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In Your Opinion: Postal Service Assaulting Middle Class

In Your Opinion: Postal Service Assaulting Middle Class

By Mark Grieco, Somerset.  In 1779, a skirmish was fought in East Franklin between local Patriots and Loyalists raiders led by Colonel John Simcoe. The Patriots were fighting to defend liberties which they believed were being attacked by the Crown. The Loyalists had an unswerving allegiance to the Crown and, arguably, to a far-flung empire […]

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(Updated) In Your Opinion: Franklin Schools Business Administrator Needs A Sharper Pencil

(Updated) In Your Opinion: Franklin Schools Business Administrator Needs A Sharper Pencil

By Skip Schaeffer, Somerset.  Updated: Schaffer wrote this to the board after its Nov. 20 action: Thank you Dr. Seitz, Ms. Biesiada, and Board of Education members for choosing to pull the vote on Item B-06 from the agenda in last night’s meeting. I commend you for your willingness to further evaluate additional suppliers for […]

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In Your opinion: Vote For Pranzatelli And Pritchard For Freeholder

In Your opinion: Vote For Pranzatelli And Pritchard For Freeholder

By Karina Chipantiza, Antonio Merlos and Chris Petrone. We are employees of Anthony “Tony” Pranzatelli, owner of Pranzatelli’s Audio Outlet in Bound Brook. We want to tell you how much Tony has meant to each of us and our families as a strong, compassionate small businessman, and the difference he’s made in the lives of […]

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In Your Opinion: The Square Wheels Of Government

In Your Opinion: The Square Wheels Of Government

By Bill Connell, Somerset. I am still reeling in shock now that I know the NFL focuses more on financial self-preservation than doing the right thing. No not really.  How can you be surprised with sponsorships and TV deals, that selfishness worked its way in to the DNA of the NFL?  This is an old […]

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In Your Opinion: Franklin, Let’s Have Coffee

In Your Opinion: Franklin, Let’s Have Coffee

By Bill Connell, Somerset. I have concluded that people think in order to understand government, you have to be involved in government. In this digital age, that is not true. Let me introduce you to my little friend, the Sunshine Law. Most government action, especially local government, is well-documented.  That is either the Township or […]

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In Your Opinion: Shake It Off

In Your Opinion: Shake It Off

By Bill Connell, Somerset.  I have been wondering something all summer. What does a normal BOE look like anyway? When someone is on the losing end of a debate, do they still feel it was a healthy discussion? Set-building is not nearly as sophisticated as a board of ed., but the process is similar. Creativity […]

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In Your Opinion: Former High School Principal Congratulates FHS On Magazine’s Ranking

In Your Opinion: Former High School Principal Congratulates FHS On Magazine’s Ranking

By James Bevere. To the Franklin High School Community, As we all enter into what I know will be an exciting and productive school year, I could not let this week pass without offering my “Congratulations” to the students and staff of Franklin High School on their recently released High School rank!   If you are […]

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For the Good of the School District

For the Good of the School District

By Richard Seamon, Somerset. Over the past 14 years, I have had the privilege of serving two terms on the Franklin Township Board of Education – which encompassed a total of 6 years and 8 months.  During my first term, I played a significant part in the successful referendum for the new High School and […]

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In Your Opinion: Saint Peter’s initiative serves uninsured, underinsured

In Your Opinion: Saint Peter’s initiative serves uninsured, underinsured

By Ronald C. Rak, J.D., President and CEO, St. Peter’s Health Care System Saint Peter’s Healthcare System recently developed and launched a “patient-centered medical home” for high-need uninsured and underinsured adults with diabetes mellitus and hypertension who reside in central New Jersey. The “patient-centered medical home” is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes […]

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In Your Opinion: A Case For BOE Diversity And Term Limits

In Your Opinion: A Case For BOE Diversity And Term Limits

By John Felix, Somerset A 2011 survey of school board officers conducted by the NJSBA concluded that most (>80%) school boards in NJ adopt a model of “Committee System” in which board members “break up into committees to do their work (such as the finance committee, curriculum committee, etc.) and the committee reports back to […]

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