Basking Ridge Top Stories

May 8, 2021

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Ridge built a 10-goal halftime lead and went on to a 15-6 boys lacrosse victory over Rutgers Prep on Saturday. Jack Turner finished with four goals and three assists for Ridge (5-1), which led, 6-1, after a quarter and 12-2 at the half. Junior Will Ehret scored three goals ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County has scheduled 10 open vaccination clinics for the week of May 10 as part of its effort to make it easy for every resident to be protected against the COVID-19 virus. In addition to hosting clinics throughout the county, for the first time Somerset will be ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Retirements for longtime staffers were accepted by the Bernards Township Board of Education in its April 26 and May 3 meetings. Notices were received from: Debbie Karuppan, school nurse at William Annin Middle School; Cindy Mastrian, a kindergarten teacher at ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The Ridge girls' lacrosse team had a lot to celebrate the evening of May 6: Senior Night and a 16-3 victory over Watchung Hills. The Ridge program recognized 10 players in the Class of 2021 and their parents on Lee Field before the game began, a contest the team hoped would ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee has renewed its lease giving operation of the historic Farmstead Arts center to the non-profit Friends of the Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead, Inc. through Dec. 31, 2050, and also gave its approval to the organization to apply for a $150,000 ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The Ridge baseball team scored a combined 13 runs in the third and fourth innings to make short work of Phillipsburg, 16-1, in a five-inning game on Thursday. Mike Olivo had two hits and two RBI and Andrew Shawah had two hits, two runs scored and one RBI for the Red Devils ...

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WARREN, NJ — Senior attack Jack Turner scored six goals for the second straight games and also assisted on one to lead the Ridge boys lacrosse team to a 13-5 victory over Watchung Hills on Wednesday. In a game that started out under brilliant sunshine and concluded in a driving downpour, the Red ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — It has taken Jack Turner just four games into the belated boys' lacrosse season to accumulate 15 goals for Ridge. When he was just a sophomore, the attackman racked up 23 goals and four assists for an elite-level Ridge boys lacrosse team in 2019. Turner was surrounded by ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Declining enrollment will mean a smaller teaching staff for the 2021-22 school year in Bernards Township, according to the budget passed Monday night. The adopted $103.2 million budget shows a reduction of the equivalent of 22 fulltime positions. Of those, 17 will be in ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The Ridge baseball team had five days off after a loss to then-undefeated Watchung Hills last Thursday. But the Red Devils were thrown right back into the fire on Tuesday with a home game against another unbeaten Skyland Conference foe, Bridgewater-Raritan. And this opponent ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ _ The Mr. Local History Project's tour of the historic village of Basking Ridge is scheduled to return on Saturday, May 15 with an all-outdoors exploration of the town's history that is also a fundraiser for the group's annual high school scholarship program. The event is due ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Senior attackman Jack Turner racked up six goals and had an assist to lead Ridge to a 9-6 boys lacrosse victory over Ocean City on Monday. Ridge (3-1) outscored Ocean City, 3-1, in the third quarter to open a 7-4 lead going into the final period. Erik Helgeson won 15 of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ_  Somerset County has reached a major milestone with 50 percent of adults who are 18 years or older being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and 70 percent having received their first dose, Somerset County announced on Monday. This puts Somerset County in range of its goal to ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The 2021 municipal budget of $41,906,425 approved by the Bernards Township Committee last week will raise this year's property tax bill by $59.74 on an average township home, assessed at $620,895 for 2021.  The $21 million portion of the budget to be funded by taxpayers this ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Although COVID-19 will again prevent this year's Memorial Day parade in Bernards Township, a brief Memorial Day ceremony is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 31. The Memorial Day event is being hosted by the Liberty Corner Fire Company. The event is scheduled to be held ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The Ridge boys lacrosse team strung together 11 unanswered goals in the first half and went on to a 17-2 victory over Immaculata Saturday afternoon. Jack Turner led the way for the Red Devils (2-1) with four goals, and Quinn Bunsa, Liam Reiss and Connor Reilly all scored two ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Bernards Township Board of Education members will hear about staffing and projected tax effects before they vote on the 2021-22 school budget on Monday night. The $103.2 million spending plan is buffeted by out-of-the ordinary factors, like higher costs for state-mandated ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Ridge High School Class of '22 will be raising funds by holding a collection of clothing and other apparel items, as well as other items for children and household goods during May. The items to be collected include clothing for men, women and children, accessories (e.g., ...

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WARREN, NJ — The Skyland Conference baseball scene is a buzzsaw in 2021, with competitive matchups and high-level opponents almost every day. So far, Ridge has been on the wrong end of the buzzsaw despite being in a position to win virtually every game the Red Devils have played. On Thursday, ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — After months of pressure to reopen schools more completely, Bernards Township Board of Education members heard pleas Monday night to stick with the half-day schedule. For the first time since the COVID-19 virus forced schools to close in March 2020, students would be in ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ All Bernards Township residents are invited to the first planned monthly “Meet & Greet” meeting with Bernards Township Mayor Janice Fields, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, May 10, in the Warren Craft Meeting Room at town hall, 1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge. This first ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The Ridge boys lacrosse team opened its season with a 9-7 victory over North Hunterdon on Tuesday. Jack Turner connected for three goals for the Red Devils, who led, 7-6, going into the fourth quarter. AJ Lembo, Kevin Lopez and Lucas Hudkins each scored two goals in the ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Tearfully, Karen Richman announced she will resign from the Bernards Township Board of Education, effective May 24. She said at the end of Monday’s livestreamed meeting that she would be moving out of the district. She said it had been her pleasure to have served seven ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The faceoff for the Ridge boys lacrosse season will finally take place Tuesday afternoon at home against North Hunterdon. After the 2020 season was completely canceled at the height of the pandemic, Ridge's start to this season was delayed a week because of COVID protocol ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee is set to take a final vote Tuesday night on a proposed $41,906,425 budget to cover municipal operations for 2021 that will raise property taxes by a little less than $60 on an average township home. A public hearing on the budget will also be ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Ridge High School's Black Varsity Competition Cheerleading Team has won a national championship. This is the first team to ever bring home a national title for Ridge. This is also the first time its division, Small Varsity Division 1, has been won by a team in New Jersey in ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — The Ridge baseball team secured its first victory of the season, 8-4, over Mendham Saturday in the Autism Awareness Challenge showcase. The Red Devils (1-2) scored one run in the top of the first inning and four in the second to take a 5-0 lead. Matt Aber had a pair of big ...

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SCRANTON, Pa. -- Nine residents of Basking Ridge were among more than 1,800 students named to The University of Scranton's Dean's List for the 2020 fall semester.  The Dean's List recognizes students for academic excellence. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Between April 24 to 26, 2017, Basking Ridge said goodbye to its oldest resident, the Basking Ridge historic white oak tree in front of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church. A community photo album was posted by "Mr. Local History," township historian Brooks Betz _ and he is ...

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