Flemington/Raritan Top Stories

May 25, 2019

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of summer. Of course, astronomers insist summer doesn’t arrive until the summer solstice, which won’t happen until 11:54 a.m. June 21. But there’s no reason to wait until then for summer fun, and Flemington gets into the swing of summer ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Freeholders acted again this week to respond to a proposed state rule that would reclassify 749 miles of waterways and extend protections to the streams’ 300-foot buffers. The waters flow through 67 municipalities, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection, ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Aldi supermarkets have announced a recall of flour sold in its stores that may contain E. coli bacteria. The recall applies to “Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour” which the supermarket chain sold in 11 states, including New Jersey. The flour affected by the recall was sold in a ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – A man’s admission in court that he sold the heroin and fentanyl that led to an overdose death in Clinton Township has ended with a sentence to state prison, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Acting Prosecutor Michael J. Williams. Richard J. Ricciardi, 47, of ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Seventh-grade students at J. P. Case Middle School are demonstrating that class doesn’t necessarily end when the school bell rings. In fact, they are still learning from a lesson that began last year when they attended Susan Stess' sixth grade Language Arts class at ...

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RARAITAN TWP., NJ – Police here released details today on a series of unrelated arrests.         Sgt. Robert Landolina arrested Karrie Acker, 44, of Glenville, N.Y. around 2:20 a.m. April 20 after stopping her on Route 202 for failure to keep right, police said. She was charged with ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Tiny Frenchtown has been awarded a $1 million grant, making it the only Hunterdon municipality to receive an award under the most recent Transportation Alternatives program funding round. The program distributes federal funds, using the state Department of Transportation and ...

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READINGTON, NJ – Readington police arrested a local couple at their home last week after finding a “runaway juvenile” hiding inside a van parked at the back of their property, police said. The juvenile was reported missing in Virginia in October, 2018. Police here received a tip that the ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The County Prosecutors in Hunterdon and Warren will host a town hall meeting on May 29. The topics will be those “impacting juvenile justice,” according to a press release. The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. at North Hunterdon High School on Route 31 in Clinton Township. The ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The one-day annual Stream Cleanup organized by Raritan Headwaters Association removed 18 tons of trash, litter and recyclables from almost 80 miles of river, stream and lakefront, the group reports. Cleanup volunteers included individuals, families, scout troops, churches, ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The charges were explosive and prompted coverage by CNN, Huffington Post and at least one New York City television station. The case is even mentioned on Hunterdon Central High School’s Wikipedia page. But a federal judge has ruled against the Arab-Muslim woman who filed a ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Students from Hunterdon Central, North Hunterdon and Delaware Valley high schools were recognized at the recent annual Law Day event sponsored by the Hunterdon County Bar Association. High school seniors competed in an essay contest on the subject of “Free Speech, Free Press and ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Finally, the sun finally came out for the 2019 Hunterdon County Bike to Work – a relief for the 52 riders who registered for the event. A few of the die-hard commuters did in fact brave the lousy weather conditions on Monday and Tuesday and rode to and from work or transit ...

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READINGTON, NJ – State Police are predicting a possible bumper crop of sweet potatoes this year in a rather unlikely place: The median of Route 78 here. That’s because the median was “deluged with Mother Nature's sweet, starchy treats” as a result of a westbound accident on Sunday, police ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A Flemington man is among those sued by the state of New Jersey and a coalition of 43 other states alleging a conspiracy to artificially inflate the prices of more than 100 generic drugs, a violation of federal and state antitrust and consumer protection laws. The suit was ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Flemington Community Jewish Center is planning to honor Hunterdon icon Archie Fagan at a special ceremony on May 26. The event will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Center on Route 523, just opposite the Raritan Township Municipal building. Fagan is a legend in Hunterdon. The ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The Hunterdon Freeholders approved the county’s $88.491 million buget for 2019 at their meeting on Monday, and they didn’t hesitate to tout that the tax rate to support it will remain unchanged. “The 2019 budget … is $330,000 less than the 2013 budget,” said Freeholder Director ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The regular meetings of the Hunterdon Freeholder board are usually brief, quiet affairs. The public rarely attends. Freeholder discussion typically involves recognizing new Eagle Scouts, discussing Parks programs or updates on bridge repairs. But Monday’s Freeholder meeting was ...

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READINGTON, NJ - The Hunterdon County YMCA recently honored six volunteers at its Annual Recognition Event at Stanton Ridge Golf & Country Club here. Over the past year, the Y appreciated the assistance of more than 650 volunteers who dedicated their time, talent, and treasure. Jessica ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – When a Flemington manufacturer of enrichment devices and nutritional supplements, for use with laboratory animal models, was in danger of closing its doors four years ago, Tim Fisher and Dr. Karen Froberg-Fejko went from long-time co-workers of the company to being co-owners of the ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Students in Hunterdon County Polytech’s Teacher Academy and Early Childhood Education programs made a name for themselves – and their school – at this year’s NJ FCCLA State Leadership Conference, held recently in Cherry Hill, All eight of the school’s participants won gold.

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Police here today released details on several recent arrests. Marshall A. Alston, 48, of Flemington was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest around 1:12 a.m. April 12. Patrol Officer Brian Mayer first encountered Alston while running ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The 15th annual Medical Fitness Week is underway now through May 12. As part of the observance,  Hunterdon Health &Wellness Centers are partnering with the Medical Fitness Association and inviting everyonwe to come workout for free during a week-long Open House. Special ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The results are in from Hunterdon’s recent collaborative Take Back Day, part of a national program to collect and properly dispose of expired and unused medications. According to a press release from Hunterdon County Acting Prosecutor Michael J. Williams, Hunterdon collected ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Golf clubs. Cameras. Clothes. Records and CDs. Toys. Small appliances. Those are just a few of things you’ll find if you attend this weekend’s borough yard sale. Flemington is well-known for its yard sales, which it holds twice a year. The town-wide spring yard sale will be ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The future of the borough’s landmark Union Hotel – and by implication the future of the borough itself – may be decided by attorneys and a judge. That’s what could happen, Mayor Betsy Driver said this afternoon, in a post on the borough’s website. She called that, “the worst ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – A borough man has been sentenced on child abuse charges, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Acting Prosecutor Michael J. Williams. Mohamed Osman, 45, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of fourth-degree ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Hunterdon Polytech Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Metz will retire this summer and be replaced by Dr. Todd Bonsall, according to a press release from the school. Metz has held the post for the last 12 years. Since 2014, Bonsall has served as the assistant superintendent for ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The board that runs Flemington Community Partnership had what chair Bob King called a “re-look” this afternoon at its vote to appoint a new Executive Director. The FCP announced in a press release last week that it had chosen Robin Lapidus as the new leader for the group, which ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The Flemington Community Partnership touted the hiring of its new Executive Director in a flowery press release last week, but it isn’t clear that the board followed the law or its own policies before naming her to the post. The action is a sharp departure from the board’s past ...

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