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Kyle Roller Crunches 2 HRs to lead Patriots

July 21, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Kyle Roller went deep twice to lead the Somerset Patriots (6-7, 48-35) to a 5-1 win over the New Britain Bees (6-7, 32-51) at TD Bank Ballpark on Thursday evening.

The Patriots took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning on an RBI single by Aharon Eggleston before a 91-minute rain delay ensued in the fourth inning.

When game resumed, Roller launched a two-run ...

Somerset Patriots' All-Star Spectacular Celebrates 20 Years of Success

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots celebrated the team's 20th anniversary Wednesday by hosting the Atlantic League's 20th All-Star Game, with The Freedom Division All-Stars parlaying 17 hits into a 10-3 victory over the Liberty Division All-Stars in front of a crowd of 8,175 fans at TD Bank Ballpark.

The game was preceded by a Home Run Derby won by Southern Maryland Blue Crab ...

Somerville Mayor Brian Gallagher Throws Out Ceremonial First Pitch at TD Bank Ballpark

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Mayor Brian Gallagher got the call to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Friday night’s Somerset Patriots game at TD Bank Ballpark against the Sugar Land Skeeters.

The game was the kick-off to the Patriots’ Independence Weekend celebration.

Gallagher was representing Operation Shoebox New Jersey, the game sponsor. Gallagher’s son, Brendan is an ...

Summer Concert Series Continues, Hundreds Turn Out for Country Act, Rock and Roll Legend

July 18, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Summer Concert Series is continuing with a number of different acts performing for crowds of hundreds at Duke Island Park, in Bridgewater.

The series began with Radio Nashville July 9, performing top country hits from singers like Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and more.

On July 16, the series welcomed Darlene Love, who was ...

Last concert of the summer at Ross Farm Sunday

BASKING RIDGE, NJ-Sunday marks the last concert of the summer at the Ross Farm in Basking Ridge, following a successful spring in the unique venue's third year of hosting live music. JD Eicher returns to the Ross Farm following a big year personally and professionally. He and his wife welcomed a baby daughter in the fall, and JD also delivered a soundtrack of his original songs to ...

Despite Increase, Trenton Shortchanged SHSD in the 2017-18 State Budget

July 21, 2017

SOMERSET HILLS NJ - Despite an increase from 2016-17, state support for the Somerset Hills School District remains well below the school funding formula in 2017-18.   The state aid for the district will be approximately fifty-nine per cent of the level mandated by New Jersey school funding law.

Each New Jersey school district receives a portion of its funding from the state ...

Local Farm "Resists"

July 18, 2017

BEDMINSTER NJ - Now that the airspace around Trump National Golf Club is open again, aviators and passengers will be able to see a political statement cut into a corn field in the Lamington area of the township.

According to records maintained by Bedminster Township, approximately one and one half acres of corn in a field on Larger Cross Road were cut to form the word ...

Friends of the Late John Graf, Jr. Dedicate Bench in Buck Gardens

July 20, 2017

FAR HILLS NJ - Friends of John Graf, Jr., Bedminster's "Ministerman" have dedicated a bench in his honor in Leonard J. Buck Gardens in Far Hills.  The money for the memorial was raised by Somerset Treatment Services in Somerville.

Known to many as "The Ministerman" because he was an ordained non-denominational minister who took joy in performing weddings, Graf ...

Volunteers Needed to Assemble Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ  - Volunteers are needed to assemble personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world on Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark.

The Somerset Patriots and Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host the event; members of the Patriots are expected to help out packing boxes.

Volunteers will form an assembly line and ...

Gladstone Resident Elected to Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum Board of Trustees

BEDMINSTER, NJ - The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House have elected Karen Sweeney, of the Gladstone section of Peapack-Gladstone, to serve a three-year term on its Board of Trustees.

 

Sweeney has had a 22-year career as an elementary and special education teacher. She currently teaches fourth and fifth grade students in the Manville School District.

Lance: Bedminster Receives Secret Service Designation

July 19, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As it became clear that Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster was one of President Trump's favorite destinations, it also became clear to local officials in Somerset County and in the Somerset Hills that providing security and traffic control could break the bank.   Those worries sould now be in the rear view mirror.

Congressman Leonard Lance today announced his ...

Governor Christie Visits P-G to Tout Route 206 Improvements

PEAPACK AND GLADSTONE NJ - Governor Chris Christie today visited the twin borough to announce a safety and preservation project for an 8-mile stretch of Route 206 from Bedminster in Somerset County to Chester Borough in Morris County.

This project is designed to improve ride quality, extend the service life of the existing pavement and save future rehabilitation costs for taxpayers ...

Peapack-Gladstone Council to Hire North Caldwell Clerk

PEAPACK AND GLADSTONE NJ - The Peapack-Gladstone Borough Council will consider hiring a new borough clerk at tonight's borough council meeting.   On the agenda of tonight's meeting are Resolution 116 and Resolution 117 providing for the hiring of Nancy Bretzger as Borough Clerk and as Registrar.

A resident of Randolph Township, Ms. Bretzger currently serves as the Borough ...

Choosing the Right Financial Advisor in 5 Easy Steps

July 19, 2017

 

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- With evolving legislation working towards establishing a uniform fiduciary standard in the financial industry, you may be wondering if your financial advisor is prioritizing your best interest. IRAs, Roth IRAs and other retirement accounts are ruled by constantly changing, complex laws, but working with a qualified, educated financial advisor can help you ...

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The Palace Hosts SCBP Networking Event July 13

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership will visit another of Somerset County’s seminal locations when they host Somerset County’s most well attended and effective networking opportunity, “Networking Night at the Palace” on Thursday, July 13 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Palace at Somerset Park.

The Palace at Somerset Park is located at 333 Davidson ...

Photos Surface from the Air Intercept over the Somerset Hills

July 17, 2017

SOMERSET HILLS NJ - Somerset Hills residents have become accustomed to weekend visits from President Trump.   However, this past weekend there was a twist.   That twist came in the form of the roar of a fighter jet intercepting an errant private aircraft.

President Trump attended the LPGA United States Womens Open at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster.  Accordingly, the ...

Bear Sightings, But No Bear Problems in Somerset Hills

SOMERSET HILLS NJ - Somerset Hills residents are accustomed to living among the wildlife.  Many local neighborhoods are home to deer, red foxes, squirrels and wild turkeys.  This summer, many area residents have been reminded that bears are also their neighbors, according to reports on social media.

On July 7, the Bernards Township Police Department reported a bear sighting near 73 ...

Fighter Jet and Coast Guard Helicopter Respond to Somerset Hills Airspace

BEDMINSTER NJ - An errant aircraft over Bedminster drew a military response, according to law enforcement reports.

A single engine Cessna entered restricted airspace over the Trump National Golf Course, triggering a response from a fighter jet and a Coast Guard helicopter on Saturday.  The pilot of the aircraft allegedly failed to acknowledge commands to indentify themselves and to ...

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Hillsborough: Volunteers Needed July 26 for Sourlands Trail Maintenance

July 22, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Rangers and the Volunteer Park Patrol are seeking volunteers to assist with trail maintenance projects at the Sourland Mountain Preserve throughout the year.

With the cooperation of the Jersey Off Road Bicycling Association, (JORBA), Rangers and volunteers will be performing trail maintenance at the Sourland Mountain Preserve off East ...

Montclair Police Arrest 20-Year-Old Suspect for Nearly Two Dozen Crimes

July 19, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police have arrested and charged a 20-year-old Newark man with nearly two-dozen crimes related to motor vehicle theft and vehicle burglaries. 

Lt. David O'Dowd of the Montclair Police Department stated that on July 14, "...officers were dispatched to a report of a subject looking into parked vehicles on Wildwood Avenue." 

He stated that ...

Bedminster Police Blotter

July 18, 2017

BEDMINSTER NJ - This is the Bedminster Police Blotter for July 10 through 16, 2017.

Possessing False Documents Arrest
July 10th
At 1422hrs, Bedminster Police responded to Affinity (1520 Route 206) for a report of a fraud. The officer spoke with an employee who advised that at approximately 1245hrs and unidentified black male attempted to open an account at the Cedar Knolls Affinity ...

California Woman Arrested for Trespassing on Trump National

BEDMINSTER NJ - This is the Bedminster Police Blotter for the week of July 3-9, 2017.

Trespasser
July 3rd
At approximately 1349hrs, Bedminster Police responded to Trump National Golf Course (900 Lamington Road) for a report of a trespasser. Subsequent to the investigation, Claire Elise Morgan, age 29 of Los Angeles, CA was arrested for 2C:18-3B(1) (defiant trespasser).

Warrant ...

Peapack-Gladstone Police Blotter for the Week of June 26 through July 2

PEAPACK AND GLADSTONE NJ - This is the Peapack and Gladstone Police Blotter for the week of June 26 through July 2.

Tuesday 6/27/17 7:56 AM - Police reported a two car, same direction motor vehicle crash on Rt. 206 at Pottersville Rd. Both vehicles were southbound, stopped at a traffic signal. The rear vehicle then struck the vehicle in front of it. The 39 year old Califon resident told ...

"Shall We Begin?": Winter Comes to Westeros on Game of Thrones

July 21, 2017

Considering Game of Thrones fans waited 448 days for the premiere of the shortest season to date, many were disappointed by the anticlimactic nature of Sunday’s episode. But the way I see it, Ed Sheeran cameo aside, the show writers did everything right: enemies were destroyed, crucial information was revealed and the stage was set for absolute chaos in Westeros.

For the first ...

Choosing the Right Financial Advisor in 5 Easy Steps

July 19, 2017

 

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- With evolving legislation working towards establishing a uniform fiduciary standard in the financial industry, you may be wondering if your financial advisor is prioritizing your best interest. IRAs, Roth IRAs and other retirement accounts are ruled by constantly changing, complex laws, but working with a qualified, educated financial advisor can help you ...

Bipartisan or Bystander?

July 17, 2017

Bipartisan or Bystander?

Bipartisanship means active, often contentious, yet respectful  cooperation, (and ultimate compromise), between two political parties for the ultimate betterment of their constituents. It is creating productive discussion to achieve a synthesis of ideas. Thus, the welfare of the people always comes before party loyalty. 

It's also about speaking up.

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