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October 16, 2018

  WARREN, NJ – Somerset County Park Commissioners and staff, members of the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and Warren Township officials celebrated the opening of two pavilions at East County Park on Reinman Road in the township, at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Oct.

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Create a colorful and fragrant fall finale in your garden with groundcovers and vines. Blanket the earth with hardy groundcovers that add seasonal interest. Then direct your eye skyward with vines climbing on trellises, fences and arbors. Add a cloud of fragrant beauty with the white flowers of ...

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The summer gardening season is in full swing and gardeners have been harvesting their bounty - lettuces, tomatoes, zucchinis, peppers and herbs. Insect activity is also gearing up in the garden.   As the growing degree days increase, so does the damaging effects of pests in the garden. Here are a ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Advisory for the area until noon on Saturday. King George Road in Warren is closed south of Mt Horeb Road due to flooding as of 8:40 a.m. Mountainview Road and US Route 22 have standing water in some areas. Route 22 ...

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  WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township 2018/2019 property tax bills have been printed and are in the mail. Included in the mailing is an insert explaining payment options.      Additionally, tax information can be accessed and paid online at www.warrennj.org.  From the Home page on the ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – Kathleen Palmer has been passionate about butterflies since 4th grade. At her home here in northern Somerset County, she has taken her interest in the insects up many notches since childhood. Today, a section of her property is registered as a Monarch Waystation (Reg. #1111) ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The latest National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 10pm Friday in the area. A flood advisory is in effect until 5:45 p.m.. Radar has indicated 60 mph wind gusts. Damage to roofs, siding, trees, and power lines is possible.  The forecast ...

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Break out the tools and garden your way to a healthier mind, body and spirit.  Gardeners have always know it, but now research proves that gardening is a great form of exercise. You’ll work out all your major muscle groups when raking, digging and planting for an hour.  Include gardening as a ...

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  WARREN, NJ -  A tree fell on electrical wires on Wells Lane sparking and knocking out power on Warren’s east side. JCP&L estimates restoration of power by 5:30 p.m. A flash flood watch is in effect through 12 am Wednesday. Thunderstorms producing heavy rain could result in flash ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for this area from 11 am this morning through 12 am Wednesday. Thunderstorms producing heavy rain could result in flash flooding across along and near the Interstate 95 corridor in New Jersey and southeastern ...

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  SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Most of New Jersey is under a flood advisory on Friday due to  heavy rain due to thunderstorms. One to three inches of rain has occurred in portions of Somerset and Mercer Counties this morning. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in the advisory area, the ...

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Spots and patches of white or gray talcum powder-like substance on your plant means powdery mildew infected your plant. This is one of the most widespread fungal diseases and attacks a wide range of plants. You may see mildew on a variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetables and lawn grasses.

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It’s a year-long celebration of flavor and beauty as we honor and grow the beet, coreopsis, calibrachoa and tulip. The National Garden Bureau (NGB) has declared 2018 the year of these garden mainstays. This non-profit’s goal is to inspire you to grow these and more plants in ...

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  SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - A line of intense thunderstorms is expected to move into the region from the northwest late Tuesday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service. There are indications that storms may repeatedly move over the same areas, ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Elevate your gardens to waist high level for convenience and easy access.  Elevated gardens are easy on your back and knees and are perfect for the patio, balcony, deck or any area where a bit of planting space is desired. Place them near your kitchen door, grill or table for ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The weekly Farmers Market at Duke Farms returns on Sunday, May 6, with more than two dozen vendors expected for the opening and throughout the summer from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every week, rain or shine. The market will close for the season Oct. 28. The Sunday Farmers Market at ...

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  WARREN, NJ - A flood watch is in effect for our area and most of New Jersey on Monday.   Route 22 west is closed between Rock and Washington Avenues due to flooding, police advised on Monday morning.  Mountain Avenue in Warren is washed out near Old Stirling Road and local flooding is being ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Secure light-weight objects such as patio furniture and garbage cans. A wind advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday with wind gusts of 50 mph possible, police advised on Wednesday morning. Hillcrest Road continues to be closed to north bound traffic from Valley Road ...

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UPDATE: Hillcrest Road, Warrenville Road and Washington Avenue have all reopened, police have advised at 10:40 a.m.   WARREN, NJ - Warrenville Road and Hillcrest Road are closed in both directions due to inclement weather, police advised on Monday morning. Raritan Valley Community College ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Hillcrest Road closed in both directions due to inclement weather, police advised on Monday morning at 7:15 a.m. Snow is falling and this is no April Fool's Day joke. A winter weather advisory has been issued from the National Weather Service (NWS) from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April ...

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WARREN, NJ - Happy Spring. Get the milk, bread and eggs. Get the generator, gas and chainsaw and be prepared to lose another day of spring break if Wednesday is called a snow day. Heavy mixed precipitation is expected with snow accumulations of 8 to 14 inches in our area by Wednesday evening when ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Department of Public Works of Warren Township will be collecting tree and brush debris from all Warren Township residents in the aftermath of Winter Storm Quinn. Due to the intense effects of Storm Quinn that impacted Warren Township on March 7, the Township Committee has ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - Most in our area have had power restored by Monday night, however, utility companies and road crews continue to work to clean up damage from downed trees, poles and wires necessitating some closures, cancellations and changes. The Watchung Library will be closed through ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The third in a series of nor’easters impacting the Mid-Atlantic and New England will affect the area Monday evening through Tuesday. The track of the storm has been particularly troublesome to forecast, but the midday model runs today, March 11, have begun to converge on a ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Office of Emergency Management has provided a timeline and Jane Asch at Warren’s Office of Emergency Management has updated storm recovery information as of 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10 with the following:   POWER The most pressing issue is restoration of ...

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WARREN, NJ - Thousands in our area remain without power as utility companies and road crews work to clean up damage from downed trees, poles and wires. Multiple roads closed in the area due to damage from the storm. Residents are reporting major delays backed up all the way down Rt.22 eastbound ...

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WARREN, NJ - The nor’easter that arrived Friday has left many in our area without power as utility companies and road crews work to clean up damage from downed trees, poles and wires. By Saturday night, the JCP&L update said that crews continued to work on road closures, hazard orders and ...

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WARREN, NJ - Reinman Road in Warren is closed Saturday morning between Stirling Road and Old Stirling Road. Detour on Mountain Avenue to get to Warren Middle School For basketball games and play practice. The nor’easter that arrived yesterday may have passed, but the cleanup remains on Saturday.

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WARREN, NJ - The nor’easter that arrived yesterday may have passed, but the cleanup remains on Saturday. Thousands in our area remain without power as utility companies and road crews work to clean up damage from downed trees, poles and wires.             Jersey Central ...

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WARREN, NJ - High winds and wet snow are taking down trees and, with them, power lines, phone lines and cable wires all over the area. The National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning and Flood Watch for Somerset and Union County until 6 a.m. Saturday. Sustained winds of 25-35 miles per hour ...

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