Basking Ridge Resident Among New Trustees for Friends of Historic Jacobus Vanderveer House

February 21, 2018

BEDMINSTER, NJ - Basking Ridge resident Sara D. Soden was among the four new trustees elected to serve on the board for The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House "living museum" that highlights the active role that the Somerset Hills played in the American Revolution.

The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House elected the new trustees and reappointed three ...

Bernards School Board Hears of Dramatic Jump in Suicide Intervention Reports at Middle and High Schools

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Last school year, Bernards Township school counselors dealt with nearly twice the number of possible suicide cases as they did in 2015-16, school officials said last week. The number of suicide intervention reports generated by staff reportedly jumped dramatically at both Ridge High (RHS) and the William Annin Middle schools (WAMS).

There were 24 suicide ...

Rutgers to Host Exhibit of Sen. Frank Lautenberg Papers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey’s longest-serving U.S. senator, left an outsize imprint on state politics and national policy by the time he died while in office, in 2013.

His papers, now curated and maintained by the Rutgers University Libraries, encompass 2,250 boxes of hats, buttons, campaign stickers, vinyl records, paper documents and other artifacts that, laid end ...

School District Website May Change To Meet Rules On Access For The Disabled


BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Township groups may lose a way to contact the community as the Board of Education adapts its website to conform to federal regulations on accessibility for the disabled.

The school will first have to evaluate how much content of its own it can afford to post on its website, said Superintendent Nick Markarian, before using its resources to check on flyers and ...

Local Residents Named to Dean’s Lists at Colleges and Universities

Colleen Risavy has been named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2017 semester at Emerson College, Boston, MA. Risavy, a resident of Basking Ridge, is majoring in Creative Writing BFA. The requirement to make Emerson's Dean's List is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.

Liliana Totten, a junior at Grove City College, in Grove City, PA, has been named to the Dean's List ...

Basking Ridge Student Named Finalist in National Merit Scholarship Competition


Local Student Named National Merit Finalist

Oratory Prep is proud to announce that Senior Peter Finn has been named a Finalist in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition.

It started with a test in the fall of 2016.

Now, Peter Finn, a senior at Oratory Preparatory School, has advanced to the finalist level of the National Merit Scholarship Competition. The National Merit ...

Valentine's Day Idea - Planetarium Lovers Starcade

TAPintoTravels - "Romancing the Stars," a special Valentine's Day "date night" presentation will be hosted at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium In Branchburg, NJ on Saturday, Feb.10, at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m.

Couples ages 16 and older are invited to enjoy a light-hearted look at the Universe with a show featuring stars, ...

'Living History' Presentation on Freedom Quilts and Underground Railroad at Bernards Library This Week

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - As black history month continues, the Bernards Township Library will present a 'living history' program, "The Legend of the Freedom Quilts and the Underground Railroad," this Thursday, Feb. 15.

The presentation  from Trish Chambers Productions will offer the audience a chance to learn about the history, legends and personal stories that make ...

Update: Ridge High School Art Show 'The Midas Touch,' Artists' Reception is Feb 14

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - "The Midas Touch," an exhibit of art work by Ridge High School art students, opened on Sunday, Feb. 4, in the Farmhouse Galleries at Farmstead Arts. Due to inclement weather on Wednesday, the reception was rescheduled and will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14.

The exhibition, which will include drawings, mixed media, ...

Bernards Twp. BOE Makes Three Teaching Appointments During January Meeting

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A retirement and resignation, as well as child care and family leaves were among the personnel issues on which action was taken by the school board at its last meeting.


Amy Kamenir, a school counselor at William Annin Middle School, saw her retirement request, effective April 30, accepted by the Bernards Township Board of Education on Jan.

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Somerset County Residents Encouraged to Attend a Presentation on the 'Dangers of Fentanyl'

February 22, 2018

 Somerset County residents, families, parents and educators are encouraged to attend an informative presentation on the Dangers of Fentanyl.

The Bridgewater High School Parent-Teacher Organization is sponsoring this presentation at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5, in the BRHS Auditorium, 600 Garretson Road, Bridgewater.

Christopher Jakim, Assistant Special Agent in Charge-DrugEnforcement ...