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'Luggage Factory' Could Be Hunterdon's First Pot Shop

June 21, 2018

RARITAN TWP., NJ – A question about opening a marijuana dispensary on Route 202-31 has prompted officials here to consider whether they want such businesses in the township.

An informal inquiry was made to the township’s Planning and Zoning Department about locating such a business in the former Luggage Factory building, Mayor Mike Mangin said at Tuesday’s Township Committee ...

Hunterdon County Considers Building New Ballfields

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Things are changing at the county’s Department of Planning, Economic Development and Land Use.

Last month, the Hunterdon Freeholders named Barbara M. Vogel, a licensed Professional Planner and Professional Engineer, as its new director.

In that role, Vogel replaces Sue Dziamara, who retired. Vogel will oversee the county’s Divisions of Parks and ...

New County Budget Almost $1 Million Less Than Last Year

FLEMINGTON, NJ -  Hunterdon's Freeholders approved their 2018 budget yesterday afternoon. The $87.78 million spending plan is about $982,000 less than last year’s $88.76 million county budget.

It is the fifth consecutive year that the Freeholders have cut the budget.

The savings is the result of “cost savings and financial planning,” said Freeholder Director Matt ...

Flemington Council to Vote on 2018 Budget ... Again

FLEMINGTON, NJ -  Borough Council is expected to vote on this year’s budget at its next meeting on May 29. It will be the second time this year that it’s tried to approve a budget.

In an unusual event last month, Council defeated its own budget, 3 to 2. Borough Chief Financial Officer Bill Hance said it was the first time he’d seen such a defeat here.

At its last ...

Hunterdon Ditches Its Century Link Phone System

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Do you think your phone plan is expensive?

County government here spent $405,000 on its phones last year, but a report from last year’s technology assessment suggested there could be savings to be had.

At the May 14 Hunterdon Freeholder meeting, the board awarded a contract to AT&T for a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telecommunications ...

Clover Hill Sports Complex Faces Increasing Opposition

RARITAN TWP., NJ -  The red signs are popping up all over the Clover Hill section of the township. Residents are attending Township Committee meetings by the dozen.

They’re part of the effort of a growing coalition that objects to an athletic complex proposed for Clover Hill Park, 115 acres of open space owned by the county.

Conceived by a group established by the Township ...

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Trump Border Policy Wrong, Counterproductive

June 20, 2018

To the editor:

As an educator and a child-advocate, I have been at the forefront of the immigration debate over the past decade. And while I have always advocated for a comprehensive solution, I never thought any opposing plans were morally wrong; until now!

The Trump policy of separating children from their parents at the border is morally wrong and counter-productive from a public ...