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2013-09-27 23:24:23

New drug and alcohol rehab facility opens in Bound Brook. (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Somerset County now has its own alcohol and drug treatment facility. Since opening its doors two months ago, Drug Rehab Center Bound Brook has given new hope for those suffering from substance abuse. More than 72,000 people in New Jersey have checked into treatment centers last year. But for those suffering from addiction in Somerset County, access to quality treatment had not been easy. “Drug and...

2013-04-20 12:20:09

SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa., April 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett today visited the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County to honor the sacrifice of the passengers and crew by presenting donated trees for the site. This is the second year of a major volunteer reforestation effort at the memorial that will eventually result in 150,900 new trees at the site. The plans for the memorial, operated by the National Park Service, include 40...

2011-08-30 10:48:00

Property Will be Added to Laurel Hill State Park JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, Somerset County, Pa., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard J. Allan today announced that 137 acres in Jefferson Township, Somerset County, including about 2,000 feet of land along Laurel Hill Creek, is being transferred from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and will be added to Laurel Hill State Park. "By conserving this land, we are protecting...

2010-10-15 10:57:00

BRANCHBURG, N.J., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ ---Vanguard Energy Partners, a leader in the design and installation of large-scale solar electric systems, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the Somerset County Improvement Authority (SCIA) to establish 7.6 megawatts (MW) of energy-producing solar power systems at 31 local and County government locations throughout Somerset County, N.J. It is one of New Jersey's largest public solar energy generating projects. (Logo:...

2010-02-12 11:16:00

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --In support of the Resource Center of Somerset, AERC.com, Inc. (AERC Recycling Solutions) has made a donation of refurbished electronics to the local non-profit organization. Four fully functioning nearly new computer workstations have been provided to the Resource Center. By making these workstations available to victims of domestic violence, women will have the technological tools to apply for jobs, conduct research on the Internet...

2010-01-27 04:00:00

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly renamed Resource Center of Somerset, the New Jersey State Department of Children and Families domestic violence lead designated agency in Somerset County, announced today that John Graf, Jr., former CEO of United Way of Somerset County, has been appointed as the Director of Development to the Hillsborough, New Jersey-based non-profit 501(c)(3) agency. The Bedminster resident's primary responsibility is to lead the agency's fund-raising...

2008-10-16 15:00:15

In a public-private partnership that highlights Pennsylvania's history and evolution of energy production, a former coal mine has transformed into a wind power project that generates enough clean, renewable wind energy to sustain 10,000 homes. Pennsylvania's Gov. Edward Rendell, local elected officials and energy leaders joined the Somerset County community today to officially open the Casselman Wind Power Project near Garrett, Pa. Eight of Casselman's 23 turbines sit above the old...

2008-07-20 06:00:24

By Susan Evans, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. Jul. 20--Recycling programs across the state are in jeopardy because landfill fees that funded them were struck down by Commonwealth Court and state legislators have not acted. If the fees aren't reinstated, it will mean a loss of about $250,000 annually in Cambria County -- 95 percent of which pays for the county's recycling collections at 18 sites -- and three sites in Somerset County. That threatens the recycling of newspapers,...

2008-07-13 06:00:15

By Joe Gorden, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. Jul. 13--Since the time of its inception a decade ago, the main goal of the Somerset County Chapter of Pheasants Forever has been to see wild pheasants populating the thousands of acres of habitat it has created. And now, the group is waiting for a permit from the Pennsylvania Game Commission that may allow that to happen. Game commission Wildlife Management Director Cal DuBrock acknowledge in mid-June that his department had rejected an...