Fatal Crash, Holiday Festivities, Sandy Forum Top Local News
Ridge football's season come to an end also among top headlines.
A forum was held Sunday to discuss concerns about how to deal with FEMA and move forward with repairs and more as residents continue to clean up from Superstorm Sandy.
Two women dead after vehicle left roadway, crashed into trees along I-78 in Bernards, police say. The accident was a sad note for some Somerset County residents on Thanksgiving Day.
For a while it looked as if the annual holiday tree wouldn't go up as planned in the center of Basking Ridge, but the Basking Ridge Fire Co. finally settled on a tree that had been slightly damaged by Sandy. During the search residents who may themselves have been feeling slightly damaged by Sandy said they didn't mind a tree that reflects this season. The well-rounded tree now graces the downtown.
Those who stayed close to home in Basking Ridge and nearby Somerset Hills towns found that shopping on Black Friday can actually be a serene experience, as well as a way to support local businesses.
Among the many events disrupted by Sandy was the Ridge Red Devils Football team's Senior Night, rescheduled for the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving. The night honored all participating seniors in Ridge marching band, football and cheerleading. However, the night brought another tough loss for Ridge, with Watchung Hills taking the game 27-21.
Residents in Basking Ridge and elsewhere in the Somerset Hills didn't have to go very far to find some tempting side dishes and desserts to perk up their Thanksgiving feast. And some of those offering aid to the overworked cook also were open on Thanksgiving, too.