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Third Burglary of Unoccupied Bernards Twp. Home Reported Over Weekend

October 15, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township Police have reported that a third burglary of an unoccupied township home took place sometime between 6:45 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 and at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14.

The burglary occurred at a home on Beacon Crest Road, police reported on Facebook.

Since October began, this is third reported burglary of a township home that was unoccupied ...

Bernards Committee Candidates to be Presented at Forum at Ridge HS Next Week

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ This November's candidates for Bernards Township are scheduled to appear at a candidates' forum to be presented by the League of Women Voters and Ridge students on Oct. 24 at Ridge High School.

The League of Women Voters of Somerset County, together with the Ridge High School Empowerment for Political Participation (REPP) and members of Ridge High ...

Register for Basking Ridge Turkey Trot by Oct. 21

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Entrants in the Basking Ridge Turkey Trot Sunday, Oct. 28 at Mountain Park in Martinsville can save by pre-registering by Oct. 21.

The event will consist of a 5K run (3.1 miles) and a 1-mile health walk. Check-in for the race will be from 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. the day of the race. The 1-mile Health Walk starts at 9:30. The 5K will go off at 10 a.m.

Pre-registration is ...

Ridge HS Sweeps Boys and Girls Cross-Country Championships in Somerset County

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge girls and boys cross-country teams swept the Somerset County team title last Friday at the county championships at Pleasant Valley Park.

Junior Manon Stephen of Ridge (18:34) finished second in the 5,000-meter run, 8 seconds behind winner Caroline Mehlhorn of Montgomery. Senior Amanda Cresanti was 11th at 20:46, Morgan Lyons was 13th at 20:53, and junior Tatum ...

Local Couple Goes from Working on Wall Street to Owning Preschool: The Goddard School in Long Hill is under construction

October 9, 2018

LONG HILL TOWNSHIP, NJ — Sumara and Imran Ahmad, owners of The Goddard School located in Long Hill, are opening the newest Goddard School to meet the demand for early childhood education options in the growing community.

The couple spent several years working in finance on Wall Street. When they had children, they wanted to take on a new adventure as a family.

“Our children were ...

Millington Quarry Withdraws Planning Board Application to Divide Property [Updated]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ In September, the 180-acre Millington Quarry filed an application asking the Bernards Planning Board to split the property into two subdivisions, with the larger tract, at 129.48 acres, to be preserved to be "reasonably" developed in the future.

But on Tuesday night -- when the application was on the Oct. 2 agenda for the Planning Board to consider ...

Ridge H.S. Safety Projects Could Net Business Administrator Big $$ Bonuses

October 15, 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Bernards Township School Business Administrator Rod McLaughlin could realize a merit bonus of up to 6.66 percent of his base annual salary if he successfully oversees installation of safety projects at Ridge High School.

The Board of Education set the goals, adhering to a contract obligation, at its Oct. 8 meeting.

His base salary is $179,225, so the maximum merit ...

John Kerry Coming to Ridge High School Friday to Campaign for Malinowski

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Former Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to appear for Democrat Congressional candidate Thomas Malinowski from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the Performing Arts Center at Ridge High School.

Granting of use of the Ridge High School auditorium for a Democratic political event was explained by the Bernards Township Board of Education attorney at ...

Sports Volunteers Named at Ridge H.S. and William Annin M.S.

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Volunteers help spur athletic programs in Bernards Township schools.

On July 23, the Bernards Township Board of Education approved 33 volunteers to help at the high and middle schools for the 2018-19 school year.

Nineteen people are volunteering at Ridge High School. They are:

Brian Hedgecock and Bill Roller, baseball;

Kevin Byelick, Adam Wells and Brian ...

Ridge HS Sweeps Boys and Girls Cross-Country Championships in Somerset County

October 15, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge girls and boys cross-country teams swept the Somerset County team title last Friday at the county championships at Pleasant Valley Park.

Junior Manon Stephen of Ridge (18:34) finished second in the 5,000-meter run, 8 seconds behind winner Caroline Mehlhorn of Montgomery. Senior Amanda Cresanti was 11th at 20:46, Morgan Lyons was 13th at 20:53, and junior Tatum ...

Ridge Volleyball Defeats North Brunswick to Go 12-4

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Ridge finished a grueling week by topping North Brunswick in two sets, 25-11, 25-13, on Friday. 

Having played two Top 20 teams to three sets, Ridge (12-4) received contributions from the whole squad in beating North Brunswick. Pin hitters Erin Caricich, Lauren Metzner and Kristen Hodges combined for 9 kills. Angela Huang, Audrey Raphaels and Ingie Rabie played strong ...

Football: Undefeated Ridge Rolls Over Watchung Hills, 42-14

WARREN, NJ - It took a little longer than usual for the Ridge football team to exhibit the crisp, disciplined execution that has marked its undefeated season so far.

But, after a flat opening quarter, the Red Devils scored three touchdowns in the last 5:17 of the first half to take a 21-point halftime lead on their way to a 42-14 victory over Watchung Hills on the road Friday ...

Ridge 'Marching Madness' Band Competition Set for Saturday Oct. 20

October 11, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Put away your basketballs and brackets and get ready to toe-tap instead. This isn’t March Madness. It’s Ridge Marching Madness.

The annual marching band competition at Ridge High School, newly dubbed Ridge Marching Madness, is set for Saturday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. at Lee Field. A fall tradition since 2010, the competition showcases some of the finest musical and ...

VNA Fall Rummage Sale to Open Last Day on Sunday With Plenty of Bargains Left

FAR HILLS., NJ _ Sunday is bargain day at the region's biggest rummage sale _ the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills Rummage Sale, open for a final day from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7. 

The rummage sale, a fundraiser for the Basking Ridge-based VNA, is held each spring and fall with a selection of thousands of items donated by the community. Admission and ...

1770s Festival Will Again Spotlight Colonial Era, History Being Made in Somerset Hills

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ This Sunday, the Living History - 1770s Festival at Lord Stirling's estate in Basking Ridge returns with the chance to experience a taste of what life was like in the 18th century -- and also to learn about the role that Lord Stirling played in the Revolutionary War.

The 1770s Festival promotes historical and environmental education, highlighting the unsung ...

Bernards Committee Candidates to be Presented at Forum at Ridge HS Next Week

October 15, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ This November's candidates for Bernards Township are scheduled to appear at a candidates' forum to be presented by the League of Women Voters and Ridge students on Oct. 24 at Ridge High School.

The League of Women Voters of Somerset County, together with the Ridge High School Empowerment for Political Participation (REPP) and members of Ridge High ...

John Kerry Coming to Ridge High School Friday to Campaign for Malinowski

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Former Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to appear for Democrat Congressional candidate Thomas Malinowski from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the Performing Arts Center at Ridge High School.

Granting of use of the Ridge High School auditorium for a Democratic political event was explained by the Bernards Township Board of Education attorney at ...

NJ Audubon: Fall Native Plant Sale

October 2, 2018

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ _ New Jersey Audubon in Bernardsville will hold its fall Native Plant sale this Saturday. Come visit Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary this Sunday for a great selection of native perennials, ornamental grasses, ferns and shrubs that can add both habitat and food for your yard wildlife in the Fall and beyond! 

When
Saturday, October 6, 2018 (9 a.m. to 4 ...

Register for Basking Ridge Turkey Trot by Oct. 21

October 15, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Entrants in the Basking Ridge Turkey Trot Sunday, Oct. 28 at Mountain Park in Martinsville can save by pre-registering by Oct. 21.

The event will consist of a 5K run (3.1 miles) and a 1-mile health walk. Check-in for the race will be from 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. the day of the race. The 1-mile Health Walk starts at 9:30. The 5K will go off at 10 a.m.

Pre-registration is ...

Round 2 for Valairco Cares Charitable Give Away: Valairco Heating & Cooling Celebrates 50 Years with Nonprofit Giveaway Contest; October 31 Nomination Deadline Approaching

MANVILLE, NJ - Valairco is celebrating 50 years and is giving back by donating $500 to a nonprofit or charity based on the desire of its customers, friends and interested parties. Valairco will be donating to four different charities or nonprofits approximately every three months during their 50th year celebration.  

Anyone can nominate a ...

VNA Fall Rummage Sale to Open Last Day on Sunday With Plenty of Bargains Left

FAR HILLS., NJ _ Sunday is bargain day at the region's biggest rummage sale _ the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills Rummage Sale, open for a final day from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7. 

The rummage sale, a fundraiser for the Basking Ridge-based VNA, is held each spring and fall with a selection of thousands of items donated by the community. Admission and ...

Bernards Committee Candidates to be Presented at Forum at Ridge HS Next Week

October 15, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ This November's candidates for Bernards Township are scheduled to appear at a candidates' forum to be presented by the League of Women Voters and Ridge students on Oct. 24 at Ridge High School.

The League of Women Voters of Somerset County, together with the Ridge High School Empowerment for Political Participation (REPP) and members of Ridge High ...

Canceled Bernards Committee Meeting, with Affordable Housing on Agenda, Rescheduled For Oct. 23

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Tuesday, Oct. 9 Bernards Township Committee meeting scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. was canceled due to lack of quorum of its members, the township clerk's office announced earlier in the day. The agenda included a proposed resolution and discussion on a plan outlining in detail the township's plan for meeting its most recent state-ordered Affordable Housing ...

PARCC Scores Report Coming Up at Monday Board of Education Meeting

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A presentation on the school district's PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) test scores is scheduled for Monday's Board of Education meeting.

The agenda is posted online for the meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the Performing Arts Center at Ridge High School, 268 S. Finley Ave., Basking ...

Bernards Chamber of Commerce to Host Youth Fitness Program in Memory of Connor Nemes

October 8, 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Bernards Township Regional Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Committee has embarked on a fitness program for youth to commemorate the loss of Connor Nemes, a township youth, last summer. The event will launch after school on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

"Our chamber continues to develop new programing for the benefit of our greater community and members. This ...

Giant Somerset Hills VNA Fall Rummage Sale Opens This Week

FAR HILLS, NJ _ It's the rummage sale that puts Far Hills on the map for bargain hunters -- the much awaited giant rummage sale organized each October (and April) to raise funds to assist patients of the Basking Ridge-based Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills.

This year's fall VNA Rummage Sale is scheduled, in rain or shine, for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, ...

NJ Audubon: Fall Native Plant Sale

October 2, 2018

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ _ New Jersey Audubon in Bernardsville will hold its fall Native Plant sale this Saturday. Come visit Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary this Sunday for a great selection of native perennials, ornamental grasses, ferns and shrubs that can add both habitat and food for your yard wildlife in the Fall and beyond! 

When
Saturday, October 6, 2018 (9 a.m. to 4 ...

Children’s Singer/Songwriter from Hillsborough Sent to Jail on Child Pornography Charge

October 2, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Eric. S. Komar, a Hillsborough resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performed for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide, was sentenced Tuesday to 82 months in prison for receiving images of child sexual abuse, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Komar, 47, was arrested in September 2017 at his residence in ...

Third Burglary of Unoccupied Bernards Twp. Home Reported Over Weekend

October 15, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township Police have reported that a third burglary of an unoccupied township home took place sometime between 6:45 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 and at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14.

The burglary occurred at a home on Beacon Crest Road, police reported on Facebook.

Since October began, this is third reported burglary of a township home that was unoccupied ...

Bernards Police Join #9PMRoutine Initiative To Help Curb Thefts, Break-ins

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _  A spreading movement to urge residents to take responsibility for locking up their homes and belongings -- the #9PMRoutine -- is being encouraged by Bernards Township police as a way of helping to avoid more burglaries in the township.

The Bernards Police department announced last week that the township is now following the ...

Police Blotter: Warren County Man Arrested Twice in One Day for Alleged Drug-Related and Driving Offenses

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Township police reported that a Stewartsville man was arrested twice in one day on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license and, during his first encounter with his police, with alleged cocaine possession.

Bernards Township Police reported that Joseph Jardins, 37, of Stewartsville, was arrested ...

Canceled Bernards Committee Meeting, with Affordable Housing on Agenda, Rescheduled For Oct. 23

October 9, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Tuesday, Oct. 9 Bernards Township Committee meeting scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. was canceled due to lack of quorum of its members, the township clerk's office announced earlier in the day. The agenda included a proposed resolution and discussion on a plan outlining in detail the township's plan for meeting its most recent state-ordered Affordable Housing ...

Millington Quarry Withdraws Planning Board Application to Divide Property [Updated]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ In September, the 180-acre Millington Quarry filed an application asking the Bernards Planning Board to split the property into two subdivisions, with the larger tract, at 129.48 acres, to be preserved to be "reasonably" developed in the future.

But on Tuesday night -- when the application was on the Oct. 2 agenda for the Planning Board to consider ...

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Children’s Singer/Songwriter from Hillsborough Sent to Jail on Child Pornography Charge

October 2, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Eric. S. Komar, a Hillsborough resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performed for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide, was sentenced Tuesday to 82 months in prison for receiving images of child sexual abuse, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Komar, 47, was arrested in September 2017 at his residence in ...

Tangents…Life’s Many Connections Through the Lens of Psychology

October 15, 2018

Welcome to my new column, Tangents.  The word tangent can have a variety of meanings, for example, in geometry a tangent refers to "a straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point, but if extended does not cross it at that point." Leibniz defined it as the line through a pair of infinitely close points on the curve, but for this column, I will use the ...

Time Sensitive Wild Card Game Offer from Delicious Heights

October 3, 2018

Join us tonight at 8 pm as the Oakland Athletics take on The New York Yankees for the 2018 American League Wildcard.

1/2 Off Buffalo Wings in the bar and bar area during the game and Happy Hour Weekly Specials 3 to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close at all locations.

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Delicious Heights is a family restaurant with ...