Friday, October 31, 2014

Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA Area: FRI 10/31/14 - THU 11/6/14

FRI 10/31   8am   Career Days at Tri-County HS for 8th graders and their caregivers.
FRI 10/31   12-6pm   Franklin Farmers Market - Town Common

SAT 11/1   10am-12pm   CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER! Story Walk on the Rail Trail with Bellingham Public Library. Family event, park at Lake St, Bellingham parking lot.
SAT 11/1   1-4pm   Farm to Table, Farm to Glass at Pour Richard’s
SAT 11/1   6-11pm   9th Annual Casino Night to benefit the Franklin Education Foundation, Elk’s Lodge, Pond St., Franklin.

SUN 11/2   2:30pm   Pumpernickel Puppets present Sir George and the Dragon at Franklin Public Library

WED 11/5   6:30pm   Franklin Art Association Public meeting with interactive art demonstration at Franklin Senior Center
WED 11/5   6:30pm   Elementary Parent Info Night for NEW Math and Report Cards for Jefferson/Parmenter at Jefferson Elementary School
WED 11/5   7pm   Friends of Franklin Library Public Meeting at Franklin Public Library

THU 11/6   8:30am   Franklin Downtown Partnership Meeting at Dean College Campus Center
THU 11/6   5-7pm   Preschool Fair at the Franklin Public Library sponsored by Franklin Mom’s Club
THU 11/6   6-8pm   First Unitarian Universalist Fundraiser at Pour Richard’s
THU 11/6   6:30pm   Elementary Parent Info Night for NEW Math and Report Cards for Oak St./Kennedy at Oak St. Elementary School

For all the Town of Franklin Public Meetings click HERE.

For event details click HERE.

*If you have any suggestions or events for the calendar, please email Renata@BetterLivingRE.com

Voices of Franklin: Carla Lievano - Vote Yes on Question 4 - Earned Sick Time for Employees

From Carla Lievano: 
This proposal would entitle Massachusetts employees to earn and use sick time according to certain conditions. Employees would earn one hour of sick time per every 30 hours worked. Employers with 11 or more employees would give paid sick time and those under 11 employees would give unpaid sick time. There are minimal exceptions mostly regarding certain city or town employees. This would not replace better sick time benefits an employee may already have. 
Nationwide a big majority — 87 percent — enjoy sick time benefits among the top 25 percent of top earners. Only 34 percent of those in the bottom 25 percent have the same privilege, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Part-time workers are usually out of luck. 
In Massachusetts about one third of all employees do not earn sick time, and are mostly in low wage jobs. To not lose a day of pay, which they can ill-afford, an employee will come in to their job (like restaurant servers and home health workers that are very likely to not have paid sick time and to have much public contact) and spread their germs. They may also may send their child to school sick and again potentially spread illnesses. 
If passed this would allow families, especially low-income families to meet their needs financially and health wise. A single Mom would not have to make the awful choice to send her child to school sick or stay home and lose much needed income and in some cases potentially lose their job. I personally know of a single Mother (at the company two years and a very good employee as far as I am aware) that was fired for the bad luck of having her child be sick a few times over a short period and day-care would not take her child so she stayed home with her child and ended up getting fired. This was at a call-center and was in another state but she had no other options. Hopefully if this measure is passed no single Mom would have to lose her job like that! 
The Institute for Women's Policy Research estimates the economic benefits of paid sick time outweigh the costs and I agree. If this passes we will be the third state (besides Connecticut and California) to enlarge the peoples rights. Question #4 in Massachusetts broadens the scope of these rights and just like we led the nation on Reforming Health Care and standing up to the Defense of Marriage Act let us lead again. 
Join me in standing up for the people and vote YES on Earned Sick Time! It is the right thing to do!
bandstand on the Franklin Town Common
bandstand on the Franklin Town Common

You can find all the details on the ballot questions for this election in the 2014 Election Collection  here:  http://www.franklinmatters.org/2014/10/november-4th-election-collection.html

If you are a Franklin resident and would like to share a position on one of the ballot questions, send me an email (shersteve @ gmail dot com)


Staying Healthy in the Club

Timely info on staying healthy when you are really working to stay healthy!


Team Fitness and CrossFit Franklin10/14
team fitness franklin
Greetings!

'Tis the season for colds and flus.  Personally, I hate this time of year because most of us are house bound and do not get outside enough. Being inside promotes the spread of germs and increase of illness.  Below is a brief summary (although there is a lot of information) of what Team Fitness and CrossFit Franklin are doing and what YOU can do to help yourself and others stay healthy.  We appreciate you following club etiquette and respecting good hygiene.


How Can YOU promote GOOD Health for Yourself?
Stop the Spread of Germs:
Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu can help slow the spread of influenza.
**wiping down the equipment where you have body contact before and after use will prevent you from picking up illnesses more effectively**

**also, placing your own personal mat or a gym towel on top of a multi used gym mat is another good way to prevent the spread of germs.

Stay home when you are sick:
If possible, stay home when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.  If you have a fever, do not workout until the fever has been gone for at least 24 hours. 


Clean your hands:
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. Using the locker room sinks before and after working out and also, the Purell sanitizers placed around the club.

Cover your mouth and nose:
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth:
Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or nose. **This is why cleaning surfaces is so important**



Hygiene In A Nutshell

Gyms are sweaty places (if we are doing it right!) and it is up to all of us to

keep things clean and sanitary. We've ramped up our cleaning practices.

Please make sure you use towels, wipe down equipment, wash your hands before and after working out. Don't come to the gym if you have a cold, or especially influenza or something equally as infectious or contagious. Let's work to gather to have a happy and healthy winter.

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Thanks to TeamFitness Franklin for their generous donation to enable the fund raising raffle helping the Franklin Food Pantry. If you want to take a chance on getting 5 luxury box seats to see the New England Patriots play the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Nov 23, please send me an email. I have tickets to sell..Or you can stop by the Food Pantry during its open hours to buy a ticket.

additional details on the raffle can be found here
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2014/10/better-than-trick-or-treat-take-chance.html

Blackstone River Theatre - Deadstring Ensemble / Kathleen Conneely!




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THANK YOU!
This year's Solstice Fest was our biggest yet... stay tuned for more on the 2015 festival set for
June 20! 


                   
Ongoing  
Zumba with April Hilliker on Mondays, 6:30 PM
   

Saturday, November 1 
Flynn Cohen & the Deadstring Ensemble / Kathleen Conneely &
Mark Roberts

Saturday, November 8 
PEPPINO D'AGOSTINO

Sunday, November 9, 4 pm 
CONTRA DANCE with WHITE SQUALL and caller Paul Wilde

Friday, November 14 
Cumberland Land Trust Winetasting Fundraiser

Saturday, November 15 
KIMBERLEY FRASER & TROY MACGILLIVRAY

Thursday, November 20 
7 PM, FREE 
AJAX - Greek tragedy
by Sophocles
presented
by Providence College and Salve Regina University

Saturday, November 22
CHANTERELLE featuring JOSEE VACHON

Saturday, November 29 
BRT HOMECOMING CONCERT & SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER
Atwater-Donnelly, Eastern Medicine Singers, Phil Edmonds, Bertrand Laurence, Robbie O'Connell, Pendragon, Mary Ann Rossoni & Rick Bellaire 
 
Quick Links...
BRT Website    

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Tickets often available at door but to ensure a seat
CALL

FOR
RESERVATIONS
401-725-9272

Please understand that when a show is SOLD OUT, it truly is! We must adhere to fire codes and it truly is not possible to fit "just one more"... especially when we have had several people ask to do the same!

If a show at BRT has an advance price & a day-of-show price it means:
If you pre-pay OR call in your reservation any time before the show date, you get the advance price. If you show up at the door with no reservations OR call in your reservations on the same day as the show, you will pay the day-of show-price.


NOTE for prepaid tickets
or if reservations have been made but not pre-paid:
If you reduce the number of tickets requested or paid for at the box office on the night of the performance, that ticket must still be paid for! BRT requires 24 hour notice for cancellations or you will be charged for all seats reserved.
Dear Steve,

We are looking forward to Saturday's great split concert featuring Flynn Cohen and the Deadstring Ensemble and Kathleen Conneely and Mark Roberts. And next Saturday we bring back the amazing acoustic fingerstyle guitarist Peppino D'Agostino... not to be missed!

We have new sessions beginning in five levels of fiddle as well as 6 levels of Irish step dance... check out our classes link for updates!

And don't forget to LIKE us on Facebook to get late-breaking news and really expensive gifts. Well, not that last one but definitely the first part... Please share what we do with your friends! www.facebook.com/pages/Blackstone-River-Theatre/165592431396

  

Hope to see you soon...
Russell Gusetti, Executive Director  

FLYNN COHEN and the DEADSTRING ENSEMBLE /
KATHLEEN CONNEELY and MARK ROBERTS

Guitarist/composer/singer Flynn Cohen, known for his playing with Annalivia and the John Whelan Band, leads his own band of string geniuses performing original multi-genre acoustic music. Primarily instrumental, the Deadstring Ensemble combines influences ranging from Irish traditional music, old-time appalachian, bluegrass, folk-rock, and early music.

The band consists of two of the finest and most experienced acoustic plucked-string players in America. Matt Heaton, on guitar and bouzouki, is known for his world-wide performances with wife Shannon Heaton. He has accompanied many traditional musicians of note including the Boys of the Lough, has a Master's degree in classical guitar, and also performs on electric guitar in his Surf band the Electric Heaters. Danny Noveck, on guitar/fiddle, is a noted multi-instrumentalist and well-known guitar accompanist.








































Tin whistle player Kathleen Conneely was born in England to parents from Galway and Longford. The Conneely home itself was filled with music from records, tapes and live tunes and she grew up playing music with her brother and sisters. Kathleen spent 1986-1993 living both in Dublin and London and was heavily involved in the very lively music scene in both cities. She moved to Chicago in 1993 and enjoyed sessions with Windy City musicians living there at the time such as Liz Carroll and Martin Hayes. She moved to Boston in 1997 and now lives in Rhode Island. Kathleen has taught whistle at Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann in both Dublin and Boston, at the Boston College Irish Studies Program, The Catskills Irish Arts Week and at the Swananoa Gathering near Asheville, NC. She is joined tonight by dynamic accompanist Mark Roberts (Touchstone, The Sevens, Red Clay Ramblers) on guitar. 
  Event Info
Saturday, November 1, 8 P.M.
$12.00 advance / $15.00 day of show
at Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, R.I. 
Call 401-725-9272 for reservations
www.riverfolk.org

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FHS Volleyball wins, Field Hockey goes to OT before losing

Hockomock Sports posted the results of the playoff action on Thursday.

Volleyball

D1 Central East
FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers
#9 Franklin, 3 @ #8 North Middlesex, 0 - Final - Megan Rogers had 14 assists and six aces and Holly Shumway added six kills and three blocks as the Panthers swept North Middlesex. Franklin advances to the D1 Central West Quarterfinals and will travel to #1 Lincoln Sudbudy (18-1) on Tuesday, November 4th at 7:00.

Field Hockey

D1 South
#9 Franklin, 0 @ #8 Dennis-Yarmouth, 1 - Final (OT)

For additional details on the results from Thursday, follow this link
http://www.hockomocksports.com/blog/hockomock-schedule-scoreboard-103014

 

In the News: Best Buddies, civil service


School officials recognize the challenge in having younger students take part in a Best Buddies program, but believe the pairings will help foster respect and tolerance - values that will prove important as students mature. 
The district already has chapters within the middle school and high school, and pending approval from Best Buddies Massachusetts, it would become the first in the country to offer the program to students during all points in their primary and secondary education. 
“As a district and learning community, we value inclusion, and by supporting friendships, collaborative relationships and connections among our elementary students we can change perceptions, values and beliefs of children as they mature into middle school and high school students,” Superintendent Maureen Sabolinski wrote in an email.
Continue reading the article in the Milford Daily News here (subscription maybe required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20141031/NEWS/141039359/1994/NEWS



The Town Council’s vote eight months ago to remove future fire department hires from the civil service process was never valid, and union leaders say they only learned weeks ago that the system remains in place. 
Apparently the town did not follow the proper procedure under state law for removing a department from civil service. 
To revoke civil service, cities and towns must take the same steps they did to adopt it, or petition the state Legislature to pass home-rule legislation, according to the Massachusetts Municipal Association.
Continue reading the article in the Milford Daily News here (subscription maybe required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20141031/NEWS/141039372

My notes on the meeting Feb 12,2014 can be found here
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2014/02/follow-money.html


Franklin Fire Dept - Station #1
Franklin Fire Dept - Station #1


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Attention Elementary Parents - Info Night on new Math Program and Report Cards

From the Franklin Public Schools:

We will be running 3 information nights for parents to introduce our new elementary math program and elementary report cards, which will be issued in December. Information on these two important topics will be presented by teachers, math specialists, and administrators on the following nights:

Parents of children at Jefferson and Parmenter
Wednesday, November 5th at Jefferson Elementary 
Parents of children at Oak Street and Kennedy
Thursday, November 6th at Oak Street Elementary 
Parents of children at Keller and Davis Thayer
Wednesday, November 12th at Keller Elementary

Each evening will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

If you cannot attend on the evening designated for your child’s school, please feel free to join us for one of the other presentations.

All materials will also be posted to school and district webpages after the last presentation.

Ladybug rug at JF Kennedy School
Ladybug rug at JF Kennedy School


This was posted to the Franklin Schools webpage here
http://franklindistrict.vt-s.net/Pages/FranklinDistrict_News/01ECD860-000F8513.0/Hold%20the%20Date.pdf

Voices of Franklin: Sean Slater - Vote YES Ballot Question 1

From Sean P Slater:
Vote YES on question 1. This should pass because all it requires is the ability to use common sense, something that unfortunately is in short supply on Beacon Hill. Any rational citizen of this Commonwealth understands that this bill in its purest form, is taxation without representation. We pay about 27 cents per gallon, the 3rd highest in the nation. Our legislators do not pay out of their own pocket for gas, we buy their gas. They now want to impose a gas tax which will be permanently tied to inflation, and they want to do this every year without a vote. If you want to introduce new taxes you should have to vote on it, period. If this does not pass think of the precedent it would set. There would be no accountability on how are future tax dollars are allocated and the automatic increase process would be repeated to include our property, excise and income taxes. 
We have had a surplus in this state for the last two years to the tune of about $625 - $690 million. This state spent about $675K last year on highway maintenance, while the national average was about $160K. We do not have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem. The TV ads and articles might be trying to deploy scare tactics by crying poor mouth but the facts contradict that message completely. The last time the gas tax was raised, how many of those dollars, as a percentage do you think went to road and bridge repair? Twenty percent? Fifteen percent? If we give these elected officials a free pass to ignore the will of the people on voting, do you honestly think there will be any accountability on where these dollars are spent? 
Vote for common sense and We The People. Vote YES on Question 1.
bandstand on the Franklin Town Common
bandstand on the Franklin Town Common

You can find all the details on the ballot questions for this election in the 2014 Election Collection  here:  http://www.franklinmatters.org/2014/10/november-4th-election-collection.html

If you are a Franklin resident and would like to share a position on one of the ballot questions, send me an email (shersteve @ gmail dot com)


You're invited to Dinner & Comedy Night to benefit the Ellie Fund (Nov 13, 2014)

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You are invited to the following event:
Dinner & Comedy Night to benefit the Ellie Fund
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Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM (EST)
Primavera Restaurant
20 Pleasant St
Millis, MA 02054

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Please join us for an elegant buffet dinner and a very special evening of entertainment to benefit the Ellie Fund! Featuring the hilarious comedy of Harrison Stebbins and Jessica Casciano with music by Teddy Larkin. ...50/50 raffle, silent auction, cash bar.... Event Details: 6:30 - 7:30:  Cocktail Hour  Light hors d'oeuvres 7:30 - 8:30:  Buffet Dinner: Garden Salad Caesar Salad Chicken...


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In the News: taxes for better roads

The Milford Daily News writes about the Franklin ballot question to fund road repairs.
Voting yes would move forward a $1.5 million dedicated override to raise money for road and sidewalk improvements. The town council must appropriate the funds annually with a two-thirds vote. Councilors would not be able to use the revenue generated for anything other than roadwork, though it may tweak the amount needed each year. 
Starting this fiscal year, the override would increase the taxes on a single-family home valued at $360,000 – the average valuation – by roughly $130 per year. 
According to Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting, the town needs the extra funds to get to a nearly $50 million backlog of road and sidewalk repairs. Franklin has more than 200 miles of roads, many of which need some level of work. 
With annual state funds, normal town allocations, and override monies, the town could reserve about $4 million every year for roadwork, Department of Public Works Director Robert Cantoreggi has said.
continue reading the article in the Milford Daily News here (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20141030/NEWS/141039777/1994/NEWS

Additional details on the road plans can be found here
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2014/10/ballot-question-5-dedicated-override-to.html

road work on Lincoln St during August 2014
road work on Lincoln St during August 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pumpernickel Puppets - Nov 2 - 2:30 PM

The Franklin Public Library will host a performance of the Pumpernickel Puppets on Sunday, Nov 2 at 2:30 PM.
Pumpernickel Puppet shows are presented with a cast of colorful puppet characters, audience participation, live voices and sound effects and fast paced scripts that not only entertain, but stimulate children's imagination and creativity. A demonstration period follows every performance giving the audience some insight into what happens behind the scenes.

All performances last approximately forty minutes and are appropriate for children ages three and up.
For more information on the Pumpernickel Puppets you can visit their webpage here
http://www.pumpernickelpuppets.com/


Pumpernickel Puppets
Pumpernickel Puppets

This was shared from the Library page here
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2014/10/pumpernickel-puppets-presents-sir.html


Third Annual Turkey Trot 5K Family Fun Run and Walk to benefit the Franklin Food Pantry


The Third Annual Turkey Trot 5K Family Fun Run will take place on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 27th. The lollipop course will begin and end at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS Church) at 91 Jordan Road in Franklin. Sponsored by the Feed the Need organization located in Hull, MA, the race is open to runners and walkers of all ages, featuring medals for best overall, first, second and third and for men, women and children by age category. A free raffle and continental breakfast will follow the race.

Feed the Need races started back in 2003 to support food pantries and shed light on hunger issues in local communities. The first such race took place here in Franklin in 2005, an idea of the LDS Church to help give back.“The race was renamed the Franklin Turkey Trot and began taking place on Thanksgiving morning three years ago when my son Hayden asked if he could plan the race as his Eagle Scout project – it has really hit its stride since,” remarked Krystal Whitmore, Director of the Franklin Turkey Trot.

“We are inspired by the fantastic turnout for the Franklin race. It is wonderful to see something so simple create this great sense of community bonding and giving back on the holiday of Thanksgiving.” Erin Lynch, Executive Director for the Franklin Food Pantry agrees, “When
people come out on this special holiday to get involved it shows a uniting and protecting of our community – our larger family – from the threat of hunger. We are grateful to Feed the Need for spearheading the race and raising awareness.”

Food Pantry Executive Director Erin Lynch and Rep Jeff Roy training for the Feed the Need 5k
Food Pantry Executive Director Erin Lynch and Rep Jeff Roy training for the Feed the Need 5k

Erin has been preparing to run this year’s race for several weeks with Franklin’s State Representative Jeffrey Roy. “Representative Roy and I decided to run the race in 2014 to bring more attention to the aspect of building sustainable solutions to end hunger. Jeff has been a huge supporter of our role in the Healthy Futures Franklin initiative, a collaboration launched by the Hockomock Area YMCA. We are all working together to improve the health of the community, and increasing access to nutritious food is a critical step.”

“Franklin is a town that prides itself in connecting with one another in the face of adversity,” said Representative Jeffrey Roy “On the issue of hunger, Franklin Food Pantry is at the heart of a collaborative network of organizations, individuals and volunteers who partner throughout the year to make food and healthy, life changing programs available to our neighbors. The Franklin Turkey Trot is one of those events where it all comes together and I would like to thank Erin Lynch for issuing me the challenge several months ago to join her in healthy living and training to run this year.”

Entry Fee for the Turkey Trot $20 or 20 cans of food (or box of personal toiletries). To participate in the Turkey Trot, please pre-register online at http://www.feedtheneed.org/. Register in person at LDS Church on Wednesday night, November 26th, 7-9pm or on race day, 6:45-7:45am. The first 100 participants to pick up their race bibs on Wednesday night will receive a T-shirt.

As part of the mission to provide immediate hunger relief and healthy sustainable solutions, the Franklin Food Pantry has increased the amount of fresh produce offered, resulting in a 43% increase in households returning on a regular basis for their fruits and vegetables. From June through October the pantry hosts a weekly Healthy Futures Market, where families receive produce as well as cooking demonstrations and healthy recipes courtesy of Cooking Matters. Also implemented this year was the new Healthy Futures™ shelf, which offers healthy alternatives such as Gluten-Free, Low Sodium, Low Sugar, and Whole Grain options for each family to choose from.

Other ways to donate:

To make a donation to the Franklin Food Pantry, please visit The Pantry located at 43 West Central Street, Route 140. Donations are accepted during business hours, Tuesday-Friday, 9:00am -1:00pm and on Saturdays from 9:00-11:30am. Non-perishables may be dropped off after hours in the bin by the front door, or monetary donations may be mailed to Franklin Food Pantry, PO Box 116, Franklin, MA 02038.

About Feed the Need

Feed the Need is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting education and awareness of local hunger issues by sponsoring physical activities and events.

About Franklin Food Pantry

The Franklin Food Pantry is a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit organization FEIN #04-327663. Established in 1987, the mission of the Franklin Food Pantry is to provide immediate hunger relief and healthy sustainable solutions, by empowering the community through resources, education and collaboration. It is part of the Greater Boston Food Bank network and depends entirely on support and donations from volunteers, corporate partners and the community at large. The Franklin Food Pantry currently serves more than 600 households throughout the local community; distributing more than 186,000 pounds of food and provisions annually. Families receive monthly food supplies; weekly produce and bread; and special seasonal items of holiday meal packages and school supplies. Please visit the website at www.franklinfoodpantry.org, and like Franklin Food Pantry on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FranklinFoodPantry, or call us at 508-528-3115.

Where is the needle disposal kiosk located?


IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING NEEDLE DISPOSAL
The town’s new needle/syringe disposal kiosk has been relocated to the lobby of the DPW office at 257 Fisher Street. The kiosk will be available to residents during normal DPW business hours.

To protect the health of personnel servicing the kiosk, absolutely no needles/syringes or lancets will be accepted unless they are inside an approved sharps container. Laundry detergent containers, cardboard boxes and plastic bags are not acceptable. Also the needle kiosk is not for the disposal of medications. The Franklin Police Department has a collection bin for residents to dispose of medications.

Residents may purchase small sharps containers from Wal-Mart, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Target for a nominal fee. The Town of Franklin does not provide sharps containers to residents.

While this seems like a new notice, it was originally posted in Sept 2012. Franklin bought the needle disposal kiosk after the July 1, 2012 implementation of a new MA law requiring such.

The kiosk was originally hosted at the downtown Fire Station and then moved in Sept to the DPW office where it has remained since.


July 2012
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2012/07/what-do-i-do-with-needles-now.html

Sept 2012
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2012/09/needle-disposal-kiosk-relocated.html


Franklin DPW building , 257 Fisher St
Franklin DPW building , 257 Fisher St

Hockomock Playoffs - FHS volleyball and field hockey

The playoff schedule and seeding for FHS teams have been posted to Hockomock Sports

Volleyball


#9 Franklin (10-8) will travel to #8 North Middlesex (14-6) on Thursday, October 30th at 6:00.

All the volleyball seeding and schedules can be found here
http://www.hockomocksports.com/blog/hockomock-volleyball-playoff-seeds-matchups


Field Hockey


#9 Franklin (11-3-4) will travel to #8 Dennis-Yarmouth (11-3-3) on Thursday, October 30th at 2:30.


All the field hockey seeding and schedules can be found here
http://www.hockomocksports.com/blog/hockomock-field-hockey-playoff-seeds-matchups

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

For more information about Franklin High School visit their page on the Franklin website here
http://franklinhigh.vt-s.net/Pages/index