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Mayor Doug Tomson throws out the first pitch at Hillsborough Baseball League's opening day ceremony on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Connie Harbison)
HILLSBOROUGH:
Young men's fancy turns to baseball

Baseball league holds opening day
After the long, harsh winter, followed by weeks of cold and rain, the sun came out for opening-day ceremonies of Hillsborough Baseball League on Saturday on Willow Road.  The day began with a parade of teams of 5- to 14-year-olds scheduled to play in the first game of the day. The parade was led by HBL President Fred Versaci and Mayor Doug Tomson.  Mr. Versaci welcomed attendees to the league’s 59th opening day and called the baseball complex the “center of

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HILLSBOROUGH: Most of 125 at forum oppose off-track wagering site proposal
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HILLSBOROUGH: Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint
In the spirit of Earth Day, the Hillsborough Library will host the first of a multi-part series, entitled Sustainability Steps, to help people focus on minimizing their carbon footprint on Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m. at 379 South Branch Road. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Skaar, Storipan want to spruce up entry to town
Democratic candidates Jason Storipan and Art Skaar are calling for a ''badly needed'' complete redevelopment plan is for the northern Route 206 entry to Hillsborough. Read more...

Sports

HILLSBOROUGH: Friendship helps steady Raider golfers
Instead of pairing his top two golfers together, Hillsborough High School head coach Charlie Davis often sends Tommy Wagner and Mike Wybraniec out together even though they are the boys team's No. 2 and No. 3 golfers. Read more...
SOMERSET COUNTY: Somerset Patriots sign five pitchers
The Somerset Patriots have signed six players: right-handed pitchers Kyler Newby, Mike Demark and Gary Moran Read more...


Opinions

HILLSBOROUGH: Dividing East and West Jersey was state's first subdivision
Three hundred fifty years ago, a British royal decree created New Jersey's first subdivision, the provinces of East Jersey and West Jersey. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Mayor clarifies horse wagering legal details
This is an open letter from Mayor Douglas Tomson to the residents, citizens and taxpayers of Hillsborough Township: Read more...
Hillsborough Beacon: WRITE TO US
We want your letters. They should not exceed 500 words and need to be accompanied by the writer's address and daytime telephone number - information used only for confirmation and not published. Read more...
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Your Views

HILLSBOROUGH: Skaar works to broaden Democratic Party, she says
To the editor: As soon as Art Skaar was elected chair of the Hillsborough Democratic Committee in January 2014, he worked to broaden the participation of our residents and expand the base of the Democratic Party. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Beggiato, Le put fate in hands of the public
To the editor: I am compelled to respond to Sonya Martin's letter with its classic contradiction in terms: her need for a so-called ''Democratic'' Party to ''screen'' its candidates for office. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: She asks: How has gambling helped this state?
With regard to the proposed restaurant on Route 206 that will feature off-track gambling, I have a question for anyone who is in favor of it: What has legalized gambling really done for New Jersey? Read more...

Lifestyle

HILLSBOROUGH: Politics Book Club to discuss Packer book, "The Unwinding"
Politics Book Club to discuss Packer book Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Colleges name dean's list students
Vincent Giralo, of Hillsborough, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. Students had to achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: GOP to rally for Tomson, McCauley
GOP to rally for Tomson, McCauley Read more...

Arts and Entertainment

HILLSBOROUGH: Politics Book Club to discuss Packer book, "The Unwinding"
Politics Book Club to discuss Packer book Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Colleges name dean's list students
Vincent Giralo, of Hillsborough, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. Students had to achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: GOP to rally for Tomson, McCauley
GOP to rally for Tomson, McCauley Read more...

Business

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Breakfast is back, and golf demo day arrrives
More than burgers Cheeburger Cheeburger in Princeton will begin offering breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 8:30 a.m. on May 10. Read more...
BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Waste Management top Komen fundraising team
Congratulations to Jason Wacaster of Edward Jones, who recently completed the Certified Financial Planner Board's initial certification requirements. This allows Mr. Wacaster to use the certification mark CFP. Please contact the Hillsborough office of Edward Jones at (908) 369-0259 located at 378 South Branch Road or visit www.edwardjones.com to learn more or offer your congratulations. Read more...
BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Local Quiznos a tasty shop
I recently stopped into the Quiznos at the Princeton Shopping Center for the double Swiss prime sandwich, which I have to say was terrific. Read more...
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Your Health

Central Jersey Health: Transformations Physicians Weight Management helps patients achieve their wellness goals
Dr. Kathleen Hickey is the area expert in nutrition and weight loss medicine. She is board certified in both Emergency and Obesity Medicine and holds a Master's Degree in Nutrition. This year, she is being honored by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as one of the Top Docs in New Jersey. Her practice is the most comprehensive for medical weight management in central New Jersey. It started as a single office in Hillsborough in 2009, and recently expanded to a second office in Princeton's Forrestal Village. They employ state-of-the-art equipment to help patients who are struggling with their weight or just seeking to improve their body composition. Read more...
Central Jersey Health: Hospital wellness centers offers fitness, fun
In an effort to focus on the wellness of the community, area hospitals have fitness centers designed specifically for their patients and those for the general public. Read more...
Central Jersey Health: Tooth Fairy Family Dental combines compassion with latest technology
''There is happiness in a healthy smile. Let Tooth Fairy Family Dental give you something to smile about'' Read more...

Your Home

YOUR HOME: Be sure to prepare your pool for summer
With the winter we've had, no doubt you're looking forward to getting the pool open and ready for the summer season. Read more...
YOUR HOME: Getting the fireplace ready for a safe season
As temperatures drop and thoughts of crackling fires beckon, Patt and Gary Severson of Ashes-Up Up and Away Chimney Service have this cautionary tip for you: Read more...
YOUR HOME: Dreaming of gazebos and Captain Von Trapp
Ever since I watched ''The Sound of Music'' - you know the scene, where the dreamy and worldly Captain von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) and shy and lovely Maria (Julie Andrews) profess their love for each other with a song and a kiss - I've thought gazebos were the most romantic thing on earth. Read more...


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