Saturday, December 26, 2015

Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA Area: FRI 12/25/15 - THU 12/31/15


MONDAY 12/28/15
7:30pm   Let’s Laugh Today: Laughter Yoga at FUSF

THURSDAY 12/31/15
10:30am   New Year’s Eve Party at Franklin Public Library

For all the Town of Franklin Public Meetings click HERE. The meetings will resume on Januray 4th, 2016.

For event details click HERE.

*If you have any suggestions or events for the calendar, please email

Annual Report - 2015: Town Council

"On behalf of the Franklin Town Council, it is my pleasure to submit our annual report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2015.

The Town Council remains busy and committed to serving the best interest of all the citizens of our community. I am proud to report on several matters including the opening of our New High School. Congratulations to the High School Building Committee and all of our citizens that made the project a true success. It will serve our students for generations to come. 

Other projects that were completed include the reconstruction of Lincoln and Daniels Streets, water main replacement on several roads, and the sidewalk on Panther Way.

We appointed committees to complete the second floor of the senior center and to make improvements to our historic library.

We dedicated a playground at Fletcher Field funded by the Commonwealth. We purchased and demolished a house at 92 Wachusett Street to expand parking for Fletcher Field, and bought 19 acres of land off of Lincoln Street to provide recreation opportunities and access to the Charles River.

The downtown project is finally underway and we sold the old municipal building at 150 Emmons Street for commercial development. We included in the sale a small green space and for a statue of Horace Mann a Franklin native and considered to be one of the founders of public education in America.

We supported the citizens group for solar energy as well as the group looking to establish a cultural district in Franklin.

In closing, we will continue to work for you, the Citizen, and the Community we all share. You can be assured that you have dedicated, competent, and professional individuals working and volunteering their time on your behalf.

Again we thank our Town Administrator, Jeff Nutting, for his dedication to the Town of Franklin through good times and tough times, and all of the Town employees who help to make this community a great place to live and work.

On behalf of my fellow councilors, Andrew Bissanti, Robert Dellorco, Brett Feldman, Matthew Kelly, Thomas Mercer, Peter Padula, Judith Pfeffer, Robert Vallee, and Stephen Williams, I want to thank you for the opportunity you have given us to serve this great community.

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Vallee
Chairman, Franklin Town Council"

The Fletcher Field tot lot as mentioned was dedicated  in Dec 2014
The Fletcher Field tot lot as mentioned was dedicated  in Dec 2014

"Prior to November 1 of each year, the Town Clerk shall cause to be prepared and made available to the inhabitants of the Town an annual report for the preceding fiscal year which shall include: the annual Town budget, the reports of all Town officers, the records of all Town Council bylaw amendments and resolutions, an abstract of births, marriages and deaths, and the wages, salaries, or other compensation of all Town employees." [Added 5-2-2012 by Bylaw Amendment 12-681],reports,annual,report#10432729

Shared from the full and complete PDF version of the Town of Franklin Annual Report for 2015

Additional info on the tot lot can be found here

Additional info on each of the Town Council meetings reported on can be found here

Annual Report - 2105: Town Administrator

"It continues to be my honor to serve the Town Council and the citizens of Franklin.

Under the leadership of the Town Council over the years we continue to try and improve the quality of life for our residents while maintaining a balanced budget, fiscal prudence and a look towards the future. Fiscal year 15 showed no signs of letting up on improving our community.

So, what have we done this year?

The list of improvements in FY 15 are many including the new High School, road and water main improvements, purchase of open space, adding a playground at Fletcher Field, a sidewalk on Panther Way, selling the old municipal building for commercial development, making zoning changes in accordance with the Master Plan, seeing the downtown project get underway, funding the design of sidewalks for Pleasant and Chestnut Streets, working to spruce up the Rail Road stations, and reducing the trash fee.

Since the Town Administrators Office assumed the duties of the Passport Office things are hopping, you can now get your passport here with an appointment on Monday or Wednesday and Friday.

All this is accomplished with hard working volunteers and a great staff of employees in all departments We continually provide high quality services and the lowest possible cost to the tax payer.

As I look to the future there are many challenges but if history is any lesson, the strong leadership of the Town Council and great staff will respond to every challenge.

I want to make note of the retirement of my Secretary, Dianne Blanchard. She was an exceptional employee, dedicated to serving the citizens of Franklin. I wish her well in her retirement.

As always, I want to thank the employees of the Town of Franklin. It is my pleasure to come to work every day with such dedicated and hard working people who do their best for the citizens of Franklin.
Jeff Nutting
Jeff Nutting

It is my pleasure to submit my annual report for your review, and please feel free to write, e-mail, or stop by with any questions, concerns, or comments.

Respectfully submitted,

Jeff Nutting
Town Administrator"

"Prior to November 1 of each year, the Town Clerk shall cause to be prepared and made available to the inhabitants of the Town an annual report for the preceding fiscal year which shall include: the annual Town budget, the reports of all Town officers, the records of all Town Council bylaw amendments and resolutions, an abstract of births, marriages and deaths, and the wages, salaries, or other compensation of all Town employees." [Added 5-2-2012 by Bylaw Amendment 12-681],reports,annual,report#10432729

Shared from the full and complete PDF version of the Town of Franklin Annual Report for 2015

Additional information from the Town Administrator can be found on his webpage

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

In the News: firefighters contract approved, deputy administrator starts in January

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin

"The Town Council approved, at a meeting earlier this month, an agreement with the Franklin Permanent Firefighters Association that will run through 2018. 
The council, at its Dec. 16 meeting, approved a memorandum of agreement with the union by an 8-0 vote, with one abstention.
The agreement calls for across-the-board salary increases of 2 percent in 2015, 2016 and 2017, with 1 percent of emergency medical technician's bonuses changing to base salaries in 2016, 2017 and 2018. 
Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting said the change in wages was consistent with what other fire unions were seeing. He said other than the salaries, the biggest language change involved the elimination of forced overtime on the holidays."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

"The coming year will see the restoration of the deputy town administrator position in Franklin, as the town has hired Jamie Hellen to fill the role. 
Hellen, who currently serves as the operations assistant to Hopkinton's town manager, said Thursday that he is very excited to serve Franklin. 
"I've already gotten phone calls from residents... it sounds like they really like living there," he said. 
He has served in his present position for the past three years. Previously, he worked at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and the Legislature before that."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

Dog park gates missing; committee to form

The actions are related to the Franklin dog park but the attempt to start the committee was underway before the gates were reported missing.

The dog park at Dacey Field is missing its gates. Someone apparently took them in the week before Christmas. The gates missing status prompted a conversation on a Facebook group and ad hoc action to create a barrier in place of the gates. The gates will be replaced by the DPW.
Dacey Field dog park
Dacey Field dog park

Haley is looking to start a Franklin Dog Park Committee. 
My name is Haley and I am starting up the Franklin Dog Park committee, I was wondering if you would be able to help me promote it by posting about it? 
The first meeting is January 13, 7:00 PM at the New England Chapel - any and all are welcome. If you have any questions or are thinking about attending yourself, my email is

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas Franklin!

This will be the only post today. If there is other news that is share worthy, it can wait until Saturday. 

What matters today is spending time with family and friends!

Merry Christmas Franklin!
Merry Christmas Franklin!

Note: With the holidays falling on Friday, the weekly calendar will be posted on Saturday December 26, 2015 and again next week on Saturday, Jan 2, 2016.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

FHS girls hockey loses, boys basketball upsets #1 team

The FHS girls hockey team lost but the boys basketball team upset the #1 ranked team in the state on Wednesday. Thanks to Hockomock Sports for posting the results to share.

Girls Hockey

Franklin, 3 vs. Leominster/St. Bernards, 5 – Final

Boys Basketball

Franklin, 92 vs. Catholic Memorial, 87 – Final 
– Franklin freshman Jay Dieterle netted a team-high 24 points and added five rebounds and four assists, sophomore Paul Mahon scored all 18 of his points in the second half, Thomas Houlihan had 16 points, Josh Macchi netted 10 points and Sam Harrell had six points, seven rebounds and five assists. Franklin made 17/34 three pointers in the game.

For all the results around the Hockomock League on Wednesday

Franklin reacts after upsetting top-ranked Catholic Memorial on Wednesday night. (Ryan Lanigan/
Franklin reacts after upsetting top-ranked Catholic Memorial on Wednesday night. (Ryan Lanigan/

"Franklin typically likes to hangs its hat on defense. 
But for at least one night, the Panthers relied on their offense to get the job done. 
Franklin shot 50% from beyond the arc, connecting on 17 three pointers and never trailed in the second half in a 92-87 upset of Catholic Memorial, the defending D1 State Champions and the top ranked team in the state. 
The Knights are ranked #1 by both ESPNBoston and The Boston Herald."

Continue reading the article online here

EPA grant applied for to help with Nu-Style property cleanup

"The town has applied for a $200,000 Environmental Protection Agency grant as it continues its efforts to clean up industrial contaminants from a Grove Street property. 
Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting said Wednesday that Franklin had sent in an application for the EPA's 2016 round of brownfields "clean-up" grants to assist in the remediation of the former Nu-Style manufacturing property, which is now owned by the town."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

Town Administrator Jeff Nutting uses the Nu-Style map to talk about the plans
Town Administrator Jeff Nutting uses the Nu-Style map to talk about the plans

Related posts on the Nu-Style property

  • Sep 2015 Economic Development Committee meeting

  • The audio for the Sep 2015 meeting can be found here

  • Planning and Community Development entry in 2012 Annual Report

Happy Holidays from Boston Dynamics

Why is math important? Here is one answer!

For other videos from Boston Dynamics, you can visit their YouTube channel here

Boston Dynamics alpha dog
Boston Dynamics alpha dog

For more information about Boston Dynamics, you can find their webpage here

Women’s Success Network invites you - Feb 3

Women’s Success Network (WSN) invites you to join us for an evening of networking and connecting on Wednesday, February 3 from 6 – 9PM at Lake Pearl in Wrentham. The program is conducted by WSN’s own members and it consists of Table Topics: a selection of topics of expertise based on the women who are speaking. Come learn about everything from Health and Wellness to Investments and Real Estate, and Legal, from Mediation to Social Media and Blogging and many other topics.

screen grab of Women's Success Network webpage
screen grab of Women's Success Network webpage

WSN is one of the oldest and largest women’s networking group in Massachusetts. WSN offers a supportive environment for women to grow their businesses and build strong and lasting relationships. The monthly meetings feature networking, dinner and speakers related to business or personal growth. WSN members are fun, supportive, and energetic. The evening is geared for women to network with one another and we welcome guests to join our monthly meetings.

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. To register for the next meeting and find out more details please visit by Tuesday, January 26th, 2016.

“I can’t say enough about this program,” Brown said. “It really takes a burden off of what we do.”

Catching up to this article from the Boston Globe
"As a building official in Franklin, Gus Brown could never figure out how to clean up a handful of abandoned, run-down homes that plagued several of the town’s neighborhoods for years. 
Everything changed, though, when he decided in May to place his town in the state attorney general’s Abandoned Housing Initiative. Jason Piques, a lawyer in the AG’s office, sent warning letters to the property owners, and within a month things started to happen. 
“To date, there are ongoing cleanups and repairs on these houses and no complaints from the neighbors [anymore],” said Brown, Franklin’s building commissioner. “That letter from him seems to have wonderful results without even getting into any of the legal proceedings.”
Assistant Attorney General Jason Piques (shown at a derelict property) helped the Town of Franklin clean up several run-down homes.
Assistant Attorney General Jason Piques (shown at a derelict property) helped the Town of Franklin clean up several run-down homes. (Boston Globe photo)

Continue reading the full article here (subscription may be required)

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tri-County Donates Gifts To Y.O.U., Inc. And The Santa Foundation

Students, faculty, and administrators at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School presented donated gifts to representatives from Y.O.U., Inc. and the Santa Foundation on Monday, December 21.

The Santa Foundation provided the school with the wish lists of those in need earlier this month. Then, Tri-County’s Career Programs, post-secondary programs, clubs, faculty and staff worked together to purchase all of the items on the wish list.

Donated gifts will be given to 16 children and adolescents in The Bridge Home Latency Program and The Bridge Home Adolescent Program of Y.O.U., Inc. of Worcester. The Tri-County community also donated toys, books, clothes, and other items for an additional 15 people from four Franklin area families.

The school's Holiday Gift Drive was organized by Tri-County SkillsUSA officers Joe Brown, of Franklin, Bill Galligan, of Medway, Shaina Flanagan, of Norfolk, Olivia Ryan and Amanda Merigo, of North Attleborough, Isabella Leonardi, of Plainville, Caitlin Tavares, of Seekonk, and Kiarah Porter and Caroline Aspinwall, of Walpole. SkillsUSA advisors Jane Baldi, Mark Chauvin, Amy DePasquale, and Tara Lane helped to coordinate the drive. SkillsUSA is a national professional organization for career and technical students.

  • Y.O.U., Inc. is a private, non-profit child welfare and behavioral health organization serving troubled and at-risk children, adolescents and families in Worcester County. 
  • The Santa Foundation was established 28 years ago by Franklin residents Bob and Elaine Sullivan. The foundation's goal is to provide gifts for families in need during the holidays. The Santa Foundation also helps families in need throughout the year.

Back Row (From left to right): Caroline Aspinwall, Olivia Ryan, Caitlin Tavares, Shaina Flanagan, and Joe Brown; Front Row: Kiarah Porter, Isabella Leonardi, and Bill Galligan
Back Row (From left to right): Caroline Aspinwall, Olivia Ryan, Caitlin Tavares, Shaina Flanagan, and Joe Brown; Front Row: Kiarah Porter, Isabella Leonardi, and Bill Galligan

Downtown Project Update #20

"Walsh plans to continue working on site as long at the weather cooperates. Today they will be paving all excavated trenches. 

Tomorrow (Wednesday) they will cut down the trees on the Franklin News side of the street. 

the triangle downtown is shrinking to get ready for 2-way traffic in 2016
the triangle downtown is shrinking to get ready for 2-way traffic in 2016

There will be no work on site Thursday. 

Monday they will return and continue electrical conduit work."

Thank You, 

Anthony Tavalone 
(617) 233-0795

This was shared from the Town of Franklin page

Franklin Public Library: Holiday Hours

The Franklin Public Library will be closing at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 24 for Christmas Eve, and will be closed on Friday, December 25 for Christmas Day. 

The library will be open regular hours on Saturday, December 26 and Sunday, December 27.

Franklin Public Library - Holiday hours
Franklin Public Library - Holiday hours

This was shared from the Franklin Library page here

Senator Spilka: Work Begins on the FY2017 Budget

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Dear Friend,
On Wednesday, December 16, I joined my colleagues in the Legislature's Ways and Means Committees for the state's annual consensus revenue hearing.  As this hearing represents the first step in crafting the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, I'd like to take this time to provide a snapshot of where our economy stands now and the factors that our committee will look at as we consider the future.
Strong Recovery
Experts and economists confirm that Massachusetts continues along its steady path of economic recovery, largely due to the resiliency we built into our economy before and during the recession.  At the recession's height, from fiscal year 2009 to fiscal year 2011, Massachusetts, like other states, had to cut billions from its budget.  We were able to cut less and rebuild faster than other states, however, thanks to our fiscal management and reserves.  As a result, Massachusetts is among only 14 states with an AA+ bond rating as of spring 2014.
Stabilization Fund
One of the simplest ways to understand our past preparedness is to examine the Commonwealth's Stabilization Fund, also called the Rainy Day Fund. Before the recession, the Stabilization Fund balance was $2.12B.  To prevent deep cuts to important services in fiscal years 2009 and 2010, withdrawals were made to the Stabilization Fund, leaving it at $670M.  Since then, House Ways and Means Chair Brian Dempsey and I have prioritized rebuilding the fund, resulting in a current balance of $1.25B.
For the second year in a row, Massachusetts has reached nearly pre-recession level in new housing units.  Simultaneously, the Massachusetts Housing Price Index has reached pre-recession highs.  While generally this is regarded as a positive sign of economic recovery, it also points to the high cost of living in the Commonwealth-and why some struggle to attain permanent housing without support.
Massachusetts has an unemployment rate below the national rate-4.6 per cent here versus 5 per cent nationally-and has remained below the national level since before the economic downturn. For those facing unemployment, however, the Commonwealth remains committed to not letting anyone go it alone.  In the fiscal year 2016 budget, we appropriated $2M for the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund to train unemployed and low-wage workers, and we created a new $1.2M Training Resources and Internship Networks (TRAIN) grant program, a partnership with community colleges to specifically target the long-term unemployed and provide them with training and internship opportunities and the chance to fill resume gaps. We continue to work to ensure employment opportunities for all skill levels.
Inextricably tied to economic opportunity is the ability to access a quality education.  I believe that educational supports must start very early, and continuing education should be available for those who wish or need to change careers as adults. A variety of programs in our fiscal year 2016 budget provided for the educational attainment of all age groups. 
We appropriated $12M to reduce the waitlist for childcare services and $18.6M to expand full-day kindergarten programs.  Additionally, we sought to expand not-for-credit vocationally-oriented course offerings by including $1.5M for the Community College Workforce Training Incentive Grant Program.

To help children and families get the mental health services they need so children can focus on learning, I was proud to fully fund all Family Resource Centers, including the important oversight and operations work these programs do.  

We also appropriated $11.5M for the Youth At-Risk Summer Jobs program to better prepare them for a life beyond the school walls.
Lifting All Families
In my first budget as Chair of Senate Ways and Means, I made a commitment to Lift All Families.  Massachusetts has long stood by its commitment to its citizens, resulting in one of the lowest poverty levels in the country.  Since 2005, the Massachusetts poverty rate has been three to four percentage points below the national average. 
Regardless, the costs of essentials such as housing can be high for many families.  In the fiscal year 2016 budget, therefore, we preserved eligibility standards for families seeking Emergency Assistance and funded important support services to divert homeless families and families at risk of homelessness from shelters. We also appropriated $2M for housing and supportive services for unaccompanied homeless youth.  As addiction continues to be a scourge with the power to derail individuals and families, we provided $5M in new funding for over 150 post-detox beds.  

While I am incredibly proud of what we've accomplished in the past, we must always be looking forward.  As we start work on the Senate's fiscal year 2017 budget, I hope to hear from all of you on the values and priorities you wish to have lifted up.  

As always, if you would like additional information or have any concerns or comments, please call my office at (617) 722-1640 or email me at

I wish you and yours a wonderful New Year!

Warm Regards,
Senator Karen E. Spilka
2nd Middlesex and Norfolk 
Office of State Senator Karen E. Spilka
Room 212, State House
Boston, Massachusetts  02133
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FHS wrestling wins, hockey loses in Tuesday's action

The FHS wrestling team topped Canton and the hockey team dropped their game vs. Pope Francis in winter sports action on Tuesday, Dec 22. Thanks to Hockomock Sports for providing the results to share.

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers


Canton, 12 @ Franklin, 59 – Final
– Canton’s two wins came from Brandon Lentol (160) and Nick Matt (285), his sixth win of the year in just his first season of wrestling.

Boys Hockey

Franklin, 0 @ Pope Francis, 4 – Final

For the other results around the Hockomock League on Tuesday

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

FHS Boys Basketball tops OA, Girls Basketball loses to OA

The FHS boys basketball team topped Oliver Ames in a close 50-48 game while the girls basketball team dropped a 58-47 decision to OA. Thanks to Hockomock Sports for providing the information to share here

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

Boys Basketball

Franklin, 50 @ Oliver Ames, 48 – Final 
– Kevin Gill scored a turnaround jumper in the paint off an assist from Sam Harrell with just 0.8 seconds left as Franklin completed a big second half comeback. After being down as much as 14, the Panthers rallied for a big third and fourth quarters. Tim Prunier had a team-high 14 points for Franklin. Tim Kelley had a game-high 15 points for Oliver Ames and Dylan Mahoney added 10.

Girls Basketball

Oliver Ames, 58 @ Franklin, 47 – Final 
– Kayla Raymond had a double-double for the Tigers with 15 points and 10 rebounds and Niyera Mitchell added 14 points to pace the Tigers, who outscored Franklin 24-10 in the fourth quarter after trailing by six with four minutes to go. Francesca Calabraro added 10 points and Sam Bamford has six of OA’s 12 steals. Franklin was led by Lauren Rudolph with 10 points and Aubrie Kutil and Margaux Welsh each had seven.

For the rest of the scores from Monday around the Hockomock League

Free parking clarified by Franklin Police

From the Franklin Downtown Partnership

The Franklin Police have clarified some guidelines about the covered parking meters downtown. 
While parking is free, the 2-hour maximum is still in effect for each space. The police are monitoring the spaces and will ticket violations. Downtown businesses, please pass this information along to all employees.

If you have questions, please contact Lt. Mark Mannochio, or 508-440-2727.
parking meter set up for the holidays
parking meter set up for the holidays

This was shared from the Downtown Partnership

Metacomet Land Trust has a new web presence

The Metacomet Land Trust has a new and updated website.  

"Since 1988 Metacomet has worked with landowners, towns and state agencies to permanently protect land. MLT owns more than 350 acres across our member communities, protects another 162 acres through Conservation Restrictions, and has assisted in the conservation of another 900 acres---land that is now town open space, state parks and forests, and state wildlife management areas. 
Follow us @MetacometLandTr on Twitter 
Metacomet proudly serves the communities of Bellingham, Blackstone, Douglas, Franklin, Mendon, Millbury, Millville, Norfolk, Northbridge, Sutton, Upton, Uxbridge, and Wrentham."
Visit ->

screen grab of the new Metacomet Land Trust webpage
screen grab of the new Metacomet Land Trust webpage

Monday, December 21, 2015

Follow up on crumb rubber by FOX 25 (video)

FOX25 did a piece on the recent letter by three legislators requesting info on the crumb rubber issue.


If you missed the letter, that can be found here

installation of the new turf field at FHS during the summer (field is in full use now)
installation of the new turf field at FHS during the summer (field is in full use now)

Guide to MetroWest

Looking for things to do during the school break that are 'close to home'? Check out the Guide to Metro West just published for 2016.

You can find it here (PDF)

Or here

partial cover image of the MetroWest Guide
partial cover image of the MetroWest Guide

Public Skating Times - Pirelli Arena

Veteran’s Arena, 910 Panther Way, released a schedule of public skating times during school vacation week, Dec. 24 through Jan. 3, 2016.

  • Dec. 24: from 12:30 to 2:20 p.m.
  • Dec. 25: Closed.
  • Dec. 26: from 2:30 to 4:20 p.m.
  • Dec. 27: from 2 to 3:50 p.m.
  • Dec. 28: from 12:30 to 2:20 p.m.
  • Dec. 29: from 12:30 to 2:20 p.m.
  • Dec. 30: from 12:30 to 2:20 p.m.
  • Dec. 31: from 12:30 to 2:20 p.m.
  • Jan. 1: from 12:30 to 2:20 p.m.; and from 8 to 9:50 p.m.
  • Jan. 2: from 2:30 to 4:20 p.m.
  • Jan. 3: from 2 to 3:50 p.m.

Admission costs $5, and rental skates are available for $5 on a first-come, first-served basis. For a list of all the updated daily public skating locations and times, visit

This was shared from the Milford Daily News

Sunday, December 20, 2015

FHS winter sports compete on a busy Saturday

Saturday was busy with  competition in hockey, indoor track and wrestling for the Franklin High School teams. The boys hockey team won, the girls lost. Both the boys and girls indoor track won their meets. In a quad event at FHS, Franklin went 2-1 in wrestling; beating Salem (NH) and Lawrence but dropping the match to St John's Prep. All the details thanks to Hockomock Sports.

Boys Hockey

Franklin, 4 vs. Bridgewater-Raynham, 1 – Final 
– Alec Gilliatt scored twice, including an empty net goal and Jake Downie and Tyler Oakes also scored for the Panthers.
FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

Girls Hockey

Franklin, 3 @ Whitman-Hanson/Silver Lake, 4 – Final


Franklin Quad (Franklin) 
– Franklin went 2-1 on the day. After starting with a 41-25 setback to St. John’s Prep, Franklin picked up wins over Salem (NH) 60-14 and closed the day with a 35-26 win over Lawrence.

Indoor Track - Boys

Franklin, 53 vs. King Philip, 47 – Final 
– In a close battle, Franklin was able to pull out the win. Luke Gordon was first in the 300M (39.29), Jimmy Robbins was first in the 1000M (2:48.60) and Ryan Spelman had the best time of all teams in the 1 Mile at 4:40.49. Other first place finishes were Spelman in the 2 Mile (10:53.41) and Michael Bullen in the long jump (18-06.75). King Philip’s Sean Garrity had the best 55M dash performance off all 12 schools, taking first in 6.85. Ethan Dunne was first in the 600M (1:33.09) and the 55M hurdles (8.45), Paul Macrina in the shot put (42-05.00) and a league best high jump performance from Michael Roby (5-08.00).

Indoor Track - Girls

Franklin, 78 vs. King Philip, 22 – Final 
– A sophomore finished first in three different events to pace the Panthers. First place finishes for Franklin included second year athlete Jessica Kroushl in the 55M dash (7.61), the 300M (league-best 43.14 [Franklin freshman Halle Atkinson was second in the league at 43.16]) and the long jump (15-08.50), Meghan Doherty in the 600M (1:42.75), Brittany Robinson in the 1000M (league-best 3:09.44), Ella Gutkowski in the 1 Mile (5:45.04), Carly Rondeau in the 2 Mile (13:00.91) and Beth Neal in the 55M hurdles (9.72) and the high jump (league-best 4-10.00). King Philip’s Jayla Millender was first in the shot put (28-00.00).

For all the results around the Hockomock League on Saturday

Town Offices closed Dec 24, 25, Schools with half day on the 23rd

The offices for the Town of Franklin will be closed for the holidays, Thursday, Dec 24 and Friday, Dec 25th.

Franklin Municipal Building, 355 East Central St
Franklin Municipal Building, 355 East Central St

In addition the schools close with a half day on Wednesday, Dec 23 and re-open on Monday, January 4, 2016.

Parmenter sign
Parmenter sign

Affordable Housing for 55+ - 37 Grey Wolfe Drive

Franklin, MA

37 Grey Wolfe Drive
Meadowbrook Heights, An Adult 55+ Community

Located on Grey Wolf Drive (off of Longhill Road) in Franklin, MA
Two Bedroom Town Home Priced @ $174,818

Household Income Limits: 1 Person - $ 48,800 2 Person - $ 55,800 3 Person - $ 62,750

At least one household member must be 55 years of age or older at time of submission.
Approx 1,850 s.f. units. Includes air conditioning and one-car garage. 1st Floor: Kitchen,
Dining Room, Family Room, Master Bedroom with Full Bath, Laundry Room and 2nd
Floor: Bedroom, Bathroom and Loft.

Applications and Information available at the Municipal Building, and at Town Administrator’s Page, Affordable Housing. Contact Maxine
(508) 520-4949 or

This was shared from the Town of Franklin webpage

An image for 37 is not available via Google but assuming the development is the same, here is one for 95 Grey Wolfe Dr