Winter Storm Update
Mar13

Winter Storm Update

Dear Frenchtown: The Borough is actively preparing for the pending snow storm that is expected to impact the area late this evening. I have been in contact with borough personnel and they are ready to respond as needed.  I anticipate that we will likely close Borough Hall tomorrow and our OEM Coordinator, Karen Hahn Harmon will likely initiate a temporary state of emergency as additional guidance on the storm becomes known. In the interim, I have included a storm briefing with this message. Stay tuned for additional updates. Sincerely,...

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Frenchtown Street Smart Survey
Jun10

Frenchtown Street Smart Survey

Please provide your feedback on the “Street Smart” educational safety campaign that was conducted in town during the month of May. Your answers to this survey will help us evaluate the impact of this effort on making Frenchtown safer for pedestrians. It will just take a few minutes of your time. Your completed survey will serve as an entry into a drawing for a $100 gift certificate to use at participating Frenchtown Business and Professional Association merchants! COMPLETE SURVEY HERE: Frenchtown Street Smart...

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Frenchtown Pedestrian Safety survey
Apr30

Frenchtown Pedestrian Safety survey

Hello Frenchtown! You may know that Frenchtown has begun a pedestrian safety program. Here’s a letter about the program from Tara Shepherd, the director of HART, the county Transportation Management Agency, which is leading the effort for us. There will be more information about the effort and its results over the next few weeks. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *Take the Frenchtown Pedestrian Safety Survey: Be Entered to Win a $100 Gift Certificate* Frenchtown Borough and HART Commuter Information Services, a local non-profit dedicated to promoting sustainable transportation, have partnered to improve pedestrian safety in Frenchtown. We’re looking for the community’s feedback on what your experience is walking and driving in town. Please take a few minutes to complete a short survey and be entered into a drawing for a $100 Frenchtown Gift Certificate. *https://tinyurl.com/frenchtownsurvey * Hard copies of the survey are available at Borough Hall. *Please note that all of your responses should relate to your experience* *in Frenchtown only**. * All responses will remain strictly confidential. Tara Shepherd Executive Director HART Commuter Information Services ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please take a moment to complete the survey. It will help us improve pedestrian safety downtown. Thanks, w Warren Cooper, Mayor Borough of Frenchtown Borough Hall 29 Second St. Frenchtown, NJ 08825 908-996-4524 (office) 908-229-4822...

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Frenchtown Frenzy vs Milford Mayhem this Sunday!
Apr29

Frenchtown Frenzy vs Milford Mayhem this Sunday!

Hello Frenchtown! On Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m. at the northeast corner of Old Frenchtown Field (across from the elementary school) two mighty softball clubs will come together for the second time to defend the honor of their sponsoring towns. Last year, the Frenchtown Frenzy slaughtered the Milford Mayhem (by a run or two) in the inaugural battle. This year, the Mayhem is seeking revenge… and the coveted yellow softball that has been on proud display deep inside the locked bottom drawer of my desk at Borough Hall. Which team will prevail THIS year? Turn out to support your town! (Rumor has it that we’ll need all the support we can get this year.) I’ll be announcing the game with some hysterical drummer dude from Milford. Don’t worry, if I can influence the outcome of the game from the sidelines, you know I will! Admission is (almost) free: The game is a fundraiser for the food pantries of the Frenchtown and Milford Presbyterian Churches, so you must bring at least one nonperishable food item to watch. (If you want to play, you need to bribe the coaches with more food donations.) You don’t have to bring lunch, though. There will be food for sale, including hot dogs, pierogies and other delights. Attached is a flyer about the game. Hope to see you there! w Warren Cooper, Mayor Borough of Frenchtown Borough Hall 29 Second St. Frenchtown, NJ 08825 908-996-4524 (office) 908-229-4822...

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Letter from the Frenchtown Elementary School Board of Education
Apr26

Letter from the Frenchtown Elementary School Board of Education

Hello Frenchtown, Attached is a letter from Kate Nugent, President of the Frenchtown Elementary School Board of Education regarding the FES 2015-16 school budget. A hearing on the budget is set for Tuesday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Elementary School library. The meeting is open to the public. Along with Kate, I urge you to attend. As you know, funds raised to support our elementary school and high school comprise the bulk of our annual property tax bill. While the budget will be posted on the school website, attending the meeting will give you the opportunity to ask questions of the school officials who developed the budget. I hope to see you there. w Warren Cooper, Mayor Borough of Frenchtown Borough Hall 29 Second St. Frenchtown, NJ 08825 908-996-4524 (office) 908-229-4822...

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gas explosion
Apr13

gas explosion

Hello Frenchtown. Many of you have heard that there was a gas explosion in Frenchtown on Friday, April 10. I have spoken to Police Chief Al Kurylka and want to share what we know. Mid afternoon, while working to install gas connections to the River Mills project on Bridge Street at Lower Second Street, a line burst and an explosion released a jet of gas. A short time later, after work had begun again, a second explosion released another jet of gas, this time, overcoming one of the workers who was in the dug hole at the time. The man later revived and declined further medical assistance. Emergency crews from the fire company, the gas company and the rescue squad responded. The Chief, who had already been on the scene, called in another officer who was on duty at the time. Residents were evacuated from nearby homes as a safety precaution and were temporarily sent to Borough Hall until the gas company representatives deemed the situation safe for them to return. Other than the worker, no one was injured. No property was damaged. Chief Kurylka tells me that his officers and all emergency personnel responded quickly and professionally. For that, as always, we are immensely appreciative. Thank you to all. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. w Warren Cooper, Mayor Borough of Frenchtown Borough Hall 29 Second St. Frenchtown, NJ 08825 908-996-4524 (office) 908-229-4822...

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