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Arbor Day To Be Commemorated At Hageman Farm

Arbor Day To Be Commemorated At Hageman Farm

Submitted by Sara Malone, Chair of the Shade Tree Commission. Arbor Day will be commemorated this year in the township with a ceremonial tree planting and the giving away of 500 tree seedlings, courtesy of the Franklin Township Shade Tree Commission. The commission, in conjunction with the Meadows Foundation and local Boy and Girl Scout […]








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Updated: Blasting Won’t Affect Transco Compressor Station

Updated: Blasting Won’t Affect Transco Compressor Station

Update: “Blowdowns” at the proposed Transco natural gas compressor station 206 could occur four to five times a week, for four to six weeks, while the compressor station is being tested, a company spokesman said. A blowdown is a forced release of gas into the air. Transco spokesman Christopher Stockton said that the number of […]








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The Blizzard That Wasn’t; Snow Storm Doesn’t Live Up To Predictions

The Blizzard That Wasn’t; Snow Storm Doesn’t Live Up To Predictions

It was far from the blizzard it was forecast to be, but the winter storm that that hit the area March 14 still managed to cause some chaos. The storm dropped between 5 and 5.5 inches on the township, and, according to the National Weather Service, that was on the low end for Somerset County. […]








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Hundreds Hear Strategies To Defeat Proposed Compressor

Hundreds Hear Strategies To Defeat Proposed Compressor

Area residents who want to defeat a proposed natural gas compressor station must remain engaged and fight it at every level. That was the word from a panel of activists gathered Feb. 27 at Sampson G. Smith Elementary School in a forum hosted by the township’s newly formed Task Force on Compressor Station 206. About […]








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Four Township Girls Members Of National Champion Dance Team

Four Township Girls Members Of National Champion Dance Team

Four township women are part of a dance team that earlier this month won its third national title in the National Dance Team Championships. The girls – Clarissa Miller, Ashlee Sorenson, Mindy Wanagosit and Rachel Wanagosit – are part of the Jersey Girls All Star Dance Team, headquartered at the Central Jersey Dance and Gymnastics […]








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Rutgers Cooperative Extension Offers A High Tunnel Winter Lettuce Workshop

Rutgers Cooperative Extension Offers A High Tunnel Winter Lettuce Workshop

Submitted by Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County is offering a “High Tunnel Winter Lettuce” workshop from 5:30 to 8 o’clock in the evening on January 31, 2017 at 310 Milltown Rd. in Bridgewater. The class is being offered as part of the RCE’s Ultra-Niche Crops Series of workshops. The cost for […]








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Park Commission Accepts International ‘Garden of Excellence’ Award

Park Commission Accepts International ‘Garden of Excellence’ Award

At an Oct. 7 ceremony at the Rudolf van der Goot Rose Garden at Colonial Park in Somerset, Somerset County Park Commissioners and Staff formally accepted the 2015 World Federation of Rose Societies’ (WFRS) Garden of Excellence Award. The nomination was submitted by Dr. Suni Bolar, Vice President of the Jersey Shore Rose Society and […]








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Bunker Hill Environmental Center Re-Opened To Township Students

Bunker Hill Environmental Center Re-Opened To Township Students

The Bunker Hill Environmental Center was re-opened to township students Sept. 20, with a group of MacAfee Road School 3rd Graders leading the way. The center, nestled on about 96 acres off of Bunker Hill Road in Griggstown, provides a hands-on environmental science lab to the school district’s students in grades K-12. The center is provided […]








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2016 Trails Advisory Photo Contest Winners Announced

2016 Trails Advisory Photo Contest Winners Announced

Winners of the 2016 Trails Advisory Committee Photo Contest were announced at the Sept. 14 meeting. The winners were Navajo Singh, Jennifer Tuck, Santiago Caasi and Kathy Bland. The winning pictures are included in the 2017 Trails calendar, which can be seen here. Judges had to pick from 39 entries, a job that committee chairwoman […]








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Huge Turnout At FERC Gas Compressor ‘Scoping Session’

Huge Turnout At FERC Gas Compressor ‘Scoping Session’

More than 200 people showed up Sept. 15 at the Senior/Community Center to give their opinions about the siting of a natural gas compression station in the southern part of the township. And judging by the comments made by people outside the building and in prior venues, there weren’t too many positive opinions given. The […]








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