Thursday, April 18, 2019

Veterans Coffee Social - May 1

Veterans Coffee Social

Join us! Wednesday, May 1, 2019 = 10:00 AM

at the Franklin Senior Center

Veterans Coffee Social - May 1
Veterans Coffee Social - May 1

SNETT Group Walk - Friday, April 19 - 10 AM

Please join us for our monthly group walk on the SNETT! 

This month we will be walking on Friday, April 19 at 10 AM. 

Meet at the Lake St. parking lot. It is a spring break for many, so bring your kids and of course your four-legged companions on a leash are always welcome.

yes, I was part of the group last month and look to join the walk again this Friday
yes, I was part of the group last month and look to join the walk again this Friday

Follow the event on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/events/323621265020605/

FHS girls lacrosse drop match to Notre Dame Academy 15-10

Via HockomockSports and Twitterwe share the results of the FHS sports action on Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019


Girls Lacrosse = Franklin, 10 @ Notre Dame Academy, 15 – Final



For other results around the Hockomock League
https://hockomocksports.com/wednesdays-schedule-scoreboard-04-17-19/

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

Hiring Event at Franklin Starbucks - Apr 22

Hiring Event
at the
Franklin Starbucks

648 Old West Central Street

Monday, April 22

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

download the flyer as a reminder

Note: The last time they did this, 11 people showed up and 9 were hired.
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2018/12/starbucks-says-thanks.html




Starbucks has scheduled a hiring event for Apr 22
Starbucks has scheduled a hiring event for Apr 22

Notice of Aerial Larval Control Application - spraying for mosquitoes

In accordance with 333 CMR 13.04 (7) (a & b), please consider this as notification of the pending aerial application targeting mosquito larvae in the wetlands in the District.

The Norfolk County Mosquito Control District will be conducting helicopter applications of the biorational larvicide Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis) to control mosquito larvae. These applications will be conducted over specific large wetlands in the Towns of: Avon/ Bellingham/ Braintree/ Canton/ Dedham/ Dover/ Foxboro/ Franklin/ Holbrook Medfield/ Medway/ Millis/ Milton/ Needham/ Norfolk/ Norwood/ Plainville/ Quincy/ Randolph/ Sharon/ Stoughton/ Walpole/ Westwood/ Weymouth/ Wrentham

These applications will be conducted for 2 to 4 days, anytime between April 16, 2019, and April 26, 2019. As always, the weather in the spring is unpredictable. For this reason the District cannot pin down actual application dates with any more accuracy at this time.

The trade name of the granular formulations of Bti to be used is VectoBac GR (EPA Reg. #73049-486). For further information contact David A. Lawson, Director at (781) 762-3681 or the Boards of Health in the towns listed above. Information is also available on line at www.norfolkcountymosquito.org

Respectfully submitted


Read online at
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/news/notification_of_aerial_application_board_of_health_april_2019_0.pdf

or
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1luLgS5CBo8yVR9CRsTfCJilmtpwSkGx5/view?usp=sharing




Norfolk County Mosquito Control District - Arial application begins April 9
Norfolk County Mosquito Control District - Arial application begins April 16

“The process was a thoughtful but very difficult one”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Superintendent of Schools Sara Ahern is proposing that the School Committee trim its proposed fiscal 2020 budget by about $2.3 million, achieving that in part by eliminating 13 teachers. 
“This was a very difficult task, given the direct relationship of the School Department’s budget to a student’s classroom experience,” she wrote in a letter to the committee outlining the recommended cuts. 
The superintendent cited a budget forecast from the town as the reason for the need to cut from the School Committee’s budget proposal."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190417/franklin-schools-face-23m-school-budget-cut

The details of the school budget can be found on the Town page
https://www.franklinps.net/district/budget-information/pages/current-budget

Franklin Public Schools FY 2020 budget book cover
Franklin Public Schools FY 2020 budget book cover

Zoning Board of Appeals: Public Hearings - May 2, 2019

Zoning Board of Appeals, Town of Franklin
Public Hearings - Posting
For Hearing on: May 2, 2019


At: 7:30 PM
Applicant: ROBERT AND JENNIFER PELUSO
Address of Subject Property: 745 Pond Street (Map & Parcel 225-094-000-000)
Petition Type: Special Permit
From Section (or Schedule): Article 185, Attachment 7 (use regulations schedule part V16.3.b.)
To Allow: Applicant is seeking to convert an existing addition into an accessory dwelling unit. The building permit is denied without a special permit from the ZBA

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/agendas/05-02-19_legal_-_745_pond_street.pdf


At: 7:35 PM
Applicant: J.R. KING
Address of Subject Property: 5 GREAT POND ROAD (318-014-000-000)
Petition Type: Variance
From Section (or Schedule): Article 185, Attachment 9 (Schedule of Lot, Area, Frontage, Yard and Height Requirements)
To Allow: Applicant is seeking to construct an addition that is 34.1’ from the side yard setback where 40’ is required. The building permit is denied without a variance from the ZBA.

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/agendas/5_great_pond_road_-_legal_0.pdf


At: 7:40 PM
Applicant: EDWARD FOTI AND KIM FOTI
Address of Subject Property: 19 BRUSHWOOD HILL (253-032-000-000)
Petition Type: Variance
From Section (or Schedule): Article 185, Attachment 9 (Schedule of Lot, Area, Frontage, Yard and Height Requirements)
To Allow: Applicant is seeking to construct an addition that is 17.8’ from the side yard setback where 25’ is required. The building permit is denied without a variance from the ZBA.

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/agendas/19_brushwood_hill_-_legal.pdf


At: 7:45 PM
Applicant: JAMES E. ADAMS, TRUSTEE OF ADAMS FAMILY NOMINEE TRUST
Address of Subject Property: OFF BENT STREET (Map & Lot: 215-023-000-000)
Petition Type: Variance
From Section (or Schedule): Article 185, Attachment 9 (Schedule of Lot, Area, Frontage, Yard and Height Requirements)
To Allow: Applicant is seeking to create a single buildable lot with 41.22’ of frontage where 200’ is required and 41.22’ of lot width where 180’ is required. Compliance with zoning is denied without a variance from the ZBA.

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/agendas/off_bent_street_-_legal.pdf


At: 7:50 PM
Applicant: JAMES P. DACEY AND CAROL A. DACEY
Address of Subject Property: 345 Lincoln Street (250-059-000-000)
Petition Type: Variance
From Section (or Schedule): Article 185, Attachment 9 (Schedule of Lot, Area, Frontage, Yard and Height Requirements)
To Allow: Applicant is seeking relief from the following on Lot 1: 19,461 sq. ft. of lot area where 40,000 sq. ft. is required, 9.7’ of right side yard setback where 30’ is required, 25.2’ of left side yard setback where 30’ is required, 39.5’ of front yard setback where 40’ is required, 94.56’ of frontage where 175’ is required and 94.56’ of lot width where 157.5’ is required. Applicant is seeking relief for the following on Lot 2: 32,017 sq. ft. of lot area where 40,000 sq. ft. is required, 9.6’ side yard setback where 30’ is required, 151.56’ of frontage where 175’ is required and 151.56’ of lot width where 157.5’ is required. Compliance with Franklin Zoning Code is denied without a variance
from the ZBA.

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/agendas/345_lincoln_street_-_legal_0.pdf


At: 7:55 PM
Applicant: VERTEX TOWER ASSETS, LLC
Address of Subject Property: 13-15 Edward Street (Map & Parcel 269-047-000-000)
Petition Type: Variance
From Section (or Schedule): To construct a wireless communication facility not allowed in the SFR IV zone, which is otherwise not located in the wireless communication overlay district as outlined in section 185-44 & 185-45.
To Allow: Applicant is seeking a building permit to install a 116’ tall cell tower within a proposed wireless communication facility. The building permit is denied without a variance from the ZBA

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/agendas/05-02-19_-_legal_ad_-_13_-_15_edward_street_0.pdf

Zoning Board of Appeals: Public Hearings - May 2, 2019
Zoning Board of Appeals: Public Hearings - May 2, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Bill & Kate Isles at OCC Coffeehouse, Saturday, April 27


BILL & KATE ISLES
at OCC Coffeehouse
Saturday, April 27, 7:30 PM

Bill and Kate are an acoustic singer/songwriter duo based in Duluth, Minnesota. Using a wide variety of musical styles, their performances carry audiences through a broad landscape of experiences from metaphorical worlds to small town family stories and to zany comedy. Consummate performers, they are known for their catchy melodies and memorable songs. They have a deep-seated love for the audience, and each other, and it shines before, during, and after the performance. 

BILL & KATE ISLES
BILL & KATE ISLES
They tour nationally, presenting their profound songs for audiences large and small, from house concerts to festival stages and everything in between. Words like 'Mesmerizing, 'Transcendent', and even, 'Hysterical' are common descriptions from audience reviews and audiences members feel that they are listening to stories of their own lives, told by two of their best friends.

Bill Isles (Born and raised in Duluth, MN) performed his first show of original songs, after a twenty-five year hiatus, in February of 2000. Since that time, he has become one of the most well known singer/songwriters in the Minnesota acoustic scene and has been getting national and international attention. 

Bill's love of life has strong roots in his childhood, but his urgency to tell these stories comes from an experience in 1993 when, with just enough warning to drive himself to the hospital, he experienced a Sudden Cardiac Arrest. He arrived with just ten minutes to spare. After being defibrillated, and before the doctors had time to detect and open a blocked artery in his heart, he made a commitment to himself that, if he survived, he would begin to write again. Those paddles restarted more than just his heart.

Kate Isles (Born in Tecumseh, NE, raised in Rochester, MN) came to the CD release concert for Bill's first CD, "Weightless" after hearing a public radio interview. She bought the CD and signed up on his e-mail list. ('Grounds for marriage!' quips Bill). Their song, 'Public Radio (A True Story)' is a delightful duet that chronicles these beginnings.

Tickets for the concert are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, available at the church office, 508-384-3110, or at www.musicatocc.org. The event will be in Fellowship Hall at the back of the church with entry from the parking lot behind the church. Parking is available behind the church and in the lot across the street. For more information and to be added to the mailing list, visit the website or contact Ken Graves, 508-384-8084, occmusic99@gmail.com.

OCC Coffeehouse is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Original Congregational Church in Wrentham. Doors open 30 minutes before the concert. Please call 508-384-8084, email occmusic99@gmail.com, or visit http://www.musicatocc.org for more information.

Party for the Pantry - May 4 - Tickets on Sale

"Thank you to all of our sponsors for the 4th Annual Party For The Pantry - Franklin Food Pantry Benefit! It's coming up fast. Get your tickets now! 
We are looking for raffle items to help get us to our goal of $10,001. Both small and large items are needed. We have a regular raffle and then a super raffle for higher end items. 
In the past people have donated sports tickets, vacations, autographs and memorabilia. 
Can you help?"

Get your tickets online at
https://partyforthepantry4.brownpapertickets.com/

Follow the Party for the Pantry on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/650075272118938/


Party for the Pantry - May 4 - Tickets on Sale
Party for the Pantry - May 4 - Tickets on Sale

FHS baseball tops Catholic Memorial 12-1

Via HockomockSportswe share the results of the FHS sports action on Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019


Baseball = Franklin, 12 @ Catholic Memorial, 1 – Final
– Franklin’s offense plated six runs in the top of the fifth inning, turning a 6-1 lead into a 12-1 win on the road at Catholic Memorial. Senior Scott Elliott blasted a three-run home run to pace the offense while senior Alex Haba went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. Joe Lizotte (three RBI, run), Shane O’Neil (run, RBI), JB Floris (double, two runs, two RBI), and Jack Nally (run, RBI) each had a pair of hits for the Panthers. Junior Brennan Rivera tossed a complete game, allowing just one unearned run on two hits and two walks while striking out six to get the win.


For other results around the Hockomock League
https://hockomocksports.com/tuesdays-schedule-scoreboard-04-16-19/

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

Library of Congress: Celebrating 200 Years of Walt Whitman


Celebrating 200 Years of Walt Whitman

The Library of Congress will celebrate the 200th anniversary of American poet and changemaker Walt Whitman's birthday in spring 2019 with a series of exhibits, public programs and a digital crowdsourcing campaign to showcase the Library's unparalleled collections of Whitman's writings and artifacts.

Click here for more information
https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-19-041/celebrating-200-years-of-walt-whitman-with-series-of-exhibits-events-and-digital-crowdsourcing-to-showcase-collections/2019-04-16/.

Walt Whitman in his younger years, as shown in this 1854 engraving by Samuel Hollyer used in the 1855 first edition of "Leaves of Grass." Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Walt Whitman in his younger years, as shown in this 1854 engraving by Samuel Hollyer used in the 1855 first edition of "Leaves of Grass." Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.



In the News: 2019 DPW Road Construction Projects

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"The town has released an interactive online map of construction projects scheduled for 2019. 
The projects include waterline replacements, road resurfacing, drainage improvements, and many other improvements."

You can read the street listing as published by MDN
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190416/franklin-maps-out-2019-road-construction-plans


Or view the interactive map of the DPW's updated project list for the current (2019) road construction season.

"Please keep in mind that although the work identified is anticipated to occur in the time frame of the 2019 construction season, it is always subject to change as certain projects may be delayed and other may be added to the list."





Or go directly to the Town page
https://townoffranklin.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=dd40cc6768364be392f6d0ff42156fa2

Franklin Residents: 2019 DPW Construction Projects
Franklin Residents: 2019 DPW Road Construction Projects

25 Franklin Residents officially completed the 2019 Boston Marathon

On Monday, I posted that there were 27 Franklin residents scheduled to start the Boston Marathon. 16 men and 11 women with the following distribution by age group.

Age Group M W T
20's 4 3 7
30's 3 3 6
40's 7 1 8
50's 2 3 5
60's 0 1 1
16 11 27

After the race I can share that 25 Franklin residents completed the full course per the official results.

Age Group M W T
20's 4 2 6
30's 3 3 6
40's 7 1 8
50's 2 3 5
60's 0 0 0
16 9 25

25 Franklin Residents officially completed the 2019 Boston Marathon
25 Franklin Residents officially completed the 2019 Boston Marathon


For more info about the runners and the race visit BAA.org/ or go directly to


27 Franklin residents scheduled to start the Boston Marathon
27 Franklin residents scheduled to start the Boston Marathon

Disclosure: I am proud to be working for John Hancock, one of the major sponsors of the Boston Marathon.   https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephensherlock/

Note: due to the data available from the results, I don't know if the 2 'missing' runners did not start the race, or started and did not complete the race.