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September 25, 2018

ANNANDALE, NJ - Ridge rallied for two goals in the final five minutes of the second half for a 2-1 girls soccer victory over North Hunterdon on Tuesday. Senior forward Molly Mahoney scored both goals for the Red Devils (3-5). First, she nailed a free kick to the back post in the 76th minute with ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Total enrollment on opening day of school was down about 2 percent from last September, Superintendent Nick Markarian told the Board of Education on Monday, Sept. 17. District numbers showed 5,322 in schools. The number was 105 fewer than in September 2017, he ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has opened research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders that will allow an advisory board of parents and advocates of the disability community to identify unmet needs. Based in New Brunswick, the New ...

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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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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Seeing her first action of her senior year, Chelsea Winegar’s return to the starting lineup propelled Ridge to a 25-16, 25-20 girls volleyball victory over Hillsborough Thursday.  Winegar had 5 kills and 9 digs to lead a balance Ridge attack that had Jasmine Davy contributing ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ — Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee 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 ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Ridge girls volleyball, after a successful run to the semi-finals at the Northern Valley Invitational on Saturday, beat Skyland Conference foe Hunterdon Central, 25-19, 25-22 on Monday.  Coach Joanne Milot continues to rely on the super sophomore tandem of Kristen Hodges (7 ...

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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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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Ridge JV girls volleyball team under the direction of coach Mike Levy took first place at the Bloomfield Invitational Championship Tournament on Saturday.   The 20-team tournament which included powerhouses like IHA, Paramus, Mendham, Mount St. Dominic, West Morris ...

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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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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite a raucous home crowd cheering for Hudson Catholic, the Ridge girls volleyball team refused to be rattled and pulled off a three set victory 25-22, 25-27, 25-23.  With Chelsea Winegar still nursing an injury, Coach Joanne Milot rotated sophomores Lauren Metzner and ...

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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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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Ridge gymnastics team started its season last week with a win over Summit, 101.45 to 101.175. The team moves on to its next meet at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, at home at Ridge High School. The at-home meet is versus Watchung Hills Regional High School, and North ...

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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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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione, held a ceremony marking the 17th anniversary of 9/11 at the county’s memorial clock tower, located on the corner of Main and Bridge streets.  At 8:46 a.m. – the time when the first ...

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