Somerset County News

September 11, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione, held a ceremony marking the 17th anniversary of 9/11 at the county’s memorial clock tower, located on the corner of Main and Bridge streets.  At 8:46 a.m. – the time when the first ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Adult Day Center on Main Street, next to TD Bank Ballpark, will host an Open House Sept. 15 from noon-3 p.m. The event is being held in conjunction with National Adult Day Services Week. Are you a caregiver for an older adult or somebody with Alzheimer’s ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Thanks to generous Somerset County residents, donations to the 24th annual Curbing Hunger Month food drive totaled 43,455 pounds. This included 32,700 pounds collected curbside, approximately 7,500 pounds of online donations, and another 2,000 pounds collected through affiliated ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Members of the Somerset County Board of Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione, will place a wreath at the county’s 9/11 memorial at the corner of Main and Bridge streets on Tuesday, Sept. 11.  The public is welcome to attend. As people gather for the ceremony, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione urges residents to participate in the “Walk, Bike, Hike Somerset County: Connecting Vibrant Communities Transportation Study,” by taking an online survey and/or by commenting on an interactive map.   The deadline for residents to provide their ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Larry Hanko, area director of Special Olympics Somerset County, attended a meeting of the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently to thank and recognize members of the county Roads and Bridges Division and the Somerset County Department of Corrections for their support ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - n an emotion-filled ceremony, partner homeowner, Tania-Sue Thomas accepted the keys to her new home surrounded by close family, friends, supporters, sponsors, volunteers and staff of Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity earlier this month.  “I’m looking forward to owning ...

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SUGAR LAND, Texas- The Somerset Patriots (19-12, 54-40) fell 3-2 to the Sugar Land Skeeters (21-9, 62-31) in 11 innings Friday night at Constellation Field. Sugar Land’s Konner Wade and Somerset’s Vince Molesky boasted an impressive pitchers’ duel that kept the game scoreless over its first six ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health is warning residents that a raccoon found in the area of Hollywood Avenue in the Somerset section of Franklin Township has tested positive for rabies. Suburban areas in which raccoons, people and pets are in close proximity have ...

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    SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Office of Veterans Services stands ready to provide a variety of services to service veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam to more recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as their families. Veterans Services Director Peter Niemiec ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - There's no carnival rides and no midway, but there's plenty to do at the Somerset County 4-H Fair, celebrating its 71st year of family fun beginning Wednesday, Aug. 8, and continuing on Thursday, Aug. 9 and Friday, Aug. 10 at North Branch Park. There are no admissions or ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - It’s now official; Somerset County 4-H is the World’s Record Holder for Stitching Together the Longest Textile Braid as certified by the Guinness Book of World’s Record and has the official certificate to prove it. But this was no easy feat. Long before the large fabric ball ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –. A new Rutgers Regional Report, “The ‘Burbs’ Bounce Back: ‘Trendlet’ or ‘Dead Cat Bounce’?” finds that the predicted transformative demographic shifts of the early part of the decade (2010-2016)—an urban resurgence and a suburban malaise—may, in fact, be reversing. The ...

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CLIFFSIDE PARK, NJ – Gov. Phil MurphyTuesday signed landmark legislation to fully and fairly fund public school districts in the Garden State. The bill, S-2, modernizes the State’s school funding formula for the first time in ten years. “This legislation is long overdue and I thank Senate ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Residents of Bridgewater, Somerville, Morristown and surrounding communities are mobilizing for action after they found posters around town promoting Identity Evropa, which the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has labeled a white supremacist group. According to Bridgewater resident ...

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    SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Clerk's Office is issuing Gold Star Parent ID cards to biological parents, legal guardians and other legal custodians of members of the armed forces who died while on active duty for the United States. The cards identify the holder as a Gold Star ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Residents of Bridgewater, Somerville, Morristown and surrounding communities are mobilizing for action after fliers were found around town promoting Identity Evropa, which the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has labeled a white supremacist group. Bridgewater resident Stacey ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s have reaffirmed Somerset County’s Triple-A ratings. “Somerset County continues its sound financial planning practices, as evidenced by the Triple-A ratings,” said Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione. “Higher ratings mean ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County will fly its flags at half-staff July 12 in memory of Grace A. Gurisic, who served as the county’s first woman freeholder more than half a century ago. Gurisic passed away June 9; she was 84. Funeral services will be held 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12, from the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) and Somerset County Tourism released the latest Tourism Update in a presentation to the Board of Chosen Freeholders at a recent meeting, with figures showing that visitors spent $1.2 billion in 2017. Continuing the growth trend of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Montgomery Township officials, are fighting a proposed two-week closure of Route 206 for the reconstruction of the bridge over Crusers Brook, which is located near the Montgomery Township Municipal Complex. The New Jersey ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health is stepping up its public outreach regarding vector-borne illnesses, which according to the Centers for Disease Control are on the rise nationwide. “Our health department staff is conducting additional educational programs this year to ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and officials from Integrity Health gathered for a June 12 ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new health care facility on East Main Street. The Somerset County Partnership Health Center (SCPHC) will serve as an on-site health, ...

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BOUND BROOK , NJ – For the fifth year in a row, the Bound Brook School District has been involved in supporting the annual Curbing Hunger Month in Somerset County. This year the district’s five schools collected more than half a ton of food. “The students, faculty, staff and administration did a ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ The Somerville Elks are hosting their annual salute to America, patriotism and the American Flag  June 15 on the green adjacent to the historic Somerset County Courthouse on East Main Street, beginning at 5 p.m. The Flag Day Country Music Festival features “Big Hix,” a ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College awarded associate degrees and certificates to more than 1,300 graduates at its commencement, Saturday, May 12, including Somerville resident Barbara Kania, an Honors College student who introduced commencement speaker Judge Paul W.

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ROCKY HILL, NJ - Somerset County Freeholder Deputy Director Brian D. Levine will challenge up to a dozen chess players from the area schools to match their skills against him in simultaneous chess games at the Mary Jacobs Library, 64 Washington St. on Monday, May 14, beginning at 5 p.m. Though ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Park Commission has seasonal job openings throughout the park system. Maintenance workers are needed at North Branch Park in Bridgewater; Duke Island Park in Bridgewater; Skillman Park in Skillman; Torpey Athletic Complex in Bridgewater; Mountain View Park ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter wants residents to be aware that voters can apply for a mail-in ballot for primary elections, which will be held Tuesday, June 5.   Applications for mail-in ballots are available online at: http://www.co.somerset.nj.us/CountyClerkElectionDiv, or ...

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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, ...

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