HOPEWELL TWP.: Stop results in marijuana charge 

At midnight Dec. 21 Hopewell Township Police Officer George Peterson stopped a 2010 Volkswagen on Pennington-Lawrencville Road for having tinted front windows. While speaking with the driver, who was identified as Alexander S. Frazier, 24, of Pennington-Harbourton Road, Pennington, a small amount of marijuana was allegedly located on him. Mr. Frazier was placed under arrest …

HOPEWELL TWP.: COAH legal fees mount, to consternation 

By Frank Mustac, Special Writer HOPEWELL TWP. — With legal fees for the municipality’s ongoing affordable housing court case quickly adding up, and related costs mounting, the Township Committee does not seem to like it one bit. Hopewell Township is in litigation ultimately to get a ruling on how many dwelling units for low- and …

HOPEWELL TWP.: An 1800s barn is being revived in Hopewell Twp. 

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By Frank Mustac, Special Writer HOPEWELL TWP. — Relied upon by neighbors as a can’t-miss landmark for giving directions to visitors is an old red barn nestled snugly along Pleasant Valley Road. Weathered beaten, a little twisted and showing its age, the structure is being restored to much the way it would have looked when it …

PENNINGTON, HOPEWELL TWP.: Grants will help fund police body cameras

By Philip Sean Curran, Staff Writer Hopewell Township and Pennington are two nine police departments in Mercer County to receive state grant money to outfit their officers with body cameras. Across the state 176 police departments, county sheriff’s offices and the Rutgers Police Department shared around $2.5 million to buy the equipment. Those agencies had …

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 …

HOPEWELL VALLEY: High school asks for review of football league realignment 

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By Frank Mustac, Special Writer HOPEWELL TWP. — Chances for more player injuries is the main reason Hopewell Valley school officials don’t want to see the Bulldogs varsity football team moved to a division with bigger schools. That’s also why the Board of Education has recently formally requested the West Jersey Football League to reevaluate …

HOPEWELL TWP.: Young farmer Niederer given Assembly resolution 

Hopewell Township resident Jessica Niederer was honored as New Jersey Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year with a ceremonial resolution on Dec. 17 during the state General Assembly voting session. Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, a Democrat representing Mercer and Hunterdon, is sponsoring the resolution. Ms. Niederer was selected as the state’s top young farmer by the …

HOPEWELL VALLEY SCHOOLS: School board member Butler thanked for service  

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By Frank Mustac, Special Writer PENNINGTON — Jon Butler was recognized at the most-recent Hopewell Valley Regional School District Board of Education meeting for his work on the board over the last three years. Superintendent Thomas Smith presented the Pennington resident with a commemorative plaque on Dec. 14 in appreciation for his “dedication and service …