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Claremont Road School To Go Solar

Claremont Road School To Go Solar

Claremont Road School’s electricity will soon be supplied via solar energy, thanks to a decision made February 25 by the Board of Education. The Board voted to approve an $813,501 contract for the solar installation to EZNERGY NJ of Brick. The solar panels will be installed on the school’s roof. Board member Ed Potosnak said […]

New Recreation Director Wants To Gauge Park Use

New Recreation Director Wants To Gauge Park Use

Responding to criticism leveled at a recent proposed park, the newly minted director of the township Parks & Recreation Department said he wants to come up with a better way to gauge township park use. Director William “Beau” Byrtus said at the February 10 virtual meeting of the township Recreation Advisory Council that there does […]

Support A Ban On Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers? Environmental Commission Wants To Know

Support A Ban On Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers? Environmental Commission Wants To Know

The Environmental Commission wants to know if Franklin residents support some type of ban on gas-powered leaf blowers. Commission members came to that decision during their February 1 virtual meeting, after hearing from a Princeton-based activist who is getting her town to act on a ban. The activist, Eunice Wong, talked about her efforts to […]

Environmental Commission To Host Talk About Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

Environmental Commission To Host Talk About Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

The community is invited to join the township Environmental Commission for a virtual discussion about the use of gas-powered leaf blowers, set for 7 p.m. on February 1. The Commission has invited Eunice Wong, a well-known activist on the topic, to speak at the meeting. According to a release about the meeting, “the subject of […]

Open Space Committee Likes Prescribed Burns For Grasslands

Open Space Committee Likes Prescribed Burns For Grasslands

There may be more prescribed burns in the future for the township’s preserved grassland sites. A January 12 burn at John Clyde Memorial Native Grasslands apparently went so well that the township’s Open Space Advisory Committee will recommend more. Prescribed burns are conducted for a number of reasons, including removing scrub brush and limbs that […]

Solar Company Seeks To Aid Low- And Moderate-Income Families

Solar Company Seeks To Aid Low- And Moderate-Income Families

A project touted to help reduce the utility bills for township low- and moderate-income families is expected to receive the Township Council’s support. The project was introduced to the Council’s Public Works Committee by representatives from Manhattan-based Dimension Renewable Energy, who propose installing solar arrays on some of the township’s larger warehouse buildings, Township Councilman […]

Proposed ‘Pocket Park’ To Have Public Hearing

Proposed ‘Pocket Park’ To Have Public Hearing

Township residents will have the chance in January to give their opinions on a proposed “pocket park” at New Brunswick Road and Willow Avenue. The Township Council at its November 10 meeting decided to hold a special Council meeting on the second Tuesday in January 2021 to give residents an opportunity to say how they […]

FR&A Photo Gallery: Trails Advisory Committee Photo Contest Winners

FR&A Photo Gallery: Trails Advisory Committee Photo Contest Winners

The winners of the 2020 Trails Advisory Committee’s “Take A Photo From A Trail” photo contest have been announced. The annual contest is open to children and adults and seeks to publicize the benefits of Franklin’s many trails. The categories are each of the areas which host trails. Following are the winning photographs: Bunker Hill […]

No Support For Installing ‘Green Roof’ On Environmental Center

No Support For Installing ‘Green Roof’ On Environmental Center

A bid by a member of the Open Space Advisory Committee to recommend installing a “green roof” on the Bunker Hill Environmental Center got no traction at the Committee’s October 20 virtual meeting. Open Space members didn’t think the location was right for a green roof, and also questioned whether the environmental center building could […]

Annual John Clyde Stream Cleanup Date Set

Annual John Clyde Stream Cleanup Date Set

The annual John Clyde Stream Cleanup is set for 9:30 a.m. to noon September 26 at Seeley’s Run. The annual event, sponsored by the township Environmental Commission, is named after the late former township Mayor who created it. The Commission is partnering with Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership (LRWP), The Watershed Institute (TWI) and others to […]

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