Mercer County News

July 13, 2021

HOPEWELL, NJ -- On Monday, the Mercer County Park Commission released draft Master Plan for the Moores Station Quarry, located in Hopewell Township adjacent to Baldpate Mountain. During the past year, the Mercer County Park Commission and a team of consultants performed environmental research on ...

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HOPEWELL, NJ -- The 102nd annual Mercer County 4-H Fair will be open between 10:00a.m. and 8:00p.m. on Saturday, July 31, and between 10:00a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 1 at the Mercer County Park Commission's Howell Living History Farm. The Farm is located on Valley Road, just off Route 29, ...

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HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP —Get ready to ride with the sun and breeze on your face with the bike-share program at several locations in Mercer County.  Through a partnership with Mercer County, The Mercer County Park Commission and Verve, the bike-share program allows visitors to rent bikes to use in these ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Members of the public are invited to join Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and the Mercer County Office of Veteran Services in retiring the Stars and Stripes on American flags that are no longer able to be respectfully flown.  “The flag of the United States symbolizes the ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Through a collaboration with the Mercer County Park Commission, the African American Cultural Collaborative, and the Outdoor Equity Alliance, Juneteenth will be commemorated at the Mercer County Stables. Juneteenth marks the date - June 19, 1865 -- that many consider ...

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TRENTON, NJ  -- Older adults in Mercer County will once again be able to receive fresh-produce checks that will enable them to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables at participating farm stands under the Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mercer ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Mercer County will be accepting applications for the Universal Service Fund (USF) Program to help residents cover the cost of certain utility bills until the end of the month. Residents who pay their own heating costs, and meet the income guidelines, may be eligible to receive ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ -- Mercer County will be making improvements to Clarksville Road (CR-638) beginning at Quakerbridge Road (CR 533) and Meadow Road to fix deteriorated pavement surface conditions. The roadway will be milled at resurfaced.  The Mercer County Department of Transportation and ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Mercer County will host it's annual Memorial Day on Sunday to honor the members of the Armed Forces who serve to protect our country.  “I encourage everyone to pause during the holiday weekend to honor the men and women of our armed forces who gave their lives protecting our ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The Mercer County Park Commission is holding its third public hearing on the proposed plan for the Moores Station Quarry Park. At the hearing, the Commission's consultant team will present a draft master plan for the 1,000-acre site that is based upon input from more than 675 survey ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes tipped his hat to the men and women at Mercer County Correction Center in honor of National Correctional Officers Week. Hughes honored the Officers for "all they do to keep our community safe while representing Mercer County with pride, ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced on Friday that the bridge on Church Street over Doctors Creek in Hamilton Township was reopened to the motoring public with the project coming in under budget. Officially known as Bridge No. 672.2 on Church Street, the structure ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In commemoration of the ongoing National Volunteer Week, Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes praised 200 local residents who have served as members of the Mercer Medical Reserve Corps during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Mercer’s Medical Reserve Corps is a team of volunteers who ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes recently announced that his Administration has begun planning how to their federal portion of American Rescue Plan (ARP.)  The County is slated to receive $71 million from the federal COVID-19 relief package that President Biden recently signed ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Brian M. Hughes encouraged the community to commemorate Public Health Week that will be held between April 5 and 9. When the first COVID-19 (coronavirus) case in Mercer County in March 2020, the Division of Public Health and its partners have worked tirelessly to get ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes recently announced an upcoming information session on health careers. The program will be held in a partnership between the Mercer County One Stop Career Center and Mercer County Community College (MCCC,)  Participants in the Health Career ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Two local residents have stepped up to serve on Mercer County oversight commissions.  Antonio Martinez, of Robbinsville, is now a member of the Mercer County Park Commission and Eduardo Gittens, of Hamilton, will serve as a member of the Mercer County Board of Social Services.  In ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- On March 11, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes presented his administration’s proposed 2021 budget -- a $332.2 million spending plan -- to the County Board of Commissioners. The proposed budget keeps the County under the state-mandated two percent cap and would result in no ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Because of continued financial need by many renters during the current economic climate, Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes announced on Wednesday that the deadline to receive assistance for unpaid rent or utility bills has been extended.  Help is available through the Emergency ...

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TRENTON, NJ  -- Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced on Friday that assistance will be available for residents facing evictions as a result of the financial hardships caused by the virus induced economic crisis. The County has been awarded nearly $11 million to help local renters avoid ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The Mercer County Board of County Commissioners recently unanimously passed a resolution co-sponsored by County Executive Brian M. Hughes condemning hate and extremism particularly demonstrated through the January 6 domestic terrorism incident on the United State Capitol in ...

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The loss of long-time former Mayor Jack Rafferty rippled throughout Mercer County on Thursday. He is being remembered as a life-long public servant, influential local official, mentor and friend. He was the longest serving mayor in Hamilton Township at more than two decades ...

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HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ  – In a nod to thoughtful planning by the Mercer County Park Commission, the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (NJASLA) recently awarded it with the 2021 Chapter Award for the Miry Run Ponds Master Plan -- also known as Dam Site 21. The Park ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- To continue to connect employees to their work sites, Mercer County announced on Friday the expansion of its Route 130 Connection bus service. The bus route, which is funded through an annual New Jersey Transit grant and Mercer County funds, has undergone improvements and changes to ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes delivered his annual State of the County remarks to the County Board of Commissioners Thursday. While the continuing global health pandemic took much of the focus Hughes also spent time looking toward the future that he hopes includes number of ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) received a positive rapid antigen test result for COVID-19 on Monday, according to a press release from her office. She believes she was exposed during protective isolation in the U.S. Capitol building as a result of insurrectionist ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ -- The Mercer County Park Commission announced on Friday that registration is now open for the 2021 Rutgers Environmental Steward program. The program prepares adult volunteers to tackle environmental issues in their local community by offering training in climate change, soil ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- On Wednesday, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced three additional days of free COVID-19 (coronavirus) saliva testing for County residents age 14 or older and first responders or health care workers employed in Mercer County. The tests are offered in partnership with ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ -- Some parts of the Mercer County Park system are closed for another six weeks while deer management is in effect. Mercer Meadows, Roebling Park, and portions of Mercer County Park however will remain accessible for passive recreation during these times. According to the Mercer ...

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