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Warren County Vaccination Site

THIS VACCINATION SITE IS FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT & FIREFIGHTERS, THOSE AGED 65+, THOSE AGED 18-64 WITH AT LEAST ONE MEDICAL CONDITION THAT POSES A HIGH RISK FOR COVID-19 INFECTION AS PER THE CDC & THOSE IDENTIFIED IN NJ'S PHASE 1a.
http://www.co.warren.nj.us/Healthdept/WCCOVIDVaccine.html

Pre-Registration Link for COVID Vaccine

The general public can now pre-register, for the COVID vaccine.  Please click on the link to input personal, contact, health insurance, and demographic information. It will also allow for individuals to schedule an appointment for those who are immediately eligible based on screening questions. Please visit https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/  

 

Governor Murphy and Superintendent Callahan Announce Administrative Order Clarifying Capacity Limits for Indoor Sports Practices and Competitions and Restrictions on Interstate Youth Sports Competitions 

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan today announced Administrative Order 2020-25, which clarifies that indoor sports practices and competitions are subject to current indoor gathering limits, which was most recently set at 10 persons. However, a practice or competition can proceed with more than 10 persons if individuals who are not necessary for the activity, such as spectators, are not present.  The total number of individuals still may not exceed 25 percent of the capacity of the room in which the practice or competitions takes place, and such limit may not exceed 150 persons.

The order further clarifies that the restrictions on interstate youth sports competitions in Executive Order No. 194 (2020) also apply to youth sports competitions conducted outdoors.

The order will take effect on Saturday, January 2, 2021, when the prohibition on indoor sports practices and competitions in Executive Order No. 204 (2020) sunsets. 

A copy of the Administrative Order can be found here.

The Division of Aging and Disability Services is currently recruiting volunteers

Looking for Volunteers to deliver meals to home bound seniors in Warren County.   

The Division of Aging and Disability Services is currently recruiting volunteers for its home delivered meals program to serve home bound seniors in Phillipsburg and nearby areas. Program Volunteers deliver pre-packaged hot meals to senior residents who are home bound.  Meals are pre-packaged and distributed out of the Phillipsburg senior center.

COVID-19 precautions and protections are in place and no contact deliveries are in place, at this time.  Volunteer schedules can be flexible based on availability.

Please contact Debbie Fox, Volunteer coordinator for Meals at home program in Visiting Home Maker services at 908-689-4140 or our Division at 908-475-6591 for more information and sign up to be a volunteer.

Drop off Christmas trees

Blairstown residents may drop off Christmas trees at the Public Works Garage at 25 Lambert Road.  Please place them by the woodchip pile BEHIND the garage next to the playing fields.

 

 

Planet Network

Please go to the Planet Networks site at www.getplanetfiber.com to answer a few questions to help bring high speed internet access to Blairstown.
Probably the worst problem faced by our residents is the lack of adequate internet service. This impacts businesses, working from home, in home education, or recreation. As you are probably aware Service Electric Cable TV – NJ was purchased by Altice several months ago. Hopefully, those of you who are served by Altice will see improved internet services in the near future.
But, many areas of our township are served only by CenturyLink. CenturyLink constructed a $30 million upgrade to their system in northern Warren County over the past several years. I personally have experienced an improvement, if you can call it, from a 1.5 meg to 6 meg download speed. Wow!
Over the next several years, Planet Networks from Newton will be wiring many roads in the area for high speed (currently up to 1 gigabit fiber connections) internet service. Rates are: 175 meg up/down m$59.95, 300meg up/down m$74.95, 500 meg up/down m$89.95, & 1gb up/down m$109.95.
They are gauging interest in their service and are asking residents to complete a short survey at www.getplanetfiber.com. If much faster internet speeds sound intriguing, complete this survey.
Get your neighbors to complete the survey. If many homes in the same areas respond favorably, your area might be the first wired. Help bring high speed internet service to Blairstown!
But in the meantime, Planet Networks is offering very reasonable prices to connect your home to an existing Altice cable TV line bordering your property.
Many residents have complained to me that because of their home’s distance from the roadway, Service Electric CTV gave an exorbitant price estimate to connect. I’m not sure if Altice’s connection cost will be less than SECTV, but Planet Networks might be a cheaper alternative.
You can ask for a connection quote from Robert Boyle at Planet Networks at robert@planet.net. I have heard that homeowners in our area who have used Planet Networks to connect with Service Electric were at a fraction of the cost estimated by SECTV.