It's the good news that followed the bad news — Bernards Township was first in line for a grant money to keep town hall and municipal operations after Superstorm Sandy last year plunged virtually all of the town — and most of the municipal building — into another prolonged power outage.
What were you doing on this date last year? If you are like many, you were sitting in total blackness in the evening, perhaps even without warm water. Sandy left its mark, and now officials and hopefully, individuals, are preparing for the next emergency.
Officials and some racegoers say that crowd control was better at this year's Far Hills Race Meeting, which had a full family area and lots of genteel parties. But there's still some room for improvement — and the co-chairman of the race said regulations will be reviewed for future installments of the long-running social event and fundraiser for the Somerset Hills Medical Center.