Flemington/Raritan Top Stories

May 26, 2020

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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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon Central Regional School District released its annual report about suspensions and cases of harassment, intimidation and bullying, and incidents are down for the majority of this year versus last. From September 2019 through March 2020, the district reported a total of ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The discussion of money – flowing like water both in and out of Flemington – was a big topic of discussion at the May 11 borough council meeting. Mayor Betsy Driver announced that the borough received a $1.142 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - This week’s Covid-19 update from Flemington Mayor Betsy Driver and OEM Coordinator Cpl Brian McNally included sobering words from D.J. Wright, owner and executive director of the Wright & Ford Funeral Home. “It [Covid-19] is killing people left and right, it’s a reality,” ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The county freeholder board heard from Meagan O'Reilly, administrator in the department of human services, and heard a report on nonprofits countywide that reach out and service people in need, including Meals on Wheels in Hunterdon, Inc. O’Reilly said that in April 2020, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Amid the pandemic, New Jersey’s shut down of non-essential businesses resulted in over a million unemployment claims. Today, Governor Phil Murphy’s announcement will put some of the claimants back to work as non-essential construction resumes. Non-essential retail stores may also ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ -  The Flemington council voted unanimously on a first reading of Ordinance 2020-7, which will allow borough restaurants to offer outdoor dining once store-based dining is permitted. Since it’s likely that when restaurants are allowed to offer on premises dining it will be limited ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - While all branches of the Hunterdon County Library System remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, plans for improved facilities, technology, educational and audience accommodations took shape May 5 as the freeholder board authorized the Hunterdon County Library to apply for ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington-Raritan Regional Board of Education unanimously adopted its $67,275,701 final budget for school year 2020-2021, with a 2.07 percent tax levy hike. While this final budget remains the same as the tentative budget approved by the board at the end of March, ...

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TAPinto Flemington Raritan is proud to support the presentation of virtual arts and performance event offerings in cooperation with Flemington DIY, showcasing outstanding artists and performers from Hunterdon County.  All events will be streamed live for free, and you’ll need a laptop or ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Cities, towns and boroughs across the country are pleading with residents to fill out the census form and be counted in 2020. For the past 230 years, the Census has worked to count every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories. It is done every 10 years, ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Internet has proven to be the biggest challenge for district schools dealing with distance learning during the coronavirus pandemic. “The biggest challenge,” said Flemington-Raritan School District Superintendent Kari McGann, “is the great Internet divide. This pandemic has ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington Mayor Betsy Driver is predicting at least a two-year financial recovery period from the impact of COVID-19.   That’s what she told council members during the weekly briefing Thursday. The mayor added that the borough is “in better shape” than towns that rely ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - Looking down what is hopefully a short road back to normalcy, the Raritan Township committee outlined the steps being taken to reopen government operations while keeping residents and employees safe. At the May 4 committee meeting, it was announced that the DPW is back to full ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Instead of one big, knock-out punch, the courts are delivering one blow after another to Friends of Historic Flemington’s fight to save the Union Hotel. On May 6, the Friends lost the third of three court battles against the Borough of Flemington and the Courthouse Square ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - When Kristen Boyce opened her utility bill this quarter it was a shock.   The Flemington resident and about a dozen other locals received hefty water bills that included past shortages in water usage charges. The snafu is still being investigated, but the current assessment ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - Mayor Jeff Kuhl and the entire township committee are in lock step in the decision not to extend the grace period for property taxes in Raritan until June 1. On April 28, Gov. Phil Murphy issued an executive order allowing municipalities to defer property tax payments from May ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Students previously without access to the Internet have been granted the assistance needed to connect and learn virtually at home in the Flemington-Raritan Regional School District. The board of education unanimously approved a $27,793 emergency purchase order with Verizon ...

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HUNTERDON, COUNTY, NJ - During the May 5 Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting, J. Matthew Holt, the longest-tenured freeholder having served since 2007, commented that he wants to see a proposal from Gov. Phil Murphy revised substantially in order to allow closed businesses to reopen sooner ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - Chris Phelan, Raritan’s Emergency Management Coordinator reported “good news” at the Raritan Township council meeting Monday.   First, he said, the feedback on the opening of the county and municipal parks was positive. Many people took advantage of the nice weather, but ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Hunterdon Central Regional School District approved a number of different personnel appointments and more at its April 27 board of education meeting. First, the board approved the retirement of special education teacher Francesca Shadel, after 17 years of service. Shadel’s ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County Freeholder Zach Rich, the board’s liaison to county engineering, spoke April 21 about state grants the department has secured to go toward future bridge construction projects. He said his hopes for local construction projects are that they play a role in ...

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