Vol. 54 - 2019
February 14, 2019
Propane Tank Recycling Program
For County Residents
Saturday, February 23 9 am - 12 noon
Hunterdon Officials Remind Veterans
‘It’s Your Benefit’
$3000 NJ Tax Exemption
Available Again 
Hunterdon County Freeholder Deputy Director and Veterans’ Liaison, John E. Lanza, and Sheriff Fred W. Brown, a U.S. Navy Veteran, have announced an ‘It’s Your Benefit’ public information campaign to remind Veterans that they are again eligible for a $3000 exemption when filing their state income tax forms for 2018.

Lanza said, “We are renewing the effort begun last year by Freeholder Matt Holt and County Clerk Mary Melfi, to make sure all Hunterdon County Veterans know they are eligible for this deserved and significant tax break when they complete their 2018 tax forms. Our Veterans have sacrificed so much to protect the freedom and liberty of the people of our nation, ensuring Veterans are aware of this benefit is the least we can do.”

Sheriff Brown stated, “Unlike some other Veterans’ benefit programs in the State, all who have served in our military qualify for this benefit, regardless of the period served. I encourage my fellow Veterans to avail themselves of this greatly warranted tax break.”

Hunterdon Employees Join
Together To Raise Awareness
About Heart Disease
Wearing red to raise awareness about heart disease, Freeholder Board Director Suzanne Lagay, Freeholders John E. Lanza and Sue Soloway, County Clerk Mary Melfi, Sheriff Fred Brown, and Prosecutor Anthony Kearns III, joined with Hunterdon County employees at a lunchtime Go Red For Women event on February 1 st .

The annual event is held by the American Heart Association to raise awareness that heart disease is the number one killer of women.

Sandra Grenci, Family and Community Health Sciences Educator/Associate Professor, at Hunterdon County's Rutgers Extension Services said, “Individuals can take personal action to help prevent heart disease. Start with a heart healthy diet, engage in moderate physical activity several days a week, manage stress, limit added sugars, saturated fats and salt in your diet and if you are a smoker, seek help to quit.”

Attendees heard a presentation by Jonathan Rhoads of Hunterdon Cardiovascular Associates on preventing heart disease and had the opportunity for blood pressure readings by the County’s Public Health Nurses.

Hunterdon County's North Branch Library Expands Hours,
Open Sundays' Starting In March
The Hunterdon County Library System will begin Sunday hours at the North County Branch Library on Sunday, March 3, 2019. The Library is located at 65 Halstead St. in Clinton.

Freeholder Board Director Suzanne Lagay, liaison to the Library Commission, said, “We applaud the decision to accommodate the request of Hunterdon County’s residents. Being able to have access both days of the weekend will allow more residents to access all of the resources available to them at the Library. From free internet, kid’s programs and movie rentals, there is something for everyone.”

Click here to read the full story. Photo Credit: Terry Edwards
Hunterdon Freeholders Honor Polytech Students
Recognize February As Career And Technical Education Month
Pictured above with Freeholder Director Suzanne Lagay, Anne Thornton, and Polytech Superintendent
Dr. Kimberly Metz are students Maya Sorhage, Ashlee Gibbons, Estelle Yeung, Mollie Zimm and Irma Garcia-Lazo. 
The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders during the February 5th meeting honored five students enrolled at the Hunterdon County Polytech for their scholastic achievements.

The Freeholders recognized Maya Sorhage, 3D Computer animation program, Estelle Yeung, Biomedical Sciences Academy, Mollie Zimm and Ashlee Gibbons, Animal Science Program, and Irma Garcia-Lazo, Adult & Continuing Education Aesthetics/Skin Care Licensing Program, for their achievements in their areas of study.

Freeholder Director Suzanne Lagay said, “Each of these young women at the Polytech has set serious goals which can propel them into further education or work in their field. Today’s student must have focus and the necessary educational and technical background to advance. Career and technical schools training does that for them and we are grateful these students are prepared to have a successful future.”

The Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office Is Using Software To Enhance Security At Schools

PBS39 TV's Erica Andrews reports on the Hunterdon County Prosecutors Office  providing training to law enforcement on a new mapping technology, once reserved for counter-terrorism missions conducted overseas. The software will be used to enhance security at Hunterdon County schools and buildings.  PBS39

i nformation
Hazardous Waste Clean-Up day

Date: March 9
Time: 9 am to 1 pm

FREE Electronic Waste Recycling

MARCH 23, 2019

Rain or Shine
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
314 State Route 12, Hunterdon County Complex, Flemington, NJ 08822

Hunterdon County Division of Parks & Recreation


Our new spring & summer programs (including summer camps) are now available on our website . See below for upcoming nature and recreation programs in the next two months; descriptions & details are available here . Consider bringing your group to Maple Sugaring this year!

All programs require pre-registration unless otherwise stated .

Please note that cost is per participant, including children and accompanying adults, unless stated otherwise.  
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Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders
and Constitutional Officers

Suzanne Lagay  
John E. Lanza 
Deputy Director
J. Matthew Holt
Susan Soloway 
Shaun Van Doren

Mary H. Melfi
County Clerk
Fred W. Brown
Susan J. Hoffman
Anthony P. Kearns III
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