Message from the Upper Saddle River Police Department

By the time, you receive this message, school will be out, and summer will be here.  Many residents will be preparing for summer vacation and enjoying time with extended family and friends.  The Upper Saddle River Department would like to warn residents of certain types of criminal activity that can occur when your home is vacant.  These include, but are not limited to, criminal mischief, theft of property, trespassing and burglary.  Burglary, in particular, has both a financial and emotional impact on its victims.  Burglaries can happen at any time, more often than not, when you are not home.

Burglar alarms, camera systems, stopping the mail and newspaper, locking doors and windows, exterior lighting, interior lights on timers are all proven ways to lessen your chances of becoming a victim of a home burglary.  Another very effective method is neighbors watching out for neighbors.  There is no official neighborhood watch program in the Borough but over the years, observant residents have helped to solve many crimes.  Remember, if you see something say something.  Do not hesitate call the Police Department, immediately, so we can respond to investigate. 

Providing and updating emergency contact information to the Police Department is very important.  If a crime occurred at your residence when you were not home, we would be able to make contact with either you or an emergency key holder to assist us.

As a reminder, if you will be away for longer than four days, the Police Department will perform a daily check of your residence.  Contact the Police Desk at (201) 327-2700, prior to leaving for vacation, to register for this service.

Please feel free call the Upper Saddle River Detective Bureau for additional information and/or assistance. 

We wish you and your family a safe Independence Day and a wonderful summer!




Due South Band Summer Indoor Concert
Thursday, August 1st · 7–8:30 pm
Save the date! “Due South”, one of New Jersey’s top country bands, will be joining us again for our town-wide summer reading celebration, rain or shine at the library! Bring along your favorite picnic basket and dance a little Texas two-step as we listen to hits from artists such as Luke Bryan, Sugarland, Little Big Town, and Lady Antebellum, as well as legends Patsy Kline and Johnny Cash. There will be activities such as face painting and crafts and more! Sponsored by the Friends of the USR Library and the USR Recreation Dept.

Adult Summer Reading Club 
The Adult Summer Reading Club runs through August 30th. Every book you read (or audiobook you listen to), will count towards an entry in our weekly raffle, and you can earn extra entries by completing the activities listed on the website. Prizes include gift cards to local businesses and other surprises. Register online at    


Garbage and Recycling Schedule July – December 2019 Please Click the Below Image to Enlarge or CLICK HERE

Summer Sundays at The Hopper-Goetschius Museum

Step back in time and come visit the Hopper-Goetschius House Museum this summer. It will be open every Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M starting Sunday, July 7 through Sunday, September 1. Come see what life on a rural farm circa 1900 was like. The blacksmith will be at his forge most weekends, and the house and Dutch barn will be open for tours.

Each Sunday will feature a special demonstration: Spinning, Live Chickens, the Victrola, a sketching class, Native American stories, quilting, making sauerkraut and more.

Museum docents are happy to give tours on other days. If you are having company or just want to take a tour on another day, call us and we will try to arrange a guided tour. Call Kay Yeomans, 201-327-2236 or

Hopper-Goetschius House Museum

363 East Saddle River Road

Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458

Questions: Kay Yeomans, 201-327-2236


2019 Oktoberfest

Save the Date!  USR Cares and the Borough of USR will present the third annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 12, 2019 with a new start time of 12 o’clock. Come early & start the day with lunch! Live music, a variety of food vendors and a Beer Garden! 

We will be celebrating the Borough’s 125th Anniversary with a Scavenger Hunt for all ages and other activities! 

For information on Sponsorship and/or Vendors please contact:   Thank you to the Borough for their sponsorship, Mayor Minichetti, USR Recreation Dept., USR DPW, USRPD, our community organizations and our residents for their enthusiasm and time in participating last year and creating a wonderful community day. All proceeds benefit the mission of USR Cares to assist residents in crisis. For information please contact All inquiries are strictly confidential. Please visit our website at


Adult Walk-In Health Clinic

Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Borough Hall.

Services include a Health History Evaluation, Blood Pressure Measurement, Height and Weight, Individualized Counseling and Education, Referral and Follow-up and a Confidential Consultation with a Public Health Nurse.  This is free of charge to adult USR residents on the 4th Thursday of each month through the Borough’s contract with the County of Bergen Health Department.  For more information please call 201-327-2196.


The Woman’s Club of Upper Saddle River

Save the Date!  On Saturday, October 5th the Woman’s Club will sponsor their 3rd annual Town Wide Garage Sale. If you haven’t participated in the past, it is a good way to clean out and support the Club’s educational and charitable pursuits. For a nominal fee, we’ll get the permits, advertise, and bring the buyers to town! Your profits are your own. Further details will be in the September/October Borough Bulletin and on our website ( Club Meetings are suspended for the summer, but will resume on Tuesday, September, 10th at 7pm in the Upper Saddle River Library. For further information on the Club or any events, please call Nona Maher at 201-934-9562.



Joanne L. Minichetti, Mayor –

Roger DeBerardine, Council President –

Steven DiMartino-

Jon Ditkoff –

Vincent Durante –

Joanne Florio –

Douglas Rotella –