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Amwell Road Water Main Break Should Be Repaired By Week’s End

Amwell Road Water Main Break Should Be Repaired By Week’s End

The replacement of a 20-foot-long stretch of water supply main on Amwell Road, near Van Cleef Road, should be done by the end of the week, township officials said. The main burst on Aug. 6, sending what some witnesses said was a geyser of water into the air. All township water customers south of Skillmans […]

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Rabid Raccoon Found In Township; Fourth In County This Year

Rabid Raccoon Found In Township; Fourth In County This Year

A raccoon that was attacked by a pet dog on Hollywood Avenue was found to have rabies, county health officials said. The altercation between the dog and raccoon occurred on Aug. 1, according to a press release from Somerset County. The raccoon was picked up by township Animal Control, and was sent to the public […]

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Photo Gallery: Township Democrats Hold Annual Picnic

Photo Gallery: Township Democrats Hold Annual Picnic

The Franklin JFK Club – the township’s Democrat organization – held its annual picnic July 21 at the gazebo in Middlebush Park. Club members mingled and feasted on hamburgers, hot dogs and various accompaniments, while state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) had his crew there to make pizzas. This is an off-year for the Township Council, […]

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Naaman Williams Park Pool Temporarily Closed, Kids Being Taken To Warrenbrook, YMCA Pools

Naaman Williams Park Pool Temporarily Closed, Kids Being Taken To Warrenbrook, YMCA Pools

A crack in the Naaman Williams Park pool has forced its temporary closure, but the township does have a Plan B. Township Manager Robert Vornlocker told the Township Council July 10 that children who were signed up for programs at the pool will be bused to and from Warrenbrook Pool in Warren and the Bridgewater […]

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Proposal For Quick Chek, Gas Station At Former Econo Lodge Site Reviewed By Historic Commission

Proposal For Quick Chek, Gas Station At Former Econo Lodge Site Reviewed By Historic Commission

The final part of the redevelopment of a 9-acre parcel at Route 287 and Easton Avenue is nearing Zoning Board of Adjustment review. Representatives of the Engel Burman Group of Garden City, N.Y. appeared before the township Historic Preservation Advisory Commission on June 5 for its review of a plan for a Quick Chek convenience […]

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FTPD Lieutenant Charges Sex Discrimination, Harassment In Lawsuit Against Township, Department

FTPD Lieutenant Charges Sex Discrimination, Harassment In Lawsuit Against Township, Department

A female township police lieutenant faced a steady stream of gender discrimination from top police brass and other officials that culminated earlier this year in her being placed on administrative leave after a “manufactured” claim of harassment was lodged against her, according to a recently filed lawsuit. Additionally, the Franklin Township Police officer, Lt. Kristen […]

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Township Resident Among 11 Area Students Receiving 4-H Scholarships

Township Resident Among 11 Area Students Receiving 4-H Scholarships

Township resident Madison Whiting was one of 11 area students to recently receive scholarships from Somerset County 4-H. The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative Extension. Open to members and alumni of the Somerset County 4-H Youth Development program, the 11 winners will receive a total of […]

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General, Academic and Career Programs Information Sessions, Campus Tours Slated at RVCC

General, Academic and Career Programs Information Sessions, Campus Tours Slated at RVCC

Submitted by Raritan Valley Community College. Learn about Raritan Valley Community College’s academic and career programs at a variety of Information Sessions being offered in June at the College’s Branchburg campus. The following events have been scheduled: Health Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science & Career Programs Information Session, Tuesday, June 5, 9-11:30 a.m. (Gym): Learn about […]

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Mourners Gather For Final Goodbye To Dyllan Burrell

Mourners Gather For Final Goodbye To Dyllan Burrell

Dyllan Burrell was remembered May 19 for his faith, his sense of humor and his ability on the football field during his funeral at Eternal Life Christian Center on Franklin Boulevard. Mourners packed the center’s sanctuary to pay their respects to the 14-year-old Franklin High School freshman who died on May 8, after he collapsed […]

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Elizabeth Avenue Gas Line Leak Repairs Expected To Take Weeks More To Finish

Elizabeth Avenue Gas Line Leak Repairs Expected To Take Weeks More To Finish

Repair work and upgrades to a gas line on Elizabeth Avenue will take at least another two weeks to complete, a PSEG spokeswoman said May 17. The work is being done across the street from Elizabeth Avenue School. Routine monitoring of the site in late April led to the discovery of a gas leak, said […]

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