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Updated: Somerset County Freeholders Will Fund Completion Of Route 518 Bridge; Were Democrats Told?

Updated: Somerset County Freeholders Will Fund Completion Of Route 518 Bridge; Were Democrats Told?

Update: Township Mayor Phil Kramer said he was not informed of the deal, and that he heard about it through friends after the Township Council meeting. “As far as not being included in the initial statement I couldn’t care less,” he said in an email. “My goal is to get the bridge fixed and nothing […]








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Work Set For Two Intersections On Easton Avenue, Expected to Last Four Months

Work Set For Two Intersections On Easton Avenue, Expected to Last Four Months

A $1 million project to upgrade two Easton Avenue intersections is set to begin on March 14 and is expected to last up to four months. The work, contracted and paid for by Somerset County, will be conducted at Easton and Willow avenues, and at the Easton Mall jug handle by Black Rock Enterprises of […]








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Three County Road Paving Projects Underway, Could Cause Delays

Somerset County began several road paving projects on Oct. 31, which should take less than two weeks to complete, according to a notice from the township. Portions of South Middlebush, Amwell and Weston Canal roads will be repaved. These will be nighttime paving projects and the roadways will remain open with an alternating traffic pattern. […]








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UPDATED: Manville Causeway Bridge Work Nearly Finished; Blackwells Mills Road Next

UPDATED: Manville Causeway Bridge Work Nearly Finished; Blackwells Mills Road Next

UPDATE: Work on the Steep Hill Bridge on Blackwells Mills Road is set to start about Aug. 7, according to an announcement from Somerset County. The work will take about three months, which will require road closures. A detour route will be posted, using Van Cleef, Amwell and South Middlebush roads, according to the statement. […]








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County Freeholders Award Contract For Replacing Steep Hill Brook Bridge

County Freeholders Award Contract For Replacing Steep Hill Brook Bridge

A Lafayette-based contractor has been tapped to replace the Steep Hill Brook Bridge on Blackwells Mills Road. The contract was awarded by the Somerset County Freeholders at their May 13 meeting. Sparwick Contracting was given the $668,604 contract. Eight bidders submitted proposals for the job, according to the resolution. The project is expected to start in […]








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County Offers Cross-Country Skiing Instruction

Township residents who want to learn how to cross-country ski – and use the course available at Spooky Book Golf Course – can do so from 1:30 – 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Rd., Basking Ridge. The course will be taught by a naturalist and is geared to […]








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Somerset Family’s Creation Included in County’s ‘Festival of Trees’

Somerset Family’s Creation Included in County’s ‘Festival of Trees’

A Somerset family’s creation will be among the dozens of trees at the 36th annual “Festival of Trees” at the Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Rd., Basking Ridge. The Lyons’ family’s tree is entitled, “Peace and Goodwill.” Presented by the Somerset County Parks Commission Environmental Education Center’s naturalists, the display will run from 9 […]








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Rental Assistance Available Through County Program

Help in paying rent for low-income residents is available from the Somerset County Homelessness Trust Fund. The fund’s Rental Assistance Program will provide up to 15 months of assistance and case management to help them increase their chances of staying within teh county, according to a press release about the program. The program pays a […]








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$1.1 Million Easton Avenue Repaving Begins Nov. 1

$1.1 Million Easton Avenue Repaving Begins Nov. 1

Milling and paving of Easton Avenue from John F. Kennedy Boulevard to Worlds Fair Drive begins at about 8 p.m. Nov. 1. The $1.1 million job is expected to take until Nov. 15, according to the Somerset County engineering department’s Rich Lazicky. Th work also includes all of the jughandles in that stretch of the […]








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Somerset County Library Branch Hosts Young Job Seeker Program

The Bound Brook branch of the Somerset County Library will host a free program for young job seekers at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the library, 402 E. High St. The program will be given by Nancy Anderson of Blackbird Training Associates. Topics include personal presentation, communication skills and interviews. Participants will also review their […]








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