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Ridge Girls Soccer Team to Take Part in Mountains vs. Seas Charity Showcase Sunday

September 20, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge girls soccer team will be one of 14 teams represented at the inaugural "The Mountains vs. The Seas" girls' soccer challenge Sunday, Sept. 23 on the campus of The Pingry School.

Fourteen teams from the top two conferences in the state, the Skyland and Shore conferences, will compete in seven games throughout the day. The event—for which the 14 ...

New Bernards BOE Hires Include 'Director of School and Campus Safety' for $70K/Year

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Security moves are moving apace at Bernards Township schools, Superintendent Nick Markarian said after the Board of Education meeting on Monday night, Sept, 17.

The board hired Sean Kiernan as high school campus monitor at $21 per hour for five hours per day, filling the redefined position of parking lot attendant. Kiernan, who will be unarmed, will move around on foot ...

Bernards Township School Board Still Seeking Snow Solution for Ridge H.S. Track at Lee Field

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Some progress was made Monday night toward a possible solution that would allow runners quicker access to the Ridge High School track following winter snowstorms.

Bernards Township school board members, in a straw vote, authorized the administration to see what could be done on a maximum $20,000 budget. It would likely entail buying some sort of snow blower and as much ...

Far Hills Race Meeting On Oct. 20 Will Be First Time Bets Will Be Taken

FAR HILLS, N.J. — For the first time in its nearly century-long history, the Far Hills Race Meeting will offer pari-mutuel wagering on all of its races on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.

With the introduction of wagering, Far Hills Race Meeting delivers on a long-held promise, pairing betting with its world-class steeplechase races, including the $450,000 Grand National (Grade 1). In all, the ...

Despite Neighbor Opposition, Bernards Committee Votes 3-2 to Approve Multifamily Zoning on Mountain View Blvd.

September 12, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Despite opposition from neighbors and "no" votes cast by two members of the governing body, the creation of a new multifamily housing zone that can accommodate up to 280 new housing units was approved by a 3-2 vote of the Township Committee on Tuesday night.

The vote came after several neighbors of SJP Properties' proposed development on 70 ...

Creation of New Multifamily Zone on Tuesday Agenda for Bernards Committee

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee settled an affordable housing lawsuit and agreed to rezone for multifamily housing off Mountain View Boulevard at its last meeting, and this Tuesday is set to give the final approval to the new zone, which would allow construction of up to 280 residential units at that location.

If the project is built--after ...

'Unique' Business Networking Event Scheduled Next Week at USGA Museum

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The United States Golf Association (USGA) in the Far Hills section of Bernards Township will be the location on Sept. 13 of one of the Somerset County Business Partnership's most well attended and effective business networking events, to be hosted in partnership with the Basking Ridge Business Alliance.

The event will provide an opportunity for both ...

New Bernards BOE Hires Include 'Director of School and Campus Safety' for $70K/Year

September 19, 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Security moves are moving apace at Bernards Township schools, Superintendent Nick Markarian said after the Board of Education meeting on Monday night, Sept, 17.

The board hired Sean Kiernan as high school campus monitor at $21 per hour for five hours per day, filling the redefined position of parking lot attendant. Kiernan, who will be unarmed, will move around on foot ...

Bernards Township School Board Still Seeking Snow Solution for Ridge H.S. Track at Lee Field

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Some progress was made Monday night toward a possible solution that would allow runners quicker access to the Ridge High School track following winter snowstorms.

Bernards Township school board members, in a straw vote, authorized the administration to see what could be done on a maximum $20,000 budget. It would likely entail buying some sort of snow blower and as much ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

TRENTON, NJ — Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to ...

Ridge Girls Soccer Team to Take Part in Mountains vs. Seas Charity Showcase Sunday

September 20, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge girls soccer team will be one of 14 teams represented at the inaugural "The Mountains vs. The Seas" girls' soccer challenge Sunday, Sept. 23 on the campus of The Pingry School.

Fourteen teams from the top two conferences in the state, the Skyland and Shore conferences, will compete in seven games throughout the day. The event—for which the 14 ...

Ridge Volleyball Defeats Hunterdon Central to Go 5-1

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Ridge girls volleyball, after a successful run to the semi-finals at the Northern Valley Invitational on Saturday, beat Skyland Conference foe Hunterdon Central, 25-19, 25-22 on Monday. 

Coach Joanne Milot continues to rely on the super sophomore tandem of Kristen Hodges (7 Kills, 1 dig) and Lauren Metzner (1 kill, 5 digs) to fill the void while Chelsea Winegar is ...

Ridge JV Girls Volleyball Team Takes Home The Gold

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Ridge JV girls volleyball team under the direction of coach Mike Levy took first place at the Bloomfield Invitational Championship Tournament on Saturday.

 

The 20-team tournament which included powerhouses like IHA, Paramus, Mendham, Mount St. Dominic, West Morris Central and, Westfield, started with group play where Ridge dominated and earned the first seed ...

Far Hills Race Meeting On Oct. 20 Will Be First Time Bets Will Be Taken

September 18, 2018

FAR HILLS, N.J. — For the first time in its nearly century-long history, the Far Hills Race Meeting will offer pari-mutuel wagering on all of its races on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.

With the introduction of wagering, Far Hills Race Meeting delivers on a long-held promise, pairing betting with its world-class steeplechase races, including the $450,000 Grand National (Grade 1). In all, the ...

Somerset Hills Historical Society 90th Anniversary Bash is This Saturday, Sept. 15

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH) invites friends, neighbors, members, and current and former trustees to a long-planned event, the Community Celebration of the society's 90th anniversary from 2 to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at the Brick Academy parking lot in downtown Basking Ridge.

The outdoor ...

'Unique' Business Networking Event Scheduled Next Week at USGA Museum

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The United States Golf Association (USGA) in the Far Hills section of Bernards Township will be the location on Sept. 13 of one of the Somerset County Business Partnership's most well attended and effective business networking events, to be hosted in partnership with the Basking Ridge Business Alliance.

The event will provide an opportunity for both ...

Somerset Hills Historical Society 90th Anniversary Bash is This Saturday, Sept. 15

September 14, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH) invites friends, neighbors, members, and current and former trustees to a long-planned event, the Community Celebration of the society's 90th anniversary from 2 to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at the Brick Academy parking lot in downtown Basking Ridge.

The outdoor ...

Despite Neighbor Opposition, Bernards Committee Votes 3-2 to Approve Multifamily Zoning on Mountain View Blvd.

September 12, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Despite opposition from neighbors and "no" votes cast by two members of the governing body, the creation of a new multifamily housing zone that can accommodate up to 280 new housing units was approved by a 3-2 vote of the Township Committee on Tuesday night.

The vote came after several neighbors of SJP Properties' proposed development on 70 ...

Creation of New Multifamily Zone on Tuesday Agenda for Bernards Committee

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee settled an affordable housing lawsuit and agreed to rezone for multifamily housing off Mountain View Boulevard at its last meeting, and this Tuesday is set to give the final approval to the new zone, which would allow construction of up to 280 residential units at that location.

If the project is built--after ...

Upcoming Road Work in Bernards Dependent Upon Weather

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Whether construction work on the 2018 Road Improvements projects throughout Bernards will continue as planned on Monday, Sept. 10, and into this week, depends on the weather, the township said.  

Work planned on multiple roads as heavy rains head north

Road crews are hoping to continue working on the installation of new ...

Bernards Police Blotter: Mailbox Burglarized at Hills Post Office; DWI Arrests

September 11, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Basking Ridge Post Office reported on Tuesday, Sept. 4, that one of its mailboxes had been burglarized sometime during the Labor Day weekend, Bernards Township police reported.

The mailbox, located outdoors at The Highlands Village Center off Allen Road, had been pried open and its contents were stolen, according to police.

Township police ...

Upcoming Road Work in Bernards Dependent Upon Weather

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Whether construction work on the 2018 Road Improvements projects throughout Bernards will continue as planned on Monday, Sept. 10, and into this week, depends on the weather, the township said.  

Work planned on multiple roads as heavy rains head north

Road crews are hoping to continue working on the installation of new ...

Despite Neighbor Opposition, Bernards Committee Votes 3-2 to Approve Multifamily Zoning on Mountain View Blvd.

September 12, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Despite opposition from neighbors and "no" votes cast by two members of the governing body, the creation of a new multifamily housing zone that can accommodate up to 280 new housing units was approved by a 3-2 vote of the Township Committee on Tuesday night.

The vote came after several neighbors of SJP Properties' proposed development on 70 ...

Creation of New Multifamily Zone on Tuesday Agenda for Bernards Committee

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee settled an affordable housing lawsuit and agreed to rezone for multifamily housing off Mountain View Boulevard at its last meeting, and this Tuesday is set to give the final approval to the new zone, which would allow construction of up to 280 residential units at that location.

If the project is built--after ...

Far Hills Race Meeting On Oct. 20 Will Be First Time Bets Will Be Taken

September 18, 2018

FAR HILLS, N.J. — For the first time in its nearly century-long history, the Far Hills Race Meeting will offer pari-mutuel wagering on all of its races on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.

With the introduction of wagering, Far Hills Race Meeting delivers on a long-held promise, pairing betting with its world-class steeplechase races, including the $450,000 Grand National (Grade 1). In all, the ...

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Freeholders Honor Those Who Perished on 9/11

September 13, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione, held a ceremony marking the 17th anniversary of 9/11 at the county’s memorial clock tower, located on the corner of Main and Bridge streets. 

At 8:46 a.m. – the time when the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center – the bell at the top of the ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ — Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to ...

Missed Connections: How Cell Phones are Affecting our Interpersonal Communications.

September 10, 2018

I teach Psychology at a Community College. As a Professor, I try to incorporate a variety of techniques in the hopes I might have my students retain the information from my course. I try to “connect” the topics I need to cover to events which are relative to my students, such as everyday typical scenarios. If a topic has meaning or is relevant to you, you are more likely to remember ...

Harris & Mascia Statement on Recent Bernards Township Committee Actions

September 18, 2018

Editor's note: The following letter references the Bernards Township Committee's 3-2 vote to approve a new multifamily housing zone at the Sept. 11 Township Committee meeting.

To the Editor:

It seems that the Bernards Township Committee continues to point and blame rather than listen and respond to the residents with respect to meeting the township’s Affordable ...

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Lord Stirling Theater Company To Perform 'Treasure Island' at Farmstead Arts Center in Basking Ridge October 5-14

September 19, 2018

The Lord Stirling Theater Company will perform “Treasure Island” in the English Barn Theater at the Farmstead Arts Center, 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge, NJ. “Treasure Island” will open on Friday, October 5 at 7:30 pm., with additional performances on October 6 at 7:30 p.m., October 7 at 2 p.m., October 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m., and October 14 at 4 p.m. Tickets ...

7 Warning Signs of Thyroid Cancer

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, and James J.S. Chen, M.D., FACHE, director of Atlantic Medical Group’s Thyroid Center at Summit and endocrinologist at Overlook Medical Center, believes it is critical that everyone know the warning signs of thyroid cancer.

“The most common form of thyroid cancer, papillary cancer, has a very high cure rate if detected early,” ...