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August 31, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Hillsborough Business Association has launched Hillsborough Harvest to heighten awareness of the vibrant farming community in the township. The promotion is featured on the Hillsborough Business Association website. Hillsborough Township is the premier agricultural ...

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MONTGOMERY, NJ - The Sourland Conservancy will host the 8th Annual Sourland Spectacular on Saturday Sept. 7th, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. with proceeds helping to preserve and protect the ecological and historic resources of the Sourland Mountain. The “Five Mile Almost Flat Family Fun Ride” has been a ...

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EAST AMWELL, NJ - Hannah Sjostrom, the 2019 American Honey Queen, will visit the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair here. She will be a guest of the Northwest New Jersey Beekeepers Association and will appear at its exhibit at the Fair, which runs Wednesday through Sunday, Aug. 21 to Aug.

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WASHINGTON - New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-7th) has introduced the Protect and Restore America’s Estuaries Act, a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the National Estuary Program  He was joined by original co-sponsors Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (D-Tex.) and Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.), fellow members of ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Somerset County Planning Director Walter C. Lane, AICP/PP, was among six champions of the Raritan River recognized for their good works at 11th annual Sustainable Raritan River Conference. Three individuals and one organization received Sustainable Raritan River Awards at the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16) and state Sen. Kristin Corrado (R-40) that would approve and provide affordable loans to local governments and public water utilities for environmental infrastructure projects through the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank has passed ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Sourland Conservancy will host the 16th Annual Sourland Mountain Festival featuring six hours of live music, local food, craft beer, wine and spirits, mountain history, and family activities on Saturday June 22, from 3-10 p.m. Proceeds will be used to preserve and protect ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Sourland Conservancy will host the 16th Annual Sourland Mountain Festival featuring six hours of live music, local food, craft beer, wine and spirits, mountain history, and family activities on Saturday June 22, from 3-10 p.m. Proceeds will be used to preserve and protect ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The New Jersey Arborists – International Society of Arboriculture Chapter will gather at Somerset County Park Commission Colonial Park Arboretum, Parking Lot F, 156 Mettlers Road o Saturday, June 1for the 34th annual New Jersey State Tree Climbing Championship. The ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The ambitious Green Seam project has transformed the former Somerville Landfill - a blighted, toxic repository of festering household garbage and toxic runoff - into a bucolic park less than a five-minute walk to the downtown retail and restaurant district. The 18-month project ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The one-day annual Stream Cleanup organized by Raritan Headwaters Association removed 18 tons of trash, litter and recyclables from almost 80 miles of river, stream and lakefront, the group reports. Cleanup volunteers included individuals, families, scout troops, churches, ...

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Giving back to the community is as fundamental to Peter Sacchitelli as his green thumb.  It started in 2004, when his young son, Anthony, who suffered from a respiratory condition, had to be taken to the hospital on several occasions by the Green Knoll Rescue Squad. “I was impressed by their ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - For the second consecutive year, Overlook Medical Center has earned Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor, the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award, as each Atlantic Health System hospitals was recognized for their accomplishments in environmental sustainability. Practice ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Residents and local organizations will gather Saturday morning in the parking lot of Somerville High School at 9 a.m., get their assignments, and scatter throughout the 2.5 square-mile borough to clean up litter and other debris in parks, brooks and other public areas. Last ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the county's Public Works Department urge residents to mark their calendars and start collecting documents for easy, no-hassle shredding, starting March 30. Shredding events will be held on 10 Saturdays through the Operation ...

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TRENTON, NJ - sTATE Sen, cHRISTOPHER "Kip" Bateman’s (R-16) legislation to establish the “Jersey Native Plants Program” to promote the sale of native vegetation at local garden centers has unanimously passed the Senate Environment Committee. “Shopping local is a great way to support the farms ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Adults are invited to join the naturalists at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road for a free lecture, “Nip Invasive Species in the Bud.” on Thursday, March 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The program is free and registration is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - American kestrel. Chinese mantis. Candleflame lichen. The highly diverse list of species spotted at Rutgers University may be unique globally. Indeed, more than 1,600 kinds of animals, insects, plants and other life forms have been reported so far at 24 Rutgers campuses and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Park Rangers are seeking young people ages 6 to 12 to participate in their 2019 Junior Ranger Programs. Children who enjoy hiking, discovering wildlife, and are interested in learning more about the environment and its inhabitants are perfect ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Immaculata High School of Somerville was honored recently by the NJ Network of Catholic School Families for the school's efforts in demonstrating how "Catholic Schools Care for God's Planet" during a program at the Statehouse. Seniors Tim Albano of Flemington and Deonna Powell of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Keeping road pavement in good shape saves money and energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, more than offsetting pollution generated during road construction, according to a Rutgers-led study. The study appears in the International Journal of Sustainable ...

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NORTH BRANCH, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission will accept natural Christmas trees for recycling beginning Wednesday, Dec. 26 through Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Somerset County residents may bring their tree to Colonial Park Gardens, Parking Lot F, 156 Mettlers Road in Somerset, Franklin ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey State Senate has passed a bipartisan resolution sponsored by Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex) and Sen. Linda Greenstein(D-Mercer, Middlesex) urging Gov. Phil Murphy to block a proposed Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) rule ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Four electric cars have been added to the Somerset County fleet. Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione and Freeholder Mark Caliguire showed off one of the new Chevy Volt EVs and the EV charging station located in the county parking deck on Tuesday. Caliguire convened the ...

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NJ ARBORIST VOLUNTEER WORK DAY AT COLONIAL PARK RESULTS IN $85,000 IN TREE CARE SERVICES   FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The the New Jersey Arborists Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture brought manpower and equipment valued at $3.6 million to Colonial Park Dec. 1for the chapter’s ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ – The former Neshanic Flea Market property has been added to the South Branch Greenway. The 3.68-acre parcel of land including a historic residence was subdivided and a 2.8-acre parcel was deeded to the Somerset County Open Space Preservation Program; the other parcel containing a ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - “Operation Secure Shred” – the free document-shredding program for Somerset County residents – continues Saturday, Oct. 6 in Skillman at the Montgomery Township High School, 1016 Route 601. The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the county's Public Works ...

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