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Updated: 2022 Election: BOE Incumbents, Public Question Win

Updated: 2022 Election: BOE Incumbents, Public Question Win

Election workers bring voting machine tapes to the municipal building. The three Board of Education incumbents were victorious, and the public question concerning energy aggregation was passed in the November 8 election, according to the final results certified by the Somerset County Clerk. In the school board election, Walter Jackson led all candidates with 10,693 […]

Township Republicans Elect Leadership

Township Republicans Elect Leadership

Bob Lacorte was returned to the leadership of township Republicans on June 28. Lacorte was re-elected Chairman by acclimation. Also re-elected were Vice Chair Beverly Lawson and Treasurer Pat Stanley. Joining the leadership team are Secretary Lori Van Dyke-McGregor and 2nd Vice Chair Robert Petersen.

Township Democrats Pick Leadership

Township Democrats Pick Leadership

The Franklin Township Democratic Municipal Committee elected Ronald Jordan as Municipal Chair at its annual reorganization meeting on June 26 during a meeting at the Doubletree Hotel, Somerset. Also elected to serve were Linda Montgomery Williams, First Vice-Chair; Edward  Potosnak, Second Vice-Chair; Shepa Uddin, Third Vice-Chair; Damianty Chivukula, Recording Secretary, and Phyllis Beals, Corresponding Secretary.  […]

Early Primary Voting Underway

Early Primary Voting Underway

Primary voters can vote early June 3-June 5 at the Senior/Community center, 505 DeMott Lane. The hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 3 and June 4, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 5, according to a press release from the Somerset County Clerk’s office. Voters can still request a mail-in-ballot […]

Updated: Unofficial Election Results: Dems Retain Council Dominance; Merris, Shaban Hopkins Slate Wins BOE Race

Updated: Unofficial Election Results: Dems Retain Council Dominance; Merris, Shaban Hopkins Slate Wins BOE Race

Final tallies were updated on November 9, and included all provisional and write-in ballots. Democrats have once again swept the Township Council race with four incumbents and one newcomer being installed by Franklin voters, according to unofficial results of the November 2 election. In the Board of Education race, the slate of incumbent Laurie Merris […]

In Your Opinion: Ward 5 Election – Kashinsky Throws Down Gauntlet To Vassanella

In Your Opinion: Ward 5 Election – Kashinsky Throws Down Gauntlet To Vassanella

By Robert “Kash” Kashinsky. Councilperson Vassanella, As the Ward 5 candidate, I  publicly request a debate on the issues facing Franklin Township. Voters deserve to see for themselves who is the best candidate to represent them.  The debate will be online either this Saturday, October 30, or Sunday, October 31, from 7-8 p.m. Please choose the date […]

Armory Project Delays Force Polling Place Relocations

Armory Project Delays Force Polling Place Relocations

Delays in a project at the National Guard Armory on Hamilton Street have forced the relocation of five township polling places. Township Clerk Ann Marie McCarthy told the Township Council at its October 12 meeting that the Armory “had delays in their asbestos removal project,” and so would not be able to serve as a […]

School Board Candidates Participate In Virtual Forum

School Board Candidates Participate In Virtual Forum

Six of the nine candidates for the Board of Education tried to put their best foot forward September 29 during a “Meet the Candidates” virtual event. The event was sponsored by the Franklin Township PTO Presidents’ Council and the Franklin Township Women’s Club. The candidates were each furnished with the four questions well before the […]

Crowded Field For Three Board Of Education Seats

Crowded Field For Three Board Of Education Seats

Nine people, including two incumbents, are running for three open Board of Education seats in the November election. The incumbents running to retain their seats are Laurie Merris of Wilson Road and Pat Stanley of Hudson Court. Current school board member Ed Potosnak, whose term also expires at the end of the year, is running […]

Democrats Face Primary In Township Council Race; GOP Slate Set

Democrats Face Primary In Township Council Race; GOP Slate Set

The Ward 1 Township Council seat currently held by the retiring Ted Chase is the target of a challenge in the upcoming Township Council primary election. The township Democratic Party has chosen current Board of Education member Ed Potosnak to carry the mantle for Ward 1, but Potosnak’s candidacy is being challenged by another newcomer, […]

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