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Park Commission Accepting Reservations for Picnics in County Parks

Park Commission Accepting Reservations for Picnics in County Parks

The Somerset County Park Commission has announced that reservations are now being accepted for picnics in county parks, including Colonial Park. Events may be scheduled now for Wednesday, July 1, 2020 and beyond. Social distancing guidelines should be followed, and face coverings are strongly recommended. Portable bathroom facilities will be available. Each of the two […]

Colonial Park Gardens Receive National Accreditation

Colonial Park Gardens Receive National Accreditation

Somerset County Park Commission Colonial Park Gardens has been awarded a Level 1 Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum. The recognition honors Colonial Park Gardens for having achieved particular standards of professional practices deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens. The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program is the only global initiative […]

Farming Bids Accepted For Land In Township

Farming Bids Accepted For Land In Township

A 41-acre parcel of land abutting Colonial Park is one of 10 for which the Somerset County Park Commission is accepting farming bids. The tract is known as the Howe parcel and is adjacent to the Howe farmstead and the Howe Athletic Complex. Bids are being accepted through January 8, 2020, when they will be […]

Colonial Park Spray Park Opens To Cheers, Squeals From Children

Colonial Park Spray Park Opens To Cheers, Squeals From Children

The long-delayed spray park at Colonial Park finally opened on Aug. 30, and the initial reviews were positive. The opening of the 6,500-square-foot park, located next to the Morgan Pellowski Playground on Colonial Drive, was delayed more than a year due to changes in contractors and bacteria found in the water earlier this month. But […]

Farmers Market Vouchers Available To Eligible Residents

Farmers Market Vouchers Available To Eligible Residents

Eligible residents can apply for $25 vouchers to use at the Franklin Township Farmers’ market, and other farmers’ markets in Somerset County. According to a press release from the Somerset County Freeholders, applicants must be Somerset County residents who are 60 years old or older and show proof of age and residency with a driver’s […]

Cedar Grove Lane Repaving Set To Start Sept. 25

Cedar Grove Lane Repaving Set To Start Sept. 25

A portion of Cedar Grove Lane is scheduled to undergo some rehabbing starting Sept. 25. The stretch of the county road from Easton Avenue to New Brunswick Road will be milled down and repaved, said county engineer Matthew Loper. The work, he said, will be conducted from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., and is expected […]

County Seeks Input for ‘Walk, Bike, Hike Somerset County’ Transportation Study

County Seeks Input for ‘Walk, Bike, Hike Somerset County’ Transportation Study

Submitted by the Somerset County Planning Board. SOMERVILLE – Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione announces the launch of an exciting initiative to improve bike and trail path connections throughout Somerset County. “The goal is to make our county’s bike paths and trails more user-friendly, more accessible, and safer for our residents,” he said. “We […]

Somerset County Seeks Donations Of Children’s Winter Garments

Somerset County Seeks Donations Of Children’s Winter Garments

Submitted by Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women is conducting its eighth annual “Project Warm Your Heart” to collect new or gently-used coats, mittens, gloves, scarves and hats for children only. Donations are requested by Oct. 31. Children of families served by the Food Bank Network […]

2016 Somerset County Sheriff’s Race The Costliest In Provenzano Era

2016 Somerset County Sheriff’s Race The Costliest In Provenzano Era

The 2016 Somerset County Sheriff’s race will go down as the most expensive campaign for that office in the last 15 years. According to the latest contribution and expenditure reports filed with the state Election Law Enforcement Commission, the two candidates for sheriff – longtime Republican incumbent Frank Provenzano and his Democratic challenger, former township police […]

Township Teenager Receives Somerset County Disability Advocate Award For Training Seeing Eye Dogs

Township Teenager Receives Somerset County Disability Advocate Award For Training Seeing Eye Dogs

A township teenager received one of three Somerset County Disabilities Advocate Awards given at the Oct. 25 Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting in Somerville. Samantha Petersen, 17, received an award for her work raising Seeing Eye puppies for the blind and vision-impaired. Petersen, who is president of the Somerset County K-9 Leaders Seeing Eye Puppy […]

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