Thursday, March 21, 2013
The house will see a drill from the Outwater's Militia.
The Jacobus Vanderveer House in Bedminster is hosting a group of Revolutionary War re-enactors at a special presentation Saturday. This first annual drill will last from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. According to a release, the Outwater’s Militia, a group of Revolutionary War re-enactors from Bergen County will be holding the drill. The original Outwater’s Company, the release said, was founded in Hackensack in 1777, and the re-enactors group was established in 1979 to re-create the Revolutionary War unit, while also featuring civilian roles to create the full experience. Saturday’s event will feature their drill as well as tours of the Jacobus Vanderveer House, all free of charge. For more information about Outwater’s Militia, click here. The …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Bedminster woman was sentenced state prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to using her position at insurance brokerage company to steal millions of dollars.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Bernardsville Mayor Lee Honecker asked residents to call JCP&L and notify police so no one gets left behind.
The number of power outages being reported in Bernardsville by JCP&L on Tuesday afternoon went back up, a situation that Mayor Lee Honecker said has made him "livid." In Bernardsville, the JCP&L map said there were 164 power outages remaining at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. Honecker said the number had declined into the 80s on Monday night, which he said also displeased him. The figure was at 115 at 4:30 p.m. He said he isn't sure where all of the outages are, but believes that most are on Bernardsville mountain. He said police have been driving around trying to find homes with outages. Bernardsville officials also are asking those without power to call JCP&L and then to email the Bernardsville police department at firstname.lastname@example.org so the…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A potential shared service between Bedminster and Bernards falls through.
Despite a hope for shared services and lowered costs, a proposal for shared municipal court between Bedminster and Bernards recently fell through after it was determined that the savings would not be beneficial to either township. Bernards Township Committeeman John Carpenter, the township's police commissioner, said the idea of looking into a joint municipal court arose earlier this year when Bernards Township Administrator Bruce McArthur was compiling the 2012 budget, and looking for ways to save money. "We decided to pursue it," Carpenter said. According to Bedminster Township Administrator Judy Sullivan, she was contacted by the MacArthur about the possibility of shared services. “The court administrator [in Bernards] is retiring at …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Developer is involved in a dispute with the state over another piece of land.
A proposed plan for redeveloping a site on Route 202/206, with the inclusion of a supermarket and hotel, has been put on hold because of a dispute between the contractor and the state. According to Lance Boxer, chairman of the Bedminster Land Use Board, plans were moving along until June when the township received a call from Carl Freedman, of Partners Development, which was partnering with ARC Properties on this proposed Bedminster Village Plan. “We were told he was in a dispute with the state, and we didn’t know how it would end up being resolved,” Boxer said. “He asked us to suspend activities on his behalf for the development.” “But we haven’t heard anything back yet,” he added. The plan was for a 50,000-square-foot supermarket, a 120-…
Vendors, farm animals and fire company demonstrations mark event at River Road Park.
It was a beautiful, warm day that welcomed the return of Bedminster Fall Fest at River Road Park on Saturday. The day was filled with fun and games, demonstrations by the fire company and food from around the area.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Bedminster arts center says promotion by Brighton and Brighton Collectibles raised money for kids' arts programming.
Monday, September 17, 2012
To the Editor, During the months of June and July, Brighton together with its Brighton Collectibles store in the Bridgewater Commons Mall and its other retailers nationwide rallied in support of arts programming for kids. The promotion generated over $1 million. With this valuable mission in mind of giving America’s next generation of artists in communities across the country a bright future, Brighton selected The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, NJ as the local recipient organization for this wonderful win-win promotion. Brighton created a limited edition stylish silver Americana Bracelet with red, white and blue Swarovski crystal accents and offered it to their customers at a $48 retail price point, with 50 percent of each …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The combined hyper-local site will go live before month's end.
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Friday, September 14, 2012
On Dec. 9, 2009, Basking Ridge Patch launched as a hyper-local, online news site hoping to serve all the informational needs of Basking Ridge Township (and sometimes Bernardsville, Bernards and more). (Remember this intro?) And then on July 30, 2010, Bridgewater Patch launched as another hyper-local online news site to serve the residents of Bridgewater and the surrounding county. (How about this intro?) We like to think in the two to three years since, we’ve lived up to what we set out to do. We’re not alone, of course. Patch Media has more than 860 sites across 21 states and continues to grow, as the need for providing online, community news expands. This is also true locally, as we’ve decided to launch Bernardsville-Bedminster Patch …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Local representative says The Donald wants final resting place in secluded section of golf course property in Bedminster.
Donald Trump will have to wait a little longer to see if Bedminster officials will go along with his proposal to establish a cemetery at his Trump National Golf Course where he can forever stake out his last piece of real estate. The Land Use Board on Thursday asked Trump's representatives to return to the Bedminster Township Committee to present a revised proposal to increase the size to nearly 3 acres capable of holding more than 1,000 cemetery plots, an increase from the 548 spots initially proposed. Board attorney Thomas Collins Jr. also suggested that before proceeding further the board first might want clarification from the governing body on whether a cemetery can be considered an intended use under the environmental easement placed…
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Tentative settlement with Somerset Hills Education Association up for ratification this month, superintendent says.
The Somerset Hills School District will open the doors of its three schools on Thursday with a projected enrollment of 2,056 students, and a tentative settlement on a teachers' contract that had remained unresolved through the previous school year, according to information from Schools Superintendent Peter Miller. There also will be a number of new top administrators in the regional school district, Miller said. The new Bernards High principal is Scott Neigel, and new Bernardsville Middle School Assistant Principal is Shawn Kelly, Miller said in an email. Gretchen Dempsey is now assistant principal at the Bedwell Elementary School, and Colleen Butler will fill the position of K-8 curriculum coordinator, he said. Butler's position was …