News

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Torrent flowing east & southeast; confluence of two tributaries to Penn's Brook; behind block 64, lot 13 &14

Torrent flowing east & southeast; confluence of two tributaries to Penn’s Brook; behind block 64, lot 13 &14

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February 5, 2017

Scholarship Offering:  Franklin R. Myers Scholarship, Spring 2017

Active Citizens for Responsible Sustainability, Inc. (ACRES) is pleased to announce a $500 scholarship to a deserving New Jersey graduating high school senior who intends to study environmental science, conservation, biology, landscape/horticulture, sustainability, urban planning, park administration, forestry, or a related environmental or scientific field.

The Franklin R. Myers Scholarship was established by ACRES in 2015 to honor the memory of the late esteemed educator and conservationist, Franklin R. Myers. For over thirty years as a biology teacher at Bernards High School, this visionary educator inspired and motivated a generation of students in conservation, land stewardship and wildlife management principles.

As creator of New Jersey’s first-in-state living laboratory–BHS Nature Trail and Wildlife Sanctuary–on the school’s six-acre pocket woodland, Franklin Myers’ passion for teaching and preserving the environment encouraged young minds while serving as a role model for the community. The successful multi-curriculum program was recognized as a prestigious school and community project for decades.

The scholarship recipient will be selected based on academic performance as well as having demonstrated leadership, concern for the environment and commitment to the community.

Eligibility requirements and application can be found at:  www.acresinfo.org.

Deadline:  May 1, 2017;

Winner announced by May 31, 2017

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April 26, 2017

Trees as ‘a source of stability and strength’:

Sorrow as the’ holy oak’ of Basking Ridge comes down

Church bells ring as all but the base and about 30 feet remain

BERNARDS TWP. – It was something no one ever expected to see or wanted to see, but scores of people turned out Monday morning to watch workers begin the dismantling of the iconic oak tree at the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church.

Having died last summer after living an estimated 600 years, it was no longer the leafy tree that stood as a community landmark. But plans to remove its enormous branches and cut down its thick trunk carried a certain finality.

No longer would people be able to point to the tree as a site where Gen. George Washington and the Continental Army are said to have rested during the American Revolution.

 “It has been a source of stability and strength,” the Rev. Dennis Jones, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, told the gathering outside at 8:10 a.m., as the tree workers readied their equipment. “It has been a symbol of belonging and inclusion. We celebrate its life.”

Shortly afterward, arborist Rob Gillies of Basking Ridge-based Keiling Tree Care was up on a branch with a chainsaw. At 8:31 p.m., the first major branch came off and was clasped by a crane pulley that lowered it to the ground.

It was a methodical process that called for 17 branches to be removed individually. About a half-hour passed between each removal, and several branches were gone by the end of the day.

Meanwhile, an initially small gathering steadily grew to about 100 or so people. The vast majority were longtime residents, many of whom used their phones to take final pictures of the tree.

“It was just a wonder to look at and drive by every day,” said Matt Steffens of Basking Ridge, a township resident for 25 years. “It’s just sad to see the end of the life of the tree.”

Nick Sant Foster, who moved to Basking Ridge from Bernardsville 20 years ago, expressed a similar view. “You think of the tree as a person,” he said.

Jim Felter of Basking Ridge, whose family moved to town in the early 1950s, said the dismantling was “like saying goodbye to your 100-year-old grandmother.”

“It had a good life,” he said. “It managed to survive its first 300 years without anyone paying attention to it. Then someone said it was a good place to build a church.”

His wife, Susan Felter, remarked that “the tree draws everyone to it.”

Glad Perez of Basking Ridge characterized the tree as “the heart of the community.”

She recalled that when she moved here from New York 30 years ago, “I knew this was the right place for me.” She said the tree “became a focal point for me, and I’d look at the tree and think of how lucky I was to be here.”

Ellen Polito of Basking Ridge said when she moved here five ago, “It was one of the most impressive features of the town.”

Patty Meola of Basking Ridge, a resident of the township for 42 years, said “it’s so sad to see the tree go. It was such a beautiful tree, a part of our town’s identity.”

Her husband, Frank Meola, added, “The tree and the church were always the anchor of the town, every Memorial Day Parade, every Charter Day. There’s the church and there’s the giant tree next to it.”

Jim DeCoste, a Basking Ridge resident for 77 years, said he would miss the tree. “You live with it so long, you don’t realize that one day, it’s no longer going to be here. It’s what the town is about. It’s all part of the history.”

Several spectators had long connections to the holy oak, as it was known.

“I’m very sad,” said Lou Ann Jones of Liberty Corner, a lifelong township resident. “My grandfather, Charlie Corbin, took care of this church for many years.”

Alex Stine-Sevey of Mount Bethel, Pa., grew up in the township and was married in the church. “It’s just going to be different not to have the tree there,” she said. “It was always part of the cemetery, the church and our lives.”

Debbie Graves of Basking Ridge also had a special connection to the tree as her father, the Rev. James Morris, was associate pastor of the church from 1964 to 1999. “This tree is special,” she said. “It’s going to change the landscape when it’s gone.”

But she also noted that a 25-foot-tall offspring of the holy oak was recently transported to the rear of the church from Union College County College in Cranford. “I was thinking how this was the death of the tree but the birth of the new tree,” she said.

Neeti Kumthekar of Basking Ridge, a township resident for 23 years, remarked that “the new tree will have to fill in for another 600 years.”

The death of the tree was a national news story, and the dismantling did not go unnoticed by the major media. During the morning, news vans for WCBS Channel 2 News, WABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News, and Channel 12 Cablevision were on the scene.

The tree has played a central role in the township’s history. The original Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church was built next to the tree in 1717, and Basking Ridge village developed around the church.

By 1736, burials began in the surrounding cemetery. Among those interred are 35 veterans of the Revolutionary War.

In 1740, during the religious movement known as “The Great Awakening,” famed English evangelist George Whitefield spoke under the tree to a gathering of 3,000 people.

Legend has it that during the American Revolution (1775-1783), Gen. Washington, the Marquis de Lafayette and other soldiers rested or even picnicked under its limbs. While that hasn’t been documented, there is little doubt that leading war figures passed within view of the tree.

Gen. William Alexander, also known as Lord Stirling, lived in town, and Washington, Lafayette, Gen. Nathanael Greene, Gen. Henry Knox, Gen. Anthony Wayne and young Aide-de-camp James Monroe were all here, as was Gen. Charles Lee, who was famously captured by British soldiers in Basking Ridge.

In August 1781, allied French troops under Jean Baptist de Rochambeau marched on North Maple Avenue past the tree en route to the decisive Battle of Yorktown, Va.

The holy oak seemed healthy until 2015 when some observers noticed a decline. The problem became clear last spring when only its lower branches sprouted leaves. Before long, its health was a national story, and tree experts from around the globe were offering remedies.

In late July and early August, the tree’s remaining leaves turned brown. At that point, church officials concluded that it could not be saved.

The tree, however, already has an offspring on the church grounds. Several years ago, seedlings from one of its acorns was planted by Union County College Professor Tom Ombrello at his Historic Tree Grove on the college campus.

When college officials learned that the holy oak was dying, they arranged to have the offspring transplanted in the rear yard of the church. That was done in a ceremony on Tuesday, April 11.

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Article: Invasive Plants and Insects Exhibit 

February 6, 2017
Rich Reitman
patch.com, Basking Ridge

http://patch.com/new-jersey/baskingridge/invasive-plants-insects-exhibit

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Scholarship Award Announcement: June 14, 2016

ACRES is pleased to present the 2016 Franklin R. Myers Scholarship to Samuel Hilde, a Bernards High School graduating senior pursuing a degree in Environmental Science at The University of Vermont in the fall. The award was presented at the Bernards High School Awards assembly on June 14. In addition to the $500 scholarship, an ACRES’ trustee presented Sam with a Malabar Chestnut tree to inspire him to cultivate his career.

Sam achieved outstanding academic performance and demonstrated leadership and commitment to his school, community and church. His nine-year membership in The Boy Scouts of America earned him the rank of Eagle Scout with an impressive 100+ man hour service project. He planned, supervised and constructed a low-impact Adirondack-style lean-to. He demonstrated environmental stewardship by serving as a role model to Scouts, championed Leave-No-Trace principles and participated in a month-long Counselor-in-Training program at Frost Valley YMCA. He also reconstructed homes for impoverished or disabled fishermen in Maine and was an active Youth Deacon and Assistant Sunday School Teacher at his church.  Congratulations, Sam!

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News / Editorials:

Article: “Environmental scholarship available from Bernardsville group”
March 8, 2016
The Bernardsville News
http://www.newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/environmental-scholarship-available-from-bernardsville-group/article_33db54b3-2eda-54a2-b398-992576199e6e.html

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ACRES applauds the mission and work of American Forests

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4YZcFGrj7w&ab_channel=AmericanForests

http://www.americanforests.org/who-we-are-about-us/mission-and-vision-statement/

http://www.americanforests.org/who-we-are-about-us/140th-anniversary/

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Scholarship Offering Announcement:  Franklin R. Myers Scholarship, Spring 2016

 Active Citizens for Responsible Sustainability, Inc. (ACRES) is pleased to announce a $500 scholarship to a deserving graduating high school senior from the Somerset Hills area who intends to study environmental science, conservation, biology, landscape/horticulture, sustainability, urban planning, park administration, forestry, or a related environmental or scientific field.

The Franklin R. Myers Scholarship was established by ACRES in 2015 to honor the memory of the late esteemed educator and conservationist, Franklin R. Myers. For over thirty years as a biology teacher at Bernards High School, this visionary educator inspired and motivated a generation of students in conservation, land stewardship and wildlife management principles.

As creator of New Jersey’s first-in-state living laboratory–BHS Nature Trail and Wildlife Sanctuary–on the school’s six-acre pocket woodland, Franklin Myers’ passion for teaching and preserving the environment encouraged young minds while serving as a role model for the community. The successful multi-curriculum program was recognized as a prestigious school and community project for decades.

The scholarship recipient will be selected based on academic performance as well as having demonstrated leadership, concern for the environment and commitment to the community.

Eligibility requirements and application can be found at:  www.acresinfo.org.  Deadline:  May 1, 2016; winner announced by May 31, 2016.

ACRES, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization was founded in 2013.  We work as a catalyst to help educate and inspire individuals and community groups to seek environmentally sustainable land use practices.  ACRES supports educational efforts to promote and protect rapidly vanishing pocket woodlands. The existence of these woodlands heightens our awareness that man and nature are inextricably linked.

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Article:  “New app could turn outdoor enthusiasts into citizen-scientists”, January 13, 2016

http://sustainability.psu.edu/spotlight/new-app-could-turn-outdoor-enthusiasts-citizen-scientists

The Sustainability Institute, http://www.sustainability.psu.edu

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Celebrate Arbor Day, 2016:

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Article:  The World’s 10 oldest living trees, posted February 4, 2016 from April 7, 2010 Mother Nature Network

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/photos/the-worlds-10-oldest-living-trees/taking-the-long-view

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Article: “Browse the tree database”
September 5, 2015
The Arbor Day Foundation
http://www.arborday.org/trees/treeguide/browsetrees.cfm

Want to have some fun and learn about more than 200 trees and shrubs? Click on link below.

 

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Article:  How Trees Calm Us Down
The New Yorker, July 23, 2015
http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/what-is-a-tree-worth
“If someone offers you ten thousand dollars or ten trees, take the trees.”

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Article: “Bernardsville student awarded environmental scholarship”

July 17, 2015

The Bernardsville News

http://www.newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/bernardsville-student-awarded-environmental-scholarship/article_2e67ea7d-55bd-5b16-9b50-50415b08993d.html

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2015 Initiatives:

Franklin R. Myers Scholarship:  Bernards High School Winner announced, June: (see news article above)

Arbor Day Photo Contest: ‘Trees Give Life’: Winners announced, April

We had many wonderful entries in our first annual Arbor Day Photo Contest that it was hard to pick the best — but the voters have decided! The top five winning entries can be found on our website acresinfo.org or by clicking on the link: https://acresinfo.org/photo-contest-2/

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote and a special thanks to all the children who submitted entries. The photos were marvelous and the captions were particularly creative.

You might find it interesting to learn that the photos were viewed by people in countries all around the world including Portugal, Australia, Brazil, United Kingdom, Egypt, Belgium, Canada, France and of course, the United States. How cool is that!

We thought you might enjoy this little “reflection” about all the winning photos and captions:

You helped our first ‘Trees Give Life’ photo contest take root
You wandered outside
You scrambled through deep forests, backyards and parks worldwide
You took beautiful pictures of your favorite trees
Maybe even went out on a limb! (lol)
You wrote nice reflections on why your trees are special to you
You helped remind the world that trees do indeed ‘give life’
You kids are a world-class timber!

The five winning photos will be placed on the ACRES’ website http://www.acresinfo.org and featured in future ACRES’ educational materials. We also will be sending award certificates via email to each of the winners later this week.

To all the participants, thanks again for sharing your love of trees. We hope you will keep taking pictures and always find the beauty in each tree.

Happy Arbor Day!

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Article: “Bernardsville student awarded environmental scholarship”
July 17, 2015
The Bernardsville News
http://www.newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/bernardsville-student-awarded-environmental-scholarship/article_2e67ea7d-55bd-5b16-9b50-50415b08993d.html

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Article:  How Trees Calm Us Down
The New Yorker, July 23, 2015
http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/what-is-a-tree-worth
“If someone offers you ten thousand dollars or ten trees, take the trees.”

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Article:  “New environmental scholarship offered in Bernardsville”
March 30, 2015
The Bernardsville News
http://www.newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/new-environmental-scholarship-offered-in-bernardsville/article_adfff8a6-5cbd-5578-9a74-8d5afad300a5.html?mode=story

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Article:”Scientists Seeking to Save World Find Best Technology is Trees”
February 2, 2015
Bloomberg Business
Author: Louise Downing
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-03/scientists-seeking-to-save-world-find-best-technology-is-trees
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Article: “Finding Subirdia: The Nature Preserve in Your Backyard”
February/March 2015
Nature Conservancy Magazine
Author: John Marzluff
http://magazine.nature.org/features/finding-subirdia.xml
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Article: “Conserving Land One Small Plot at a Time”
October 15, 2014
New Jersey Conservation Foundation

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Article: “When the best laid plans fail to protect”
ANJEC Report, Summer 2014
Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions
Authors: John A. Thonet, Blaine Rothauser
As presented October 24, 2014 at ANJEC’s 41st Annual Environmental Congress
http://www.anjec.org/pdfs/Summer2014ANJECReport.pdf, pgs 9-11

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Article: “Field plan advances with contract award”
The Bernardsville News
July 31, 2014
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/field-plan-advances-in-bernardsville-with-contract-award/article_53b125c8-1846-11e4-8550-001a4bcf887a.html
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Letter to the Editor: “Environmental advocates committed to mission” 
The Bernardsville News
May 20, 2014
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-environmental-advocates-committed-to-mission/article_dcc975e2-f79c-11e3-b1cd-001a4bcf887a.html

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Letter to the Editor: “B’ville tree clearing: ‘Death by a thousand cuts’
The Bernardsville News
April 11, 2014
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-b-ville-tree-clearing-death-by-a-thousand-cuts/article_e6cd520e-c01d-11e3-a34f-0019bb2963f4.html
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Letter to the Editor: “Citizens’ efforts yield buffer, stormwater system”
The Bernardsville News
March 14, 2014
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-citizens-efforts-yield-buffer-stormwater-system/article_a48c0910-a9e0-11e3-b024-0019bb2963f4.html

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Editorial: “B’ville field fiasco, Part II”
The Bernardsville News
March 14, 2014
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/opinion/editorial/editorial-b-ville-field-fiasco-part-ii/article_3a27395a-a9e0-11e3-a0d4-0019bb2963f4.html

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Letter to the Editor: “People living near schools have rights, too”
The Bernardsville News
March 14, 2014
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-people-living-near-schools-have-rights-too/article_4a6b2114-a9e0-11e3-981b-0019bb2963f4.html

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Article: “Chainsaws begin taking down trees in Bernardsville for disputed athletic field expansion”

nj.com
March 11, 2014
http://www.nj.com/somerset/index.ssf/2014/03/bernardsville_schools_begin_cutting_down_trees_for_disputed_athletic_field.html#incart_river
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Letter to the Editor: “Tree cutting for field in B’ville imminent”
The Bernardsville News
March 7, 2014
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-tree-cutting-for-field-in-b-ville-imminent/article_4ae17190-a4de-11e3-a79e-001a4bcf887a.html
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Article: “Bernardsville tree removal possible”
The Bernardsville News
March 7, 2014
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/bernardsville-tree-removal-possible/article_e12de7ea-a4da-11e3-b23f-001a4bcf887a.html
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Article: “Bernards High School: Meet first ‘Wall of Fame’ class
The Bernardsville News
February 28, 2014
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/bernards-high-school—-meet-first-wall-of/article_17427740-9f51-11e3-89fa-001a4bcf887a.html

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Article: “Ordinance could affect Bernardsville School Project Reviews,” Charlie Zavalick
The Bernardsville News
February 21, 2014
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/ordinance-could-affect-bernardsville-school-project-reviews/article_14424e68-99c9-11e3-b44a-0019bb2963f4.html

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Article: “Alternative field plan debated in Bernardsville”
The Bernardsville News
January 17, 2014
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/alternative-field-plan-debated-in-bernardsville/article_7ba9e3a8-7e4a-11e3-895b-0019bb2963f4.html

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Letter to the Editor: “Rotating Bernards High field would save thousands of taxpayer dollars”
The Bernardsville News
January 10, 2014
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-rotating-bernards-high-field-would-save-thousands-of-taxpayer/article_34c99992-78e6-11e3-9705-0019bb2963f4.html

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Opinion: “Bernardsville shouldn’t sacrifice local ecology for athletic fields, Judith and Bill Moyers say”
nj.com
December 19, 2013
http://www.nj.com/somerset/index.ssf/2013/12/opinion_trees_are_important_to_everyones_health_says_judith_and_bill_moyers.html#incart_river

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Letter to the Editor: “Not too late to change field plans in B’ville”
The Bernardsville News
December 20, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-not-too-late-to-change-field-plans-in-b/article_222691bc-68c1-11e3-9214-001a4bcf887a.html

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Letter to the Editor: “Setting the record straight on B’ville field issue”
The Bernardsville News
December 13, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-setting-the-record-straight-on-b-ville-field-issue/article_76b2ed04-61ee-11e3-857c-0019bb2963f4.html

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Article: “Bernardsville Field Review Postponed”
The Bernardsville News
November 21, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/bernardsville-field-review-postponed/article_78354374-52f4-11e3-b3fb-001a4bcf887a.html

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Article: “Field Expansion Set for ‘Review” in Bernardsville”
The Bernardsville News
November 21, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/field-expansion-set-for-review-in-bernardsville/article_ac824d60-5255-11e3-ad5a-0019bb2963f4.html

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Article: “Bernardsville School Field Plan Postponed Before Planning Board”
Bernardsville-Bedminster Patch
November 21, 2013
http://bernardsville-bedminster.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/bernardsville-school-field-plan-postponed-before-planning-board-bernardsville-bedminster

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Opinion: “Bernardsville School Land Clearing Project Moves to Planning Board”
nj.com
November 20,2013
http://www.nj.com/somerset/index.ssf/2013/11/opinion_school_athletic_field_
land_clearing_project_moves_to_planning_board.html#incart_river

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Opinion: “Plan Changes Show Process Works
The Bernardsville News
November 13, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-plan-changes-show-process-works/article_42058d70-5260-11e3-be33-0019bb2963f4.html

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Article: “Bernardsville Field Suit May Face Trial in Fall, Judge Rejects Dismissal Motion Over Litigation”
The Bernardsville News
July 19, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/bernardsville-field-suit-may-face-trial-in-fall/article_f1789560-ee59-11e2-8b1a-0019bb2963f4.html

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When will we learn from history?
Article:  “Suit:  Borough used pond for silt dump” 
Garden State Environews 040722 GSENet
Third article from the bottom:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/nj.general/DsvDwgZSjkg
Original appeared as:  “Bernardsville Woman Claims Construction Damage Requires Major Repair,” The Star-Ledger, July 21, 2004
(direct link not found to date)

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Article: “Tentative Trial Date Set for Lawsuit on Bernards High Athletic Field”
Bernardsville-Bedminster Patch
July 17, 2013
http://bernardsville-bedminster.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/tentative-trial-date-set-for-lawsuit-on-treecutting-grading-for-athletic-field

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Article: “Accolades for Bernards High School Students working together toward cleaner water” 
The Bernardsville News
June 25, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news_line/accolades-for-bernards-high-school-students-working-toward-cleaner-water/article_8affcdb2-ddab-11e2-b4b6-73dab1ecfc70.html

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Letter to the Editor: “Is History Repeating Itself in Bernardsville”
The Bernardsville News
June 14, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-is-history-repeating-itself-in-bernardsville/article_50239e20-d3d9-11e2-ae81-001a4bcf887a.html

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Article: “Providing New Playing Fields a Major Challenge in Bernardsville”
The Bernardsville News
June 14, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/providing-new-playing-fields-a-major-challenge-in-bernardsville/article_61e122a6-d3d2-11e2-975c-001a4bcf887a.html

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Article: “Decision on Field Turf Question Draws Near in Bernardsville”
The Bernardsville News
June 7, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/decision-on-field-turf-question-draws-near-in-bernardsville/article_0329b77e-ce59-11e2-b985-001a4bcf887a.html

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Letter to the Editor: ” ”Serious Questions’ About Bernards High School’s Field Project”
The Bernardsville News
May 4, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-serious-questions-about-bernards-high-school-s-field-project/article_47c2c0c2-c32f-11e2-9de8-0019bb2963f4.html

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Opinion: “Flawed Plan Plagues Bernards High School Lower Field Project”
NJ.com
May 20, 2013
http://www.nj.com/somerset/index.ssf/2013/05/opinion_flawed_plan_plagues_be.html#incart_river

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Editorial: “More Field Controversy in B’ville”
The Bernardsville News
May 3, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/opinion/editorial/editorial-more-field-controversy-in-bernardsville/article_69b5e9c6-b2da-11e2-8ceb-0019bb2963f4.html

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Article: “Bernardsville Group: Slashing Hundreds of Trees for Sports Fields Will Hurt the Environment”
NJ.com
April 24, 2013
http://www.nj.com/somerset/index.ssf/2013/04/hold_citizens_group_files_comp.html#incart_river

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Letter to the Editor:  “New Citizens Group Launches Web Site
The Bernardsville News
April 26, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-new-citizens-group-launches-web-site/article_59e192a4-ac5c-11e2-9258-001a4bcf887a.html

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Article: “Bernardsville, School District Authorize Answer to Athletic Field Lawsuit
Bernardsville-Bedminster Patch
April 19, 2013
http://bernardsville-bedminster.patch.com/articles/bernardsville-authorizes-attorney-to-file-answer-to-athletic-field-lawsuit#photo-14059654g

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Article: “Which Athletic Fields Should Bernardsville & Somerset Hills Schools Build? (POLL)
Bernardsville-Bedminster Patch
April 15, 2013
http://bernardsville-bedminster.patch.com/articles/which-athletic-fields-should-bernardsville-somerset-hills-schools-build-poll#c
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Article: “Bernardsville Officials Offer No Comment on Citizens Group’s Lawsuit
Bernardsville-Bedminster Patch
Apr 8, 2013
http://bernardsville-bedminster.patch.com/articles/bernardsville-officials-offer-no-comment-on-citizens-group-s-lawsuit

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Comment to Article: “Citizens Group Files Legal Challenge to School Athletic Field
Bernardsville-Bedminster Patch
Apr 5, 2013
http://bernardsville-bedminster.patch.com/articles/citizens-group-files-legal-challenge-to-school-athletic-field#comment_6970883
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Article: “Field Plan Faces Legal Challenge: Newly Formed Citizens Group Files Suit Over Controversial Project
The Bernardsville News
April 5, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/field-plan-faces-legal-challenge-in-bernardsville/article_b3065366-9cca-11e2-bc4d-001a4bcf887a.html
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Letter to the Editor: “Citizens Group Formed in Response to Field Plan
The Bernardsville News
April 5, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-citizens-group-formed-in-response-to-field-plan/article_6608c426-9cd0-11e2-8cd5-001a4bcf887a.html

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Article: “Citizens Group Files Legal Challenge to School Athletic Field
Bernardsville-Bedminster Patch
Apr 5, 2013
http://bernardsville-bedminster.patch.com/articles/citizens-group-files-legal-challenge-to-school-athletic-field

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Letter to the Editor: “Small Wooded Area Holds Larger Value for Nature
The Bernardsville News
Mar  29, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-small-wooded-area-holds-larger-value-for-nature/article_639a2e7a-974c-11e2-8ae7-001a4bcf887a.html

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Article: “Bernardsville Council Faces More Comments on Athletic Fields
Bernardsville-Bedminster Patch
March 26, 2013
http://bernardsville-bedminster.patch.com/articles/bernardsville-council-faces-more-comments-on-athletic-fields

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Letter to the Editor: “Divisive Power Politics at Play in B’ville
The Bernardsville News
March 22, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-divisive-power-politics-at-play-in-b-ville/article_916412da-91d4-11e2-b2fe-0019bb2963f4.html

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Article: “Bernards High Grad Drafts Alternative Plan
The Bernardsville News
March 22, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/bernards-high-grad-drafts-alternative-field-proposal/article_4c34f3e0-91d0-11e2-ae62-0019bb2963f4.html

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Letter to the Editor:  “Bernards High Athletic Field Work Advances Despite Concerns
The Bernardsville News
March 15, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/bernards-high-athletic-field-work-advances-despite-concerns/article_4fe6bdd0-8c8e-11e2-91e3-001a4bcf887a.html

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Article: “New Field Turf Vote Possible
The Bernardsville News
March 15, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/new-field-turf-vote-possible-in-bernardsville/article_2352f174-8c59-11e2-9a85-001a4bcf887a.html

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Article:  “Bernards High School field work moving forward
The Bernardsville News
March 8, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/bernards-high-school-field-work-moving-forward/article_1a01005e-8851-11e2-901c-001a4bcf887a.html

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Letter to the Editor: “ Set a Course for Responsible Land Management “
The Bernardsville News
March 8, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-set-a-course-for-responsible-land-management/article_48864acc-86e1-11e2-ad30-0019bb2963f4.html

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Letter to the Editor: “ ‘Governance by Bulldozer’ in B’ville
The Bernardsville News
March 6, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-governance-by-bulldozer-in-b-ville/article_2bdd339a-86e1-11e2-8505-0019bb2963f4.html

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Article: “School Field Plan Revised But Still Draws Criticism
The Bernardsville News
February 28, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/school-field-plan-revised-but-still-draws-criticism/article_0d016cd2-8152-11e2-93ca-001a4bcf887a.html

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Letter to the Editor: “Why Cut Down Hundreds of Trees in B’ville?”
The Bernardsville News
February 26, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/why-cut-down-hundreds-of-trees-in-b-ville/article_1d543dc2-8039-11e2-aaf9-001a4bcf887a.html

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Editorial: “B’ville Fields of Dreams
The Bernardsville News
Feb 22, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/opinion/editorial/editorial-b-ville-fields-of-dreams/article_fae686f8-7be4-11e2-9817-0019bb2963f4.html

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Article: “Field Plan Review Widened to Scrutinize Tree Removal
The Bernardsville News
February 22, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/field-plan-review-widened-to-scrutinize-tree-removal/article_e5122a46-7bdd-11e2-bf21-0019bb2963f4.html

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Opinion: Resident: “Town Should Celebrate Woods, Not Cut Them Down
Bernardsville-Bedminster Patch
Feb 19, 2013
http://bernardsville-bedminster.patch.com/articles/resident-town-should-celebrate-woods-not-cut-them-down

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Letter to the Editor: “Responsible Land-Use Management Urged at Bernards High School
The Bernardsville News
February 19, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-responsible-land-use-management-urged-at-bernards-high-school/article_a4aa82a8-7ab3-11e2-9a94-0019bb2963f4.html

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Article: “Athletic Field Plans Coming Up Wednesday at Somerset Hills School Board
Bernardsville-Bedminster Patch
Feb 19, 2013
http://bernardsville-bedminster.patch.com/articles/athletic-field-plans-coming-up-at-wed-somerset-hills-school-board

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Article: “New Fields on the Horizon
The Bernardsville News
February 15, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/new-fields-on-horizon-in-bernardsville/article_1ce94112-76a1-11e2-9ee8-001a4bcf887a.html

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Article: “New Athletic Fields Eyed in Bernardsville
The Bernardsville News
February 7, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/new-athletic-fields-eyed-in-bernardsville/article_0da37e16-7188-11e2-8311-001a4bcf887a.html

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Article: “Athletic Field Topic of Talk with Borough
The Bernardsville News
February 1, 2013
http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/athletic-field-topic-of-talk-with-bernardsville-borough/article_ed575792-6b9a-11e2-bbb4-0019bb2963f4.html

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