ROBBINSVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Hankins Road is closed due to a motor vehicle accident where a car struck a utility pole. The Road is closed between Woodland Drive, East Windsor Township and South Lane West Windsor Township. The accident is reported in front of 121 Hankins Road.
Be prepared for the road to be closed for an extended time until the utility pole can be replaced.
The Robbinsville Township Police Department is on scene and the East Windsor Fire Company and Robbinsville Township Fire Departments responded to the scene.
As of 12:33 am. John Hopkins coronavirus COVID-19 tracker has reported 6,362 cases of coronavirus in the United States and close to 200,000 worldwide. There are 267 cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey alone. We are aware of a case in Hightstown, another case in Monroe, a case in the UFT School District, among others in the area. We are going to report less on individual cases since it is predicted many more cases will be in our area soon.
Since the spread is most likely in every town please use “universal precautions” as in treat almost everyone as they could possibly be infected.
Follow the CDC advice, practice social distancing and try and stay home as much as possible over the next few weeks. We know many still need to work but avoid contact at work, do not shake hands, keep a distance, if you get sick stay home and do not contaminate others. If you have a thermometer take your temperature you may not even know you are sick and spreading the virus. Wash hands, don’t touch your face, clean your phone and other items, cough or sneeze into your elbow and other good hygiene items until we get though this.
Another good idea is when you go food shopping is wipe down the cart handles with a sanitizing wipe and wear gloves while shopping as seen in a video from Italy.
If you have taxes, court, local government business contact your local officials via their websites or phone prior to heading to local municipal buildings. Most government buildings are locked and have drop boxes out side for pickup and deliveries. Try and pay by mail or use credit card via websites for business. There are too many agencies to list in our area so use Google or other search engine to find your local government.
EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–After careful consultation with our local health officials, local government, and the NJDOE, we are announcing that the East Windsor Regional School District will begin to implement its remote learning plan beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020. We expect this plan to be in effect through Sunday, March 29, 2020. Please read the update from Mark Daniels, Superintendent of Schools
Dear East Windsor Regional School District Community:
After careful consultation with our local health officials, local government, and the NJDOE, we are announcing the East Windsor Regional School District will begin to implement its remote learning plan beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020. We expect this plan to be in effect through Sunday, March 29, 2020. During this time period, students will engage in learning activities while at home, and receive virtual support from their teachers. During this two week period, we will assess the continued implementation of remote learning based on the guidance from our public health officials and will communicate any necessary changes or updates. Although we do not have a known confirmed case in the East Windsor Regional School District at this time, I do not want to wait until one is identified and it becomes too late to limit the spread of this highly contagious virus. This is being implemented as a precautionary and proactive approach to reduce the risk for our students, staff and families.
As you know, on Monday, March 16, students are already planned to follow an early dismissal schedule. We ask that students be prepared to bring home at the end of the day any materials they may need to engage in remote instruction, including musical instruments, textbooks, technology, reading materials, other relevant supplies.
As a district, we have worked diligently during the last few weeks to prepare for this possibility. Our remote learning plan consists of a combination of on-line learning opportunities, combined with a series of traditional learning activities consisting of books, instructional packets, supplementary handouts, and other relevant resources. Teachers will be accessible to students and parents during remote learning to answer questions, and to provide guidance and support. It is important to clarify that remote learning does not mean that our district will be completely closed. Our buildings will be operational and staff members will be present to answer questions and offer support.
As previously mentioned, the following buildings will be open for students to access breakfast and lunch (8:00-12:00): EMK, PLO, GNR, MHK, and HHS. Students can select the building that is closest to their residence for breakfast/lunch. These food items will only be grab and go.
During the two week remote learning time period, all district activities and athletic events (including practices) will be postponed or cancelled. This includes facility use, events, and rental activities.
We will continue to provide timely updates throughout the upcoming remote learning period. Please feel free to contact your school by phone or email for further questions or concerns once our remote learning plan starts. Continue to check the district’s website for ongoing updates http://www.ewrsd.org.
I recognize this is a unique and difficult time, but I am confident that as a school community, we can overcome the challenges ahead. I would like to express my deep appreciation to the entire school community for its continued flexibility, understanding, and support.
Superintendent of Schools
25A Leshin Lane III Hightstown, New Jersey 08520 111 (609) 443-7717, X2020
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)—The 2020 Census count is underway and I received my invitation by mail today. As per the instructions I logged onto My2020census.gov and entered my code Census ID Code. There were some very basic questions of who was living in the home and birthdays. It was one of the easiest census forms I have ever completed and took less than two minutes to complete from start to finish, even though it says it could take an average of 10 minutes to complete.
The Census is counted every 10 years and many things from voting districts, financial aid, Federal, State and Local government services and more use this government data. A response is required by law and should be very easy to complete if you have received the invitation from United States Census Bureau.
What is the 2020 Census?The goal of the census is to count every person living in the United States, once, only once and in the right place. Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution mandates that this population and housing count occur every 10 years. Census data guide how more than $675 billion of federal funding is distributed to states and communities each year.
Am I required to respond to the 2020 Census?Yes, you are required by law to respond to the 2020 Census (Title 13, U.S. Code, Sections 141 and 193). We are conducting the 2020 Census under the authority of Title 13, U.S. Code, Sections 141, 193 and 221. This collection of information has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The eight-digit OMB approval number is 0607-1006. If this number were not displayed, we could not conduct the census.
Who should complete the 2020 Census questionnaire?This 2020 Census questionnaire should be completed by the person who owns or rents the living quarters or any other person who is at least 15 years of age with knowledge of the household.
How do I change my answers?For questions where you must choose a single response from a list, clicking another response will change your answer to that response.If it is a “select all that apply” question, you may click on a selected check box to unselect the box and remove it as one of your answers.
How long will the 2020 Census questionnaire take?The Census Bureau estimates that completing the questionnaire will take 10 minutes on average.
How will the Census Bureau use the information I provide?By law, the Census Bureau can only use your responses to produce statistics.
Will the results be published?Yes. By law, the Census Bureau can only use your responses to produce statistics. The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in a way that could identify you or your household. The Census Bureau plans to make results of this study available to the general public. Results will be presented in aggregate form and no personally identifiable information will be published.Information quality is an integral part of the pre-dissemination review of the information disseminated by the Census Bureau (fully described in the Census Bureau’s Information Quality Guidelines at https://www.census.gov/about/policies/quality/guidelines.html). Information quality is also integral to the information collection conducted by the Census Bureau and is incorporated into the clearance process by the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Do I have to complete the 2020 Census questionnaire for my household members?Yes, you will be asked to provide information for each household member.
EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Route 130 and Route 33 closed due to accident investigation. East Windsor and Hightstown Fire Companies on scene and were detailed there approximately 10:30 pm. Police have area closed. No further details are available at this time.
UPDATE: 12:30 am., Vehicles have been removed from the roadway and roadway has reopened.
Updated March 11, 2020 –Press Release from East Windsor Township Police:
March 10, 2020, Route 130 North at Route 33 (Mercer Street), Time 10:24 PM
On Tuesday March 10, 2020, the East Windsor Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Route 130 north at the intersection of Route 33 (Mercer Street). Upon patrol arrival two vehicles (MV#l) and (MV#2) were found to have been involved in a motor vehicle collision. The preliminary investigation revealed that MV#l was traveling north on Route 130, approaching the intersection of Route 33 (Mercer Street) and collided with MV#2. The driver of MV#l suffered serious injuries and was transported to Helene Fuld Hospital by East Windsor District Volunteer Rescue Squad #1. The driver of MV#2 suffered no injuries. East Windsor District I and II Fire also responded and extinguished MV#l that had caught fire after reaching its final resting place on the southbound side of Route 130, south of Hickory Comer Road. This incident remains under investigation by the East Windsor Township Police Department Traffic Safety Unit.
Operator MV#2 Charles Cyrus (Age 68) Trenton NJ Vehicle #2 2002 Honda Accord (Green)
Responding Agencies: East Windsor Township Police Department East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company #1 East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company #2 East Windsor Volunteer Rescue Squad #1 East Windsor Volunteer Rescue Squad #2
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–In Mercer County Tournament’s final four Trenton Catholic Academy boys defeated Hightstown High School with a final score of 85-63. Trenton Catholic Academy will take on Nottingham High School in the final Friday at 7 pm at the Cure Insurance Arena.
HIGHTSTOWN, NJ (MERCER)–The Hightstown boys basketball team are the 2019-2020 Colonial Division Champions after their win against Notre Dame tonight at home. Final Score Hightstown 67 Notre Dame 64 in overtime.
WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–The Robbinsville-Allentown hockey team defeated Lawrence Township High School tonight at Mercer County Park Skating Center with a final score of 7-2. It was Lawrence High School’s Senior Night and was celebrated by seniors and family members.
The Robbinsville team is a combined team from Robbinsville and Allentown High Schools.
The Lawrence team is a combined team from Lawrence Township High School, Hightstown High School and Ewing Township High School.
Official press release from Hightstown Police Department:
HIGHTSTOWN, NJ (MERCER)–On Sunday, February 2, 2020 at approximately 3:00 p.m., officers from Hightstown Police Department responded to a resident’s call from Ward Street regarding a body in the water. Upon the officers’ arrival, a subject was found in the water, deceased, proximal to the bridge on Ward Street. The decedent was positively identified by family as Geovanny Urgiles, a 34 year old male of East Windsor, who was reported as a missing person during the week of January 28th to the East Windsor Police Department, who were also present and assisted at the scene
There were no signs of foul play and the decedent was turned over to the Medical Examiner’s Office for Mercer County. The Hightstown Fire Department Dive Team and Water Rescue personnel assisted with the recovery, along with partners from Robbinsville EMS Station 40 and paramedics from Capital Health. An autopsy will be performed by the medical examiner’s office to determine a cause of death. The investigation will remain active until such a determination is made. Anyone with information that may aid in the investigation is asked to contact Det. Jerry Mecca of the Hightstown Police Department at 609-448-1234 x 540.
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Wrestling Tournament was held today at Robbinsville High School. Joey Lamparelli (Allentown) received the 2020 Most Outstanding Wrestler award. (more to follow on Joey). Hopewell Valley High School was first place team.
Individual Results 1st through 6th:
1st Place – Shailen Savur of Robbinsville
2nd Place – Robert Fattore of Hightstown
3rd Place – Nicholas Ricigliano of Steinert
4th Place – Chloë Ayres of Princeton
5th Place – Kyle Doherty of Hopewell Valley
6th Place – Johnae Drumright of Trenton Central
1st Place – Sudesh Gurung of Nottingham
2nd Place – Christian Micikas of Hopewell Valley
3rd Place – Cory Stallworth of Trenton Central
4th Place – Martin Brophy of Princeton
5th Place – Aiden Weil of Robbinsville
6th Place – Rommel Mendez of Lawrence
1st Place – Joey Lamparelli of Allentown
2nd Place – Jacob Venezia of Hopewell Valley
3rd Place – Dylan Cifrodelli of Robbinsville
4th Place – Joseph Obst of Hightstown
5th Place – Silvia Aparicio of Hamilton West
6th Place – Gavin White of Notre Dame
1st Place – Drake Torrington of Robbinsville
2nd Place – Allen Lopez of Hopewell Valley
3rd Place – Anthony Verdi of Steinert
4th Place – Giovanni Morina of Hightstown
5th Place – Kolin O`Grady of Allentown
6th Place – Bakhtiyar Bajwa of Lawrence
1st Place – Kether Thornton of Hightstown
2nd Place – chris Sockler of Princeton
3rd Place – Cole Cifrodelli of Robbinsville
4th Place – Joe Vannozzi of Hopewell Valley
5th Place – Alexander Samayoa of Ewing
6th Place – David Aboasu of Nottingham
1st Place – Aaron Munford of Princeton
2nd Place – Alejandro Lopez of Hopewell Valley
3rd Place – Mason Louderback of Notre Dame
4th Place – Isaiah Lederman of Robbinsville
5th Place – Reece Schenck of Lawrence
6th Place – Isaiah Thornton of Hightstown
1st Place – dominic Riendeau-Krause of Princeton
2nd Place – Careem Frost of Lawrence
3rd Place – Elijah Rodriguez of Hightstown
4th Place – Owen Weigle of Ewing
5th Place – Andrew Nixon of Hamilton West
6th Place – Jeremy Murray of Robbinsville
1st Place – james romaine of Princeton
2nd Place – Matt Paglia of Allentown
3rd Place – Sean Mills of Lawrence
4th Place – Brian Zeglarski of Hopewell Valley
5th Place – RJ Stradling of Robbinsville
6th Place – Robert Doss of Hightstown
1st Place – Nicholas Golden of Allentown
2nd Place – Alex Stavrou of Hightstown
3rd Place – Kwanir Edwards of Nottingham
4th Place – Te`amo Nazario of Trenton Central
5th Place – Ben Shevlin of Hopewell Valley
6th Place – matt elsworth of Princeton
1st Place – Ryan Bennett of Hamilton West
2nd Place – Jake Dallarda of Lawrence
3rd Place – Tommy Zovich of West Windsor-Plainsboro North
4th Place – Nicodemus Leaver of Hightstown
5th Place – Gael Vasquez of Hopewell Valley
6th Place – Manuel Roman of Nottingham
1st Place – Josh Beigman of Hopewell Valley
2nd Place – Connor Verga of Lawrence
3rd Place – Paskal Miga of Allentown
4th Place – Dorian Henry of Nottingham
5th Place – Ireayo Kuku of West Windsor-Plainsboro South
6th Place – Clayton Resch of Steinert
1st Place – Chris Stavrou of Hightstown
2nd Place – Brian LaCross of Hopewell Valley
3rd Place – Timothy Glynn of West Windsor-Plainsboro North
4th Place – Jaylen Bynes of Notre Dame
5th Place – Jayson Williams of Trenton Central
6th Place – Ricardo Cruz of Lawrence
1st Place – Bryan Bonilla of Hightstown
2nd Place – Christian Cacciabaudo of Hopewell Valley
3rd Place – Daniel Schweitzer of Allentown
4th Place – Eric Brown of Trenton Central
5th Place – Jonathan Jupiter of Nottingham
6th Place – Mohamed Abdelatty of Lawrence
1st Place – Brenden Hansen of Hightstown
2nd Place – Matthew Moore of West Windsor-Plainsboro North
HIGHTSTOWN, NJ (MERCER)–The Allentown Redbird wrestling team fell to the Highstown Rams with a final score of 21-52 tonight.
It was Hightstown’s Senior Night and the Rams locked up the Colonial Division Title at the last home meet of the season. The next match ups for most local teams will be at Robbinsville High School this Saturday for the Mercer County Wrestling Tournament.