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In Your Opinion: Many Health, Safety Concerns Over Proposed Natural Gas Compression Station

In Your Opinion: Many Health, Safety Concerns Over Proposed Natural Gas Compression Station

By Linda Powell. What will be the impact of repeated dynamite blasts on a gas-powered, natural gas compressor station? A Task Force was recently created in Franklin Township to investigate that question, and other possible public safety and health hazards associated with the proposed installation of a 32,000 horsepower natural gas-powered gas compressor station on a […]








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In Your Opinion: County Freeholder Director Praises Volunteers

In Your Opinion: County Freeholder Director Praises Volunteers

By Patricia Walsh. Somerset County residents, you deserve a round of applause for all you do throughout the year! In 2016 you donated more than 32 tons of food during Curbing Hunger Month, more than 5 tons of food to our monthly “BOBO Fridays” collection and over $18,000 to the annual Thanksgiving Adopt-A-Family program, plus […]








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In Your Opinion: Show Respect For Township Parks, Open Spaces

In Your Opinion: Show Respect For Township Parks, Open Spaces

By Bill Connell, Somerset. About a year or so ago I called the Stage House restaurant and asked the hostess if I could make a song request. “You’ve lost that loving feeling.” I said “I really love that song.” Being polite she put me on hold and asked the manager. She came back on and […]








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In Your Opinion: Celebrate The Lives Of Prophets Muhammad And Jesus

In Your Opinion: Celebrate The Lives Of Prophets Muhammad And Jesus

By Imam Rizwan Rizvi. This year again the birth of Prophet Muhammad and Prophet Jesus (pbut) falls in the same month. Don’t suffice with just celebrating their birth, celebrate their lives. Prophet Muhammad taught us the lesson of humanity, he said in one of his sermons, “Shall I inform you of the best ethics of […]








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In Your Opinion: Quail Brook Senior Center Saved My Life

In Your Opinion: Quail Brook Senior Center Saved My Life

By Deborah Gibson. I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of 55 and declared disabled on January 8, 2008; for the last eight years, I’ve been very sick and depressed. One day in March of this year, I received information on all the services available for seniors/the disabled from Somerset County Office on Aging […]








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In Your Opinion: Young Parents Should Attend School District Planning Meetings

In Your Opinion: Young Parents Should Attend School District Planning Meetings

By Bill Connell, Somerset. Regardless of the fact that my kids have graduated, I attended two different planning sessions for the school district: The referendum restructuring and the district’s long term planning meetings. I estimate and plan for living and I am working on my 26th and 27th school play for the district. When I […]








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In Your Opinion: Trump Needs To Acknowledge Message Of Economic Need

In Your Opinion: Trump Needs To Acknowledge Message Of Economic Need

By Richard Seamon, Somerset. To say that I’m disappointed would be an understatement; I’m disheartened, confused and worried. However, I feel it’s important to say that I am not angry at anyone for their vote and I will not be “unfriending” anyone (either online or in person) and I hope no one chooses to “unfriend” […]








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In Your Opinion: Vote For The Democratic Ticket

In Your Opinion: Vote For The Democratic Ticket

By Michael D. Purzycki, Somerset Politics and government are serious subjects. We Americans seem to have forgotten that, especially over the last two years. Politics has become little more than entertainment for us, and politicians have become all too easy to dismiss as comical. But the words and actions of our leaders have serious, real-world […]








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In Your Opinion: Trump’s Not The One

In Your Opinion: Trump’s Not The One

By Richard E. Barber, Sr., The Somerset Volunteer Group Greetings My Fellow Americans and Undecided Voters: During this strange, unstable and unpredictable presidential campaign season, I have often reflected on the “wit and wisdom of the late Dr. Samuel D. Proctor,” my college president at North Carolina A & T State University and my neighbor […]








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In Your Opinion: Vote For LaCorte, Danielsen, Singh For School Board

In Your Opinion: Vote For LaCorte, Danielsen, Singh For School Board

By Ed Potosnak. It has been a pleasure to serve alongside current board members Christine Danielsen and Nancy LaCorte in my tenure on the Board of Education. They are both extremely dedicated to taking Franklin to the next level and committed to supporting and promoting the countless accomplishments of our faculty, staff, students, and parents. […]








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