athletes in softball, baseball, and lacrosse, despite their seasons being cancelled due to the coronavirus ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - A new restaurant is coming to 144 Main Street in Flemington. The borough council voted unanimously to approve the sale of the old filling station to Tidbits LLC for $220,000. The buyer originally slated to purchase the borough-owned property backed out of the deal prior to ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders and State Environmental Protection officials brought up observations and continued safety protocols for residents and visitors engaging in outings to county parks, state parks, trails, beaches and the outdoors in general with ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington council vice president Kim Tilly announced Thursday during the weekly community Facebook update that the 2020 fireworks have been canceled. “We [the fireworks committee] have decided to cancel, not postpone this year’s fireworks,” she said. “Unfortunately we don’t ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - A special celebration to highlight the accomplishments and success of graduating eighth graders from J.P. Case Middle School will happen virtually. A committee has planned a pre-recorded video presentation to celebrate the eighth graders who are graduating as part of the Class ...

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FLEMINGTON DIY (Do It Yourself) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide an inclusive art space that engages the community with the burgeoning local arts scene, inspires social change, and invigorates the economic development of Flemington. Together with TAPinto Flemington ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – The Raritan Township Committee has unanimously approved an ordinance that would allow for outdoor dining during the COVID-19 pandemic – but the catch is the ordinance won’t be effective until Murphy signs an executive order that allows for outdoor dining to resume. Under the ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy’s announcement that outdoor graduation ceremonies that observe social distancing guidelines can resume in New Jersey starting July 6 was welcome news to Hunterdon Central Regional High School. The governor made the announcement on twitter one hour before his ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The 2020 Hunterdon County Budget of $89.35 million was unanimously approved May 19, following a public hearing, with no public comments on the budget, and after several key fiscal strategy points were highlighted by the Board of Chosen Freeholders and county CFO Janet ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders was pleased to see some progress on “grab-n-go” curbside deliveries now being allowed for New Jersey businesses, but Gov. Phil Murphy’s policies and comments on the COVID-19 pandemic impacts on parts of the state, including ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Water alert! If your water is discolored, you are being asked to notify Flemington Borough officials immediately.   While the discolored water is safe to use, it represents a theft of municipal resources. According to OEM First Deputy Dave Giuliani during Thursday’s weekly ...

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On May 22nd, Ringoes resident, Jordan Vitelli, BSN, RN, 5 North Surgical Unit at Hunterdon Medical Center received the DAISY Award.   The DAISY Award is an international nurse recognition program to recognize the clinical skill and the compassion nurses provide to patients and families every ...

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RARITAN TWP. – Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Raritan Township will not be holding its usual Memorial Day ceremony Monday. Although the ceremony itself will not be held, a commemorative wreath will be placed by the monument on the morning of Memorial Day Monday. According to a release from ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Darin and Brandon Michaels, students at Hunterdon Central Regional High School, knew there was a need to help their community when COVID-19 hit their town hard. With school moving to an at-home environment and their activities being canceled, they wanted to make better use of ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. - Hunterdon Healthcare is seeing a similar trend in its COVID-19 cases to what the state is seeing, according to Raritan Township Emergency Management Coordinator Christopher Phelan. Phelan updated the Raritan Township Committee on the response to the coronavirus pandemic at ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Hunterdon Central Regional Board of Education has approved moving the high school’s graduation to June 19. The move done at their May 18 meeting was part of a change in the calendar for the remainder of the academic year. Before the vote, Superintendent Jeffrey Moore ...

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