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Not all residents are happy about the new span

Mercer County officials were present Monday morning to cut the ribbon at the opening of the new Jacobs Creek Bridge. Shown from left are: Freeholder Ann Cannon, Freeholder John Cimino, County Engineer Greg Sandusky, County Executive Brian Hughes, County Director of Transportation & Infrastructure Aaron Watson and Freeholder Pasquale “Pat” Colavita. Photo by John Tredrea.
A new $6.7 million Bear Tavern Road bridge, known locally as the Jacobs Creek Bridge, opened Tuesday morning.

Flanked by state, county and local officials, Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes cut the ceremonial ribbon near the northern end of the bridge.


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PENNINGTON: Council wants contribution from The Pennington School
The Pennington School's refusal to increase its financial contribution to Pennington Borough was discussed at length at Monday night's Borough Council meeting, when council members bluntly expressed their dissatisfaction with a situation they regard as unfair. Read more...
HOPEWELL VALLEY: Meeting scheduled on pipeline
As concern about a proposed underground natural gas pipeline that would include Hopewell Township in its route continues to grow, the township has scheduled a special informational meeting on the issue. Read more...
HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP: Man charged with shoplifting
Hopewell Township police Lt. Christopher Kascik reported: Read more...

Sports

HOPEWELL: HVCHS Cross Country Previews
Head coach: John Zalot, 12th season Assistant: Julie Nami Captains: Iggy Lopez, Ethan Duer, Justin Gordon Last season: 6-7 Roster: Jordan Antebi (Sr.,), William Chandler (So.), Christian David (Sr.), Ethan Duer (Jr.), Charles Evans (So.), Justin Gordon (Jr.), Matt Jackson (Jr.), Harry Jaeger (Fr.), Ethan Jeffs (Jr.), Malachy Joyce (Sr.), Brendan Kohn (So.), Noah Lehman-Borer (Fr.), Iggy Lopez (Sr.,), Charlie McMahon (So.), Teddy Meredith (Fr.), Michael Pavicic (Fr.), John Ratliffe (Fr.), Edward Ruger (Jr.), Brandon San Filippo (Jr.), Paul Savarskyy (Sr.), Jack Tunkel (Fr.), Alex Valle (Jr.), Marko Van Selous (Fr.), Tommy Vite (So.), Paul Wendt (Sr.) Read more...
HOPEWELL: HVCHS Girls Tennis Preview
Head coach: Dave Burchell, 3rd season Assistant: Sarah Blaikie Captains: Amanda Brancato, Dakota Silver, Aisha Zamir Read more...


Opinions

Hopewell Valley News: WRITE TO US
We want your letters. They should not exceed 500 words and need to be accompanied by the writer's address and daytime telephone number - information used only for confirmation and not published. Read more...
EDITORIAL: Embrace educational challenges
Although fall does not officially begin until Sept. 22, next Monday, Labor Day, marks the traditional end of the summer season. Read more...
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Your Views

GUEST COLUMN: Just 78 miles from this spot our nation changed forever
Note: Mike Chipowsky, a former Hopewell Township police chief and current chairman of the Hopewell Valley September 11th and Emergency Services Memorial Committee, addressed about 150 people at Saturday's Memorial Ceremony at Alliger Park. Here are his comments: Read more...
Senior picnic-goers enjoyed food, fellowship
Abigail Meletti, coordinator, Hopewell Valley Senior Services Read more...
Take a moment to stop and remember
Michael A. Chipowsky, chairman, Hopewell Valley September 11th and Emergency Services Memorial Committee Read more...

Lifestyle

Farm to Table dinner Sept. 14
Tour rice fields and partake in a celebratory meal to honor the season's bounty and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. Read more...
HOPEWELL HARVEST FAIR UPDATE
On Sept. 27, (rain date, Sept. 28), the 28th annual Hopewell Harvest Fair will be held on the grounds of Hopewell Elementary School on Princeton Avenue in Hopewell from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Read more...
Student shadows local optometrist
Hopewell Township resident Aalia Khan, a Rutgers University undergraduate who is majoring in psychology with a minor in biology and plans to graduate in 2017, is aspiring to enter the field of optometry. Read more...

Arts and Entertainment

Farm to Table dinner Sept. 14
Tour rice fields and partake in a celebratory meal to honor the season's bounty and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. Read more...
HOPEWELL HARVEST FAIR UPDATE
On Sept. 27, (rain date, Sept. 28), the 28th annual Hopewell Harvest Fair will be held on the grounds of Hopewell Elementary School on Princeton Avenue in Hopewell from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Read more...
Student shadows local optometrist
Hopewell Township resident Aalia Khan, a Rutgers University undergraduate who is majoring in psychology with a minor in biology and plans to graduate in 2017, is aspiring to enter the field of optometry. Read more...

Business

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Thouin elected to board of Enable Inc.
Congratulations Lisa M. Thouin, CPA, CGMA, managing director of The Mercadien Group, principal in Mercadien, P.C., Certified Public Accountants, and co-leader of its Nonprofit Services Group, has been elected to the board of trustees of Enable Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals with permanent and chronic physical or cognitive disabilities and senior citizens to live full and independent lives in the community. Enable achieves its mission by providing services, support and living arrangements to afflicted individuals and their families throughout central New Jersey. Readers can learn more by visiting www.mercadien.com. Read more...
BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Jammin' Crepes to open in downtown Princeton
Coming soon I recently had a chance to find out more about a new business coming to downtown Princeton. Read more...
BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Frontier Airlines adding flights to Florida, Bahamas
Coming soon Frontier Airlines will be expanding its service at Trenton-Mercer Airport in Ewing to 18 destinations with the addition of nonstop flights to Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida, beginning Friday, Nov. 21. Beginning on Nov. 20, Frontier Airlines will offer non-stop service to Nassau, Bahamas. Flights to Nassau will be offered twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays. Visit www.flyfrontier.com/trenton for more information. Read more...
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Your Health

YOUR HEALTH: The importance of vaccinations
Based on the numbers of lives saved alone, vaccines are the most effective advances in modern medicine. In April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that a program launched in the 1990s aimed at increasing vaccination rates among low-income children is expected to prevent more than 700,000 deaths, Reuters reported. Read more...
YOUR HEALTH: Separating flu facts from fiction
Cold and flu season seems to arrive earlier and earlier each year. As more people begin to sniffle and sneeze and feel lousy, they may look for ways to shorten the time they spend battling the flu. Read more...
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Your Home

YOUR HOME: Getting the fireplace ready for a safe season
As temperatures drop and thoughts of crackling fires beckon, Patt and Gary Severson of Ashes-Up Up and Away Chimney Service have this cautionary tip for you: Read more...
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