Press Releases

Bernards Twp. Committee Democratic Candidates to Hold "Campaign Kickoff" on Sat.


BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Sally Dunlap Booth and Joan Bannan Harris, Democratic candidates for Bernards Township Committee, are scheduled to hold their campaign kickoff on Saturday, April 22. The free event takes place at 9:30 am at the Allen Street Gazebo, located on the corner of Allen Street and North Finley Avenue in downtown Basking Ridge.

Several Democratic candidates for state and county offices will be there to meet our community as well, and refreshments will be served.

The public is invited to get to know Ms. Booth and Ms. Harris and hear about their vision for the future of the Basking Ridge community. When asked about the launch, Booth said, “I am excited to get started because I am looking forward to listening to you, the residents of our diverse community, to ensure that we govern according to your needs and desires.”

Sign Up for E-News

Dunlap and Booth each have lived in Bernards Township for many years, and both have raised their families here. Ms. Booth currently is a teacher in Somerville and serves on the Board of Trustees for BRICK Academy. She has served on the Bernards Township Board of Education and on the Township Municipal Alliance Against Substance Abuse. Additionally, she was the program director for the Somerset Hills League of Women Voters and the legislative affairs representative for the Junior League of Morristown.

Ms. Harris presently serves on the Bernards Township Board of Health and the Municipal Alliance against Substance Abuse, and has been a speaker at numerous community programs on adolescent addiction. She served as an assistant prosecutor for Morris County and practiced law as a civil trial attorney prior to her current job with a professional liability insurer. She also volunteers as a board member for the Ridge Rebound Club and Ridge Lacrosse, Inc.

Asked why she is running, Harris replied, "I am thrilled to be running for Township Committee as it presents an exciting opportunity to bring a new voice to local government. I look forward to serving our community as it faces issues including the quarry redevelopment, infrastructure improvements and unresolved litigation. I'm also passionate about providing and enhancing mental-health education and services to support our children and families."

In a joint statement about the campaign, the candidates said, "We pledge to work--using our extensive professional, personal and volunteer experiences--to advance sound, fiscally responsible policies while at the same time bringing the Bernards Township community together in a way that celebrates both its differences and its common values."

"Booth & Harris: Your choice for a new voice"

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Basking Ridge

UPDATE: Here’s What’s Closed And Cancelled in Basking Ridge, Somerset County, Elsewhere on Wednesday, March 21

March 20, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ  - The fourth Nor'easter of March has arrived, but the worst is yet to come later today. Yesterday, state, county and local officials took precautions and planned for the worst.

The worst includes about a foot of snow, accompanied by high winds, in Somerset County.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency at 7 p.m. Tuesday. All state offices will ...

Walk Out? Franklin High School Stands Up Against Gun Violence 

March 15, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township School district turned a national tragedy into a teachable moment for the community. 

"The kids did an excellent job, well planned, a great lesson in democracy, I am really proud of them," Superintendent of Schools, Dr. John Ravally said. "It is a teachable moment, one of our main missions is to promote active citizens. Citizens that are ...

The Role of Meal Replacements in Weight Loss

March 20, 2018

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most importantly heart disease and diabetes, but also cancer and osteoarthritis, liver and kidney disease, ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, March 25, 11:30 AM

Bridgewater United Methodist Church, Bridgewater

Community Easter Egg Hunt


Tue, March 27, 9:30 AM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Teacher Naturalist Training

Education Green

Siblings Host Dinner in Support of Our House

March 24, 2018

In the spirit of giving back, one family has made a difference in the lives of adults with developmental disabilities by hosting a dinner and silent auction at Sette restaurant in Bernardsville on March 17, 2018, raising $26,000 for the non-profit, Our House, Inc., of New Providence.

Philip and Maria Provenzano, of Nutley, and Angela Provenzano Schaub, of Westfield, organized the fundraising ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 13

On this episode of AtlantiCast, new clinical studies in the fields of cardiology and immunotherapy, national and statewide recognitions for Atlantic Health System medical centers and the inaugural AtlantiCast Collab Challenge!