HILLSBOROUGH: Derek Stiles steadies defense for Washington College soccer team 

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Junior back Derek Stiles of Hillsborough concluded his third season with the men’s soccer team at Washington College in Chestertown, Md. He started 12 matches for the Shoremen in 2015. Stiles helped the Shoremen post four shutouts this season. In 36 career matches, he has earned 27 starting assignments. He was named to the Centennial …

HILLSBOROUGH: Jr. Raider teams reward athletes who earn top grades 

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 On Dec. 12, the Hillsborough Jr. Raiders honored athletes who obtained all A’s during the first marking period with the Academic Achievement award for excellence in the classroom. Students reached the honor while participating in one of five Jr. Raider sports programs.  The youngsters are Kaitlyn Alexander, Mia Boccippio, Luke Cahill, Ryan Diaz, Saskia …

HOPEWELL: Efforts of businesses spread awareness of breast cancer 

To the editor:  Recently, the Pennington Business & Professional Association, the Hopewell Economic Development Commission and the Hopewell Business Association partnered with Capital Health’s Center for Comprehensive Breast Care on a campaign that helped raise awareness about a disease that affects 1 in 8 women and educated women on the importance of early detection. …

HOPEWELL TWP.: Who will Township Committee select as mayor for 2016? 

To the editor:   Who is going to be the Hopewell Township mayor? Last year the majority of our Township Committee came together and created a bipartisan leadership team. The mayor was selected from the Democrats, and the deputy mayor from the Republicans. Unfortunately, two members of the committee did not like this sharing of …

HOPEWELL: Kids’ Christmas wishes hold sober tone

As the Hopewell Valley News has done in the past, we offer the holiday wishes from Hopewell youngsters. These come from students in Susanne D’Amore’s second- grade class at Hopewell Elementary School. We cannot help but note a dominant theme that is simultaneously disheartening and hopeful. Disheartening because kids at such a young age are …

HOPEWELL: Golf course reports theft; GPS taken from construction vehicle 

Stony Brook Golf Club reported a burglary and theft on Dec. 15, according to Hopewell Township police. Officer Alexis Mirra was told that sometime between 11 a.m. Dec. 8 and 9:30 a.m. Dec. 15 someone had entered the clubhouse and removed two televisions and clothing. There were no signs of forced entry. The loss was …

Ring in the New Year with Uncle Floyd at Princeton Catch a Rising Star

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   Anyone looking to laugh on New Year’s can head to Princeton Catch a Rising Star for a show starring Uncle Floyd Vivino, beginning at 6 p.m.    Known for his television show that is the stuff of New Jersey legend, Mr. Vivino’s comedy act, features piano playing, stories about his life, and endless jokes. You also …

HILLSBOROUGH: Two hired to succeed middle school retirees 

James Durham has retired as a teacher of mathematics at the Hillsborough Middle School, effective Oct. 1, 2015, after 14 years in the district. Laura Schneider was hired Monday to replace Mr. Durham for the rest of the school year. She will be paid a pro-rated salary of $55,545, the first step on the guide. …

HILLSBOROUGH: Girls basketball team flashes opening-game hustle 

By Justin Feil, Packet Media Group  The Hillsborough High School girls’ basketball team did not get the win it wanted in its season opener, but it saw encouraging signs that it can be a good team this year. The Raiders hung close with Roxbury on Saturday, and had the game tied going into the …