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Township exploring ‘predictive policing’

Could township police one day “predict” where crime is going to happen? Representatives from PredPol, the company that has developed software it claims can predict crime, have met with several township officials and others, including Chief of Police Lawrence W. Roberts, have viewed a Web-based presentation on the product. The meetings were held at the […]

Composting is Theme of September Workshop

Backyard composting workshops for county residents are set for 10-11:30 a.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 12 in conference room “B” of the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy, 402 Roycefield Rd. Hillsborough. Participants will learn how to compost kitchen and yard debris into a “black gold” organic material for use in the yard, garden and […]

County Hazardous Waste Drop-off Set

The next hazardous waste drop-off for Somerset County residents is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Branchburg Township Public Works garage, 34 Kenbury Rd. in the township. Household hazardous waste includes banned or outdated pesticides, antifreeze, transmission fluids, brake fluids, wet cell car batteries, motor oil (2-gallon maximum), ammonia-based cleaners, […]

Council Takes First Steps for Little Rocky Hill Water Main

Relief is on tap for residents of Little Rocky Hill, now that the Township Council has taken the first steps in replacing the Route 27 water main. The council at its August meeting introduced a $210,000 ordinance for engineering work for the new main, and passed a resolution giving that engineering work to Hatch Mott […]

Council Ok’s State Survey of Gypsy Moth Eggs

A survey of gypsy moth eggs will be conducted in the township by the state Department of Agriculture sometime between now and January. Whether any spraying will be conducted if eggs are found is another matter. The issue of who would pay for what could be expensive spraying caused some consternation at the August Township […]

Nominations Accepted for Exemplary Disability Advocates

The Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services is accepting nominations of exemplary efforts in advocating for people with disabilities. Nominations for the seventh annual Disability Advocates Awards are due by Oct. 1. The awards are open to individuals, organizations and businesses located in Somerset County. “This award provides an opportunity for Somerset County […]

School Board Mulls $85 Million Referendum for New School, Grade Realignment

School Board Mulls $85 Million Referendum for New School, Grade Realignment

The Board of Education is preparing to “market” to residents a proposed $85 million referendum which would result in a new elementary school and a realignment of elementary and middle school grade configurations. Plans are drawn for the work, which includes about $45 million for a new Pre-Kindergarten to 5th grade school on Claremont Road […]

School Board Studies Lowering High School Passing Grade

School Board Studies Lowering High School Passing Grade

A move to lower the passing grade for Franklin High School students from 67 to 60 is being studied by the Board of Education. The board at its August meeting pulled a proposed policy that would do just that, saying it needed more time to study the issue. The new policy, if adopted, would not […]