TOP LOCAL NEWS

$500K-Plus Project to Bypass Stream Crossing Pleasant Valley Park Entrance Called Expensive But Necessary

July 16, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The only entrance road into heavily-used Pleasant Valley Park might seem a bit unusual for those heading in for the first time _ cars and bikes must slow down to cross a steady stream flowing across a low point in the roadway. 

At times of the year, the stream might dry up _ but heavy rains can also cause it to get deep enough for the township to ...

2018 Road Improvements Projects Continue This Week With Busy Schedule; Hansom Roadwork to Begin

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Work on the township's 2018 Road Improvements program will be in full swing for the week beginning on Monday, July 16, with a major construction project due to begin on Hansom Road and Watchung Drive.

Officials said last month that the goal is to finish that $545,497 project before school reopens in September and ...

Bridgewater Man Charged With Groping a Minor in Basking Ridge

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Bernards Township Police arrested a Bridgewater man and charged him with groping a teenage girl in Basking Ridge on Monday.

According to a police report, David Cutler, 65, was criminal sexual contact after a 13-year-old girl reported that she was groped in a parking lot on South Finley Avenue.

The defendant was charged with a fourth-degree crime. Anyone with more ...

Somerset County Kicks Off Summer Concert Series with Bob Miranda and the Happenings

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission kicked off its Summer Concert Series at Duke Island Park Sunday with a performance by Bob Miranda and the Happenings.

A very large crowd turned out for the performance by the band made famous in part by the song "See You in September."

The next concert will be held July 15 at 7 p.m. at Duke Island Park, with Billy ...

Somerset County Kicks Off Summer Concert Series with Bob Miranda and the Happenings

July 14, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission kicked off its Summer Concert Series at Duke Island Park Sunday with a performance by Bob Miranda and the Happenings.

A very large crowd turned out for the performance by the band made famous in part by the song "See You in September."

The next concert will be held July 15 at 7 p.m. at Duke Island Park, with Billy ...

Bernards Township Library Activities for Wed., July 11 Include Visit from Author Stacey Wilk

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - If the mid-summer doldrums have already left some with too much free time looking for things to do, the Bernards Township Library is offering the following activities for Wednesday, July 11:

Drop In Crafts for all ages from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Program Room B.  Get creative. It's craft time at the library. All materials are provided, and no registration is ...

'Little Mermaid' On Stage for 'Plays in the Park' at Pleasant Valley Park in Bernards Twp.

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Disney's "The Little Mermaid" musical, as staged by Basking Ridge-based Trilogy Repertory Company, opened another summer season of Bernards Township’s “Plays in the Park” at Pleasant Valley Park on Friday, July 13, at the park's outdoor amphitheater. Performances  are scheduled to continue on Friday, ...

$500K-Plus Project to Bypass Stream Crossing Pleasant Valley Park Entrance Called Expensive But Necessary

July 16, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The only entrance road into heavily-used Pleasant Valley Park might seem a bit unusual for those heading in for the first time _ cars and bikes must slow down to cross a steady stream flowing across a low point in the roadway. 

At times of the year, the stream might dry up _ but heavy rains can also cause it to get deep enough for the township to ...

Ridge H.S. Graduate Devyn Riddle Surpasses Big Volunteering Milestone

July 5, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Recent Ridge High School graduate Devyn Riddle has been able to turn her penchant for horses, creativity and literacy into service projects throughout her teen years.

At the age of 9, Devyn began riding at Lord Stirling stables and later moved to Clover Fields Farm, where she was able to help the residents of Mt. Bethel Village experience therapeutic horseback ...

$500K-Plus Project to Bypass Stream Crossing Pleasant Valley Park Entrance Called Expensive But Necessary

July 16, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The only entrance road into heavily-used Pleasant Valley Park might seem a bit unusual for those heading in for the first time _ cars and bikes must slow down to cross a steady stream flowing across a low point in the roadway. 

At times of the year, the stream might dry up _ but heavy rains can also cause it to get deep enough for the township to ...

2018 Road Improvements Projects Continue This Week With Busy Schedule; Hansom Roadwork to Begin

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Work on the township's 2018 Road Improvements program will be in full swing for the week beginning on Monday, July 16, with a major construction project due to begin on Hansom Road and Watchung Drive.

Officials said last month that the goal is to finish that $545,497 project before school reopens in September and ...

Discussion on Changing Zone to Allow Senior Assisted Living Facility Postponed Until July 24

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A discussion on whether to change the zoning on a 9.66-acre commercial property off Mount Airy Road to a zone that could allow a assisted senior living facility to be built there was delayed by the Township Committee on Tuesday night.

Further consideration of a Massachusetts developer's proposal to build 94 residential units ...

Discussion on Changing Zone to Allow Senior Assisted Living Facility Postponed Until July 24

July 11, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A discussion on whether to change the zoning on a 9.66-acre commercial property off Mount Airy Road to a zone that could allow a assisted senior living facility to be built there was delayed by the Township Committee on Tuesday night.

Further consideration of a Massachusetts developer's proposal to build 94 residential units ...

Bernards Broils: Heat Wave Reaches Fourth Day; Red Cross Provides Safety Tips

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Tuesday is forecast to be the fourth consecutive day with temperatures well above 90 degrees in Bernards Township, and the third straight day with a heat index near or above 100.

The heat wave might not break until Friday or Saturday, according to the consensus of several local forecasts.

The American Red Cross has issued the following guidelines to follow in order ...

Bridgewater Man Charged With Groping a Minor in Basking Ridge

July 14, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Bernards Township Police arrested a Bridgewater man and charged him with groping a teenage girl in Basking Ridge on Monday.

According to a police report, David Cutler, 65, was criminal sexual contact after a 13-year-old girl reported that she was groped in a parking lot on South Finley Avenue.

The defendant was charged with a fourth-degree crime. Anyone with more ...

Bedminster Woman Dies From Injuries After Being Struck by Car at Bridgewater Mall Parking Lot

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bedminster woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a car in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall on Monday.

Marion Kelley, 62, was struck by a vehicle while walking in Lot 4 near the Macy's merchandise pick up area at around 3:20 p.m. Monday.

The 2017 Mazda was driven by Chinmayi Parikh, 33, of Piscataway.

The crash is still being ...

Man Drowns in Apparent Accident at Duke Island Park Wednesday

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A 52-year-old New York man drowned in the Raritan River near Duke Island Park Wednesday in what appeared to be an accident, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police.

Fermin Franco was pronounced dead shortly after midnight July 5 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerset.

According to police, at about 4:04 p.m. Wednesday, officers ...

Discussion on Changing Zone to Allow Senior Assisted Living Facility Postponed Until July 24

July 11, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A discussion on whether to change the zoning on a 9.66-acre commercial property off Mount Airy Road to a zone that could allow a assisted senior living facility to be built there was delayed by the Township Committee on Tuesday night.

Further consideration of a Massachusetts developer's proposal to build 94 residential units ...

Sparkler Ban on Public Land, Consideration of Senior Housing Zone, on Tues. Bernards Committee Agenda

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A public hearing on and possible enactment of an updated town ordinance that would ban sparklers and other now-legal novelty fireworks on public land is one of the items on Tuesday's Bernards Township Committee agenda, along with discussion of a proposed new senior housing zone and beautification efforts for traffic islands in town.

The agenda ...

North Jersey State Champs: Ridge 12U Baseball Team Wins Crown

July 13, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - The Ridge 12U baseball team won the Northern New Jersey Cal Ripken State Tournament with a 5-4 victory over Cranford in the championship game Wednesday night.

The Red Devils will move on to compete for the regional crown next week when that tournament begins in Mount Olive.

Ridge reached the final with a 9-2 victory over Edison Tuesday night in the North Jersey semifinals. In ...

Ridge 12U Baseball Team Runs The Table in State Tournament Pool Play

ROXBURY, NJ - The Ridge 12U baseball team swept all three of its games in the pool play portion of the Cal Ripken Northern New Jersey State Tournament last weekend.

The Red Devils defeated Marlboro, Millburn and Roxbury in succession in the pool play portion of the tournament to reach the semifinals.

In Ridge's 17-3 victory over Marlboro, Andrew Reynolds' two-run double highlighted ...

Ridge 12U Baseball Team Wins District 10 Championship

CLINTON TOWNSHIP,  NJ - The Ridge 12U baseball team defended its crown last week, winning the Cal Ripken District 10 championship for the second year in a row.

The Red Devils defeated Bridgewater-Raritan, 5-2, in the championship game last Friday at the North Hunterdon baseball complex. Ridge was also the 2017 champion.

Next for the Ridge 12U baseball team is the Northern New Jersey ...

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Basking Ridge

Bedminster Woman Dies From Injuries After Being Struck by Car at Bridgewater Mall Parking Lot

July 12, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bedminster woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a car in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall on Monday.

Marion Kelley, 62, was struck by a vehicle while walking in Lot 4 near the Macy's merchandise pick up area at around 3:20 p.m. Monday.

The 2017 Mazda was driven by Chinmayi Parikh, 33, of Piscataway.

The crash is still being ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, July 17, 9:00 AM

The Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Wed, July 18, 9:00 AM

The Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Wed, July 18, 7:30 PM

Chatham United Methodist Church, Chatham

Masterwork’s Summer Sing Four to Feature Brahms

Arts & Entertainment

Basking Ridge Area Boys & Girls Invited to Free Summer Adventure Nights

July 14, 2018

STANHOPE, NJ – July 5, 2018– Time for the whole family to experience adventure this summer!  Have some free summer evenings and ready for a summer evening of family fun?!  Families are invited to attend any of four Family Adventure Nights at Camp Wheeler or Watchung Day Camp at no cost. Program consists of archery shooting, STEM activities, BB shooting, aquatics, campfire, ...

Avoiding 10% Tax Penalty

Do you want access to money from your retirement accounts but aren't sure of the real costs involved?

Most retirement accounts have a set age requirement you must reach before making penalty-free income distributions, which is usually 59.5 but can sometimes be as early as age 50. If you decide to access your accounts earlier, you could face penalties ranging from 10%-25%, which is not ...

Beneficiary Forms - As Important as Your Will

As you plan for the future, don’t leave out one of the most overlooked must-do’s: naming the beneficiaries of your retirement assets. Updating your beneficiary forms ensures that the legacy you worked so hard to build will be distributed correctly. Don’t delay -- the designations on your beneficiary forms supersede those stated in your Will. 

Try answering the ...