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Police Log: Nov. 1 – 4, 2013

Valerio Rodriguez of Somerset was cited for careless driving Nov. 1 after he was involved in a collision with a car driven by Pamela Attanasio, also of Somerset. Attanasio told police that Rodriguez’ school bus made a left turn from Hamilton to Berry streets, directly in front of hers. § A leaf blower valued at […]

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Get Rid of Unwanted and Expired Medications on Nov. 9

The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office will host the annual American Medicine Chest Challenge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at the office headquarters, 20 Grove St., Somerville. A sheriff’s officer will be stationed at the entrance to collect medications, according to a press release about the event. Unused, unwanted and expired medications should […]

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In Your Opinion: Setting the record straight on Board Ethics Complaints

By Julia Presley No determination on any of the ethics complaints filed against me by Mr. Trautmann, Mr. Seamon, Mr. Burton, and/or Ms. Abreu has been found to have any merit.  That is Mr. Trautmann’s opinion.  It is Mr. Trautmann’s intention to mislead and misinform the public; I find this to be disingenuous.  It is […]

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Franklin Candidates in Local, Regional and State-Wide Races Nov. 5

Franklin Candidates in Local, Regional and State-Wide Races Nov. 5

We’re coming down to the wire, folks. Election Day is Nov. 5; township residents will not only help pick a governor, state Senator, state Assembly members and county Sheriff, but also new Board of Education and Township Council members. There are also the two public questions, one of which would allow proceeds from games of […]

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In Your Opinion: Focus of School Board Ethics Complaints Should be on Conduct

By Rob Trautman, Somerset I am writing this in response to the editorial penned by Julia Presley recently that inappropriately and falsely accused me, along with others, of fiscal irresponsibility for filing ethics complaints against Ms. Presley.  As an initial matter, I must make clear that I am writing as an individual and not on […]

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Township Council: James Vassanella (D)

Name: James Vassanella Street Address: 39 Austin Ave. Section of Town You Live In: Somerset If incumbent, how many years have you served: Eight. Do you belong to any civic organizations: Cub Scouts pack 195 Little League Lions Club Franklin Soccer President of the Franklin Community Foundation Trustee of the CJHRC- Housing Resource Center and […]

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Township Council: Phil Kramer (D)

Name: Phil Kramer Street Address: 429 Canal Rd. Section of Town You Live In: Somerset If incumbent, how many years have you served: Four Do you belong to any civic organizations: Present Canal Fest Organizing team Cedar Hill Cemetery – Board of Directors Marconi Foundation – Trustee Past US Air Force B52 Pilot Campaign to […]

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UPDATED: Administrative Law Judge Will Hear Eight Ethics Complaints Against School Board President

UPDATED: Administrative Law Judge Will Hear Eight Ethics Complaints Against School Board President

Updated with response from Julia Presley. Eight ethics complaints filed against Board of Education president Julia Presley by three board members and a former elementary school principal will be heard by an Administrative Law Judge. The state Department of Education’s School Ethics Commission on Oct. 29 adopted recommendations from its Sept. 24 meeting to forward […]

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$1.1 Million Easton Avenue Repaving Begins Nov. 1

$1.1 Million Easton Avenue Repaving Begins Nov. 1

Milling and paving of Easton Avenue from John F. Kennedy Boulevard to Worlds Fair Drive begins at about 8 p.m. Nov. 1. The $1.1 million job is expected to take until Nov. 15, according to the Somerset County engineering department’s Rich Lazicky. Th work also includes all of the jughandles in that stretch of the […]

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In Your Opinion: Support Seamon, Danielsen and LaCorte

By John P. Felix, Somerset As you are aware, next Tuesday, November 5th, we’ll elect politicians to represents us at both State and local levels of governments. Much more importantly, we’ll also elect School Board officers who will be sworn to “provide excellent educational opportunities… for every student” as well as … “develop every student […]

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