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Coronavirus Update: Four More Deaths Attributed To Virus

Coronavirus Update: Four More Deaths Attributed To Virus

Four more Franklin Township residents have died from the coronavirus, and eight more have tested positive for it, the township Office of Emergency Management reported May 30. The new totals are 1,208 residents with positive tests and 118 deaths from the virus, according to OEM. Test samples for the coronavirus will be collected from 10 […]

Coronavirus Update: Eight More Positive Test Results

Coronavirus Update: Eight More Positive Test Results

The number of township residents who have tested positive for the coronavirus broke 1,200 on May 29, with the addition of eight more cases. The township Office of Emergency Management reported the new cases. The total is now 1,202. No new deaths of residents attributed to the virus was reported, so the total stands at […]

Governor’s OK For Modified Graduation Brings Changes To FHS Plans

Governor’s OK For Modified Graduation Brings Changes To FHS Plans

School officials are making changes to what the Franklin High School Class of 2020 graduation will look like in the wake of Gov. Phil Murphy’s approval of modified in-person celebrations. What was originally scheduled for two weeks in June – namely, a drive-through, socially distanced ceremony – will now be held the week of July […]

Coronavirus Update: Eight More Positive Test Results

Coronavirus Update: Eight More Positive Test Results

There were no new coronavirus-related deaths reported in the previous 24 hours, but the number of township residents who tested positive for the virus increased by eight, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on May 28. That increase brings the total number of township residents who tested positive for the disease since mid-March to […]

Township Council Gives Helping Hand To Retailers, Restaurateurs

Township Council Gives Helping Hand To Retailers, Restaurateurs

The Township Council on May 26 took steps it hopes will help ease the transition into normalcy for some Franklin restaurants and retailers. The Council passed a resolution allowing for those stores and restaurants to serve patrons in their parking lots or other outdoor areas of their property. The tables or goods must be set […]

One-Day ‘Pop-Up’ Coronavirus Testing Site Set For Township

One-Day ‘Pop-Up’ Coronavirus Testing Site Set For Township

A one-day, “pop-up” coronavirus testing center will makes its home at Franklin Middle School Hamilton Street campus on June 3, a township official announced on May 26. Township Manager Robert Vornlocker said during a virtual Township Council meeting that Franklin is partnering with the Somerset County Health Department and Zufall Health of Somerville in bring […]

So Far, Township Finances Not Affected By Covid Pandemic

So Far, Township Finances Not Affected By Covid Pandemic

Unlike some other towns in New Jersey, Franklin’s financial picture has not been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, revenues are up when compared to the same period last year, Mayor Phil Kramer said. The only area showing a decrease is the water utility, part of which Kramer attributed to a stop in some […]

Franklin College Students Adapt In The Age Of Corona

Franklin College Students Adapt In The Age Of Corona

By Emma Richter, FHS Class of 2018 There is no doubt that the coronavirus has changed life for everyone, and here in Franklin Township, students who have graduated from Franklin High School have found themselves back home for the remainder of their spring 2020 semesters. Graduating just two years ago, with the class of 2018 […]

School District Planning For Reopening, But ‘Will Be Ready’ If Schools Remain Closed In September

School District Planning For Reopening, But ‘Will Be Ready’ If Schools Remain Closed In September

School officials are planning how buildings will reopen come September, and are making contingency plans if they don’t. Schools Superintendent John Ravally is working with other Somerset County superintendents and the Somerset County Executive Superintendent of Schools to devise a plan, a district spokeswoman said. Gov. Phil Murphy ordered all school buildings closed on March […]

Township Looking To Start ‘Pop-Up’ COVID-19 Testing Center

Township Looking To Start ‘Pop-Up’ COVID-19 Testing Center

Township officials are “in discussion” with the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders to establish a popup coronavirus testing site in Franklin, Mayor Phil Kramer said on May 14. Kramer made the statement during his weekly “virtual” town hall. “We even have a site in mind,” Kramer said. “We have been pushing it and they […]

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