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Bernards Girls Tennis Wraps Up Big Season

October 23, 2018

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The Bernards High School girls tennis team put the wraps on a successful season with a 5-0 victory over Somerville on Senior Day Monday.

The Mountaineers finished with a record of 16-4 and made it all the way to the Section 2, Group 2 final before losing to Summit. In that sectional final, Ashley Levine got a win for Bernards at third singles, 6-0, 6-1.

Here's how ...

Pari-Mutuel Betting Adds New Element to This Year's Far Hills Race Meeting

FAR HILLS, NJ - A field tucked away in a small suburban neighborhood in New Jersey might be the last place outsiders would expect to find one of the most prestigious steeplechase events. But for the 40,000 attendees – many of whom attend year after year – the Far Hills Race Meeting is no secret; It’s a fall essential.

This year's event, known to many as “The ...

Field Hockey: Bernards Beats Bridgewater-Raritan in OT in Somerset County Final

WATCHUNG, NJ - The Bernards field hockey team won its second consecutive Somerset County Tournament championship with a 2-1 overtime victory over Bridgewater-Raritan on Saturday.

Annie Thomas' goal in overtime gave Bernards (18-0) the victory. Harley Rosenzweig scored the first goal for the Mountaineers with an assist from Urte Jessina with 22:18 left in the first half for a 1-0 ...

Festive Parade of Lanterns Set for Nov. 4 at Bedminster Farm

October 22, 2018

BEDMINSTER, NJ – A festive parade of lanterns will light up the night on Sunday, Nov. 4, as the Raritan Headwaters Association again celebrates the European Laternelaufen tradition on a walk through the meadows of the Fairview Farm nature preserve in Bedminster.

Raritan Headwaters’ sixth annual Lantern Walk is scheduled to be held from 4 to 7 p.m. that ...

Pari-Mutuel Betting Adds New Element to This Year's Far Hills Race Meeting

FAR HILLS, NJ - A field tucked away in a small suburban neighborhood in New Jersey might be the last place outsiders would expect to find one of the most prestigious steeplechase events. But for the 40,000 attendees – many of whom attend year after year – the Far Hills Race Meeting is no secret; It’s a fall essential.

This year's event, known to many as “The ...

Crackdown on Underage Drinking at Far Hills Races, Somerset County Prosecutor Warns

FAR HILLS, NJ – Right before the Far Hill Race Meeting returns this Saturday for another full day of horse racing, partying, and fundraising at Moorland Farm here, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has issued a warning that law enforcement authorities and the transit system will again arrest underage consumers of alcohol.  

"In a continued effort to ...

Lance to Meet with Business Leaders in Somerville Oct. 26

October 21, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host New Jersey Congressman Leonard Lance (R-7th) at a luncheon Friday, Oct. 26 at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St. from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lance, who is running for reelection Nov. 6 against Democrat Tom Malinowski, is expected to discuss his Congressional priorities and how his efforts will ...

Tickets to be on Sale for Men of Charity Harvest Fest After St. James Services

October 20, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With the 10th annual St. James Men of Charity NJ Microbrew and Harvest Fest for Charity two weeks away, the organization's members will be selling tickets are on sale this weekend after each Mass at St. James Roman Catholic church for the Nov. 3 event at St. James.

Advance tickets are $45 ($50 at the door) and include craft beer, wine, ...

Far Hills Race Meeting to Draw Revelers to "The Hunt," With Launch of Pari-mutuel Betting

FAR HILLS, NJ _ It's one of the major social and sporting events in New Jersey's horse country, and beyond. The Far Hills Race Meeting, due to return to Moorland Farm this Saturday, Oct. 20, will also bring something new to the party this year, with the launch of pari-mutuel betting.

Some things never change, however. The Hunt will again draw some of the world's best ...

Festive Parade of Lanterns Set for Nov. 4 at Bedminster Farm

October 22, 2018

BEDMINSTER, NJ – A festive parade of lanterns will light up the night on Sunday, Nov. 4, as the Raritan Headwaters Association again celebrates the European Laternelaufen tradition on a walk through the meadows of the Fairview Farm nature preserve in Bedminster.

Raritan Headwaters’ sixth annual Lantern Walk is scheduled to be held from 4 to 7 p.m. that ...

Tickets to be on Sale for Men of Charity Harvest Fest After St. James Services

October 20, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With the 10th annual St. James Men of Charity NJ Microbrew and Harvest Fest for Charity two weeks away, the organization's members will be selling tickets are on sale this weekend after each Mass at St. James Roman Catholic church for the Nov. 3 event at St. James.

Advance tickets are $45 ($50 at the door) and include craft beer, wine, ...

Crackdown on Underage Drinking at Far Hills Races, Somerset County Prosecutor Warns

FAR HILLS, NJ – Right before the Far Hill Race Meeting returns this Saturday for another full day of horse racing, partying, and fundraising at Moorland Farm here, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has issued a warning that law enforcement authorities and the transit system will again arrest underage consumers of alcohol.  

"In a continued effort to ...

Enterprising Hillsborough Students Ship Clothing to Villages in India

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Rohan Singh and Ritik Gupta, seniors at Hillsborough High School are helping impoverished populations in some of the most underprivileged parts of Southeast Asia by tutoring  younger students, cleaning out their closets and asking others to do the same.

Through their nonprofit charity organization “Coaching to Contribute,” Rohan and Ritik have shipped over ...

Three Somerset Hills Historic Sites Awarded County Historic Grants

October 14, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ. – Three historic sites in the Somerset Hills, including a barn at the Vanderveer House in Bedminster and the Dunster-Squibb property in Bernardsville, were among the seven properties  in Somerset County to receive a share of $900,000 awarded historic preservation grants.

Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione last week presented ceremonial ...

Tangents…Life’s Many Connections Through the Lens of Psychology

October 15, 2018

Welcome to my new column, Tangents.  The word tangent can have a variety of meanings, for example, in geometry a tangent refers to "a straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point, but if extended does not cross it at that point." Leibniz defined it as the line through a pair of infinitely close points on the curve, but for this column, I will use the ...

Rabid Raccoon Reported in Far Hills

FAR HILLS,, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health warns residents that a raccoon found in the Borough of Far Hills near the Spring Hollow Road area has tested positive for rabies. This is the second raccoon that has tested positive for rabies in the borough this year. 

On Oct. 6, a resident and her four dogs came in contact with a raccoon that had entered ...

Lance to Meet with Business Leaders in Somerville Oct. 26

October 21, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host New Jersey Congressman Leonard Lance (R-7th) at a luncheon Friday, Oct. 26 at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St. from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lance, who is running for reelection Nov. 6 against Democrat Tom Malinowski, is expected to discuss his Congressional priorities and how his efforts will ...

Crackdown on Underage Drinking at Far Hills Races, Somerset County Prosecutor Warns

October 18, 2018

FAR HILLS, NJ – Right before the Far Hill Race Meeting returns this Saturday for another full day of horse racing, partying, and fundraising at Moorland Farm here, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has issued a warning that law enforcement authorities and the transit system will again arrest underage consumers of alcohol.  

"In a continued effort to ...

Bernardsville Train Station Lot to Close for 2 Days for Paving

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The Bernardsville Train Station parking lot will be closed to all vehicular traffic on Monday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 30  in order to mill and pave the parking lot. All vehicles must be out of the lot by midnight, Sunday, Oct. 28.

The lot will be reopened the evening of Oct. 30.

NJ Transit's scheduled service will remain uninterrupted during this repair ...

Bernardsville Pedestrian Safety Campaign Under Way Downtown

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Bernardsville has launched a Street Smart pedestrian safety campaign  this week in the downtown area. 

“This campaign is very important because Bernardsville is a walkable community and one that takes the safety of residents seriously,” Bernardsville Mayor Kevin Sooy said. 

There were 46 crashes in Bernardsville involving cyclists and/or ...

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Enterprising Hillsborough Students Ship Clothing to Villages in India

October 18, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Rohan Singh and Ritik Gupta, seniors at Hillsborough High School are helping impoverished populations in some of the most underprivileged parts of Southeast Asia by tutoring  younger students, cleaning out their closets and asking others to do the same.

Through their nonprofit charity organization “Coaching to Contribute,” Rohan and Ritik have shipped over ...

Tangents…Life’s Many Connections Through the Lens of Psychology

October 15, 2018

Welcome to my new column, Tangents.  The word tangent can have a variety of meanings, for example, in geometry a tangent refers to "a straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point, but if extended does not cross it at that point." Leibniz defined it as the line through a pair of infinitely close points on the curve, but for this column, I will use the ...

Robotics Team Now Accepting New Members

October 10, 2018

The High School Robotics team of Central Jersey is a non-profit organization that provides a year-round activity for students in grades 7-12 to participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition. The goal of FIRST is to inspire students to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) fields. Under the guidance of mentors, students design and build complex machines, learn ...

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