Youth Leadership Somerset Accepts Applications for 2018-19 Program

April 16, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Youth Leadership Somerset, a leadership development program for Somerset County youth entering grades 9-12, is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program year, which runs September through May. Classes are held one Saturday per month for approximately four to six hours. The application deadline is Monday, May 16. 

“Somerset County is ...

Basking Ridge Group Among 40 Non-Profits To Win Use Of Luxury Suite at TD Bank Ballpark

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione selected 40 nonprofit organizations in an annual drawing for Community Box seats at the TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater.

The winners will have an opportunity to watch the “Boys of Summer” play home games on various dates during the Somerset Patriots’ 2018 season.

“Somerset County has made this 30-seat community ...

No Tax Increase in 2018 Somerset County Budget; Public Hearing May 22

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The 2018 county budget introduced this week by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders keeps taxes stable, reduces the county tax rate, maintains the county's AAA bond rating and maintains services..

“While Trenton is poised to increase the burden on taxpayers, Somerset County is once again keeping its pledge to deliver quality services to residents in ...

Trilogy Repertory of Basking Ridge to Hold Auditions for 'Little Mermaid' Production

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Auditions will be held in the next few weeks for local singers and thespians who wish to audition to be part of the cast in a summer production of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" in Basking Ridge. 

The production of the musical will be staged by Basking Ridge-based Trilogy Repertory Co., which each summer presents free outdoor plays at the ...

Hillsborough Planning Board Tackles Indoor/Outdoor Sports Complex Proposal


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Planning Board will consider an application Thursday night from a township businessman who wants to build an expansive indoor/outdoor sports complex on a 40-acre property on Mountain View Road,  presently owned by the Somerset County Improvement Authority, adjacent to the 369-acre Mountain View Park.

The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the ...

Hibernians' "Hamsgiving" Donations Benefit Somerville Agencies

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Members of the Somerset Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians celebated "Hamsgiving" again March 30, the fourth year in a row that the Irish social and service organization gathered to assemble Easter food baskets for distribution to families and organizations in need.

Relying solely on the donations from members and the public, the Hibernians assembled 45 ham ...

DARE Police Graduates Ready to Make Friends, Impact Lives in the Classroom

BRIDGEWATER, NJ  - Street-hardened police officers accustomed to traffic stops, petty crime, arresting bad guys and calming frazzled nerves came together two weeks ago in Somerset County to hone a new skill.

Side-by-side, the 25 officers were tested by a rigorous curriculum that challenged them to become role models and teachers in an ongoing national effort to counteract negative ...

Protestors Gather in Somerville to Proclaim “Enough is Enough”


SOMERVILLE, NJ  - More than a thousand protestors gathered yesterday afternoon and evening at either end of Main Street to demonstrate against gun violence and to demand heightened safety measures  in the nation’s schools.

The demonstrations were an outgrowth of the Valentine’s Day shooting last month at a high school in Parkland, Fla. that killed 17 students ...

UPDATE: Here’s What’s Closed And Cancelled in Basking Ridge, Somerset County, Elsewhere on Wednesday, March 21

BERNARDS TWP., NJ  - The fourth Nor'easter of March has arrived, but the worst is yet to come later today. Yesterday, state, county and local officials took precautions and planned for the worst.

The worst includes about a foot of snow, accompanied by high winds, in Somerset County.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency at 7 p.m. Tuesday. All state offices will ...

Bridgewater Resident Named Interim Secretary/Director for County Park Commission

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater resident Geoffrey D. Soriano has been appointed interim Somerset County Park Secretary/Director by the Somerset County Park Commissioners.

Soriano's appointment is effective April 2, and he will replace Raymond Brown, who announced his retirement, effective May 1. The announcement, according to a release, was made on the day of Brown's 25th ...

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