Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Franklin (MA) Candidates Night - Oct 17, 2017

A collection via Storify of the Twitter posts during the Candidates Night held in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building on Oct 17, 2017.

Be sure to scroll within the Storify widget to view all the posts.




Moderator, time keepers and part of the crowd in attendance for the evening
Moderator, time keepers and part of the crowd in attendance for the evening

Moderator: Lawrence Benedetto, Retired Chief of Police of Franklin
Timekeepers: Teresa Burr, Town Clerk and Nancy Danello, Asst Town Clerk

The question panel:
  • Anne Brennan: Editor and Chief of Metrowest and Milford Daily News
  • Robert Ficco: Retired Attorney, law office Ficco, Cornetta and Simmler
  • Michael Doherty: Attorney, Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan and Cannon
  • Jack Lank: President, United Regional Chamber of Commerce

November events at the Franklin Historical Museum

Saturday November 4. 10:30 AM

The last full measure of devotion – A LOOK AT HOW FRANKLIN HAS HONORED ITS HEROES
A captured enemy ship, a time capsule, and the generosity of a Franklin-born Civil War veteran all figure in the story of how Franklin got its first two war memorials. Local historian, Alan Earls presents a slide show and tells the story of the town's monuments to its large contingent of Civil War soldiers as well as the related and far more tangled tale of the town's Spanish American War monument.

Sunday November 5, 1:15PM

FASHIONS OF THE WWII ERA


Karen (Ren) Antonowicz of Spirits of Fashion discusses the influence of war and rationing on 1940s Fashions. Despite the restrictions there was still a distinct style and trends that developed in everyday fashion. Join us as she presents dress and style of the WWII era.


Sunday November 19, 1:15PM

YOU REMEMBER WHEN


Joe Landry returns to the museum with his series of presentations on Franklin of Yesteryear! Inspired by the FB Page, You Grew Up in Franklin if you Remember ... Joe's October presentation will highlight the many businesses and buildings on the north side of the bridge. This will include the area from the bridge heading up Main Street towards Dean College. Join us for his lively and interesting presentation and audience discussion.



Hours of Operation: Saturday 10-1, Sunday 1-4, Thursdays 5-8. Always Free and handicap accessible

November events at the Franklin Historical Museum
November events at the Franklin Historical Museum


Find out more about the Franklin Historical Museum on the web at
http://franklinhistoricalmuseum.org/

FHS golf, girls and boys soccer teams post wins on Tuesday

From Hockomock Sports we share the results of the Franklin High School fall sports results on Tuesday, Oct 17.



Girls Soccer = Taunton, 0 @ Franklin, 1 – Final
– Anna Balkus scored the game’s only goal midway through the second half to give the Panthers a narrow win and a sweep of the season series. Grace Pimenta made 13 saves in defeat for the Tigers.

Golf = Franklin, 170 @ Sharon, 181 – Final

Boys Soccer = Franklin, 2 @ Taunton, 0 – Final
"If you needed any proof that the final score doesn’t always reflect how the game was played, look no further than Franklin’s 2-0 win on the road at Taunton. 
Despite playing arguably its best game of the season, and creating nearly a dozen good scoring chances, Taunton couldn’t find a way to find the back of the net. 
And Franklin, who was on the defensive for a solid hour of the game, weathered the storm and push from the Tigers, evened the play over the final 20 minutes of the game and netted both of its goals in that same span. 
“We were very fortunate,” said Franklin head coach Fran Bositis. “We should have down maybe four goals at halftime. They outplayed us in the first half completely."
Continue reading the game recap by Ryan Lanigan, Editor-in-Chief of Hockomock Sportshttps://hockomocksports.com/panthers-prevail-with-road-win-at-taunton/

Check out the game photo photo gallery
https://hockomocksports.smugmug.com/20172018/Fall-2017/Franklin-Taunton-Boys-Soccer-10-17-17/

For all the other results around the Hockomock League on Tuesday
https://hockomocksports.com/tuesdays-schedule-scoreboard-101717/

Taunton’s Alec Nunes dribbles past Franklin’s Andrew DiLeo in the first half. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)
Taunton’s Alec Nunes dribbles past Franklin’s Andrew DiLeo in the first half. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)

Business License Scams: A Barrier for Reentrants



Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information
by Lisa Lake
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC


Many reentrants don't believe they will ever get a business license through the usual channels. That makes them vulnerable to scams. Some reentrants may find themselves frustrated by occupational licensing regulations that don't make sense. Maybe their trade is licensed in some states, but not others. That's confusing.

If you're looking to get a professional or business license, here are three things you should do before you pay anyone money:

Read more


This is a free service provided by the Federal Trade Commission.

In the News: Candidates Night - Oct 17

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Twenty candidates for the upcoming town election discussed various topics and issues at a candidates night on Tuesday. 
The event was sponsored by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce and the Daily News. The election takes place on Nov. 7. 
Here are highlights from each candidate:"

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20171017/franklin-candidates-night-hosts-20

The format of the questions for the candidates was differently handled for the School Committee and Town Council. School Committee candidates went first. Each had an opening statement for 1 minute, questions were answered in 1 minute and then the closing statement from each was also 1 minute.

The Town Council had the opening and closing statements the same as the School Committee, 1 minute for each. The answer to the question was 1.5 minutes and then each candidate got up to 30 seconds to add to or provide a rebuttal to the first answer. This allowed all candidates to weigh in a particular question.

Only 7 of the 8 School Committee candidates appeared. Diane Feeley was unable to. All 12 candidates fir the Town Council appeared.

The two Board of Health candidate actually kicked off the evening. Bridget Sweet appeared to present her statement. Bruce Hunchard was unable to attend and his statement was read for him. There were no questions. All the other positions for the Nov 7 election are uncontested.

part of the Council candidates are shown int his photo
part of the Council candidates are shown int his photo


Alive After Five - Dean College

The United Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its "Alive After Five" on October 18 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin.

"Over the next few years both the talent pool we hire from as well as our client base will shift from Boomers and Gen Xer’s to Millenials and the generations behind them. 
If you don’t think these generations are different, you are sorely mistaken. Thea Cerio the Director of Career Planning and Internships at Dean College will be providing information on some tricks and tips for working with the younger generations. 
This session will start at 4:45 so there will still be plenty of time to network."


Alive After Five - Dean College
Alive After Five - Dean College

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Community Forum on Sexting - Twitter Summary

A collection via Storify of the Twitter posts during the Community Forum on Sexting held at Franklin High School, Franklin, MA on Oct 16, 2017.

Be sure to scroll within the Storify widget to view all the posts.




Community Forum on Sexting - Twitter Summary
Community Forum on Sexting - Twitter Summary

Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club: Brenda Reed - Nov 8

The Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club will meet on Wednesday, November 8. We are pleased to host as our speaker, Brenda Reed, currently the Director for Lifelong Community Learning in Franklin. Reed is a former chief executive for the New England Press Association, a former public servant – both elected and appointed – a former founder and co-owner of a successful weekly newspaper, and a former Attleboro mayor and School Committee member.

In those positions Reed has been at the intersection of public policy and business management. She understands the crucial importance of good organization, setting priorities, feasible strategies, attention to detail, the need to collaborate successfully with staff team members, volunteers, and the public.

She will be speaking about the Lifelong Community Learning programs and the opportunities for partnership. Lifelong Community Learning is a program of the Franklin Public Schools Lifelong Learning Institute and is dedicated to providing quality learning experiences for residents in the Town of Franklin and surrounding communities.

We invite any resident of Franklin, or a surrounding town that doesn't have a Newcomers Club, to join us at "3" Restaurant, 461 West Central Street, Franklin. Complimentary appetizers and beverages are provided and a cash bar is available. We meet upstairs at 7:30 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. We run our meetings September through May. Additionally, we hold many fun and varied events to stay connected throughout the year.

For more information, please visit our website www.franklinnewcomers.com or our Facebook page, Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club.


Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club: Brenda Reed - Nov 8
Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club: Brenda Reed - Nov 8

FHS field hockey and volleyball post wins on Monday

From Hockomock Sports we share the results of the Franklin High School fall sports results on Monday, Oct 16.


Field Hockey = Oliver Ames, 0 @ Franklin, 2 – Final
– Franklin junior Anna Jardine had a strong game in net, making nine saves, including a gutsy slide tackle and a beautiful diving save – both in the second half – to help the Panthers preserve the win. Juniors Cassi Ronan and Regan Paterson each scored once in the first half for Franklin. FHS head coach Lisa Cropper said junior Annie Walsh played an outstanding game, creating numerous offensive chances and stopping OA from mounting an attack. Oliver Ames goalie Caitlin Grant made eight saves in net.

Volleyball = Franklin, 3 @ Taunton, 0 – Final
– Franklin mounted a late comeback in the second half to help sweep the Tigers on the road. Junior Lauren McGrath (four aces) put the Franklin offense in motion with 30 assists while Meaghan Maguire had 10 kills and two blocks and Lauren Lockhart chipped in with eight kills.

FHS Hailey Sanders ready for the ball vs. Taunton
FHS Hailey Sanders ready for the ball vs. Taunton (Hockomock Sports photo)


HockomockSports has a photo gallery from the volleyball game
https://hockomocksports.smugmug.com/20172018/Fall-2017/Taunton-Franklin-Volleyball-10-16-17/


For the other results around the Hockomock League
https://hockomocksports.com/mondays-schedule-scoreboard-101617/

Absentee Ballots now available at the Town Clerks Office

ABSENTEE BALLOTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE

BIENNIAL TOWN ELECTION NOTICE
DATE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
TIME: 6:00a.m. – 8:00p.m.

PLACE: FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL ON OAK STREET
*ALL PRECINCTS*

LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE: Wednesday, October 18th at 8:00pm at the Town Clerk’s Office, First Floor, 355 East Central Street, Municipal Building.
Or, register online at (registertovotema.com).

Absentee Ballot Information: Absentee ballots are now available in the Town Clerk’s office. A registered voter who will be unable to vote at the polls on Election Day due to the following reasons may vote absentee in the Town Clerk’s Office up to 12:00 noon Monday, November 6, 2017
(1) absence from your city or town during normal polling hours; or
(2) physical disability preventing you from going to the polling place; or
(3) Religious belief.

To request an Absentee Ballot:
(1) Email: (tburr@franklinma.gov)
(2) Visit the Town Clerk’s website at (franklinma.gov) to print out an Absentee Ballot request form and either email or fax (508)520-4913.

If you have any questions, please contact Teresa M. Burr, Town Clerk at (508)520-4900 or
Email (tburr@franklinma.gov)



Franklin Election Collection - 2017
Franklin Election Collection - 2017

Help fill the St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving food baskets

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

Each year, the St. Vincent de Paul headquarters in Stoughton offers the Franklin St. Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving food baskets ($10 each) for distribution throughout the community. Those in need of assistance can call the St. Vincent de Paul office at 508-918-2291. 
The St. Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul Society will be conducting its 9th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive on the weekend of Nov. 18-19, to enhance the baskets from HQ and to restock food pantry shelves. Suggested items to donate include applesauce, cranberry juice, popcorn, peanut butter, jelly, jams, cookies, crackers, bread mix, pudding, candy corn, cranberry sauce, stuffing, cereal, fruit cocktail, coffee/tea/cocoa, boxes of chocolate, canned yams and vegetables, rice, chowder and a Thanksgiving tablecloth or decoration.

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20171016/strongst-vincent-de-paul-announces-food-drivestrong

Help fill the St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving food baskets
Help fill the St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving food baskets