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New Jersey voters asked to approve open space fund

MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey voters are being asked for the 14th time since 1961 to approve a way to pay for open space and farmland preservation. All the previous measures have passed. But the one on the Nov. 4 ballot has a major difference: ...

Senate Committee Considers Pinelands Commission Nominees

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee discussed two nominations for the Pinelands Commission while protestors tried to stop their approval.

NJ says it has 80 percent of easements for shore

MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — As the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, New Jersey says it has acquired 80 percent of the easements it needs to do shore protection work along the coast. The state Department of Environmental Protection ...

Senate forgoes vote on Pinelands panel nominees

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State lawmakers have declined to vote on a pair of Gov. Chris Christie's nominees for a Pinelands regulatory panel, nine months after the agency defeated a plan to run a natural-gas pipeline through the region. The state ...

Official: Toxic chemical did not get into air

MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — Officials say that none of the toxic chemical used at a northern New Jersey foam-manufacturing plant that was the site of an explosion Monday escaped into the neighborhood. The Record reports (http://bit.ly/1qs2OAw ) that ...

Bluetongue Virus Found in Deer for First Time in NJ

Two deer in New Jersey have died from bluetongue virus, which can be spread to livestock.

Bear hunters will get cookbooks in New Jersey

NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — Hunters who bring in a bear to be weighed in New Jersey will receive a cookbook once the season starts to remind them that the animals are edible. The cookbooks include such recipes as "bear on a satay stick" and "grilled bear ...

Environmental Infrastructure Exec. Director: Infrastructure Has Problems

Environmental Infrastructure Trust Executive Director David Zimmer says that there are several infrastructure issues in New Jersey.

1st cases of bluetongue virus found in deer

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first cases of bluetongue virus have been found in two New Jersey deer. The state Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife said Friday that the virus was found in a deer that died in Basking ...

Details of Finger Lake shipwreck remain a mystery

AURORA, N.Y. (AP) — The name of a 19th-century canal boat found on the bottom of one of the Finger Lakes remains a mystery a year after it was discovered by two recreational divers. The Ithaca Journal reports (http://ithacajr.nl/ZQWwVh ) that Craig ...