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More Than $680,000 In Playground Equipment Purchased By Township Council

More Than $680,000 In Playground Equipment Purchased By Township Council

Three township parks’ playgrounds will get new equipment and playground surfaces under a series of contracts awarded by the Township Council at its June 22 virtual meeting. The playgrounds are in the Rutgers Heights, Kingston School, and Dunham Lebed parks. Rutgers Heights playground is getting more than $184,000 in new playground equipment, as well as […]

Updates On County Road Work

Updates On County Road Work

The Somerset County Engineering Department has announced updates to its road resurfacing schedule. Milling and paving along South Middlebush Road, from Amwell Road to Buffa Drive, is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 8 and 9. Similar work on South Middlebush, from Route 27 to 800 feet north of Blackwells Road, is […]

Township Slated To Receive Nearly $7 Million From Federal COVID Relief Program

Township Slated To Receive Nearly $7 Million From Federal COVID Relief Program

Franklin Township is in line to receive more than $6.8 million in direct, flexible aid through the recently passed federal American Rescue Plan. Franklin’s $6,819,531.17 is the largest amount of the aid earmarked for any Somerset County town, according to a joint press release issued by U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez. Somerset County […]

Route 27 Traffic At 10 Mile Run To Be Detoured For Construction

Route 27 Traffic At 10 Mile Run To Be Detoured For Construction

A section of Route 27 will be closed for several months starting May 4 to allow for the next phase of work on the Ten Mile Run tributary culvert project, state transportation officials said. The shutdown will affect traffic on Route 27 north, from just south of County Road 518/Georgetown-Franklin Turnpike, according to a press […]

Senior Softball League Reps Looking For Better Field Conditions

Senior Softball League Reps Looking For Better Field Conditions

Two representatives of the township’s Senior Softball League were told November 13 that conditions on their playing fields would improve by next season. The word came from Alice Osipowitz, the township’s recreation director, who told the two representatives that a meeting on park playing field conditions had been held recently, and that maintaining those fields […]

Public’s Input Sought For School District Community Rooms At Consolata

Public’s Input Sought For School District Community Rooms At Consolata

Some of the rooms will be ready to use by early next month, but township officials want the public’s input on designing the rest of the public spaces at the Board of Education’s new administrative campus on Route 27. The board acquired the buildings at the former Consolata Mission property through a land swap with […]

End Is Seen For Boil Water Alert South Of Route 518

End Is Seen For Boil Water Alert South Of Route 518

The end of a temporary boil water alert for nearly 60 properties in the Route 27 area, south of Route 518, could be just weeks away, a state spokesman said on Aug. 28 The 58 properties have been on the boil water alert since July, when issues with the state Department of Transportation’s 10 Mile […]

County Previews Upcoming Amwell Road Construction Work

County Previews Upcoming Amwell Road Construction Work

Sometime near the end of 2020, a 1.25-mile stretch of Amwell Road will look different than it does today. That’s because the road will be widened, repaved and have added to it ample shoulders for bicycle lanes. The project was previewed March 28 in the Township Council chamber by members of the Somerset County Engineering […]

Griggstown Volunteer Fire Company Dedicates New Pumper Truck

Griggstown Volunteer Fire Company Dedicates New Pumper Truck

Members of the Griggstown Volunteer Fire Company capped off a three-year effort June 16 with the dedication of their new pumper truck. Technically, it’s called a Pierce-Arrow PUC Pumper, with the PUC being an acronym for Pierce Ultimate Configuration. The truck “allows us to put the maximum amount of equipment into the smallest piece of […]

School District, Township, Discussing Land Swap For Some Consolata Property

School District, Township, Discussing Land Swap For Some Consolata Property

A deal through which the school district and township would swap land – leading to a new home for the district’s administration – could soon come to fruition. Under the deal’s terms, the township would be given the building and property at 1755 Amwell Road – the old Middlebush School – in return for giving […]

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