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

January 19, 2017

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, ...

Holiday Clothing Drive for Lyons Veterans Served About 100 Vets; Continues Into New Year

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - For the fifth year in a row, Bedminster resident Stacia McDonough spearheaded the "They Kept Us Safe, Let's Keep Them Warm" collection that gathered new clothing, toiletries and additional necessities for "our heroes in need" living at housing at the Veterans Administration facility in Lyons.

Even after McDonough and other volunteers delivered ...

Waiting for Snow: Bernards Township's Snowperson Contest Eligibility Begins New Year's Day

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Don't count on having your entry on New Year's Day, 2017, but the Bernards Township Snowman (or snowwoman) contest is back for this year, and officially begins on Jan. 1.

The township is asking young residents to send in a photo of a snow character built within the township from between Jan.1 to March 31, 2017 for a chance to win the township's ...

National Weather Service Predicts (Relatively) Clear Skies in Basking Ridge on New Year's Eve and Early on Jan. 1

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - It probably won't rain or snow on Saturday whether you are watching the Happy New Year's ball drop at Times Square in New York City - or over at a neighbor's house with only a short drive or walk back to your home - but the National Weather Service said that chances for precipitation on New Year's Eve are slightly more likely in Central ...

Free Rabies Shots Clinic Coming Up in January in Bernards Twp. For All Member Towns

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Health Department will provide residents of the township and other member towns with another free rabies clinic for their dogs and cats, scheduled for Saturday Jan. 14, 2017.

The rabies vaccines will be administered from 10 a.m. to noon that day at the Bernards Township public works garage, 277 S. Maple ...

Olympian and Ridge Grad Tobin Heath Named US Soccer's Female Player of 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Olympian, World Cup Women's Soccer team winner and 2006 Ridge High School graduate Tobin Heath now has another accomplishment to add to her resume: the U.S. Soccer organization's 2016 Female Player of the Year.

Heath, who was described on the U.S. Soccer website as a "fan favorite for her entertaining style of play and dynamic work with the ...

Winter Is Coming to Basking Ridge: Bernards Twp. and Red Cross Provide Winter Weather Safety Tips

PRINCETON, NJ _ As winter approaches, the American Red Cross has offered its own list to encourage people to ready themselves for the colder weather and winter storms.

The Bernards Township Health Department also has a webpage devoted to emergency preparedness.

An emergency contact list for Bernards Township residents is also printed on the Bernards Health Department's ...

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