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Easton Avenue Water Main Break Must Wait For Repairs

Easton Avenue Water Main Break Must Wait For Repairs

The inability to get a necessary part, coupled with the need for businesses to stay open, has forced the township to leave a broken water main running along Easton Avenue. The main, located on Easton Avenue in the area of the Village Plaza, has been broken since sometime on Nov. 16. Mayor Phil Kramer said […]

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Township Council Honors Bob LaCorte For Volunteer Work

Township Council Honors Bob LaCorte For Volunteer Work

The organizer of the township’s Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day observances was honored Nov. 13 by the Township Council. Bob LaCorte was given a commendation by the council for his “outstanding community service to the township” in donating “hundreds of hours and resources” to the two observances. “When it comes time to get things done […]

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Township Artists Recognized By County, State In Art Shows

Township Artists Recognized By County, State In Art Shows

A township resident took second place recently in the New Jersey Senior Art Show, held at Meadow Lakes Senior Living in East Windsor. Dusik K. Shin’s watercolor, “Brood,” was one of five pieces by Somerset County residents winning awards at the juried show. Shin’s work also was one of four non-professional award winners at the […]

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National Voter Registration Day; Are You Registered?

National Voter Registration Day; Are You Registered?

National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 26. To register to vote, you must: Be a United States’ citizen Be 17 years old, although you may not vote until you turn 18 Be a resident of Somerset County for at least 30 days before the election Not currently serving a sentence, probation or parole because of […]

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FHS Grads, Friends, Reunite At ‘Amazing (Franklin) Race’

FHS Grads, Friends, Reunite At ‘Amazing (Franklin) Race’

A group of Franklin High School alumni and friends gathered Aug. 20 for a most unusual reunion. Rather than the traditional affair held at a local restaurant, where graduates chat over hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, these grads opted for a more … interactive … reunion. Based on the realty television show “The Amazing Race,” the […]

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U.S. Attorney Decision To Not Seek Civil Rights Charges Against FTPD Officers In Grant Shooting Not Widely Publicized

U.S. Attorney Decision To Not Seek Civil Rights Charges Against FTPD Officers In Grant Shooting Not Widely Publicized

In what is one of the best-kept secrets in the township, the two Franklin Township Police officers involved in the April 9, 2016 shooting death of a township resident will not face a federal civil rights investigation. Although that determination was made in February, township officials reached for comment said they had not heard about […]

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Undeclared Milk Forces Recall Of Numerous Food Products

Undeclared Milk Forces Recall Of Numerous Food Products

There has been a massive recall of various food products over the last two weeks due to an undeclared allergen being found in an ingredient common to all of them, according to releases from the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. The problems were discovered on June 6, when the companies received notification from an […]

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Mother Nature Smiles On Township Farmer’s Market Debut

Mother Nature Smiles On Township Farmer’s Market Debut

It seemed a little dicey earlier in the morning, but the Franklin Township Farmers’ Market’s debut June 3 was deemed a success by its organizer and participants. A steady rain that fell for hours before its kickoff time cleared up shortly after 10 a.m., just in time for the market’s grand opening. The market, which […]

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Live Video: Township Commemorates Memorial Day With Indoor Ceremony

Live Video: Township Commemorates Memorial Day With Indoor Ceremony

For the second consecutive year, inclement weather forced the cancellation of the township’s annual Memorial Day parade, but the commemoration went on as scheduled. Rather than chance the rain and hold the ceremony in the Veterans Memorial Park, organizers Mayor Phil Kramer and Bob LaCorte decided to move it indoors, into the Township Council chambers. […]

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Census: Township Population Growth Second In Somerset County From 2015-16

Census: Township Population Growth Second In Somerset County From 2015-16

Franklin Township had the second-largest numeric population increase in Somerset County from 2015 to 2016, data released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows. According to the new population estimates, released May 25, Franklin’s population in 2016 stood at an estimated 66,311, up from 2015’s 66,028. Franklin’s increase of 283 residents was second only to Montgomery’s […]

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