Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Second annual Basking Ridge Fire Co. shred day helps area residents get rid of mail and documents with personal information.
The Basking Ridge Fire Co. and First Aid Squad will hold the all-volunteer organization's second annual Shred Day for personal documents from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, May 4, at the Basking Ridge Firehouse at 30 Washington Ave. Any donations would be kindly accepted. Can there ever be too many Shred Days? Not as long as there is junk mail with personal information within, and also documents that could risk identity theft by being discarded or recycled. This Saturday, Cintas Document Management of Bridgewater, which donated the truck with shredding capacity last year, again will pitch in to assist the fundraiser. Volunteers from the fire company and first aid squad will donate their time and elbow grease at the shredding operation.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Updated: Meeting with Board of Public Utilities now scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. next Monday at the William Annin Middle School.
The president of Jersey Central Power & Light and members of the Board of Public Utilities will appear in Bernards Township at a public meeting next Monday to discuss the utility's response to Superstorm Sandy, Township Committee Member John Malay said Tuesday night. The state Board of Public Utilities issued a notice that the meeting to meeting to solicit public comment on JCP&L's preparedness and responsiveness before, during and after Hurricane Sandy will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the auditorium in the William Annin Middle School, 70 Quincy Road, Basking Ridge. The notice said additional hearings would be scheduled in December and later in 2013. Later that night, Township Committee and Board of Education representatives are due to …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Tree was donated by Basking Ridge family will grace downtown until after New Year's.
In the end, the tree chosen by the Basking Ridge Fire Co. to fill the town center in downtown Basking Ridge was a slightly Sandy-damaged evergreen that had been the number two candidate even before the storm arrived. On Saturday morning, volunteers from the fire company and first aid squad cut and carefully transported the tree from the home of Steve and Maggie Aloisio on Annin Road to the center of Basking Ridge. It was trucked to the center of town, in the tree's usual honorary spot on a small square in front of The Presbyterian Church of Basking Ridge, where it was anchored and strapped into place. The tree was originally 40 feet high, but was cut down to 30 feet to make it easier to transport, said Firefighter Todd Middleton, who said …
Friday, November 23, 2012
The search for a tree for the center of Basking Ridge ends on Annin Road.
The Basking Ridge Fire Co. and Emergency Medical Services volunteers who each year put up a holiday tree in downtown Basking Ridge report that a tree has been found, and will be moved and erected on Saturday. "After losing two trees designated to be used as the town’s tree were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, one has been found as a replacement," Fire Co. spokesman and former Chief Jack McGrath said on Friday. The tradition started by the fire co. and EMS to put the Holiday Tree in the Center of Basking Ridge Center will continue when the tree is set up at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, the fire company reported. The replacement tree reportedly was donated by Steve and Maggie Aloisio of Annin Road in Basking Ridge. The fire company tradition has…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Ambulance to replace older model for Basking Ridge first aid squad.
The Township Committee on Monday gave approval to proposals to purchase a new ambulance for the Basking Ridge First Aid Squad, and to patch township roads throughout the municipality. The committee unanimously approved a contract to order an ambulance from Bay Head Investments Inc. for $164,448. The new emergency vehicle would replace an ambulance that is 12 years old, said Township Administrator Bruce McArthur. Outfitting the ambulance to meet specifications could take up to a year before arrival, he said. The committee also voted 4-0 to again hire Renda Roads Inc. for 2012 road repairs in the township. The contractor would fulfill the township's annual road patching program in the township this year, McArthur said. The amount listed on …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Basking Ridge Fire Co. and First Aid Squad feed a crowd at Sunday's fundraising pancake breakfast.
As if they don't spend enough time volunteering, the members of the Basking Ridge Fire Co. No. 1 and First Aid Squad donated their time (and cooking abilities) to hold a fundraising pancake breakfast on Sunday morning. With donations from several local food stores and restaurants, the fire company and first aid squad members, along with family and friends, cooked up a steady stream of breakfasts with "the works" — pancakes, eggs, bacon and sausage, accompanied by coffee, tea and orange juice. The volunteers were out on the morning after St. Patrick's Day, in the kitchen and serving tables at the firehouse on Washington Avenue. The event's regular coffee-pourer, Jim DeCoste, an ex-captain for both the fire company and the first aid squad, …