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School Board President, Environmentalist Potosnak Tapped For Gov.-Elect Murphy’s Transition Team

School Board President, Environmentalist Potosnak Tapped For Gov.-Elect Murphy’s Transition Team

Gov.-elect Phil Murphy has tapped a township resident to serve on his transition team. Ed Potosnak, the current Board of Education president and executive director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, will sit on Murphy’s Environment and Energy committee. “With the election of Gov. Murphy, New Jersey has a tremendous opportunity to re-claim […]

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Shade Tree Commission Plans For 2018 Tree Sale

Shade Tree Commission Plans For 2018 Tree Sale

The township Shade Tree Commission is preparing for its 2018 tree sale. Orders for the sale will be taken on the commission’s web site beginning Dec. 1. The trees cost $45 each, and there is a limit of two trees per species. Trees that will be offered for sale are Firefall Maple, Service Berry/Autumn Brilliance, […]

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UPDATED Kramer: Township To Host Climate Summit In October

UPDATED Kramer: Township To Host Climate Summit In October

Update: The Mayor’s Summit has been postponed to either late January or early February, Mayor Phil Kramer said Sept. 26. Kramer said many of the people he was inviting to the event, originally scheduled for Oct. 7, said they could not attend because they would be campaigning, and that they wished it could be held […]

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Register for Peony Workshop at Colonial Park Garden

Register for Peony Workshop at Colonial Park Garden

Submitted by the Somerset County Park Commission. The Somerset County Park Commission’s Colonial Park Gardens will offer an interactive “Peony Propagation Workshop” from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Colonial Park Garden, 156 Mettlers Road, Somerset. Led by Kathleen Gagan, National Peony Expert and owner of Peony’s Envy, the educational hands-on workshop will include an […]

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Flower And Garden Photography Workshop Scheduled For Colonial Park Gardens

Flower And Garden Photography Workshop Scheduled For Colonial Park Gardens

The Somerset County Park Commission Colonial Park Gardens will welcome participants to the “Flower and Garden Photography” workshop led by professional photographer Brien Szabo on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:30 A.M. The session will begin in the Horticulture Building next to the Colonial Park Rose Garden, Parking Lot A, Colonial Park. The workshop will […]

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Meeting Update: Franklin Township Task Force on Compressor Station 206 And NESE

Meeting Update: Franklin Township Task Force on Compressor Station 206 And NESE

Submitted by Task Force member Barbara Cuthbert. Each month, the Task Force meets at the Municipal Building, 475 DeMott Lane, and all who want to be informed, get involved, and share insights are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate. Meetings start at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers on the fourth Thursday of each month […]

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Fragrance And Sensory Garden Tour Set For Colonial Park

Fragrance And Sensory Garden Tour Set For Colonial Park

The Somerset County Park Commission Colonial Park Gardens will welcome visitors to tour the Fragrance and Sensory Garden and enjoy a lecture by David Hyde of Well-Sweep Herb Farm. “Sense and Scents-Ability – The Exotic World of Herbs & Spices” is scheduled for Saturday, August 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A guided tour […]

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Workshop Aims To Teach Children How To Make Composting Bins

Workshop Aims To Teach Children How To Make Composting Bins

Submitted by Somerset County Park Commission. The Horticulture staff at Colonial Park Gardens will present a children’s workshop, “Little Wigglers”, How to Make Your Own Composting Bin” from 10 a.m. to noon May 27. Children age 5 to 12 (limit 10 children who must be accompanied by an adult) will learn about ‘vermicomposting,’ the term […]

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Landscape Re-Designs For Blackwells Mills, Griggstown Causeways On Display

Landscape Re-Designs For Blackwells Mills, Griggstown Causeways On Display

A dozen proposed landscape re-designs for the Griggstown and Blackwells Mills causeways will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 15-26 at the D&R Canal State Park Headquarters, 15 Mapleton Road in Princeton. The re-designs were created by Rutgers University students. One re-design for each causeway along the Millstone Valley National Scenic […]

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Delaware & Raritan Canal Dredging Project Set To Begin In November

Delaware & Raritan Canal Dredging Project Set To Begin In November

The long-delayed and controversial plan to dredge a 10-mile stretch of the D&R Canal in the township is set to begin in November, according to information from the New Jersey Water Supply Authority. Delays to the $52 million project, which was initially slated to begin in 2014, have forced a doubling of the cost to […]

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