Top Basking Ridge Stories in September
Please click on the link to read full story.
The neighbors in Liberty Corner Village and beyond continued to question a proposal before the Bernards Township Planning Board regarding a proposed 4,200-square-foot mosque that would be built in place of an existing house at 124 Church St. This month, there were questions about how many people would actually attend services. However, despite objections, houses of worship are a permitted use in residential zones.
A serious accident on I-78 in Bernards Township resulted in two young people being airlifted. Those involved in the one-car crash remained hospitalized a few days later.
A federal mediator finally intervened after more than a year of failure by Verizon Communications and affected unions to settle a contract that expired in August 2011. A tentative contract was announced earlier this month — but the head of New Jersey's International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers cautioned that nothing had been approved and there were still some concerns about disputes left over from the strike a year earlier.
It was a great game, it was a social event, it was blackout night for seniors at Ridge High School, and it was a 20-7 win over Ridge's biggest rival, Immaculata High School from Somerville! Even this weekend, the Ridge Red Devils remained undefeated, 4-0 for a great season.
Sure, it was an away game, but those who bothered to travel to Montgomery High School for Ridge Red Devils' football season opener on Sept. 7 came away jubilant. The boys in green won that first game 36-7 and haven't looked back since.
Three nights of break-ins at Krauszer's Food Store in Liberty Corner — during which cigars and some cash reportedly were taken — led to a state police helicopter search for suspects early Wednesday morning. Police said they had questioned three juveniles regarding the incident.
An accident on Route 78 eastbound in Warren shut down the highway and backed up traffic for miles.
A multi-engine aircraft landed short of the runway at Hillsborough's Central Jersey Airport and sent both passengers to the hospital in a crash in early September, a spokesperson from the Federal Aviation Administration said.
It's the headache that won't go away. Ridge High School's persistent traffic jams on school mornings started up in September and buses still are heading to Cedar Hill Elementary School. School and township officials are due to re-examine options in a subcommittee meeting this Tuesday, Oct. 2.
Fortunately, a subcontractor for the school district managed to repair the water main break that closed the Oak Street Elementary School for one day about a week after school opened, and fortunately school officials said the repair job is covered by insurance. And kids got another sunny day off from school — but now they also are the only school having already used one of their emergency days off..
A state Superior Court judge showed Samuel Medway of Bernardsville little sympathy regarding submitted information that no violence had occurred and he was seeking to pay child support through the sale of an Uzi gun to an undercover agent in 2011, a crime of which he was convicted earlier this summer. He was sentenced to six years in state prison, with credit for time already served.