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Amish Outlaws Park Their Buggy at Duke Island Park for July 22 Concert

July 19, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Amish Outlaws will park their buggy at Duke Island Park Sunday evening, July 22 for a free concert sponsored by the Somerset County Park Commission.

The show begins at 7 p.m. at the Duke Island Park band shell on Old York Road in Bridgewater.

Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets.

The Amish Outlaws will perform a variety of music, an eclectic ...

Hillsborough Students Cast in Paper Mill Playhouse Production

MILLBURN, NJ  - Three students from Hillsborough Township have earned a spot in Paper Mill Playhouse’s prestigious Summer Musical Theater Conservatory.

Liam Angello, Samantha Soybel, and Jason Spinrad and dozens of other students, including several from central New Jersey, will present a fully produced original concert "New Voices 2018: From Sea To Shining ...

Gallery Hosts Photo Society's 90th Anniversary Exhibit

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Arts on Division is presenting “Visions of Raritan Photographic Society – A Celebration of 90 years” from Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 at the Gallery on Division, 15B Division Street.

The Raritan Photographic Society, founded in 1929, is the oldest photography club in New Jersey. The exhibit celebrates the organization's 90 years ...

Somerset County Triple-A Ratings Reaffirmed

July 17, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s have reaffirmed Somerset County’s Triple-A ratings.

“Somerset County continues its sound financial planning practices, as evidenced by the Triple-A ratings,” said Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione. “Higher ratings mean lower interest rates and substantial savings for our ...

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Study: Visitors Pump $1.2 Billion in to Somerset County Economy

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) and Somerset County Tourism released the latest Tourism Update in a presentation to the Board of Chosen Freeholders at a recent meeting, with figures showing that visitors spent $1.2 billion in 2017.

Continuing the growth trend of tourism visits to Somerset County, the 2017 figures showed that visitor spending supportedg ...

Only a Drill: Police Encounter “Gunmen” at Hillsborough School

July 18, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Wednesday’s Active Shooter Response Training Exercise was only a drill.

But the premise of the emergency response was enough to send chills down the spine of each police officer, first responder and EMT participating.

The Auten Road Intermediate School was closed to the public from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. for the training exercise that was designed to be as ...

Only a Drill: Police Encounter “Gunmen” at Hillsborough School

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Wednesday’s Active Shooter Response Training Exercise was only a drill.

But the premise of the emergency response was enough to send chills down the spine of each police officer, first responder and EMT participating.

The Auten Road Intermediate School was closed to the public from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. for the training exercise that was designed to be as ...

Party with a Purpose: Hillsborough Music Festival

July 7, 2018

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Hillsborough Music Festival returns to the Hillsborough Promenade, in the field next to Lowe's on Route 206 from noon-8 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 4th,

The festival, which began in 2010, is free to the public and co-sponsored by the Hillsborough Cultural Arts Commission.

A non-stop line-up of local talent - bands, vocalists and solo artists will perform, with ...

Bateman Resolution Establishing Tourette Syndrome Awareness Day Signed by Murphy

July 20, 2018

 

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation sponsored by Senate Republicans Kip Bateman and Kristin Corrado designating June 4 of each year as “Tourette Syndrome Awareness Day” in New Jersey.

“One in 100 children are impacted by Tourette syndrome in New Jersey,” said Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer), a longtime advocate for those ...

Hillsborough Committee To Fill Vacant Seat Aug. 14

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee will select a new member at its meeting Aug.14 to fill the vacancy created by former Committeeman Greg Burchette, who resigned recently.

Ken Scherer, chairman of the Hillsborough Republican Party, has forwarded the names of three Republicans to the Township Committee for their consideration as required by state law.

The chosen Republican will be ...

Hunterdon Medical Center Program Saves Hearts and Lives

July 19, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

But science shows that heart disease can be both prevented and reversed.

Hunterdon Healthcare, the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center, offers the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease.

The program is nationally recognized ...

HMC's Blood Donors Include Chief Medical Officer

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Probably everyone has driven past a “Blood Drive” sign in their community, yet only a small number of actually give blood on a regular basis.

There are a handful of reasons why some might not want to donate. There’s worry that it might hurt, cause discomfort, or that it will take up too much time.

While each of those fears is valid, they are not ...

Cardiologist Takes Helm at Hunterdon Medical Center

RARITAN TWP., NJ – There’s a new guy at the top.

Dr. Robert J. Cody is now the Interim President and CEO of Hunterdon Healthcare System, the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center. He replaces long-time chief executive Robert P. Wise, who announced his retirement in May.

Cody brings a varied background to the job. He is a licensed cardiologist, but he also holds an MBA. He ...

Hunterdon Attorney Indicted on Trust Fund Charges

July 10, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A Clinton Township attorney has been indicted by a Hunterdon County Grand Jury.

Walter N. Wilson, 63, was charged with two counts of third-degree misapplication of entrusted property, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

Wilson issued a $31,168 check drawn from a trust fund, made payable to the Borough of High Bridge ...

Patriots Join 911 TV Show to Honor First Responders

July 20, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots and 9-1-1 On FOX are asking for Hero First Responder nominations from the community.

Anyone can nominate a first responder to be recognized on the field during the pre-game ceremony and throw out a ceremonial first pitch at the Saturday, Aug. 4th Patriots game against the New Britain Bees at TD Bank Ballpark.

Three first responders will be chosen from ...

Only a Drill: Police Encounter “Gunmen” at Hillsborough School

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Wednesday’s Active Shooter Response Training Exercise was only a drill.

But the premise of the emergency response was enough to send chills down the spine of each police officer, first responder and EMT participating.

The Auten Road Intermediate School was closed to the public from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. for the training exercise that was designed to be as ...

Only a Drill: Police Encounter “Gunmen” at Hillsborough School

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Wednesday’s Active Shooter Response Training Exercise was only a drill.

But the premise of the emergency response was enough to send chills down the spine of each police officer, first responder and EMT participating.

The Auten Road Intermediate School was closed to the public from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. for the training exercise that was designed to be as ...

Patriots Join 911 TV Show to Honor First Responders

July 20, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots and 9-1-1 On FOX are asking for Hero First Responder nominations from the community.

Anyone can nominate a first responder to be recognized on the field during the pre-game ceremony and throw out a ceremonial first pitch at the Saturday, Aug. 4th Patriots game against the New Britain Bees at TD Bank Ballpark.

Three first responders will be chosen from ...

Only a Drill: Police Encounter “Gunmen” at Hillsborough School

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Wednesday’s Active Shooter Response Training Exercise was only a drill.

But the premise of the emergency response was enough to send chills down the spine of each police officer, first responder and EMT participating.

The Auten Road Intermediate School was closed to the public from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. for the training exercise that was designed to be as ...

Only a Drill: Police Encounter “Gunmen” at Hillsborough School

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Wednesday’s Active Shooter Response Training Exercise was only a drill.

But the premise of the emergency response was enough to send chills down the spine of each police officer, first responder and EMT participating.

The Auten Road Intermediate School was closed to the public from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. for the training exercise that was designed to be as ...

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Central New Jersey Mobilizes Against White Supremacist Fliers

July 19, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Residents of Bridgewater, Somerville, Morristown and surrounding communities are mobilizing for action after they found posters around town promoting Identity Evropa, which the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has labeled a white supremacist group.

According to Bridgewater resident Stacey Friedlander, a member of the “Not In Our Town – Bridgewater/Raritan” ...