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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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In Your Opinion: Provenzano Brings Much To Sheriff’s Office

In Your Opinion: Provenzano Brings Much To Sheriff’s Office

By Lt. Robert C. Sanders, Jr., Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, Retired Sheriff Frank Provenzano is running for reelection and I urge everyone to support him. He has initiated several programs that did not exist before he became Sheriff including the K-9 unit, a gang unit, Project Lifesaver, a child safety seat program, a county wide […]








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In Your Opinion: Singleterry Will Break One-Party County Rule

In Your Opinion: Singleterry Will Break One-Party County Rule

By Brad Fay. Is it just me, or do New Jersey Republicans have a strange obsession with shutting down critically important bridges? Governor Christie’s shutdown of the George Washington Bridge may be more famous, but here in Somerset County, state and local Republicans have left our roads tied in knots by the stoppage of work […]








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In Your Opinion: Assemblyman Danielsen’s Statement To FERC On Gas Compressor Station

In Your Opinion: Assemblyman Danielsen’s Statement To FERC On Gas Compressor Station

Statement by Assemblyman Joe Danielsen, 17th Legislative District in New Jersey, before FERC concerning the Williams-Transco Natural Gas Compressor Station #206, Docket No. PF16-5-000, submitted on October 11th 2016. Thank you for the opportunity to voice my strenuous concerns in the above matter as the representative for Franklin Township in the New Jersey State Legislature. […]








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In Your Opinion: FHS Students Should Be Patient With Administration

In Your Opinion: FHS Students Should Be Patient With Administration

By Bill Connell, Somerset. I have taken fancy to a new song by Ian Hunter, “Fingers Crossed.” It is about a real life pirate, asking himself at the time of his hanging, am I really a victim of circumstance? This is what was in the back of my mind as listened at the school board […]








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In Your Opinion: School Board Correct In Banning Charter School Students From Athletics

In Your Opinion: School Board Correct In Banning Charter School Students From Athletics

By Cadine Dennison, Franklin. After my attendance of the September 22, 2016 Board of Education meeting, it is my opinion that Central Jersey College Prep students should not be allowed to participate in Franklin Township public school athletics. Charter Schools are often viewed as the solution to the public education problems. Many of those who […]








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In Your Opinion: Towns Can’t Allow Companies To Ruin Quality Of Life

In Your Opinion: Towns Can’t Allow Companies To Ruin Quality Of Life

By Bill Connell, Somerset. Before I get rolling, a bit about the author. I am not an environmentalist and I am pro-business. Not every business is going to be perfect so a town has to be flexible if it wants tax revenue. That said, you cannot allow companies to ruin your quality of life for […]








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In Your Opinion: FHS Students Should Be Treated With Respect

In Your Opinion: FHS Students Should Be Treated With Respect

By Ariel Kaye. Over the past three years as a student at Franklin High School I have never dreaded school as much as I did these past two days. I was so excited for one of the most memorable days of this year – the first day of my senior year. On the first day, […]








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