Saturday, May 11, 2013
Sheriff Jack Kemler says his office is in no way associated with this fundraising campaign and stated, “The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office does not solicit money from the public in any manner or for any reason."
The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office has recently been made aware of a phone solicitation campaign being conducted by a private company, on behalf of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Superior Officers Association of FOP Lodge No.140. As reported to us by county residents and businesses, the callers say they are from or with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, and are then requesting donations for various projects. In one particular call to a local business the caller reportedly stated the call is regarding “...the safety of the office,” Sheriff Jack Kemler would like to make clear that his office is in no way associated with this fundraising campaign and stated, “The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office does not solicit money from the public in any …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Experience the Renaissance right here in Mercer County.
Dress up like it’s the middle ages, or Middle Earth, and head to Mercer County Park Saturday and Sunday for the Renaissance Faire. The event will feature vendors, food, and re-enactments by groups including the Renaissance Faire Group. There will be mock wars, jousting, and vendors selling things such as period equipment, clothing and even food. This will be the fair’s sixth year at the park, said Ed DiPolvere, one of the organizers. Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children between 5 and 7 years old, and kids younger than 5 are free. “It’s a pretty good deal because of the jousting alone,” said DiPolvere. “People come just for the jousting. They have horses and that goes on one or two or more times a day each day on Saturday and …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Potential buyers can shop for homes in East Windsor, Ewing, Hamilton, Hightstown, Hopewell Borough, Hopewell Township, Lawrence, Pennington, Princeton, Robbinsville and West Windsor.
Mercer County wants to help families achieve the dream of home ownership through its First-Time Homebuyer Program workshops. “Mercer County is again offering assistance to potential homeowners through our First-Time Homebuyer Program, and I invite you to sit in on one of the upcoming workshops to learn more about the lending process,” Merrcer County Executive Brian M. Hughes said. Participants will learn how the mortgage process works, and lenders will be available hand to guide applicants and provide answers. Two of the greatest obstacles faced by potential first-time homebuyers are down payment and closing costs. The Mercer County First-Time Homebuyer Program assists income-eligible applicants by contributing up to $7,000 toward …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The delay is due to unanticipated weather conditions.
Quaker Road, which was anticipated to reopen April 1, will remain closed until at least next week, Mercer County Deputy Director of Communications Michael Boonin said Monday. The bridge will not reopen for another eight to 10 days. The delay is due to unexpected weather conditions, Boonin said. Quaker Road has been closed between Province Line Road and Mercer Road/Princeton Pike since August, 2012 to reconstruct the bridge over Stony Brook. The road was initially expected to open by Feb. 18 but weather delays, especially after Hurricane Sandy, extended the construction schedule. Keep up with Princeton news by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and subscribing to our newsletter.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The facility at Mercer County Park was one of 13 such centers to be selected for the award.
The Mercer County Park Commission recently announced that the Tennis Center, located in Mercer County Park in West Windsor, has been named a 2013 Middle States Premier Facility by the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Middle States section. The Mercer County facility was one of 13 to be selected for this award in its inaugural year. The Tennis Center is being recognized for its dedication to growing the sport of tennis, offering numerous programs to the community (10 and Under Tennis, USTA Junior Team Tennis, USTA League Tennis, tournaments, educational opportunities and blended lines), and providing state-of-the-art facilities. The Mercer County Tennis Center will be showcased on the Middle States website, on its social media and …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Expenditures in Mercer County were $1.13 billion in 2012, an almost 4 percent increase from 2011 and an all-time high.
Wednesday, March 27
Tourism spending in the Princeton and Central Jersey region is on the rise for the third year in a row, according to figures released by the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism. Expenditures in Mercer County were $1.13 billion in 2012, an almost 4 percent increase from 2011 and an all-time high, according to “The Economic Impact of Tourism in New Jersey” report issued last week at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism held in Atlantic City. In 2011, spending was $1.08 billion, which then marked a 10 percent increase compared to 2010’s expenditures of $973 million. “We can attribute the growth to the continued promotion of the area through the Princeton Regional Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and its partners working to establish …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
No registration is required, but attendees must show proof of residence.
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Saturday, March 23
Mercer County residents may dispose of electronic waste today, March 23, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Parking Lot 1 on Hamilton Avenue directly across the street from the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton and will be held rain or shine. Attendees must show proof of residence, such as a drivers license, and commercial and industrial waste will not be accepted. The Mercer County Improvement Authority will also offer a paper shredding service. Up to eight boxes or bags of paper may be discarded. Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes reminds residents that New Jersey’s Electronic Waste Recycling Act requires that certain electronic devices and components be discarded in an environmentally safe manner. The Mercer County E-Waste …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The work on Ewingville Road, between Route 31 and Federal City Road, in Ewing Township, is expected to being today, March 20, and take about 10 days to complete, weather permitting.
The Mercer County Department of Transportation and Infrastructure is scheduled today (March 20) to begin milling and resurfacing work on Ewingville Road, between Route 31 and Federal City Road, in Ewing Township. The work is expected to take about 10 days to complete, weather permitting. On week days during the work period, that stretch of Ewingville Road will be closed to “through traffic” from about 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Access for businesses and residents will be allowed, however. The following detours will be in place:
The recycling event for Mercer County residents will take place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 23 at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton.
Wednesday, March 20
The Mercer County Improvement Authority will host an Electronic Waste Disposal Day on Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., for county residents who wish to recycle electronics. The event will take place at Parking Lot 1 on Hamilton Avenue directly across the street from the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, and will be held rain or shine. While no registration is necessary, please note that the event is open to Mercer County residents only, and attendees will need to show proof of residency, such as a driver’s license. No commercial or industrial waste will be accepted. Also on March 23, the MCIA will offer a paper shredding service. Up to eight boxes or bags of paper may be discarded. Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Acting Governor Kim Guadagno visited the airport in Ewing Township to make the announcement about the rehabilitation of nearly 27,000 square yards of an airport taxiway "to improve safety and swift airplane access to runways."
Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by the governor's office. Acting Governor Kim Guadagno and Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner James Simpson on Thursday visited Trenton-Mercer Airport to announce $2.5 million in State funding for the rehabilitation of nearly 27,000 square yards of an airport taxiway to improve safety and swift airplane access to runways. The announcement launches the first part of a $12 million project to upgrade several taxiways. The work includes paving, grading, and installing lights, drainage and pavement markings. In addition to the $2.5 million provided by the State, Mercer County is contributing $132,000 and is seeking grants from the Federal Aviation Administration for the …