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Township Deer Hunting Program To Be Subject Of Open Space Committee Review

Township Deer Hunting Program To Be Subject Of Open Space Committee Review

With its last recommendation on the subject barely seven months old, the Open Space Advisory Committee Jan. 16 agreed to take a “full-scale” look at the township’s deer hunting program. The decision came after Mayor Phil Kramer told the committee that some members of the Township Council were interested in exploring expanding the program. Discussion […]

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Draft Environmental Impact Statement On Transco Gas Compressor Station Due In March

Draft Environmental Impact Statement On Transco Gas Compressor Station Due In March

The draft report on the environmental effects of a proposed natural gas compressor station targeted for the township should be issued in March, according to a Jan. 3 announcement by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. That draft Environmental Impact Statement’s release by the EPA will open a window for public comment before the final EIS […]

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Recycle Natural Christmas Trees In Colonial Park

Recycle Natural Christmas Trees In Colonial Park

Township residents can recycle their Christmas trees from now though Jan. 31, 2018 at Colonial Park Gardens, Parking Lot F, 156 Mettlers Rd. The Somerset County Park Commission is accepting the trees for recycling from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Each family is limited to only one tree that must be free of all […]

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Park Commission to Recycle Christmas Trees

Park Commission to Recycle Christmas Trees

The Somerset County Park Commission will be accepting natural Christmas trees for recycling from Tuesday, December 26, 2017 through Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Somerset County residents may bring their tree to Colonial Park Gardens, Parking Lot F, 156 Mettlers Road in Somerset, Franklin Township or to North Branch Park, at the lighted baseball field, 355 […]

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Transco: Proposed Gas Compressor Would Not Affect Future Reservoir

Transco: Proposed Gas Compressor Would Not Affect Future Reservoir

A natural gas compressor station proposed for the southern end of the township would have no affect on water quality should an adjacent quarry be converted into a reservoir. That was the word from a representative of Williams-Transco, the company that wishes to build the 32,000-horsepower compressor station on 13 acres of an approximately 52-acre […]

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Open Space Advisory Committee Says Goodbye To Consultant

Open Space Advisory Committee Says Goodbye To Consultant

The Open Space Advisory Committee on Dec. 5 said goodbye to its consultant, praising her work in preserving township open space. Fran Varacalli was the township’s open space consultant for the last six years. During that time, she participated in or oversaw a number of preservation initiatives, including the redevelopment of the old Kingston School, […]

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Environmental Commission Presents ‘Environmental Stewardship’ Awards

Environmental Commission Presents ‘Environmental Stewardship’ Awards

The late chairman of the township Environmental Commission and a local school’s youth group were honored at the Nov. 28 Township Council meeting for their environmental efforts. The commission used the council meeting as its platform for awarding its annual Stewardship Awards to the late Arnold Vernick – the commission’s former chairman who died earlier […]

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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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