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In Your Opinion: ‘Grow NJ’ Program Must Be Extended

In Your Opinion: ‘Grow NJ’ Program Must Be Extended

By Mike Kerwin. New Jersey is in a tough position. As with every other state throughout the country, we are consistently fighting for growth. This means fighting for new businesses, while at the same time trying to hold onto businesses currently operating in the State. Over the past few months, there has been an active […]

In Your Opinion: Kramer, Lempert, Camarota Open Letter To State DEP Commissioner

In Your Opinion: Kramer, Lempert, Camarota Open Letter To State DEP Commissioner

The undersigned are writing this open letter to request that you deny Williams/Transco’s Applications for a Freshwater Wetlands Permit, Waterfront Development Individual Permit and Coastal Wetlands Permit for the unnecessary and dangerous Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) project, which includes compressor station 206. This project presents significant perils to local residents in the form of potential […]

In Your Opinion: Lady Warriors Softball Team Coverage Not Fair

In Your Opinion: Lady Warriors Softball Team Coverage Not Fair

By Suzanne Kafas, Somerset. I was very disappointed in your reporting of the Lady Warriors game against Montgomery on April 8th.  Although your photographs were fantastic, the story did not paint an accurate picture of our team, as it generally focused on their weaknesses that day. I would like to fill your readers in on why […]

In Your Opinion: Urge Representatives To Reject Compressor Permits

In Your Opinion: Urge Representatives To Reject Compressor Permits

By the Franklin Township Task Force on Compressor Station 206 & the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project (NESE). Making choices to change policy and behavior can be difficult.  Not knowing whether to believe scientists or lobbyists clouds issues.  However, we have a chance to do the right thing in New Jersey to protect our health, safety […]

In Your Opinion: Prasad’s Primary Of Mayor Kramer Is Just A Nuisance

In Your Opinion: Prasad’s Primary Of Mayor Kramer Is Just A Nuisance

By Bill Connell, Somerset. Some may find it unusual I did not immediately write a diatribe in this space regarding Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad’s primary challenge for Mayor. The reason is I have nothing to say. Everything has been laid out and documented and it’s up to the people of Franklin and their common sense […]

In Our Opinion: Prasad’s Primary Challenge For Mayor Is The Height Of Arrogance

In Our Opinion: Prasad’s Primary Challenge For Mayor Is The Height Of Arrogance

Words almost escaped us when we learned April 1 that ethically challenged Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad had filed a primary challenge against Mayor Phil Kramer for the Democratic nomination for mayor. It took a few minutes, but the words finally came: chutzpah, arrogance, gall, tone-deafness, arrogance (did we say that already?) nerve … we could […]

In Your Opinion: Human Relations Commission Serves A Purpose

In Your Opinion: Human Relations Commission Serves A Purpose

By Gary Rosenthal. As you are aware we at the Human Relations Commission (HRC) especially the Chairman were not pleased with your recent editorial were you referred to the HRC as “Worthless”. I trust the recent comments which were made at a Township Council meeting were heard. Furthermore it was reflected that (incorrectly I might […]

In Your Opinion: Hamilton Street Development Needs A Plan

In Your Opinion: Hamilton Street Development Needs A Plan

By Bill Connell, Somerset. Tonight (March 11, 2019) the Hamilton Street Advisory Board is having a meeting regarding future development on Hamilton Street . The area has had stagnant change for years.The town tweaked the zoning ordinances in recent years to find the sweet spot that would attract attention from developers. One look at Hamilton […]

In Your Opinion: Franklin Reporter Not Fair To Councilman Prasad

In Your Opinion: Franklin Reporter Not Fair To Councilman Prasad

To the Editor: I appreciate your work as editor of Franklin Reporter with some reservation. First thing: personal likes and dislikes have no place in journalism.I spoke in the last Township Council Meeting, but there is no mention in your Franklin Reporter. I find mention of Rob Paterson, Sid Lentz & Skip Schaefer mentioned on […]

In Your Opinion: Human Relations Commission Is Not ‘Worthless’

In Your Opinion: Human Relations Commission Is Not ‘Worthless’

By Gary Rosenthal, Somerset. I usually do not get involved or comment on political matters as I leave this to our elected officials or the local publications. I have been a loyal subscriber to the Franklin Reporter and have been a resident of Franklin Township since 1969 and my wife, of Blessed Memory, and I […]