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Somerset County Park Commission Updates Golf, Park Guidelines

May 22, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Following the direction of Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Orders, the Somerset County Park Commission  has updated its guidelines affecting golfers.during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Park Commission’s Golf Management Division has introduced the “Golf Call Center” to facilitate registering for a county card, reserving tee times, and paying ...

Fishing Charters, Boat Rentals to Return to NJ Waterways by Sunrise

TRENTON, NJ — Charter and rental boats will return to New Jersey’s waterways, beginning at sunrise Monday.

This latest executive order by Gov. Phil Murphy to restart the state’s economy comes two days after he announced that Jersey Shore beaches would reopen for the Memorial Day weekend.

“In addition to enjoying our beaches, our shore-goers will also ...

New Jersey Beaches Will Open By Memorial Day Weekend

TRENTON, NJ - While referencing “Jersey Girl” — in which Bruce Springsteen ruminates over everything being alright at the shore — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday that all public and private beaches in the state will re-open in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Starting May 22, more than 120 miles of beaches in the state of 9 million, as well as lakefronts, will ...

Hillsborough: Bad News for Eagle Fans - Camera Knocked Out for Season

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Technical difficulties with the Duke Farms Eagle cam will prevent millions of fans from watching the two Bald Eagle hatchlings continue to grow and spread their wings.

A notice was posted on the Duke Farms website explaining the problem:

"After several days of troubleshooting with various team members, we now have confirmation that there is a hardware issue within ...

Killer Hornet Nowhere to be Seen in New Jersey or Neighboring States


Dorsal view of a pinned Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia. This species commonly reaches close to 2 inches in length. Photo: Quinlyn Baine, Washington State Department of Agriculture.

Although media reports have triggered panic over the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia), there are no reports this pest is present anywhere else in North America besides the Pacific ...

Washington Rock State Park Closed over COVID-19 Concerns

GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission has closed Washington Rock State Park, after it re-opened briefly last weekend over concerns with social distancing and potential for spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Perched on the edge of the Watchung Mountains, the facility is a popular destination and is known for its panoramic views of central New Jersey; on a clear day, the New ...

Murphy Pleased by Behavior of Weekend Visitors to State Parks

NEW YORK - Visitors to New Jersey' state and county parks were on their best behavior this weekend, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who rescinded an executive order issued three weeks ago that had shut down the parks to inhibit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) through social contact.

Murphy was interviewed Sunday morning by Chris Wallace on Fox News.

"Compliance was very ...

Hillsborough: Duke Farms Remains Closed to Visitors

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - New Jersey's state parks and county parks re-opened at sunrise Saturday, but privately-owned Duke Farms will remain closed to the public.

Gov. Phil Murphy last week rescinded an executive order issued three weeks ago shutting all state and country parks and golf courses in an effort to impede the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) through social contact.

With more ...

Somerset County Parks, Golf Courses Re-open May 2 - with Restrictions

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – In accordance with Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 133, the Somerset County Park Commission has announced the re-opening of its general use parks, trails, and golf courses in Somerset County on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at sunrise. 

Restrictions included in the Governor’s Order will be imposed at all Commission facilities, and will be enforced by ...

"We Needed Something Positive" - State, County Parks Re-Open May 2

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy's welcome announcement Wednesday that state and county parks would re-open May 2 negated two resolutions from Somerset County that urged the governor to revisit the April 7 executive order issued to minimize social contact and inhibit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Somerset County Freeholders and the Hillsborough Township Committee at their ...


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Hospital Fund-Raiser: Patriots Host Drive-in Movie at Ballpark

May 29, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots will host a drive-in movie in the parking lot of TD Bank Ballpark on Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th.

The 1993 coming-of-age baseball classic "The Sandlot" will be featured  at 8:30 p.m. on both nights in the Red Lot located on the first base side of the ballpark. The lot will open at 7:30 p.m .for arrival.

Admission is ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 20, 2020

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...