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Patriots Prevail Over Skeeters 7-5

Patriots Prevail Over Skeeters 7-5

Sugar Land, TX – The Somerset Patriots (7-5) snapped their four game losing streak by defeating the Sugar Land Skeeters (6-6) 7-5 in 10 innings Wednesday afternoon from Constellation Field. For the second time this season catcher Adam Donachie hit a game winning RBI single in extra innings. In the bottom of the first inning […]

School Board Approves $142M Budget; Some Teaching Positions Saved

School Board Approves $142M Budget; Some Teaching Positions Saved

A $142 million spending plan for the 2014-2015 school year was approved May 6 by the Board of Education. The budget is powered by a tax levy of nearly $130 million, comprised of $124,774,680 for the general fund and $4,626,751 for the district’s debt service. The general fund portion of the levy is 2 percent […]

Fumes Sicken Workers At Clyde Road Business

Fumes Sicken Workers At Clyde Road Business

Two employees of Access Bio, Clyde Road, were taken to an area hospital for evaluation after they and others were sickened by the fumes from an epoxy coating, police said. Police were called to the business shortly after 2:30 a.m. May 7 on a report of workers falling ill, according to a release from police […]

Sugar Land Doubles Up Patriots 4-2

Sugar Land Doubles Up Patriots 4-2

Sugar Land, TX – The Sugar Land Skeeters (6-5) defeated the Somerset Patriots (6-5) 4-2 Tuesday evening from Constellation Field in the first game of a lengthy six game series. In the top of the sixth inning second baseman Nate Spears slapped a RBI double to give the Patriots a 1-0 advantage. Sugar Land responded […]

Two Township Men Among First Nabbed In State Anti-Dumping Campaign

Two Township Men Among First Nabbed In State Anti-Dumping Campaign

A new state anti-dumping program barely two months old has already yielded charges against several alleged illegal dumpers, including two township men. The effort, called, “Don’t Waste Our Open Space,” was launched in March and is a joint operation among several DEP agencies including Parks, Fish & Wildlife, Compliance & Enforcement, Solid Waste, Water Resources, State […]

Thomas Edison EnergySmart 3rd Graders Win Robotics Award

Thomas Edison EnergySmart 3rd Graders Win Robotics Award

A team of 3rd Graders from the Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School won a “Disaster Blaster” award at the Junior FIRST Lego League World Expo in St. Louis, Mo. The team won for its robot design to help people during a natural disaster. The league is for students in grades Kindergarten through 3rd to show […]

The Center School Prepares For September Opening

The Center School Prepares For September Opening

A private school for the learning disabled is preparing its new home in the township for a September grand opening. The Center School last week closed on its new home at 2 Riverview Drive. The K-12 school had been operating out of a Branchburg building after its original school in Highland Park was destroyed by […]

FHS Sports: Freshman Baseball Team Loses Big, Wins Big

FHS Sports: Freshman Baseball Team Loses Big, Wins Big

The Franklin High School freshman baseball team was on both ends of lopsided games over the past few days. On May 5, the Warriors crushed Delaware Valley Regional High School 13-1, but was on the receiving end in a 10-0 loss to South Plainfield High School on May 2. In the May 5 contest, the […]

Lancaster Cruises Past Patriots 10-1

Lancaster Cruises Past Patriots 10-1

Lancaster, PA – The Lancaster Barnstormers (7-3) crushed the Somerset Patriots (6-4) 10-1 Monday night at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Lancaster won three of the four games in the series. In the top of the second inning designated hitter Ty Wright blasted a solo home run (1) to give the Patriots an early 1-0 advantage. Catcher […]

UPDATED: Franklin High School Principal Suddenly Resigns; No Reason Given

UPDATED: Franklin High School Principal Suddenly Resigns; No Reason Given

Here’s what’s happened since the FR&A broke this story: An online petition has been created, urging the Board of Education to not accept Bevere’s resignation at its May 8 meeting. The board will consider the resignation as part of the interim Superintendent’s personnel report. The reason given for Bevere’s resignation in that report is “personal.” […]