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Allegra Princeton ranked among top printers in North America

Allegra Princeton recently ranked on the Top 100 Quick and Small Commercial Printers list compiled by Printing News in its annual survey. Printing News ranked companies based on maintaining high operational standards and sales volumes throughout the last year. Allegra, owned by David Kovacs, ranked No. 15 and appears on the list for the second consecutive year, according to information provided by the company.
PRINCETON, NJ
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Opinion: Technical education in today’s world

Now, more than ever, the world is calling upon young people to lead through the unpredictability and turmoil that has characterized the last year-and-a-half. More than ever, young people are answering that call. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national, nonprofit, Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) that has fostered the development of young community leaders for the past 77 years. Through its focus on Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education – formerly known as “home economics” – FCCLA has ensured that students around the country are prepared to take the world by storm, even in a pandemic.
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Somerset County Library System of New Jersey pilots self-checkout stations at three locations

The Somerset County Library System New Jersey is piloting new self checkout stations for library patrons.PHOTO COURTESY OF SCLSNJ. In order for customers to safely and easily obtain library materials, the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) offers two permanent options for contact-free checkouts, self-checkout stations and mobile app checkouts.
SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ

Hillsborough library branch plans programs for October

The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey’s Hillsborough branch announced both in-person and virtual programs for October. Spooky Science Show: Oct. 7, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4968880. Spooky Halloween Show: Oct. 16, 10:30-11:10 a.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4968661. Virtual Programs for Children, ‘Tweens and Teens. Virtual Mystery Challenge (grades 4...

Sayreville bond ordinances allot funding for road repairs, facility improvements

SAYREVILLE – Municipal officials in Sayreville are appropriating a total of $9.84 million towards various municipal improvements and acquisitions. The Borough Council adopted four separate bond ordinances on Sept. 13 that will total $9.84 million. The bond ordinances also authorize a total issuance of $9.12 million in bonds or notes to help finance the appropriation.
SAYREVILLE, NJ

Freehold Township awards contract for emergency pump repairs

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP – An emergency contract to repair the pump and motor at one of Freehold Township’s water treatment wells has been awarded by the Township Committee. On Sept. 14, committee members authorized a $13,750 contract to be awarded to A.C. Shultes Inc. The contract was for emergency repairs to Well No. 9 which were made on Sept. 7, according to a resolution.

Opinion: To POWs and those MIA: You Are Not Forgotten

Sept. 17 is National POW/MIA Day. It is the day we honor those military personnel who have been prisoners of war (POW) and those missing in action (MIA). It is a day that illustrates the stark reality of the sacrifices that our brave men and women, and their families, have endured in defense of this country.
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Resident asks for support in bid to serve on panel

The Holmdel Township Committee has adopted an ordinance to put a question on the ballot this November asking to form a charter commission. The commission would assess the current Holmdel model of government, examine alternatives and make recommendations, if appropriate, for changes. Such recommendations would then be voted on and approved, or not, by the citizens of Holmdel.
HOLMDEL, NJ

Amazing Pumpkin Carve will once again be drive-thru

Back for its seventh year, the Amazing Pumpkin Carve will again be a drive-thru for visitors to enjoy from the safety of their car. The Amazing Pumpkin Carve is an annual tradition, presented by the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, that brings spectacular art and Halloween fun Oct. 6-10 to Woolsey Park in Hopewell Township.
ARTS

East Windsor man indicted for New Brunswick shooting in 2020

An East Windsor man has been indicted in connection with a Sept. 2, 2020, shooting in New Brunswick. On Sept. 15, 2021, a Middlesex County Grand Jury indicted Kyale Simonson, 33, of East Windsor, with one count of first-degree attempted murder, one count of second-degree aggravated assault, and one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ

Howell council members listen to comments about cannabis

HOWELL – The members of the Township Council will continue to hear what residents have to say about the possibility of allowing cannabis businesses to operate in Howell when a special meeting is held at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 in town hall. An initial meeting to solicit public feedback about...
HOWELL, NJ

Potts intends to stay aggressive as he closes in on training title

OCEANPORT – By both his actions and his words, Wayne Potts isn’t shying away from how much it would mean to him to win the Monmouth Park training title. With two weekends and six cards left in the meet, Potts holds a solid lead in the trainer standings with 33 winners to Kelly Breen’s 24. He intends to pursue the title aggressively, too, entering three horses on Friday’s eight-race card (Sept. 17) and 10 horses on Saturday (Sept. 18), according to a press release.
OCEANPORT, NJ