Thursday, November 3, 2022


Dispatch from City Hall

Mayor Andrew Nowick

Every vote matters.

Last year we saw the truth of that in the School Referendum. It passed by two votes.

And I saw the truth of it in my own campaign. I know a few Republican supporters switched parties to vote for me in the Primary and I know many more Republicans voted for Independent Mike Menche in the General election. It was the first time in a very long-time voters of Lambertville had two Mayoral candidates in November. Both of my wins were close.

I’d love to see a 90% turnout in Lambertville.

Please remind your friends, family and neighbors to vote on Tuesday.

You’ll see – every vote matters.

That’s my message this week.


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Polls will be open from 6:00am to 8:00pm on Tuesday, November 8.
Accommodations will be made for voters with disabilities.

There are two polling places in Lambertville, and where you go is based on the street address on your voter registration.

Need to double check where to go? FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE

NJ Voter FAQ:

Call 1-877-NJ-VOTER (1-877-658-6837)

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Received a mail-in ballot? They can be mailed or dropped off
until the polls close at 8pm on Tuesday.

The City dropbox for mail-in ballots is located
outside of the Justice Center (25 S Union St)
and is accessible 24/7.

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Early voting will continue through Sunday, 11/6.

The closest location for early voting is the 4-H Complex,
located at 1207 NJ-Route 179. The hours for early voting are
Monday-Saturday 10:00am to 8:00pm
and Sunday, 10:00am to 6:00pm

Hoop Shoot Tournament

The tournament will be held at the First Presbyterian Church gym
(31 N. Union St). All players should report to the gym by 8:30 a.m.

The competition is open to all boys and girls aged 8-13 (as of April 1, 2023)

The winners in each age category will advance to the New Jersey regional event on Sunday, January 8th at the Bound Brook Recreation Center. State, Regional and National events will follow for competitors who win their events.

Start practicing and we will look forward to seeing all of you on Saturday, November 12th!

Any questions, please call or text Charlie at 856-371-2398. Spread the word to all of the kids out there! It's a fun event!

Combatting Discrimination in Social Security

Two important parts of transitioning for many transgender and nonbinary people are changing their name and correcting their sex marker on identification documents and government records. This process often requires jumping through many legal and bureaucratic hoops.

As of this month, it is no longer required for a medical provider to certify a person’s sex before it can be changed on their social security record.

This policy change aligns with Executive Order 13988 (Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation). It is a step forward, allowing millions of transgender people in the United States to update their most commonly used identification documents.

For more information about the process, please visit

Trot til you Drop!

Click the map for a fun route preview!

Join us on Thanksgiving morning, November 24,
for the annual 5K race through Lambertville and New Hope!

Runners Registration: $40 in advance, $50 day of. Click here to register!

The proceeds from this event support the Chamber as well as Fisherman’s Mark, a local nonprofit organization in Lambertville, NJ.

Making Progress at South Hunterdon

A major key to improving student achievement in education is providing “differentiated instruction” to meet the individual needs of our students. This means all students have the same learning goals but are presented with different pathways to achieve the goals rather than using a one-size fits all approach.

Read the full article: South Hunterdon Regional School District Focusing on Increasing Student Achievement

Fancy a Walk Around Town?

We're looking for volunteers!

The quarterly newsletter magazine was hand-delivered in August by a few dedicated staff members and volunteers. This time around, we're looking for folks from town to join the fun! Delivering the newsletters is easy - no heavy lifting involved - and it does not take more than an hour or two.

Distribution is scheduled for November 10-18.

If you would like to volunteer to help, please send an email with "NEWSLETTER HELPER" in the subject line to

RIP Gerald Stern

Stern was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1925. The son of Eastern European immigrants, Stern’s poetry frequently references his all-American, working-class upbringing as well as his Jewish and Eastern European heritage. Cosmopolitan and yet deeply personal, Stern’s work is known for its passionate defense of human emotions and needs.

Happening this Week

Veterans Day Ceremony

$5K Grant Funding for Stormwater Projects

The next round of Lower Delaware Wild & Scenic mini-grants is now open.

Preference will be given to projects focusing on flood mitigation, stormwater management, and river and/or storm safety education and outreach.

Grants are usually $5,000 or less.
The deadline to apply is December 16th, 5 pm.

Click here to learn more or apply!

Today in History

On this day in 1957, Laika, fondly known as Space Dog, became the first animal to orbit around Earth. Laika was a black-and-white mutt originally named Kudrayavka, or Little Curly. Her later name, which means Barker, came about when she barked during a radio interview. (In the U.S. press, she was sometimes called Muttnik.)

Launched by the Soviet Union, Laika took her journey aboard the Sputnik 2 spacecraft.

Several other dogs were launched into space before the first human attempt, which was successful in 1961.

Nine out of ten pets want you to vote!