Government

June 4, 2020

A peaceful march in support of Black Lives Matter served as a memorial to George Floyd, who was killed on May 25th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. There have been two weeks of protests in cities across the nation, many culminating in rioting, looting, and destruction of commercial property.  However, ...

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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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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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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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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 - 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 - Cities, towns and boroughs across the country are pleading with residents to fill out the census form and be counted in 2020. For the past 230 years, the Census has worked to count every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories. It is done every 10 years, ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - Looking down what is hopefully a short road back to normalcy, the Raritan Township committee outlined the steps being taken to reopen government operations while keeping residents and employees safe. At the May 4 committee meeting, it was announced that the DPW is back to full ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Instead of one big, knock-out punch, the courts are delivering one blow after another to Friends of Historic Flemington’s fight to save the Union Hotel. On May 6, the Friends lost the third of three court battles against the Borough of Flemington and the Courthouse Square ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - When Kristen Boyce opened her utility bill this quarter it was a shock.   The Flemington resident and about a dozen other locals received hefty water bills that included past shortages in water usage charges. The snafu is still being investigated, but the current assessment ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - Mayor Jeff Kuhl and the entire township committee are in lock step in the decision not to extend the grace period for property taxes in Raritan until June 1. On April 28, Gov. Phil Murphy issued an executive order allowing municipalities to defer property tax payments from May ...

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HUNTERDON, COUNTY, NJ - During the May 5 Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting, J. Matthew Holt, the longest-tenured freeholder having served since 2007, commented that he wants to see a proposal from Gov. Phil Murphy revised substantially in order to allow closed businesses to reopen sooner ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - Chris Phelan, Raritan’s Emergency Management Coordinator reported “good news” at the Raritan Township council meeting Monday.   First, he said, the feedback on the opening of the county and municipal parks was positive. Many people took advantage of the nice weather, but ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - With an eye toward safety for all, but particularly the borough’s veterans, Flemington’s governing body, along with members of VFW Post 7856, have cancelled the traditional Memorial Day parade on May 25 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The VFW said they regret this decision, but ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington Borough Council is still gathering data to make a decision about whether to extend the grace period for tax payments to June 1, as allowed in an executive order announced by Gov. Phil Murphy earlier this week. The order allows municipalities to decide to provide ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - Raritan Township cannot afford to give an additional grace period for tax payments regularly due by May 1, according to Mayor Jeff Kuhl. Gov. Phil Murphy announced an executive order Tuesday allowing municipalities to extend the grace period for payment of municipal property ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington Mayor Betsy Driver is recommending that the borough not allow a grace period for the payment of property taxes because of the borough’s continued responsibility to provide tax payments to the county and the school districts. But she emphasized that the decision will ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington governing body introduced its 2020 municipal budget at the April 27 council meeting. Originally, the budget was scheduled to be introduced during the April 13 council meeting. Instead, Mayor Betsy Driver and CFO William Hance sharpened their pencils and went back ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Once again Flemington leaders went viral on Thursday, offering a public COVID-19 update on Facebook, followed three hours later with a council briefing. Mayor Betsy Driver and Cpl. Brian McNally announced the latest local statistics and answered questions for the 28 viewers ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Residents and council members received separate updates from Mayor Betsy Driver and members of the Flemington Office of Emergency Management Friday. The Facebook COVID-19 briefing, attended by about 27 residents, was conducted in the afternoon by Driver and Dave Guiliani, OEM ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders authorized the Department of Human Services to apply for and be the sub-recipient of $156,000 in matching state grants funds through New Jersey Transit for the period of July 1 through June 30, 2021, in order to fund pieces of the ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington OEM Coordinator Brian McNally led off the borough council meeting on Monday with an announcement that a joint Hunterdon/Somerset County coronavirus testing site has been established at Raritan Valley Community College.   The testing dates currently on the schedule are ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon County officials are pressing for a testing facility for concerned residents, and efforts are underway to push both state and federal governments to act and deliver at least one site and sufficient testing kits and personal protective equipment (PPE) to an area near the ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - County departments continue serving the public during the pandemic, although many employees must now work from home due to social distancing and other state mandates. Some statistics presented during the freeholder board’s April 7 meeting shed light on socio-economic ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Early in the afternoon April 7, Gov. Phil Murphy announced his executive order to close all county and state parks in the Garden State as another measure to enforce social distancing protocol and stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By early evening, Hunterdon ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - Raritan Township has officially closed all of its municipal parks, in coordination with the executive order issued by Gov. Phil Murphy that closed all state and county parks Tuesday. As of Wednesday, all Raritan Township parks are closed as well, including: Blackwell ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – The Raritan Township Committee was advised to follow the state’s lead in closing the township’s parks until further notice as they were updated on the township’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. As of Monday, the state reported Hunterdon County had 234 positive coronavirus ...

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