One year of senseless silence on gun violence

Voice of the People by James J. Devine

One year ago today, we lost 26 fellow Americans to gun violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. We lost 20 of our youngest students, and six dedicated school workers. To mark the anniversary of that tragedy with…

Rabid Skunk Found In Plainfield

PLAINSBORO — The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a skunk tested positive for rabies in Plainsboro, in the vicinity of Mershon Lane and Krebs Road. This is the 12th rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2013 and the first in Plainsboro.

Middlesex County Fencers Qualify For USA Fencing National Championships

Pictured from left to right are Tristan Quinton, Jared Quinton, Sean McGrath, Jonathan Koppenhaver (Photo courtesy of Hub City Fencing Academy)

EDISON – Five competitors from Hub City Fencing Academy in Edison traveled to New Orleans for the Crescent City Open on Oct. 26-27. They made the trip both to compete for sport and try to qualify for the USA Fencing National Championships. All five achieved their goal.

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Officer Sentenced for Helping Sheriff Collect a Bribe

TRENTON – A former Middlesex County sheriff’s officer was sentenced today for assisting former Sheriff Joseph Spicuzzo in a jobs-for-cash scheme in which Spicuzzo collected about $112,000 in bribes from individuals seeking positions or promotions in the sheriff’s office. Paul…

Freeholder Director Says Middlesex County Is Strong, Effective In 2013

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios said County Government in 2013 reached its goal of raising the already high quality of life in the County by enhancing programs, expanding services, maintaining its strong financial footing and building the tools that will attract jobs and industry to the county.