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In Your Opinion: Franklin Government Is Open, And Getting Moreso

In Your Opinion: Franklin Government Is Open, And Getting Moreso

By Mayor Phil Kramer. Last week the Franklin Reporter (FR) called for recording and televising more of the various township committee meetings including the ones populated by volunteers. I agree that this would be a step forward with the open government initiative I advanced starting in about 2004. I’m proud to have been involved in […]








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In Our Opinion: All Township Boards Need To Record Meetings

In Our Opinion: All Township Boards Need To Record Meetings

“I think we need to be public, I think there is little excuse in this day and age to not be.” Those were Mayor Phil Kramer’s words in August, 2016, when he was addressing the Library Board of Trustees, urging them – to put it mildly – to begin recording or televising their meetings. At […]








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In Your Opinion: Assemblyman Joe Danielsen Will Continue Fight Against Transco Compressor

In Your Opinion: Assemblyman Joe Danielsen Will Continue Fight Against Transco Compressor

By Linda Powell, Somerset. As a concerned Franklin Township resident, I need to bring up an important public health and safety issue: The proposed Williams-Transco Compressor Station and Pipeline Expansion and to explain my support for Joe Danielsen for Assembly in District 17. Many Franklin residents already know that Williams-Transco wants to add a 32,000-horsepower […]








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In Your Opinion: Somerset Mews Chains Keep Residents Safe

In Your Opinion: Somerset Mews Chains Keep Residents Safe

By Vidhu Goyal, Somerset. You recently published this article and it only shows one person’s view, not any views of the residents living on Julie and Deborah Drives. We have been subjected to rash drivers zooming through our complex for over 10 years as they try to avoid the speed bumps of Somerset Mews. There […]








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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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