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Officials: Spray Park Construction Site Should Not Interfere With Franklin Day Festival

Officials: Spray Park Construction Site Should Not Interfere With Franklin Day Festival

The Colonial Park spray park’s construction site should not impact the Franklin Day festival in September, a township official said. The spray park is being built on a 1.6-acre parcel next to the playground off Colonial Drive. The festival, which has drawn more than 20,000 visitors, is adjacent to the construction area. Originally planned to […]

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Township Man Charged With Receiving Stolen Trailer Generator Worth $140,000

Township Man Charged With Receiving Stolen Trailer Generator Worth $140,000

A 43-year-old township man was charged Aug. 15 with receiving stolen property after he was allegedly seen with a stolen commercial trailer generator valued at more than $140,000. Aaron Taylor-Fajardo of Hunt Road was charged with 3rd Degree Receiving Stolen Property after he was spotted by police with the generator in the Somerset Village parking […]

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In Your Opinion: Now Up To The Community To Make ‘One Less Move’ Work

In Your Opinion: Now Up To The Community To Make ‘One Less Move’ Work

By Bill Connell, Somerset. This May I was in a South Carolina Arena, about to watch my eldest daughter graduate.  For any parent this is a defining moment.  My daughter’s proud, Mom is proud, and I am proud.  As I looked over the crowd of 1000s of kids all as special as mine, a thought […]

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In Your Opinion: Don’t Rush Approval Of ‘Peace And Nonviolence’ Park

In Your Opinion: Don’t Rush Approval Of ‘Peace And Nonviolence’ Park

By Arnold W. Schmidt, Somerset. Franklin Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad performed the impossible at the August 14th Township Council meeting.  We live in a beautifully diverse town and Mr. Prasad managed to transform the proposed construction and celebration of a “Peace and Nonviolence Park” into a controversial, divisive issue. Mr. Prasad is the organizer and […]

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Life Story: Rose Roginski, 87; Former Somerset Resident

Life Story: Rose Roginski, 87; Former Somerset Resident

Rose Roginski passed away on Aug. 17 at the Bridgeway Care and Rehabilitation Center in Hillsborough. Born on December 26, 1930, she was 87 years old. Mrs. Roginski was born in Newark and grew up in the city before moving to Harrison, Somerset, Whiting and finding her final residence at the Avalon Assisted Living Facility […]

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Griggstown Reformed Church Hosts 138th Annual Harvest Home Festival

Griggstown Reformed Church Hosts 138th Annual Harvest Home Festival

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 the church grounds. This was the 138th annual gathering that brings village residents out to taste home cooking, hear music and singing and play a variety of games. One of […]

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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 the third game of a best of three series over last year’s champs, Galaxy Construction. Starting in mid-April four teams played Friday evenings and Sunday mornings leading to the league playoffs and Championship […]

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Grippo, LaCorte To Be Named ‘Warriors For Life’ At Annual Gala

Grippo, LaCorte To Be Named ‘Warriors For Life’ At Annual Gala

A school district official and a prolific fundraiser and former politician have been named the 2018 “Warriors for Life” by the Warrior for Life Scholarship Foundation. Board of Education President Nancy LaCorte and Bill Grippo, principal of McAfee Road Elementary School, will receive their awards at the Nov. 23 gala. The Warrior for Life Scholarship […]

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Catalpa Park Construction Start Delayed Until Next Year

Catalpa Park Construction Start Delayed Until Next Year

Construction on Catalpa Park has been put off for about a year due to permitting issues. The first phase of the park, bordered by Old Vliet and South Middlebush roads, was expected to be open by this fall. But a realignment of the driveway into the proposed park triggered the need for more stream crossing permits […]

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Township Council Approves Purchase Of Five Electric Cars

Township Council Approves Purchase Of Five Electric Cars

The township motor pool will be a little “greener” soon, now that the Township Council has approved the purchase of five electric cars for its fleet. The cars, along with six charging stations that have yet to be purchased, were anticipated in the 2018 budget. The council at its Aug. 14 meeting approved the $188,312.50 […]

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