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June 19, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Agriculture will be holding their "Agriculture in Action" open house on Sunday, June 20 at Norz Hill Farm and Market, 120 South Branch Road from noon-4 p.m. Visitors to Ag in Action will get to enjoy free hayrides through the farm's crops and visit ...

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Residents Can Safely Dispose of Harmful Items at Hillsborough Location HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — The Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management is holding a free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off event, so residents can safely dispose of their harmful household items. The event will be held on ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - Bipartisan legislation that would help spur the adoption of electric vehicles in the state was advanced today by the Senate. Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman encourages the inclusion of zero-emission vehicle charging and fueling infrastructure in municipal ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - They're back. Billions of cicadas are emerging from beneath the ground in the northeastern United States, and New Jersey will have more than its share of the noisy insects to contend with during the summer months. Be prepared for shedded shells, insect romance and the ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman to codify ambitious clean energy goals endorsed by the state under the 2019 Energy Master Plan cleared the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. “These are the goals we are aiming for, and these are the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The long-dormant borough landfill bounded by Route 206 and the NJTRANSIT Raritan Valley Line is expected to be transformed into a state-of-the-art solar farm. The solar array will be adjacent to the townhomes being built as part of the Somerville Station transit village ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Elm Avenue wends its way through the quiet solitude of the New Cemetery on South Bridge Street, with 19th and 20th-century gravestones and massive concrete monoliths off to each side of the packed dirt pathway. It is just one of many pathways that lead visitors to the final ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey along with Girl Scouts across the country are collaborating to plant five million trees by 2026 to help wildlife, improve the environment and greatly expand the amount of tree cover. Girl Scouts have been strong advocates and stewards of the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — On Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street in New Providence, will again be collecting second-bikes for use by adults and children in Third World countries. The collection is being conducted on behalf of Pedals for Progress (P4P), an ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Public Works Department will distribute 6” - 24” high bare root tree seedlings to residents at the Ann Van Middlesworth Park, located at 570 Pleasant View Road on April 24, between 8 a.m. and noon. The New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign Seedling Distribution is in ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Somerset County residents can dispose of unwanted tires, free-of-charge, from Monday, April 19  to Friday, April 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the South County Public Works Garage located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.  Proper disposal of tires can help protect ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Shawn Lipani is joining mayors across the country for the 10​th Anniversary of the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation by asking residents to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources more wisely. The annual challenge, April 1- 30, is a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Duke Farms is expanding its hours of operation effective April 1, and has announced the 2021 resumption of the popular Sunday Farmers' Market on May 2. On April 1st, Duke Farms will reopen Tuesday - Saturday from 8:30am-6pm. Reservations for visitors in cars are required for ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - Senator Kip Bateman’s legislation to establish the “Jersey Native Plants Program” to promote the sale of native vegetation at local garden centers has been approved by the New Jersey Senate. “Shopping local is a great way to support the farms that make New Jersey the Garden ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Shred personal documents for free with Operation Secure Shred on Saturday, March 27, at the Somerset County Public Works Garage, South County Facility located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the trucks are filled. The event ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A group of advocates from the Raritan Valley chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby will participate in a nationwide virtual lobbying push for climate legislation next week. The lobby meetings aim to build more support in Congress for a price on carbon emissions, which experts say ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Illegal dumping is an environmental hazard that poses a risk to the community. Not only is it unsightly, it also distracts from the natural beauty of the landscape and costs taxpayers thousands of dollars each year to clean up. Hillsborough Township Clean Communities has seen ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mother Nature has delivered once again, with the second of three American Bald Eagle chicks cracking its egg March 2 at 6:04 a.m. The first egg hatched on Feb. 26 in the sturdy nest atop an 80-foot Sycamore tree at Duke Farms. A third egg has yet to hatch. The eggs ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mother Nature has delivered once again, with the first of three American Bald Eagle chicks cracking its egg Feb. 26 in the sturdy nest atop an 80-foot Sycamore tree at Duke Farms. The eggs appeared in the nest three days apart, the first on Jan. 17, the second, Jan. 20 and the ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - Senator Kip Bateman’s resolution to designate “Earth Day,” April 22 of each year as “Personal Carbon Footprint Awareness Day” has been approved by the New Jersey Senate. “Although each person’s individual contribution to greenhouse gas production may be small, the overall ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Months after signing expansive environmental justice legislative, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday vowed New Jersey would put its money where its mouth is - investing over $130 million in clean transportation projects. Murphy, who spoke about more green initiatives during a press ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of County Commissioners will expand an Open Space program to include funding for active and passive municipal recreational spaces such as athletic fields, parks, picnic areas, trails, exercise paths, and other projects. The goal is to continue large ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman’s legislation to help the state meet its goal of 330,000 zero-emission vehicles by 2025 has been approved by the Senate. The bill, S-3223, would help expand the New Jersey’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure. “If we’re going to get more electric ...

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Rick Thigpen has been with PSEG since 2007, rising through the ranks to his present position of senior vice president and head of Corporate Citizenship in 2018. In a conversation with TAPinto, Thigpen notes how his professional and personal background in politics as district director for the late ...

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NORTH BRANCH, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission will accept natural Christmas trees for recycling through Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021.   Somerset County residents may bring their tree to Colonial Park Gardens, Parking Lot F, 156 Mettlers Road in Somerset, Franklin Township or to North Branch ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Sen. Kip Bateman (r-16) and Sen. Steven Oroho (R-24) that will help preserve farms and land across the state were signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Phil Murphy. “New Jersey residents have endorsed efforts to save farms from bulldozers and preserve them ...

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EAST AMWELL TOWNSHIP - A decades-long vision of establishing a 1,150-acre nature preserve in the Sourland Mountains was just realized with the purchase of an additional 110 acres of farmland and forest in Hunterdon County. The preserve straddles the border of Hunterdon and Hillsborough in ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Affordable loans would be available for more than 170 environmental infrastructure construction projects under legislation sponsored by Sen. Kip Bateman, R-16th and approved Thursday by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. The bill, S-3211, would support clean water and ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The results are in for the Wyland 9th annual National Mayor’s Campaign for Water Conservation. Hillsborough Township entered the competition for the second year in a row and finished 12th out of 550+ towns and cities across the U.S. and 1st in New Jersey in the 30,000 to 99,999 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – More than 500 Duke Farms Community gardeners and farmers affiliated with the environmental learning center and nature preserve have donated six tons of food to area food pantries and nutrition programs. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Duke Farms pivoted their farming and ...

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