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In Your Opinion: Recent FTPD-Related Events Spur Questions

In Your Opinion: Recent FTPD-Related Events Spur Questions

By Ravikanth Kolla. The recent revelations about the FTPD raise even more questions in my mind: How far back does this go? It looks like this goes back years and we had one party completely control the Township Council for over 12 years. If this goes back years, what was the Council doing for years? […]

In Your Opinion: Ask NJDEP For New Public Hearings On Transco Project

In Your Opinion: Ask NJDEP For New Public Hearings On Transco Project

Submitted by the Franklin Township Task Force on COmpressor Station 206. Before August 2 – Take a minute to let NJDEP know that you want them to hear your concerns about Compressor Station 206 & pipeline under Raritan Bay Maybe once, maybe twice, but never thrice … Williams/Transco’s 2017 permit applications were withdrawn because they […]

In Your Opinion: Fix The Problem And Move On

In Your Opinion: Fix The Problem And Move On

By Bill Connell, Somerset. This spring I was on the New Jersey Turnpike in a snow squall and got a flat tire on my driver’s side. I got out of my car to assess the situation. It was terrifying. I could feel the kinetic energy of the cars as they passed. I had the choice […]

In Your Opinion: Let The Police Department Issue Play Out

In Your Opinion: Let The Police Department Issue Play Out

By Bill Connell, Somerset. Some of the twaddle in the comments section regarding the police force entice me to write this. It is best summarized by a disagreement the Editor of the Franklin Reporter & Advocate and I have . The Editor thinks he has a right to know everything now. I on the other […]

In Your Opinion: Happy Fathers’ Day

In Your Opinion: Happy Fathers’ Day

By Bill Connell, Somerset. One day I came into the house  ready to brag about some evolutionary breakthrough I had in the garage.  As I am talking, my wife looks at me amazed and in a tone reminiscent of Alice of the Honeymooners says, “it’s amazing you ever had children.” Apparently she did not like […]

In Your Opinion: High Hopes For Board Of Education’s Long-Range Facility Plan

In Your Opinion: High Hopes For Board Of Education’s Long-Range Facility Plan

By Richard Seamon. I was pleased to learn recently that the Franklin Township Board of Education is finalizing the Update to the District Long-Range Facilities Plan (LRFP). During my final year serving on the BOE in 2018, we started this update by choosing an A/E firm, developing an overall plan for identifying District infrastructure needs […]

In Your Opinion: Come To Township’s Memorial Day Parade

In Your Opinion: Come To Township’s Memorial Day Parade

Dear Franklin Residents, Please join us for the Memorial Day parade and program on May 27. The parade route starts on New Brunswick Road and DeMott Lane at noon and ends at the Veterans Memorial at the Franklin Township Municipal Complex. The memorial program begins when the parade has finished. I’ve enjoyed listening to the […]

In Your Opinion: Speak Up Often Against Compressor Station/NESE

In Your Opinion: Speak Up Often Against Compressor Station/NESE

Submitted by the Franklin Township Task Force on Compressor Station 206 and NESE/ During the week of May 20, call the Governor often and tell him that you expect the NJDEP to deny the water permit applications for the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project by June 5. Call Governor Murphy between 9AM and 5PM at […]

In Your Opinion: Compressor Station, NESE Project, Makes Sense

In Your Opinion: Compressor Station, NESE Project, Makes Sense

By Carl Mueller, Somerset. As a Franklin resident, I believe the compressor station and pipeline to the Rockaways makes sense for the region and the country. Society wants 100 percent renewable energy but wind and solar technology isn’t there. Nuclear is our best non-carbon option. Natural Gas is the best carbon option. Long Island heats […]

In Your Opinion: NJDEP Can Stop Environmental Threats Posed By Compressor Station 206 and NESE

In Your Opinion: NJDEP Can Stop Environmental Threats Posed By Compressor Station 206 and NESE

Submitted by the Franklin Township Task Force on Compressor Station 206 and NESE. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) wrote: “The use, enjoyment, and existence of uncontaminated natural resources is a right common to the general public”  in their March 27, 2019 lawsuit against E.I. DuPont DeNemours & Co. in the Parlin section […]