Streamlining Regulations to Promote Hunterdon Development is Study's Goal

March 22, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Efforts to change Hunterdon’s reputation for having “particularly onerous and extensive development processes for businesses” took another step forward at Tuesday’s Freeholder meeting.

Hunterdon County Economic Development Director Marc Saluk told the Freeholders at their meeting Tuesday that whether the reputation is deserved or not, the result ...

PSE&G President Speaks on Future of Energy

RARITAN, NJ - Dave Daly, president and CEO at PSE&G, will speak on the future of energy in New Jersey at the Friday, March 16 Public Policy Luncheon sponsored by the Somerset County Business Partnership in collaboration with the Somerset County Energy Council. 

The luncheon begins at noon at Raritan Valley Country Club, 747 State Route 28.

Daly will discuss how the business ...

Developer Seeks 'Eminent Domain' of Flemington's Union Hotel

FLEMINGTON, NJ -  Don’t call it condemnation. Borough Attorney Barry Goodman said the proper term is “eminent domain.”

But whatever you call it, Borough Council may consider an action that it previously said it didn’t contemplate -  using its authority to transfer control of the Union Hotel to Jack Cust’s Urban Renewal, LLC, its designated redeveloper ...

State Regulators Plan JCP&L Hearing in Hunterdon

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Jersey Central Power & Light seems to have restored power to those left in the dark after winter storm Riley struck on March 2, but the Ohio-based electric utility still has challenges to face.

That includes facing the outcry from the public and elected officials who are critical of JCP&L’s recent power restoration efforts.

In Hunterdon, its critics ...

JCP&L: No Power Until March 14 for Some Hunterdon Homes

FLEMINGTON, NJ. –Jersey Central Power & Light announced this afternoon that an additional 400 utility workers will arrive today to help it restore electric service.

At the same time, the company said in a press release that all customers who lost power a week ago – on Friday, March 2 – will have service restored “by late tomorrow night.”

Everyone else in ...

JCP&L Erects 'Mini-City' in Hunterdon

RARITAN TWP., NJ – As some people in Hunterdon enter their fifth day without power, comparisons to 2012’s Superstorm Sandy are inevitable. Jersey Central Power & Light has made substantial progress; spokesperson Ron Marano said this morning the company has restored service to 195,000 customers.

And in Hunterdon, where more than 30,000 JCP&L customers were in the dark at the ...

Liberty Village Buyer is Working in the Shadows

FLEMINGTON, NJ – It’s been one of Hunterdon’s longest-brewing rumors.

It has been so widespread that last week, Flemington Car & Truck Country founder and chairman Steve Kalafer denied being part of it – without even being asked.

But at yesterday’s Borough Council meeting, Flemington tax assessor Ed Kerwin confirmed that a buyer has a contract in place to ...

Kalafer Talks Liberty Village, Union Hotel, Hunterdon's Future, at Business Meeting

FLEMINGTON, NJ – He had just returned from Florida and was on his way to a funeral. But Steve Kalafer made time this afternoon for a free-wheeling, two-way conversation with local business leaders.

Kalafer, the founder and chairman of the Flemington Car & Truck Country and the founding chairman of the Somerset Patriots baseball team – along with a string of other notable ...

'Big Little Railroad Shop' Runs Out of Steam; Store Closing

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Big Little Railroad Shop, an iconic retail store for 27 years and a fixture on Main Street most of those years has run out of steam.

The hobby shop for serious model railroaders, which first opened in 1991, is selling out its inventory at reduced prices, and will close its doors at 63 W. Main St. for the final time on Sunday, Feb. 25.

Owner Jen Lush and her ...

Raritan Township Man is New Jersey's Outstanding Young Farmer

RARITAN TWP. -- Jeff Bowlby, a Raritan Township hay and grain producer, has been chosen as New Jersey’s 2018 Outstanding Young Farmer by the state Board of Agriculture. He was honored at the New Jersey State Agricultural Convention in Atlantic City.

Bowlby, a son of Ron and Kathy Bowlby, has been officially involved in agriculture since at age 13, when he started milking cows for ...

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