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In Our Opinion: Say Hello To The ‘Advocate’

In Our Opinion: Say Hello To The ‘Advocate’

by Bill Bowman, Editor. We started this online news site nearly two years ago with a simply stated mission: To bring to Franklinites the news that affects their lives as township residents. We think we’ve done a pretty good job of that in the ensuing 23 1/2 months, bringing our readers stories about what’s good […]

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In Your Opinion: Prasad Owes Catalpa Park Opponents An Apology

In Your Opinion: Prasad Owes Catalpa Park Opponents An Apology

By Raleigh Steinhauer, Somerset. Councilman at Large Rajiv Prasad has accused opposition to the Catalpa Park project of being racially motivated against Asian Indians. Councilman Prasad singled out the Facebook group leading the opposition known as the Tranquility Protection Alliance of Franklin Township, and directed the Human Relations Committee to issue a statement denouncing Tranquility’s Facebook […]

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In Your Opinion: BOE Member Patricia Stanley Should Resign

In Your Opinion: BOE Member Patricia Stanley Should Resign

By Erik Ransom, Somerset. An Open Letter to Ms. Patricia Stanley of the Franklin Township Board of Education: I attended last night’s Board of Education meeting, which was devoted almost entirely to the issue you created surrounding Mr. Potosnak’s lovely, moving Graduation speech. You sat, as stoically as you could, and listened to almost 40 people vehemently disagree […]

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In Your Opinion: Danielsen Will Not Support Call For Potosnak’s Resignation

In Your Opinion: Danielsen Will Not Support Call For Potosnak’s Resignation

By Christine Danielsen, Somerset. Not only will I NOT be asking Mr. Potasnak to resign, I offer kudos on his speech. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the graduation ceremony, but I have had the opportunity to watch the video of the entire ceremony, including Ed’s speech, a few times. The speech, in my opinion […]

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In Your Opinion: Ed Potosnak Should Not Resign

In Your Opinion: Ed Potosnak Should Not Resign

By Barbara A. Kelly, St. Petersburg, Fl. I am writing to you in support of the President of the Board of Education, Ed Potosnak. I am a proud graduate of Franklin High School, class of 1967. I believe in what Mr.Potosnak said at the High School graduation ceremony. FYI, I believe in LGBT Rights, Same […]

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In Your Opinion: Mr. Potosnak Should NOT Resign As Franklin Township Board Of Education President!

In Your Opinion: Mr. Potosnak Should NOT Resign As Franklin Township Board Of Education President!

By John P. Felix, Somerset. Ms. Patricia Stanley, with whom I have a cordial and valued friendship and whose presence on the Board is constructive, is correct in her pronouncement that Mr. Ed Potosnak has the right to free speech; however, I strongly disagree with her that he should resign as Board President because he […]

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In Your Opinion: Franklin Teaches Children To Make A Difference

In Your Opinion: Franklin Teaches Children To Make A Difference

by Nancy Lacorte, Somerset. I attended the 2015 Franklin High School commencement at Sun Bank Arena in Trenton on June 26th. I meant to send this letter sooner but I was celebrating my grandson, Lucas’ first birthday. In fact, it was looking at what the world might become as Lucas graduates high school in 17 years […]

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In Your Opinion: More Groups Should Participate In Memorial Day Parade

In Your Opinion: More Groups Should Participate In Memorial Day Parade

By Bill Connell, Somerset. I was at the Memorial Day parade this weekend and enjoyed it very much. The essence of the parade is to remember and acknowledge the effort and sacrifices of those who came before us. It is also a chance to celebrate the present and the future. There are a lot of […]

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In Your Opinion: An Open Letter To FHS Teachers

In Your Opinion: An Open Letter To FHS Teachers

From the Franklin High School PTSO. The week of May 4th is National Teacher Week! Tuesday May 5th is National Teacher (Appreciation) Day! The National Education Association (NEA) describes National Teacher Day “as a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives.” The FHS PTSO Executive Board fully concurs […]

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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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