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Somerset County Will Be Reimbursed for Trump Visits

July 21, 2017

WASHINGTON -  Rep. Lance (R-7th) has confirmed that the Secret Service has designated Bedminster a priority for presidential protection – allowing law enforcement and other protection-related costs eligible for reimbursement by the federal government. 

“Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and the excellent law enforcement personnel in New Jersey have a ...

Volunteers Needed to Assemble Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

BRIDGEWATER, NJ  - Volunteers are needed to assemble personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world on Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark.

The Somerset Patriots and Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host the event; members of the Patriots are expected to help out packing boxes.

Volunteers will form an assembly line and fill ...

Somerset Patriots' All-Star Spectacular Celebrates 20 Years

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots celebrated the team's 20th anniversary yesterday by hosting the Atlantic League's 20th All-Star Game, with The Freedom Division All-Stars parlaying 17 hits into a 10-3 victory over the Liberty Division All-Stars in front of a crowd of 8,175 fans at TD Bank Ballpark.

The game was preceded by a Home Run Derby won by Southern Maryland Blue Crab ...

Heavy Hitters Step Up to the Plate for All-Star Home Run Derby

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and the Somerset Patriots have announced the participants of the 2017 All-Star Game Home Run Derby to take place at TD Bank Ballpark tomorrow.

The six participants were among the top home run hitters from the first half of the 2017 season. Sean Halton (15 home runs) and Garrett Weber (11 home runs) of the Lancaster Barnstormers, ...

Fundraiser Will Benefit Flemington DIY

July 20, 2017

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Community art space Flemington DIY will hold a karaoke-themed fundraiser to support its operations and arts programming here.

The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 11 at Lone Eagle Brewing and will include prizes and special guest singers.

Flemington DIY opened its doors three years ago under a partnership with the Flemington Business Improvement District as ...

Explore BMW Technology, Free Refreshments From Cook to Order Taco Truck Team

RARITAN TWP., NJ – You can get a glimpse of the technology that makes BMW the Ultimate Driving Machine.

Join the experts at Flemington BMW on Route 202-31 on Saturday, July 22 from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. for a special Technology in Action event. 

You can participate in free demonstrations that will highlight the innovations in the latest BMW line up from BMW’s inventive ...

Smoke, Dust and Noise Means Tractor, Truck Pulls at Hunterdon 4-H Fair

EAST AMWELL TWP. – Smoke, dust and noise! The more, the merrier. That’s the lure for the hundreds of fans expected for the tractor and truck pull contests at the Hunterdon County 4-H & Agricultural Fair.

The 18th annual fair opens on Wednesday, Aug. 23 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 27. Opening day’s many activities includes both the traditional farm tractor pull starting ...

Explore BMW Technology, Free Refreshments From Cook to Order Taco Truck Team

July 19, 2017

RARITAN TWP., NJ – You can get a glimpse of the technology that makes BMW the Ultimate Driving Machine.

Join the experts at Flemington BMW on Route 202-31 on Saturday, July 22 from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. for a special Technology in Action event. 

You can participate in free demonstrations that will highlight the innovations in the latest BMW line up from BMW’s inventive ...

Union Hotel Project Includes 'Plan B,' Councilperson Says

FLEMINGTON, NJ – State approvals for the redevelopment of the Union Hotel and surrounding properties will be in place next month, setting the stage for officials here to draft the ordinances that will pave the way for the project.

That’s what Councilperson Brian Swingle told a meeting of Flemington Community Partnership this morning.

Additional information sought by the state ...

JCP&L Promotes Anderson, Jones

Morristown, N.J. – Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has announced that Mark A. Jones has been named vice president of Operations and John Anderson has been named vice president of External Affairs.

In his new position, Jones is responsible for the operation and maintenance of JCP&L’s transmission and distribution systems that cover more than 3,200-square-miles of ...

'Breath of Fresh Air' in Flemington-Raritan School District

July 20, 2017

RARITAN TWP., NJ – This week’s meeting of the district’s K-8 school board was unlike any other in recent memory. And it was the first to be led by Flemington-Raritan School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Johanna Ruberto.

Many previous meetings have been raucous and marked by complaints from the public. There were complaints about student safety and a shortage of nurses ...

Volunteers Needed to Assemble Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

July 19, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ  - Volunteers are needed to assemble personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world on Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark.

The Somerset Patriots and Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host the event; members of the Patriots are expected to help out packing boxes.

Volunteers will form an assembly line and fill ...

WJW Cycling Event Benefits Hunterdon Food Pantries

KINGWOOD, NJ - The Flateau Century is one of the Western Jersey Wheelmen Recreational Bike Club's annual events. The next ride will be held July 16 and registration is available online.

The event includes a century (100 mile), metric century (62 mile) and half-metric century (31 mile) ride through scenic Hunterdon. The ride is fully supported offering SAG, tech support, nutrition ...

Native Pollinator Garden in Tewksbury

July 20, 2017

TEWKSBURY, NJ – A native pollinator garden has been planted at Pascale Farm Park - Tewksbury Arboretum, next to the Tewksbury Elementary School. The diverse geographic environments include two ponds, meadows and woodlands, and the garden serves as an outdoor environmental classroom for students and residents. 

The Woman's Club of Tewksbury Township, under the guidance of Dawn ...

Alpaca Farm Hosting Hunterdon Farmers and Businessmen's Picnic

EAST AMWELL, N.J . --  The 2017 Farmer-Businessmen’s Picnic will be hosted by Candlelight Farm Alpacas, 101 Manners Road here on Wednesday, July 26.

The county Board of Agriculture had held a summer picnic each year since 1936. It’s open to anybody buying a ticket. Candlelight Farm is on 136 acres of preserved farmland - formerly owned by the Kanach family - now the ...

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care Offers Ovarian Cancer Screening Study

July 17, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - When treated in its earliest stages, the five-year survival rate for ovarian cancer is more than 90 percent. Unfortunately, only 15 percent of cases are found at this early stage due to ovarian cancer's non-specific symptoms and lack of available early detection tests.

When discovered at a more advanced stage, the ovarian cancer survival rate can be as low as 18 ...

Volunteer Firefighter Terminated by Township Officials

July 22, 2017

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Officials here terminated with little comment a volunteer firefighter this week.

Mayor Karen Gilbert said she voted in favor of the termination “with regret.”

Mark F. Bishop, 47, of the township and a member of the Raritan Township Fire Company, was arrested by police here last month. He was accused by Det. Scott Iglay with theft of gasoline from a ...

'Walk-Out' Ends Long Career in Law Enforcment

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A career that began in the Air Force and led to the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office came to a close yesterday, as Det. Sgt. Ed DeFilippis was launched into retirement.

A ceremony known as a ‘walk out” was conducted outside the County Courthouse as elected officials, law enforcement officers, a bagpiper, friends and family gathered to wish ...

Flemington Officials Hear About Paid Firefighter Plan

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Council listened to the borough’s fire chief and a former fire chief about a proposal for Hunterdon County to employ paid firefighters at its meeting Monday.

A committee established by the county’s Fire Chiefs Association developed the plan, which could cost county taxpayers $1.5 million a year. The group now seeks municipal governing bodies to support the ...

New Rabbi Joins Flemington JCC

July 13, 2017

RARITAN TWP., NJ — Rabbi Eric Cohen will come to the pulpit at Flemington Jewish Community Center on August 1.

Cohen’s arrival comples a two-year period of transition for the synagogue. With a background in both Jewish scholarship and the business world, he brings many skills to the position.

A native of New York, Rabbi Cohen holds a PhD in ancient Near Eastern Languages and ...

Bees Walks Make It Easy For Patriots

July 22, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots (7-7, 49-35) defeated the New Britain Bees (6-8, 32-52) 5-2 at TD Bank Ballpark on yesterday evening.

Lucas Irvine (7-2) picked up the win, allowing two earned runs on eight hits in seven innings pitched.

“Yovan’s been great at keeping hitters off balance and managing a great game,” said Irvine of starting catcher Yovan Gonzalez.

Kyle Roller Crunches 2 HRs to Lead Patriots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- Kyle Roller went deep twice to lead the Somerset Patriots (6-7, 48-35) to a 5-1 win over the New Britain Bees (6-7, 32-51) at TD Bank Ballpark on yesterday evening.

The Patriots took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning on an RBI single by Aharon Eggleston before a 91-minute rain delay ensued in the fourth inning.

When game resumed, Roller launched a two-run ...

Patriots 9th-Inning Rally Fizzles Out

BRIDGEPORT, CT. - A late Somerset Patriots (5-7, 47-35) rally came up just short last night in a 3-2 loss to the Bridgeport Bluefish (8-5, 49-34) at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard.

Bridgeport broke the ice in the bottom of the third inning on a Jose Cuevas sacrifice fly to left field. The Bluefish then doubled their lead in the fourth on Daniel Fields’ RBI single to right field.

Zach ...

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Thanking Those Who Served

July 18, 2017

To the editor:

Many Americans have made great sacrifices in the cause of freedom.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. In July of 1944, American troops were battling through Normandy; 75 years ago, the battle for the island of Saipan in the Pacific was won; a dozen years ago, the battle of Fallujah raged in Iraq. The courage and bravery of our ...

Fill the Local News Void and Create a Profitable Business: Start TAPinto in Your Town

July 12, 2017

Many newspapers are regionalizing their coverage or being acquired by media conglomerates and laying off journalists, creating a void in local news coverage, not only in New Jersey but throughout the country.
 

As a result, there is less and less local coverage of your local government and board of education, high school sports, charitable events and other newsworthy local happenings, ...