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Residents Learn How To Fight Proposed TRANSCO Gas Compressor Station

Residents Learn How To Fight Proposed TRANSCO Gas Compressor Station

Residents opposed to a plan to build a natural gas compressor station near the Trap Rock quarry gathered at a township school April 18 to continue their fight. The session at Franklin Middle School was meant to help opponents of the Williams-Transco plan to build the compressor station gain what’s called intervenor status and to […]

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Two Township Residents Among Newest Crop Of Master Gardeners

Two Township Residents Among Newest Crop Of Master Gardeners

Two township residents were among 17 students who graduated in March from Somerset County’s Rutgers Master Gardener Program. Tom Fucaloro and  W “RP”  Raghupathi, both of Somerset, were among those completing the 24-week course. The program consists of in-depth horticultural training covering the study of plant biology, turf, insects, pest and disease control, landscape design, […]

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Connect with Nature at Colonial Park Gardens ‘Forest Bathing’

Connect with Nature at Colonial Park Gardens ‘Forest Bathing’

Submitted by the Somerset County Park Commission. The Colonial Park Gardens staff will present a unique program, “Forest Bathing,” from noon to 2 p.m. April 8 and Sept. 9 at the Colonial Park Gardens, Parking Lot A. The Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, which translates as “forest bathing”, is intended to help foster a connection with […]

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Rose Pruning Workshop At Colonial Park

Rose Pruning Workshop At Colonial Park

Submitted by Somerset County Park Commission. When they promised you a rose garden, they should have given you the know-how to keep it healthy and beautiful. The opportunity to gain the knowledge necessary for growing beautiful and sustainable roses is available from the Colonial Park Horticulture staff in collaboration with the Jersey Shore Rose Society. […]

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Climate Summit, Brainchild Of Mayor Kramer, Gets Rave Reviews

Climate Summit, Brainchild Of Mayor Kramer, Gets Rave Reviews

About 160 people attended a “Mayors’ Climate Summit” at Rutgers University Feb. 3, an event that was the brainchild of Mayor Phil Kramer. The summit was held at Rutgers’ Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in New Brunswick and was attended mainly by mayors and other elected officials from throughout the state. […]

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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 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will open a window for public comment before […]

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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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