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'Listening Session' to Replace Flemington Council's Canceled Meeting

September 21, 2018

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Wednesday’s special meeting of Borough Council was unusual for several reasons.

It was an unscheduled meeting, which is not common in  the borough, although it did meet the state-required 48-hour advance notice for such a meeting.

The “sole purpose” of the meeting was to cancel the regular Council meeting planned for Monday, Mayor Phil Greiner ...

PennEast Pipeline is Issue for Malinowski

DELAWARE TWP., N.J. - Tom Malinowski, the Democrat who hopes in November to defeat Rep. Leonard Lance to represent  New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, met with Hunterdon property owners affected by the construction of the PennEast pipeline this week.

He also toured sites that he said are at risk of “grave ecological damage should plans for the pipeline ...

Flemington Council Sets Oct. 9 for Key Vote on Union Hotel Plan

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A divided Borough Council voted to move forward with a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) plan for the Union Hotel redevelopment project at its meeting Tuesday.

The officials also accepted the project’s draft site plan and concept plan.

That means redeveloper Jack Cust and his Flemington Center Urban Renewal, LLC can proceed to the borough Planning Board with ...

Flemington Sign is Reminder of Human Frailty

FLEMINGTON, N.J. - Everybody needs an editor. That's an oft-repeated maxim from those who write for a living.

Sooner or later, every writer learns that while it may be easy to detect an error in someone else's work, it's a much greater challenge to find your own mistakes.

Some writers take the step of proofing their work by working with hard copies, rather than trying to review ...

Objectors Appeal in Union Hotel Lawsuit Ruling

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Calling a Superior Court judge’s opinion “disappointing,” the Friends of Historic Flemington have announced it will appeal the decision he issued last week.  

As first reported by TAPinto Flemington, Judge Michael O’Neill rejected a lawsuit filed by the Friends, who describe themselves as “group of citizens, professionals, business ...

Two Teens Chosen Hunterdon 4-H Ambassadors

EAST AMWELL, N.J. - Rebecca Merriken of Lebanon Township and Ryan Mallea of Readington are this year’s Hunterdon 4-H Ambassadors.

Their selection was announced at the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, held Aug. 22-26 at the Roger K. Everitt Fairgrounds here.

The Hunterdon County 4-H program annually selects teens to represent 4-H as an ambassador for one year. In that role, ...

Hunterdon Sheriff Brown to Tackle Immigration at White House

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Hunterdon County Sheriff Fred W. Brown will be in Washington next week to meet with White House officials on illegal immigration matters, and to urge Congress to act on pending legislation to increase border security.

Brown will join about 50 other sheriffs from across the country at a media event on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning.

Joined by some members of Congress, ...

Judge Rejects Challenge to Union Hotel Redevelopment Plan

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Judge Michael O’Neill issued a ruling this afternoon in favor of Flemington Borough, its Council and Planning Board.

The opinion was in response to a suit that challenged Council’s decision to expand the Union Hotel’s redevelopment area. The properties in the expanded area are all owned by Flemington Fur Co.

The suit was filed in May last year by ...

Flemington Council Approves $605K for Utility Upgrades

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – The borough was one of the first municipalities in Hunterdon to have a sewer system, Mayor Phil Greiner told Borough Council yesterday.

And, some of its parts  are original.

That’s part of the reason Council last night approved borrowing $150,000 for improvements to the borough’s sewer lines along Reaville Avenue.

The work includes site clearing, ...

Hunterdon's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

FLEMINGTON, N.J. - If there's one document that may define Hunterdon's future landscape - both literally and figuratively - it's the CEDS.

CEDS is an acronym for Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, the county's blueprint for growth. Drafted at the direction in 2013 of county Freeholders, it has since been used to support the creation of a county Economic Development ...

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