Basking Ridge Top Stories

September 24, 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Nine instructional aides were appointed by the Bernards Township Board of Education at its meeting Monday, Sept. 17. Hired to help teachers in the classroom were: -- Nazan Bulca and Alpha Hamann at Liberty Corner School; -- Michele Ivarone and Mary Walker at Ridge ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Ridge girls volleyball team, after a semifinal showing at the Northern Valley Demarest Tournament last weekend, won the Bloomfield Invitational with a 25-18 victory over southern NJ powerhouse Williamstown.   Ridge captured firstst place in pool play, losing just one set to ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint legislative panel expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP,  NJ - School spirit will be the focus of the student government this year, student body president Maddie Athanasiou reported to the Bernards Township Board of Education on Monday, Sept. 17. Athanasiou, this year’s student representative to the school board, said efforts of the ...

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MARTINSVILLE, NJ - Ridge scored all of its goals in the second half and ended a five-game losing streak with a 3-1 girls soccer victory over Toms River North on Sunday. Bailey Aaron and Amanda Krest each finished with one goal and one assist for Ridge (2-5). Heather Cortese scored a goal and ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The check may be in the mail each year, but the Bernards Township Committee wants to verify that the amount that the state reimburses the municipality for hotel and motel taxes collected is actually correct. The Township Committee has on its Tuesday agenda a proposal to ...

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BERNARDS TWP. NJ – The Bernards Township Health Department is scheduled to begin offering flu shots in Basking Ridge and at locations in the department's other member towns throughout October, considered to be the beginning of the annual flu season. Seasonal flu infections can begin as early as ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Christian Sweeney and Brandon Bell each scored two touchdowns and Ridge won its third football game in a row to start the season with a 40-14 victory over East Brunswick Friday night. Ridge receiver Bell caught five passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns, and Sweeney ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Fall could be the most beautiful time of year to ride a horse, and even novice riders have a chance to sign up for a guided trail ride on horseback throughout the property at Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge on an upcoming Sunday afternoon. The Somerset County Park ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township officials have laid out a game plan for how residents can help prepare for a wide variety of future emergencies--including extreme weather, the spread of major illnesses, or manmade disasters--with some of the community's own experiences providing first-hand ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge girls soccer team will be one of 14 teams represented at the inaugural "The Mountains vs. The Seas" girls' soccer challenge Sunday, Sept. 23 on the campus of The Pingry School. Fourteen teams from the top two conferences in the state, the Skyland and Shore ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Security moves are moving apace at Bernards Township schools, Superintendent Nick Markarian said after the Board of Education meeting on Monday night, Sept, 17. The board hired Sean Kiernan as high school campus monitor at $21 per hour for five hours per day, filling the ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Some progress was made Monday night toward a possible solution that would allow runners quicker access to the Ridge High School track following winter snowstorms. Bernards Township school board members, in a straw vote, authorized the administration to see what could be ...

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FAR HILLS, N.J. — For the first time in its nearly century-long history, the Far Hills Race Meeting will offer pari-mutuel wagering on all of its races on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. With the introduction of wagering, Far Hills Race Meeting delivers on a long-held promise, pairing betting with its ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Each October, the Lord Stirling 1770s Festival portrays life the way it was lived here in Somerset County in the 18th century _ with volunteers helping to guide activities and play roles at the annual event. The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Each fall, area teens find themselves looking for opportunities where they can best apply their volunteer efforts, whether because they need to fulfill school requirements, want to help others _ or both. To help local teens discover many of the volunteer opportunities in the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Somerset County is scheduled to begin the milling and paving of South Maple Avenue starting on the night of Tuesday, Sept. 18, with the job anticipated to take place on four consecutive nights, through Friday, Sept. 21, according to announcements from Bernards Township and the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - As Ridge's Wing-T offense consumed chunks of yardage marching inexorably downfield in the closing minutes of a tie game, Jake Beckman kept running through the endgame scenario in his mind on the sidelines. "I'm imagining taking my steps, lining it up and seeing the ball go ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH) invites friends, neighbors, members, and current and former trustees to a long-planned event, the Community Celebration of the society's 90th anniversary from 2 to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at the Brick Academy ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Rivals in almost every sport, Ridge and Bridgewater-Raritan actually have not meet on the football field since 2015. That changes Friday night at 7 p.m., when the Red Devils (1-0) travel to play Bridgewater-Raritan (0-2) for the first time since the Panthers beat Ridge in the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Despite opposition from neighbors and "no" votes cast by two members of the governing body, the creation of a new multifamily housing zone that can accommodate up to 280 new housing units was approved by a 3-2 vote of the Township Committee on Tuesday night. The vote came ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Basking Ridge Post Office reported on Tuesday, Sept. 4, that one of its mailboxes had been burglarized sometime during the Labor Day weekend, Bernards Township police reported. The mailbox, located outdoors at The Highlands Village Center off Allen Road, had been pried ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Right on cue, with a hurricane and hurricane season bearing down on the East Coast, the topic of Emergency Preparedness is scheduled to be presented to the public at Tuesday night's Bernards Township Committee meeting. Even without a week of stormy weather predicted by the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee settled an affordable housing lawsuit and agreed to rezone for multifamily housing off Mountain View Boulevard at its last meeting, and this Tuesday is set to give the final approval to the new zone, which would allow construction of up to 280 ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Whether construction work on the 2018 Road Improvements projects throughout Bernards will continue as planned on Monday, Sept. 10, and into this week, depends on the weather, the township said.   Work planned on multiple roads as heavy rains head north Road crews are ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - It took the Ridge football team's offense almost five minutes to finally get its hands on the ball Friday night. But once the Red Devils did, they couldn't be stopped the rest of the evening. Ridge scored on each of its first five possessions--and ran the clock out on its ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The United States Golf Association (USGA) in the Far Hills section of Bernards Township will be the location on Sept. 13 of one of the Somerset County Business Partnership's most well attended and effective business networking events, to be hosted in partnership with the Basking ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The worst moment of Ridge's 2017 football season came in what turned out to be the Red Devils' biggest victory, and that bad moment in retrospect had a silver lining. When since-graduated quarterback Brandon Radico injured his hip in the third quarter of a game Ridge was ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The slate of soccer games that Ridge High School was scheduled to play has been postponed on Thursday due to the oppressive heat. Ridge boys soccer was schedule to play at Hillsborough, and Ridge girls soccer was supposed to be home against Hillsborough in the evening. But ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ _ Donations will be accepted beginning this Sat., Sept. 8, for items to be later resold at this year's long-running Fall Rummage Sale to benefit the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills. Donations of a wide variety of items will be accepted each Monday through Saturday, ...

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