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Some Photos from Thursday's Snowfall, When Bernards Schools and Many Other Places Called 'Snow Day'

February 9, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - [Update] Spring weather leapfrogged back to the chill of winter on Thursday - with Thursday night's temperatures in Basking Ridge due to drop to about 14 degrees overnight, with a chilly high of 29 degrees predicted for Friday by the National Weather Service.

A chance of snow was predicted for Friday night, but with little or no accumulation.

Temperatures in the ...

Bernards BOE Hires Another Student Assistance Counselor; Addresses Goals for Student Mental Health

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Board of Education has hired another Student Assistance Counselor for Ridge High School who is due to begin the position on or before April 1. The new counselor's hiring was discussed at a meeting where the Board of Education and school administrators discussed steps being taken to address student mental health.

Jillian Shadis, district supervisor ...

Municipal Alliance Against Substance Abuse; Planning, Zoning and Deer Management Meetings This Week

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - While the Township Committee has the week off, a number of other town organizations and boards are meeting this week to plan events and programs for the year ahead. 

The Bernards Township Planning Board is also scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, and the township's Zoning Board of Adjustment at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Here is the ...

Cookie Walk Fundraiser Check Presented to Adult Day Center

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Friends of the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills recently presented proceeds from the 26th Annual Cookie Walk to the Adult Day Center at Somerset Hills, a service provided by the VNA of Somerset Hills in Basking Ridge.

Each year, the community lines up for a sale of thousands of homemade cookies made by volunteers. The annual event is a fundraiser ...

Basking Ridge Resident Opens Body Restoration In Berkeley Heights: Offering Medical Fitness and Exercise Programs

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Body Restoration opens its doors in Berkeley Heights on Monday, Feb. 6 with group and private fitness sessions that focus on restorative and integrated movement, mobility and pain-free living.

Owner Doreen Puglisi, of Basking Ridge, has spent 25 years in the health and fitness field as both an educator and a practitioner -- teaching educational ...

Bernards Twp. Schools Ask Parents to Fill Out Technology Survey, Other Surveys to Follow

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township School district has issued its first survey to parents, seeking to gather feedback with several aspects of students' use of technology. The survey is accessible on the Bernards Township school website, and parents are asked to complete it by the end of February.

Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian sent district parents an email midweek, on ...

State Appellate Court Upholds Denial of Matheny Expansion

PEAPACK AND GLADSTONE NJ - On Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the Appellate Division of the Superior Court issued a written opinion that will likely be the last word in the land use dispute with Matheny Medical and Educational Center that has shaped the politics of the borough since 2008.

In a carefully worded 37-page opinion, the Appellate Division ...

Winter Storm to Bring High Winds and Heavy Rains to Somerset County on Jan. 23

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued three different weather advisories for North Plainfield and Somerset County. The advisories are for a winter storm that is barreling up the east coast with damaging winds and torrential rains.

Somerset County is under a storm warning, high wind warning and fog warning. The high wind warning has been issued because ...

Basking Ridge Student Asks School District to Prioritize Counseling For Students, Bolster Suicide Prevention Efforts

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A high school sophomore who lives in Basking Ridge - but doesn't attend Ridge High School - nevertheless attended this month's first Board of Education with a request that the school take steps to prioritize counseling for student mental health issues, particularly thoughts of suicide.

The student, who gave her name as Angelica, urged the board at its Jan.

Trail closure Dates For Annual Deer Hunt Coming Up at Lord Stirling EEC in Basking Ridge [Information Added]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission is warning hikers and others who use the trail system by the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge that trails will be closed for an upcoming deer hunt.

The first date of the trail system closure will be on Wednesday, Jan. 25, according to the park commission.

Additional dates, following in February, are:

• Friday, ...

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