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Hunterdon County Up By 4 COVID Cases Since Friday

July 6, 2020

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County is reporting four more COVID-19 cases since the weekend, bringing the total to 1,085 cases, as of Sunday evening.

 

The county is not reporting any additional fatalities, keeping the total at 69.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 10 cases, 0 deaths
Bethlehem ...

Recent COVID-19 Transmission Flare-Up Could Hit Pause on NJ's Reopening

TRENTON, NJ  — Newly-released COVID-19 figures that show New Jersey maybe heading in the wrong direction could mean the state will be forced to remain in Stage 2 of its recovery plan longer than expected.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Monday during the state’s coronavirus press briefing that the rate of ...

Murphy Cutting Back COVID-19 Press Briefings to 3 Days A Week

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s daily coronavirus press briefings, which began in March, will now be held three days a week, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday afternoon. 

“Unless you hear otherwise, and sadly given the world right now in the state of COVID in the country we may shift courses, but we're going to go to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule beginning ...

Voorhees High School Baseball to Compete in the Last Dance Tournament

July 4, 2020

VOORHEES, NJ - With much promise going into the 2020 baseball season the Vikes were put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In March, they started the season with an amazing basketball game community fundraiser called “Dreams for Kids,” put together with the Voorhees Vikings Baseball Booster Club in coordination with former NFL player and CEO of Dreams for Kids, Lonnie ...

Hunterdon County Prepared for 2020 New Jersey Primary

FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders and residents listening to their teleconference meeting June 16 received a comprehensive take on administration and procedures for the 2020 New Jersey Primary set for July 7, but with a heavy influence of Vote-by-Mail ballots.

Hunterdon County Clerk Mary H. Melfi, a Flemington Borough resident for the last 43 years and a North ...

North Hunterdon seniors drive into their future

CLINTON, NJ - Excitement was high in downtown Clinton as parents, siblings, local businesses and people from surrounding towns showed up to celebrate North Hunterdon High School’s (NHHS) seniors on Friday morning.

On the day that would have been the class of 2020's traditional graduation ceremony on NHHS’s Singley Field, Clinton’s sidewalks and street corners – as ...

New South Hunterdon Superintendent Speaks on Reopening Plans, Sports, New Course Work

July 7, 2020

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ - Anthony Suozzo was named in March as the new superintendent for the South Hunterdon Regional School District.

He spoke to TAP about his background and plans for the coming school year.

TAP: Superintendent Suozzo, can you share some of your background information?

Suozzo: I have spent the last 23 years working in the Hopewell Valley Regional School District. During my ...

Jewelry Design Helps Hunterdon County Polytech Student Earn Second Consecutive Scholarship from Area Rotary Clubs

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Laura Adams, a recent graduate of the Commercial Arts and Advertising Design program at Hunterdon County Polytech Career and Technical High School, has received back-to-back scholarships from local Rotary Clubs. Adams received the same scholarship in 2019 and 2020 as a participant in the Bridging the Gap Program, which is ...

Hunterdon County Prepared for 2020 New Jersey Primary

FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders and residents listening to their teleconference meeting June 16 received a comprehensive take on administration and procedures for the 2020 New Jersey Primary set for July 7, but with a heavy influence of Vote-by-Mail ballots.

Hunterdon County Clerk Mary H. Melfi, a Flemington Borough resident for the last 43 years and a North ...

All-Star Stand Up Comedy “Under the Stars” Saturday July 18th in Flemington

July 6, 2020

You’ve been stuck at home for the last three months now you need to laugh! 

ComedyWorks Entertainment and Chimney Rock Inn are partnering to present an All-Star Stand Up Comedy “Under the Stars” Saturday, July 18th in the parking lot of the location in Flemington! Doors open 8 pm, Showtime 8:30 pm.

Tickets are just $25, and you can use the code ALLSTARCOMEDY for a ...

Some Thoughts on Leadership in the Borough

July 6, 2020

To the Editor:

I came across your recent statement challenging my service on Council as "false and baseless." Better role-models would urge caution in answering what is truly baseless criticism of my work and ideas, as it could otherwise leave no time for constructive work. “But since you are [people] of genuine goodwill and that your criticisms are sincerely set ...

Thoughts from a Taxpayer

To the Editor:

I read the recent news item that Chris Walker is resigning from the Flemington-Raritan School District (FRSD) Board of Education. Aside from his presence on the school board, I don’t know Mr. Walker and I did not vote from him in the most recent election. Nonetheless, I will miss any voice that calls for fiscal discipline and prudent management of taxpayer funds.

In the ...

Flemington Council Members Respond to Letter Regarding Council's Accountability

To the Editor:

The three of us would like to set the record straight on an issue that Councilman Harris has decided to include us in. We do not wish to add to the incessant debate over the blue line. It is gone. We are focusing on the constructive work of making sure Flemington Borough’s government functions properly. We are also focused on consensus building, respectful communication, ...

Mayor Says No To Accountability

To the Editor:

You know the situation where one person says, “It not about you, it’s me.” This is not one of those stories...

Mayor Driver challenges the assertion I made at the June 22 Flemington Borough Council meeting. I stated that the cost to remove Flemington’s blue line, ordered by Mayor Driver without prior council approval, was excessive, and cost taxpayers ...

Resident: No Public in Meetings as Residents Getting Cut Out of Policy Decisions

To the Editor:

Regarding: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/flemington-slash-raritan/sections/hunterdon-county-news/articles/hunterdon-county-getting-prepared-for-highlands-regional-plan-conformance-public-meeting-to-come

Once again, Freeholder director Shaun Van Doren and former director Matt Holt are doing an end-run around the county's municipalities on a state-level plan that will ...

The Lies of Councilman Harris

To the Editor:
 

It’s unfortunate TAPInto Flemington is choosing to use inflammatory language and is failing to confirm assertions by Councilman Harris in articles regarding the removal of the blue line on Main Street.  Calling the disagreement over the blue line “unrest” reflects bias and projection on the part of the reporting. It may be an ongoing ...

Community Conversations: How to Stay Safe this Summer

Is your family ready to enjoy summer – safely? On this Community Conversation, Atlantic Health System’s Christopher Zipp, DO, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Morristown Medical Center, and a physician with Atlantic Medical Group shares some important tips on summer safety, and why, as we coexist with COVID-19 – if you don’t have a family doctor – you ...

Community Conversations: Important Guidelines for Returning to Sports and Activities

After the last few months it’s understandable we’re itching to restart our old fitness routines or get back to the sports activity we love. But there are some important guidelines to know before hitting the gym or the playing field. During this Community Conversation, Matthew Martinez, MD, Director, Atlantic Health System Sports Cardiology Program, Morristown Medical Center and Damion ...

Jewelry Design Helps Hunterdon County Polytech Student Earn Second Consecutive Scholarship from Area Rotary Clubs

July 4, 2020

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Laura Adams, a recent graduate of the Commercial Arts and Advertising Design program at Hunterdon County Polytech Career and Technical High School, has received back-to-back scholarships from local Rotary Clubs. Adams received the same scholarship in 2019 and 2020 as a participant in the Bridging the Gap Program, which is ...

Hunterdon County Prepared for 2020 New Jersey Primary

FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders and residents listening to their teleconference meeting June 16 received a comprehensive take on administration and procedures for the 2020 New Jersey Primary set for July 7, but with a heavy influence of Vote-by-Mail ballots.

Hunterdon County Clerk Mary H. Melfi, a Flemington Borough resident for the last 43 years and a North ...

Hunterdon County GIS, Planning and Parks Upgrading Digital Resources

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - On June 2, Executive Director of the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission Carrie Fellows provided the freeholder board with updates on the Division of Planning and Land Use, as well as projects and programming to benefit emergency operations through the use of advanced global mapping and interactive software.

Fellows spoke about the many contributions of ...

Rutgers, Named for a Slave Owner, Will Keep its Name, Says University's First Black President

July 7, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Even in this era where statues of explorers are being dismantled, schools named after presidents are being rebranded and sports teams are replacing racially insensitive nicknames, don't expect Rutgers to change its name.

The subject was raised to new university president Jonathan Holloway at a news conference on Monday at Winants Hall - the very building Rutgers' ...

Recent COVID-19 Transmission Flare-Up Could Hit Pause on NJ's Reopening

TRENTON, NJ  — Newly-released COVID-19 figures that show New Jersey maybe heading in the wrong direction could mean the state will be forced to remain in Stage 2 of its recovery plan longer than expected.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Monday during the state’s coronavirus press briefing that the rate of ...

Murphy Cutting Back COVID-19 Press Briefings to 3 Days A Week

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s daily coronavirus press briefings, which began in March, will now be held three days a week, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday afternoon. 

“Unless you hear otherwise, and sadly given the world right now in the state of COVID in the country we may shift courses, but we're going to go to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule beginning ...