US Will Reimburse Somerset County for Trump Visits

July 20, 2017

WASHINGTON - New Jersey Rep. Lance (R-7th) has confirmed that the United States Secret Service has designated Bedminster a priority for presidential protection – allowing law enforcement and other protection-related costs eligible for reimbursement by the federal government. 

“Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and the excellent law enforcement personnel in New ...

No Replacement Planning Board Members Likely to be Appointed Until After Mosque Hearing

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - No new Bernards Planning Board members are likely to be appointed to fill the vacancies created by three resignations a few months ago until after the board's public hearing to discuss a legal settlement that will streamline the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge's construction of a mosque in Liberty Corner.

A public hearing has tentatively been set for 7 p.m. on ...

Photos: Trump's Last Visit to Bedminster Accompanied by Air Intercept of Errant Private Plane

SOMERSET HILLS NJ - Somerset Hills residents have become accustomed to weekend visits from President Trump. However, this past weekend there was a twist. That twist came in the form of the roar of a fighter jet intercepting an errant private aircraft.

President Trump attended the LPGA United States Womens Open at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster last weekend, Accordingly, ...

Tentative Date Set for Public Hearing on ISBR Settlement; $15K More Approved for Legal Costs

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A public hearing has tentatively been set for Aug. 8 at the Ridge High School Performing Arts Center to discuss the township's legal agreement with the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge (ISBR) and US Department of Justice to modify site plan requirements to facilitate the construction of a mosque in Liberty Corner.

As part of the settlement, approved in late May by ...

Another Chance For Skin Cancer Screening Through Bernards Health Dept.

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Those who missed the this week's skin cancer screening through the Bernards Township Health Department have another chance next week - or a reminder to get a professional screening to catch any skin cancers early.

The Bernards Health Department, serving six member towns, has scheduled a second skin cancer screening for Tuesday, July 18. The ...

Lawmakers Vote Thursday on Back Pay for State Employees

   TRENTON, NJ  - Lawmakers are expected to vote Thursday to restore wages lost by state workers during the July 4th holiday weekend when the state government was forced to shut down because of a budget impasse with Gov.Chris Christie.

State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16) issued the following response to Christie's remarks in support of ...

Family Fun Night, First Outdoor Summer Movie, at Dunham Park on Wednesday

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Family Fun Night is scheduled to be held starting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, at Harry Dunham Park, which also kicks off the first free movie in the park for the summer season.

The activities are part of Park and Recreation Month in Bernards Township, with events for all ages scheduled to be held into August.

Family Fun Night will begiin with a DJ, games and ...

Annin Road, Douglas Road, Due to Close Tuesday for Final Paving, Restriping

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The completion of road projects on Annin Road and Douglas Road are scheduled to close both roads again on Tuesday, July 11, if weather permits the work take to take place.

Paving on Annin Road from North Stone Hedge Drive to I-287 is scheduled to be completed between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, weather permitting, the township announced on Monday.

During that ...

Bernards Set to Spend $49K for Protective Gear for Firefighters

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Tuesday night's Bernards Township Committee meeting includes a resolution for the purchase of firefighters' protective clothing and equipment to outfit the township's all-volunteer fire companies.

The firefighting gear is due to be purchased through a state contract with the New Jersey Fire Equipment Company in Green Brook.

The resolution on ...

Douglas Road Reopened; Annin Road Work Delayed

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The repaving of Douglas Road was a road project about which the towns of Far Hills and Bernards Township debated for years, and even once the two municipalities applied for and received a state grant to fund, was delayed in 2016 when Gov. Chris Christie put a strangehold on state transportation funds in order to push through a 23-cents gas tax.

Douglas Road to reopen ...

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