Government

November 15, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Planning Board members who toured the site of proposed apartment units and townhouses, a total of 280 units, off Mountainview Boulevard said that neighboring homes were barely visible with trees on the leaves _ and a second site visit is now scheduled for a less leafy time of ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Joining Bernards Township's municipal court system with nearby Bedminster Township's might have seemed like an obvious way to share services and possibly save court costs, but months of discussion have failed to lead to an agreement _ for the time being. The Bernards Township ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - For the ninth Veterans Day in a row, American flags are standing in formation on the lawn of the Bernards Township municipal complex, visible off South Finley Avenue. "It's always an amazing sight," said State Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, (R-district 21) at the official ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ _ As the township's busy road construction and curb and sidewalk improvements program for this continues into November, the Township Committee has awarded a contract to Landtek Construction DBA of Morganville to continue working on such public improvements around town. The ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Republican Janice Fields was ahead by almost 600 votes in Tuesday night's unofficial election results for one seat on the Bernards Township Committee. The final vote count will likely change before the Somerset County election board certifies the results. Fields received ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Three candidates, one of whom will join the Bernards Township Committee as a new member after the Nov. 5 election, are vying for the one three-year term on the governing body that will begin in January 2020.  The new Township Committee member, whoever wins the election, will ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Brooks Betz, who runs the Mr. Local History website and has been a longtime volunteer with many Somerset Hills historic organizations, has been appointed as Bernards Township's new township historian. Betz, whose appointment was approved by the Bernards Township Committee on ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ In honor of Veteran’s Day, Bernards Township is again sponsoring the “Field of Honor” display of more than 100 flags on the lawn of the Bernards Township Municipal Building, scheduled to be dedicated in a public ceremony at noon, Nov. 3.  Deadline for adopting flag is Oct.

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A proposed 10,000-square-foot addition at Ridge High School _ about half of it within the building, and half an exterior extension behind the 700 wing _ passed a step of approval before the Planning Board that is necessary before construction can begin. The Planning Board ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Somerset County, including Bernards Township, has much to offer companies that want to do business in the area, but the suburban county is at a disadvantage in being promoted by the state, Mike Kerwin, CEO of the Somerset County Business Partnership, said in a recent ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Board of Education and the Bernards Township Committee are scheduled to meet in the upcoming week, starting with the Monday meeting at which the school board is due to vote on whether to approve a three-year contract with school district educators. The Oct. 28 ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ _ Three candidates competing for one seat on the Bernards Township Committee are set to present their views and answer questions at a forum scheduled for 7 p.m. this Thursday at the Performing Arts Center at Ridge High School. The candidates are Democrat Sophia Chadda, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee has directed its attorney to draft a ban on vape shops, or stores that primarily sell vaping products, in the near future. An ordinance banning vape shops, which Township Attorney John Belardo said he is fairly confident could stand up in ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With an active 2019 municipal road reconstruction program continuing into the fall, the township has scheduled road reconstruction to continue next Monday, Oct. 21, on all of Radel Place and on Goltra Drive between Harrison Brook Drive and Lyons Road.  Absolutely no vehicular ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee is scheduled to take a look at possible vape and smoke shop regulations and zoning at Tuesday's meeting, according to the online agenda for this week. The topic is listed for a public work session. Earlier, the Township Committee had considered ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township municipal offices and the Bernards Township Library are due to close next Monday, Oct. 14, in recognition of the Columbus Day Holiday. The Bernards Township Library, at 32 S. Finley Ave., is also scheduled to be closed on Friday, Oct. 11, although doors will ...

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BERNARDS TWP, NJ _ Weather permitting, road reconstruction will continue on all of Goltra Drive on Wednesday, Oct., 9, the township announced. Absolutely no vehicular traffic will be allowed on Goltra Drive between 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., with the exception of emergency vehicles if necessary, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The First Responders Appreciation Night held this week at the Liberty Corner Firehouse brought together those who show up when residents or others find themselves in the middle of an emergency in the township _  and some thankful recipients of that care also attended. The ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ This Wednesday's Zoning Board of Adjustment agenda includes the formal acceptance and approval of the Millington Quarry's withdrawal of an earlier application to split the 180-acre property into two separate lots, a request that sparked objections from both the Township ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Continuing road reconstruction is scheduled to close a section of Manchester Drive between Brandeis Court and Juniper Way for several hours on Thursday, Oct. 3, weather permitting. The township announced that absolutely no vehicular traffic will be allowed on that section of ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Basking Ridge Business Alliance (BRBA) and the Bernards Township Department of Public Works are teaming up to conduct a six-month "challenge" to collect 500 pounds of plastic bags and plastic wrap _ with the rewards for success being both a bench for a township and also ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The League of Women Voters together with members of the Ridge High School Student Government Association and Ridge High School Empowerment for Political Participation (REPP) will host two candidate forums this October at the Ridge PAC: Bernards Township Board of ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township Mayor Carol Bianchi and the Township Committee are after three years again are hosting a “First Responders Appreciation Night” on Thursday, October 3 at the Liberty Corner Firehouse on Church Street in Liberty Corner Village. The event will begin at 6 ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ – The Bernards Township Library Board of Trustees has appointed a new library director, Lyn Begraft, currently library director at the Long Hill Township Library, to succeed library director Ruth Lufkin, due to retire at the end of this year. Begraft is scheduled to begin ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ [Updated] The Bernards Township Committee unanimously voted at its Tuesday meeting to approve a contract with a paid ambulance service to answer emergency calls on weekdays between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., effective Oct. 1. Residents would continue to call 9-1-1 for dispatch service ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Local schools and "quality of life" are the reason most respondents said they were attracted to live in Bernards Township, says the summary of a survey conducted by the township's 2020 Vision Task Force, which is due to be presented at Tuesday's Bernards Township Committee ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- After two requests to delay further public hearings before the township Board of Adjustment, the Millington Quarry has dropped its application to split the 180-acre property off Stonehouse Road into two separate zoning lots. The application was withdrawn in a letter sent to ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Anjali Dahiya, who won the township Environmental Commission's Reuseable Bag Design Challenge, incorporated one of the township's most beloved symbols in her design. Anjali, a seventh grader at the William Annin Middle School, portrayed the great white oak that stood in ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- The Bernards Township Health Department announced this week that it has been named one of the top local health departments in the nation serving a population of less than 100,000. The Bernards health department serves six communities in the Somerset Hills and Morris County, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee's agenda for this Tuesday, Sept. 10, includes recognition of the 2019 Reusable Bag Design Challenge winner, Anjali Dahiya. The Bernards Township Environmental Commission had sponsored a 2019 Reusable Bag Design Challenge for ...

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