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In Your Opinion: Never Stop Listening To What’s Going On

In Your Opinion: Never Stop Listening To What’s Going On

By Bill Connell, Somerset. This letter is in response to Mark Grieco’s letter regarding his assertion that Pres. Trump’s actions were treason. Your letter made me realize I have stopped listening or trying to understand all together. That’s bad. To start, watching Trump’s public discourse is like that lemonade commercial with the kid playing T-ball. […]

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Township Man Busted Shortly After Allegedly Robbing WaWa

Township Man Busted Shortly After Allegedly Robbing WaWa

A 45-year-old township man faces robbery and other charges after he allegedly stole cash from a gas station booth at the WaWa market on Somerset Street. Dupre J. McCalla of Franklin Park was arrested Aug. 4 a short time after he allegedly brandished a knife to a gas station employee in his attempt to steal […]

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Online Learning During Snow Days ‘Not Prudent’ For Franklin, District Official Says

Online Learning During Snow Days ‘Not Prudent’ For Franklin, District Official Says

The idea has been studied, but abolishing snow days in favor of online learning won’t happen in township schools, a district official said. The idea became a topic of conversation last month after officials of Anderson County School District 5, in South Carolina, decided to require online assignments when schools have to be closed due […]

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Township Man Sustains Serious Head Injuries After Motorcycle Accident

Township Man Sustains Serious Head Injuries After Motorcycle Accident

A 23-year-old township man was in serious condition Aug. 5 after he was thrown from his motorcycle on Ralph Street. David Vega was riding his 2018 Honda motorcycle on Ralph Street shortly before 6:30 a.m. when he hit a parked car, according to a press release from the Franklin Township Police Department. The impact threw […]

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Private School Students May Still Get District Buses In 2018-19 School Year

Private School Students May Still Get District Buses In 2018-19 School Year

The question of whether the school district will provide bus transportation to private schools in the upcoming school year has not yet been answered, despite a notification saying otherwise to private school students’ parents. District officials originally thought transportation would not be provided because an initial request for bids for the contracts resulted in no […]

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Township Man Busted For Retail Theft Ring Was On Probation During Investigation

Township Man Busted For Retail Theft Ring Was On Probation During Investigation

The township man who was among six charged with running a retail theft ring out of a Hamilton Street business was on probation from a previous conviction when the latest alleged illegal activity was taking place. David Rubin, 59, owner of Everything Wireless, 665 Hamilton St., was still serving a 24-month probationary sentence when the […]

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In Your Opinion: Compressor Station And Pipeline Will Cost Well Into The Future

In Your Opinion: Compressor Station And Pipeline Will Cost Well Into The Future

Submitted by Franklin Township Task Force on Compressor Station 206 & NESE’s Steering Committee. Series Issue 6:  Williams-Transco’s NESE and Compressor Station 206:  Who Will Protect Us? The costs of continuing to build natural gas facilities and pipelines will be borne by all of us and future generations who will contend with health issues, impacts […]

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Six Candidates Vie For Three School Board Seats

Six Candidates Vie For Three School Board Seats

Six candidates have filed for the three Board of Education seats up for contention in November’s election. In addition to incumbent Laurie Merris and former board president Ed Potosnak, former board member Pat Stanley has submitted an application to run. Potosnak and Stanley lost their bids for re-election in 2017. Also throwing hats in the […]

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Quail Brook Senior Center August Schedule

Quail Brook Senior Center August Schedule

625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873 (732) 563-4213 Open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Individual Computer Instruction with Mike Dias – Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ** Call (732) 563-4213 to schedule an appointment.** Healthy Bones Exercise Class with Joan Ackerman – Monday, 9:15 a.m. This peer-led, 24-week exercise and […]

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In Your Opinion: FERC Approval Of Transco Compressor Station Would Not Emphasize Protection

In Your Opinion: FERC Approval Of Transco Compressor Station Would Not Emphasize Protection

Submitted by Franklin Township Task Force on Compressor Station 206 & NESE’s Steering Committee. Series Issue 5:  Approval of natural gas facilities and pipelines by FERC does not emphasize protecting us. We are all citizens of a town, state and country with the right to expect clean air and water. Private industries and some elected […]

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