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Hunterdon County News

July 1, 2022

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County is set to fill in the ranks of county administration as veteran county administrator Kevin Davis is retiring, effective July 8. The county commissioners confirmed Frenchtown Mayor and current Deputy Administrator and Clerk of the Commissioner Board Brad ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Former Hunterdon County Prosecutor Sharon Ransavage and a handful of colleagues returned to the Historic Courthouse in Flemington June 21, with plans to speak to the commissioner board regarding approval of a resolution that calls for universal background checks on all gun ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The changing of the guard in Hunterdon County’s administration became official on the first day of summer, and just over two weeks before the current county administrator retires. With a resolution approved June 21, the board of county commissioners appointed deputy county ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – After a decade leading Hunterdon Land Trust (HLT), Patricia Ruby is stepping down as executive director. During her tenure, Hunterdon Land Trust preserved more than 5,000 acres of land, bringing the organization’s total to more than 11,000 acres preserved. She also led HLT’s ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The board of county commissioners approved an initial round of $35,000 in grants to local communities aiming to reinvigorate their base and draw interest for upcoming festivals, community days and other special local-level events. The board awarded seven Rediscover ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - At the June 7 county commissioner board meeting, a group of county residents presented the board with a model resolution advocating for universal background checks on all gun sales and a new, federal-level assault weapon ban on military style firearms. Sharon Ransavage – ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Before rounds of public comments urging support for a federal ban on assault weapons were presented to county officials last week, the governing body noted a few important proactive measures already in place to help keep Hunterdon County’s population safe in the event of an ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution June 7 allocating $300,000 from federal American Rescue Funds to the county’s Department of Human Services in order to expand mental health and other social services, particularly in local schools. The move ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Following the retirement of longtime Hunterdon County commissioner Matt Holt on May 1, the board of county commissioners rounded out its dais with a fifth member June 7. Raritan Township committeeman Jeff Kuhl was sworn in as a new county governing official. Pursuant to ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County Director John Lanza announced Thursday that, in four weeks, county administrator Kevin P. Davis, a Raritan Township resident, will be retiring from his position. According to Lanza, at the June 21 commissioner board meeting, Hunterdon County’s Deputy ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County Library will be presenting its brand new “Book Bikes” at this year’s Community Day, set for South County Park June 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. County library director James Keehbler noted that two bikes were assembled and decorated for the library system ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - For the eighth consecutive year, Hunterdon County has approved a budget void of debt. For the fourth straight year, the county commissioners have maintained the same tax rate, 31.5 cents per $100 of property valuation, first set in 2018. At the May 17 county ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The future of preserved farmland in Hunterdon County’s rolling hills and bucolic landscape continues to evolve with discussions and proposals ahead as the county develops its 2022 Farmland Preservation Plan, with consultants from the Land Conservancy of New Jersey.  ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners Deputy Director, Zach Rich explained the land preservation efforts taking shape through the first half of 2022. “As the county’s Farmland Preservation Plan is updated this year, the preservation of open space continues to be a ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County’s Board of Elections Administrator Beth Thompson was recognized with the New Jersey Association of Counties’ (NJAC) prestigious County Service Award for her service to county government at the organization’s annual awards luncheon May 5 in Atlantic ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County’s tourism and destination marketing efforts continue to expand and lay a foundation for consistent user and viewer engagement. With an approval by the county board May 17, a local firm was hired to develop tourism outreach and present the charm and unique ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners presented two proclamations honoring the establishment of the new chapter of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) in the county, formalized with a ceremony May 15 in Flemington. The county ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - For the past 11 years, Carmel Gettings has dedicated her time and professional life to public services in Flemington and around the greater Hunterdon County community. Now, she is retiring from nonprofit organization Prevention Resources Inc. after serving in the dual ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County honored local first responders with the commissioners’ unanimous approval of a proclamation marking May 15 through May 21, 2022 as “National Emergency Medical Services Week.” The county’s proclamation notes that “access to quality emergency care ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County Board Director John E. Lanza explained the takeaways of his meeting with Gov. Phil Murphy in Lambertville prior to the commissioner meeting May 3. Lanza said he has hopes state and federal officials can partner on efforts to make New Jersey’s communities ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The board of county commissioners has approved funding and regulations for a new grant program – “Rediscover Hunterdon’s Communities” – aimed at driving tourism and commerce into Hunterdon’s 26 municipalities. County officials described the newest Tourism grant program, ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The board of county commissioners, county executive staff and constitutional officers presented proclamations recognizing the dedication and achievements of individuals from the Hunterdon County Department of Public Safety. The first proclamation unanimously approved by ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - To mark the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act Nutrition program this spring, the Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution April 5, noting the tremendous local contributions and efforts of Meals on Wheels in Hunterdon, Inc., on Walter E. Foran ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County is anticipating more progress on the construction upgrades for its Emergency Services Training Center (ESTC) facility in Clinton Township this spring, including the replacement of the existing burn building training facility erected in the 1990s. At the ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - From the Hunterdon County Department of Public Safety, Supervising Public Safety Telecommunicator William “Bill” Powell recently completed the requirements to earn the Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP) designation. The board of county commissioners honored ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners voted to extend the operations of the county’s COVID-19 testing clinic site at the former Pier 1 Imports location, on Reaville Avenue in Flemington. All COVID testing at the site is free and open to any members of the public who ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The board of county commissioners honored resident Donald “Don” F. Reckenbeil for his 24 years of service as the volunteer director of one of America’s best barbershop chorus groups, the Hunterdon Harmonizers. In the course of nearly two-and-a-half decades, starting in ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - After a year working in partnership with the State Conference of the NAACP, the new Hunterdon County chapter is preparing to launch with a special induction ceremony in mid May. “The NAACP of Hunterdon County was formed to ensure the political, educational, social and ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - The Raritan Township Committee recently heard from Raritan Township Local Historians Committee member Pete Kinsella about an upcoming historical event at the Raritan Township Town Hall May 7 at 10 a.m., in which a local high schooler will be presenting some artifacts he has ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County governing body bid farewell and offered its congratulations to retiring county commissioner J. Matthew Holt April 19. Holt served as director of Hunterdon County’s Board of Chosen Freeholders (as the commissioner board was known until January 2021) ...

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