Somerset County to hold free record-shredding events for residents throughout April

The Somerset County Board of Freeholders and the county’s Records Management Division will be sponsoring 11 “Operation Secure Shred” events throughout the county for residents, starting April 12.

Sunday, April 6, “Looking for Signs of Spring”

On Sunday, April 6 at 10 a.m. interested residents will meet at the 1860 House parking lot at 124 Montgomery Road in Skillman to search for the first signs of spring behind the 1860 House and in the woods and fields behind Stonebridge. This will be the first in the Sunday in Parks series.

Saturday morning children’s programs at Terhune Orchards

This Saturday, April 5, the farm animals get ready for spring.

Hopewell Township Police Department cracks down on cellphone use while driving

Hopewell Township residents should think twice now more than ever before trying to send a quick text or chat on the phone while driving. The state’s office of Law and Public Safety has announced a Distracted Driver Crackdown through April 20.

Hopewell Township will see farmland assessment changes

On April 1, Deborah Fox, Hopewell Township tax assessor, presented a detailed explanation of the changes in policy and what local farmers can expect.

Lawrence Township Council unanimously introduces 2014 municipal budget

The council unanimously introduced this year’s budget at the April 1 meeting. The budget of $43.1 million represents a $347,858 decrease from last year. The municipal tax rate is 52.7 cents per $100 of assessed home value, which is a 43-cent decrease from last year’s municipal tax rate of 94 cents.

Somerset County ranked second healthiest in the state

Somerset County has recently been ranked the second healthiest county in New Jersey in an annual nationwide survey conducted by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The county had been ranked third for the past four years.

Lawrence Township introduced budget available online

The introduced Lawrence Township municipal budget is now available on the township website. The 2014 budget was unanimously introduced at the April 1 Town Council meeting.

Hopewell Township chip seal program will impact several roadways

The Hopewell Township Public Works Department will start its Chip Seal Program on Monday, May 19, 2014 (weather permitting).

Adoptable animals featured on Montgomery Township website

The recently updated Montgomery Township municipal website now features adoptable animals.