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Danielsen’s Medical Marijuana Bill Signed Into Law

Danielsen’s Medical Marijuana Bill Signed Into Law

The state’s medical marijuana program will undergo expansion and changes thanks to a bill, co-sponsored by a township-based state Assemblyman, that was signed into law July 2 by Gov. Phil Murphy. The bill, A-20, will create more medical marijuana dispensaries, make it easier for medial marijuana patients to receive the product, and make it easier […]

Diamond Miller Prepares To Join U19 USA National Women’s Basketball Team

Diamond Miller Prepares To Join U19 USA National Women’s Basketball Team

Former Lady Warrior Diamond Miller will have another chance to show her stuff on the world stage while representing the United States this summer when she joins the U19 USA National Women’s Basketball Team. Miller, who did not make the team during tryouts in May, was nonetheless asked to join it on June 26, after […]

Franklin High School Class Of 2019 Given Hot Sendoff

Franklin High School Class Of 2019 Given Hot Sendoff

The more than 530 members of Franklin High School’s Class of 2019 were urged by their classmates and others to stay positive, think big and help others at their June 28 graduation. It was a sweltering day, but the graduates held up under their dress clothes and caps and gowns to cheer their speakers, the […]

In Peek To The Future, Franklin Middle School Promotion Ceremony Held At FHS

In Peek To The Future, Franklin Middle School Promotion Ceremony Held At FHS

More than 500 8th Graders were challenged to “be ready” for opportunities for personal growth during their promotion ceremony held June 27 at Franklin High School. The event marked the first such ceremony for the Franklin Middle School students at the Sampson G. Smith and Hamilton Street campuses. FMS Hamilton Street Campus principal Nick Solomon […]

Middle School Theater Team Creates Space Flight Model For Planetarium

Middle School Theater Team Creates Space Flight Model For Planetarium

Their work is generally not seen outside of the township, but this year the Franklin Middle School SGS/HSC Players Set Design Team created something that is literally out of this world. Or at least it’s a pretty good facsimile. Led by Somerset resident Bill Connell, the team created a model of the “Friendship 7” Mercury […]

Township Council Approves $900K In Police Purchases

Township Council Approves $900K In Police Purchases

More than $900,000 worth of vehicles and equipment for the township police department were approved June 25 by the Township Council. The purchases were for a total of 14 vehicles and 59 digital radios. The Council approved the purchase of 12 2020 Ford Interceptor police SUVs – 10 marked and two unmarked – for a […]

Township Youth Center Construction Contract Awarded

Township Youth Center Construction Contract Awarded

Construction of the long-awaited township youth center project will begin next week, with work starting on the center’s parking lot. That was the word from Township Councilwoman Kimberly Francois (D-At Large) who spoke before the Council approved a $9.8 million contract for the youth center’s construction at the Council’s June 25 meeting. The parking lot, […]

Schools Superintendent, FHS Boy’s Track Team, Honored By Township Council

Schools Superintendent, FHS Boy’s Track Team, Honored By Township Council

Commendations were awarded by the Township Council June 25 to schools Superintendent John Ravally and members of Franklin High School’s championship boy’s track team. Ravally was honored for being named Somerset County’s Superintendent of the Year, while the boy’s track team was commended for capturing the state Group IV title, as well as sectional and […]

Farmers Market Vouchers Available To Eligible Residents

Farmers Market Vouchers Available To Eligible Residents

Eligible residents can apply for $25 vouchers to use at the Franklin Township Farmers’ market, and other farmers’ markets in Somerset County. According to a press release from the Somerset County Freeholders, applicants must be Somerset County residents who are 60 years old or older and show proof of age and residency with a driver’s […]

Indian Cultural Heritage Celebration At Performance Gazebo Deemed A Success

Indian Cultural Heritage Celebration At Performance Gazebo Deemed A Success

The arts and culture of India was on display for more than two hours June 23 at the township’s Performance gazebo on DeMott Lane. Sponsored by teh Sodhani Foundation, the event featured performers by The PRAYOG Group, Madhu Bhandari and Vikram Mehta. Presented were dancers, singers, instrumentalists as well as a short play. The celebration […]