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BRHS Team Wins 2nd Place at 2018 TSA National Conference

August 15, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - At the end of June,the coding team from Bridgewater-Raritan High School participated in the Technology Student Association 2018 National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, and brought home a second place trophy from the highly competitive computer coding competition.

Technology Student Association (TSA) is a student run national organization, with over 250,000 members ...

Eisenhower Intermediate Math League Teams Earn Top Honors in National Championships

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - In the 2017-2018 school year, students in Eisenhower Intermediate School’s three Mathleague teams qualified in state competitions.

The nine members of the three teams qualified, with Christopher Qiu, Evan Xie, Gracelynne Hao and Sushanth Elangovan in team one; Kevin Wang, Iris Pan, Sharon Lin and Ethan Wang in team two; and Daniel Gao in team three.

At the 2018 ...

BRMS, Bradley Gardens Primary Vying for Kindness Mural in Art Contest Sponsored by Flemington Business

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School and Bradley Gardens Primary School are two among several vying to win a contest that will have a Flemington-based business painting a kindness and inclusion-themed quote mural at one Somerset County school and one Hunterdon County School.

Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School and Bradley Gardens are each vying for the win against Weston ...

Bridgewater Council Approves Resolutions for Tax Grace Period, Road Improvements

August 17, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council passed several resolutions at its most recent meeting, including for tax payments, improvement projects and construction work.

 

The first resolution extended the grace period for the third quarter taxes from Aug. 1 to Sept. 7 for payment of taxes. The council said the grace period is given because tax bills were just ...

D&R Greenway, Crossroads Part of Solution to Saving Wemple Property

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A lot of moving parts – and money – was required for both public and private entities to help secure the historic Wemple property, a move that was formalized by the Bridgewater Township Council in early August.

The total purchase price was $1,195,000.

Spearheading the acquisition effort was Bridgewater resident Robert Vaucher, a World War II veteran and friend ...

Bridgewater Township Approves Purchase of Wemple Property as Open Space

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The saga of the venerable Wemple property in Bridgewater Township is on its way to a satisfying conclusion for the residents who have fought for it for years.

The Bridgewater Township Council voted unanimously Monday to allow for the purchase of about 31 acres of land – known as 440 Foothill Road, Twin Oaks Road, and 501 Steele Gap Road – from Bridgewater Estates, ...

Kidnapping: Somerville Man, Two Sons, Fourth Suspect Charged

August 12, 2018

SOMERVILLE., NJ – A Somerville man and his two sons, plus a fourth suspect from Newark, have been charged with kidnapping and assaulting  a 21-year-old Somerville resident.

Arrested and charged with First Degree Kidnapping and Third Degree Assault are David Alex Villegas, 22, of Davenport Street; David Andres Villegas, 42, of Davenport Street; Troy Warren, 28, of Clinton Avenue, ...

Raritan Police and Community Celebrate National Night Out

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan community gathered at Frelinghuysen Pool Tuesday to celebrate National Night Out with the police department.

Children had the chance to explore the fire trucks and police cars, while also seeing a demonstration from the county K9 unit.

— Photos by Dawn Wilde

Bridgewater Police Celebrate National Night Out

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Police Department celebrated National Night Out Tuesday with emergency vehicles, bouncy houses, entertainment and lots of food.

The department held the annual celebration at the municipal complex, and were joined by fire trucks and rescue vehicles from all the departments in the township.

Hundreds came out to take a tour of the trucks and the ...

Somerset County 4-H Fair Returned to Bridgewater (Photo Gallery)

August 13, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Fair came to North Branch Park last week, as thousands visited the grounds to see all the 4-H has to offer.

Guests enjoyed seeing cows, pigs, goats, sheep, dogs and many more animals, while also exploring trains, RC cars, artwork, plants and much more during the three-day fair.

— Photos by Bernard DeLierre

Trucks, Tractors to Pull at Hunterdon County 4-H Fair

EAST AMWELL – Will there be a third-time winner in the Truck Pull at the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair?

Marc Wirasnik, 27, of Franklin Township (Hunterdon) hopes so. He came in first at the 2017 fair, pulling the weighted sled just over 357 feet, well past the end of the 300-foot long clay track. He was also the 2015 winner using the same 2005 Chevy Duramax diesel.

Two ...

4-H Fair Returning to North Branch Park in Early August

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Fair returns to North Branch Park, in Bridgewater, Aug. 8 through Aug. 10 for its 71st anniversary of free family fun.

The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m on all three days with parking at the park itself, and free shuttle buses running from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day from Raritan Valley Community College.

The fair will include twirling, ...

Somerville Elks’ Motorcycle Club Hits the Road to Help 6-Year-old Boy

August 17, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 Motorcycle Committee will sponsor its III annual "Poker Run for Ben" Aug. 19, with registration beginning at 10 a.m.

The Somerville Elks Lodge is located at 375 Union Ave. in Bridgewater.

Ben Falcone, a 6-year-old boy from Martinsville, was diagnosed shortly after birth with Tracheal & Laryngeal Malaysia and Mediterranean Fever ...

Regional Animal Shelter Taking Part in Clear the Shelters Event

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter is taking part in the National Clear the Shelters Event Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

According to a release, all the animals that are over 6 months will have their adoption fees waived for qualified adopters. Kittens that are under 6 months old will be $50.

"We are thrilled to participate in this event," shelter manager Brian ...

Literacy Volunteers Holding Information Session, Training Classes

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County is holding information sessions about becoming a volunteer adult literacy tutor.

Sessions are being held in September, with one at the Bridgewater Township Library Sept. 11 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Hillsborough Township Library Sept. 12 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and Franklin Township Library Sept. 13 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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BRHS Graduate Appalled by Disrepair Near Basilone, Frech Memorial at High School

August 17, 2018

DISRESPECT – Is this what we are now teaching at BRHS?

I am a graduate of the BRHS Class of ‘66 and a former resident of Raritan and a Disabled Veteran. About a decade ago, a number of citizens got together to contribute and place three flag poles, a monument to Congressional Medal of Honor and Navy Cross recipient, Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone and a memorial headstone to a ...

Residents Report Car Burglaries in Area of Dow Road, According to Bridgewater Police Report

August 17, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Residents reported a number of vehicle burglaries in the overnight hours of Aug. 2, according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police.

At 7:29 a.m. Aug. 3, a Dow Road resident reported that a vehicle parked at their home was burglarized in the overnight hours of Aug. 2. According to the report, someone entered the unlocked vehicle and removed a laptop and ...

American Honey Queen to 'Bee' at Hunterdon 4-H Fair

August 13, 2018

EAST AMWELL TWP. – All the buzz around here is about Kayla Fusselman, who will “bee” at the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair.

That’s because she is the 2018 American Honey Queen, and will be there as a guest of the Northwest New Jersey Beekeepers Association. As she’s done for many years, beekeeper Fran Wasitowski, of Raritan Township, arranged the visit ...

Photo Gallery: Hillsborough Rotary Fair, Day III

August 17, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Friday night's Hillsborough Rotary Fair features a spectacular fireworks display in addition to more than 20 rides, amusement trailers, food vendors and other attractions.

Dozens of local businesses that support the fair also have informational displays and sample products.

Gates open at 6 p.m. Friday. The fair closes at 11 p.m.

The six-day fair, which opened ...

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One-Seat Rides on Raritan Valley Line to be Temporarily Discontinued, NJ TRANSIT Announces

August 6, 2018

REGION, NJ — Off-peak, one-seat rides on the Raritan Valley Line to Penn Station New York will be temporarily discontinued starting Sept. 4, NJ TRANSIT announced Friday. Service is expected to resume in early 2019, the company said in its press release.

The change comes as NJ TRANSIT continues the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment on its rail fleet throughout ...