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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 […]

NJDEP Must Protect Our Health, Safety And Environment From The NESE Project With Compressor Station 206 By June 5

NJDEP Must Protect Our Health, Safety And Environment From The NESE Project With Compressor Station 206 By June 5

Submitted by the Franklin Township Task Force on Compressor Station 206 & NESE. Though FERC’s definition of “need” for the NESE Project is only based on economics, under the National Gas Act, and since National Grid has subscribed to purchase all the gas that this Project would deliver, it is not unexpected that FERC issued […]

In Your Opinion: Concerns Abound About Dementia Care Home

In Your Opinion: Concerns Abound About Dementia Care Home

By Donna M. Lisi, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, BCGP, BCACP, Clinical Pharmacist. As a Certified Dementia Practitioner and someone who has been in the field of Geriatrics for 30 years, I have concerns as well from reading (about the proposed dementia care home on Bennett’s Lane). It is unclear what the backgrounds would be of these three […]

In Your Opinion: Township Environmental Commission Opposes North East Supply Enhancement Project

In Your Opinion: Township Environmental Commission Opposes North East Supply Enhancement Project

The below comments were submitted on April 3rd this year to the Governor and DEP Commissioner on behalf of the Franklin Township Environmental Commission, Somerset County. To: Governor Phil Murphy and NJDEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe The NJDEP’s primary objective is to protect the people of New Jersey from environmental health hazards and risks. In […]

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 […]