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  • Council Commends FHS Club For LGBTQ Youth
    Gayle Nelson and Township Councilmember Ed Potosnak after Potosnak presented a commendation to the FHS PACE club, for which Nelson is the advisor. A Franklin High School student group geared to LGBTQ […]
  • Township Council Takes Steps To Limit Warehouse Sprawl
    Mark Healey, the township’s Director of Planning, explains the proposed warehouse ordinance at the June 28 Council meeting. Spurred by residents of Canal Walk who are opposed to a proposed […]
  • Township Council Introduces ‘Genderless Bathroom’ Ordinance
    Township Councilmember Ed Potosnak describes the “genderless bathroom” ordinance at the June 28 Council meeting. An ordinance that would require the establishment of single-occupancy, […]
  • Township Republicans Elect Leadership
    The township Republican Party leadership is, left to right, Robert Petersen, 2nd Vice Chair; Bob Lacorte, Chair; Lori Van Dyke-McGregor, Secretary; Vice Chair Beverly Lawson and Secretary Pat […]
  • Franklin Township Police Blotter
    Submitted by the FTPD. June 19, 2022 – June 25, 2022 06/19/2022 A Somerset resident reported an attempted burglary to his unoccupied residence during the overnight hours. The unknown suspect(s) […]

Latest Franklin Coronavirus News View all

Coronavirus Update: 26 New Positive Test Results

Positive coronavirus test results were reported for another 26 Franklin residents, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on July 1. That brings…

Coronavirus Update: 32 New Positive Test Results

Coronavirus Update: 32 New Positive Test Results

Positive coronavirus test results were reported for another 32 Franklin residents, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on June 30. That brings…

Coronavirus Update: Another 23 Positive Test Results

Coronavirus Update: Another 23 Positive Test Results

Positive coronavirus test results were reported for another 23 Franklin residents, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on June 29. That brings…

Coronavirus Update: 19 More Positive Test Results

Coronavirus Update: 19 More Positive Test Results

Positive coronavirus test results were reported for another 19 Franklin residents, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on June 28. That brings…

Coronavirus Update: 48 New Cases From June 25-27

Coronavirus Update: 48 New Cases From June 25-27

Positive coronavirus test results were reported for another 48 Franklin residents from June 25 to June 27, the township Office of Emergency Management…

Coronavirus Update: 18 New Positive Test Results

Coronavirus Update: 18 New Positive Test Results

Positive coronavirus test results were reported for another 18 Franklin residents, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on June 24. That brings…

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Religion & Faith View all

Submitted by St. Matthias Elementary School. St. Matthias Elementary School has been selected for the 2022 Best of Somerset Award in the Elementary School category by the Somerset…

The beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan was observed on April 1 at the township’s cultural and performing arts gazebo in the Municipal Complex on DeMott…

Several hundred people gathered February 28 outside the St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church the evening of February 28 to participate in a candlelight vigil for the people…

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FHS Is Site Of Group 2, 4 Meet Of Champions

FHS Is Site Of Group 2, 4 Meet Of Champions

Franklin High School was the host for the 2022 Group 2 and Group 4 Meet of Champions on June 10 and 11. Here’s how the…

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Council Commends FHS Club For LGBTQ Youth

Council Commends FHS Club For LGBTQ Youth

A Franklin High School student group geared to LGBTQ youth received a commendation at the June 28 Township Council meeting. Going by the acronym P.A.C.E. – which stands…

Township Council Takes Steps To Limit Warehouse Sprawl

Township Council Takes Steps To Limit Warehouse Sprawl

Spurred by residents of Canal Walk who are opposed to a proposed warehouse abutting their community, the Township Council on June 28 introduced new zoning requirements for future…

Township Council Introduces ‘Genderless Bathroom’ Ordinance

An ordinance that would require the establishment of single-occupancy, all-gender bathrooms in some public places within Franklin was introduced June 28 by the Township Council. The ordinance is…

Township Republicans Elect Leadership

Township Republicans Elect Leadership

Bob Lacorte was returned to the leadership of township Republicans on June 28. Lacorte was re-elected Chairman by acclimation. Also re-elected were Vice Chair Beverly Lawson and Treasurer…

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Franklin Township Youth Center Grand Opening, ‘Youth Fest’ Set For May 14

Franklin Township Youth Center Grand Opening, ‘Youth Fest’ Set For May 14

U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) will be among the dignitaries attending the grand opening of…

Quail Brook Senior Center May Schedule

Senior Citizen Center April Schedule

Quail Brook Senior Center March Schedule

Virtual Senior Center February Schedule

Arts & Entertainment View all

Rose Day Festival Is Set For Colonial Park

Rose Day Festival Is Set For Colonial Park

Celebrate the summer season and revel in the beauty of roses at the Rose Day Festival…

SGS/HSC Players Ready Tribute To ‘Peanuts’

Township Student Performs In RVCC Jazz Ensemble

Franklin High School Presents ‘Dreamgirls’

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Animal Rights Advocate Makes Pitch For Nonlethal Deer Control To Open Space Committee

Animal Rights Advocate Makes Pitch For Nonlethal Deer Control To Open Space Committee

The township Open Space Advisory Committee could not be called an anti-hunting group, but nonetheless its…

Clean Energy Aggregation Topic Of Special Council Meeting

‘Safety On The Trails’ Is Subject Of Walk-Talk Series

Rose Day Festival Is Set For Colonial Park

National ‘Adopt-A-Drain’ Program Underway In Franklin