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In Your Opinion: Open Letter To The FHS Class Of 2017

In Your Opinion: Open Letter To The FHS Class Of 2017

By John Felix, Somerset. As we approach the end of the 2016/17 school year, and for those of us whose children will be ending their high school career, it’s an appropriate time to reflect on the past year and celebrate the accomplishments of our children. It’s also apt to acknowledge the academic initiatives implemented by […]








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In Your Opinion: Sign Up For Intervenor Status To Oppose Williams/Transco Compressor Station

In Your Opinion: Sign Up For Intervenor Status To Oppose Williams/Transco Compressor Station

By Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters and President, Franklin Township School Board A dangerous and unnecessary natural gas compressor station will be built in Franklin Township on the grounds of an active rock quarry where regular blasting occurs – unless we stop it! You only have until this Thursday, April […]








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In Your Opinion: Somerset Mews Chains Need To Be Removed

In Your Opinion: Somerset Mews Chains Need To Be Removed

By Diane Mackay, Somerset. Chains for Wild Animals? Nope. Just for Somerset Mews Residents. On April 7, when many were preparing for the most sacred Christian weekend, our tax dollars were being used to build chains. Julie Court, a small public road off of Westminster Road and located behind Ari Drive, is a road where […]








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In Your Opinion: More State Funds Needed To Fight Autism

In Your Opinion: More State Funds Needed To Fight Autism

By Sue Goldman It is April and, once again, it is an important time to promote autism awareness and acceptance through National Autism Awareness Month. The New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) will join with many other advocates to draw more attention to the fact that tens of thousands of people across America are facing an […]








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In Your Opinion: Quail Brook Senior Center Helps Expand Social Life

In Your Opinion: Quail Brook Senior Center Helps Expand Social Life

by Jaye Lane Age wise, I am a senior citizen although I don’t consider myself one. Until a series of physical ailments began to negatively impact my life. Then I had to leave my home and life in Maryland and move to New Jersey to live with my son. With so many changes, I started […]








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In Your Opinion: Mayor Kramer Declares State Of Township As ‘Good’

In Your Opinion: Mayor Kramer Declares State Of Township As ‘Good’

By Mayor Phil Kramer. Citizens of Franklin, I’m pleased to tell you the state of the township is good.  I am very proud of the accomplishments of this council, staff and citizens of Franklin.  All of these contribute to the wonderful community in which we live. The Police Department Let me start with our police […]








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In Your Opinion – Daryl Kipnis: A Voice For Those Facing Adversity

In Your Opinion – Daryl Kipnis: A Voice For Those Facing Adversity

By Daryl Kipnis. I am indeed honored to have been unanimously endorsed by both the Middlesex County Republican Organization and the Somerset County Republican Organization as their New Jersey state Senate candidate for the 17th Legislative District (Franklin, Milltown, Piscataway, New Brunswick and North Brunswick) in the June 2017 Republican Primary election. I am a […]








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In Your Opinion: Franklin C.A.R.E.S. Civil Rights Complaint Is Valid and Meritorious

In Your Opinion: Franklin C.A.R.E.S. Civil Rights Complaint Is Valid and Meritorious

By John P. Felix, Somerset. The recently filed Civil Rights Complaint against the expansion of existing, and creation of new charter schools in our community has elicited a healthy exchange of narratives on social media. Unfortunately some of these responses are devoid of logic, while others present a combative/declarative “war-like” tone. Nevertheless, we’ll endeavor to […]








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In Your Opinion: Don’t Throw/Blow Snow Into The Street

In Your Opinion: Don’t Throw/Blow Snow Into The Street

By Robert Trautmann, Somerset. I have lived in New Jersey my entire life and, other than my parent’s home, I have lived in Franklin longer than any other town. I like it here. It’s a great community and great place to raise my family. However, at the risk of sounding like a cranky old man […]








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In Your Opinion: Many Health, Safety Concerns Over Proposed Natural Gas Compression Station

In Your Opinion: Many Health, Safety Concerns Over Proposed Natural Gas Compression Station

By Linda Powell. What will be the impact of repeated dynamite blasts on a gas-powered, natural gas compressor station? A Task Force was recently created in Franklin Township to investigate that question, and other possible public safety and health hazards associated with the proposed installation of a 32,000 horsepower natural gas-powered gas compressor station on a […]








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