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Somerset County News

September 12, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ — Somerset County Commissioners Director Shanel Robinson, joined by her colleagues and other county officials, honored the memory of 39 county residents killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks during an observance on the grounds of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ — Delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic and rescheduled from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the 77th annual Tour of Somerville bicycle race has been canceled, according to an announcement from Mayor Dennis Sullivan. Other scheduled bike race events in Easton, Pa. and in Basking Ridge were ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Bridgewater Township Police are reporting that the missing Raritan woman, Malathi Kanche, was found dead in the Middle Brook in Bound Brook Friday. According to a release from police, she was found with the assistance of the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, Somerset County ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Two motorists trapped in their cars Wednesday night drowned in the floodwaters that swept through the township, with dozens of roads remaining closed on Friday. The following road closures remain within the Township as of 6 a.m. Friday:: River Road. from Beekman Lane to ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A section of Chimney Rock Road coming down from Martinsville has collapsed, as of Thursday morning. A resident driving down the mountain from Martinsville was stopped when she found that a portion of Chimney Rock Road had completely collapsed. Police have been notified, ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — There were 836 JCP&L customers in the township still without power by mid-morning Thursday after hours of torrential rain Wednesday night, but all roads were open, according to Chief of Police Mike Shimsky. A number of areas were flooded last night during the most ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ — An intense tropical storm dumped 8-10 inches of rain across New Jersey Wednesday night, triggering flash flooding on roadways that stranded motorists trapped in their cars by the rising floodwaters. Hundreds were removed from their cars by volunteer firefighters, police and ...

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Editor's Note: The next update of local COVID-19 statistics by the Somerset County Department of Health is scheduled for Monday. All other statistics in this story are current and up-to-date. SOMERVILLE, NJ — The Somerset County Department of Health Friday reported 25,539 cases of the COVID-19 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - For 80 years the Tour of Somerville has been known as one of the elite bike races in the United States. Professional cyclists from around the world travel to this Central New Jersey borough with the goal of winning this prestigious event. For the first time since the Tour began ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Since 1940 and every year since, excluding the four World War II years, the Tour of Somerville has been a bike racing mainstay on Memorial Day, the longest-running bike race in North America. All of this changed in 2020 when the pandemic hit the U.S. and the sport of cycling ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Fire officials and police are investigating the cause of a three-alarm fire that destroyed a barn at 1548 Millstone River Road Saturday night. There were no injuries, and several horses that were boarded in the barn were led to safety by property owners John Van Cleef and his ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Three victims, including a 14-year-old boy, were gunned down as they sat on a patio outside a first-floor apartment Friday night, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The 14-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene; a 31-year-old man was taken to ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Two GoFundMe campaigns have been set up in memory of 4-year-old Kyle Meyers, who drowned in a tragic accident at Sunset Lake Friday. The first campaign, according to Kyle’s uncle Bill Meyers, was set up by neighbors of the family in the Sunset Lake area of Bridgewater. As of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson and Bridgewater Township Police Chief Paul Payne have announced an investigation into what was deemed an accidental drowning of a 4-year-old boy Friday evening in the area of North Shore Drive. According to Robertson, at about 8:37 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Two tickets matching all five numbers in the Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the July 31 drawing were sold, including one at the Wegmans in Bridgewater. Each ticket is worth $664,836. In addition, the retailers, Wegmans in Bridgewater and 7-Eleven in Lanoka Harbor, will each receive ...

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As the Aug. 21 deadline to decide on legal marijuana gets closer, towns in Somerset County are banning or allowing — mostly banning — cannabis businesses, with some enacting penalties as high as $200 for smoking weed in public. The laws passed by the state legislature this year gave ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – It was a sea of blue inside Mary Mother of God Church Thursday night as hundreds of firefighters and emergency personnel from across the state came to pay respects to Hillsborough Fire Company #2 Assistant Chief Billy Shaffer, who died on July 14 while responding to a car ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A veteran firefighter responding to a car fire at a recycling scrap yard Wednesday afternoon died after experiencing what is described as a "medical emergency." Hillsborough Fire Company #2 Assistant Chief Billy Shaffer had over 35 years of experience as a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - New Jersey American Water has lifted the mandatory water conservation order issued on June 29 to customers in the western and southern regions of its Raritan water system. Customers were asked to limit their water use to essential purposes only while New Jersey American Water ...

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SOMERVILLE. NJ — New Jersey American Water has issued a Mandatory Outdoor Water Restriction for customers in three central New Jersey counties until further notice because of a 36-inch water main break brought on by increased demand as a heat wave continues to broil New Jersey with record-breaking ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police is seeking the public's help in finding a missing "at risk" person who was last seen June 24. According to an alert from police, the missing person is Mark Gibbons, 67, a white male, 5'11" and 180 pounds. Gibbons was last seen wearing a blue ...

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BERNARDS, NJ — An officer from the Bernards Township Police Department has seen something he hasn't seen in all his 24 years on the force. Criminals stole a car and then went to the owners residence and burglarized the home. Here's what happened. According to police, at approximately 3:40pm a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Two suspects face attempted murder charges in connection with an early-morning shooting in a neighborhood May 23. Miguel Hernandez, 37, a resident of Division Street, Somerville, and Ronnie Lyles, 51, of Hudson Street, Phillipsburg, Both are charged with two counts of 1st degree ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of County Commissioners amended its budget this week to eliminate a slight increase in the tax rate, making it the second year officials have kept the tax rate flat.  The changes come alongside an almost $800,000 drop in taxes the county will collect – ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – With Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order lifting the requirement for maintaining six-foot social distancing for outdoor settings, the Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate, will operate at 100% capacity at TD Bank Ballpark beginning on Friday, May ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Somerset County Department of Health on Sunday reported 23,532 cases of the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 11 in the county overnight. The New Jersey Department of Health Sunday reported 880,560 total cases since last year, an increase of 253 overnight.  The rate of ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — There were a net of no additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bernardsville between last Sunday and this Sunday, according to data from the Somerset County Department of Health. Bernardsville's cumulative total on Sunday, April 25 of 558 confirmed cases since the start of the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Somerset Patriots Chairman Emeritus, and chairman and CEO of Flemington Care & Truck Country, Steve Kalafer died Wednesday. "I was absolutely shocked and saddened today to hear about the passing of Steve Kalafer," Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench said in a statement ...

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NEW YORK — Mike Ford, who grew up in Belle Mead and honed his skills as a pitcher and infielder at the Hun School and Princeton University before signing a professional contract with the New York Yankees, has returned to the Major League club for the third time in as many years. Manager Aaron ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Clerk will conduct a ballot drawing via livestream on Friday, April 16, at 3 p.m., for the June 8 Primary Election. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ballot drawing was usually open to the public and held in the County Clerk’s Office, but this year ...

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