Rte. 287 Crash, Burglary Arrest, School Calendar Changes Top Local News
Also, a discovered skeleton is identified as a missing man in neighboring Long Hill Township.
The Board of Education proposed a revised school calendar for the next school year that would shorten the traditional February weeklong vacation as one way of getting school out earlier in February. Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian also gave a report on the results of a survey of parents, staff and Ridge High School juniors and seniors commenting on how they would like to see the calendar changed, if at all.
Traffic remained delayed for hours as only minor injuries were reported.
A Hunterdon County man has been arrested on burglary, theft and weapons charges as a result of an investigation by a task force of law agencies in Hunterdon and Somerset Counties. Bernards Township police said they do not know if the man specifically has been charged as of this week with burglaries in recent months in The Hills and northern Basking Ridge, but said the investigation is ongoing.
Township police are investigating and also comparing notes with other law enforcement agencies regarding two reported burglaries of homes within the same time frame during early February in a Basking Ridge neighborhood bounded by West Oak Street and North Finley Avenue.
The township and two-police unions sign a contract retroactive to start of 2012.
Bernards Township and Far Hills officials are in agreement that Far Hills should pay more than the 15 percent of maintenance and repaving costs for shared portions of Douglas Road and a portion of Mine Brook Road. The question is — how much?
The Ridge High School girls basketball team celebrated their senior athletes on Friday night in a game against neighbors from Bernards High School. After a slow start by both teams, Ridge pulled together an outstanding 28-point third quarter that meant a victory.
They knew this game was going to be tough: the undefeated Ridge High School boys basketball team put their 21-game winning streak on the line against the pre-season No. 2-ranked Gill St. Bernard's from Peapack-Gladstone on Thursday night at Ridge. Although Ridge kept it close for most of the first half, Gill kept stacking up the points in the second and third quarters, to finally defeat Ridge, 73-56. But Ridge won Saturday in the county semifinal game against Hillsborough, so the team now progresses to the final Somerset County tournament game.
Long Hill Township resident Joseph Williams was reported missing in 2006.