Attendance may have been slightly lower than last year, and the trains out to the annual Far Hills Race Meeting reportedly were a little quieter than usual, but there was much of the usual fun (and some of the antics) of the fundraising steeplechase race known as "The Hunt." Co-chair Carl Torsilieri later said that the organizers will continue to review policies after receiving both positive and negative feedback on this year's event.
A Bernards man who was seen taking photos of students near a school bus stop last month in Bridgewater has been charged with possession of child pornography, police said. John Schulenberg, 59, came to police's attention after reports he photographed students at the bus stop at Adamsville Road and Chelsea Way on Sept. 17, according to a report on MyCentralJersey.com.
Although general ticket holders were prohibited this year from hauling alcohol into the general admission gates, the co-chairman of the Far Hills Race Meeting predicted that tighter rules and the presence of 100 state police would help get the race on the right track for growth — in the right direction.
Some Ridge seniors' portrayal of Mexican Monday on so-called Spirit Week drew censure from the principal, particularly for some students. Criticism was also levied for a "Western Wednesday" dance in the atrium by female students, but the principal decided against calling off Mr. Ridge or other events as a result, the school district's administration later reported.
In a world where so many people move around, perhaps it's unusual to have so many Ridge seniors who have been living in their hometown and attending school together since they were little kids — a large number apparently since kindergarten.
The Far Hills Race Meeting Association hired a private security force and 100 state police, along with local officers, to enforce rules at this year's steeplechase fundraising event for Somerset Medical Center.
As part of the township's preparations for emergencies post-Sandy, the township has started a new emergency notification system capable of reaching thousands of residents in a very short period of time.