Saturday, November 14, 2015

The new Town Council packet to study

At the beginning of each new term for the Town Council, Town Administrator Jeff Nutting provides the councilors with a packet of information. You can read along too!

Town Council getting sworn in by Town Clerk Debbie Pellegri
Town Council getting sworn in by Town Clerk Debbie Pellegri

1 - Town of Franklin - Home Rule Charter

The preamble to the Charter:
"We, the people of the Town of Franklin, Massachusetts, in order to form a more perfect community, reaffirm the customary and traditional liberties of the people with respect to the conduct of our local government and take fullest advantage of the Home Rule Amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth, do ordain and adopt this Home Rule Charter for our Town."

2 - Role of the Town Council

The first section reads as follows:
1. A member of the Council, in relation to his/her community should:
A. Realize that his/her basic function is to make policy, with administration delegated to the Administrator.
B. Realize that he/she is one of a team and should abide by, and carry out, all Council decisions once they are made.
C. Be well-informed concerning the duties of a Council member on both local and state levels.
D. Remember that he/she represents the entire community at all times.
E. Accept the office as a means of unselfish service, not benefit personally or politically from his/her Council activities.
F. In all appointments, avoid political patronage by judging all candidates on merit, experience, and qualifications only.
G. Abide by the ethics established by the State and not use the position to obtain inside information on matters which may benefit someone personally.

3 - Fiscal Policies

Note: the fiscal policy document handed out on Wednesday is a proposed update to the document currently approved by the Town Council and linked to above.

4 - Fiscal 2016 Budget

The Fiscal budget is really a set of documents with the Budget Letter by Town Administrator Jeff Nutting summarizing the revenue and expense driving factors.

Additional information on the Town Council can be found on the Franklin website here

nationalgrid: Take control of your energy bills

Help With Winter Bills. Massachusetts residents have suffered through some of the coldest winters in recent memory. And with winter on the way, this is the time of year when we use more energy as we stay inside and keep warm.
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Massachusetts residents have suffered through some of the coldest winters in recent memory. And with winter on the way, this is the time of year when we use more energy as we stay inside and keep warm. Winter prices for electricity supply became effective on November 1. These supply prices are determined by the market and reflect our cost to purchase electricity on your behalf. We are concerned about what these changes in electricity costs mean for you. That's why we offer a variety of programs and services that can help you manage your energy costs, including:
Energy Efficiency – From simple no-cost tips to more comprehensive programs, we have the energy saving solution to match your needs.
Payment Options – We have a variety of options, including our Budget Plan which lets you spread out the impact of those high winter bills over the course of the year, creating stability.
Payment Assistance – We offer consumer advocacy programs to help low-income eligible customers pay their bills.
Energy Suppliers – You can choose who supplies the electricity we deliver to your house. We encourage you to consider all available energy supply options and determine which one will best meet your needs.
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It is also important for you to know that National Grid recently submitted a proposal to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities to update our electricity distribution rates for the first time since 2009. This is different from the supply portion of your bill, These distribution charges cover the cost of operating and maintaining the poles and wires that bring electricity to your home or business. Please note that this proposal will be reviewed thoroughly by the DPU and, if approved, will not take effect until October 1, 2016.
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Say NO to snow and YES to art!

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Make art therapy a regular activity for people at HMEA this winter

Earlier this Fall, a group of individuals from our HMEA Day Program spent a morning making seasonal crafts. 
For many people we work with at HMEA, who have developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities, art can be an extremely therapeutic activity. We've seen firsthand how effective it is to a person's over all well-being.
So, that's why we're asking for your help to fund #artforhmea for people to enjoy arts and crafts all winter long. The individuals supported by HMEA are eagerly awaiting more art projects to get them through what could be another long winter ahead - donate $10, $25, $50, or more today to support HMEA's art therapy program this holiday season. $25 would give one person the enjoyment of doing arts and crafts until Spring.

*WMRC First Class Radio has partnered with HMEA as media sponsor for this initiative and has offered to match funds raised for #artforhmea with an in-kind advertising donation of up to $2,000 to be used for future events benefiting individuals supported by HMEA.


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Join the movement and give back
December 1st, 2015

HMEA will be joining #GivingTuesday for its second year in a row, hoping to channel the generous spirit of the holiday season.
#GivingTuesday is an international movement that inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support. 
This #GivingTuesday, HMEA challenges you to help raise money to fund arts and crafts therapy over the winter through HMEA's Day Program Locations.

Make a contribution today online or mail to address below. 

please note: "Giving Tuesday" or #artforhmea on your check

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In the News: Pan-Mass scavenger hunt, gas pipeline concerns, Tri-County solar

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin

"A scavenger hunt, hosted by The Pan-Mass Challenge Franklin Kids Ride, raised $4,000 to benefit the Dana Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund for cancer research. 
Participants stopped at local businesses and to complete a task in order to gain points to win the scavenger hunt."
Read the full article online here (subscription may be required)

Members of the Town Council said they would schedule a hearing on a proposed Spectra Energy natural-gas pipeline after many residents complained that the project would undercut safety and hurt property values. 
The matter came up Thursday, when several people spoke during the public comment portion of the council's meeting.

Read the full article online here (subscription may be required)

A Friday morning ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School celebrated a solar installation that speakers said would bring save money and provide a learning tool for students. 
The event - held at the field which is home to the 1.3-megawatt array of solar panels - was attended by students, Tri-County officials, solar-company employees, state lawmakers and U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III.

Read the full article online here (subscription may be required)

Friday, November 13, 2015

Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA Area: FRI 11/13/15 - THU 11/19/15

FRIDAY 11/13/15
6:30pm   Art Night Uncorked at Franklin Art Center
7pm   Harlem Wizards in Franklin (FEF Fundraiser) at Tri-County HS (game time at 7pm, door open at 6pm) (SOLD OUT)
7:15pm   Showcase Pro Wrestling at Elks Lodge (doors open 7:15pm, bell time 7:47pm)
8pm   The Black Box Local Artist Series: The Chick Magnets and The Ben Gardner’s Boat
8-9:50pm   Frozen Friday DJ Public Skate at Pirelli Arena

SATURDAY 11/14/15
9am-3pm   Franklin Newcomers’ Annual Craft Fair at Tri-County HS
9:30am   Open Space and Recreation Public Meeting at the Franklin Public Library

SUNDAY 11/15/15
7:30-10:30am   Weekly Sunday morning breakfast at Franklin Rod and Gun Club, open to public.
11:30am   Big Band Brunch with Kenny Hadley at The Black Box
3pm   Sparky’s Puppets: Harvest Tales at Franklin Public Library
3:30pm   LiveARTS Concert: LiveARTS String Quartet at the FUSF, 262 Chestnut Street

WEDNESDAY 11/18/15
6:30pm   Doggie Tales at Franklin Public Library. Read to a service dog. Registration required.

THURSDAY 11/19/15
3-4:30pm   Memory Cafe for caregivers and their loved ones at Franklin Senior Center. This month: painting small birdhouses. Call Elaine at 508-520-4945 to register.
4-5pm.  Lego Club (ages 3-12) at Franklin Public Library
6:30-8:30pm   Open Mic Night at The Cake Bar. Acoustic and a cappella performers welcome
7pm   Franklin SEPAC Workshop: Transition Fair - A variety of agencies from Early Intervention and the Franklin Public Schools, to college and adulthood, Franklin Municipal Building (3rd floor). Free, public welcome!

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

Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School Students in All Grades Outpace State in PARCC Test Performance

Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School students (BFCCPS) outperformed state averages on all tests across all grade levels on the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests taken last spring. 
Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School
Across all grade levels tested, students at BFCCPS averaged an 81 percent proficiency rate on PARCC English language arts (ELA) exams and 70 percent in math, compared to average statewide proficiency rates of 46 percent and 45 percent, respectively. 
"We are proud of our students and teachers, who put in a lot of hard work to make this incredible achievement possible," said Heather Zolnowski the Head of School at BFCCPS. "Our community is built on a strong partnership between parents, students, our faculty and administration, and the extraordinary results seen across the board on the PARCC exam is a testament to our success."BFCCPS is among approximately 300 school districts across Massachusetts that opted to administer the PARCC test in the spring of 2015 under a two-year state pilot. 
The gaps between BFCCPS PARCC scores and statewide averages are dramatic. On the English language arts test, 90 percent of BFCCPS 6th graders scored proficient or better compared to the state average of 60 percent. For the same class, 78 percent scored proficient or above for math, compared to the state average of 53 percent for 6th graders. 
Similarly, 76 and 86 percent of BFCCPS 3rd and 8th graders, respectively, earned proficient scores in English, as compared to 54 and 64 percent of 3rd and 8th graders statewide who took PARCC. In math, 84 percent of 3rd graders and 74 percent of 5th graders at the regional public charter school received scores of proficient and above, while averages were 55 percent for both 3rd and 5th grades across the state. 
BFCCPS' high PARCC scores across the board demonstrate that its students are progressing well through each grade level and on track to be well prepared for high school and beyond. 
Enrollment Applications for this regional public charter school for students in Grades Kindergarten through Eight for the 2016-2017 school year are now live. BFCCPS will host the first of six information sessions where applicants can learn more about the school this Saturday, November 14th from 10 am to noon. Learn more and apply online at

About Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School
The Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School's mission is to assist parents in their role as primary educators of their children by providing students with a classical academic education coupled with sound character development and community service. Our mission is supported by four distinct, yet interconnected pillars that provide for a collaborative, rigorous education for all students. These pillars guide, direct and define the school in all it does.

In the News: Town Council re-organizes, Y splash park to open in spring

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin

"Two vice-chairman candidates were nominated: Thomas Mercer and Robert Vallee, who had served as the council's chairman for the past term. The board was split on the two candidates, ending in a 4-4 tie. 
Council member Judith Pond Pfeffer motioned to table the vice chairman matter until the full council is seated. Her fellow councilors agreed. 
Town Attorney Mark Cerel said that as the vice-chairman's duty is to preside over meetings in the absence of the chairman, the council must be careful to schedule meetings only on dates when Kelly is available - at least until the vice-chairman matter is settled. 
Pfeffer was unanimously named to continue on as the council's clerk."

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"On Oct. 20, the Hockomock Area YMCA announced the construction of the Rockland Trust Family Splash Park at its Bernon Family Branch in Franklin. 
The construction will happen through the end of this year and the park will open in the spring."

Read the full article online here (subscription may be required)

Senior Center: A new edition of The Franklin Connection is available

A new edition of The Franklin Connection has been published on the Town of Franklin web site.

Click the link below to read the latest edition.

Franklin Senior Center
Franklin Senior Center

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Harlem Wizards game is SOLD OUT


Harlem Wizards Game


Harlem Wizards
Harlem Wizards

Thank you all for your support of
the Franklin Education Foundation!

Live reporting: Town Council - November 12, 2015

Present: Padula, Kelly, Vallee, Pfeffer, Bissanti, Dellorco, Jones, Mercer (via remote), Pellegri (although in role of Town Clerk)

Absent: None

swearing in ceremony

Town Clerk Debbie Pellegri swears in the new Town Council
Town Clerk Debbie Pellegri swears in the new Town Council

Motion to nominate Kelly as Chair
seconded, passed 8-0 as role call

Jones made motion to nominate Mercer as vice chair, Dellorco seconded
Bissanti made motion to nominate Vallee as vice chair, Padula seconded

  • Bissanti voted for Vallee
  • Dellorco voted to Mercer
  • Jones voted for Mercer
  • Mercer voted for Mercer
  • Padula voted for Vallee
  • Pfeffer voted for Vallee
  • Vallee voted for Vallee
  • Kelly (Chair) voted for Mercer

4-4 tie
move to schedule new vote when the full Council is seat
motion passed 8-0 via roll call

Motion to nominate Pfeffer as Council Clerk
motion to close nomination, 8-0 via roll call
seconded, passed 8-0 via roll call

approval of minutes for Oct 7
motion to approve, seconded, 7-0 via roll call (Jones abstain - wasn't present)

approval of minutes for Oct 21
motion to approve, seconded, 7-0 via roll call (Jones abstain - wasn't present)

Town Council Dec meeting moved to Dec 9
fiscal tax hearing

alternate planning board position open, contact no later than Nov

Nov 14, public hearing at Library on the open space and recreation

with no Vice Chair, issue of schedule

Citizens Comments
Helen Chalk, speaking on the Spectra pipeline, looking for Council input on issue

Jim Hill, 120 signatures on a petition and packet on fracked gas
organizing against the Spectra pipeline
30" extension of pipeline running through 21 towns
proposed utility bill tariff means the utility users actually pay for the pipeline

Karen Lavery
commenting against the Spectra pipeline
no many people are aware of what is possible
119 folks have signed an online petition (as of a few minutes ago)
surprised that there hasn't been more information surrounding this issue

Gail Chirdon
what is the process to get  special meeting with the Council before Christmas

Donald Parsling
asking for a meeting on the Spectra pipeline
focus should be more on renewable energy

Paul Sacky (?)
I haven't heard why we should have the pipeline


  • Finance Committee - David Moses

resident since 1998, volunteer with Franklin Youth Hockey

motion to approve, seconded, 8-0 via roll call

  • Cable Access Committee

Ken Norman
Rose Turco
motion to approve, seconded, 8-0 via roll call

no hearings, no license transaction,

Legislation for action

  • establishment for school store resolving account

motion to approve, seconded, 8-0 via roll call

Town Administrator's report
will be in touch to get a meeting on the pipeline after the new year

downtown project wrapping up for this season
back in April to do the bridge and Main St

Dean college cross walk moved, there are stop signs at the end of Emmons
the lights will be activated there eventually

OPEB obligation being reviewed next week

next meeting next Weds, then Dec 9th

Nov 29th - holiday event on the Town Common

Old business

Padula - thanks for the paint donations to get the containers painted at the recycling center

New business

discussion on the Dec 9th meeting, looking at the 10th instead
fiscal tax hearing on this night

with the expansion of power plant, and the pipeline coming, can we get a special attorney to help us
Nutting has reached out hopeful of having an answer next week

Jones, Dellorco
get them here as soon as possible

Wachusett st lot, expanding parking
Nutting - the work in not complete, you will come in the regular spot and turn right, the driveway won't be used as an entrance. it is still a work in progress

discussion on getting the children more involved with the election process
perhaps a contest, open to all children, how to use the South meeting house for a public purpose
have an open house to let folks see what the possibilities are

Nutting to check with school folks

Councilor Comments

Jones - thanks for all the voters to turn out last week, thanks to my wife and kids, and all my friends
Dellorco - thanks to all voters, thanks to my wife and kids
Bissanti - thanks, it was intriguing to get social media involved, we are hearing of you and seeing you know
Pfeffer - thanks to all the voters and my family; thanks to Steve Lombardi for all his work for the town who just retired
Padula - thanks, I am humbled to be back here, I am looking forward to another 2 years
Vallee - no comments
Mercer - thanks to all, my wife and others for their help, looking forward to the next couple of years

even though the Clerk was elected, she can't hold a council position until the recount is completed
there will be a resolution to compensate her for her extra time
(Debbie was still in the audience)

Kelly- thanks to the almost 20% of the voters who came out and participate in the democratic process, thanks for your confidence in me as the Chair, I am fortunate to sit among an amazing group of councilors. I couldn't be working with better folks for the next two years

motion to adjourn, seconded, passed 8-0 via roll call

Franklin TV - Annual Meeting - Nov 12 - 7:00 PM

The time has come once again for our annual open member meeting. This year our meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 12th at 7:00pm. This meeting is open to all Franklin cable subscribers and Franklin TV members.

If you would like to become a Franklin TV member it’s absolutely free. Just send an email to: with your contact information. You can also call us for more info. 508-541-4118.

This meeting is an opportunity to tour and learn about Franklin TV’s studio. Our facility enables us to provide full production support for Franklin residents and organizations who wish to create TV programs. It’s also an opportunity to meet our current board and staff. Our progress to date, plus all the groundwork for our plans going forward are all thanks to our board members who contribute so much of their time and energy to help make Franklin TV everything that a public access TV studio can be and more.

L to R: W. Ken Norman, John Milot, Nick Remissong, Anne K. Bergen, Jay Horrigan, Rose Turco, and Wesley Rea
L to R: W. Ken Norman, John Milot, Nick Remissong, Anne K. Bergen, Jay Horrigan, Rose Turco, and Wesley Rea

Please join us at this important Franklin TV event. Starting at 6:00pm we’ll have tours of our facility, some good eats, and you can meet our board and staff. Meeting begins at 7:00pm. Come meet, greet, and learn all about local TV in Franklin.

Franklin TV studio on Hutchinson St
Franklin TV studio on Hutchinson St

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Kenny Hadley Big Band - Sunday, November 15

THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin’s new theater, music, and event venue, presents a Big Band Brunch, featuring the renowned Kenny Hadley Big Band, on Sunday, November 15. The critically-acclaimed 16-piece juggernaut, led by drummer Kenny Hadley, boasts masterful musicians with performance ties to Big Band legends Woody Herman, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich and more.  
Kenny Hadley Big Band
Kenny Hadley Big Band
The Kenny Hadley Big Band has shared the stage with such notables as the Count Basie Orchestra and the Duke Ellington Orchestra and has hosted guest soloists including Clark Terry and Louie Bellson. Brunch selections feature Belgian waffles, cheddar scrambled eggs, red bliss home-fried potatoes, bacon, muffins, fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee. 
A cash bar is also available, serving brunch cocktails including Bloody Marys and Mimosas. Enjoy this memorable pairing of Big Band music and delicious fare. Brunch begins at 11:30 a.m., with entertainment starting at noon. 
Combination tickets for the brunch and performance are $45; tickets for the Big Band only are $20. THE BLACK BOX, home of the Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC), is located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin. For tickets and more information, visit or call (508) 528-3370.

LET'S LAUGH TODAY in Franklin is on Monday, November 23rd!

Laughter Yoga
Trade in your stress for laughter on Monday, November 23rd (and every fourth Monday) from 7:30pm to 8:30pm at the Meetinghouse of the First Universalist Society in Franklin, 262 Chestnut Street, Franklin.  
Laughter Yoga is a unique and playful practice that does not rely on humor, jokes or comedy. Laughter Yoga will have you smiling frequently and laughing heartily. Any age and any level of physical ability can participate in this uplifting experience! 
New laughers are always welcomed! $5 donation to the church, $10 maximum per family.   
Please bring your water bottle because laughing is dehydrating. 
Led by Certified Laughter Yoga Teachers, Linda and Bill Hamaker. If you have any questions, just call them at 508-660-2223 or e-mail 
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In the News: Clerk vote to be recounted, Tri-County solar, Dean students do 'Bye Bye Birdie'

From the Milford Daily News - articles with interest for Franklin'

"A candidate in the Nov. 3 election for the town clerk position is requesting a recount of the ballots after coming 32 votes shy in the race. 
Diane Padula-O'Neill announced on Wednesday her intention to make that request. 
The original tally of the four-way race had assistant Town Clerk Teresa Burr winning with 1,113 votes, defeating Padula-O'Neill (1,081), Elizabeth Simon (978) and Paul Cheli (472) for the seat. 
In a statement, Padula-O'Neill noted that the winning margin was less than 1 percent of the votes cast. The statement further said that 198 ballots in the race were blanks, and questioned whether they were tallied correctly."

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"Tri-County Vocational Technical High School and its energy partners will unveil a 1.3 megawatt solar panel array 10 a.m. Nov. 13 at the school, located at 147 Pond St. 
U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III will join state lawmakers and energy leaders to unveil the ground-mounted solar system, created in partnership with nonprofit energy-buying consortium PowerOptions and SunEdison. The array is expected to offset the school’s annual electricity usage by 85 percent, with expected energy cost savings of over $50,000 in its first year and more than $1 million over the next 20 years."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

"Chelsea Daniels, of Mendon, and Liam Devine, of Franklin, will perform in Dean College’s “Bye Bye Birdie” from Nov. 18 to Nov. 22. 
“Bye Bye Birdie,” set in the 1960s, tells the story of Conrad Birdie, an Elvis-like rock-’n’-roll singer and his hapless agent Albert Peterson. The rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his “farewell” television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted. Songs include “Put on a Happy Face” and “A Lot of Livin’ to Do.” 
The Dean College production will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18-21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 21-22 in the Main Stage within the Campus Center at Dean College, 109 W. Central St., Franklin. Tickets range from $5-$22 and can be purchased online. 
To learn more and purchase tickets, visit"

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Mansfield penalty stroke with just 40 seconds left tops Franklin field hockey 1-0

Josh Perry, Managing Editor of Hockomock Sports writes:

"The Panthers had dominated from the beginning of the game, forcing Mansfield to defend deep and putting consistent pressure on the Hornets’ back line. Then, with a minute remaining, Mansfield broke forward on a rare attack on the Franklin net. 
Franklin goalie Sam Jones made two kick saves, but in the mass of white and blue jerseys in the crease she was forced to cover up the ball to prevent a goal. The result was a penalty stroke with just 40 seconds left to play.

Mansfield celebrates Caitlin Whitman’s Last-minute penalty stroke goal that gave the Hornets a win in the Div. 1 South semifinal against Franklin. (Josh Perry/
Mansfield celebrates Caitlin Whitman’s Last-minute penalty stroke goal that gave the Hornets a win in the Div. 1 South semifinal against Franklin. (Josh Perry/

Mansfield junior Caitlin Whitman stepped up to the spot. The Hornets had been practicing and Whitman put the effort to good use, dispatching a shot into the bottom corner and past the outstretched leg of Jones. 
The goal gave Mansfield a 1-0 win on Wednesday afternoon at a rainy and cold Alumni Field, decided the season series between the rivals, and advanced the Hornets to the Div. 1 South final."

Continue reading the article here

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Franklin Chargers B&D squads make the Super Bowl - Nov 15

Please join us in Foxboro for 2 Super Bowl games featuring the Franklin Chargers.

Games will be played at Ernie George Field – 201 Payson Rd, Foxboro MA, Sunday, Nov 15

Franklin Chargers - Super Bowl Sunday, Nov 15

9:00am D Squad v. North Attleboro

12:30pm B Squad v. North Attleboro

This is a big accomplishment for the players and coaches. The kids have worked hard all year and are fired up to play in the big game. Let’s get a big crowd to cheer them on!

Go Chargers !

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Franklin, MA: Town Council - Agenda - Nov 12

The Town Council will meet for the first time since newly elected on Thursday, Nov 12 at 7:00PM. After swearing in, the first order of business will be to organize by electing a chair, vice-chair and clerk.

Town Council Agenda for Nov 12
Town Council Agenda for Nov 12

The full set of documents released for this agenda can be found here

Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club Annual Craft Fair - Saturday, Nov 14th

In it's 42nd year, the Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club Annual Craft Fair is coming up!! It's a perfect opportunity to shop for the upcoming Holidays, Birthdays or any Special Occasion . . . or just for yourself! 
We host 70+ crafters who make a wide range of items. The event is a fundraiser with money going back to our local community. Last year we gave $5,000 to eight local non-profit organizations.
Franklin Newcomers and Friends
Franklin Newcomers and Friends
We'll be collecting non-perishable food items for the Franklin Food Pantry too! Admission is $3 per person over 12 years old. 
The Franklin Newcomers and Friends Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, November 14th. It will be located at Tri-Country Regional Vocational Technical High School, 147 Pond Street in Franklin. 
The event runs from 9 am to 3 pm. There will be a baked goods table, a 50/50 raffle, as well as a raffle for items donated by the crafters. Please join us!