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She Did It Again! Lady Warrior Kennady Schenck Sinks Buzzer-Beater To Seal Perfect Season

She Did It Again! Lady Warrior Kennady Schenck Sinks Buzzer-Beater To Seal Perfect Season

Call her “The Heartbreaker.” For the second time in two years, Franklin High School’s Kennady Schenck on Feb. 15 used buzzer-beating heroics to break the hearts of her opponents and snatch a meaningful victory for the Lady Warriors basketball team. The first time came in 2017, when all the then-freshman did was grab a rebound […]

Mayor Kramer Holds ‘Valentine’s Day Wedding Extravaganza’

Mayor Kramer Holds ‘Valentine’s Day Wedding Extravaganza’

By PJ Parker. Mayor Phil Kramer is an expert of sorts when the subject is marriage. He and his wife, Laurie Conrad Kramer, have been happily married for 27 years. On Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, Kramer got to share his observations with eight happy couples as he performed their wedding ceremonies in front of family […]

Performance Gazebo Officially Gifted To Township

Performance Gazebo Officially Gifted To Township

The Franklin Township Cultural Arts Commission performance gazebo was officially gifted to the township at the Feb. 12 Township Council meeting. The gazebo, located in the municipal complex, next to the township library’s main branch, was the brainchild of Bill Grippo, the MacAfee Road School principal and former township politician known for his fundraising prowess. […]

Township Council Honors John Clyde With Posthumous Commendation

Township Council Honors John Clyde With Posthumous Commendation

The Township Council on Feb. 12 honored one of their own who died in late January. John Clyde, a former Councilman and Mayor, died Jan. 24 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. A Council member for 16 years, Clyde served as Deputy Mayor in 2000 and Mayor in 2001. Clyde was also active […]

In Your Opinion: Save The Marine Life From The Threats of NESE’s Proposed Pipeline Under Raritan Bay

In Your Opinion: Save The Marine Life From The Threats of NESE’s Proposed Pipeline Under Raritan Bay

Submitted by the Franklin Township Task Force on CS206 & NESE. The fishing and recreation industry by Raritan Bay, as well as the cleaned-up waters and marine life in the bay, would be in danger if the Williams/Transco NESE pipeline is constructed from Sayreville to an offshore point south of Rockaway, NY. Risks of adding […]

FHS Sports: Lady Warriors Continue Undefeated Season With 69-36 Win Over Ridge

FHS Sports: Lady Warriors Continue Undefeated Season With 69-36 Win Over Ridge

Senior Diamond Miller’s 22 points powered the Franklin High School Lady Warriors to their 22nd win over Ridge High School on Feb. 13. Miller was perfect in her six trips to the foul line, and added five field goals and two 3-pointers to lead all scorers in the Lady Warriors’ 69-36 victory. Junior Keona Schenck […]

Defiant Prasad Vows To ‘Fulfill My Term’ Amid Calls To Resign, Accuses Opponents Of Political Grandstanding

Defiant Prasad Vows To ‘Fulfill My Term’ Amid Calls To Resign, Accuses Opponents Of Political Grandstanding

Rejecting repeated calls for his resignation, Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad on Feb. 12 vowed to fill out his term, and accused those who oppose him with “political grandstanding.” Prasad (D-At Large) has been enmeshed in controversy at various times over the last three years, most recently over his handling of the approval process for the […]

In Your Opinion: County And Township Democratic Leadership Must Step Up

In Your Opinion: County And Township Democratic Leadership Must Step Up

By Bill Connell, Somerset. It’s all fun and games ’till someone loses an eye. It’s time to get out the eye patches. Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad’s notion that this is political grandstanding is silly enough to generate snot bubbles during this cold and flu season. The latest Prasad drama started at least a year ago, […]

Life Story: Bruce Williams, 86, Former Councilman, Hall Of Fame Radio Host

Life Story: Bruce Williams, 86, Former Councilman, Hall Of Fame Radio Host

Bruce H. Williams, 86, of New Port Richey, Florida, a former Township Councilman and Mayor, died February 9 at his home after a brief illness. Born February 18, 1932, Williams grew up in East Orange and went on to become one of the country’s top radio talk show hosts. For more than 29 years the […]

‘Empty Bowls’ Fundraising Event Sets Sights On Food Insecurity

‘Empty Bowls’ Fundraising Event Sets Sights On Food Insecurity

Organizers of the upcoming “Empty Bowls Franklin Township” fundraiser have high hopes for their inaugural event. The founding executive team members – Susan Winston Seamon and Bob and Ceil Cheril – say they wanted to do something to help ease the concerns of people with foo insecurity. The fundraiser is set for 1-5 p.m. March […]