Vol. 126- 2021
August 6, 2021
FREE Electronic Waste Recycling Event
 
Saturday, August 28, 2021
9 am to 1 pm Rain or Shine
Route 12 County Complex, Flemington
 
Purple Lights To Honor National Purple Heart Day August 7th
In Hunterdon
Hunterdon County’s Historic Courthouse in Flemington will be glowing purple in honor of National Purple Heart Day on Saturday, August 7th, as recommended by Commissioner Zach Rich and approved by the Board of Commissioners at the August 3rd meeting.
 
Commissioner Rich, who serves as the Board’s Veterans liaison, said, “The Purple Heart is awarded to those serving in the military who are killed or wounded in action against the enemy. As I considered how this Board, and our County, should honor and recognize those whose sacrifices earned the Purple Heart, I reflected on the deep patriotism of Hunterdon County residents.
 
I am proud to share that patriotism and to be a part of a community that supports and honors those who made sacrifices, particularly the ultimate sacrifice, to help keep this nation free. Lighting up the Courthouse in purple on Saturday is one small way to demonstrate our commitment to those who have received the award."

North County Branch Library

GRUNT: The American Infantryman In 1970

Vietnam-era military paraphernalia to shine
a light on the daily lives of the infantry in Vietnam

Displaying throughout August
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Hunterdon OEM Coordinator Receives
Elite International Recognition
Hunterdon County’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Coordinator Brayden Fahey recently received designation as a Certified Emergency Manager, one of only 2,004 individuals worldwide, from the International Association of Emergency Managers, Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners Deputy Director John E. Lanza reported at the August 3 Board meeting.
 
Lanza, the Board’s liaison for the Public Safety Department, reported, “Mr. Fahey’s professionalism is one of the key reasons the county is so well prepared for emergency response. The designation is the highest honor of professional achievement available from the International Association.
 
Mr. Fahey, who has served as the County’s OEM Coordinator for more than a decade and also serves as the Director of the County’s Department of Public Safety, received the certification as a result of his extensive credentials, personal and professional background achievements, and his successful completion of the required Management Essay and a written examination.”

Updated CDC Recommendations
For COVID-19 Response In
Hunterdon County

Vaccinations And Tests Are Available
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The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends masking for all individuals in indoor public settings in regions with substantial or high community transmission, while the average number of daily COVID-19 positive cases and the number of hospitalized patients have increased within the last 2 weeks in Hunterdon County, the County’s Health Department Director reported to the Board of Commissioners, at the August 3 Board meeting.
 
Department Director Karen DeMarco reported, “As of Sunday, August 1st, Hunterdon County is categorized as a community with substantial community transmission by the CDC, and wearing a mask is recommended for those in indoor public settings, including those fully vaccinated.”

Sheriff Fred W. Brown Announces Hunterdon County 20th Anniversary
9/11 Remembrance Event
Sheriff Fred W. Brown has announced that Hunterdon County will host the 20th Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Event on the Historic Courthouse steps in Flemington, Saturday, September 11th, at 8:30 am. Hunterdon County First Responders who were called into emergency service at the site of the attacks will be honored, as the County traditionally recognizes all those whose lives were taken that day.


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Weekend Events for
August 4th - 8th
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Bridge and Road Closures and Detours

Experience the 579 Trail through a fun-filled event at one of our local farms, vineyards, or markets!

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Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioners and Constitutional Officers
Susan J Soloway
Director
John E Lanza
Deputy Director 
Matt Holt
Shaun C Van Doren
Zach T Rich
 
Mary Melfi
County Clerk
Fred W Brown
Sheriff
Susan J Hoffman
Surrogate

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Renee Robeson
Prosecutor
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