Top Local News

Bernards Township Health Department Flu Shot Clinics Delayed

September 30, 2020

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Bernards Township Health Department has had to delay the seasonal flu shot clinics originally scheduled for September and October. 

Although the vaccine was ordered in February, the delay is due to the vaccine not being available from the manufacturer, according to the health department.

Updated flu shot clinic dates will be advertised when ...

There's No Debate: FDR Library is a Must-See US Presidential History and Tourism Destination

HYDE PARK, NY -- The FDR Presidential Library & Museum in Hyde Park, New York, is an exploration not only of the life and times of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but a retrospective of some of the most perilous times in 20th century American History. 

The FDR Library was the very first presidential library ever created. It opened in June of 1941, during FDR’s third term. Roosevelt ...

Bedminster Resident Wins 2020 National American Miss New Jersey Junior Preteen

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Ivanka Panasik, daughter of Marek and Suitlana Panasik of Bedminster, has earned the prestigious title of the 2020 National American Miss New Jersey Junior Preteen at the state pageant held on Sept. 20. 

At just 10 years old, Panasik will be attending the National Pageant to be held in Orlando at Disney World during Thanksgiving week, ...

Ballot Boxes Open in Bernardsville and Bedminster for Voting by Residents

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Secure ballot boxes have been placed at the Bedminster Township municipal building, 1 Miller Lane, in Bedminster Township, and at Bernardsville Borough Hall, 166 Mine Brook Road in Bernardsville.

The Bernardsville drop box was due to open at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, according to the county website.

Ballots were automatically mailed out to ...

Bernards Township Health Department Flu Shot Clinics Delayed

September 30, 2020

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Bernards Township Health Department has had to delay the seasonal flu shot clinics originally scheduled for September and October. 

Although the vaccine was ordered in February, the delay is due to the vaccine not being available from the manufacturer, according to the health department.

Updated flu shot clinic dates will be advertised when ...

Ballot Boxes Open in Bernardsville and Bedminster for Voting by Residents

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Secure ballot boxes have been placed at the Bedminster Township municipal building, 1 Miller Lane, in Bedminster Township, and at Bernardsville Borough Hall, 166 Mine Brook Road in Bernardsville.

The Bernardsville drop box was due to open at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, according to the county website.

Ballots were automatically mailed out to ...

Bernardsville Issues Public Notice on Deer Management

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Deer management will resume for the fifth consecutive year in accordance with Bernardsville Borough Ordinance 2016 – 1710, and Resolution #20-210.

Deer management, with only bow & arrow hunting, will begin after September 28, 2020, and end February 20, 2021 on five Borough-owned properties: Borough Springs/Laurelwood, Charlotte Hill, Peter's Tract, ...

Defending Champion Bernards H.S. Boys Soccer Team Slated to Open Season This Week

September 27, 2020

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Almost 11 months after winning a state championship, the Bernards High School boys soccer team is scheduled to finally get back out on the pitch for its first game of the abbreviated 2020 regular season this week.

The Mountaineers, who won the NJSIAA Group 2 state championship last November, are slated to open their season at home against Somerville Thursday afternoon ...

Pre-season Sports Practices Still on Hold at Bernards High School

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — With just two weeks until the scheduled start of the revamped fall sports regular season, Bernards High School teams still are not back out on the field.

The Somerset Hills Regional School District in Bernardsville delayed the opening of in-person learning at Bernards High School in Bernardsville due to an unspecified number of COVID-19 cases.

At the time, school ...

Bedminster Resident Wins 2020 National American Miss New Jersey Junior Preteen

September 29, 2020

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Ivanka Panasik, daughter of Marek and Suitlana Panasik of Bedminster, has earned the prestigious title of the 2020 National American Miss New Jersey Junior Preteen at the state pageant held on Sept. 20. 

At just 10 years old, Panasik will be attending the National Pageant to be held in Orlando at Disney World during Thanksgiving week, ...

Somerset Hills Harmony Chorus Finds a Way to Sing Together Again

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Live singing has been on a forced worldwide shutdown since early March due to suspected instances of massive aerosol spreading of coronavirus among participants. Choral singing has been shunned over fears of pandemic plumes, but local a cappella chorus Somerset Hills Harmony has found a way to rehearse safely.

In August, Somerset Hills Harmony, an all-age open membership ...

Bernards H.S. Student Gets $5K Scholarship Award from Summit Prep

September 26, 2020

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Kensington Garvin, a student at Bernards High School, was recently awarded the Summit Prep Strive for Excellence Scholarship from Summit Prep in the amount of $5,000. A virtual ceremony was held in the beginning of September, when Garvin was presented with a certificate and congratulated by Bernardsville Mayor Mary Jane Canose and the staff from Summit Prep.

Gavin, a ...

Webinar: Start Your Own Business with TAPinto

September 16, 2020

Are you thinking about starting TAPinto in your community?  Join us for an informational webinar about starting and owning your own local news site with TAPinto.

Webinars are being offered on:

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at noon.  Register here.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 1 p.m.  Register here.

Ballot Boxes Open in Bernardsville and Bedminster for Voting by Residents

September 28, 2020

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Secure ballot boxes have been placed at the Bedminster Township municipal building, 1 Miller Lane, in Bedminster Township, and at Bernardsville Borough Hall, 166 Mine Brook Road in Bernardsville.

The Bernardsville drop box was due to open at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, according to the county website.

Ballots were automatically mailed out to ...

Somerset County Clerk Releases Step-By-Step Vote by Mail Tutorials

SOMERVILLE, NJ — Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter has released online video and photo tutorials to assist voters participating in the 2020 General Election being held on Nov. 3. 

The election will be conducted primarily through Vote by Mail ballots, which will be delivered to every active voter in Somerset County, and the clerk's office is working to ensure all voters have the ...

New Jersey Date Night: Butter Them Up with Lobster

September 27, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

We’re trading our flip flops for boots and our shorts for sweatshirts. Picnic dates on the shore might be coming to an end but one seaside dish that never goes out of season is lobster. 

Baked, broiled or served chilled, the ever-popular crustacean makes for a great meal on your ...

It’s Harvest Time! 5 Fun New Jersey Wineries to Visit this Autumn

Wine experts say that fall is prime time for visiting wineries in New Jersey because it is the harvest season, when grapes are ripe on the vine.  

Over the years, the Garden State has earned credibility as a quality wine-producing state, in great part due to its fertile soil.

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a day this season, consider a trip to one of ...

With Riding Lessons Still On Hold, Lord Stirling Is Open For Dog Walks

September 19, 2020

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Although horseback riding lessons at Lord Stirling Stable offered to the public for many decades are still on hold, the Somerset County Park Commission is continuing to study the feasibility of resuming stable operations _ the county issued a reminder this week that weekly Saturday dog walks are continuing on winter hours. The usual $3 dog fee is being ...

Bedminster Resident Founds Independence for Veterans Charitable Organization

September 23, 2020

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Bedminster resident Stacia McDonough, the widow of a decorated U.S. Air Force Vietnam veteran, Sgt. John E. McDonough, has launched “Independence for Veterans, Inc.” a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The organization is aptly named, as Sgt. McDonough’s birth date was July 4.

McDonough has volunteered with New Jersey’s ...

Make-A-Wish Foundation Arranging Car Parade for Bernardsville Youth

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Make-A-Wish New Jersey, in partnership with the Bernardsville Police Department, Fire Department and the entire borough and surrounding communities, will host a surprise car parade in honor of a 10-year-old Bernardsville resident.

The youngster, Neil, will be surprised at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 with a convoy of police cars, fire trucks, motorcycles and ...

Somerville: Steeplechase Cancer Center Hosts Virtual Distance Run

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The 12th annual Steeplechase Distance Run will be held virtually Sept. 27 to Oct. 4 to raise funds for the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility.

Participants can choose to walk, run, bike or swim during that week, or they can take our challenge and complete 100 miles throughout the entire month ...

Bernards Township Health Department Flu Shot Clinics Delayed

September 30, 2020

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Bernards Township Health Department has had to delay the seasonal flu shot clinics originally scheduled for September and October. 

Although the vaccine was ordered in February, the delay is due to the vaccine not being available from the manufacturer, according to the health department.

Updated flu shot clinic dates will be advertised when ...

Sept. 25 COVID-19 Update: NJ Hospitalizations Down 24% in September

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Somerset County Department of Health on Friday reported a total of 5,269 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the county, an increase of 30 cases overnight.

Bernardsville had one additional case Friday. There have been a total of 95 confirmed cases in the borough over the last seven months. Bedminster has had 58 confirmed cases.

There are ...

Atlantic Health System’s four ACOs saved Medicare more than $21 million, improved care for 75,000 patients in 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ – SEPTEMBER 2020 – Atlantic Health System’s four accountable care organizations saved Medicare a total of more than $21 million through efforts to improve quality and reduce health care costs in 2019, according to recently released performance data from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The four ACOs - Atlantic ACO, HealthCare Quality Partners ...

Roadwork Slated for Crestview Drive, Whitenack Road in Bernardsville Beginning Sept. 28

September 25, 2020

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Starting Monday, Sept. 28, the New Jersey American Water Company and Vollers Construction are scheduled to begin work on Crestview Drive to install new pipe. 

The work will start from the cul de sac and work towards Route 202. Eventually, the work will continue onto Route 202, but that work will be done at night once the Department of Transportation signs ...

Basking Ridge Man Admits to Concealing Material Support to Terrorists

September 15, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – A Basking Ridge man admitted Tuesday that he concealed his attempts to provide material support to the militant Islamic Palestinian nationalist organization Hamas, according to federal authorities.

Jonathan Xie, 21, pleaded guilty by video conference before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp to one count of concealing attempts to provide material ...

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Ad

There's No Debate: FDR Library is a Must-See US Presidential History and Tourism Destination

September 29, 2020

HYDE PARK, NY -- The FDR Presidential Library & Museum in Hyde Park, New York, is an exploration not only of the life and times of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but a retrospective of some of the most perilous times in 20th century American History. 

The FDR Library was the very first presidential library ever created. It opened in June of 1941, during FDR’s third term. Roosevelt ...

Psychologist Meryl Dorf PhD on Managing Anxiety During Times of Stress and Disruption

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV looks back to our conversation with clinical psychologist, Meryl Dorf, Ph.D. about how we can maintain our mental health and manage anxiety during times of stress and uncertainty. 

“There’s a lot that we can’t control and spending our time thinking and worrying about that fuels the anxiety,” said Dorf, “but focusing on ...

Somerset County Town Suspends Youth Athletic Programs Over COVID Concerns

September 20, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Several youth recreational and competitive sports programs have been suspended due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases first reported by Mayor Douglas Tomson in a Health Advisory issued on Friday, Sept. 18.

Tomson confirmed the first person to test positive was associated with DC Gymnastics, a sprawling indoor athletic facility located in a building on Jill Court.

Quickly ...

Dead Men Cast No Votes: Somerset County Republicans Debut Aggressive New Tech Program to Flag Phantom Ballots

September 27, 2020

“This isn’t me. I have no idea who this is.” Manville resident Leeanna Schumacher looks down at the ballot in her hands, which bears her address but not her name.

Somerset County GOP Chairman Tim Howes says, “Leeanna is not alone. We are less than 48 hours from when residents started receiving ballots, and the reports of phantom ballots are already rolling ...

Colin Hickey for Bedminster

September 18, 2020

Letter to the Editor     It’s not about which party can get their candidate elected, it’s about which public servant should be elected to get the job done. As he has proven over the last three years, Bedminster Township Committeeman Colin Hickey is that person. Motivated by a desire to serve the public, Colin adeptly represents our residents by taking seriously both the ...