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Restaurant Restoration Progresses, New Board President, Baseball Club Stalemate Top Local News

Here are some of the week's top stories in Basking Ridge.

The Ridge Tavern building was stripped down to its frame before restoration began. Courtesy of Mark Marrazza
The Ridge Tavern building was stripped down to its frame before restoration began. Courtesy of Mark Marrazza

Restored 'The Washington House' to Open in Ridge Tavern Building

One of the most recognizable buildings in Basking Ridge, The Ridge Tavern — which for decades had been The Store — is undergoing restoration and is due to open with an establishment more faithful to its original design.

Robin McKeon Appointed School Board President, Elaine Kusel is VP

One way or another, two new board members moved into top leadership roles on the Bernards Township Board of Education at its first meeting of the year. The board next plans to appoint a new member to replace Audrey Sherwyn, who is moving, and had previously served as board vice-president. New board member Christopher Viereck also was sworn onto the board.

Ridge Baseball Club Request to Turf Infield at Baseball Complex Remains at Stalemate

The Ridge Baseball Club wants to install synthetic turf fields at the township owned baseball complex off Valley Road — but township officials say they first want a conclusive solution to overflow parking.

New Mayor Schedules Two 'Brown Bag' Lunches With Open Invite to Residents

Bernards Township's 2014 Mayor John Carpenter has scheduled his first 'brown bag' informal lunch to chat with township residents at the Somerset Hills YMCA on Jan. 25.

Burglary Reported in Northern Basking Ridge

Another burglary reported in Bernards Township; this time entry apparently forced.

Public Invited to Sunday Reception for New Bernardsville Library Director

Meet April L. Judge on Sunday afternoon.

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