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Township Council Passes Anti-Fracking Ordinance Amendment

Township Council Passes Anti-Fracking Ordinance Amendment

Hydraulic fracturing – fracking – is now banned in the township, thanks to an ordinance amendment passed March 25 by the Township Council. Fracking is a process by which natural gas is extracted from the Earth. Proponents say it’s a safe process, while opponents say it poses numerous health and environmental threats. The amendment to […]

Nina Corinne (Camuti) Danielsen, 93, Formerly of Somerset, Was Teacher

Nina Corinne (Camuti) Danielsen, 93, Formerly of Somerset, Was Teacher

Nina Corinne (Camuti) Danielsen, 93, passed away peacefully at her home in Meadow Lakes Continuing Care Community in Hightstown on March 22, 2014, surrounded by family. She was born at home in the Bronx on March 4,1921, the day President Warren Harding was sworn into office. She attended The Ursuline School in New Rochelle and […]

Franklin Police To Participate In Police Unity Bicycle Tour, Seeking Donations

Franklin Police To Participate In Police Unity Bicycle Tour, Seeking Donations

A contingent of 18 bicyclists from the Franklin Township Police Department will join about 1,200 others May 10 as they leave the township police headquarters for a three-day ride to raise money for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. The ride, called the Police Unity Tour, will wind through Pennsylvania and Maryland […]

Outsey, Normandia Acknowledged For College Scholarships (With Photo Gallery)

Outsey, Normandia Acknowledged For College Scholarships (With Photo Gallery)

Two Franklin High School athletes were finally recognized for the college scholarships they earned at the March 25 Fall/Winter National Signing Day celebration. The two – football defensive end/linebacker Jameer Outsey and wrestler Ralph Normandia – actually signed their letters of intent in February. But winter snow storms and schedule conflicts delayed the school’s annual […]

Township Council Hears About Energy Aggregation

Township Council Hears About Energy Aggregation

The “how to” of the township entering into an energy aggregation contract was explained to the Township Council at its March 24 meeting. Gary Finger, an ombudsman from the state Board of Public Utilities, explained the process by which the township would contract for energy supplies for all township residents. Towns have had the authority […]

Proposed $57 Million Municipal Budget Includes Slight Tax Increase, Money For Roads, Sidewalks

Proposed $57 Million Municipal Budget Includes Slight Tax Increase, Money For Roads, Sidewalks

The proposed 2014 budget that will be presented to the Township Council next month includes a slight tax increase and money for street repaving and a controversial sidewalk construction plan. Whether that $750,000 allocation for sidewalks on streets near Franklin Middle School survives in the budget that is finally adopted by the council remains to […]

Somerset Patriots Launch Internet Broadcast Network For Live Games, Original Programs

Somerset Patriots Launch Internet Broadcast Network For Live Games, Original Programs

Somerset Patriots fans who can’t make every home game this season will be able to watch at least 20 of them via the Internet, thanks to SPN.tv, the Patriots’ media network. In addition to live-streaming 20 games during the season, SPN.tv will also broadcast eight original programs and game recaps. The first game to be […]

Councilman, School Board President Face Off On Meeting Date

Councilman, School Board President Face Off On Meeting Date

Voices got a little loud at the March 20 Board of Education meeting when a Township Councilman and the board president engaged in a heated discussion about a meeting between among members of both bodies. Councilman Phil Kramer (D-Ward 3) used the board meeting’s public portion to tell members that a meeting he has requested […]

School Board Hires LeRoy Seitz As New Interim Schools Superintendent

School Board Hires LeRoy Seitz As New Interim Schools Superintendent

A 40-year educational veteran – and veteran of a very public dust-up with Gov. Chris Christie – was named interim schools Superintendent March 20 by the Board of Education. LeRoy Seitz will take over the helm on March 29, the day after current interim Superintendent Eveny Pagan leaves the district for another job. Seitz, of […]

Somerset Patriots Re-Sign Piscataway’s Corey Smith

Somerset Patriots Re-Sign Piscataway’s Corey Smith

The Somerset Patriots have announced the re-signing of third baseman Corey Smith. Smith had an All-Star season for the Patriots in 2013, finishing with a .269 batting average, 82 runs, 138 hits, 29 doubles, 20 home runs, and 84 RBI in 133 games played. Smith was the Atlantic League Player Of The Month for May […]