Vol. 105 - 2020
December 10, 2020
Hunterdon County’s 9-1-1 Dispatchers
Recognized By International
Public Safety Organization
For Diligence On The Job
Hunterdon County’s Communications Division, the 9-1-1 dispatch center, was recognized by the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) for their consistent dedication and distinguished service during the COVID-19 pandemic, Freeholder Matt Holt reported at a recent Freeholder meeting.

Freeholder Holt, the Board’s liaison to the County Public Safety Department, said, “Communications operators have been an integral part of the front lines team during the pandemic. Their dedication to the community has been highlighted by the fact that they haven’t been able to work remotely, showing up for each and every shift, serving all of us here in Hunterdon County.”

Visit Hunterdon Main Streets website to experience Hunterdon County's historic and charming downtowns!
Explore unique shops, farm to table dining, art, historic museums and so much more!

Hunterdon Recycling Drop Off Programs Conducted Safely And Successfully During 2020
Despite the challenges of the covid-19 pandemic, Hunterdon County’s recycling unit held five safe and successful drop off events this year for Electronics and Household Hazardous Waste, Freeholder Deputy Director Susan Soloway recently reported.

Freeholder Soloway, the Health Department liaison, said, “These drop off programs are free of charge to residents. They are funded through a state recycling grant and, most importantly, they keep these waste products from being dumped in open spaces or along the roadside.

The recycling program recorded almost 1,000 residents and more than 43 tons of electronic waste was dropped off in March and more than seven hundred residents dropped off over 35 tons of electronic waste in June.”

Hunterdon - HMG
COVID-19 Test Site

December 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th and 31st 1 - 5pm

December 14th, 21st and 28th 4 - 8 pm

No prescription necessary for those with
frequent contact with the public.

121 Route 31S Suite 100 Raritan Township
Make an appointment by calling

Walmart in Flemington is offering at home COVID-19 test kits
through their pharmacy curb-side pick-up services.
  Visit MyQuestCOVIDTest.com for an appointment and instructions

The following CVS locations are offering COVID-19 Testing.
  1. 190 Highway 31, Flemington, NJ 08822
  2. 234 NJ State Highway, RT 202, Flemington, NJ 08822
  3. 798 Route 202, Flemington, NJ 08822
  4. 1 Cherry Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530

to schedule an appointment.

For additional testing locations or methods of testing
in neighboring counties, or statewide.
Hunterdon VoTech District Applying for Grant to Build New Facility at North Hunterdon,
Leave Bartles Corner Campus 
Hunterdon County Vocational School District Superintendent Todd Bonsall recently explained to the freeholder board an educational and facilities development strategy that would see the county’s program leave its Flemington Bartles campus in the future and seek larger space accommodations at North Hunterdon High School.

Freeholder J. Matthew Holt told his colleagues and Bonsall that trends in the county’s workforce development are at the front of the discussion, as Hunterdon County’s population grew in the last 30 years of the 20th century, but at that time VoTech was established along that timeframe.

Over the long haul, he sees many benefits to the proposal.

“As far back as 10 years ago, we had said we need to find a better solution, and when will we find a direction for the PolyTech school,” he said. “But when we actually looked at cost per-education-hour that a student is receiving, it was tremendous. While it is being pointed out that the project when it is completed will be cost neutral and the county will be ahead minus the rental cost, the greater asset is that we are going to increase educational hours and create a much more normal educational scenario for every one of the PolyTech students, allowing students to get the greatest, broadest spectrum of education that they can have and to make the best decisions they can at that age, as to what their career paths may look like.”

*story credit: Rikki Massand, Tapinto, Flemington/Raritan
Stay up to date with who is open this holiday season along the trail!
Visit our holiday openings page on our website!

Hunterdon County Health Team Preparing To Administer COVID-19 Vaccines When Available

Thanks to years of preparation and training, Hunterdon County’s Health Department and Office of Emergency Management (OEM) are ready to establish a Point of Dispensing (POD) site for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, once the immunizations are made available, Freeholder Board Deputy Director Susan J. Soloway reported at the December 1st Freeholder meeting.
information & updates
Bridge and Road Closures and Detours

10th Annual Gingerbread Competition Public's Choice

The 10th Annual Gingerbread Competition, sponsored by the Friends of the Hunterdon County Library and the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, held its Awards Reception virtually on Tuesday, December 8th.  Entrants could choose from Storybook Land or Hunterdon County Scene, and ribbons were awarded in 8 categories
including Group, Student, and Kids Only.

To watch the reception, visit

People’s Choice voting is live now, visit https://www.hclibrary.us/gingerbread.htm
to view all the creations and vote for your favorite!
Hunterdon County
Senior Services Division
December Virtual Programs

Movies, Artist Series and Workshops, Holiday Concert,
Italian Book Reading, Guitar Jam, Bingo and Scrapbooking
all available online. 
The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Constitutional Officers
Shaun C Van Doren
Susan J Soloway
Deputy Director

Matt Holt
John E Lanza
Zach T Rich

Mary H Melfi
County Clerk
Susan J Hoffman
County Surrogate
Fred W Brown
Michael J Williams
Acting Prosecutor
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