$50,000 Milestone, Expanded Hours for Hunterdon County Clerk

December 6, 2017

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Hunterdon County Clerk Mary Melfi and her staff have demanding jobs.

Melfi told the Freeholders at their meeting yesterday that while revenue so far this year is about $2.35 million, it comes at a price.

This year, “we actually touched 38,626 pieces of paper,” she said, about 10 percent more than last year.

That what’s involved when you’re ...

Freeholder King Won't Seek Re-Election

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Freeholder John King will not seek re-election next year.

The news was revealed in a press release from Patrick Torpey, who is the chairman for the county’s Republican Party.

Before becoming  Freeholder, King served on the Raritan Township Committee, and has served 11 years in elected office.

The press release states that King wrote to the committee ...

Raritan Twp. Committee Votes Against Bills Aimed to Increase Government Transparency

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Officials here voted overwhelmingly Monday to oppose a pair of bills intended to improve government transparency.

The bills pending in the state Senate and Assembly would liberalize the state’s existing Open Public Records Act and Open Public Meetings Act.

The Open Public Records Act, often called OPRA, has been in effect for more than 15 years and requires ...

Flemington Council, Raritan Twp. Committee, School Boards, Freeholder Among Local Hunterdon Races

FLEMINGTON, NJ - While the race for governor, state Senate and Assembly have probably attracted the most attention, voters here will choose candidates for a number of important local offices.

Hunterdon will choose a new Freeholder to replace Rob Walton, who chose not to seek re-election. Republican Shaun Van Doren is facing Democrat Paige Livingston and Libertarian Daniel Heitkamp for one, ...

Public Meetings and Records Rules on Raritan Township Agenda

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Officials here will discuss on Monday whether to notify the state Legislature that Township Committee opposes changes to the state’s existing Open Public Records Act and Open Public Meetings Act. The changes are proposed in a pair of Senate bills with corresponding bills in the Assembly.

Both Acts exist to allow for transparency in government.

The Open Public ...

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