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August 10, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ –The Somerset County 4-H Fair returns to North Branch Park at 355 Milltown Road on Aug. 10 to 12, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., where visitors can enjoy free, family fun. People of all ages will like the art, animal, and science displays, as well as the hands-on demonstrations, shows and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water. New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough has received a $2,541,000 federal grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for a facelift of the underutilized Chambres Park on Southside Avenue. The Borough Council accepted the award by resolution at its meeting last week. The project is one of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Come celebrate all that is good about the 'Ville as Somerville commemorates National Night Out at Carol Pager Park on Aug. 2 between 6-8 p.m. Sponsored by the Somerville Recreation Department and the Somerville Police Department, the annual night out brings together the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Gripped by a heat wave with no end in sight, New Jersey American Water is asking customers in Somerset and four other central New Jersey counties to conserve water now to avoid possible restrictions later. The other counties are Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Union. NJ American ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The unabated spread of spotted lanternflies throughout New Jersey - an exotic invasive insect that feeds on 70 different types of plants and trees - has prompted an urgent call from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to destroy single bugs or infestations ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers, and individuals who enjoy science are invited to register for summer programs sponsored by the Somerset County Park Commission. Educational classes about reptiles, water sports, and walking for fitness are just a few of the programs open to ...

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SPARTA, NJ -  A third dog has been attacked by a bear in Sparta.  On Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. police said they got a call from residents on Meredith Drive. Their dog had received “a laceration” from a bear. “The homeowner said the dogs were barking like they wanted to go out,” Lt. Jeff ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Pet owners, beware. The Hillsborough Health Department has reported the first encounter this year between a rabid raccoon and several dogs on May 8. The raccoon tested positive for rabies. Rabies can be fatal if left untreated. Humans, dogs and cats are susceptible and can ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Duke Farms will welcome dozens of local farmers and other vendors with fresh produce and hand-crafted food products to the grand re-opening of its Farmers Market outside the Visitors' Center of the 2,100-acre eco-preserve and environmental education center Sunday, May 1. The ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Elm Avenue wends its way through the quiet solitude of the New Cemetery on South Bridge Street, with 19th and 20th-century gravestones and massive concrete monoliths off to each side of the packed dirt pathway. It is just one of many pathways that lead visitors to the final ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – In recognition of Arbor Day, the Somerset County Park Commission’s Environmental Education Center (EEC) and Colonial Park Gardens will be hosting Native Tree Give-Away events on Friday, April 29. At each event, a diverse selection of native trees and shrubs will be available, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health is reminding residents to keep an eye out for the invasive spotted lanternfly that has caused damage to residential and agricultural plants and trees throughout the area. Residents are asked to check trees, fences, and other flat surfaces ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Volunteers will plant trees along the banks of Peters Brook, as well as participate in several clean-up projects throughout the borough on Saturday, April 23, to celebrate Earth Day. “We lost many trees recently due to age and severe storms,” said Councilwoman Gina Stravic.

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 34-year-old resident of Maine, reported missing by his family on April 18, was found dead Thursday morning by a search team in the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Parker Veitch, a resident of Lovell, Me., was described by family as an avid hiker. Police followed up on a call ...

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  BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Great Swamp Watershed Association is holding a Native Pollinator Plant Sale online beginning April 1 through April 22. Last year was the first such sale, and it was a huge hit with gardeners throughout the area. The Bernards Township Environmental Commission will ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Saturday's annual Spring Clean-up will be followed up next month with volunteers helping to plant trees along the banks of Peters Brook, as well as participating in several clean-up projects throughout the borough on Saturday, April 23, to celebrate Earth Day. “We lost many ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - More than 100 responses have already been received from volunteers willing to roll up their sleeves and slip on a pair of gloves to tackle a variety of tasks during the borough's annual Pre-Spring clean-up Saturday, March 19. Volunteers will gather for a 9 a.m. meeting at Carol ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -The Borough has received approval for a $2,541,600 federal grant to improve Arthur Chambres Park on Southside Avenue. Project plans include a grass baseball/softball field, a grass soccer field, picnic area, and basketball court. “This is tremendous news for Somerville,” said ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The second of two Bald Eagle eggs hatched Tuesday, March 1, joining the first eaglet that hatched on Thursday, Feb. 24 in a nest at Duke Farms. The goings-on at the nest atop a Sycamore tree in a remote section of the environmental preserve are chronicled on a camera secured ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The first of two Bald Eagle eggs hatched Thursday, Feb. 24 in the familiar nest atop a Sycamore tree in a remote section of Duke Farms; a second egg is expected to hatch within days.  A pair of adult Bald Eagles returned to the nest this winter as they have for more than a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Volunteer crossing guards are being deployed throughout the Sourland Mountain Preserve to ensure the safety of spotted salamanders that have begun to migrate back to their natal pools - the place where they were born - to mate and lay eggs. Volunteers will begin their ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A pair of adult Bald Eagles returned to their nest at Duke Farms earlier this winter as they have for more than a decade, and remain busy tending to two eggs that appeared in the nest Jan. 17 and Jan. 20, with the first egg expected to hatch around Feb. 26. The huge nest is ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Register for the “Maple Sugaring” program, hosted by the Somerset County Park Commission’s Environmental Education Center for residents of all ages. This first of several 60-minute Maple Sugaring programs begins on Feb. 19 and continues through March 13. “If you want to fight ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The same storm that dumped 20 inches of snow in southern New Jersey with enough sustained wind to be considered a blizzard didn't have much left by the time it reached central New Friday night, leaving 3-4 inches of snow in Somerville by the time it blew out over Long Island and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough's three schools will open two hours later than normal Friday morning to allow public works crews to clear the roads while parents clear their sidewalks and driveways as central New Jersey experiences its first significant snowfall of 2022 starting Thursday night. An ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Bees, butterflies, beetles, birds and other pollinators species will be buzzing about Mercer County Parks at large and small open areas that are being turned into meadows in an initiative led by the Mercer County Park Commission. Pollinators are important since flowers can ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Sixth Annual Somerville 5K Turkey Trot returns Thanksgiving morning with live runners and hundreds of feet on the ground. Volunteers are needed for race day, according to Jason Kraska, organizer of the event for the Somerville Recreation Department.   Here is the link ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Sixth Annual Somerville 5K Turkey Trot returns Thanksgiving morning with live runners and hundreds of feet on the ground. COVID-19 restrictions forced last year's event to be run in a virtual format. The staging area is at Engine Company No. 1, 170 E. Main Street at the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16) to create special license plates expressing support for the state’s native pollinators became law today. “New Jersey would not be the Garden State without the contribution of nature’s pollinators,” Bateman said. “From the ...

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