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August 29, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione urges residents to participate in the “Walk, Bike, Hike Somerset County: Connecting Vibrant Communities Transportation Study,” by taking an online survey and/or by commenting on an interactive map.   The deadline for residents to provide their ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Environmental Education Center Naturalists will lead a weekly walking group on Sundays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 9-10 a.m. on the trails of the Environmental Education Center at 190 Lord Stirling Road. Adults seeking an interesting way to enhance their routine workouts ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Regional Center Partnership  has adopted the 2018 “Somerset County Regional Center Strategic Plan,” a document that outlines the cooperative agenda for Somerville, Bridgewater and Raritane for the next five years. The Strategic Plan defines and prioritizes quality-of-life ...

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TRENTON, NJ  - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer)appropriating $9.703 million from corporate business tax revenue to the NJ DEP for state capital and park development, preservation, conservation, and recreation projects has been ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Duke Farms hosts its annual Peach Celebration at the Duke Farms Market Sunday, Aug. 5. The market is located in the parking lot at the Visitor's Center off Duke Parkway West from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.   Local grower Alstede Farms will be stocked with a variety of fresh local ...

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EAST AMWELL, NJ – For the first time, a flower show open to the public will be part of the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, which runs Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 22-26 at the Roger Everitt Fairgrounds, South County Park. This show is for flowers raised in anywhere in New Jersey, by the ...

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  TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16th), whose legislative district includes towns in Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex and Hunterdon counties, is one of 25 state legislators to attend the 2018 Clean Energy Legislative Academy  hosted by the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A bill passed bythe New Jersey Senate last month may have many opting to use reusable bags at the supermarket, drug store, and other retailers.  Bill A3267, if signed by Gov. Phil Murphy, would impose a 5-cent fee on single-use bags in chains or any store with retail space ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Regional Center Partnership, utilizing a grant from the New Jersey Water Supply Authority, has announced that the 2018 Raritan River Rain Barrel Rebate Program for homeowners in Bridgewater, Raritan, and Somerville is accepting applications for the 8th year of ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16) that would eliminate the use of non-renewable polystyrene products at New Jersey’s public schools and colleges has passed the Senate. “To protect our environment, we need to end the use of Styrofoam,” Bateman said.

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RARITAN TWP., NJ - Hunterdon Land Trust’s upcoming Conservation Conversation program offers both food for thought and thoughts on food. The program “What’s the Future of Local Food?” spotlights the rapid changes to local food systems in recent years. From restaurants, Farmers’ Markets and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A few years ago, Immaculata High School launched a Solar Suitcase initiative in which suitcase-size solar generators assembled by students in the Introduction to Engineering class, are sent to remote global locations to provide energy in critical areas, such as hospitals and ...

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  TRENTON, NJ – The endangered bog turtle continues to plod along on its way to becoming New Jersey’s State Reptile. Companion legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16th) to officially designate the bog turtle as the official State Reptile of New Jersey was advanced by the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Somerville Farmers Market, scheduled to resume operations on Grove Street for its ninth season June 7, will not open this year. “You need more than one farmer to operate a legitimate farmers’ market,” said Jay Scott, who is the head of the eight-member volunteer committee ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The naturalists at Somerset County Park Commission's Environmental Education Center (EEC) have long offered a wealth of educational and entertaining programs on nature and environmental programs for all ages. Now, the EEC's staff is offering to bring a variety of those ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - Volunteers are needed for a variety of clean-up projects beginning Saturday, April 21 including clean-up along the Peter Brook and planting of seedlings on Sunday, April 22. The projects coincide with the national celebration of Earth Day. Volunteers are asked to meet at ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – Somerset County naturalist Ben Barkley believes that the World Series of Birding is the ideal event to hook kids on birding and introduce them to a lifelong passion for conservation. He should know; it happened to him. His experience with the annual event as a teen helped him ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Native trees will be given away free by the Somerset County Park Commission at two locations to celebrate Arbor Day. Trees will be distributed on Friday, April 27 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Environmental Education Center (EEC) located at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - The endangered bog turtle is one step closer to being designated New Jersey's official state reptile, following State Senate approval of legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman (R-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) and inspired by students from Princeton. Riverside ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Freeholders recognized New Jersey Horticultural Therapy Week at its March 13th meeting, presenting a proclamation to Branchburg resident and horticultural therapist Laura DePrado. A proclamation in recognition of a story she wrote that was published in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Former Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano has been appointed Interim Somerset County Park Secretary/Director by the Somerset County Park Commissioners. Soriano’s appointment is effective Monday, April 2. He will replace Raymond Brown who announced his retirement ...

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  BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Rutgers Master Gardeners Program will host a class on propagating plants and planting seeds indoors before transferring the plants outdoors in the spring. Steven Sawin, a Rutgers Master Gardener of Somerset County will teach the March 14 class, 7-8 p.m. at the Jointure ...

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    TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Sen. Christipher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset,Hunterdon, Mercer,Middlesex) to encourage homeowners and businesses to continue investing in renewable energy systems has been approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. “New Jersey needs ...

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    TRENTON, NJ - Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman (R-Somerset,Middlesex,Mercer,Hunterdon) that is focused on reducing the harmful effects of food waste through increased recycling has been approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. The legislation calls ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Did you know that New Jersey can expect higher temperatures, heavier rains, rising sea levels and more frequent and severe coastal flooding this century? Did you know the Garden State must reduce its current greenhouse gas emissions by 75 percent by 2050 to comply with state ...

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   TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman, R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex has launched an online petition campaign to give residents who will be impacted by the proposed PennEast Pipeline the opportunity to influence the approval process. “As a legislator who represents ...

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    SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Planning Board, Park Commission and Cultural & Heritage Commission are reexamining their preservation plans and want to hear from residents, local planners, farmers and nonprofit organizations at a public meeting being held Tuesday, Jan.

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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Mercer, Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex) to protect the state’s apiaries from pesticides by establishing beehive registries and a notification protocol has been signed into law. "New Jersey wouldn’t be the Garden State ...

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NORTH BRANCH, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission will recycle Christmas trees beginning Tuesday, Dec. 26 through Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.  Somerset County residents may bring their tree to Colonial Park Gardens, Parking Lot F, 156 Mettlers Road in Somerset, Franklin Township or to North ...

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  BRANCHBURG, NJ  - A white pine newly planted on campus at Raritan Valley Community College made a long journey before it was planted on campus near the planetarium last week. The white pine, planted Nov. 28, was grown from seeds that traveled aboard a Columbia space shuttle flight in April ...

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