Sunday, August 31, 2014

Franklin, MA: Town Council - Agenda - Sep 3, 2014


This meeting is being recorded by Franklin TV and shown on Comcast channel 11 and Verizon channel 29. This meeting may be recorded by Franklin Matters.




Election Workers

Jeanne Blanchard
Joyce Pedersen

Advisory Committee

Bruce Hunchard
Nancy Rafter



Special Permits – Beth Wierling


1. Resolution 14-50: Chapter 61B – 1st Refusal Option – Property Located Off East Central Street
2. Resolution 14-51: Chapter 61B – 1st Refusal Option – Off East Central Street
3. Resolution 14-52: Appropriation – Recreation – Tot Lot
4. Resolution 14-53: Prior Year Bill
5. Resolution 14-54: Authorization to Issue Request for Proposals – Pond Street Property
6. Bylaw Amendment 14-741:Chapter 65, Collection Containers – 1st Reading





Negotiations, Litigation, Real Property, as May Be Required


Franklin Municipal Building - site of Town Council meetings
Franklin Municipal Building - site of Town Council meetings

The full set of documents released for this agenda can be found on the official Franklin page here

Preparing for school lunches - lunch lady heroes and more

It is time to get back to school so that means it is back to either making lunches or getting lunch in the cafeteria. In this TED Talk, Jarrett Krosoczka talks about his lunch lady and lunch lady heroes!

You can find more about Jarrett with his TED bio page

or on his own website

And while we are on the topic of school lunches, Lisa Leake has some good ideas and recipes to help create healthy lunches.

Lisa Leake's 100 Days of Real Food website
Lisa Leake's 100 Days of Real Food website

Follow this link to read her post on tips to making school lunches:

Lincoln St construction update

On my walk last weekend (8/24), I finally got out to check on the Lincoln St construction. The paving had been delayed starting and based upon the view last week is close to getting finished.

There will be islands put in to help calm the traffic and improve the safety around the Keller Sullivan schools. I confirmed this in a brief conversation with DPW Director Robert (Brutus) Cantoreggi at the recent Sculpture Parking opening.

Looking towards downtown on Lincoln St (Keller Sullivan to the right)

cones in the middle indicate where the islands will be
cones in the middle indicate where the islands will be

single lane restriction for culvert work
single lane restriction for culvert work

one of the new culverts from stream side
one of the new culverts from stream side

culvert work near Winterberry
culvert work near Winterberry

Franklin Girls Soccer: "another tournament run seems guaranteed"

In the Hockomock Sports preview on the Kelly-Rex Division they write the following about the Franklin High School girls soccer team:

2013 Record: 17-2-3 (12-1-3)
2013 Finish: Lost in MIAA D1 State Semifinal
Coach: Tom Geysen

In 2010, Franklin coach Tom Geysen said he stopped setting season goals for his team and told his players to focus on one game at a time. The focus seems to have had the right effect with a state title in 2012 and sectional titles in three of the past four seasons. This year, that focus will be even more important with Franklin drawing not just statewide admiration but also national attention. After the first few days of practice, Geysen said that he wasn’t worried because the players “had the right attitude” and “came to work hard” this preseason. 
FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers
The Panthers return 10 of 11 starters from the team that reached the state semifinal last season, including 2013 Player of the Year Taylor Cogliano. In addition, Franklin brings back senior Eastern Mass. all-star Nicole Ellin at the back and a host of juniors that are motivated to return to the state championship game. Among the juniors are forwards Alexis Stowell and Bailey Knous and Underclassman of the Year Victoria Stowell. With Lexi Martin, Julia Mastaj, Jane Scafati and goalkeeper Dani Lonati also back, it’s no wonder that Franklin is considered among the favorites for the Hockomock title. 
Geysen raved about the fitness levels of his team in the preseason and credited the players for the willingness to share minutes to make the team better. He also said that he intends on using a lot of players over the course of the season so that the bench will be prepared if needed during the tournament. With the players Franklin has back, another tournament run seems guaranteed.
Continue reading the Kelly-Rex Division article here

The write up on the Davenport Division can be found here

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Franklin has soccer players in the "Top Ten to Watch"

Hockomock Sports continues their preview of the fall high school season with the following articles on high school soccer. The articles featured here today cover the top ten players to watch on both girls and boys soccer.

Taylor Cogliano, Franklin - Senior Forward/Midfielder

The defending Player of the Year and Hockomock MVP returns for her senior season and will once again be one of the most creative and skillful players in the league. Combining a low center of gravity, confidence and patience on the ball, and the ability to read the spaces in the defense, Cogliano is able to be a playmaker for the Panthers array of attackers and also the lead forward. Her versatility is perfect for Franklin’s system and she steps up in big moments as her play in each of the last two state tournaments attests. 

Victoria Stowell, Franklin - Junior Midfielder

It is hard to select just one or two Franklin players for this list, but the returning Underclassman of the Year is the fulcrum in the midfield on which the Panthers build their attacks. She finds little spaces in which to collect the ball and has no problem taking a pass in traffic and then finding the right pass to spring Franklin forward. She is capable of the short pass to keep the ball and the audacious (her assist for the equalizer against Feehan being the perfect example).  Although far from the biggest midfielder in the league, Stowell is not afraid of stepping into a tackle and is not easy to push off the ball when in possession. That combination offers freedom for Taylor Cogliano to play in the space behind the striker and for the wingers to get forward on the outside.

Continue reading the 10 players to watch in girls Hockomock League soccer

new FHS sports logo
new FHS sports logo

Boys soccer

Tim Larowe, Franklin - Senior Midfielder

Larowe will be the sparkplug in the middle of the pitch for Franklin and will be tasked with marking many of the names that appear on this list. He is a defensive-minded player by nature, but with Joe Kalil graduated, Larowe may need to add box-to-box play, which could lead to more scoring opportunities. For a team that prides itself on physicality and high pressure, Larowe is the lynchpin and leads by example with seemingly non-stop energy.

Continue reading the boys top ten players to watch here

Franklin featured in AAA

A photo you saw here first was selected for the small article about Franklin in the monthly AAA Horizons publication.

photo of the Horizon's issue with my photo
photo of the Horizon's issue with my photo

Thanks to Cindy Cornwall for prompting AAA to include this article which in turn sent them scouring for pictures of the Town Common where the opportunity fell to me to provide some photos. I sent them several and they chose this one.

screen view of Franklin article on the Southern New England AAA site
screen view of Franklin article on the Southern New England AAA site
If you are not a AAA member you should still be able to view the Franklin article online here

For more info about AAA you can visit their website here:

And the original full photo of the World War I Memorial on the Town Common

World War I memorial 'doughboy'
World War I memorial 'doughboy'

Barrett Distribution Centers has been honored again

For the third consecutive year, Barrett Distribution Centers has been honored as a part of the 2014 Inc. 500 | 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the nation. This is Barrett’s sixth appearance on the list. Prior honors include 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013. 
“Barrett Distribution Centers is proud to be in the company of so many of the most respected companies in America. We are grateful to our customers and team for making this achievement possible for a sixth time.”
Barrett Distribution Centers
Barrett Distribution Centers

Continue reading the article on the Barrett Distribution webpage here

Barrett Distribution Centers
Barrett Distribution Centers

Franklin Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals

Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities and science programs are due no later than October 15 2014
The Town of Franklin Cultural Council has set an October 15 2014 postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community.  
Franklin Cultural Council tent on Town Common when the Ladybug Spots appeared
Franklin Cultural Council tent on Town Common when the Ladybug Spots appeared
According to Council spokesperson Kai Olsson, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Franklin -- including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures. 
The Town of Franklin Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community. 
This year the Franklin Cultural Council will, in association with The Massachusetts Culture Council, distribute approximately $10,000 in grants. A list of last years’ recipients is published on The Town of Franklin Cultural Council webpage at
For specific guidelines and complete information on the Town of Franklin Cultural Council, contact Kai Olsson at
Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at
Application forms are also available at The Franklin Public Library and The Town Clerks’ Office, Franklin Town Hall.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA Area: FRI 8/29/14 - THU 9/4/14

FRI 8/29  12-6pm   Farmers Market at Franklin Common
FRI 8/29   3pm   End of Summer Party for Teens at Franklin Public Library. Bring your tickets you earned over the summer. Prizes, pizza, music and more.

MON 9/1   4-7pm   Farmer’s Market at Whole Foods Plaza in Bellingham

WED 9/3   5:30pm   Emmons St. property discussed by Economic Dev. Committee. Public welcome. Franklin Town Hall (3rd floor)

THU 9/4   8:30am   Franklin Downtown Partnership Meeting, Dean College Campus.

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

High school football - Hockomock League players to watch

As school reopens, the high school sports team get into action. The Hockomock Sports site has started previews on each sport. For football, they shared a listing of the ten players to watch on offense and defense.

Franklin has a representative on the defense listing:

new FHS sports team logo
new FHS sports team logo

Colton Cardinal, Franklin - Senior Linebacker

Colton Cardinal is one of the best middle linebackers against the run in the entire league. Cardinal does a very good job of reading the play and then attacking. When you think of a “tackle machine,” Cardinal is the type of player that comes to mind after leading the Panthers in that category the past two season. He has great closing speed if the quarterback or running back bounces outside and is a sound tackler, part of the reason he has received a D1 offer from Central Connecticut.
You can find all the defensive players to watch here

The player to watch on offense can be found here

Franklin Liquors - Labor Day Sale

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Dear Stephen,  

As Labor Day Approaches There Is Bad News Summer Is Ending.
Good News Football Is Starting And Kids Go Back To School.
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Have A Safe Labor Day

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Red Shorts Red
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Tannu $11.99
Teresa Raiz $29.99


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Chateau Mont-Perat 2005 $22.99

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BV Georges De Latour 1999,2001 $99.99
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Martin Ray Diamond Mountain 1999 $63.99
Shingleback $18.99
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Louis Lator Grand Ardeche $10.99
Tormaresca $9.99
Hybrid $11.99
Laetitia $15.99
Talbott Logan $17.99
Gary Farrell RR  $29.99
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Piccini Brunello Riserva $44.99


Renato Ratti $14.99


Andezon $12.99
Jaboulet Parallele 45 $11.99
Fuego 2012 $9.99
Breca 2011 $16.99

Gruner Veltliner

Wachau $10.99


Kiona $11.99


Bazan $12.99

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Victor Hugo (SIGNED BOTTLES) $17.99
Terrazas $12.99


St Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate $17.99
Roblar $15.99
Cameron Hughes Lot 356 $19.99
Maggio $9.99
Canoe Ridge Expedition $17.99
Merryvale Starmont $11.99


Ajeloo Zibibbo $9.99

Petite Sirah

Hybrid $9.99


Chateau De La Botiniere $10.99

Pinot Grigio

Hybrid $11.99
Mosby $12.99

Mosby PG
Beachhouse $9.99
90+ $9.99
Love Block $17.99

Pinot Noir

Bianchi Edna Valley $23.99

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Johan $23.99
Grady $19.99
Anthonny Nappa WHITE Pinot Noir $19.99
Forenzo $18.99
Buena Vista Carneros $19.99
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Ventana $17.99
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Anthony Nappa Luminous $16.99
Zoll Cellars (Local) $14.99
Thomas Goss $13.99


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Arancio $7.99
Piccini Brunello Riserva $44.99

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Chateau St Jean Fume Blanc $10.99
Love Block $17.99
Pomelo $9.99
Lobster Reef $9.99
Rotation $9.99
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Boarding Pass $12.99
Chocolate Box $19.99

Chocolate Box Shiraz

D'Arenberg Footbolt $17.99
Fetish Watcher $22.99
Jaboulet Crozes Hermitage $15.99
Shingleback $19.99
White Oak $24.99


Crios $12.99


Chocolate Shop $9.99


Chocolate Shop Mint&Strawberry $9.99

Chocolate Shop 1.5L Box $11.99
Eos Zinfandel Port 375ml $19.99

Eos Zin Port

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Mossback Pinot Noir $29.99
St Michelle 1.5L $19.99
Bella Sera  Chianti 1.5L $10.99
Lolailo Sangria 1.5l $9.99



Coors $21.99
Coors Light $21.99
Ultra $21.99


Bud bottles $17.99
Bud Light bottles $17.99


Rolling Rock Can&Bottle $10.99


All Harpoon $13.99
Corona $12.99
Corona Light $12.99
Jacks Abbey Framingham Lager $12.99
Lagunitas $13.99

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Tanqueray 1.75l $34.99


Bacardi 1.75l $24.99
Brugal 1888 750ml $39.99
Brugal Anejo 750ml $15.99
Captain Morgan Spiced 1.75l $29.99
Captain Morgan White 1.75l $29.99
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Apocalypto 750ml $34.99
Cabo Wabo 750ml $34.99
Jose Cuervo 1.75l $34.99

Three Olives Flavors 750ml $17.99
Grey Goose 1.75l $55.99
Svedka 1.75l $19.99
Stoli 1.75l $31.99
V-One 750ml $24.99
Titos 1.75l $29.99


Jim Beam 1.75l $26.99
CC 1.75l $19.99
Dewar's 1.75l $35.99
Southern Comfort And Pepper 1.75 $28.99
Knob Creek 1.75l $49.99

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Blue Moon
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Longtrail Harvest Brown Ale
Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest
Harpoon Octoberfest
Harpoon Ocktoberfest  
Sam Adams Octoberfest
Sam Adams Octoberfest  
Sam Adams Harvest Collection


Angry Orchard
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Sugar Maple
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Arbor Mist Carmel Apple


Pumpkin Pie
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Past Newsletters
08-23-2014 09:38:04 AM
Liquor Industry News/Links 8-23-14 By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*   Hasn't Summer Flown By?? You Can Tell Fall Is Coming As All The Pumpkin And Oktoberfest Beers Are In Stock! Are You Interested In Sam Adams Seasonal Beers? Our Meetup Wine Club Is Having An Oktoberfest Tasting With Sam Adams. Details Here: [...]...»
08-16-2014 10:25:00 AM
Liquor Industry News/Links 8-16-14 By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*   Happy Tax Free Weekend! This Week Our Franklin Adult Education Classes Have Been Announced. Starting In October We Will Have Three Classes. Wine Tasting Using Technology Wine And Pie Tasting And Wine And Holiday Cookie Tasting To Sign Up And See Coarse Description [...]...»
08-09-2014 10:15:43 AM
Liquor Industry News/Links 8-9-14 By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS* What A Great Time Of Year This Is.: Summer Products Start To Convert To Fall California Wine Harvest Is Starting Football Pre Season Is Here (GO PATS) Back To School Shopping And Finally We Get Some Vacation Time To Relax With Family. Research Never [...]...»
08-02-2014 09:10:30 AM
Liquor Industry News/Links 8-2-14 By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*   Its August Already And Summer Is Going Fast. Next Week Oktoberfest And Pumpkin Beers Are Due In. Soon We Will Launch An Exciting New Loyalty Program In Partnership With Quini. Take Care Franklin Liquors Mike & Mark   Liquor Industry Week In [...]...»


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