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January 17, 2019

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The 27th annual "Nature Through a Child's Eye" exhibit of Somerset County elementary students' art with an environmental theme will be on display through Feb. 3 at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road. The theme this year ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Keeping road pavement in good shape saves money and energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, more than offsetting pollution generated during road construction, according to a Rutgers-led study. The study appears in the International Journal of Sustainable ...

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NORTH BRANCH, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission will accept natural Christmas trees for recycling beginning Wednesday, Dec. 26 through Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Somerset County residents may bring their tree to Colonial Park Gardens, Parking Lot F, 156 Mettlers Road in Somerset, Franklin ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey State Senate has passed a bipartisan resolution sponsored by Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex) and Sen. Linda Greenstein(D-Mercer, Middlesex) urging Gov. Phil Murphy to block a proposed Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) rule ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Four electric cars have been added to the Somerset County fleet. Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione and Freeholder Mark Caliguire showed off one of the new Chevy Volt EVs and the EV charging station located in the county parking deck on Tuesday. Caliguire convened the ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ – The former Neshanic Flea Market property has been added to the South Branch Greenway. The 3.68-acre parcel of land including a historic residence was subdivided and a 2.8-acre parcel was deeded to the Somerset County Open Space Preservation Program; the other parcel containing a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The purchase of 335 acres contiguous to Mountain View Park and Ann Van Middlesworth Park by the township and the Somerset County Improvement Authority contiguous to both Mountain View Park and Ann Van Middlesworth Park has the added benefit of protecting that property from ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A land exchange authorized by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders has resulted in another 19-plus acres added to the county’s successful farmland preservation program and paved the way for construction of a privately owned indoor-outdoor sports complex. Somerset ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - “Operation Secure Shred” – the free document-shredding program for Somerset County residents – continues Saturday, Oct. 6 in Skillman at the Montgomery Township High School, 1016 Route 601. The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the county's Public Works ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione urges residents to participate in the “Walk, Bike, Hike Somerset County: Connecting Vibrant Communities Transportation Study,” by taking an online survey and/or by commenting on an interactive map.   The deadline for residents to provide their ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Environmental Education Center Naturalists will lead a weekly walking group on Sundays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 9-10 a.m. on the trails of the Environmental Education Center at 190 Lord Stirling Road. Adults seeking an interesting way to enhance their routine workouts ...

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TRENTON, NJ  - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer)appropriating $9.703 million from corporate business tax revenue to the NJ DEP for state capital and park development, preservation, conservation, and recreation projects has been ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Duke Farms hosts its annual Peach Celebration at the Duke Farms Market Sunday, Aug. 5. The market is located in the parking lot at the Visitor's Center off Duke Parkway West from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.   Local grower Alstede Farms will be stocked with a variety of fresh local ...

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EAST AMWELL, NJ – For the first time, a flower show open to the public will be part of the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, which runs Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 22-26 at the Roger Everitt Fairgrounds, South County Park. This show is for flowers raised in anywhere in New Jersey, by the ...

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  BELLE MEAD, NJ – Donald J. Parker, CEO and president of Carrier Clinic, accepted the New Jersey Business & Industry Association’s “Good Neighbor Award” at the 58th annual competition luncheon held on July 17 at the New Jersey State Aquarium in Camden. The annual Good Neighbor awards ...

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  TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16th), whose legislative district includes towns in Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex and Hunterdon counties, is one of 25 state legislators to attend the 2018 Clean Energy Legislative Academy  hosted by the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A bill passed bythe New Jersey Senate last month may have many opting to use reusable bags at the supermarket, drug store, and other retailers.  Bill A3267, if signed by Gov. Phil Murphy, would impose a 5-cent fee on single-use bags in chains or any store with retail space ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ - Hunterdon Land Trust’s upcoming Conservation Conversation program offers both food for thought and thoughts on food. The program “What’s the Future of Local Food?” spotlights the rapid changes to local food systems in recent years. From restaurants, Farmers’ Markets and ...

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  TRENTON, NJ – The endangered bog turtle continues to plod along on its way to becoming New Jersey’s State Reptile. Companion legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16th) to officially designate the bog turtle as the official State Reptile of New Jersey was advanced by the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Somerville Farmers Market, scheduled to resume operations on Grove Street for its ninth season June 7, will not open this year. “You need more than one farmer to operate a legitimate farmers’ market,” said Jay Scott, who is the head of the eight-member volunteer committee ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Responding to a call to action from Ian H.S. Riseley, Rotary International president, The Rotary Club of Hillsborough recently joined numerous other Rotary Clubs around the world in planting trees to help raise environmental awareness and contribute to efforts to combat global ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The naturalists at Somerset County Park Commission's Environmental Education Center (EEC) have long offered a wealth of educational and entertaining programs on nature and environmental programs for all ages. Now, the EEC's staff is offering to bring a variety of those ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The New Jersey Tree Recovery campaign is working to help communities throughout the state replace trees uprooted, torn apart and destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, as well as the more recent Nor’easters that ripped through New Jersey. Statewide, more than 90,000 free ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – Somerset County naturalist Ben Barkley believes that the World Series of Birding is the ideal event to hook kids on birding and introduce them to a lifelong passion for conservation. He should know; it happened to him. His experience with the annual event as a teen helped him ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Native trees will be given away free by the Somerset County Park Commission at two locations to celebrate Arbor Day. Trees will be distributed on Friday, April 27 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Environmental Education Center (EEC) located at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - The endangered bog turtle is one step closer to being designated New Jersey's official state reptile, following State Senate approval of legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman (R-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) and inspired by students from Princeton. Riverside ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Freeholders recognized New Jersey Horticultural Therapy Week at its March 13th meeting, presenting a proclamation to Branchburg resident and horticultural therapist Laura DePrado. A proclamation in recognition of a story she wrote that was published in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Former Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano has been appointed Interim Somerset County Park Secretary/Director by the Somerset County Park Commissioners. Soriano’s appointment is effective Monday, April 2. He will replace Raymond Brown who announced his retirement ...

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  BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Rutgers Master Gardeners Program will host a class on propagating plants and planting seeds indoors before transferring the plants outdoors in the spring. Steven Sawin, a Rutgers Master Gardener of Somerset County will teach the March 14 class, 7-8 p.m. at the Jointure ...

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    TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Sen. Christipher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset,Hunterdon, Mercer,Middlesex) to encourage homeowners and businesses to continue investing in renewable energy systems has been approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. “New Jersey needs ...

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