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Basking Ridge Man Arrested on Drug Distribution Charges

November 16, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - A 28-year-old Basking Ridge resident has been arrested on charges of narcotics distribution.

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Bernards Township Chief of Police Michael Shimsky announced the arrest of Stefan F. Larbig of Constitution Way.  

At around 1:25 p.m. on ...

Schools Closed, Road Clearing to Continue After Storm; School Conferences to Be Rescheduled

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Schools were closed on Friday in Bernards Township, a revision of the delayed opening sent out on Thursday night. Crews were due to keep clearing roads around town.

Storm-delayed parent-teacher conferences due to be scheduled for another time, the school district said at that time.

The rapidly developing snowstorm that dumped upwards of an inch an hour on ...

William Annin M.S. Boys Soccer and X-C Teams Get Honors from School Board

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Successful fall boys’ soccer and cross country teams at William Annin Middle School had their moment in the spotlight Monday, Nov. 12, when they were presented in front of the Bernards Township Board of Education meeting audience.

The cross country team was undefeated in dual meets and placed fourth in the state meet. In the league Meet of Champions, run on the ...

Bernards Police Blotter: Burglary Still Under Investigation, Arrests on Drug Charges

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _Bernards Police are still investigating a Nov. 9 burglary that occurred at approximately 9 a.m. at a residence on Whitenack Road, when a thief or thieves apparently made entry through a rear door and took jewelry.

The burglary in the 300 block of Whitenack Road, was the fourth reported break-in at a township home since Oct. 2, and the second on ...

Local Wealth Advisor Completes Advanced Training from America’s IRA Experts at Ed Slott and Company, LLC

November 10, 2018

Members of Ed Slott’s Master Elite IRA Advisor GroupSM Studied Latest Retirement Account Planning Strategies, Estate Planning Techniques and Tax Laws at Semiannual Workshop

Liberty Corner, NJ – Walter Pardo, certified wealth strategist at Wealth Financial Partners completed his semiannual training with America’s IRA Experts at Ed Slott and Company, LLC in Coronado, ...

William Annin M.S. Boys Soccer and X-C Teams Get Honors from School Board

November 14, 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Successful fall boys’ soccer and cross country teams at William Annin Middle School had their moment in the spotlight Monday, Nov. 12, when they were presented in front of the Bernards Township Board of Education meeting audience.

The cross country team was undefeated in dual meets and placed fourth in the state meet. In the league Meet of Champions, run on the ...

Newest Long Hill Preschool Focuses on Healthy Environment for Children; The Goddard School in Long Hill installing state-of-the-art sanitizing equipment

LONG HILL TOWNSHIP, NJ -  The Goddard School located in Long Hill Township plans to install a state-of-the-art sanitization cabinet to ensure faculty members can effectively sanitize toys and other objects used by children to help keep classrooms as germ free as possible.

Sumara and Imran Ahmad, owners of The Goddard School located in Long Hill, are opening the newest preschool ...

William Annin M.S. Boys Soccer and X-C Teams Get Honors from School Board

November 14, 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Successful fall boys’ soccer and cross country teams at William Annin Middle School had their moment in the spotlight Monday, Nov. 12, when they were presented in front of the Bernards Township Board of Education meeting audience.

The cross country team was undefeated in dual meets and placed fourth in the state meet. In the league Meet of Champions, run on the ...

Ridge Runner Places 4th in State Cross Country Meet

HOLMDEL, NJ - Junior Manon Stephen came in fourth place to lead Ridge High School in the girls cross country state Group 4 meet Saturday at Holmdel Park.

Stephen ran a time of 18:46, less than a minute behind race winner Abby Loveys of Randolph, whose time of 17:52 was the only one to break 18 minutes. Stephen established a new school record for the Holmdel course.

Led by Stephen, the Ridge ...

Football: Piscataway Ends 'Magical' Ridge Season, 40-13, in Playoff Semifinal

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Ridge got a first-hand look at why many consider Piscataway to be the best public school football team in the state on Saturday.

But the Red Devils, on the verge of getting blown out at halftime, also earned a measure of respect with their gritty second-half efforts before falling to Piscataway, 40-13, in the Section 2 Group 5 playoff semifinal played in extremely windy ...

Democrat Harris Gains Seat On Bernards Committee Following Mail-In Vote Count

November 13, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Democrat Joan Bannan Harris will take a seat on previously all-Republican Township Committee in 2019, after a count of votes by mail under the state's new mail-in system overturned a lead by two Republican candidates tallied up after polls closed last Tuesday.

The Somerset County website released its "final unofficial" vote count late on this Tuesday. The ...

Election Gap Shrinks to 9 Votes Between Democrat and Republican Bernards Committee Candidates [Updated]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With votes still likely to be counted into next week, the differential between the number of votes for Bernards Township Committee candidates Joan B. Harris, a Democrat, and Republican John Surano had shrunk to nine as of shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday, the Somerset County election website was reporting as its latest tally.

As with the first results posted ...

Gap Narrows, But Republicans Remain Top Votegetters in Bernards Township Committee Race [Updated]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ — Republican Township Committee candidates Joe Esposito and John Surano remained in the lead on Wednesday over Democrats Joan Harris and Bobby Mascia, but the gap narrowed as additional mail-in votes and other unpreviously counted ballots were added onto the Somerset County election website.

As of Wednesday night, Esposito had the most votes, 6,149, with ...

Photos: Best Places for Fall Foliage in Somerset Hills and New Jersey

November 12, 2018

SOMERSET HILLS, NJ - Fall foliage has been at its peak the last few weeks in the Somerset HIlls region, and TAPinto Somerset Hills is sharing some of the best local places enjoy the autumn foliage.

To have your photos added to the gallery here or to share your favorite spots to find fall foliage in and around Somerset Hills, email baskingridge@tapinto.net.

Best New Jersey Foliage ...

Democrat Harris Gains Seat On Bernards Committee Following Mail-In Vote Count

November 13, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Democrat Joan Bannan Harris will take a seat on previously all-Republican Township Committee in 2019, after a count of votes by mail under the state's new mail-in system overturned a lead by two Republican candidates tallied up after polls closed last Tuesday.

The Somerset County website released its "final unofficial" vote count late on this Tuesday. The ...

Road to Be Closed to Through Traffic, Improvements Coming Up As Bernards Road Program Continues

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Sun Road and Crest Drive are due to be closed to through traffic for pavement milling operations on Monday, Nov. 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m, the township announced. Driveway access may be restricted at times. 

Street parking is prohibited on these streets.

Compton Court is also scheduled to be closed to through traffic for ...

Election Gap Shrinks to 9 Votes Between Democrat and Republican Bernards Committee Candidates [Updated]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With votes still likely to be counted into next week, the differential between the number of votes for Bernards Township Committee candidates Joan B. Harris, a Democrat, and Republican John Surano had shrunk to nine as of shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday, the Somerset County election website was reporting as its latest tally.

As with the first results posted ...

Survey Assesses Ridge HS Students’ Drinking, Vaping, Stress Levels

November 7, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - More than two-thirds of Ridge High schoolers surveyed by the township health department believe that one-half or more of students their age get drunk at least once a month.

The survey results presented to the Board of Education on Oct. 29 showed that 68.6 percent of 10th-graders and 77.1 percent of 12th-graders said they believed there was excessive drinking by their age ...

Daylight Saving Time: Paying the Price for the Extra Hour of Sleep

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health.

Daylight saving time was introduced in Europe and the United States after World War I as part of an effort to ...

Basking Ridge Man Arrested on Drug Distribution Charges

November 16, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - A 28-year-old Basking Ridge resident has been arrested on charges of narcotics distribution.

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Bernards Township Chief of Police Michael Shimsky announced the arrest of Stefan F. Larbig of Constitution Way.  

At around 1:25 p.m. on ...

Schools Closed, Road Clearing to Continue After Storm; School Conferences to Be Rescheduled

November 15, 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Schools were closed on Friday in Bernards Township, a revision of the delayed opening sent out on Thursday night. Crews were due to keep clearing roads around town.

Storm-delayed parent-teacher conferences due to be scheduled for another time, the school district said at that time.

The rapidly developing snowstorm that dumped upwards of an inch an hour on ...

Bernards Police Blotter: Burglary Still Under Investigation, Arrests on Drug Charges

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _Bernards Police are still investigating a Nov. 9 burglary that occurred at approximately 9 a.m. at a residence on Whitenack Road, when a thief or thieves apparently made entry through a rear door and took jewelry.

The burglary in the 300 block of Whitenack Road, was the fourth reported break-in at a township home since Oct. 2, and the second on ...

Fourth Burglary Reported in Basking Ridge; Whitenack Road Hit 2nd Time

BERNARDS TWP., NJ_ The Bernards Township Police Department is investigating a residential burglary in the 300 block of Whitenack Road, the fourth reported break-in at a township home since Oct. 2.

Police said the latest incident -- the second reported burglary on Whitenack Road -- occurred at about 9:20 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. Police did not say how entry was ...

State Judge Rules Bernards Affordable Housing Plan is 'Fair and Reasonable' Despite Resident Opposition in Court

November 6, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township’s settlement agreement with the statewide Fair Share Housing group that advocates for state-ordered affordable housing in many municipalities throughout the state has been ruled as "fair and reasonable" by State Supreme Court Judge Thomas C. Miller, the township has announced.

The judge issued a detailed ...

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Son Charged with Killing Mother; Body Discovered Inside Home They Shared

November 8, 2018

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 60-year-old Franklin Township man has been charged with murdering his 82-year-old mother, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Dalton Chiscolm Jr., of Haverhill Place, Somerset has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother, Roberta Ann Taylor, 82, with whom the suspect lived, Robertson said.

Robertson provided ...

State Judge Rules Bernards Affordable Housing Plan is 'Fair and Reasonable' Despite Resident Opposition in Court

November 6, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township’s settlement agreement with the statewide Fair Share Housing group that advocates for state-ordered affordable housing in many municipalities throughout the state has been ruled as "fair and reasonable" by State Supreme Court Judge Thomas C. Miller, the township has announced.

The judge issued a detailed ...

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Light Opera of New Jersey Presents 'Amahl and the Night Visitors" 11/30, 12/1

November 15, 2018

Light Opera of New Jersey is proud to announce its 24th Season: A Season of Faith, Frivolity & Freedom!

To open our season, LONJ presents Gian Carlo Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors directed by Joanna Hoty Russell with musical direction by Lois Buesser and choreography by Beth Amiano Gleason. Under the direction of Tara Postigo, the New Jersey Youth Chorus’ Sola ...

Things to do for 2019- Part 1 of 4

Things to Do for 2019: December 31, 2018 Deadlines

Part 1 of 4

Make sure that 2018 required minimum distributions (RMDs) for all IRA account owners who reached age 70½ prior to 2018 are paid out. IRA owners generally use the Uniform Lifetime Table to find the life expectancy factor to calculate their RMDs. There is an exception for those individuals whose spouses are more ...

How Much Do You Really Know About Long-Term Care?

November is Long-term Care awareness month. How much does eldercare cost, and how do you arrange it when it is needed? The average person might have difficulty answering those two questions, for the answers are not widely known. For clarification, continuing reading "How much do you really know about long-term care?"

A little planning now could make a big difference in the years to ...

Navigating QCDs in 5 Easy Steps

A qualified charitable distribution, or a QCD, is a distribution from an IRA that goes directly to a qualifying charity and is not included in the taxable income of the IRA owner. Under the new tax law, QCDs are more valuable than ever. Using a QCD may significantly increase your tax savings under the new higher standard deduction. However, not everyone is eligible to do a QCD, and if you are, ...

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Morristown Medical Center Becomes First Hospital to Implement BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has become the first hospital to implement the BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System, a unique tissue-sparing, CO2 laser-driven system which enables physicians to conduct complex surgeries in space-restricted areas of the body with greater accuracy and precision than ever before.

While flexible fiber-based CO2 surgery has long ...