Mayor Canose's Update

October 28, 2021

Halloween Happenings

Bernardsville Recreation and Downtown Bernardsville have teamed up to host trick or treating in the downtown business area from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 30. The Downtown Trick or Treat event is a safe and fun way for little ones in costumes to trick or treat locally, to get to know and connect with local businesses, and to gather as a community! Stop in downtown businesses from Claremont Road through Madisonville Road that have the orange flyer displayed in their windows and receive a treat! This event is free and open to the public. Please keep children supervised and cross at the designated crosswalks to keep everyone safe.

A costume contest will be held in the train station building so be sure to stop by. If you haven't already registered for the contest, you can do so at

Bernardsville Library Wants to Hear From You!

This fall the Trustees of the Bernardsville Library will be engaging in a strategic planning process. The planning will help the library understand the specific needs of Bernardsville and will also help the Library to develop services and programs to best serve the needs of our residents.

As part of its planning process, the Trustees are distributing a survey to residents seeking feedback on programs and services. By engaging the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling, the Trustees can ensure that the survey results will be a valid reflection of your interests and concerns about the Library.

For direct access to the survey, visit Paper copies of the survey are available in Spanish at the Library. Any questions can be addressed to Library Director Alexandria Arnold. "Responses are very important and we look forward to hearing from our residents, " remarked Library Trustee Terry Thompson. "The survey should not take more than a few minutes to complete, and all the responses are strictly confidential."

Remember to Vote!

Everything you need to know to vote in the November 2 election can be found on the Somerset County website at The County has also opened up a Call Center where you can get all your questions answered. The number is 908-541-5000 and is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays. Every vote counts so be sure to cast your ballot!

Update on the Farmers' Market

The Farmers' Market at the Train Station will continue through Saturday, November 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will NOT be a market on November 27 (Thanksgiving weekend), but it will return on December 4th and 11th. We will once again have a winter market, which will start on January 8th and run through March 26. The hours for the winter market will be 10 a.m. to noon.

Wreaths Across America Coming to Bernardsville

In December each year, Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath­-laying ceremonies at more than 2,500 locations across the United States and abroad. Their goal is to place a wreath on the grave of every veteran. Their mission is to REMEMBER our fallen US veterans, HONOR those who serve, and TEACH our children the value of freedom. And now St. Bernard's cemetery at 60 Washington Avenue has signed on to participate in this important and solemn event. On December 18 at 2 p.m., a brief ceremony will be held at the cemetery, followed by the placing of wreaths on as many veteran graves as possible. You can take part by sponsoring a wreath ($15) or volunteering to place a wreath on December 18th. For more information, visit

Founded in 1902 and managed by St. Bernard's Church, St. Bernard's Cemetery welcomes burials from all walks of life and religions. There are 263 veteran graves at the cemetery.