Flemington/Raritan Top Stories

June 15, 2021

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon County’s government has taken a stand in unison with regional and statewide land conservation associations and nonprofits, environmental advocates and more in calling for the state legislature to re-examine three proposed bills that are presently under consideration in ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioners approved a proclamation June 1 honoring the service, commitment to law enforcement and professionalism exhibited by Acting County Prosecutor Michael J. Williams upon his retirement from the position, after a long and distinguished ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Girl Scout Troop 80531 members earned their Bronze Award in May, the highest award a junior-level girl scout can earn. The members of the troop have been working since the fall, and spent most of the school year working through Zoom on the project. The goal of the project was to ...

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WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ — After a low-scoring first half, Hunterdon Central got its offensive attack in gear in the second half and went on to a 7-2 boys lacrosse victory over Southern Regional in the NJSIAA Group 4 championship game Thursday night. Dylan Johnson and Sean Creter scored two goals ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Due to heat advisories this week, Dr. Kari McGann, superintendent of Flemington-Raritan Regional School District, advised at Monday night’s school board meeting that students, staff and faculty can remove their face coverings when needed to breathe easier during extreme ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Eighth grade students at J.P. Case Middle School were recognized in the annual Scholarship Awards Assembly June 4. Presented with awards were: Yashkas Award Aram Filipiak Neve Fraunberger Owen Mayrides Norton Scholarship Award Natalie Phelan Kindness ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon County Commissioner Shaun C. Van Doren announced June 1 that he and commissioner J. Matthew Holt are working with county staff to prepare for a hefty allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds from the federal government to the county. None of the funding can be used ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - According to unofficial results from Hunterdon County, incumbent Caitlin Giles-McCormick and Elizabeth Rosetti have received enough votes to win the two open Democratic nominations to run for council in November's elections. Giles-McCormick received 128 votes, and Rosetti ...

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RARITAN, TWP, NJ - The mayor and township committee of Raritan recognized five employees for milestones in their careers. Samuel Lavoie was recognized for 18 years of service with the Department of Public Works. Raritan Mayor Gary Hazard commended Lavoie for his “service, efforts and ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ. - Primary elections will be held Tuesday, and the only local race for nominations is in Flemington Borough. There are two seats open on the Flemington Borough Council this year. Democratic incumbent Caitlin Giles-McCormick is running for the nomination alongside Elizabeth ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - As the end of school year 2020-2021 approaches, a look back on the outstanding achievements of a recent graduate and a prestigious scholarship conferred to a young woman pursuing a STEM career was highlighted at the June 1 Hunterdon County commissioners’ meeting. Jessica ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Township Committee introduced its first reading of the 2021-2022 wage and salary plan June 1, setting salaries for municipal employees. The plan will be up for a final vote June 15. The salaries are set at: Mayor at $7,400 Township committee member at ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County Health Director Karen DeMarco provided a comprehensive update on the public health emergency status and the ongoing county-led vaccination efforts at the Rt. 12 clinic site June 1. DeMarco explained the low positivity rates in the county. Although the ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The next Flemington Borough Council meeting will likely be held in person as the state returns to some sense of normalcy. Flemington Emergency Management Coordinator Brian McNally noted indoor gathering capacity limits will be lifted as of June 4, and mask mandates for ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington Borough Council approved its $6.52 million budget May 24, and also amended it to reflect a more than $80,000 deficit to the water budget due to a governor’s order that did not allow the municipality to disconnect users for nonpayment. Resident and former council ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - Raritan Township held a special ceremony and wreath laying Monday at the memorial at the municipal building to honor those who gave their lives in service to this country. The ceremony was held Memorial Day Monday. Members of the township committee honored and acknowledged ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - In May, Hunterdon County Commissioner J. Matthew Holt made a welcome announcement for Flemington and Raritan Township residents and families that Hunterdon County’s summer 2021 “Music Under the Stars” free public concerts are now going to be held at Deer Path Park, in ...

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HUNTERDON, NJ - Over the past year, live performances have completely stopped as the pandemic prevented people from gathering. But now, a group of students from Hunterdon Central Regional High School, and others around New Jersey, are showing the power of musicians and the state’s young adults, ...

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Flemington Summer Book Fest: Borough Opens New Chapter On The Arts The East Coast’s largest Memorial Day Book Festival, Flemington Summer Book Fest, will be returning to the Borough Memorial Day Weekend, Friday May 28 through Monday May 31. Nearly 2,000 bibliophiles are expected to visit ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - With the Republican and Democratic primary elections in New Jersey coming up June 8, Hunterdon County’s outlook for election processes and equipment over the long term was a subject of discussion as new investment potential was presented. At the Board of County Commissioners’ ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon County plans to launch a soft reopening of the Hunterdon County senior center facility, in Flemington, June 7, after more than 14 months of the center remaining closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A strategic, safety-oriented reopening plan was approved by the Board ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - A small group of young adults held a rally outside the Hunterdon County Democratic Party Committee office, in Flemington, May 22 to urge President Joe Biden to stop the construction of the Line 3 pipeline. The pipeline, according to a release, transports crude oil from Alberta, ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon Regional Central High School Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeffrey Moore announced that a recording of the anti-bias training provided to staff and teachers in February has been posted online on the district’s dedicated website focused on its work on Equity, Racism and ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - Raritan Township’s sewer capacity remains in limbo as the township awaits the outcome of a lawsuit against the NJ DEP’s new C1 stream designation, Raritan Township Municipal Utility Authority Chair John Tully told the township committee Tuesday. “There is no additional sewer ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon County Health Department’s drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Rt. 12 County Complex in Raritan Township has administered over 16,000 first and second combined doses of vaccines through almost 60 clinic dates. Last week, a COVID public health and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Flemington resident Judy Gold was honored by Bridgewater-based Roman Jewelers and Brooklyn jewelry designer Freida Rothman to honor Women of Strength in the local community. The event was planned in celebration of Mother's Day and honored Gold and Hillsborough resident Courtney ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington-Raritan parents Monday night expressed hopes that their children will get more breaks from masks with the governor’s relaxation of mask mandates in the state. On Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order eliminating the requirement of use of masks in outdoor ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon Central Regional High School is continuing to plan its Class of 2021 prom and graduation ceremony, carrying high hopes for all students and families to attend in-person, with fewer restrictions in-place for outdoor activities noted in the recent update from Gov. Phil ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon Central Regional High School held its annual musical performance with "Some Enchanted Evening … A Celebration of the Songs of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein." The performance was held last week outdoors at Stewart Field, with performances of different songs ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The potential buyer of the borough-owned Filling Station at 144 Main Street asked the Flemington Borough Council May 10 to help pay the cost of unanticipated cleanup of the site. Skylar Bird, of Lambertville, hopes to buy the former gas station to make it a restaurant.

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