Thursday, June 30, 2016

July 4th Celebration: Schedule of Events - Thursday, June 30

All events scheduled for the Franklin Town Common


6pm - 10pm Amusements* and Food Booths

7pm - 10pm Phantom Band



*Carnival Special Thursday and Monday. Pay one price unlimited rides.


July 4th Coalition webpage screen grab
July 4th Coalition webpage screen grab




Donations

The Franklin July 4th Coalition needs your help. This is our third year as a community volunteer group. We have the sole mission of preserving our 33rd year of the July 4th celebration. 
We rely upon fundraising events and donations to help provide fireworks, the parade and children events during our 5 day town celebration. This year we need YOUR direct help. A small tax deductible donation will help us reach our fund raising goal and thereby allow us to keep the celebration an exciting town wide event. 
Thanks you for your support!

Please follow the link to the official page to make a donation to the July 4th Celebration 

New Mailing Address for Tax Payments

The Town of Franklin has switched their payment processing provider and has a new mailing address to send all tax payments.


PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE REMITTANCE ADDRESS HAS BEEN CHANGED EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2016

TO: 
TOWN OF FRANKLIN 
P.O. BOX 986 
MEDFORD, MA 02155-0010

PAYMENTS MAY NOT BE RECEIVED WITH THE OLD ADDRESS AND RETURNED TO YOU BY THE POST OFFICE.


MAKE ANY CHANGES THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR YOUR ON-LINE BANKING PAYMENTS





this was shared from the Town of Franklin webpage
http://franklin.ma.us/Pages/FranklinMA_News/0243DC3C-000F8513

Town of Franklin, Municipal Building, 355 East Central St
Town of Franklin, Municipal Building, 355 East Central St

#shopFranklin on the air

The grass roots effort to talk up #shopFranklin is now the subject of a Franklin TV show. The schedule for this week has one more viewing listed for Thursday

  • 03:00 PM - Shop Franklin: - Chris Depoto
When the next program guide is published this weekend for next week's schedule, check it out. There are likely going to be some more viewing options or at a minimum, a new edition of the show.

#shopFranklin 

Franklin TV program guide can be found here

In the News: School Committee meeting, MassDEP fines Franklin company

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"The School District will feature a number of new administrators this coming school year, as well as administrators who have moved on to new roles. 
The School Committee met the new administrators and bid farewell to an assistant superintendent at its meeting this week. 
Teachers and current and former committee members spoke in tribute to Assistant Superintendent Sally Winslow, who is retiring. 
Committee Chairman Kevin O'Malley said Winslow is one of the people who "did all the things necessary to keep the ship afloat all these years."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160630/franklin-school-committee-meets-new-personnel-sees-off-retiring-assistant-superintendent


School Committee Chair Kevin O'Malley, retiring Asst Supt Sally Winslow, Superintendent Maureen Sabolinski (Committee member Cindy Douglas behind desk) photo from June 14 meeting
School Committee Chair Kevin O'Malley, retiring Asst Supt Sally Winslow, Superintendent Maureen Sabolinski (Committee member Cindy Douglas behind desk) photo from June 14 meeting



"The state Department of Environmental Protection has ordered a local business to pay a penalty for not complying with a previous order against it. 
The department announced Wednesday that a $5,453 penalty has been assessed against Jonathan White and his Hayward Street business, Classic Furniture Services. 
According to a MassDEP release, a 2014 inspection revealed that the business exceeded its status as a small generator of hazardous waste and had submitted an incomplete air quality report. The department imposed a penalty of $7,271, but an agreement with White reduced that amount by 75 percent, so long as he filed a revised air quality report about the air pollutants used and emitted at his business."


Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160629/massdep-penalizes-franklin-business

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Davis Bates, storyteller, at the Franklin Library

Davis Bates, storyteller is scheduled to visit the Franklin Library on Thursday, June 30 at 1:00PM.
"Davis Bates' performances are a mixture of family, Native American, international and regional stories and songs. They speak of empowerment, history, spirit and the environment. Davis has been sharing stories and songs for over 32years in schools, libraries, festivals and community settings."

Davis Bates, storyteller - June 30 1:00 PM
Davis Bates, storyteller - June 30 1:00 PM

This was shared from the Franklin Library webpage

Backyard Astronomy Scanning with Training from the Library - Weds - 7:00 PM

Please attend this family friendly PowerPoint presentation to learn how to use the new Library Telescope to observe objects from your own backyard using a technique called starhopping and see how easy it is to use!

This telescope was provided with funding from MathWorks of Natick, MA, and will be maintained by the Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. as part of their Adopt a Library Program.

Spacey door prizes will be offered for children, along with outside viewing for all, weather permitting.

After the program, the telescope will be available for patrons to check out and bring home for one week!

backyard astrology scanning with training from the Library
backyard astronomy scanning with training from the Library

This was shared from the Library webpage
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2016/06/v-behaviorurldefaultvmlo.html

"I think we got to a really good outcome"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"The School Committee announced a three-year contract with the district's teachers union at a Tuesday night meeting. 
Members of the Franklin Education Association were on hand to sign the pact, which runs from September 2016 through the end of the 2018-2019 school year. 
The contract calls for cost-of-living salary increases of 2 percent, 2.5 percent and 3 percent for the 2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years, respectively. 
Committee Chairman Kevin O'Malley noted the many meetings and hours spent to reach the agreement."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160628/franklin-district-teachers-sign-contract