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This was the type of game that would be expected from the top two teams in the division and with the division lead at stake. North Attleboro and Franklin went back and forth tossing haymakers, but in the end it was the Rocketeers that were able to toss the knockout blow.
“This is our house and it’s our last home Hockomock league game for us seniors, so we just said that we’ve worked too hard not to come out and avenge ourselves,” said senior captain Ali McHugh about North’s attitude coming into the game. “We didn’t play well the first time, but we just wanted to come out and punch them in the mouth…metaphorically of course.”
North got revenge for a loss in the Field House back in January by holding on for a 66-60 victory that puts the Rocketeers 1/2-game ahead of the Panthers in the race for the Hockomock League title. Senior guard Jill Costello and junior Danielle Perron each finished with 15 points and junior Melissa Beaupre had 14 for the Rocketeers.Read the full article here
North Attleboro, 54 @ Franklin, 80 - Final - Marcus Giese led Franklin with 22 points and 16 rebounds, Chris Rodgers chipped in with 13 points and sophomore Tim Prunier added 11 points and four assists. North captain Jake Lang and freshman Tommy Reynolds led the Rocketeers with eight points each.
Representatives Jeffrey Roy, Shawn Dooley, along with Senators Richard Ross and Karen Spilka today announced the Regional Dispatch Center for Franklin, Wrentham, Norfolk and Plainville is one of 37 projects slated to receive funding from the $4 million Community Innovation Challenge (CIC) grant program. The program incentivizes and supports regionalization and other cost saving initiatives that will change the way local governments do business to maintain service delivery and stretch every tax payer dollar as far as possible.
The grant provides $20,000 to fund the 4-town GIS Mapping Project to assist with the Regional Dispatch Center established by the Legislature in July of last year. Known as of House No. 2189, the law allows Franklin, Wrentham, Norfolk and Plainville to construct, equip, operate and maintain a consolidated regional public safety communications and dispatch center.
Left to right, Ross, Roy, McCarragher, Dooley
“The CIC Grant is essentially the foundation for the Regional Dispatch Center,” said Franklin Fire Chief Gary McCarraher, who was at the State House on Thursday to collect the grant. “It will create a model for better, faster response times, enhanced efficiency and it will allow towns to share resources across borders.”
"This grant comes on the heels of the passage of the bill establishing a regional dispatch center in our communities, and will supply the necessary mapping technology to make it successful," said Representative Jeffrey Roy (D-Franklin). "Combining the dispatches for all of the towns will improve the response times, save taxpayer dollars, and make the citizens of the region safer. And this grant provides some of the state-of-the-art tools and latest technology that will enhance public safety."
“I am pleased that Franklin’s innovative GIS mapping project is receiving this critical funding. The project is a terrific example of communities collaborating on creative, more efficient ways to provide local services and use information technology effectively,” said Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland).
“I am so pleased to see the towns awarded this grant, which will be an important step towards developing the Regional Dispatch Center,” said Senator Richard Ross (R-Wrentham). “This innovative plan will go great lengths toward providing high quality and efficient emergency response in the communities.”
“As a citizen, an on-call firefighter/EMT, and a State Representative of this community, I am extremely proud that we have been awarded the Community Innovation Challenge (CIC) Grant. This will help fund our Regional Public Safety Dispatch Center which will provide enhanced services to our towns, resulting in more rapid emergency response while providing the cost benefit of shared services,” said Representative Shawn Dooley (R-Norfolk)
|Franklin Pride with bracelet|
|Franklin Pride with necklace|
The Franklin Food Pantry is pleased to collaborate with Confidence Beads and Beads for a Cause to make the Franklin Pride Bead available to you. Confidence Beads operates the store, handles the transaction and delivery of the item(s) you order. They will periodically make the donation to the Food Pantry based upon your purchases.
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
― Winston S. Churchill
|Franklin Democrat Town Committee|
The five Democrats running for governor met on Wednesday to debate the state's troubled child welfare agency, a proposed $2.2 billion rail line and health care.
Candidate Don Berwick has become more fully supportive of a single-payer, MassHealth-for-all health care system, while his rival for the office Joe Avellone has become vocal in opposing that tack.
"The more I've looked at it the more I'm convinced it's the right way to go," Berwick told the News Service after a debate at the Boston Globe. At a forum in Jamaica Plain, Berwick said he would favor the universal health care model supported by some liberal activists if health care costs continue to grow.See more at: http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20140205/NEWS/140207806/1994/NEWS#sthash.6UqW3MDI.dpuf
The Franklin Education Foundation has set a date for this year’s Trivia Bee.
The foundation, which supports teachers at Franklin Public Schools with annual grants, will hold its popular fundraising event Wednesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at the Horace Mann Middle School, 224 Oak St.
Since 1997, the Bee has been the foundation’s largest fundraiser, helping it donate more than $300,000 to the schools.See more at: http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20140206/NEWS/140207869/1994/NEWS#sthash.hYIqgZJe.dpuf
The Boston Athletic Association today announced the launch of a new mobile app that will allow a virtual community of runners to participate in this spring’s Boston Marathon.
Available for Apple and Android devices, the application lets runners from all over the world pick a distance of their choosing and participate “in the athletic spirit of the event,” a press release from the association said.See more at: http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20140205/NEWS/140208355/1994/NEWS#sthash.Xdf8zsoQ.dpuf
The opening of the new Franklin High School this fall will enable the Franklin Public School system to pursue the ambitious goal of offering its students the “premier high school science program in Massachusetts” according to Peter Light, Principal of the Franklin High School. Mr. Light recently alluded to this exciting prospect at an orientation held at the old high school for incoming 8th grade students and parents.You can read the full article here
|the new Franklin High School under construction in Jan 2014|
It’s been over 10 years since LinkedIn, the “World’s Largest Professional Network” was introduced to the Internet, growing from 4,500 members in 2003 to a staggering 259 million in 2014.
LinkedIn has connected countless professionals, from entrepreneurs and entry-level employees to corporate CEOs, in a number of different ways.
Franklin DPW Director Robert Cantoreggi said the circumstances of the storm were positive.
"The timing was pretty good - most people knew about the storm, and a lot of people stayed off the roads," he said, adding that school cancellations helped the situation.
Many directors said they were concerned about the salt supply for the storm, but they all said their stores were adequate.
"We were running low earlier, but there was a lull and we were able to fill up our supplies," said Bellingham DPW Director Donald DiMartino.
Cantoreggi said Franklin was set on salt supplies, but noted that the season has been hard on vendors.
|early Weds morning in Franklin|
By now I hope you are all plowed/shoveled out. In anticipation of school opening tomorrow a few reminders. The temperature will drop this evening and much of the snow/sleet/slush will freeze. DPW will treat the parking lots and roads however, surfaces will not be dry. Please take caution to reduce speeds and stay 100 feet behind all school buses (as per law). If you have young drivers in your home please caution them to reduce speed and not follow other cars too closely.
DPW has done an exceptional jobs clearing streets and parking lots. Due to the volume and density of the snow, please be advised that sidewalks will not be plowed by the opening of school. As a result we will initiate emergency bussing for our students who are walkers. Buses will pick up any student seen walking. Parents of a walker may access our web site for the list of bus numbers and stops and you can access transportation without a bus pass.
Finally, any parent/guardian has concerns about getting child to school you may exercise your right to keep child home. Please contact the school and let them be aware so it is recorded as an excused absence.
|from 'Nemo" in Feb 2012|
All schools will be closed on Wednesday, February 5 due to impending inclement weather. All evening activities are canceled. Office personnel will work from home.
|From Feb 2012, when 'Nemo' buried Franklin|
Smoking will no longer be allowed at private membership clubs after April 1, when new Board of Health tobacco regulations go into effect.
Despite opposition from the Franklin Rod & Gun Club, the board adopted the regulation on Tuesday as well as several more restricting the sale of tobacco products in town.
Beginning April 1, stores, under the regulations, won’t be able to sell blunt wraps — flavored tobacco rolling papers — and four packs of cigars priced under $2.50, aimed at curbing the number of teenage smokers in town.See more at: http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20140205/NEWS/140208530/1994/NEWS#sthash.feEOkjVS.dpuf
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|From 'Nemo' which buried Franklin in Feb 2013|
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