Flemington/Raritan Top Stories

June 3, 2020

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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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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