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Spectators Cash In At Far Hills Races

October 21, 2018

FAR HILLS, N.J. — When Caldbeck, won the Far Hills Races’ $50,000 Gladstone Stakes for three-year-olds, he made history.

It was not because he won by 11 1/2-length victory, but because he was the first time spectators could cash winning pari-mutuel tickets on any race.

Caldbeck paid his backers $6.60 for every $2 win bet. Those who had less confidence in him actually made $7 per ...

Prosecutor: 'Serious Concerns' About Underage Drinking at Far Hills Race Meeting

FAR HILLS, NJ – State, county and local law enforcement agencies plan a coordinated crackdown on underage drinking at Saturday's Far Hills Race Meeting.

Police will conduct identification checks of underage individuals suspected of drinking alcoholic beverages on the race grounds. Those individuals that are identified as underage will be taken into custody, charged and ultimately ...

Route 206 Widening Project in Hillsborough Unveiled

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. - A one-mile stretch of Route 206 between Valley Road and Brown Avenue has been targeted by the state Department of Transportation for a major overhaul that will widen the congested two-lane highway to four lanes, with construction scheduled to begin in 2022.

The improvements to Route 206 being proposed by the NJDOT are the final pieces of a comprehensive plan to widen and ...

TAPinto Freelance Reporter Killed While Walking on Highway

RANDOLPH, NJ - Lindsay Ireland, a reporter who worked for several TAPinto online news sites and the Daily Record newspaper, died early Oct. 14 after being struck by a vehicle in Randolph, police said.

The incident took place on Route 10 in the early morning, according to Randolph police Lt. Christopher Guiliani. He said that the Ireland,  26, of Randolph, was struck and killed by ...

Firefighters, First Responders Prepare for Annual Inspection and Parade

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Ellen Brain and members of the Borough Council, escorted by the officers of the borough’s fire department will hold the borough’s annual inspection of firefighters, rescue squad members and equipment Saturday afternoon on West Main Street, adjacent to Borough Hall.

The solemn ceremony begins at 3 p.m., followed by a parade down Main Street, concluding at 6 ...

Video Sheds Light on Efforts of Hillsborough Cancer Group

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – When a person is diagnosed with cancer, the search for relevant, clear information can be daunting and overwhelming. The American Cancer Fund, a national organization based in Hillsborough that aggregates information to educate, empower and support people with cancer, has partnered with Dunellen Skylight Theater Productions on a video to raise ...

Hillsborough Land Deal Preserves 335 Acres

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. - The purchase of 335 acres contiguous to Mountain View Park and Ann Van Middlesworth Park by the township and the Somerset County Improvement Authority has the added benefit of protecting that property from residential development, according to Mayor Gloria McCauley.

The total acreage of the preserved property and the two parks is 724 acres and is in close proximity to ...

Prosecutor: Hillsborough Teacher Sent Nude Photos to Student

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Montgomery High School teacher who lives in Hillsborough has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually-explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months.

Michelina Aichele, 29 of Capricorn Drive in Hillsborough, has been charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

Farish, Goetzmann Finish 1-2 In USEF Talent Search Finals

GLADSTONE, N.J. — Four solid rounds on four different horses put 17-year-old Daisy Farish on top of the 2018 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – East, held Oct. 6-7, 2018, in Gladstone.

“This is one final I’ve been close to winning before, but I had yet to put it all together,” Farish said. “That was very special to me, that I was ...

Thousands Jam Main Street for Street Fair

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Spiderman was there. So was the Michelin man - and the dependable Somerville firemen who barbecued hundreds of pounds of roast beef as they've done for almost 30 years during their annual fund raiser at the fall Somerville Street Fair.

They came in droves, hundreds of families and thousands of visitors, cramming Main Street Sunday afternoon for the annual event sponsored ...

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