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Somerset County Hosts Container Gardening with Edible Plants Workshop for Kids

June 21, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Somerset County Park Commission Horticulture Department has scheduled “Container Gardening with Edible Plants,” a workshop for children age 7 to 10 accompanied by an adult. The workshop is limited to 10 participants.

The program is scheduled for Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Colonial Park Fragrance & Sensory Garden, ...

Curbing Hunger Collects Canned Goods at TD Bank Ballpark June 14

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Freeholder Director Peter S. Palmer invites baseball fans to step up to the plate and help the hungry in Somerset County by bringing canned food donations to the June 14 game at TD Bank Ballpark.

The Somerset Patriots will play the Long Island Ducks Wednesday starting at 7:05 p.m.  A table staffed by Curbing Hunger Inc. volunteers will be ...

Public Comments Sought for Somerset County Land Use, Infrastructure Report

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Planning Board will host the final public information meeting on the “Supporting Priority Investment in Somerset County Phase 3 Study” on Thursday, June 15, starting at 6 p.m. in the third-floor freeholders’ meeting room in the county administration building at 20 Grove St.

The study is a continuation of a multi-year ...

Business Partnership Introduces Somerset County/NJ Employer Toolkit

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership has launched the Somerset County/NJ Employer Toolkit to help boost tourism, workforce development, and economic development by to provide vital information to visitors, residents, employers, and employees.

The Somerset County Employer Toolkit is the result of a year of collaboration among private and public ...

New Jersey Mayors Honor Somerset County Freeholder

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Somerset County Freeholder Brian D. Levine, former mayor of Franklin, has been honored by the New Jersey Conference of Mayors as "Freeholder of the Year." 

Levine was given his award during the 54th Annual New Jersey Spring Conference, at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City.   

"I felt honored and humbled to receive true ...

NJ American Water Concludes 3-Month Cleansing of Treatment Plants

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - New Jersey American Water will resume using chloramines in water treatment at its Raritan-Millstone and Canal Road Water Treatment plants May 1.

The plants serve New Jersey American Water customers in Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset and Union counties.

In mid-February, as part of an annual maintenance program for its water distribution system, New Jersey ...

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

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 ...

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