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Mercer County News

July 28, 2022

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- If you're a Mercer County resident over the age of 60, or a caregiver for an elderly individual, Mercer County wants to hear from you in the annual Office on Aging's Needs Assessment survey.  The Mercer County Office on Aging/Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler welcomed six new officers to the ranks on Friday after the Mercer County Police Academy's commencement ceremonies were held a day earlier for the 27th basic class of police officers that included 43 total officers.  Each new officer accepted the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello urges area residents planning travel to apply for their U.S. passport now. Each year, says Sollami Covello, numerous Mercer County residents embark on trips to areas that require valid ...

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HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Mark your calendar for the return of the two-day annual Mercer County 4-H Fair that will bring the best of animals, food and fun to the community for the 103rd year.  The Mercer County 4-H Fair will be held on Saturday, July 30 between 10:00a.m and 8:00p.m. and Sunday, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In commemoration of the July 4th Independence Day holiday, Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello’s Office will be providing free Veterans ID cards for Mercer County residents.  The IDs will be issued for free between July 5 and July 15, on weekdays between 8:30a.m. and ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Mercer County residents only have a couple more weeks to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that can reduce home energy costs for low-and-moderate income families.  Applications for LIHEAP are due before June 30 by completing the ...

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HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ  -- Mercer County's Howell Living History Farm will commemorate Juneteenth, the celebration of the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans, on Saturday, June 18 with a tour of a circa-1790 farrmhouse and a wagon ride on historical lands from the era. The farm is part of ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- The Mercer County Park Commission is seeking donations for the Summer Camp Scholarship program recently launched in a partnership with the Outdoor Equity Alliance to provide opportunities for all Mercer County residents to have access to its programs. The scholarship program ...

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TRENTON, NJ --   The Mercer County Improvement Authority (MCIA) is once again helping area residents safely get rid of household hazardous materials and electronics taking up space in their homes by hosting a waste disposal recycling collection.  On Saturday, June 4 between 8 a.m. and 2 ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ -- The Mercer County Park Commission's marina and spray park are now open until Labor Day. The spray park opened at the end of the summer last year. It includes a fun and colorful water park includes shade structures with tables underneath and a variation of in-ground sprays, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Beginning on June 1, older adults in Mercer County will ve able to apply for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, which provides vouchers for the purchase of fresh, nutritious, unprepared foods such as fruits, vegetables and herbs to low-income older adults. "With foods ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Mercer County is expanding their community outreach center in Hamilton Township -- the Mercer County Connection -- in order to better serve residents, officials have announced. Once complete, the County Connection office will be approximately 4,000 square feet.  Located in the ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- 105 pounds of unused or expired drugs were collected at the recent "Drug Take-Back Day" that urges residents to safely clean out their medicine cabinets, Sheriff Jack Kemler announced. The disposed medications ranged from daily blood pressure medications to dangerous opiate ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- After two years of providing meals in a "grab-and-go" set up the Mercer County Nutrition Program for Older Adults will resume in-person lunches at nine of its locations, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced. "The pandemic required us to exercise creativity in ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Meeting high standards in correctional health care has earned the Mercer County Correction Center (MCCC) once again with accreditation from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced compliance with NCCHC’s Standards for ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Include document shredding to your spring cleaning chore list by safely disposing of documents at this weekend's Shred Day held by the Mercer County Improvement Authority (MCIA). The county agency hold events throughout the year to help residents dispose of papers and confidential ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — The Trenton-Mercer Airport will soon get their much-anticipated new passenger terminal after getting their green light for design and construction from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), according to County Executive Brian M. Hughes. “This is great news for Trenton-Mercer ...

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HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ  – The Mercer County Park Commission recently received five awards at the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association (NJRPA) Annual Awards Ceremony where they were honored for programming, recreation, design, visual and cultural arts at the Mercer County Wildlife Center, ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Anyone who has filled up their car's gas tank in the last week likely had a little sticker shock as gas prices steadily rise because of global economic factors. To make sure that area gas stations are "playing by the rules" and taking advantage of customers, Mercer County ...

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TRENTON, NJ  — Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes presented his proposed $358 million county budget to the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night. The proposed spending plan stays within the state-mandated 2-percent cap and would result in no increase to the tax levy. Of the total budget, ...

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HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Mercer County Park Commission will be working with the New Jersey Forest Fire Service to perform prescribed burning at Mercer Meadows and Baldpate Mountain over a two to three-day period until the spring months.  Prescribed burns will be administered to the Pole Farm ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Love was in the air at Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello's office this Valentine's Day. Justin and Laura Gage got remarried on Valentine's Day -- which happens to be the birthday of their middle son -- by Sollami Covello.  The twice wedded couple first met in graduate ...

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TRENTON, NJ  - Mercer County is partnering with the AARP and VITA to provide local residents with offer free income tax preparation assistance to help them prepare and file their 2021 taxes. The AARP Foundation provides Tax-Aides to assist people with low to moderate incomes with 2018 tax ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello urged homeowners to consider enrolling in the state's assistance program if they are struggling to pay their mortgage or property taxes due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Phil Murphy recently announced that more than $325 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Improvements are coming to the Trenton Transit Center. The improvements are part of a $29 million contract approved on Monday by the NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors to rehabilitate two existing platforms and their associated canopies, elevators, and escalators, as well as to convert ...

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HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Mercer County Park Commission is undertaking a Community Based Deer Management (CBDM) program to improve forest understory and the overall ecological condition of natural areas through deer reductions beyond standard state hunting regulations.  The Commission's ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The diversity of Mercer County was seen in the scope of stories that came from all corners of the county.  Whether it was improvements to county facilities, the hard work of Mercer County law enforcement, intense weather, or the health department, there was no shortage of ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- The continued spread of COVID-19 is once again impacting the availability of some Mercer County services ranging from recycling pick-up to in-person library access to skating at the ice rink.   On Tuesday, the Mercer County Improvement Authority notified residents whose ...

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TRENTON, NJ  -- Notaries public who need to take their oath of office for new or renewed credentials will be able to continue to do so through Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello's "Notary Nights" next year.   To be sworn in by Mercer County Clerk’s Office staff as a new notary, ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Scores of children will receive a new toy, game, or gift this Christmas thanks to the generosity of Mercer County residents and employees who donated hundreds of gifts through the County's annual Holiday Toy Drive with the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program and the Mercer ...

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