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‘Little Free Libraries’ May Be Coming To Township Parks, Trails

‘Little Free Libraries’ May Be Coming To Township Parks, Trails

“Little Free Libraries” may soon be coming to township parks and trails. The idea to place the small “libraries” in various parts of Franklin was broached by Tara Kenyon – the township’s open space consultant – at the April 17 meeting of the Open Space Advisory Committee. Kenyon’s idea was to place the structures at […]

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Plan For Somerset Street Retail Structure Approved By Planning Board

Plan For Somerset Street Retail Structure Approved By Planning Board

A plan to construct a new building on Somerset Street that could hold up to three retail stores was approved April 18 by the Planning Board. No brands have as of yet been secured for the new structure, the board was told. The 3,675-square-foot building will be constructed on what is now a wooded, 12,500-square-foot […]

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Proposal Would Ban Drone Takeoffs, Landings On Township Property

Proposal Would Ban Drone Takeoffs, Landings On Township Property

An ordinance that would prohibit the takeoff and landing of drones on township-owned property is being readied for the Township Council. The ordinance is being written by township attorney Louis Rainone at the behest of the council’s land use subcommittee, acting on a suggestion by the Open Space Advisory Committee. Township Manager Robert Vornlocker told […]

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Township Man, GOP Congressional Candidate, Defeats Ballot Challenge

Township Man, GOP Congressional Candidate, Defeats Ballot Challenge

A township resident who is the presumptive Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from the 12th Congressional District successfully fought off a challenge to have his name removed from the June 5 primary ballot. Daryl Kipnis was one of two Republican congressional candidates to fight challenges mounted by the New Jersey Democratic State […]

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Applications Being Accepted for Youth Leadership Somerset

Applications Being Accepted for Youth Leadership Somerset

Submitted by Somerset County Public Information Office. Youth Leadership Somerset, a leadership development program for Somerset County youth entering grades 9-12, is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program year, which runs September through May. Classes are held one Saturday per month for approximately four to six hours. The application deadline is Monday, May 16. “Somerset […]

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Organizations Vie For Block Grant Funding

Organizations Vie For Block Grant Funding

A total of 17 applications for more than $330,000 in Community Development Block Grants were received by the township for 2018. Representatives of several of the applicants showed up to the March 27 Township Council meeting to make their case for funding. Not all of those requests will be filled. Deborah Mitchell, the township’s CDBG […]

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Major McCarrick Center Expansion, New Temple Approved By Board Of Adjustment

Major McCarrick Center Expansion, New Temple Approved By Board Of Adjustment

Applications for a new temple on Elizabeth Avenue and a major expansion of a Dellwood Lane nursing home were approved April 5 by the Zoning Board of Adjustment. The largest of the two applications was submitted by Francis E. Parker Memorial Home, Inc., – formerly known as the Margaret McLaughlin McCarrick Care Center – which needed […]

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Photo Gallery: Children, Parents, Enjoy ‘Bunny Jamboree’

Photo Gallery: Children, Parents, Enjoy ‘Bunny Jamboree’

Games, crafts and a dancing session with “Mr. and Mrs. Bunny’ highlighted the 2018 “Bunny Jamboree” held March 25 at the township Senior/Community center. The chance of rain pushed the event indoors, although the Easter Egg Hunt was still held outside. Kids had the chance to win a number of prizes at various games, create […]

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East Millstone Residents Share Thoughts On D.C. March 4 Our Lives

East Millstone Residents Share Thoughts On D.C. March 4 Our Lives

Editor’s Note: East Millstone residents Martha and Peter March, Roboin Scudder and Patti Sofran attended the March 4 Our Lives in Washington, D.C. on March 24. Following are their impressions. Patti Sofran: What sets this apart from the 2017 amazing Women’s March, which we also attended, was listening to the powerful and determined voices of […]

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Joey Danielsen Follows In Father’s (Hairless) Footsteps In Cancer Fundraising

Joey Danielsen Follows In Father’s (Hairless) Footsteps In Cancer Fundraising

Joey Danielsen decided to spend part of his 10th birthday by continuing a tradition his father started before he was born. He shaved his head for cancer research. Danielsen, the son of state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17), participated in the annual fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. At the conclusion of the fundraising period, gatherings […]

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