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  • Consumer Bowl champs

    Hightstown wins Mercer Consumer Bowl again

    A team of students from Hightstown High School took the top honor at Mercer County’s 2019 New Jersey High School Consumer Bowl, beating out six other area high schools in a quiz-show style competition on good consumer practices.

    02/22/2019 5:02 PM

  • Dam Site 21

    Public meetings planned on Dam Site 21 park project

    Dam Site 21 is a 370-acre tract that will be the focus of a series of public meetings to discuss enhancements at the site. The first meeting will be held Thursday, March 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Conference Center at Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor.

    02/21/2019 4:49 PM

  • MCPC fishing program

    Sign up now for youth fishing program at nature center

    The goal of this free program is to encourage children ages 8-14 to avoid tobacco, drug, and alcohol use by providing alternative activities while having fun. Participants can learn to fish, discover aquatic and environmental resources, and develop positive life skills.

    02/21/2019 2:11 PM

  • Hatchery program

    Howell Farm announces schedule for Hatchery program

    The program is designed to introduce pre-school-age children to life on the farm, with activities that include collecting eggs, feeding the animals, and exploring the barns and fields.

    02/20/2019 10:39 AM

  • Shredder

    Mercer County to host document shredding Feb. 23

    The event is open to Mercer County residents only. Up to eight boxes or bags of paper may be discarded.

    02/13/2019 2:32 PM

  • Presidents Day

    Most Mercer County offices to be closed for Presidents Day

    Most Mercer County government offices and facilities will be closed Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, in observance of Presidents Day.

    02/13/2019 12:19 PM

  • Eagles

    Park Commission announces nesting eagles in parks

    The Mercer County Park Commission is pleased to announce that two pairs of bald eagles have chosen County Parks for nest sites. The first free public event will be at Mercer County Park at the West Picnic Area on Friday, Feb. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m.

    02/06/2019 3:33 PM

  • MelkerCollage

    Outside the Boardroom: Nina Melker

    This week we feature our newest Freeholder, Nina Melker. Mother, grandmother, private banker, booster club president, and now Mercer County Freeholder, you would be hard-pressed to find a hat Nina hasn’t worn over the last 20 years.

    02/05/2019 1:44 PM

  • MC Tennis Center

    Mercer County Tennis Center set to open 2019 spring/summer registration

    Sign-ups for 2019 spring/summer programs and leagues at the Mercer County Tennis Center begin at 8 a.m. for adults and 9 a.m. for juniors on Saturday, Feb. 9, on the Park Commission’s Community Pass website at

    02/05/2019 12:22 PM

  • Police Academy 20th class

    Mercer County Police Academy graduates 20th class of police officers

    Fifty-nine cadets, including two pairs of siblings, who made up the 20th basic class of police officers took part in today’s Mercer County Police Academy commencement held in the gymnasium at Mercer County Community College.

    02/01/2019 1:39 PM

  • East Picnic Area

    Park Commission to accept picnic reservations beginning Feb. 19

    The Mercer County Park Commission will begin accepting reservations for the five county-owned picnic areas on Feb. 19 at noon for the 2019 season. Reservations can be made online, by phone or in person.

    01/31/2019 1:00 PM

  • Taxes

    Free tax preparation help offered in Mercer County

    Many sites throughout Mercer County will offer free income tax preparation assistance to help residents prepare and file their 2018 taxes, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes said. Below is a list of sites where assistance is being provided to qualified individuals.

    01/30/2019 11:42 AM

  • IconFood

    Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders Donation Drive

    As we begin a new year, many individuals and their families are struggling to make ends meet. With the many challenges a new year brings, including the recent government shutdown, individuals are having trouble putting food on the table, gas in their cars, and paying bills.

    01/28/2019 9:13 AM

  • Baldpate Nature Camp

    Park Commission announces summer nature camps

    The Mercer County Park Commission’s Nature Programs will host thrilling and educational summer camps for children ranging in age from pre-K to eighth grade. Camps are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and spots are limited.

    01/25/2019 4:21 PM

  • State of the County 2019

    Hughes announces bid for another term

    Maintaining that despite his administration’s many accomplishments there is still much work to be done, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes on Thursday night officially announced he will seek another four-year term in November.

    01/25/2019 9:55 AM

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    Outside the Boardroom: Andrew Koontz

    On January 4, 2019, Andrew Koontz was sworn in as the Vice Chair to the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders. While he is currently in his third term as Freeholder, Andrew’s first taste of public service came while volunteering for now Mayor of Trenton Reed Gusciora’s Assembly campaign in 1995.

    01/22/2019 12:25 PM

  • Cold

    Hughes urges safety during severe winter weather

    Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes is reminding residents to take precautions against extreme cold expected to grip the region on Monday, Jan. 21, following a weekend of mixed precipitation that could include heavy rain, snow and sleet.

    01/18/2019 3:55 PM

  • MClogo green-yellow

    Mercer County reopens Cherry Valley Road bridge ahead of schedule

    Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced that the bi-county bridge carrying Cherry Valley Road over a Branch of Bedens Brook at the Princeton-Montgomery border was reopened to the motoring public this afternoon, Jan. 17, on budget and ahead of schedule.

    01/17/2019 3:39 PM

  • Wildlife Center guest

    Mercer County Wildlife Center seeks volunteer support

    The Mercer County Wildlife Center, which accepted and treated more than 2,500 birds, mammals and reptiles in 2018, will be holding orientations for new volunteers on March 16 and March 24. Those who are interested are required to attend only one of the two sessions for this unique opportunity.

    01/17/2019 2:57 PM

  • MLK 2019

    Most Mercer County offices to be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Most Mercer County administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, although some offices and facilities will remain open.

    01/17/2019 1:45 PM

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