Park Commission Celebrates Arbor Day wth Free Tree Giveaway

April 17, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Native trees will be given away free by the Somerset County Park Commission at two locations to celebrate Arbor Day.

Trees will be distributed on Friday, April 27 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Environmental Education Center (EEC) located at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, and the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden located at Colonial Park, Parking Lot A, 156 ...

Youth Leadership Somerset Accepts Applications for 2018-19 Program

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Youth Leadership Somerset, a leadership development program for Somerset County youth entering grades 9-12, is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program year, which runs September through May. Classes are held one Saturday per month for approximately four to six hours. The application deadline is Monday, May 16. 

“Somerset County is ...

Somerset County Freeholders Celebrate County Government Month


BRIDGEWATER, NJ- Somerset County​ Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione visited the Bridgewater branch of the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey Tuesday to help visitors learn more about the county with the assistance of handouts from an informational display to draw attention to April as National County Government Month,

Deputy Freeholder Patricia Walsh will will the ...

RVCC Increases Tuition $6 Per Credit, Average of $180 Per Full-Time Student

BRANCHBURG, NJ- Tuition at Raritan Valley College will increase 4.1 percent beginning this fall and will cost the average student an additional $180 for the academic year.

The RVCC Board of Trustees approved the $6 per-credit increase Tuesday night as part of the $55.5 million budget for FY 2019.

“The new budget will ensure that RVCC can continue to fulfill its mission of providing ...

Protestors Gather in Somerville to Proclaim “Enough is Enough”


SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Several hundred protestors gathered Saturday afternoon and evening at either end of Main Street to demonstrate against gun violence and to demand heightened safety measures  in the nation’s schools.

The demonstrations were an outgrowth of the Valentine’s Day shooting last month at a high school in Parkland, Fla. that killed 17 students and ...

Former Somerset Prosecutor Geoffey Soriano Appointed Interim Park Director

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Former Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano has been appointed Interim Somerset County Park Secretary/Director by the Somerset County Park Commissioners.

Soriano’s appointment is effective Monday, April 2. He will replace Raymond Brown who announced his retirement effective Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The announcement was made on the occasion of ...

Rabid Raccoon Reported

FAR HILLS, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health is warning residents that a raccoon found in the area of Lake Road in Far Hills has tested positive for rabies.

On March 8, two dogs attacked the raccoon. The raccoon was sent to the public health laboratory at the New Jersey Department of Health, where rabies was confirmed. Both of the dogs’ rabies vaccinations are ...

Somerset County Ranked Third-Healthiest in New Jersey


SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County has been ranked the third-healthiest county in New Jersey for the third year in a row in an annual nationwide survey conducted by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

“For the past eight years, Somerset County has been consistently ranked as one of the top three ...

Somerset County Opens Emergency Shelter for Storm Victims at RVCC

BRANCHBURG, NJ – Due to the extended power outages in Somerset County as a result of Winter Storm Quinn and the expected cold temperatures over the next few days, the Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has partnered with the American Red Cross to open a shelter for county residents at Raritan Valley Community College.

The shelter opened as of 5:30 p.m. Saturday, ...

Power Outage Cancels Outstanding Women Dinner

FRANKLIN, NJ – The Outstanding Women in Somerset County awards dinner scheduled for the evening of March 8 has been canceled due to a power outage at The Imperia, where the dinner was to be held.

Honorees are asked to contact their guests to let them know about the cancellation.

The event will be rescheduled, and honorees and guests will be notified. You also can check the county ...

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