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Mountaineer Boys' and Girls' Hoops Teams Fall in County Tournament

February 17, 2018

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The boys' and girls' basketball teams from Bernards High each lost in the Somerset County Tournament on Saturday.

The Bernards boys, seeded sixth, dropped a 53-42 decision to Hillsborough. Owen Loughlin scored 25 points for the Mountaineers (16-5).

The Bernards girls, seeded 12th, fell on the road to fifth-seeded Gill-St. Bernard's, 60-33, despite 10 points ...

Boys Basketball: Bernards Drops OT Game to Montgomery, 53-48

MONTGOMERY, NJ - The Bernards boys basketball team lost an overtime decision to Montgomery, 53-48, in a final tuneup Thursday night before the start of the Somerset County Tournament.

Senior center Cubby Schuller scored a season-high 23 points for Bernards (16-4), which was outscored, 11-6, in overtime.

Owen Loughlin finished with 11 points for the Mountaineers, who will host Hillsborough ...

Girls Basketball: Bernards Beats Ridge, 42-38

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Jenna Whelan scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Bernards to a 42-38 girls basketball victory over Ridge Tuesday night.

Jenna Scarpa scored 10 points and Abby Cawley came down with eight rebounds to go with two assists, two blocks and five points for the Mountaineers (15-5), who led by a point going into the fourth quarter.

Sophie Beneventine led Ridge ...

NJ Audubon: Teacher Naturalist Training

February 11, 2018

NJ Audubon: Teacher-Naturalist Training
NJA Scherman Hoffman Teacher-Naturalist Training Program

Do you enjoy the outdoors? Would you like to be involved in environmental education? We are offering the opportunity to join Scherman Hoffman's environmental education team. As a Teacher-Naturalist, you would teach environmental education programs in an outdoor setting to school and scout ...

Sugar Shack Continues Sweet Tradition of Making Maple Syrup

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Continuing a tradition in the Northeast United States that was begun centuries ago by Native Americans and colonists, the Somerset County Park Commission invites children and adults to a 90-minute program to witness how Maple trees are tapped, learn about sap collecting methods from the past and present, and experience the boiling process that produces New Jersey maple ...

Do you know a family that needs help to afford the cost of preschool?

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown non-profit Preschool Advantage is accepting applications for tuition assistance for children to attend its partner preschools for the school year beginning in September 2018. Families demonstrating a commitment to education and financial need can apply for funding for a half day of preschool.

Children must be 3-or 4-years old by October 1, 2018 to be considered for ...

Bernardsville Republican Committee to Screen Candidates for Vacancy

February 7, 2018

BERNARDSVILLE NJ - The Bernardsville Republican Municipal Committee will screen candidates to fill the interim vacancy created by the resignation of Councilman Michael dePoortere.

Borough Councilman Michael de Poortere is resigning from the Borough Council.  "Mike’s work obligations will be increasing to a point where he will be out of state on a very large project and not ...

NJ Audubon: Teacher Naturalist Training

February 11, 2018

NJ Audubon: Teacher-Naturalist Training
NJA Scherman Hoffman Teacher-Naturalist Training Program

Do you enjoy the outdoors? Would you like to be involved in environmental education? We are offering the opportunity to join Scherman Hoffman's environmental education team. As a Teacher-Naturalist, you would teach environmental education programs in an outdoor setting to school and scout ...

Bernards High vs. Union Catholic Girls Basketball Teams Face Off to Support Team Campbell Foundation

February 15, 2018

Gold-Out Game in Memory of Campbell Hoyt is scheduled for February 24th

BERNARDSVILLE NJ - The Bernards High Mountaineers will play Union Catholic High School on Saturday, February 24th at 2:00pm at Bernards High in Bernardsville, New Jersey. The game will support the Team Campbell Foundation.  Both teams are honored to be able to play in what will be Bernards High’s Coach Sandy ...

Show Some Love to US Troops Overseas: Help Assemble Care Packages Feb. 10

MANVILLE, NJ - Volunteers are invited to join Operation Shoebox New Jersey staff to commemorate its13th anniversary Feb. 10 and help assemble personal care packages for shipment to U.S. troops in the Mideast and around the world.

The packing event will be at the Walter Kavanaugh VFW Post #2290, 600 Washington Ave., Manville, with registration at 10:30 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies.

PSE&G to Make Presentation about Potential Gas Line Extension in P-G

February 11, 2018

PEAPACK AND GLADSTONE NJ - Representatives of Public Service Electric & Gas will make a presentation on Tuesday, Feburary 13 at 6:00 pm at the Peapack & Gladstone Borough Hall.  The purpose of the presentation will be to explore with the public a potential extension of natural gas lines into areas of the twin borough not currently served.

According to Mayor William Muller, the ...

Rep. Leonard Lance Fields Questions on Russian Sanctions, Electoral College, DACA Reform in 46th Town Hall in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With Bridgewater Township Police prepared outside the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School for potential protestors, Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7, held his 46th town hall meeting Saturday, fielding questions from constituents about his thoughts on the relevance of the electoral college, sanctions on Russia and immigration reform.

Only two protestors made an appearance as people ...

Liberty Park Plan to Move Forward on February 13

PEAPACK AND GLADSTONE NJ - The Peapack and Gladstone Borough Council will consider whether to approve an environmental assessment of the Liberty Park pond ast its February 13 meeting.  If the council approves, then the borough will submit the assessment, performed by Princeton Hydro, to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as part of the borough's compliance with a ...

Six NJ Hospital Groups Join Forces to Cut Health Care Costs

February 11, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Six New Jersey-based health care systems, including Atlantic Health System -- parent corporation of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- have  formed a consortium designed to reduce costs, expand access and enhance care for their employees.

Atlantic Health System, CentraState Healthcare System, Holy Name Medical Center, Hunterdon Healthcare, St.

Winter Horse Care Workshops at Lord Stirling Stable

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable has announced the dates for the Winter Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103, designed for individuals who are seeking to gain knowledge and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on experience.

Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103 will be held at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple ...

Three Somerset Hills Residents are Among New Trustees to Join Foundation for Morristown Medical Center Board

MORRISTOWN, NJ – A new group of dynamic local leaders in medicine, business and philanthropy have joined the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center's board of trustees. They are Marc Adee of Bernardsville, Lori Barer Ingber of Mendham, Keith J. Richardson of Far Hills, W. Rodman Ryan of Far Hills, Dr. Keerti Sharma of Jersey City, Dr. David L. Taylor of Mendham and Dr. Eric ...

State Business Leader Comes to Somerville to Discuss Economic Blueprint

February 17, 2018

SOMERVILLE,  NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host Michele Siekerka, president of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association at a luncheon Friday, Feb. 23 at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St. from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. where she will discuss the  NJBIA blueprint to make New Jersey more affordable and competitive and her expectations ...

Bedminster Exec Named Somerset County's Outstanding Citizen

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) has selected Alina V. Klein, vice president and senior consultant for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Bedminster as the 68th Somerset County Outstanding Citizen.

The Outstanding Citizen award recognizes a single person for their community and professional activities that have contributed to making Somerset County a special ...

Nordstrom Rack, Container Store Scheduled Grand Openings at Chimney Rock Plaza

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - As construction continues on the Chimney Rock Plaza, many of the stores are preparing for their upcoming grand openings.

First, Whole Foods is expected to open in March, although an exact date has not yet been released.

Nordstrom Rack is scheduled to open March 8.

The Container Store has scheduled its grand opening for April 7 and April 8.

Blaze Pizza will be opening ...

Bernards Police Locate Body of Township Teen in Wooded Area

February 15, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -  Bernards Township Police announced late Thursday afternoon that the body of a 19-year-old township resident, Lydia Comtois, had been located in a wooded area of Liberty Corner following a search by personnel and volunteers from numerous public safety organizations. 

A preliminary investigation indicated the young woman's death was not deemed to ...

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Back in the USA: Somerville HS Grad Returns from Deployment in So. Korea

February 11, 2018

FORT HOOD, Texas – Brendan Gallagher, a 2016 graduate of Somerville High School, is back in the USA, ending a six-month deployment in South Korea with the US Army First Air Cavalry.

Gallagher, 19, and the men and women of the Second Brigade, First Air Cav arrived at their home base after a long 26-hour flight from South Korea late Friday night where they were met by family and ...

Saint Peter's Fights Against Fatal Cardiac Arrests on the Playing Field

February 17, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - On a particular Tuesday evening, Jim Fisher stood in front of a group of coaches and doctors at the newly ​-​ renovated, start-of-the-art simulation center at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick.

Jim’s son, Sean, died in Aug ​just​ 2008, as a result of an undetected heart defect. He was just about to turn 13. The two and their family are ...

INSIDERNJ Dive In: Where the 2018 Congressional Contests Stack Up (RIGHT NOW!)

February 11, 2018

This Guest Column was originally published by INSIDERNJ, and re-published here with the permission and courtesy of INSIDERNJ and its publisher, Max Pizarro.  Max Pizarro is a premier political analyst, respected by members of both parties.  INSIDERNJ is the go-to column for people who want up to the moment political news.

It was nearly a year ago, and a bow-tied U.S. Rep. Donald ...

NJ Audubon: Teacher Naturalist Training

February 11, 2018

NJ Audubon: Teacher-Naturalist Training
NJA Scherman Hoffman Teacher-Naturalist Training Program

Do you enjoy the outdoors? Would you like to be involved in environmental education? We are offering the opportunity to join Scherman Hoffman's environmental education team. As a Teacher-Naturalist, you would teach environmental education programs in an outdoor setting to school and scout ...

Orza: Get the Board of Health Story Right

February 3, 2018

Editor's Note:  This letter, originally addressed to the editor of the Bernardsville News, was sent to TAPinto Somerset Hills for publication.

Editor:    

Sometimes your paper just doesn’t get the news right.  Your story on the recent activities of the Bernardsville Board of Health proves the point.    Contrary to your reporting, Mike Monica and ...

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