A theme of prioritizing health, public safety and education became apparent, and candidates also stressed the importance of improved communication among boards and departments and with the public.
"The biggest issue is money," Jones said. "(It) has and always will be the biggest issue."
When asked directly, Dellorco and Pfeffer, citing deep municipal cuts already, said they could support a Proposition 2 1/2 override or debt exclusion.
"Obviously, we have to get the money somehow," Dellorco said. "I'm not objecting to an override if that's what it's going to take to make Franklin a better town."
In his opening statement, McGann brusquely addressed questions about his less than 50 percent attendance at council meetings this past year by pointing to better attendance in previous years. He declined to discuss the reasons, which he termed as personal.
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