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In Your Opinion: Speak Up!

In Your Opinion: Speak Up!

By Bill Connell, Somerset. I was out to dinner recently with a friend who knows I have spoken at more then a few public meetings. He asked “do you lose your hearing when you speak?’” The question made me think about what is happening to my body when I speak. I don’t go deaf but […]



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In Your Opinion: Canal Road ‘Walk And Roll’ Appreciated

In Your Opinion: Canal Road ‘Walk And Roll’ Appreciated

By Silvia Ascarelli, West Windsor. Thank you, Franklin Township officials, for closing a section of Canal Road for “Walk and Roll” on July 30. On behalf of all who participated in the East Coast Greenway’s 7-mile bike ride – “Following in the footsteps of George Washington … and his spy” – I want you to […]



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In Your Opinion: Thanks To Rotor Clip For Lady Warriors Billboard Ad

In Your Opinion: Thanks To Rotor Clip For Lady Warriors Billboard Ad

By Tom Lewis, Somerset. They say a man of character will do the right thing even when no ones knows. I’m sure there is such an individual behind this but I don’t know who it is to thank. So I’ll to do the next best and thank his company, Rotor Clip! The other night as […]



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In Your Opinion: FHS: A Great And Successful Educational Experience

In Your Opinion: FHS: A Great And Successful Educational Experience

By John Felix. Friday, June 16th 2017 was a bitter-sweet day for me and my family! The day was a culmination of 12 years of active engagement with the Franklin Township schools, and particularly during the past four years as a parent of a Franklin High School student. Like many families, FHS was a place […]



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In Your Opinion: Cuts To Medicaid Would Devastate Disabled In NJ

In Your Opinion: Cuts To Medicaid Would Devastate Disabled In NJ

By Stephanie A. Pratico. Imagine losing your home, job, and your best friend. Now imagine what would happen if you lost all three, at the same time. Throw in the loss of healthcare for your specialized needs, and it all quickly becomes your worst nightmare. For people with disabilities, under the Medicaid plan proposed in […]



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In Your Opinion: ‘Gathering Fore Groceries’ Fundraiser Coming Soon

In Your Opinion: ‘Gathering Fore Groceries’ Fundraiser Coming Soon

By Nancy LaCorte. You drive up the beautifully landscaped driveway and are greeted at the door with a refreshing cocktail by a white-gloved attendant. Help yourself to a cornucopia of food at the cocktail reception while you enjoy the musical stylings of Tommy Aboussleman.  Check out the fabulous tricky tray and silent auction prizes on […]



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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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