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School Board Honors 30 District Retirees

School Board Honors 30 District Retirees

The Board of Education June 21 honored 30 retired township employees. The employees ranged from teachers to office workers. Special mention was made of Rick Goetz, a 36-year veteran who most recently served as supervisor of maintenance, grounds and custodial services, and Maureen Manning, the assistant business administrator for 12 years. Those honored with a […]

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Open Space Committee: Grassland Preserves Should Be Closed To Hikers For Two Months To Allow For Hunting

Open Space Committee: Grassland Preserves Should Be Closed To Hikers For Two Months To Allow For Hunting

The Negri Nepote and Griggstown natural grasslands preserves should once again be closed to all but hunters from early December to mid-February of 2019, the township Open Space Advisory Committee decided at its June 19 meeting. The ban on hikers and other users of the preserves would be in effect on Mondays through Saturdays during […]

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Ferrero USA Gains Approval For 88,000-Square-Foot Addition

Ferrero USA Gains Approval For 88,000-Square-Foot Addition

An 88,0000-square-foot addition to the Ferrero USA building on Cottontail Lane was approved June 20 by the Planning Board. The addition, which will be constructed over an existing parking lot, will be mainly used for warehousing, the board was told. The loss of parking spaces will not be a problem, the board was told, because […]

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Life Story: Pauline Haney, 94; Former Rutgers Prep Teacher

Life Story: Pauline Haney, 94; Former Rutgers Prep Teacher

Pauline (Griffin) Haney died June 19 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was 94 years old. Pauline graduated from University of New Hampshire in 1944. A talented math student, she was recruited by Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Company to accelerate her degree so she could work as an engineer designing aircraft engines. She […]

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Open Space Committee Rejects Plan For ‘Peace And Nonviolent’ Monument Park At Consolata

Open Space Committee Rejects Plan For ‘Peace And Nonviolent’ Monument Park At Consolata

A proposed “Peace and Non-Violence” monument park should not be located on the former Consolata property, a township advisory board recommended June 19. Instead, some version of the park should be incorporated into the Memorial Forest at Cedar Grove Lane and Amwell Road, the township Open Space Advisory Committee recommended. The committee also admonished the […]

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Environmental Commission Wants Study Of Fences, Professional Hunters To Control Deer Herd

Environmental Commission Wants Study Of Fences, Professional Hunters To Control Deer Herd

The township Environmental Commission wants the administration to study two vastly different methods of controlling the deer population in Franklin. The first was to look into the cost and feasibility of fencing an approximately quarter-mile stretch of township-owned property along DeMott Lane and, alternatively, look into the cost and feasibility of fencing off that entire […]

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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 older are invited to submit one original creation for a Juried Senior Art Exhibit, set for the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Gallery, 20 Grove St., from July 30 through Sept. 7. Completed entry forms must be received by July 16. All […]

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Protec Ducks Announce Affiliation With NAHL’s Minnesota Magicians

Protec Ducks Announce Affiliation With NAHL’s Minnesota Magicians

The Protec Ducks, a group of youth travel hockey teams, has announced its third league affiliation. The teams, based out of ProtecHockey Ponds Ice Center on Worlds Fair Drive, have joined the Minnesota Magicians as part of the North American Hockey League, according to a press release from the company. The Ducks are already affiliated […]

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First Baptist Church Of Lincoln Gardens Takes Historic Step In Ordaining Deaconesses

First Baptist Church Of Lincoln Gardens Takes Historic Step In Ordaining Deaconesses

History was made at the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens June 17 as 20 deaconesses were officially ordained as members of the church’s hierarchy. In the past, deaconesses were seen largely as the church’s “auxiliary,” given the title simply because their husbands had been ordained deacons, FBCLG Senior Pastor DeForest Soaries said in an […]

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Sister 2 Sister Unveils ‘Serenity Garden’

Sister 2 Sister Unveils ‘Serenity Garden’

There is now a place for women fighting breast cancer to take some time and relax. Sister 2 Sister – formerly known as the Sisters Network of Central New Jersey – opened its new “Serenity Garden” June 16 with a luncheon and tea party. The garden is located in the back yard of the organization’s […]

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