Third Nor’easter to Brush The Region, Wind Gusts a Concern

March 11, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The third in a series of nor’easters impacting the Mid-Atlantic and New England will affect the New York City area Monday evening through Tuesday.

The track of the storm has been particularly troublesome to forecast, but the midday model runs today, March 11, have begun to converge on a solution that curves the center of the nor’easter far offshore of New Jersey ...

Mountain Biking in Watchung Reservation Revisited at Freeholders Meeting

ELIZABETH, NJ - Mountain biking in Watchung Reservation was revisited in the public comment session at the Union County Freeholders meeting on Thursday.  The board had voted not to approve building bike trails in May 2017 after a months-long debate.

Jamie Meiselman of Westfield, and co-leader of the Union County Chapter of the Jersey Off Road Bicycling Association (JORBA), raised the ...

Plainfield: Severe Weather Conditions Headed Our Way

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch as severe weather is expected to impact Plainfield and its surrounding areas.

High winds and heavy rain with the potential for flooding is expected Friday into Saturday morning.  The storm is expected to intensify later in the day on Friday with wind gusts reaching up to 55 miles an hour, and a substantiated wind of ...

Don’t Blame Hurricanes for Most Big Storm Surges in Northeast

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hurricanes spawn most of the largest storm surges in the northeastern U.S., right? Wrong, according to a study by Rutgers University–New Brunswick scientists.

Extratropical cyclones, including nor’easters and other non-tropical storms, generate most of the large storm surges in the Northeast, according to the study in the Journal of ...

Plainfield Under Winter Weather Advisory

PLAINFIELD, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory beginning Wednesday Feb. 7 from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for Plainfield and Union County

Mixed precipitation is expected, and total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, with localized amounts up to 5 inches, and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch are expected.

The ice will result in difficult ...

Travel History: Did you know Great Swamp Almost Became a Jetport? See the Documentary Screening

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Although the history may be unknown to many current residents, the still-natural setting of Bernards Township and a neighboring chunk of Morris County is all due to a hard-fought battle by citizens and area politicians that began in 1959 when the Port Authority of New York announced plans to build a 10,000-acre jetport in the Great Swamp.

The ...

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Teacher Training at Trailside

March 11, 2018

Teacher Training programs at Trailside is being offered this spring for teachers of students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The first one is March 15.

Project WET, a teacher training program for teachers K – 12 will be offered on Thursday March 15 from 9 a.m.. to 3 p.m.  This workshop will provide the necessary tools, resources and lessons for teachers to utilize in the ...