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Open Space Committee Recommends Fine-Tuning To Hunting Program

Open Space Committee Recommends Fine-Tuning To Hunting Program

The number of permits for most of the township’s hunting sites should be increased for the 2019-20 hunting season, the township Open Space Advisory Committee decided at its June 18 meeting. Committee members hope that doing so will increase the number of deer culled during the season, and continue the upward trend in numbers seen […]

More Than 100 Turn Out To Clean Stream In Honor Of John Clyde

More Than 100 Turn Out To Clean Stream In Honor Of John Clyde

An estimated 150 people gathered at the Franklin-New Brunswick border on Hamilton Street April 13 to carry on the legacy of the man who started the township stream cleanings decades ago. The inaugural John Clyde Memorial Stream Cleanup at Mile Run was attended by township residents and representatives, as well as by members of a […]

Somerset County ‘Walk, Bike, Hike’ Project Brought Out For Public Review And Comment

Somerset County ‘Walk, Bike, Hike’ Project Brought Out For Public Review And Comment

SOMERVILLE – With a labyrinth of proposed bike lanes and shared use paths, Franklin Township figures to play a large role in Somerset County’s “Walk, Bike, Hike Somerset County” plan. The plan, still in its early stages, outlines the first stage of upgrades and redesigns for the county’s trails and bike systems, according to a […]

‘Drive Electric Earth Day’ Features Benefits Of Electric Vehicles

‘Drive Electric Earth Day’ Features Benefits Of Electric Vehicles

The township Green Team and Environmental Commission are hosting a Drive Electric Earth Day from 5:30-8 p.m. April 23 in the township Community/Senior Center parking lot, off DeMott Lane. Sponsored by Plug-In America, the event will feature more than a dozen models of electric vehicles, including the best selling Tesla Model 3, according to a […]

Two Somerset Women Among Newest Somerset County Master Gardener Intern Class

Two Somerset Women Among Newest Somerset County Master Gardener Intern Class

Two township women are among 12 newly minted interns of the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Somerset County program. Amy Xiang and Karen Davis, both of Somerset, completed their six months of horticultural training, and graduated earlier this month. The educational part of the curriculum focused on botany, soil, lawn care, pruning techniques, entomology, pest and disease […]

Arbor Day Celebration Set For Naaman Williams Park

Arbor Day Celebration Set For Naaman Williams Park

A tree planting and tree giveaway at Naaman Williams Park on Matilda Avenue will mark the township’s commemoration of Arbor Day. The April 27 event is scheduled to be held from 10 a.m. to noon. The township Shade Tree Commission is sponsoring the event, at which 225 tree seedlings will be given away. The seedling […]

‘West Side Story’ Presented at Franklin High School

‘West Side Story’ Presented at Franklin High School

Franklin High School presents the musical “West Side Story” at 7:30 p.m. April 5, 6, 12 and 13, and 2:30 p.m. April 14. West Side Story is a musical inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. The story is set in an Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid 1950s, […]

Volunteers Help Clean Up Six Mile Run Property

Volunteers Help Clean Up Six Mile Run Property

About 45 people gathered at an abandoned farm house in the Six Mile Run state park March 16 to help clean up a bit of Franklin Township history. Organized by former Mayor Chris Kelly, the group – which included Boy Scouts, politicians and a geo-caching group – spent several hours climbing in and around the […]

State To Trap Masada Street Wild Turkeys, Their Fates Yet To Be Determined

State To Trap Masada Street Wild Turkeys, Their Fates Yet To Be Determined

The Masada Street wild turkeys’ days may be numbered. That’s because state environmental officials are slated to begin trapping and removing them. What happens next depends on whether they are classified as a nuisance or aggressive. If biologists from the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife determine they are just nuisances, […]

Legislators: FERC Ignored Residents’ Concerns In Draft EIS UPDATED

Legislators: FERC Ignored Residents’ Concerns In Draft EIS UPDATED

Update: FERC’s final EIS was not altered by public comments and testimony in the time between the draft EIS was issued and Jan. 25. FERC maintains in the EIS that the proposed Compressor Station 206 will have impacts on the environment, but proposed and suggested mitigation factors will keep that impact minimal. Original Story: The […]

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