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Pari-Mutuel Betting Adds New Element to This Year's Far Hills Race Meeting

October 21, 2018

FAR HILLS, NJ - A field tucked away in a small suburban neighborhood in New Jersey might be the last place outsiders would expect to find one of the most prestigious steeplechase events. But for the 40,000 attendees – many of whom attend year after year – the Far Hills Race Meeting is no secret; It’s a fall essential.

This year's event, known to many as “The ...

Road Closures, Stormwater Improvements as Bernards Road Update Program Continues

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ As the busy Bernards Township 2018 road improvements program continues, Chaucer Court, Crest Drive, and Sun Road Way are expected to be closed to through traffic for pavement milling operations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, the township has announced. 

Driveway access along those roads may be restricted at times, according to the ...

Tickets to be on Sale for Men of Charity Harvest Fest After St. James Services

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With the 10th annual St. James Men of Charity NJ Microbrew and Harvest Fest for Charity two weeks away, the organization's members will be selling tickets are on sale this weekend after each Mass at St. James Roman Catholic church for the Nov. 3 event at St. James.

Advance tickets are $45 ($50 at the door) and include craft beer, wine, ...

Football: Phillipsburg Deals Ridge Its First Loss, 21-7

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Phillipbsurg made the most of beneficial field position and menaced Ridge with a persistent pass rush Friday night.

The visiting Stateliners knocked the Red Devils from the ranks of the undefeated with a 21-7 victory over Ridge before an overflow crowd. The victory gave Phillipsburg the championship of the Mid-State 38 Conference's Delaware Division.

Phillipsburg ...

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 ...

Bernards Township Errs in Reporting Business Administrator's Merit Pay Figure

October 17, 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Bernards Township’s Board of Education says there was an error on the Oct. 8 agenda that misstated the merit bonus that School Business Administrator Rod McLaughlin could realize if he successfully oversees installation of safety projects at Ridge High School.

The Board of Education set the goals, adhering to a contract obligation, but the percentage increase on ...

Ridge HS Mock Trial Club Members Asks School Board to Retain Advisors

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Five students asked the Board of Education Monday, Oct. 8 for help in retaining their two staff advisors for the school’s mock trial club

Student Rohan Kapur said the advisors, named as Heidi Fox and Steve Kohut, were considering stepping down because the amount of money they receive falls short of the hours and obligation they invest. He asked why the club ...

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

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 ...

Pari-Mutuel Betting Adds New Element to This Year's Far Hills Race Meeting

October 21, 2018

FAR HILLS, NJ - A field tucked away in a small suburban neighborhood in New Jersey might be the last place outsiders would expect to find one of the most prestigious steeplechase events. But for the 40,000 attendees – many of whom attend year after year – the Far Hills Race Meeting is no secret; It’s a fall essential.

This year's event, known to many as “The ...

Football: Phillipsburg Deals Ridge Its First Loss, 21-7

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Phillipbsurg made the most of beneficial field position and menaced Ridge with a persistent pass rush Friday night.

The visiting Stateliners knocked the Red Devils from the ranks of the undefeated with a 21-7 victory over Ridge before an overflow crowd. The victory gave Phillipsburg the championship of the Mid-State 38 Conference's Delaware Division.

Phillipsburg ...

Girls Soccer: Ridge Edges Mendham, 1-0

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Senior Molly Mahoney scored the game's only goal in the 55th minute to send the Ridge girls soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Mendham on Thursday.

Abby McCrea provided the assist on Mahoney's goal. Senior goalie Ally Lindsey of Ridge (6-8-1) stopped five shots as the Red Devils outshot Mendham, 11-5.

 

Pari-Mutuel Betting Adds New Element to This Year's Far Hills Race Meeting

October 21, 2018

FAR HILLS, NJ - A field tucked away in a small suburban neighborhood in New Jersey might be the last place outsiders would expect to find one of the most prestigious steeplechase events. But for the 40,000 attendees – many of whom attend year after year – the Far Hills Race Meeting is no secret; It’s a fall essential.

This year's event, known to many as “The ...

Sign Up Now for Pumpkins in Park Carving Contest

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Registration is underway for a pumpkin carving contest to be held later this month as part of the Pumpkins in the Park celebration at Harry Dunham Park in Basking Ridge.

The deadline for signing up is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct 23. Contestants will carve their pumpkin at their home and bring it to the pumpkin in the event to be judged in three age categories, ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Tickets to be on Sale for Men of Charity Harvest Fest After St. James Services

October 20, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With the 10th annual St. James Men of Charity NJ Microbrew and Harvest Fest for Charity two weeks away, the organization's members will be selling tickets are on sale this weekend after each Mass at St. James Roman Catholic church for the Nov. 3 event at St. James.

Advance tickets are $45 ($50 at the door) and include craft beer, wine, ...

Far Hills Race Meeting to Draw Revelers to "The Hunt," With Launch of Pari-mutuel Betting

FAR HILLS, NJ _ It's one of the major social and sporting events in New Jersey's horse country, and beyond. The Far Hills Race Meeting, due to return to Moorland Farm this Saturday, Oct. 20, will also bring something new to the party this year, with the launch of pari-mutuel betting.

Some things never change, however. The Hunt will again draw some of the world's best ...

Tickets to be on Sale for Men of Charity Harvest Fest After St. James Services

October 20, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With the 10th annual St. James Men of Charity NJ Microbrew and Harvest Fest for Charity two weeks away, the organization's members will be selling tickets are on sale this weekend after each Mass at St. James Roman Catholic church for the Nov. 3 event at St. James.

Advance tickets are $45 ($50 at the door) and include craft beer, wine, ...

Far Hills Race Meeting to Draw Revelers to "The Hunt," With Launch of Pari-mutuel Betting

FAR HILLS, NJ _ It's one of the major social and sporting events in New Jersey's horse country, and beyond. The Far Hills Race Meeting, due to return to Moorland Farm this Saturday, Oct. 20, will also bring something new to the party this year, with the launch of pari-mutuel betting.

Some things never change, however. The Hunt will again draw some of the world's best ...

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 ...

Road Closures, Stormwater Improvements as Bernards Road Update Program Continues

October 20, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ As the busy Bernards Township 2018 road improvements program continues, Chaucer Court, Crest Drive, and Sun Road Way are expected to be closed to through traffic for pavement milling operations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, the township has announced. 

Driveway access along those roads may be restricted at times, according to the ...

Bernards Committee Sets Special Meeting Date; Affordable Housing Off Oct. 23 Agenda

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee has scheduled an additional meeting for 8 p.m. on Nov. 8, at the municipal building at 1 Collyer Lane in Basking Ridge, with the full agenda to be posted at least 48 hours before the meeting, the township clerk's office announced on Thursday. Formal action will be taken at the meeting, the announcement said.

The township also ...

Sign Up Now for Pumpkins in Park Carving Contest

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Registration is underway for a pumpkin carving contest to be held later this month as part of the Pumpkins in the Park celebration at Harry Dunham Park in Basking Ridge.

The deadline for signing up is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct 23. Contestants will carve their pumpkin at their home and bring it to the pumpkin in the event to be judged in three age categories, ...

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 ...

Road Closures, Stormwater Improvements as Bernards Road Update Program Continues

October 20, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ As the busy Bernards Township 2018 road improvements program continues, Chaucer Court, Crest Drive, and Sun Road Way are expected to be closed to through traffic for pavement milling operations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, the township has announced. 

Driveway access along those roads may be restricted at times, according to the ...

Police Vow Crackdown on Underage Drinking at Far Hills Race Meeting

FAR HILLS, NJ – State, Somerset County and local law enforcement agencies plan a coordinated crackdown on underage drinking at Saturday's Far Hills Race Meeting.

Police will conduct identification checks of underage individuals suspected of drinking alcoholic beverages on the race grounds. Those individuals that are identified as underage will be taken into custody, charged and ...

Third Burglary of Unoccupied Bernards Twp. Home Reported Over Weekend

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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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Is Now the Right Time to Go Roth?

October 16, 2018: Is Now the Right Time to Go Roth?  Some say yes, pointing to the recent federal tax reforms.

Will federal income tax rates ever be lower than they are right now? Given the outlook for Social Security and Medicare, it is hard to imagine them falling much further. Higher federal income taxes could very well be on the horizon, as the tax cuts set by the 2017 reforms are ...