Hillsborough Confronts Realities of Drug, Alcohol Abuse

November 17, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Drunk and behind the wheel, 19-year-old Eavan Jenkins lost control of her car doing 96 mph, veered across three lanes of traffic on Route 80, went off the road and crashed into a tree.

She remembers waking up – “there was glass, blood everywhere.”

Wracked with pain, still in a stupor, she reached across the console of the wrecked, crumpled car to her ...

Hillsborough HS Raiders Marching Band Struts Off with First Place in State Competition



HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Hillsborough High School Marching Band continued its dominance in the prestigious statewide competition sponsored by US Bands, winning first place at the annual event Friday night at Rutgers University in Piscataway.

It is the third 1st-place finish for the Raiders in the past four years; last year, the band finished second.

HTHSMB competed against ...

Somerville: Youth Council Tackles Cyber Bullying, Internet Safety, Environment

SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Teenagers from all over Somerset County came together in Somerville Thursday night, Oct. 27 for a three-hour conference to discuss and dissect social issues they encounter daily like cyber bullying, Internet safety and the health of the environment.

Led by members of the Somerset County Youth Council, “Disconnect to Reconnect” was planned and executed by the ...

RVCC Honor Society Joins in College Completion Project

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society participated in the fifth annual New Jersey Community College Completion Challenge (NJC4), October 16-20. NJC4 is a campaign that inspires students to complete their associate degrees and certificates, and encourages them to pursue their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges and ...

Hillsborough Girls Participate in Somerset County STEM Program



BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women hosted a STEM program Oct. 21 at the county Vocational & Technical High School attended by 90 7th- and 8th-graders from several school districts, including Hillsborough.

“This was a wonderful opportunity for these girls to learn about potential careers and to practice teambuilding ...

RVCC Board Approves Three-Year Strategic Plan

BRANCHBURG, NJ - After a yearlong process involving input from community members, business leaders, local educators, government officials, the Raritan Valley Community College community, and others, the RVCC Board of Trustees has approved a three-year strategic plan that focuses on four key areas: increasing student success rates; implementing a strategic enrollment management plan; increasing ...

Red Ribbons Signify Hillsborough's Commitment to Drug-Free Lifestyles

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township schools are all in for the Oct. 23-31 national Red Ribbon Campaign to educate students about the hazards of drugs, and to encourage a drug-free lifestyle.

The National Family Partnership for Drug Free Youth, the District Life Skills Committee and the Hillsborough/Millstone Municipal Alliance are sponsoring the National Red Ribbon Campaign locally, offering residents ...

Friends of the Hillsborough Library Sell Books, CDs, DVDs


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - The best bargains in town will be found this weekend at the Hillsborough Library.

The Friends of the Hillsborough Library will host their annual used book and media sale on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 22 from 1:30-4 p.m.

Members of the non-profit organization have been collecting donations throughout the year, and have spent ...

RVCC to Hold Fall Open House for Prospective Students

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College’s will hold its Fall Open House, Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

The event, designed for recent high school graduates and adults who are interested in pursuing a college degree or certificate, will be held in the Conference Center on campus. The college is located at 118 Lamington Road.

Those who attend will have the ...

SCVTHS Students (L)earn Respect

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – As part of the annual Week of Respect, and in accordance with the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School welcomed Larry Scott to an assembly where he spoke about Rachel’s Challenge. 

Scott's focus was on bullying, compassion, kindness and respect in memory of his niece, Rachel Joy Scott, who was ...

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