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

March 13, 2017

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 ...

Somerville: Mayor Gallagher Seeks GOP Nod as County Freeholder Candidate

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Longtime Republican Mayor Brian Gallagher trusts his instincts, and his instincts tell him the time is right to move on and seek higher office.

Gallagher confirmed on Monday that he is lobbying members of the Somerset County Republican Committee to be selected as the candidate who will replace veteran Somerset County Freeholder Director Peter Palmer, who is retiring at the end ...

Somerset County Adds 58 Acres to Sourland Mountain Preserve

MONTGOMERY, NJ - Somerset County has added 58.25 acres to the Sourland Mountain Preserve through the Open Space Preservation Program. 

Located at the intersection of Pleasant View Road and Route 601 in Montgomery Township, the property was purchased from owner W. Bryce Thompson IV for $1.98 million.

Montgomery Township has agreed to contribute 30 percent of the purchase price towards ...

Somerset County Sheriff's Rescue Drone Enhances Project Lifesaver Capabilities

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office demonstrated a rescue drone Tuesday at the Somerset County Park Commission headquarters flying field on Milltown Road.

“The Project Lifesaver International Indago Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System drone will be an important adjunct to the Project Lifesaver program in Somerset County,” said Sheriff Frank J.

Counselors Ready to Help Somerset County Residents During Tax Season - at No Charge

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Office of Volunteer Services and AARP have again teamed up to provide free tax-counseling assistance to residents in preparing their federal and New Jersey income tax returns.

"As a CPA, I know the importance of providing quality tax preparation service to our residents," said Somerset County Freeholder Brian D. Levine, human services liaison.

Franklin Township: Mayor, Council Approve Ad Hoc Committee To Oppose Gas Compressor Station 

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Franklin Township Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to form an ad hoc committee that will oppose the installation of a gas compressor station.  

During the next council meeting, Mayor Philip Kramer and the council will make the Gas Compressor Station Opposition Ad Hoc Committee official through a resolution. 

The committee is run by ...

Palmer Named Freeholder Director for 2017; Scaglione to Serve as Deputy Director



SOMERVILLE, NJ – Peter S. Palmer of Bernardsville was named 2017 director of the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders at the board’s annual reorganization meeting Friday, Jan. 6, with Patrick Scaglione of Bridgewater elected by his colleagues to serve as deputy director this year.

The annual reorganization meeting was held at the historic County ...

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