Fatal Tree Accident, Baseball Fields on Hold Top Local News
Also, parents have a chance to give their input on school calendar in email survey.
Traffic came to a standstill, with Mount Airy Road blocked on Thursday afternoon after rescue workers, township police and investigators rushed to the scene where a large tree had fallen on the passenger compartment of a commercial truck driven by a longtime employee of H.W. Alward Inc. Tragically, the man had been killed.
Eyewitnesses say they watched the disturbing scene of the large tree that fell on a passing truck sway in high winds before it crashed and killed the truck's driver at about 3 p.m. Thursday on Mount Airy Road. On Friday, police released the name of the victim, Douglas McKay of Phillipsburg, who was a longtime employee of H.W. Alward Inc. of Bernardsville
Adults who lead the Ridge Baseball Club showed up at Tuesday night's Bernards Township Committee meeting awaiting approval of a plan to install artificial turf on infields at the Ridge Baseball Complex on Valley Road. Instead, Township Committee members said that a subcommittee would first look at whether the proposal would intensify use of the facility, and complaints from neighbors about parking overflow and related complaints.
As promised, parents, and juniors and seniors at Ridge High School received email surveys on Tuesday asking what changes, if any, they would like to see made for future school calendars. Want the school year to start and end earlier? Support the idea of Diwali as a school holiday? Now's your chance to speak up and tell the Board of Education.
Want to head out to watch the Super Bowl in a great neighborhood hangout? Here are some suggestions from Patch, and from a reader.
Readers noticed when Douglas Falduto of Basking Ridge moved into a newly created vice-president position at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey's Newark office.