Mayor Canose's Update

June 6, 2021

Veterans Celebrated with Honor Escort

The weather cleared just in time for the Borough's Memorial Day Celebration. The day started at 10 a.m. with a ceremony at Borough Hall, honoring those residents who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. From Borough Hall, a parade of classic cars, fire trucks and army vehicles transported the veterans to the Amerman lot on Mt. Airy Road where they were treated to lunch at a choice of food trucks. As the veterans passed by, the streets were lined with crowds, waving flags and cheering. It might not have been our usual parade, but it was a wonderful tribute to our veterans. A big thank you to all those who volunteered to drive in the honor escort and to Bob Markowick, Recreation Director, and Olivia Manning of Downtown Bernardsville for all their work in organizing the event!

The Murals are Up!

Capping off the afternoon was the unveiling of the murals on the Mt. Airy bridge. The bridge was closed to traffic and hundreds of residents gathered for the event. This project was a collaboration among the Borough, Downtown Bernardsville and the Somerset Hills School District. While the veterans sat front and center, short speeches were made by me, Caren Frost Olmsted, the artist, and Olivia Manning, Executive Director of Downtown Bernardsville. And then the ceremonial ribbon was cut by Congressman Tom Malinowski, Assemblyperson Aura Dunn, County Commissioner Deputy Director Sara Sooy, Olivia Manning and me as volunteers dropped the banners to reveal the murals. To experience the event, Jeff Roos, a member of the Borough's Cultural Arts Committee created a beautiful YouTube video. Take a few minutes to enjoy it and see what can be accomplished through collaboration and community spirit! A giant thank you to all the volunteers who helped to paint, promote, organize and sponsor this wonderful tribute to our community.

Tuesday, June 8 is Primary Election Day!

Tuesday, June 8 is Primary Election Day. And yes, you can vote in person. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you are an unaffiliated voter (meaning you are a registered voter but not affiliated with either political party), you are also eligible to vote on June 8, provided that you declare your party with your local elections worker at your normal voting location, which you can find at If you have a vote by mail ballot (only if you requested it), you can drop it off at the Dropbox at Borough Hall or place in the mail.