Friday, December 14, 2012
The Hightstown Police Department welcomed three new Ford Interceptors to the fleet on Tuesday
The Hightstown Police Department obtained three 2013 Ford Police Interceptors Tuesday, updating an aging fleet of police vehicles. According to Police Director James Le Tellier, one Interceptor replaces a 2001 police vehicle that is no longer in commission, while two more are additions to a fleet of 2001 and 2008 Crown Victorias. When comparing vechicles, Le Tellier said the department considered the Chevy Caprice with a Corvette engine and the Dodge Challenger with a Hemi engine. However, with a V-6 engine and a 6-speed transmission all wheel drive, he felt the overall design and handling, including acceleration and deceleration, of the Ford Interceptors were far superior to the others. “These cars are designed from the ground up as …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The process will take six months to one year.
Nine months after devastating Hurricane Irene hit Hightstown, poured several feet of water inside Borough Hall and sent papers floating down the creek to Cranbury, a company has been called in to begin the process of restoring the borough’s records. The state-approved company, Belfor USA, will come in starting June 11 and begin removing records, restoring whatever is possible and microfilming the documents, according to Borough Clerk Debra Sopronyi. The process is anticipated to take anywhere from six months to a year. “To determine what actually still exists and what [doesn’t] is going to be a long process,” Sopronyi said. With the police department being the lowest elevation of the building, they lost the most in the storm. Papers on …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Several ideas were proposed Wednesday, including moving Borough Hall to Lucas Electric and rebuilding it in the current location.
Residents voiced opinions on the ultimate location of Hightstown’s borough hall and police department at Wednesday’s special council meeting. Local organizations, including Downtown Hightstown, Greater Hightstown East Windsor Improvement Project (GHEWIP) and the Historic Preservation Committee, along with several residents, urged the council to move forward with relocating borough hall from its current location. “The time is now and the opportunity is now,” said Jay Zimmer, GHEWIP chairperson and executive director at Meadow Lakes. Zimmer said GHEWIP did a study, weighing the strengths and weaknesses of moving borough hall verse keeping it in the current location. The strengths included aligning it with the Route 33 Corridor study, …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Council members praise the conversation started at Tuesday's special meeting.
The conversation on the future of Hightstown's Borough Hall and the police department kicked off Tuesday night at a special public workshop meeting. Although no action was taken and no decision was made as to the future of the contaminated building, it opened discussion between council members, town professionals and members of the public. Several options were discussed – from remediating or demolishing all or part of the building, to moving it completely, tearing it down or rebuilding it and bringing it up to code – but there are several lingering factors that may weigh into the council’s ultimate decision. The Borough is still waiting to hear if the County will accept the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood maps created a few …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The council to talk about the future of Borough Hall and the police department.
The Hightstown Council is holding a special meeting tonight to discuss Hurricane Irene recovery efforts, including future options for the location of Borough Hall and police department. No action will be taken at the meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. in the First Aid Building. Borough Hall was closed following Hurricane Irene after air quality tests revealed significant environmental concerns, Borough officials have said. Borough employees have been operating out of the public works building. The Hightstown Police Department also temporarily relocated to the Lucas Electric building on Mercer Street after the storm. The temporary use and occupancy agreement at Lucas Electric is up May 5, and the agenda states the council is discussing …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The money will help periodically replace body armor in the police department.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
East Windsor Township was awarded a grant from the State Body Armor Replacement Fund Program to help replace some of the police department’s body armor. The $4,249.13 grant was received in addition to a $2,340 grant from the Department of Justice 2011 Bulletproof Vest Partnership, according to a news release. “East Windsor Township appreciates receiving these funds, which will assist in the Township’s efforts to outfit our police officers with equipment that will serve to enhance their personal safety,” Mayor Janice MIronov said in the release. A $1 surcharge is placed on each fine, penalty or forfeiture for motor vehicle law violations in New Jersey, and that surcharge funds the grant program, the release said. “The safety of our police …