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In Your Opinion: Kramer: Stay Home!

In Your Opinion: Kramer: Stay Home!

By Mayor Phil Kramer. There are a lot of comments objecting to closing the parks. I know it’s a hard thing to do. It’s hard to stay inside as it gets nicer. But yesterday I was given 64 reasons why the park should be closed. 64 reasons ranging in age from 19 to 97. I […]

In Your Opinion: Mayor Kramer To Hold Virtual ‘Town Meeting’

In Your Opinion: Mayor Kramer To Hold Virtual ‘Town Meeting’

Dear Franklin Residents: In our continued efforts to keep everyone updated on accurate and up-to-date COVID-19 information and resources, I will be broadcasting an online discussion with township officials and local press representatives. Residents can post questions in the comments and we will field them as time permits. Please enter questions rather than commentary so […]

In Your Opinion: Franklin Food Bank Needs Your Help

In Your Opinion: Franklin Food Bank Needs Your Help

By Bill Grippo. Dear Friends, My kids asked me the other day if I have ever seen anything like this CoronaVirus in my life… they said you have been around for a while! Never I said, I have seen our country go through horrible assassinations of great leaders, friends who lost their lives in Vietnam, […]

In Your Opinion: Residents Should Attend Budget Request Hearings

In Your Opinion: Residents Should Attend Budget Request Hearings

By Bill Connell, Somerset. At a Township Council meeting a while ago, resident John McConville said something to the effect, “People don’t come out to budget meetings that decide their taxes, but they fill the chambers if you want to put a license on a cat.” Again, this year the chamber was mostly empty. The […]

In Your Opinion: ‘Yes Virginia, There Is A Grinch’

In Your Opinion: ‘Yes Virginia, There Is A Grinch’

By Arnold W. Schmidt, Somerset. Yes, Virginia, there is a Grinch.  Your friends who believe he is a “stable genius” are wrong.  They have been overwhelmed by his constant self-flattery, self-aggrandizement, and self-promotion.  In this great world of ours, this Grinch is a mere insect; an ant, in his intellect; as compared with the boundless […]

In Your Opinion: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You – But – You Can Do Something about It

In Your Opinion: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You – But – You Can Do Something about It

Submitted by the Franklin Township Task Force on Compressor Station 206 and NESE. For the health, safety and future of our families and communities, we continue to oppose the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project. Williams/Transco needs permits from NJ and NY before any construction of NESE could start on their proposed compressor station in Franklin […]

In Your Opinion: Vote To Save Local Environment

In Your Opinion: Vote To Save Local Environment

Submitted by the Franklin Township Task Force On Compressor Station 206 and NESE. In October, Councils of both Princeton and Franklin Township passed resolutions urging the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to deny the permit applications for the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project. Four days before the seventh anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, it […]

In Your Opinion: School Board Candidate Introduction

In Your Opinion: School Board Candidate Introduction

By Ardaman Singh School board membership is not for everyone. Let me recount just a few reasons. It takes a lot of time. It takes a lot of effort and can often feel like an uphill journey given the current state of education in our country. It’s not paid so you cannot quantify return on […]

In Your Opinion: Part-Time Franklin Township Council Soaks Up Full-Time Benefits

In Your Opinion: Part-Time Franklin Township Council Soaks Up Full-Time Benefits

By Chris Kelly, Somerset. At a “Meet the Candidates” event at Somerset Run in Franklin Township on October 24, Township Councilwoman Kimberley Francois lamented that one of the reasons for the high taxes in Franklin is the cost of health insurance for town employees. She neglected to mention that she and her fellow Council members […]

In Your Opinion: Take Action To Stop NESE And Compressor Station

In Your Opinion: Take Action To Stop NESE And Compressor Station

Submitted by the Franklin Township Task Force On Compressor Station 206 and NESE. New Jersey protected our clean air and water with a denial of the PennEast pipeline permits and opposition to the Meadowlands (North Bergen) Power Plant – Now it’s time to Stop NESE. By Friday, October 25 and Tuesday, October 29, the state […]

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