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Children’s Singer/Songwriter from Hillsborough Sent to Jail on Child Pornography Charge

October 2, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Eric. S. Komar, a Hillsborough resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performed for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide, was sentenced Tuesday to 82 months in prison for receiving images of child sexual abuse, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Komar, 47, was arrested in September 2017 at his residence in ...

8th Annual ARTsee Tour Highlights Local Artists [Updated, Photos Added]

SOMERSET HILLS, NJ _ For the eighth year, art lovers in Basking Ridge, Bernardsville and nearby had an opportunity to see some of the work of talented artists in their area, and also to experience where and how they work.

This past weekend's ARTsee Open Studio Tour provided information and a map for both Saturday and Sunday. The artists displayed their work, ...

Take Intro. English-style Horseback Ride at Lord Stirling on Fall Afternoon

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Fall could be the most beautiful time of year to ride a horse, and even novice riders have a chance to sign up for a guided trail ride on horseback throughout the property at Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge on an upcoming Sunday afternoon.

The Somerset County Park Commission's riding facility, located at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge, ...

Freeholders Honor Those Who Perished on 9/11

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione, held a ceremony marking the 17th anniversary of 9/11 at the county’s memorial clock tower, located on the corner of Main and Bridge streets. 

At 8:46 a.m. – the time when the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center – the bell at the top of the ...

Pedestrian Killed While Walking on Route 22 Sunday Evening

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A 28-year-old woman was killed Sunday after she was struck by a vehicle while walking on Route 22 at the intersection of Country Club Road, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police.

Shivangi Sharma was pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville.

According to the release, police responded to Route 22 East at the intersection of ...

Marlton Man Charged with Aug. 11 Robbery of Warren Township Bank

WARREN, NJ – Warren police arrested a Marlton (South Jersey) man in connection with the robbery on Aug. 11 of  the TD Bank located on Mountain Boulevard, police said.

Warren Township Chief of Police William Keane, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, and Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor announced the arrest of Eric ...

Police Release More Info on Warren Township Bank Robbery Suspect

WARREN, NJ - Police released additional information on Thursday regarding the robbery of TD Bank in Warren Township on Saturday, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of Police William Keane announced.

Additional surveillance photos of the vehicle of a man sought in ...

Suspect at Large After Bank Robbery in Warren, Police Seek Public’s Assistance

WARREN, NJ -  TD Bank in Warren Township was robbed on Saturday and police have released surveillance photos of a man sought in connection with the robbery in the hopes that someone will be able to identify him, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of Police William ...

Somerset County Launching Annual 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' Campaign

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has announced that police agencies all over Somerset County, and around New Jersey, are participating in the state's largest drunk driving crackdown.

According to a release, the 2018 "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Statewide Labor Day Crackdown begins Aug. 16 and finishes Sept. 4.

During the campaign Somerset and ...

Somerset Hills Historical Society's 90th Anniversary Community Party Set For September

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A lot of history had been made in Basking Ridge and surrounding towns even back when The Historical Society of The Somerset Hills was founded in 1928, and THSSH continues recording, making _ and presenting _ history 90 years later.

Along with holding with yearlong schedule of events to present living history exhibits, the historical society is now inviting the ...


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