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Township To Seek Somerset County Permission To Allow Deer Hunting On Golf Courses

Township To Seek Somerset County Permission To Allow Deer Hunting On Golf Courses

Township officials will ask the Somerset County Parks Commission for permission to allow hunting on at least one of the county owned golf courses located in Franklin. Township Manager Robert Vornlocker and Tara Kenyon, the township’s open space consultant, will make the request after the idea received the endorsement of the Open Space Advisory Committee […]

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‘Play Ball!’ Heard Throughout The Township On Opening Day

‘Play Ball!’ Heard Throughout The Township On Opening Day

The 2018 baseball season officially got underway April 14 with both township baseball leagues holding their opening-day festivities. This is a milestone year for both leagues. The Franklin Township Baseball League is celebrating its 65th year, while the Franklin-South Bound Brook Little League is celebrating its 60th year. Both leagues held parades to their respective […]

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Updated: Franklin High School Players Ready ‘Into the Woods’

Updated: Franklin High School Players Ready ‘Into the Woods’

The Franklin Reporter & Advocate stopped by Franklin High School on April 12 to catch a dress rehearsal of “Into the Woods.” “Into the Woods” is the story of a baker and his wife who cannot have children because the baker’s family was cursed by an evil witch. She gives them a chance to erase […]

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Vornlocker: Tree Limb Cleanup Should Be Done By Early May; No Need To Hire Contractors

Vornlocker: Tree Limb Cleanup Should Be Done By Early May; No Need To Hire Contractors

Pickup of tree limbs downed in the several nor’easters that struck the township over the last month should be completed by early May, Township Manager Robert Vornlocker said at the Township Council’s April 10 meeting. Vornlocker said that the Public Works Department has a full contingent of trucks and workers attacking the problem, and there […]

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Safety Concerns Addressed By School, Police Officials At Symposium

Safety Concerns Addressed By School, Police Officials At Symposium

The idea of putting metal detectors in township schools “is not off the table,” a crowd of about 100 people was told March 29 at the township Safety Symposium held at Franklin Middle School. In response to a question from a township resident, schools Superintendent John Ravally said that the idea of putting some kind […]

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Three Franklin Women Among Those Honored By County Commission

Three Franklin Women Among Those Honored By County Commission

Three Franklin women were among 10 honored March 26 as “Outstanding Women of Somerset County.” The awards were bestowed by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women during a dinner at The Imperia on Easton Avenue. Honored were Board of Education president Nancy LaCorte in the area of volunteerism, Sampson G. Smith Intermediate […]

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Legislators: FERC Ignored Residents’ Concerns In Compressor Station Draft EIS

Legislators: FERC Ignored Residents’ Concerns In Compressor Station Draft EIS

The conclusion by a federal agency that a proposed gas compressor station targeted for the township would have “less than significant” environmental effects was blasted March 23 by state and federal legislators. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its draft Environmental Impact Statement for a gas compressor station proposed by Houston-based Williams Transco, slated for […]

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Where Diversity Brings Unity: International Model UN Conference 2018

Where Diversity Brings Unity: International Model UN Conference 2018

Sponsored Content Submitted by Central Jersey College Prep Charter School Model UN students. From March 22 to March 24, 14 students from Central Jersey College Prep Charter School participated and represented the Delegation of Venezuela at the Global Classroom International 2018 Middle School Model UN Conference, hosted by the Lebanese American University in New York […]

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