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December 14, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ — The Immaculata High School basketball team will have a new look when it begins the season Friday night against a talented Ridge team, having lost an incredible foursome of talented starters, all of whom are playing ball as freshmen on the collegiate level.  However, with the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township police department is seeking to hire a new officer to replace a member of the force who has resigned effective Dec. 18. The new police officer would replace Harrison Kirby, who resigned effective next week to join the Wayne police department in Passaic ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ  — Uncommon depth could provide head coach Brian Feath with an embarrassment of riches when the Ridge boys basketball team opens its 2018-2019 season at home Friday night against Immaculata at 7 p.m. With a roster Feath terms possibly the deepest he has ever had at Ridge, the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - One of the holiday season's most popular family events -- the 41st Annual Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge -- will be open daily for public tours through most of December. The Somerset County Park Commission's EEC each year presents ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh and Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano were joined by local veterans in placing a wreath at Veterans Memorial Plaza on Grove Street on Dec. 13. Members of Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 27, and representatives from the Somerset ...

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Here are some recommended last-minute shipping dates by carrier United States Postal Service (Post Office) Dec.14 - Last day to ship Retail Ground for Holiday arrival. (Except Alaska and Hawaii, allow from 2 to 3 weeks) Dec.20 - Last day to send First-Class Mail for Holiday arrival. Dec.20 ...

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BERNARDS, NJ - The Bernards Township Committee on Tuesday night recognized former longtime township resident and member of the Bernards Township Republican Municipal (BTRMC) Committee, Donald Rica, for his years of service and contributions to the Bernards community. Rica, an avid sportsman, was ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- When the Bernards Township Committee convenes for its annual reorganization meeting on Jan. 2, Township Committeewoman Carol Bianchi is due to step into the position of Bernards Township mayor for 2019, said this year's outgoing mayor, John Carpenter. Bianchi's appointment ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - A young Ridge girls basketball team that showed flashes of brilliance last season returns largely intact and with high hopes for the 2018-2019 season, which begins on the road Friday night in Somerville against Immaculata. Last season, the Red Devils finished 16-12, with some ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Bernards Township school board on Thursday, Dec. 13 will hear an expert’s thoughts on how a different classroom schedule might work at Ridge High School. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at William Annin Middle School on Quincy Road. The board will hear Elliot ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a Watchung woman missing since Dec. 6. A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Flu season is far from over, and the Bernards Township Health Department has scheduled another chance for a flu shot at a clinic this Tuesday, Dec. 11, with discounts available for residents of member towns and no charge for residents with a valid Medicaire Part B ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Ridge ice hockey team remained undefeated with a 3-0 victory over Bridgewater-Raritan on Saturday. Eric Schubert scored in the first period to give the Red Devils (3-0-1) a 1-0 lead. Colin Kirkwood scored on a power play goal with an assist from Luke Rich in the second ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Three members of the Ridge High School boys lacrosse team recently signed letters of intent to continue playing the sport in college next year. Chris Crapanzano, a midfielder/forward, signed with St. Joseph's University. Last season, Crapanzano finished with 19 goals and nine ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Santa Claus will be taking time off from his own busy schedule on Sat., Dec. 22, to deliver holiday gifts to township homes--and to raise funding for the all-volunteer Basking Ridge and Liberty Corner fire companies. Those who order gifts ahead can help firefighters at the ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Ridge ice hockey team skated to a 4-4 tie with Hillsborough Friday evening at Flemington Ice Arena. Ridge (2-0-1) appeared headed to a victory before Hillsborough (2-0-1) tied it with 1:14 left in the third period. Nick DelGaizo and Matt Balzarotti each finished with two ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Rumors and comments on social media that a Ridge High School student was planning a violent attack of some kind at the school on Thursday, Dec. 6 were dismissed by Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian as "inaccurate," with the added emphasis that "the associated rumors you may ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Township Committee agenda for next Tuesday, Dec. 11 includes resolutions honoring two longtime Township Committee members who are ending their time with the governing body at the end of this year, after seeking not to seek re-election in 2018. The two Republicans, Carolyn ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Three members of the Ridge girls soccer team were named to the 2018 Skyland Conference All-Raritan Division team by the league's coaches. Seniors Molly Mahoney, Ally Lindsey and Maddie Athanasiou represent the Red Devils on the division's first team. Mahoney, who will ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Administrators increasingly tried using community service activities instead of out-of-school suspensions for student conduct offenses at Ridge High School, the Bernards Township Board of Education was told Nov. 26. The board heard district administrators summarize school ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Equestrians taking riding lessons at Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge can continue their classes at the stable's indoor riding lesson, with sign-ups due to begin this Saturday morning, Dec. 8. The Somerset County Park Commission announces that openings are available for ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - World War II hero Robert Vaucher celebrated his 100th birthday Monday night, receiving a proclamation from Mayor Dennis Sullivan that recognized his patriotism, heroism and civic accomplishments. Lt. Col. Vaucher was the lead pilot in a 525-plane formation that flew over the ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  Students at Bernards Township schools have long had a tradition of starting their school year after Labor Day, and a future school calendar being considered for the 2021-22 school year would continue that practice if approved by the Bernards Township Board of Education. At ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Police issued another public callout for any information related to the Dec Nov. 9 burglary of a Whitenack Road home, the fourth of such break-ins in the township since early October, and the second burglary on Whitenack Road during that time frame. Police said that ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Doors will be open from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 8 for the 28th annual Cookie Sale at the VNA of Somerset Hills, 200 Mt. Airy Road in Basking Ridge. A holiday tradition among generations of families, the sale benefits the nonprofit Adult Day Center at Somerset Hills.

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township's active 2018 road program continues through this week, with Parkview Avenue and Franklin Drive scheduled to be closed to be closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, to allow for repairs to the asphalt base, excavated lawn areas, and driveways where the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ_ The fifth annual Winter Market, the annual Christmas Tree and wreath sale at Bishop Janes United Methodist Church and the Basking Ridge Fire Co.'s ceremonial lighting of the large holiday tree already placed on the green were combined into one festive event that drew throngs of ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township Police issued a release on Sunday that an 18-year-old Manalapan man had been arrested and charged in connection with robbery and the theft of a vehicle from Compton Court on the evening of Fri., Nov. 30. He and an alleged accomplice were under the residential ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Two Speech Department changes were approved Monday night, Nov. 26, by the Bernards Township Board of Education. Susan Lieb said she would retire as a speech language specialist at Mount Prospect School, effective Jan. 31, 2019, and Andrea Azevedo resigned as a speech ...

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MONMOUTH JCT., NJ - The Ridge ice hockey team opened its season Thursday afternoon with a 6-2 victory over Montgomery. Junior forward Tyler Ebeling scored three goals and had one assist for the Red Devils, who led, 4-2, after one period and 6-2 heading into the third period. Matt Balzarotti ...

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