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Somerset Sheriff's Office Collects Outdated, Unwanted, Unused Drugs

April 27, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Sheriff's officers will collect outdated, unwanted and unused medicines - no questions asked - in front of the Somerset County Administration Building, 20 Grove St., from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 29.

The annual Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a national event, with over 5.000 sites set ...

Taxes for Average Somerset County Homeower Increase $5

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders has adopted a $229M county budget for 2017 that preserves needed services to the county’s more than 333,000 citizens with minimal tax impact.

“We recognize that we have an obligation to taxpayers to operate efficiently and effectively, so we’ve continued to streamline our operations to provide essential ...

Somerset and Hunterdon Counties Remain Under Drought Watch

TRENTON, NJ – Following months of sufficient precipitation, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin today lifted a drought warning for 12 of 14 counties in the northern, central and northern coastal regions of New Jersey and removed a drought watch for four counties in the southwestern part of the state.

However, Somerset and Hunterdon counties remain ...

Carolann Garafola Honored with 25th Annual Millicent Fenwick Award

WARREN, NJ - The Somerset County Federation of Republican Women has named Carolann Garafola recipient of the 25th annual Millicent Fenwick Award.

She will be presented with the prestigious award at a dinner in her honor on Wednesday, May 31 at the Bridgewater Manor, 1251 Route 202/206, Bridgewater beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The award, granted for Distinguished Public Service, is presented ...

Somerset County Tennis Courts Open April 1

 

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Tennis courts at the Green Knoll Tennis Center at 587 Garretson Road in Bridgewater and the Colonial Park Tennis Center on Mettlers Road in Franklin Township will open for the season on Saturday, April 1.

The 18 courts at Green Knoll and Colonial Park will be open for reserved and open play with a full schedule of tournaments for all ages and ...

2017 Somerset County Budget Maintains Services with Minimal Tax Increase

                                   

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders has introduced a proposed county budget for 2017 that preserves needed services to the county’s more ...

Storm Update: It’s Tme to Activate the NJ French Toast Alert System

TRENTON, NJ - If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to get the bread and the milk! We all agree that french toast is delicious, but it won’t do you any good if the power goes out.

We highly recommend purchasing nonperishable items as well, such as canned tuna, salmon, sardines, corned beef, beets, beans and fruit so you are prepared. It's not lobster tails and filet ...

Hillsborough Author Chronicles the Extravagant Life of Doris Duke and the Demolition of Her Mansion in “The Duchess of South Somerville”

SOMERVILLE, NJ – When she was born in 1912, newspaper society columnists christened her "The Richest Little Girl in the World" and thus began an obsession and love affair with philanthropist, art collector, bon vivant and horticulturist Doris Duke.

Duke was larger than life, destined to live a life of extravagance and elegance; as a young teenager she inherited her ...

Tuition Increases at Raritan Valley Community College

 

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Tuition will increase next fall for full- andpart-time students at Raritan Valley Community College.

Faced with a continued decline in enrollment due to changing demographics and no expected increases in aid from New Jersey, Somerset or Hunterdon counties, the Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to raise tuition $4 a credit.

The new tuition of $147 per ...

Robertson Sworn to 5-Year Term as Somerset County Prosecutor

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Surrounded by family, his peers, his mentors, members of the judiciary and the political elite of Somerset County, Michael H. Robertson was formally sworn in as Somerset County Prosecutor Thursday afternoon, promising to ramp up the war against drugs and to reach out to the community for help.

“I am committed to engaging in a dialogue with people from all ...

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