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Coronavirus Update: 19 New Cases In Franklin, Total Stands at 87

Coronavirus Update: 19 New Cases In Franklin, Total Stands at 87

Another 19 Franklin Township residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the township’s total as of March 31 to 87. That number represents the largest one-day increase since the first township case was reported. Overall in Somerset County, 405 residents have tested positive for the disease, according to the Somerset County Board of Health. […]

Coronavirus Update: Eight New Township Cases; Total Now At 68

Coronavirus Update: Eight New Township Cases; Total Now At 68

Eight more Franklin Township residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, making the township’s total number of cases 68 as of March 30, according to the township Office of Emergency Management. There were no new township fatalities reported from March 29-30, according to township and county authorities. Countywide, there are now 331 coronavirus cases, with […]

Coronavirus Update: Second Death, Six More Positive Test Results

Coronavirus Update: Second Death, Six More Positive Test Results

A second Franklin Township resident has died from the coronavirus disease, and six more have tested positive for the disease as of March 29, according to the Somerset County Health Department. Information on the age breakdown of the new cases, or of the fatality, was not immediately available. Countywide, there are now 293 residents with […]

Coronavirus Update: Seven More Township Cases, Total Now Is 54

Coronavirus Update: Seven More Township Cases, Total Now Is 54

Seven more township residents have been confirmed to have the coronavirus disease, bringing Franklin’s total to 54 as of March 28, according to the Somerset County Department of Health. Information on the age breakdown of the newest patients was not immediately available. Countywide, there are now 254 conformed cases of coronavirus disease, with six fatalities, […]

Six More Township Residents Test Positive For Coronavirus

Six More Township Residents Test Positive For Coronavirus

Six more Franklin Township residents have tested positive for the coronavirus disease, bringing the township’s total to 47 as of March 27. So far, one resident has succumbed to the disease. In a Facebook post, Mayor Phil Kramer said the newest patients are aged 66, 28, 37, 43, 38 and 29. County wide, there are […]

County Parks Open, But Use Common Sense

County Parks Open, But Use Common Sense

The Somerset County Park Commission is reminding park patrons that while parks such as Colonial Park are open, there are restrictions. Patrons should maintain the CDC-suggested Safe distance of at least six feet, and should move over on trails when encountering other people. Also, there is no access to bathrooms, entry onto playgrounds has been […]

Mayor, Township Officials Answer Residents’ Coronavirus Questions In ‘Town Hall’

Mayor, Township Officials Answer Residents’ Coronavirus Questions In ‘Town Hall’

No summonses for violating the state’s “social distancing” regulations have been issued so far in Franklin, but township police will do so if necessary. That was one of the kernels of information given March 26 during a nearly 90-minute virtual “town hall” hosted by Mayor Phil Kramer. Participating in the event, held on Facebook, were […]

Coronavirus Strikes 11 More Township Residents, Total Now 41

Coronavirus Strikes 11 More Township Residents, Total Now 41

Eleven more township residents have been confirmed to have the coronavirus as of March 26, bringing to 41 the total number of Franklin residents with the disease. Mayor Phil Kramer posted that of the latest victims, two are 45 years old, and the others are 95, 43, 36, 47, 68, 65, 31, 30 and 67 […]

Township’s Shelter Animals Not Forgotten In Pandemic

Township’s Shelter Animals Not Forgotten In Pandemic

Animals in the Franklin Township Animal Shelter are being cared for, despite shelters not being included in Gov. Phil Murphy’s list of essential businesses that may remain open during the state’s coronavirus shutdown. Township Animal Control Officer Katie Nordhaus said she received permission to keep the shelter operating, and “between the staff and a couple […]

Number of Township Residents Infected By Coronavirus Jumps To 30

Number of Township Residents Infected By Coronavirus Jumps To 30

Five more people were confirmed infected with teh novel coronavirus, bringing teh total number of Franklin patients to 30, health officials said on March 25. Mayor Phil Kramer said in a post on his Facebook page that tow of teh newly confirmed are 45 years old, and the rest are 81, 48 and 29. To […]

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