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 …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The educational program, part of Howell Living History Farm's “Naturally Friends” Series, will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15.
Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by the Mercer County Park Commission. Howell Living History Farm will host “An Evening of Owls,” an educational presentation about some of New Jersey’s most important birds-of-prey. This program, part of Howell Farm’s “Naturally Friends” Series, will be presented by Mercer County Naturalist Jenn Rogers and Wildlife Center Director Diane Nickerson. This family-oriented program will introduce visitors to one of farmers’ best friends through a talk, children’s activities, and an encounter with live owls. The presentation will be held on Friday, March 15, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. inside the farm’s heated 19th century barn. During part of the program, youngsters can participate in a “kids-only…
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes outlined the rise in economic activity in the county concluding that although “times are still tough … the road ahead looks promising.”
Mercer County is seeing a surge of economic activity and is faring better than the state and nation from an employment standpoint, according to government and business leaders who spoke at the eighth annual Mercer County Economic Summit on Feb. 28. The event, held at Mercer County Community College, was titled “The Road Ahead: Preparing Your Business for 2013 and Beyond.” It was presented Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes, the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Mercer County Office of Economic Development & Sustainability, in partnership with the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce. Hughes outlined the rise in economic activity taking place across Mercer County, concluding that although “times are still tough … the road ahead …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Appearing before the Mercer Board of Chosen Freeholders, Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes on Thursday presented an overview of his administration’s proposed $294 million spending plan for 2013.
Friday, March 1
Editor's Note: The following news release was issued by the Mercer County administration. Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes presented on Feb. 28 an overview of his administration’s annual proposed budget, a $294 million plan that seeks to limit spending while maintaining services. The proposed budget, which now will be reviewed by the freeholder board for its approval and adoption, stays within the mandated 2-percent cap. Hughes told the Board of Chosen Freeholders during the Feb. 28 presentation at the county’s McDade Administration Building that rising health benefits costs, fuel costs and insurance premiums, along with money expended toward the cleanup of Hurricane Sandy that hasn’t been reimbursed, all have put a squeeze on the …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Authorities said Jeffrey Garrett, 36, of Trenton pleaded guilty to robbing the same Chase Bank branch in Hamilton Township twice. During the second holdup, he carjacked a car and shot the vehicle's owner and a bank teller, who both survived.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, February 28
A Mercer County, N.J., man was sentenced today (Feb. 28) to 30 years in prison for robbing the same bank in Hamilton Township twice, carjacking a vehicle and shooting two people, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Jeffrey Garrett, 36, of Trenton, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan in Trenton federal court to four counts of an indictment charging him with two armed bank robberies, carjacking, and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence. Judge Sheridan imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court. Based on documents filed in the case and statements made in court, the following details about Garrett’s crimes were released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Garrett robbed the Chase Bank …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
In a news release issued Tuesday, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes said that while Trenton-Mercer Airport would remain open if sequestration cuts take place, those cuts would have "severe operational impacts" on the airport.
Wednesday, February 27
Editor's Note: The following news release was issued Tuesday (Feb. 26) by the Mercer County administration. Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes today clarified the potential impacts on Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN) if the Federal Government does not meet the “Sequestration Deadline,” coming this Friday, March 1, 2013, and urged lawmakers in Washington to reach a compromise. He also urged calm. Should sequestration take place, over the next seven months the Federal Budget will be cut by $85 billion, with an additional $1.2 trillion being utilized for deficit reductions over the next 10 years, including in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Contract Tower Program, a program that funds control tower services at approximately 250 …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The event will be held on Feb. 28 at The Conference Center at Mercer County Community College.
Tuesday, February 26
Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by the Mercer County administration. Government and business leaders will give overviews on the state of the economy at the eighth annual Mercer County Economic Summit on Feb. 28. The event, with the theme “The Road Ahead: Preparing Your Business for 2013 and Beyond,” will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. at The Conference Center at Mercer County Community College. It will be presented by Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes, the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Mercer County Office of Economic Development & Sustainability, in partnership with the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce (PRCC). The event is brought to you by title sponsor PSE&G and supporting sponsors Verizon…
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Eligible farmers now have eight months to apply for emergency loan assistance.
Sunday, February 17
Fourteen counties in New Jersey, including Mercer County, have been granted a National Disaster Designation following five months of extreme weather, Governor Chris Christie announced on Friday. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack granted the relief in light of Superstorm Sandy, a snowstorm, Nor'easter, drough, high winds, hail, excessive heat and rain and flash flooding between June 28 and November 8, 2012. The declaration also includes Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Sussex and Warren Counties. The aid is designed to offer relief to farmers who lost crops or suffered structural damages to their farms through the severe weather. “Superstorm Sandy not only …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Plantings of 450 native shrubs and flowers will be done in early May at Mercer County's Hollystone Preserve in Hopewell Township.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Saturday, February 16
Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by the Mercer County administration. Almost two years ago, more than 8 acres of meadow was replanted with trees at the top of the Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain in Hopewell Township. Now, on the heels of their success at Baldpate, the Mercer County Park Commission and the Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space (FoHVOS) are taking on a more ambitious project: the reforestation of Hollystone Preserve. The Hollystone Preserve purchase in May 2010 was a significant step in protecting an environmentally sensitive area of the Baldpate Mountain ecosystem. The preservation permanently protects 121 acres of open fields, woods and stream corridor situated between the Baldpate Mountain …
Monday, February 11, 2013
On Tuesday, Feb. 12, branches of the Mercer County Library System will be closed with the exception of Lawrence Headquarters, Ewing, Hickory Corner and West Windsor.
Most Mercer County offices and facilities will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday, and Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in observance of Presidents Day. The following county offices will be closed to the public on both dates: On Tuesday, Feb. 12, branches of the Mercer County Library System will be closed with the exception of Lawrence Headquarters, Ewing, Hickory Corner and West Windsor, which will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. All branches will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18. The following County offices and facilities will remain open: Editor's Note: The above news release was issued by the Mercer County administration.