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September 8, 2022

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Help guard against identity theft by bringing personal documents to “Operation Secure Shred.” Residents can take advantage of this free, easy and secure way to dispose of personal documents on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Somerset County Public Works Garage, South County ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township has installed its first public access Electric Vehicle Charging Station at the Municipal Complex in the main parking lot off South Branch Road. Mayor Shawn Lipani presided at a ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 3 to introduce the charging station funded with an ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Raritan River, you’ve been dumped on, badmouthed and overlooked for too long.  Let’s call it water under the bridge. Saturday’s City of Water Day event in Boyd Park is a chance to celebrate this natural resource that bends and twists for 30 or so miles past several parks ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Dispose of items cluttering the home at the Electronic Waste Drop-off event to be held on Saturday, July 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the South County Public Works Garage, located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough. Residents should remain in their vehicles until otherwise ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management is holding a free Hazardous Waste Drop-off event for residents to safely dispose of their harmful items. The drop-off event will be held on Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the South County Public Works Garage, ...

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The plastic bag ban is now in effect across the state. So what exactly does that mean? Most grocery stores, particularly large chains and stores 2,500 square feet or larger, will not be allowed to give out single-use plastic or paper bags. Customers will have to bring their own bags or ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Duke Farms will welcome dozens of local farmers and other vendors with fresh produce and hand-crafted food products to the grand re-opening of its Farmers Market outside the Visitors' Center of the 2,100-acre eco-preserve and environmental education center Sunday, May 1. The ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – In recognition of Arbor Day, the Somerset County Park Commission’s Environmental Education Center (EEC) and Colonial Park Gardens will be hosting Native Tree Give-Away events on Friday, April 29. At each event, a diverse selection of native trees and shrubs will be available, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Samantha Ball is the winner of the township's reusable shopping bag design contest. There were 25 submissions and over 400 residents voted for their favorite design. The design incorporates the township's colors of maroon and gold with the universal recycling ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Residents can help their neighbors-in-need by donating to “Buy One, Bring One” (BOBO) Fridays. This month, residents can donate on Thursday, April 14 at the Somerset County Administration Building instead of Friday, April 15, when the building will be closed for Good ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - An April 11 webinar hosted by the Downtown Somerville Alliance and the NJ Business Action Center will examine the impact on businesses expected when New Jersey's ban on plastic bags in the retail marketplace goes into effect May 4. Grocery stores, food service businesses, and ...

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NORTH BRANCH, NJ - As part of its commitment to protect the natural environments the Somerset County Park Commission has been entrusted with, plastic water bottles will no longer be passed out on County golf courses. Each course has been outfitted with filtered water dispensers, and golfers are ...

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  BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Great Swamp Watershed Association is holding a Native Pollinator Plant Sale online beginning April 1 through April 22. Last year was the first such sale, and it was a huge hit with gardeners throughout the area. The Bernards Township Environmental Commission will ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s last remaining coal power plants will be shutting down. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has approved a petition filed by Atlantic City Electric Company (ACE) that modifies Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and Power Sales Agreements (PSAs) between ACE ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Shawn Lipani presented the Norz family with a proclamation honoring them for being named the 2022 Vegetable Growers of the Year Award by the New Jersey State Board of Agriculture at the March 22 Committee meeting. Norz Farm & Market off South Branch Road, is a ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The full Assembly on Thursday advanced legislation, 77-0, to support New Jersey’s agricultural community by allowing commercial farms to host special occasion events. The measure, sponsored by Assembly Democrats Roy Freiman and Raj Mukherji, would grant farmers permission to host ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A public hearing for Somerset County’s all-encompassing Preservation Plan will be held virtually at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30. The 2022 Preservation Plan encompasses three plans: an update of the 2000 Parks, Recreation & Open Space Master Plan, an updated version of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -The township is inviting all residents to submit a design for the first official Township reusable shopping bag as New Jersey becomes the 19th state in the nation to ban the use of plastic and paper grocery bags beginning May 4.  The winning design, as voted on by Hillsborough ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County is hosting its monthly First Saturday and E-Waste drop-off events on Saturday, March 5, in Bridgewater and Hillsborough. These two free, monthly events benefit the environment by allowing residents to safely dispose of items and help reduce landfill waste and ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The second of two Bald Eagle eggs hatched Tuesday, March 1, joining the first eaglet that hatched on Thursday, Feb. 24 in a nest at Duke Farms. The goings-on at the nest atop a Sycamore tree in a remote section of the environmental preserve are chronicled on a camera secured ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The first of two Bald Eagle eggs hatched Thursday, Feb. 24 in the familiar nest atop a Sycamore tree in a remote section of Duke Farms; a second egg is expected to hatch within days.  A pair of adult Bald Eagles returned to the nest this winter as they have for more than a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Volunteer crossing guards are being deployed throughout the Sourland Mountain Preserve to ensure the safety of spotted salamanders that have begun to migrate back to their natal pools - the place where they were born - to mate and lay eggs. Volunteers will begin their ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A pair of adult Bald Eagles returned to their nest at Duke Farms earlier this winter as they have for more than a decade, and remain busy tending to two eggs that appeared in the nest Jan. 17 and Jan. 20, with the first egg expected to hatch around Feb. 26. The huge nest is ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Agricultural Development Board has been awarded a $2 million Planning Incentive Grant to expand farmland preservation purchases in 2022.  The County is also eligible and applying to receive an additional $4 million of funding available to counties and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County is hosting its monthly First Saturday and E-Waste drop-off events on Saturday, Feb. 5, in Bridgewater and Hillsborough. These two free, monthly events benefit the environment by allowing residents to safely dispose of items that should not be placed in household ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A package of three bills sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho, Senator Kristin Corrado and Senator Kip Bateman that would help preserve open space and contribute to the quality of life in New Jersey was endorsed Monday by the Senate. The legislation is part of a package of preservation ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission has already begun accepting natural Christmas trees for recycling and will continue to do so through Sunday, Jan. 31, 2022. Somerset County residents may bring their tree to Colonial Park Gardens, Parking Lot F, 156 Mettlers Road in Somerset, ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16th) that would mandate stronger energy and water efficiency standards in New Jersey has been approved by the Senate and now moves to the Governor’s desk for review. The bill (A-5160/S-3324) would match California standards for ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Bees, butterflies, beetles, birds and other pollinators species will be buzzing about Mercer County Parks at large and small open areas that are being turned into meadows in an initiative led by the Mercer County Park Commission. Pollinators are important since flowers can ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman (R-16) and Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) that would approve and provide affordable loans to local governments and public water utilities for environmental infrastructure projects through the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank has been ...

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