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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 […]

Somerset County Launches App For Recycling Information

Somerset County Launches App For Recycling Information

Submitted by Somerset County Public Information. Somerset County has launched Recycle Coach, a free mobile app that is now available to residents. The app is designed to make recycling and solid waste information easily accessible as well as promote the “go green” goal of reducing, reusing and recycling within the community. “Our county is excited […]

Environmental Commission Presents Annual Stewardship Awards At Council Meeting

Environmental Commission Presents Annual Stewardship Awards At Council Meeting

A long-time public servant and the Board of Education were given Environmental Stewardship Awards Nov. 27 by the township Environmental Commission. The awards were given out during the Township Council meeting. John Clyde, a former Township Councilman and current Environmental Commission member, was presented with the individual award for his years of service. The school […]

State Assemblyman: Franklin ‘Not Equipped’ To Handle Gas Compressor Disaster

State Assemblyman: Franklin ‘Not Equipped’ To Handle Gas Compressor Disaster

The township is “not equipped” to handle any potential disaster that could occur at a planned gas turbine compressor station targeted for a 52-acre tract in Little Rocky Hill, state environmental officials were told Nov. 5. That was the word from state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17), one of more than 100 people who were scheduled […]

More Than 400 Township Homes To Be Switched To Dual-Stream Recycling

More Than 400 Township Homes To Be Switched To Dual-Stream Recycling

How recyclables are separated and picked up will change for a number of township residents in early December. About 425 homes will be switched to dual-stream recycling, which means they will be getting separate containers for cardboard and paper products and for glass, cans and plastics. Those affected lie within the area bordered roughly by […]

Trails Advisory Committee Photo Contest Winners Announced

Trails Advisory Committee Photo Contest Winners Announced

Six township residents came up winners in the annual photo contest sponsored by the township Trails Advisory Committee. Five of the winners received their prizes at the Sept. 12 committee meeting. The winners will have their photos featured in the committee’s upcoming calendar. The winners are: Overall winner: Corrine Prochazka Adult Photo Contest Navjot Singh […]

Connect with Nature at Colonial Park Gardens ‘Forest Bathing’

Connect with Nature at Colonial Park Gardens ‘Forest Bathing’

The Colonial Park Gardens staff will present a unique program, “Forest Bathing,” on Sunday, September 9 at the Colonial Park Gardens, Parking Lot A. The program will run from noon to 2:00 P.M. The Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, which translates as “forest bathing”, is intended to help foster a connection with nature that feeds the […]

$52 Million D&R Canal Dredging Project Underway

$52 Million D&R Canal Dredging Project Underway

The $52 million Delaware & Raritan Canal dredging project is underway. The entire project is expected to take four years, although actual dredging will occur in 2018, 2019 and 2020, according to the New Jersey Water Supply Authority’s web site on the project. During this stage of the project, the canal is closed to boaters […]

Township Observes ‘National Farmers Market Week’

Township Observes ‘National Farmers Market Week’

The township observed the end of National Farmers Market Week Aug. 11 with a special versio of its own market. Organized by the Farmers market Coalition, National Farmers Market Week “is a great opportunity to show the nation how much value markets bring to their communities,” according to the organization’s web site. Rainy weather pushed […]