Basking Ridge News

November 15, 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - As of Thursday night, Bernards Township schools were due to open two hours after their usual time on Friday morning, and road crews were still out clearing roads. Elementary schools were scheduled to stay open for a full day on Friday, with storm-delayed parent-teacher ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township police are investigating the reported assault of a 68-year-old township man that occurred while the victim said he was walking his dog near his house during the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 10. Police responded to the area of Vail Terrace, located ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The eyes of the New Jersey high school football world will be on the Ridge Red Devils this weekend, as they take on the challenge of playing Piscataway, a team many believe to be the best public school team in the state. Ridge (8-1) and Piscataway (9-0) will kick off at 1 ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Weather dependent, cleaning of the North Maple Avenue sanitary sewer is scheduled to be completed overnight between 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday., Nov. 9. Expect delays due to lane closures, according to an announcement from Bernards Township. Road closures due on Friday during ...

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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 ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The agenda has been posted for a special meeting of the Bernards Township Committee scheduled to take place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the municipal building at 1 Collyer Lane in Basking Ridge. Among other business, the Township Committee is scheduled to apply for a ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - A court order issued by Superior Court Judge Yolanda Ciccone on Election Day will effectively postpone the final results of many elections in Somerset County until Wednesday, when the Board of Elections resumes counting a record number of mail in ballots – any number of which ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Democratic candidate Tom Malinowski chose Embassy Suites in Berkeley Heights to gather his supporters to await the results of the close race for the New Jersey's 7th Congressional District seat he won against five-term incumbent Congressman Leonard Lance. Throughout the ...

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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 ...

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MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - The Ridge High School girls' and boys' cross country teams each made strong showings at the Section 2, Group 4 meet Saturday at Greystone Park. The Ridge girls' team placed third with a total of 95 points, behind first-place North Hunterdon (27) and second-place Westfield ...

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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, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - No matter who wins the two Bernards Township Committee seats up for grabs on next Tuesday's election day, Nov. 6, there will be new faces on the governing body in 2019. It's just a matter of whether the five-member Township Committee will remain an all-Republican group _ or ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - J.P. Stevens sophomore Simrin Carlsen made sure there won’t be a repeat for the Ridge girls volleyball team in the 2018 state tournament.  Carlsen, who had 14 kills in the match, was the driving force behind J.P. Stevens’ upset of fourth-seeded Ridge in a hard-fought and ...

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WARREN, NJ - Never mind the uncharacteristic sub-.500 record. The Ridge girls soccer team--always a dangerous draw in November--was still one that no team in its section would have been looking forward to playing in the state tournament. And three days after routing higher-seeded Bayonne on the ...

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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 ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Although the Ridge football team has practiced in the rain plenty of times during the weekdays this rainy summer and fall, it had actually been dry for every Friday night game the team had played during the regular season. But when coach Bill Tracy peeked at the extended ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in cooperation with the Somerset County Business Partnership, have announced the winners of the fourth annual “Show us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens” photo contest for residents and county staff, designed to showcase the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Weather dependent, Wellington Drive will be closed for paving from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, the township has announced. All on-street parking is prohibited on Wellington Drive, the township said. The road will be closed and access restricted. However, access will ...

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