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Township Council Champion Of ‘Peace And Nonviolence’ Park Knew Statues Were Under Construction Before Approval Of Their Placement

Township Council Champion Of ‘Peace And Nonviolence’ Park Knew Statues Were Under Construction Before Approval Of Their Placement

Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad knew that construction of the four statues planned for a proposed “Peace and Nonviolence” monument park began months ago, even though the idea of placing the project on township open space has not yet received Township Council approval. Work on the statues was underway at least by early March, according to […]

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In Your Opinion: ‘E Pluribus Unum’ In Reverse

In Your Opinion: ‘E Pluribus Unum’ In Reverse

By Skip Schaeffer, Somerset. “E pluribus unum” is Latin for “out of many, one.”  It is the national motto of the United States and can be found on the Great Seal of the United States as well as some U.S. currency. Franklin Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad apparently has his own translation, though.  He interprets the […]

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Life Story: Dominic Fama, 97; Word War II Veteran

Life Story: Dominic Fama, 97; Word War II Veteran

Dominic Fama died Saturday, August 11 at his home. He was 97. Born in Rossiter, Pennsylvania, as a young man he worked in his family store, the Francis Coal Mines and the railroad. Joining the Marine Corps in 1943, he was stationed in Paris Island, Camp Pendleton and Hilo, Hawaii. Dominic became a corporal and […]

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Township Observes ‘National Farmers Market Week’

Township Observes ‘National Farmers Market Week’

The township observed the end of National Farmers Market Week Aug. 11 with a special versio of its own market. Organized by the Farmers market Coalition, National Farmers Market Week “is a great opportunity to show the nation how much value markets bring to their communities,” according to the organization’s web site. Rainy weather pushed […]

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Somerset Presbyterian Church Revives Peach And Strawberry Festival

Somerset Presbyterian Church Revives Peach And Strawberry Festival

By PJ Parker The thunderclouds and rain did not dampen the August 11 Peach and Strawberry Festival/Fish Fry at Somerset Presbyterian Church on John F. Kennedy Boulevard. A fundraiser for the church, the peach and strawberry theme had been resurrected after a three-year hiatus. Originally planned for the church’s wide, grassy frontage, activities shifted indoors […]

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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 the township’s light manufacturing zones. Those zones, M-1 and M-2, allow for light manufacturing and industrial uses on minimum 5-acre and 2-acre lots, respectively. M-2 Zones are located roughly in […]

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College News: Graduations, Deans’ Lists

College News: Graduations, Deans’ Lists

Anthony Michael Zapata of Somerset has received the following from The University of Alabama: Bachelor of Arts Communication. UA awarded some 5,436 degrees during spring 2018 commencement May 4-6. Brigid Moynihan, a member of the class of 2021 from Somerset, has been named to the spring 2018 Dean’s List at Loyola University Maryland. In order […]

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Danielsen Playing Key Role In Crafting New Medical Marijuana Legislation

Danielsen Playing Key Role In Crafting New Medical Marijuana Legislation

A local state legislator looks to play a role in what promises to be groundbreaking marijuana legislation due later this year. State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) is working to include key segments of medical marijuana legislation he introduced into the final bill, which is now being formed in a Democratic caucus. What’s expected to emerge […]

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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 week, township officials said. The main burst on Aug. 6, sending what some witnesses said was a geyser of water into the air. All township water customers south of Skillmans […]

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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 dog and raccoon occurred on Aug. 1, according to a press release from Somerset County. The raccoon was picked up by township Animal Control, and was sent to the public […]

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