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Volunteers Needed for Trail Maintenance at Two County Parks

July 22, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Rangers and the Volunteer Park Patrol are seeking volunteers to assist with trail maintenance projects throughout the year.

With the cooperation of the Jersey Off Road Bicycling Association, (JORBA), Rangers and volunteers will be performing trail maintenance at the Sourland Mountain Preserve off East Mountain Road in Hillsborough, New ...

Two Shows Left for 'Sweeney Todd' By Basking Ridge-Based 'Light Opera of NJ'

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - This Saturday night and Sunday afternoon are the last two shows available for the Basking Ridge-based Light Opera of New Jersey's production of "Sweeney Todd," which last week received rave reviews and three standing ovations.

Shows are scheduled for 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, at the venue for the production at the South Orange ...

July's Only School Board Meeting is Next Monday in BOE Office

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The only July Board of Education meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. next Monday, July 24, in the conference room of the BOE's offices at 101 Peachtree Road in Basking Ridge.

Appointments for the school year, and the certification of the official number of 2017 Ridge High School graduates, are on the meeting agenda, already printed on the school website.

The ...

Somerset County Bar Association Loses Office Space and Executive Director

SOMERVILLE NJ - The Somerset County Bar Association has had a tough month.   In a very short span of time, the group has lost its office space in the Somerset County Courthouse, and has lost its Executive Director, Karen Bradley.

There will be a meeting of the general membership of the bar association tonight at the law offices of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus in Somerville to discuss ...

Two Shows Left for 'Sweeney Todd' By Basking Ridge-Based 'Light Opera of NJ'

July 21, 2017

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - This Saturday night and Sunday afternoon are the last two shows available for the Basking Ridge-based Light Opera of New Jersey's production of "Sweeney Todd," which last week received rave reviews and three standing ovations.

Shows are scheduled for 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, at the venue for the production at the South Orange ...

Four Basking Ridge Students Selected for Paper Mill Playhouse Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory

MILLBURN, NJ - Basking Ridge  will be well represented at this year’s Paper Mill Summer Theatre Conservatory, as Samantha Rascio,  Chance Friedman, Helen Shen and Libby Schmidtt were selected to join the prestigious New Voices 2017 cast.

Members of the competitive five-week program are directed and choreographed by Paper Mill Playhouse’s ...

Somerset County's Summer Concert Series Continues, Hundreds Turn Out for Country Act, Rock and Roll Legend

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Summer Concert Series is continuing with a number of different acts performing for crowds of hundreds at Duke Island Park, in Bridgewater.

The series began with Radio Nashville July 9, performing top country hits from singers like Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and more.

On July 16, the series welcomed Darlene Love, who was ...

Choosing the Right Financial Advisor in 5 Easy Steps

July 18, 2017

 

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- With evolving legislation working towards establishing a uniform fiduciary standard in the financial industry, you may be wondering if your financial advisor is prioritizing your best interest. IRAs, Roth IRAs and other retirement accounts are ruled by constantly changing, complex laws, but working with a qualified, educated financial advisor can help you ...

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Liberty Cycle Bike Shop Owner Wins National Championship

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Cyclist Greg Cordasco, a resident of Basking Ridge and owner of Liberty Cycle bicycle shop, recently won a gold medal and a National Cycling Title at the Master's National Track Cycling Championship at the Giordana Velodrome in Rock Hill, S.C.,

Cordasco won the gold medal in the the 2-kilometer individual pursuit on June 29. The event is a ...

July's Only School Board Meeting is Next Monday in BOE Office

July 20, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The only July Board of Education meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. next Monday, July 24, in the conference room of the BOE's offices at 101 Peachtree Road in Basking Ridge.

Appointments for the school year, and the certification of the official number of 2017 Ridge High School graduates, are on the meeting agenda, already printed on the school website.

The ...

Sign-Ups for Summer Reading Club at Bernards Library Continue Through Aug. 5

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - It's not too late - children of all ages and reading abilities still have a chance to join the Bernards Township Library's Summer Reading Club through Saturday, Aug. 5.

The library's Summer Reading Club invites participants to read anything they and their parents want. The reading can be done anywhere - at the library, at home, or ...

Ridge Principal Introduces Himself in Special Email to Parents

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - New Ridge High School Principal Drew Krause, who replaced retiring principal Frank Howlett Jr. on July 1, last week introduced himself to Ridge parents in a special Friday Folder email. 

Krause, who previously was principal at Vernon High School, was selected as new principal earlier this year, and introduced at a school board meeting in April.

At that time, schools ...

REMINDER: July 31 School Board Candidacy Deadline Approaching

July 7, 2017

Citizens interested in running for local school board office must file nominating petitions with their county clerk by 4 p.m., Monday, July 31 for their names to appear on the November 7 General Election ballot.

Nominating petitions must be signed by at least 10 registered voters of the school district (or in the case of a regional school district, 10 registered voters of the constituent ...

Delicious Heights in Berkeley Heights Schedules New Belgium Brewing Craft Beer Dinner July 20

July 9, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Delicious Heights in Berkeley Heights is hosting a Craft Beer Dinner featuring a five course pairing by New Belgium Brewing on July 20 at 7 p.m.  Click here to reserve your spot or call 908-464-3287.

Price is $34 per person plus gratuity and tax. Each participant will go home with a personalized etched glass.

Delicious Heights , a family restaurant with ...

Volunteers Needed for Trail Maintenance at Two County Parks

July 22, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Rangers and the Volunteer Park Patrol are seeking volunteers to assist with trail maintenance projects throughout the year.

With the cooperation of the Jersey Off Road Bicycling Association, (JORBA), Rangers and volunteers will be performing trail maintenance at the Sourland Mountain Preserve off East Mountain Road in Hillsborough, New ...

Summer Hours Now In Effect for Dog Walks at Lord Stirling in Basking Ridge

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Summer hours are now in effect for The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable's Saturday morning dog walks on the trails at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge.

Check-in time for owners and their pets will begin at 9:15 a.m. The guided trail walk will begin at 9:30 a.m., and will last for approximately one ...

Volunteers Needed for Trail Maintenance at Two County Parks

July 22, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Rangers and the Volunteer Park Patrol are seeking volunteers to assist with trail maintenance projects throughout the year.

With the cooperation of the Jersey Off Road Bicycling Association, (JORBA), Rangers and volunteers will be performing trail maintenance at the Sourland Mountain Preserve off East Mountain Road in Hillsborough, New ...

Basking Ridge Resident Honored for Philanthropic Efforts

Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey (JVS) held its annual Taste and Toast fundraising gala on June 21 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange to personally thank those who continuously perform at the highest level to carry out the JVS mission of “Helping People to Help Themselves.” This year, the event raised $350,000 to improve the life-enhancing services that ...

Somerset Hills Resident Elected to Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum Board of Trustees

BEDMINSTER, NJ - The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House have elected Karen Sweeney, of the Gladstone section of Peapack-Gladstone, to serve a three-year term on its Board of Trustees.

 

Sweeney has had a 22-year career as an elementary and special education teacher. She currently teaches fourth and fifth grade students in the Manville School District.

US Will Reimburse Somerset County for Trump Visits

July 20, 2017

WASHINGTON - New Jersey Rep. Lance (R-7th) has confirmed that the United States Secret Service has designated Bedminster a priority for presidential protection – allowing law enforcement and other protection-related costs eligible for reimbursement by the federal government. 

“Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and the excellent law enforcement personnel in New ...

No Replacement Planning Board Members Likely to be Appointed Until After Mosque Hearing

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - No new Bernards Planning Board members are likely to be appointed to fill the vacancies created by three resignations a few months ago until after the board's public hearing to discuss a legal settlement that will streamline the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge's construction of a mosque in Liberty Corner.

A public hearing has tentatively been set for 7 p.m. on ...

Photos: Trump's Last Visit to Bedminster Accompanied by Air Intercept of Errant Private Plane

SOMERSET HILLS NJ - Somerset Hills residents have become accustomed to weekend visits from President Trump. However, this past weekend there was a twist. That twist came in the form of the roar of a fighter jet intercepting an errant private aircraft.

President Trump attended the LPGA United States Womens Open at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster last weekend, Accordingly, ...

Women Veterans Peer Support Group

July 13, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Are you a female veteran that is looking for a peer support group? Cornerstone Family Programs located at 62 Elm Street is hosting a Peer Support Group on Wednesday July 26 from 7 -8:30 at the Morristown location.

Come and meet with other woman who have been there. Share in the conversation while finding support, resources and strategies. Topics of discussion will include ...

Another Chance For Skin Cancer Screening Through Bernards Health Dept.

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Those who missed the this week's skin cancer screening through the Bernards Township Health Department have another chance next week - or a reminder to get a professional screening to catch any skin cancers early.

The Bernards Health Department, serving six member towns, has scheduled a second skin cancer screening for Tuesday, July 18. The ...

Somerset County Bar Association Loses Office Space and Executive Director

July 20, 2017

SOMERVILLE NJ - The Somerset County Bar Association has had a tough month.   In a very short span of time, the group has lost its office space in the Somerset County Courthouse, and has lost its Executive Director, Karen Bradley.

There will be a meeting of the general membership of the bar association tonight at the law offices of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus in Somerville to discuss ...

Tentative Date Set for Public Hearing on ISBR Settlement; $15K More Approved for Legal Costs

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A public hearing has tentatively been set for Aug. 8 at the Ridge High School Performing Arts Center to discuss the township's legal agreement with the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge (ISBR) and US Department of Justice to modify site plan requirements to facilitate the construction of a mosque in Liberty Corner.

As part of the settlement, approved in late May by ...

Photos: Trump's Last Visit to Bedminster Accompanied by Air Intercept of Errant Private Plane

July 17, 2017

SOMERSET HILLS NJ - Somerset Hills residents have become accustomed to weekend visits from President Trump. However, this past weekend there was a twist. That twist came in the form of the roar of a fighter jet intercepting an errant private aircraft.

President Trump attended the LPGA United States Womens Open at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster last weekend, Accordingly, ...

Annin Road, Douglas Road, Due to Close Tuesday for Final Paving, Restriping

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The completion of road projects on Annin Road and Douglas Road are scheduled to close both roads again on Tuesday, July 11, if weather permits the work take to take place.

Paving on Annin Road from North Stone Hedge Drive to I-287 is scheduled to be completed between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, weather permitting, the township announced on Monday.

During that ...

Bernards Set to Spend $49K for Protective Gear for Firefighters

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Tuesday night's Bernards Township Committee meeting includes a resolution for the purchase of firefighters' protective clothing and equipment to outfit the township's all-volunteer fire companies.

The firefighting gear is due to be purchased through a state contract with the New Jersey Fire Equipment Company in Green Brook.

The resolution on ...

No Replacement Planning Board Members Likely to be Appointed Until After Mosque Hearing

July 18, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - No new Bernards Planning Board members are likely to be appointed to fill the vacancies created by three resignations a few months ago until after the board's public hearing to discuss a legal settlement that will streamline the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge's construction of a mosque in Liberty Corner.

A public hearing has tentatively been set for 7 p.m. on ...

No Replacement Planning Board Members Likely to be Appointed Until After Mosque Hearing

July 18, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - No new Bernards Planning Board members are likely to be appointed to fill the vacancies created by three resignations a few months ago until after the board's public hearing to discuss a legal settlement that will streamline the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge's construction of a mosque in Liberty Corner.

A public hearing has tentatively been set for 7 p.m. on ...

No Replacement Planning Board Members Likely to be Appointed Until After Mosque Hearing

July 18, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - No new Bernards Planning Board members are likely to be appointed to fill the vacancies created by three resignations a few months ago until after the board's public hearing to discuss a legal settlement that will streamline the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge's construction of a mosque in Liberty Corner.

A public hearing has tentatively been set for 7 p.m. on ...

Gov. Christie Signs Bill to Protect Intramural High School Players with Concussions

July 20, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill that expands concussion precautions for high school students, and was introduced by Rep. John DiMaio, R-23.

With the new bill, high school students who suffer a concussion during intramural sports will be protected by the state's student-athlete head injury safety program bill, according to a release.

The bill was signed ...

Bridgeport Upends Somerset 9-6 In Wild Game

BRIDGEPORT, CT - In a game that saw 26 hits, four errors and nine lead changes, it was the Bridgeport Bluefish (7-5, 48-34) that got the last laugh in a 9-6 victory over the Somerset Patriots (5-6, 47-34) at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard Tuesday afternoon.

Somerset jumped in front early on a first-inning two-out RBI single from Mark Minicozzi. Bridgeport answered immediately with a Luis ...

Non-Riding Horse Care Workshops Scheduled at Lord Stirling In Basking Ridge

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Two Summer Horse Care workshops for those who are seeking to gain knowledge and confidence around horses through a combination of hands-on experience and non-riding activities are being offered by the Somerset County Park Commission at Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge.

Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103 are scheduled be held beginning Saturday, July ...

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Somerset County Bar Association Loses Office Space and Executive Director

July 20, 2017

SOMERVILLE NJ - The Somerset County Bar Association has had a tough month.   In a very short span of time, the group has lost its office space in the Somerset County Courthouse, and has lost its Executive Director, Karen Bradley.

There will be a meeting of the general membership of the bar association tonight at the law offices of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus in Somerville to discuss ...

Gov. Christie Signs Bill to Protect Intramural High School Players with Concussions

July 20, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill that expands concussion precautions for high school students, and was introduced by Rep. John DiMaio, R-23.

With the new bill, high school students who suffer a concussion during intramural sports will be protected by the state's student-athlete head injury safety program bill, according to a release.

The bill was signed ...

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Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

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Atlantic Health System Named a Best Workplace in New York Region by Great Place to Work® and Fortune

July 21, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced it was named to the Great Place to Work® and Fortune’s inaugural list of Best Workplaces in New York.

Atlantic Health System ranked 6th on the list, and was the only New Jersey-based health care system to be highlighted in the New York Metropolitan region.

The new ...