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October 12, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The purchase of 335 acres contiguous to Mountain View Park and Ann Van Middlesworth Park by the township and the Somerset County Improvement Authority contiguous to both Mountain View Park and Ann Van Middlesworth Park has the added benefit of protecting that property from ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A land exchange authorized by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders has resulted in another 19-plus acres added to the county’s successful farmland preservation program and paved the way for construction of a privately owned indoor-outdoor sports complex. Somerset ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection recently denied Transco/Williams, the permit application necessary for advancing the construction of the Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline project. The Northeast Supply Enhancement project (NESE) is a fracked gas ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection recently denied Transco/Williams, the permit application necessary for advancing the construction of the Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline project. The Northeast Supply Enhancement project (NESE) is a fracked gas ...

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TRENTON, NJ  - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer)appropriating $9.703 million from corporate business tax revenue to the NJ DEP for state capital and park development, preservation, conservation, and recreation projects has been ...

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Would you like to learn how spruce up your garden, spend a day at the park, or enjoy the fun of a fair? You can do it all at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County’s Open House and Folk Fest!  This event will be held Saturday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the EARTH Center ...

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 The New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) today issued the findings of a comprehensive report that shows litter along streets and highways in the state has been reduced by 53 percent over the past 13 years. “Litter is unsightly and can impact quality of life. Litter cleanup is a crucial ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Fill your garden with colorful annuals you and the pollinators can enjoy all season long. Look for outstanding varieties chosen by All-America Selections (AAS), a non-profit plant trialing organization, to brighten your garden, attract pollinators and outperform other ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Somerville Farmers Market, scheduled to resume operations on Grove Street for its ninth season June 7, will not open this year. “You need more than one farmer to operate a legitimate farmers’ market,” said Jay Scott, who is the head of the eight-member volunteer committee ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Both sides of the controversial Williams Transco Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) project, met with members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to have their comments, for and against put on record May 2, during a public comment meeting.  On March 23, FERC released ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Did you lose a tree or two, during Nor'easter Quinn last month, and looking for replacements? Well, look no further thanks to the Somerset County Park Foundation.  Colonial Park Gardens staff will be on hand Friday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the annual Arbor Day ...

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FRANKLIN PARK, NJ - Have you always wanted to grow your own vegetables, but thought you did not have enough space? Are you looking for information on preparing your garden for the upcoming growing season? If you answered yes to any of the questions above then visit the Franklin Park Branch of ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Williams' Northeast Supply Enhancement project reached a major milestone Friday, March 23, thanks to the release of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's draft Environmental Impact Statement.  The NESE project would have “less than significant levels” of impact ...

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The Township’s open space program will, for the 14th consecutive year, sponsor guided nature walks on Township open space parcels.  The 2018 walks begin in March and continue in the Spring and Summer months.  The walks are free to the public.  The walks are along easy terrain and are great for ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Colonial Park Horticulture staff in collaboration with the Jersey Shore Rose Society will host a free rose pruning workshop at the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden March 13, from 9 am to 12 pm.     Attendees will have the chance to prune roses after the workshop, so bring a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As climate change increases the risk to trees from severe storms, insects, diseases, drought and fire, a Rutgers University study highlights the need for improved safety in tree-care operations. According to findings published in the American Journal of Industrial ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Township of Franklin advises residents about ways to facilitate property cleanup following Nor'easter Quinn. The winter storm resulted in a great deal of damage to trees and caused many broken branches.  The township issued an alert saying starting Monday, March ...

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Well ownership comes with the responsibility of ongoing maintenance SOMERVILLE - In recognition of Groundwater Awareness Week, March 11-17, the Somerset County Board of Freeholders and Department of Health want to remind homeowners with private wells about the importance of regularly testing ...

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  BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Rutgers Master Gardeners Program will host a class on propagating plants and planting seeds indoors before transferring the plants outdoors in the spring. Steven Sawin, a Rutgers Master Gardener of Somerset County will teach the March 14 class, 7-8 p.m. at the Jointure ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Many Franklin residents want to stop the proposed Northeast Supply Enhancement project (NESE), which they say would include a compressor station that would spew high quantities of methane emissions and emit tons of caustic airborne chemicals every year. One of them is Joe ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Continuing a tradition in the Northeast United States that was begun centuries ago by Native Americans and colonists, the Somerset County Park Commission invites children and adults to a 90-minute program to witness how Maple trees are tapped, learn about sap collecting methods ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Continuing a tradition in the Northeast United States that was begun centuries ago by Native Americans and colonists, the Somerset County Park Commission invites children and adults to a 90-minute program to witness how Maple trees are tapped, learn about sap collecting methods ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Planning Board, Park Commission and Cultural & Heritage Commission are reexamining their preservation plans and want to hear from residents, local planners, farmers and nonprofit organizations at a public meeting being held Tuesday, Jan. 30.  The ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - With the recent cold spell it is probably hard to imagine a triple bogey on the back nine, but now is the time to take advantage some new and unique golf registration programs right here in town.  The Somerset County Park Commission recently announced its new offerings ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Often, New Year's Eve gets all of the attention.  But Franklin, do you know about First Day Hikes that take place each New Year's Day?  Every Jan. 1, America's State Parks offer free and guided hiking events in every state across the U.S. It's a perfect way to introduce ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - If you have a Christmas Tree and need to get rid of it, you have options. There will be two drop off locations in town, and the township will also have three curbside pickup days.  Each family is limited to only one tree that must be free of all ornaments, wires, netting, ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Local residents can bring their natural Christmas tree to Colonial Park for recycling from Dec. 26 through Jan. 31.  The Somerset County Park Commission will accept trees at, Parking Lot F, 156 Mettlers Road between the hours of 8:00 am to 44:00 pm seven days a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Councilwoman Rozalyn Sherman (Ward 2) and the Franklin Township Task Force held an informational session at Somerset Run alerting residents to the proposed gas compressor station scheduled to be constructed in town next year, by Williams/Transco.   "Local citizens are alarmed ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Local resident and Franklin Township Board of Education President, Ed Potosnak has been appointed to Gov. Elect Phil Murphy's transition team.  “With the election of Gov. Murphy, New Jersey has a tremendous opportunity to re-claim national leadership on critical ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  Voters provided permanent relief to communities harmed by industrial pollution on Tuesday by approving an environmental coalition-led ballot question that prevents money earmarked for environmental restoration from being raided by Trenton lawmakers. The measure was declared passed ...

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