Saturday, May 2, 2015

Has the process been followed?

Given that the following resolution was passed in May 2014, did you see any notifications or announcements about a license being available in the past several weeks?

No, neither did some other folks. Franklin announcements are usually posted here:
Franklin news and announcements
Franklin news and announcements

Why is there a license award coming up for the Town Council meeting on Wednesday?

Or is this the same one that brought about the discussion in March 2014 that lead to the policy?

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Whereas: The Town Council has asked for a fair and equitable policy for the disposition of available alcoholic beverages (Package Store) Licenses;

Whereas: In order to provide an opportunity to all potential businesses to compete for an available (either because census results in additional license or existing licensee surrenders license) Liquor or Beer and Wine license, the Town Council wishes to adopt the following process.

• When the Town Administrator becomes aware of an available license he/she shall:
• Give notice to Town Council at the next Council meeting.
• Advertise the availability of the license via the Town Web page and other appropriate means. The advertisement will state the date the applications must be submitted and the hearing date before the Town Council.
• Conduct a hearing at which the applicants will be allowed to make their case before the Council in support of their application.
• Council will make a determination whether a public need exists based on a set of criteria which may include:
o Proximity of existing establishments.
o Will the license be used to enhance the economic development of a neighborhood?
o Impact on neighborhood.
o Is it near a school or place of worship?
o Other? 

• Council may determine that no public need exists, not withstanding applicant(s)

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The policy was posted on the Franklin webpage here

David vs. Goliath
David vs. Goliath

Franklin Liquors (yes, the one located just down the street from the Big Y) posted this

MassBudget: The Town-by-Town Reach of the MA State EITC

Earned Income Tax Credit = EITC


The Town-by-Town Reach of the MA State EITC 

In Massachusetts - one of only four states boasting the term "commonwealth" in the official state name - we seek to build a thriving state economy that delivers broadly shared prosperity to workers and their families. Unfortunately, since the 1970s, wages have stagnated for low and moderate income workers in Massachusetts and nationally, making it increasingly difficult for many hardworking parents to make ends meet and provide for their children. The state earned income tax credit (EITC) program helps push back against this troubling trend, providing a meaningful boost to the after-tax earnings of thousands of low-income working families. (For a more detailed discussion of the EITC program, its proven benefits, and the effects of proposed increases, please see MassBudget's factsheet.)
Typically, between 415,000 and 430,000 filers claim the Massachusetts state EITC each year, together receiving a total of $125 million to $135 million in credits annually (for further funding details, see MassBudget's Children's Budget).
Using the most current data available from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (2013), the interactive map to the right shows the share of all tax filers in each city and town who received the state EITC. (Click on the image to access the full interactive map or go to the Kids Count Data Center.)
The table below shows both the share and total number of filers receiving the state EITC for a select set of Massachusetts cities and towns. For a table showing these data for all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns, visit the Kids Count Data Center.  


The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MassBudget) produces policy research, analysis, and data-driven recommendations focused on improving the lives of low- and middle-income children and adults, strengthening our state's economy, and enhancing the quality of life in Massachusetts.


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The interactive table allows for comparison of up to five communities

FHS Panthers top Canton in softball and boys tennis; lose in baseball

The baseball team ran into a good pitcher at Canton while the softball team and the boys tennis teams were victorious on Friday. The results are shared from Hockomock Sports.


Franklin, 0 @ Canton, 4 - Final
- Junior Sean Doyle tossed his first career complete game shutout, scattering four hits, walking one and striking out one. Junior Griffin Jerrier went 2-3 with an RBI triple, Kevin powers hit an inside the park home run, Joe Peccia reached base three times and scored two runs and Steve Bonica had a sacrifice fly. Zane Byrne went 2-3 for the Panthers and Kyle Wardrop came on relief for Franklin with the bases loaded and escaped the jam, allowed just one unearned run in 2.1 innings of work and struck out three.

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers


Franklin, 8 @ Canton, 3 - Final 
- Caroline D'Aprille struck out seven to pick up the win for the Panthers. Brie Flaherty knocked in a pair of runs on a base hit and a sacrifice fly and Maddie Connelly went 2-4 with two RBI and played solid defense according to head coach Kate Fallon-Comeau.

Boys Tennis

Franklin, 5 @ Canton, 0 - Final

For all the Hockomock League action on Friday

Celebrate Small Business Week May 4-8, 2015

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for an appointment with a business advisor.
May 4 - 8, 2015
National Small Business Week


Lunch and Learn with U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy:
Programs and Resources to help Small Businesses Start, Grow, & Create Jobs!                 FREE
  (SBA and SEED - Taunton)
QuickBooks Boot Camp                         FREE
   (HarborOneU, HarborOne Bank - Mansfield)
Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop:        FREE
Session I Intro to the Fundamentals for Business Ownership   (SBA; SEED; MSBDC; SCORE;

   Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce; 

   Plymouth Office of Community Development)
Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop:       FREE
Session II  Understanding and Preparing Financial Statements   (SBA; SEED; MSBDC; SCORE; 
   Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce; &
   Plymouth Office of Community Development)
Caffeinate "N" Chat                                 FREE
   (Groundwork! Co-Working Space - 
     New Bedford) 
  (United Reg. Chamber of Commerce - Attleboro)
SouthCoast Women's Forum  (New Bedford 
    Area Chamber of Commerce - Dartmouth)
Lakeville Business Summit   FREE  (Lakeville
   Economic Development Committee - Lakeville)
  (HarborOneU, HarborOne Bank - Brockton)
Wareham Business Expo    Expo floor is FREE 
  (Wareham Comm. Economic Development
   Authority, Cape Cod Canal Region & Cranberry
   Country Chambers of Commerce - Wareham)
  (Coastal Community Capital  - Barnstable) FREE


The programs listed above are offered by the 
MSBDC and our resource partners. 
Please register for workshops by using  the links provided for each workshop.
Some programs are offered for a fee.


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Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
Celebrate National Small Business Week 
with SEED Corporation and
the U.S. Small Business Administration
With Special Guest
U.S. Representative 
Joseph Kennedy

You are cordially invited to attend a free Lunch and Learn session facilitated by SBA and 
its partner network.   
Learn about programs and resources to help businesses 
to start, grow and create jobs!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 
Session I
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Workshop: 9:00 - 12:00 p.m. 
Introduction to the Fundamentals of 
Business Ownership

This workshop is geared toward helping potential entrepreneurs evaluate and understand the fundamentals of owning one's own business.   learn more
Session II  
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.   
Understanding and Preparing Financial Statements
The focus of this workshop is to help attendees understand a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. 
Complimentary breakfast 
and lunch provided.
There are a number of organizations; Chambers of Commerce; and 
Colleges and Universities conducting workshops and classes 
designed to assist you grow your small business.  
Please follow these links for workshops and networking events 
that might be of interest to you and your employees.  
Many of the events are free, but, some may have fees.
Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce (
Click here to find the Chamber/s in your area.
South Eastern Economic Development Corporation  (SEED Corp.)
U.S. Small Business Administration   (SBA) 
Small Business and Entrepreneurial ManagementAcademic Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE) 

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For an updated listing of the MSBDC seminars and workshops, please visit the MSBDC Southeast Regional Office Event Calendar periodically at  For a statewide listing of MSBDC events, please visit  All seminars are held in Massachusetts unless otherwise noted.  Pre-registration is required for all seminars.

Cancellation Policy:  The MSBDC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a seminar due to insufficient enrollment.  Registration fees will be returned or credited towards a future program. 


As a business owner, you have a million decisions to make.  You are not alone!  We can help with high quality, confidential, no cost business advice.  Entrepreneurs and small business owners are invited to meet with a Business Advisor, for an hour-long session, at one of our outreach centers to discuss anything from new business start ups to existing business strategies.
Appointments are required and subject to availability.  To schedule a session, at one of the following locations, please call the MSBDC office at (508) 673-9783, extension 10.

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New Bedford
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1st Wednesday of the Month
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3rd Tuesday and Friday mornings
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"Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration."

The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Massachusetts Office of Business Development under Cooperative Agreement No. SBAHQ-15-B-0001 through the University of Massachusetts Amherst. SBDCs are a program supported by the U. S. Small Business Administration and extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. SBA cannot endorse any products, opinions or services of any external parties or activities. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance. For further information, contact the Southeast MA SBDC office at (508)673-9783.

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