Mayor Ed Trzaska
Deputy Mayor Rich Smith
Patricia Graham
Christine Madrid
Mark Conforti 

FRIDAY, April 7, 2017
"In the Blink of an Eye" - 4/20 
A Conversation about Stress, Anxiety, Alcohol & Drug Use in Our Community
Thursday, April 20th
7:00 p.m.

Montgomery High School
1016 Rt. 601
Skillman, NJ 08558

The evening will consist of a panel discussion, personal stories of hope, key messages from local faith leaders, and an open audience Q & A. This is a free event and open to the entire community.

Doors open to the public at 6:30 pm with community faith leaders and over 30 area treatment providers (for both mental health and substance abuse) available to address anything you would like to discuss prior and after the event.

Panel discussion begins at 7:00 pm and will include presentations from all of the panel members, along with three "personal stories" from a parent's perspective and two individuals personally affected by this tragic situation.

Panelists will include:
  • Nancy Gartenberg, Superintendent Montgomery Township School District
  • Captain Thomas Wain, Montgomery Township Police Department
  • Bert Mandelbaum, Chairman Dept. of Pediatrics UMCP & MTSD School Physician
  • Somerset County Prosecutor's Office
  • Experts and Advocates from the Recovery Community
Following these presentations there will be a Q&A session where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.  Questions may be presented in three ways:
  • Prior to the event, submit questions electronically and anonymously thru this Google form
  • Writing questions before & during the discussion and submitting them
  • Stepping up to the provided microphones
At the conclusion of the Q&A session, panel members, faith leaders and treatment providers will be available for further questions & discussion.

Pre-registration appreciated, please click here.

For more information please visit the event website: 

Any questions, please contact:
Christine Grossmann at
Mary Ellen Foley at

Event Supporters include the Montgomery/Rocky Hill Municipal Alliance Committee and Youth Services Commission and the Montgomery Township Health and Police Depts.

Police Enforcement Action in April:
Distracted Driving is Dangerous!
U Drive. U Text. U Pay.
During the month of April, law enforcement agencies throughout Somerset and Hunterdon Counties will be out in force looking for distracted drivers as part of the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign, a high-visibility law enforcement effort to enforce distracted-driving laws.

"Texting and driving is illegal and dangerous yet we see it happen all the time," said Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. "During the month of April, there will be increased law enforcement efforts to enforce distracted driving laws. If you text while driving, you will pay."

Too many drivers are ignoring their responsibilities behind the wheel and are distracted with technology, creating a deadly threat on our roadways. Law Enforcement and Traffic Safety Advocates are teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to make sure all motorists keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.

According to NHTSA, 3,477 people were killed and an estimated 391,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2015. A 9% increase in fatalities as compared to the previous year.

An analysis by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety of 2009-2012 data found that while more than 80 percent of drivers believed it was completely unacceptable for a motorist to text behind the wheel, more than a third of those same drivers admitted to reading text messages while operating a passenger motor vehicle themselves.

"Do the right thing-put your phone away when you get behind the wheel. Save yourself the embarrassment and expense of getting pulled over-or more importantly, maybe save someone's life," said Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kerns III.

Chief William Parenti, President of the Somerset County Chiefs of Police Association, urges you to put your phone down when you get behind the wheel. If you need to text, pull over and park your vehicle first. "Texting and driving is a choice, and when you make that choice, you not only endanger yourself, but your passengers and other vehicles around you".

People can learn more about distracted driving at Community groups can request a 45-60 minute informational presentation by contacting Christopher Rokicki at the Somerset County Prosecutors Office, by email at .

Texting while driving is dangerous and getting caught can be expensive and embarrassing. Save face, your money, and maybe save a life-your text message can wait. Just Remember, U Drive. U Text. U Pay.

Participating agencies in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties:

Bound Brook
Clinton (Town of)
Far Hills
Franklin - Hunterdon
Franklin - Somerset
Green Brook
High Bridge
North Plainfield
Peapack Gladstone
Raritan Borough
South Bound Brook
West Amwell
Somerset County Sheriff's Office


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Frequently Used Phone Numbers

Main Offices : 908-359-8211
Police (Emergency) : 9-1-1 or 908-359-3222

Recreation : 609-466-3023  
Rec Sports Field Hotline:  800-731-8412
Senior Center : 609-466-0846
Food Pantry : 609-466-1054
Dept. of Public Works : 908-874-3144
Kid Connection : 908-359-2111

Please note that email correspondence with the Township is a public record and may be subject to disclosure under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act.