What to Know About Upcoming Deer Hunting Season

July 18, 2018

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Township Council members unanimously approved a resolution July 10 to make some changes for deer hunting in the upcoming 2018-19 season.

Following a presentation by Open Space Consultant Tara Kenyon, the governing body decided to prohibit hunting with firearms during season 2 from Oct. 27 to Dec. 2, then allow firearms until Dec. 31.

Another change is to close the ...

Somerset County Triple-A Ratings Reaffirmed

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s have reaffirmed Somerset County’s Triple-A ratings.

“Somerset County continues its sound financial planning practices, as evidenced by the Triple-A ratings,” said Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione. “Higher ratings mean lower interest rates and substantial savings for our ...

Franklin Township: Tax Bills Delayed Throughout New Jersey

SOMERSET, NJ - Property tax bills in New Jersey municipalities, including Franklin Township, will be delayed. According to the township website as soon as certified rates are received it will begin its billing process.

"The 3rd quarter is still technically due August 1, 2018, but the grace period will be extended to 25 days from the date the bills are mailed by the tax office," ...

Fast Food Joints Should Give Workers Freedom to Move Ahead, says State

TRENTON, NJ - Fast food restaurant owners in Franklin and elsewhere are being asked by the state to provide information about their use of employee non-compete or “no poach” agreements, documents that "can restrict the ability of workers to obtain a better-paying job with another franchise," according to the state Attorney General's Office.

In a statement, the ...

Franklin Township: 'Operation Secure Shred' Expected to Cause Traffic Delays

SOMERSET, NJ - Traffic delays on Demott Lane are expected this Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm due to Operation Secure Shred, according to officials. Operation Secure Shred will be held at the Franklin Community/Senior Center Parking Lot on 505 DeMott Lane.

The event is sponsored by the Somerset County Board of Freeholders, in cooperation with the county Division ...

Governor Murphy Signs Co-Sponsored Transgender Bill Into Law

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A bill signed into law by New Jersey’s governor last week means transgender residents can legally change their gender on their birth certificates.

The ‘Birth Certificate Bill’ - now known as the “Babs Siperstein Law’ - was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on July 2. Under the law, the registrar can now legally amend a certificate based on ...

Freeholders Oppose Two-Week Closure of Route 206 in Montgomery

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Montgomery Township officials, are fighting a proposed two-week closure of Route 206 for the reconstruction of the bridge over Crusers Brook, which is located near the Montgomery Township Municipal Complex.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation is pressuring local and county officials for the closure of the bridge over ...

Township Council Approves False Burglar Alarm Fine Hike And Fewer Court Appearances For Frequent Offenders

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The fine just went substantially up if you trigger eight or more false burglar alarms in a year, but the number of mandatory court appearances went down.

Township Council members unanimously adopted an ordinance Tuesday night that reduces the number of times violators need to appear in court, but could fine people reporting eight or more false burglar alarms in a year ...

Franklin Township: Elected Officials Speak Out Against Trump Administration's Border Policy 

SOMERSET, NJ - Elected officials representing Franklin Township expressed their concerns regarding the Trump administration's current policy of separating children from parents that illegally cross the US-Mexican border.

"As an American and a veteran, I am ashamed of the actions of the current administration regarding the separation of children from their parents, as currently ...

Franklin Township Opens cooling Centers as Temperatures Approach Record Highs

SOMERSET, NJ - On a day when forecasters are predicting temperatures in the mid-90s and a heat index even higher, the township has opened two cooling centers for people to escape the heat.

The Township Library and Community Senior Center located at the municipal complex will be open today. The community center stays open until 4:30 pm and the library is open until 9 ...

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