Flemington/Raritan Top Stories

April 28, 2020

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Nearing the end of the April 21 County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ meeting, Freeholder Zach Rich made sure to gain board support for a new initiative that will hopefully result in expedited and more efficient systems and processing of the skyrocketing number of unemployment ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - When school buildings closed down more than a month ago amid the coronavirus pandemic, the education world flipped to virtual learning, forcing many students, alongside their parents, to adapt to a foreign classroom at home. In the beginning, it was “totally alien” for resident ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Freeholder Board introduced the 2020 budget, with its revenues and appropriations totaling $89,348,220. Hunterdon County CFO Janet Previte noted that the 2020 county tax rate will be 31.5 cents per $100 of assessed value to properties, the rate holding ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Once again Flemington leaders went viral on Thursday, offering a public COVID-19 update on Facebook, followed three hours later with a council briefing. Mayor Betsy Driver and Cpl. Brian McNally announced the latest local statistics and answered questions for the 28 viewers ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Whenever this pandemic is over and things get “back to normal” in Flemington, one of the historic borough’s mainstays will not be a part of the revival. After almost three decades at its home on Route 202, Jake’s Restaurant & Bar has closed its doors forever. The ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Amid heavier impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, Hunterdon County officials considered what can and might be done as initial ways of reopening parts of the county. County Health Officer Karen DeMarco said there have been 20 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 in Hunterdon ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – The Raritan Township Committee received an update from the Office of Emergency Management on how the township is fairing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting was held Monday in a teleconference format due to the pandemic.  Residents were able to participate online or by ...

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TAPinto YOU! This week’s question: What is your family doing to cope with and have fun during the Coronavirus quarantine? TAPinto wants to tap into YOU! TAPinto Flemington/Raritan would like to know what you think about issues of local importance and happenings in the county. So, each ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Chinese American community in Hunterdon County has been collecting and donating Personal Protective Equipment to hospitals, nursing homes, emergency medical services and policemen during the crisis. "We have seen so many doctors and nurses in China get sick and die ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Residents and council members received separate updates from Mayor Betsy Driver and members of the Flemington Office of Emergency Management Friday. The Facebook COVID-19 briefing, attended by about 27 residents, was conducted in the afternoon by Driver and Dave Guiliani, OEM ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – The township committee has set - for the moment – the fees for men’s and women’s basketball for the recreation department at $80 and $125, respectively. The fees were approved at the committee’s recent meeting as part of a larger resolution setting fees for other programs in ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - In light of the governor's announcement Thursday that schools in New Jersey will remain closed through May 15 during the pandemic, Hunterdon Central Regional School District Superintendent Jeffrey Moore published a letter to families to reassure them they are committed to ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington-Raritan Regional Board of Education unanimously voted to award a $6,031,720 contract for roof system replacements over the summer to Pravco Inc., out of Rahway, at its more recent meeting. Three elementary schools – Barley Sheaf, Robert Hunter and Copper Hill – ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders authorized the Department of Human Services to apply for and be the sub-recipient of $156,000 in matching state grants funds through New Jersey Transit for the period of July 1 through June 30, 2021, in order to fund pieces of the ...

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Hunterdon Medical Center has received outpouring support from the sewing community in Hunterdon County.  In an effort to increase PPE supplies, Hunterdon Medical Center created an employee sewing group as well.  Ten employees at Hunterdon Medical Center have temporarily stopped their day jobs to ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington OEM Coordinator Brian McNally led off the borough council meeting on Monday with an announcement that a joint Hunterdon/Somerset County coronavirus testing site has been established at Raritan Valley Community College.   The testing dates currently on the schedule are ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - With fight or flight running through his mind, Matthew Danek threw caution to the wind, jumped out of his truck and came to the aid of a woman being assaulted in a Flemington parking lot. While driving his package delivery route, the UPS driver spotted trouble at 11:53 a.m. Jan.

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Editor's Note: The story previously stated that incumbent Flemington councilman Michael Harris was not running for re-election. Harris ran as an independent in his last election, and petitions to run as an independent are not due until primary election day. HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Candidates have ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon County officials are pressing for a testing facility for concerned residents, and efforts are underway to push both state and federal governments to act and deliver at least one site and sufficient testing kits and personal protective equipment (PPE) to an area near the ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - County departments continue serving the public during the pandemic, although many employees must now work from home due to social distancing and other state mandates. Some statistics presented during the freeholder board’s April 7 meeting shed light on socio-economic ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - A Robert Hunter Elementary School art teacher has guided students to display thousands of pieces of artwork on artsonia.com, the largest online student art museum in the world. Marie Corfield has worked with the students to showcase her students’ works, a total of 2,500 pieces ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Early in the afternoon April 7, Gov. Phil Murphy announced his executive order to close all county and state parks in the Garden State as another measure to enforce social distancing protocol and stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By early evening, Hunterdon ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington-Raritan Regional School District has been honored with the 2020 Best Communities for Music Education distinction from the NAMM Foundation for outstanding commitment to music education. “The music education programs in the Flemington-Raritan Regional School ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington-Raritan Regional School District (FRSD) students, who do not have Internet access at home to participate in virtual learning, will be receiving assistance as soon as board members feel they will can get the best telecommunications deal possible. The Flemington-Raritan ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - Raritan Township has officially closed all of its municipal parks, in coordination with the executive order issued by Gov. Phil Murphy that closed all state and county parks Tuesday. As of Wednesday, all Raritan Township parks are closed as well, including: Blackwell ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – The Raritan Township Committee was advised to follow the state’s lead in closing the township’s parks until further notice as they were updated on the township’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. As of Monday, the state reported Hunterdon County had 234 positive coronavirus ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - In a brief meeting Tuesday, Flemington Mayor Betsy Driver updated the borough council on the latest COVID-19 information. To date, there have been nine cases of coronavirus in town, with no deaths reported. In alignment with Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order closing state ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington resident David Norton has been taking photographs of Flemington architecture and homes for years – and now as people are quarantined in their residences in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, he is giving people a look at the people behind the front doors. Norton is ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - With new plans and efforts for preparedness and safety protocols in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, home delivery of meals for people in need is part of the freeholder board’s agenda as it oversees and advises on operations and services throughout the county. In March, ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County Freeholder J. Matthew Holt spoke at Tuesday’s freeholder meeting about the ongoing dedication of the county’s team of 911 dispatchers who must attend to their jobs, and now often manage and provide resources and emergency services to callers who are concerned ...

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