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Outdoors Top Stories

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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