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HOPEWELL BOROUGH:
Residents cite library tax fears

Meeting held to gauge public response to new building
Concern about tax impact was the dominant theme of public comment Monday night during a Hopewell Borough meeting on a proposal to buy a building for a new library in town.  ”My property taxes have gone up 65 percent in 10 years,” said borough resident Beverly Kidder at the meeting, held by the library’s board of trustees at Hopewell Elementary School.  ”We’ve just built a new city hall. Libraries are going to be gone with the wind. They’re technological roadkill,” she

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PENNINGTON: Reuter to be honored on Sunday
William Reuter, who chaired the Pennington Planning Board for most of the nearly 40 years he was a member, will be honored at Borough Hall on Sunday, April 27. Read more...
HOPEWELL VALLEY: Clothing, textile bins at all Valley schools
Hopewell Valley's Clothing and Textile Drive, held annually on Election Day since 2010, is now a year-round event, giving residents a convenient way to donate and recycle used clothing and textiles anytime in bins at each Valley school. Read more...
PENNINGTON: Water tower to be repainted
The refurbishment of Pennington's water will begin next Monday (April 28). Work on the tower, located next to Borough Hall in the borough parking lot, is done every 10 years. Read more...

Sports

HOPEWELL TRAVEL SOCCER ROUND-UP
The undefeated Hopewell U13 Comets boys travel soccer team defeated the Piscataway Vipers, 2-0, to improve to 3-0 on the spring season. Milo de los Santos scored on as assist from Luke Tartaglia and Sean Dolan scored on an assist from Max Ward. Kyle Peters and Jimmy Waltman also had shots on goal, while Zach Fedor applied additional offensive pressure. Goalie Cade Jones turned back several shots and Ben Morreale made several stellar plays on defense to help secure the Comets' third straight shutout. Lucas Fesmire, Matt Holmes and Patrick Mormile were also ferocious in the backfield. 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...
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Your Views

Proposed school budget up for an OK Monday
Thomas A. Smith, superintendent, Hopewell Valley schools Read more...
Once at school, everything impacts student learning
Norm Goldman, Hopewell Township To the editor: Bravo! Well deserved! The Hopewell Valley school board is to be commended for eliminating activity fees in its budgetary plan. Read more...
Some very positive news about Bear Tavern School
Deborah Zeller, Hopewell Township To the editor: As a longtime Hopewell Valley resident and longtime parent of children attending Bear Tavern Elementary School consecutively since 1999, I would like to share some very positive news about our beloved school. Read more...

Lifestyle

HOPEWELL BOROUGH: Station series begins Friday
So named because most of the programs take place at Hopewell Borough's historic old railroad station at 1 Railroad Place, Hopewell, this Sourland Mountain-inspired series of educational and cultural programs will run through the spring and summer of 2014. Read more...
PENNINGTON: Former Valley resident is chief master sergeant
James Van Vranken, formerly of Pennington and now of West Virginia, recently shared news about his son, Patrick R. VanVranken, who became a chief master sergeant on March 1. Read more...
HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP: Gianacaci gets Masons' award
Jean Gianacaci, president of the Christine's Hope For Kids foundation and a resident of Hopewell Township, will be recognized on March 30 as the 2014 recipient of the George Washington Award for Human Development. Read more...
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Arts and Entertainment

HOPEWELL BOROUGH: Station series begins Friday
So named because most of the programs take place at Hopewell Borough's historic old railroad station at 1 Railroad Place, Hopewell, this Sourland Mountain-inspired series of educational and cultural programs will run through the spring and summer of 2014. Read more...
PENNINGTON: Former Valley resident is chief master sergeant
James Van Vranken, formerly of Pennington and now of West Virginia, recently shared news about his son, Patrick R. VanVranken, who became a chief master sergeant on March 1. Read more...
HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP: Gianacaci gets Masons' award
Jean Gianacaci, president of the Christine's Hope For Kids foundation and a resident of Hopewell Township, will be recognized on March 30 as the 2014 recipient of the George Washington Award for Human Development. Read more...
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Business

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Breakfast is back, and golf demo day arrrives
More than burgers Cheeburger Cheeburger in Princeton will begin offering breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 8:30 a.m. on May 10. Read more...
BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Waste Management top Komen fundraising team
Congratulations to Jason Wacaster of Edward Jones, who recently completed the Certified Financial Planner Board's initial certification requirements. This allows Mr. Wacaster to use the certification mark CFP. Please contact the Hillsborough office of Edward Jones at (908) 369-0259 located at 378 South Branch Road or visit www.edwardjones.com to learn more or offer your congratulations. Read more...
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Your Health

Central Jersey Health: Transformations Physicians Weight Management helps patients achieve their wellness goals
Dr. Kathleen Hickey is the area expert in nutrition and weight loss medicine. She is board certified in both Emergency and Obesity Medicine and holds a Master's Degree in Nutrition. This year, she is being honored by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as one of the Top Docs in New Jersey. Her practice is the most comprehensive for medical weight management in central New Jersey. It started as a single office in Hillsborough in 2009, and recently expanded to a second office in Princeton's Forrestal Village. They employ state-of-the-art equipment to help patients who are struggling with their weight or just seeking to improve their body composition. Read more...
Central Jersey Health: Hospital wellness centers offers fitness, fun
In an effort to focus on the wellness of the community, area hospitals have fitness centers designed specifically for their patients and those for the general public. Read more...
Central Jersey Health: Tooth Fairy Family Dental combines compassion with latest technology
''There is happiness in a healthy smile. Let Tooth Fairy Family Dental give you something to smile about'' Read more...

Your Home

YOUR HOME: Be sure to prepare your pool for summer
With the winter we've had, no doubt you're looking forward to getting the pool open and ready for the summer season. Read more...
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...
YOUR HOME: Dreaming of gazebos and Captain Von Trapp
Ever since I watched ''The Sound of Music'' - you know the scene, where the dreamy and worldly Captain von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) and shy and lovely Maria (Julie Andrews) profess their love for each other with a song and a kiss - I've thought gazebos were the most romantic thing on earth. Read more...


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