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Bernards Police Seeking to Hire New Officer

December 14, 2018

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 County, said Police Chief Mike Shimsky.

The police department has been given approval by township ...

Bernards Township Committee Recognizes Donald Rica For Service To Community

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 a past vice-president of the Ridge High School Diamond Club, coached baseball, CYO ...

Bernards Committeewoman Carol Bianchi Expected To Serve as 2019 Twp. Mayor

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 was discussed by the governing body last month, Carpenter ...

Flu Shots Available at Discount Tuesday, Dec. 11 in Basking Ridge, Bernardsville

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 card.

Seasonal flu infections can begin as early as October and can continue as late as May, meaning ...

Next Week: Bernards Committee To Recognize Retiring Members; Revisions to Ridge HS Schedule To Be Considered

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 Gaziano and John Malay, will be replaced by two new faces on the Township Committee ...

New Jersey League of Municipalities Honors Carol Bianchi of Bernards Township

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Carol Bianchi of Bernards Township was honored with the Outstanding Women in Government Award at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities 103rd annual conference in Atlantic City earlier this month.

Bianchi was also recognized as an honored guest at the league luncheon with Governor Phil Murphy, Senator Steve Sweeney, the NJLM executive board and other state ...

Republican Esposito Will Be Another New Face on Bernards Twp. Committee in 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Although a big change on the Bernards Township Committee next year will be the addition of Joan Harris, the first Democrat to sit on the governing body in about 20 years, there will be another new face on the dais as well -- Republican Joseph Esposito, top votegetter in both initial and final election results.

Despite his victory at the polls, ...

Bernards, Bville, and Other Town Halls Close for Turkey Day; Last Day At Coakley-Russo Golf Course Next Sunday

SOMERSET HILLS, NJ _ Town Hall offices in Bernards, Bernardsville, Bedminster and throughout the Somerset Hills will be closed this coming Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving weekend, along with local school districts.

The Bernards Township Library, the Clarence Dillon Public Library in Bedminster, and the Bernardsville Public Library will also be closed on both days.

Democrat Harris Gains Seat On Bernards Committee Following Mail-In Vote Count

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Democrat Joan Bannan Harris will take a seat on previously all-Republican Township Committee in 2019, after a count of votes by mail under the state's new mail-in system overturned a lead by two Republican candidates tallied up after polls closed last Tuesday.

The Somerset County website released its "final unofficial" vote count late on this Tuesday. The ...

Road to Be Closed to Through Traffic, Improvements Coming Up As Bernards Road Program Continues

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Sun Road and Crest Drive are due to be closed to through traffic for pavement milling operations on Monday, Nov. 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m, the township announced. Driveway access may be restricted at times. 

Street parking is prohibited on these streets.

Compton Court is also scheduled to be closed to through traffic for ...

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