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HomeFront founder and CEO to retire; Board of Trustees selects COO to fill role Oct.1

Sarah Steward will become the next CEO of the Lawrence Township-based nonprofit group HomeFront, officials said. Steward, who currently serves as HomeFront’s chief operating officer (COO) and whose office is next door to the office of retiring CEO Connie Mercer, was chosen after a nationwide search for Mercer’s successor, officials said. She will take over the top administrative post Oct. 1.
LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ
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SOLUTIONS: FIRES AND FLOODS

The changes to our planet from the increasing emissions and trapped heat are profound and everywhere. They are changing the oceans and continents. India’s billion-plus population is roasting, literally to death, without sufficient means to respond. Antarctica is seeing record temperatures, as is our Northwest. Parts of Texas have seen no rain for months. Rivers and lakes are drying up in our West. Wildfires have ravaged parts of France, Spain, and the Russian tundra. The fact is that the impacts of these changes are being experienced around the globe.
ENVIRONMENT

Common calendar, Packet papers, Aug. 5

Free tours of the Wyckoff-Garretson House & Museum, which dates back to 1730, will be held the second Sunday of every month, through October. Docent-led tours are held from 1-4 p.m. at the house, 215 South Middlebush Road, Somerset. For more information, visit themeadowsfoundation.org. The Burlington County Farmers Market enters...
NEW JERSEY STATE

National Night Out: A night to enjoy good eats, become ‘familiar with’ police, community

When Faith Jasper was asked about her favorite part of Lawrence Township’s National Night Out celebration, her quick answer was “the food.”. “I liked the hot dogs. I liked the music, people talking and the bounce house. It was really fun,” the 12-year-old girl said of the event, held Aug. 2 on the front lawn of the Lawrence Township Municipal Complex.

Allentown defeats Brooklawn to win second consecutive American Legion state crown

The players on the Allentown American Legion baseball team made history during the summer of 2021 when they won their first state championship. And right after his team’s memorable run ended in the semifinals of the American Legion Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament, Allentown manager Sahil Thakur was already hearing from current and prospective players who wanted to help the program win another state crown in 2022.
ALLENTOWN, NJ

Common calendar, Packet papers, July 29

Free tours of the Wyckoff-Garretson House & Museum, which dates back to 1730, will be held the second Sunday of every month, through October. Docent-led tours are held from 1-4 p.m. at the house, 215 South Middlebush Road, Somerset. For more information, visit themeadowsfoundation.org. The Burlington County Farmers Market enters...
MERCER COUNTY, NJ

Watershed Institute warns residents about increased HABs statewide

The Watershed Institute is warning the public about the public health risk of harmful algal blooms, which have already impacted Millstone River and Lake Carnegie. According to the organization, the harmful algal blooms (HABs) are a serious public health risk that are currently present in the Cranbury Brook, Millstone River, Lake Carnegie and other lakes and ponds statewide.
SCIENCE

NJDOH: Perform tick checks; babesiosis disease cases are on the rise

As residents enjoy summer’s weather, the New Jersey Department of Health has reported an increase in cases of babesiosis,” a disease that infects red blood cells. Babesiosis, caused by parasites and carried by ticks, can be severe for those facing serious and chronic health conditions such as kidney disease, according to Hopewell Township officials as they warned residents of the rise in cases in the region on July 24.
SCIENCE

School board appoints new assistant principal for Lawrence Middle School

Lawrence Middle School will have a new assistant principal come Aug. 1. Adrienne Wasserleben, who has been a health and physical education teacher at the Lawrence High School for 12 years, was appointed to her new role by the Lawrence Township Public Schools Board of Education at its June 29 meeting. She replaces former Assistant Principal Philip Merrill, who resigned in May.
LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ

Common calendar, Packet papers, July 22

Free tours of the Wyckoff-Garretson House & Museum, which dates back to 1730, will be held the second Sunday of every month, through October. Docent-led tours are held from 1-4 p.m. at the house, 215 South Middlebush Road, Somerset. For more information, visit themeadowsfoundation.org. The Burlington County Farmers Market enters...
MERCER COUNTY, NJ