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Township Man Faces Weapons, Burglary Charges In Alleged Hillsborough Attempted Break-In

Quick response to a 9-1-1 call from a Hillsborough homeowner early in the morning of Aug. 16 averted a home…

Township Man Busted Shortly After Allegedly Robbing WaWa

Township Man Busted Shortly After Allegedly Robbing WaWa

A 45-year-old township man faces robbery and other charges after he allegedly stole cash from a gas station booth at…

Township Man Sustains Serious Head Injuries After Motorcycle Accident

Township Man Sustains Serious Head Injuries After Motorcycle Accident

A 23-year-old township man was in serious condition Aug. 5 after he was thrown from his motorcycle on Ralph Street.…

Four Rubin Family Members, Two Others, Charged With Running Retail Theft Ring

Four Rubin Family Members, Two Others, Charged With Running Retail Theft Ring

Four members of a prominent Franklin family were among six people arrested last month on charges of running a retail…

Township Man Charged With Murder Of Man Found Near Pine Grove Manor School

Township Man Charged With Murder Of Man Found Near Pine Grove Manor School

A 26-year-old Franklin man has been charged with murdering another township man in New Brunswick and then dumping his body…

Updated: Police Continue Investigation Into Dead Body Found On Phillips Road

Updated: Police Continue Investigation Into Dead Body Found On Phillips Road

Update: Authorities have identified the dead man as 26-year-old Darren Fordham, Jr. Police said Fordham suffered multiple gunshot wounds, but…

Township Man Charged With Attempted Murder In June Shooting

Township Man Charged With Attempted Murder In June Shooting

A 22-year-old township man has been arrested on attempted murder and weapons charges in connection with a June 23 shooting…

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As it has since Rutherford B. Hayes was the U.S. President, the Griggstown Reformed Church held its annual Harvest Home Festival on Aug. 18 on…

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‘A Team’ Wins First Over-50 Softball League Championship

‘A Team’ Wins First Over-50 Softball League Championship

Submitted by Bob LaCorte, League Commissioner. The A-Team earned its first Franklin Senior Softball League Championship on Aug. 5 as they won…

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Updated: Township Council To Discuss Locating Marijuana Facilities In Franklin

Updated: Township Council To Discuss Locating Marijuana Facilities In Franklin

Update: The resolution the council will discuss would allow for the placement of so-called “Alternative Treatment Centers” to grow, cultivate and dispense medical marijuana in…

Amwell Road Water Main Break Should Be Repaired By Week’s End

Amwell Road Water Main Break Should Be Repaired By Week’s End

The replacement of a 20-foot-long stretch of water supply main on Amwell Road, near Van Cleef Road, should be done by the end of the…

Rabid Raccoon Found In Township; Fourth In County This Year

Rabid Raccoon Found In Township; Fourth In County This Year

A raccoon that was attacked by a pet dog on Hollywood Avenue was found to have rabies, county health officials said. The altercation between the…

Six Candidates Vie For Three School Board Seats

Six Candidates Vie For Three School Board Seats

Six candidates have filed for the three Board of Education seats up for contention in November’s election. In addition to incumbent Laurie Merris and former…

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Entries Sought For Somerset County Juried Senior Art Exhibit

Entries Sought For Somerset County Juried Senior Art Exhibit

Submitted by the Somerset County Public Information Office. Somerset County residents 60 and…

Somerset County Park Commission Sets Free Outdoor Concert Schedule

Updated: Franklin High School Players Ready ‘Into the Woods’

FHS Alumna Becomes First Honoree Of School’s Arts Program ‘Wall Of Fame’