Saturday, May 21, 2016

Franklin Senior Center featured in "Our Franklin" video

Deputy Town Administrator Jamie Hellen went to the Franklin TV studios with the key folks from the Senior Center.

"The latest episode of Franklin TV's "Our Franklin" showcases the Franklin Senior Center. Guests include, Director of the Senior Center and Council on Aging Karen Alves, Social Service and Outreach Coordinator Erin Rogers and Health and Wellness Nurse Linda Hastings. These three phenomenal women represent the incredible resource Franklin has for its Senior population, as well as the great staff the town is fortunate to have at its Senior Center."

  • For more information about the Senior Center

  • Check out the monthly newsletter for a great example of the programs and services offered

sign up for the Veterans Breakfast by calling the Senior Center
sign up for the Veterans Breakfast by calling the Senior Center

Library Book Sale at temporary location, 25 Kenwood Circle

The Library is now in it's temporary location while construction takes place but the monthly Library Book Sale still happens today from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM and the Bag Sale on Sunday from 9:00 to Noon.

Construction fencing is around the familiar location on Main St

construction vehicle on the Library grounds
construction vehicle on the Library grounds

The library sign has been updated to point folks to the new temporary location at 25 Kenwood Circle

Library sign points to temporary location at 25 Kenwood Circle
Library sign points to temporary location at 25 Kenwood Circle

Library book sale, Saturday, May 21, 9 to 4

This event was shared from the Library website

FHS baseball and softball posts wins on Friday

Ryan Lanigan, Editor in Chief at Hockomock Sports, provides the write up on the FHS baseball game:
"Over the last seven games, trying to limit Franklin’s offense has arguably been the toughest challenge in the Hockomock League. 
The Panthers have plated 51 runs in their current seven game win streak, an average of over seven per game, and got off to a hot start once again on Friday in a 6-2 win over Foxboro. 
Franklin scored two runs in the top of the first and third innings and added single runs in the fourth and the fifth. Foxboro’s lone strike came in the bottom of the third inning."
Continue reading about the FHS baseball game here

Franklin sophomore Jake Noviello delivers a pitch in the fourth inning against Foxboro. (Ryan Lanigan/
Franklin sophomore Jake Noviello delivers a pitch in the fourth inning
against Foxboro. (Ryan Lanigan/


  • Franklin, 3 vs. Bridgewater-Raynham, 2 

– Final – After Bridgewater-Raynham opened the scoring in the top of the first inning with a run, Franklin replied right away in the bottom half. Allie Shea led off with a single and Clara DeCarlvalho reached on an error. Alexx Niss then smashed a three run home run over the fence in centerfield. Caroline D’Aprile struck out five to get the win for Franklin. DeCarvalho also threw out two runners trying to steal with freshman Tara Hartnett applying the tags.

Girls Tennis

  • Franklin, 2 @ Canton, 3 – Final

For the other results around the Hockomock League on Friday

Summer Sports, Yoga AND Adult Co-ed Chorus

Franklin Public Schools - Lifelong Learning Institute

The Center for Adult Education and Community Learning


Register online now. Just click here  

Beach volleyball is the ideal sport! This summer we are offering volleyball in the great outdoors. All games will be played at King Street Memorial Park at the one sand volleyball court.
All players are responsible for calling their own fouls and managing the game. There will be a volleyball coach/player/coordinator present at every game- facilitating the game. It will be a great inexpensive recreation activity to engage in during the summer months.

Mondays, June 27 to August 15   No class July 4   
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Number of Sessions: 7
Location: King Street Memorial Park
Cost: $60
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Register online now. Just click here 
If you have played competitive volleyball in the past and would like to find something closer to home or get back into it after an absence, then this class is for you!
Two nets are set up each week in a mini-tournament format with changed teams each week. Referees/line judges are used when possible.

Tuesdays, July 5 to August 16
Time: 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Number of Sessions: 7
Location: Franklin High School Gymnasium, 218 Oak Street
Cost: $65

Men's Basketball - Extended into Summer

Register online now. Just click here

Tuesday and Thursday Nights
Men's Basketball is a great way to burn calories and have fun at the same time. So shoot hoops for fun and health!  basketball-shot.jpg

Tuesdays, July 5 to August 9
Thursdays, July 7 to August 11
Time: 7:00 - 10:00pm
Number of Sessions:
Annie Sullivan Middle School Gym
Yoga - Friday Flow on the Common

Register online now. Just click here 

A late afternoon class on Friday with Tranquil Souls Staff that will leave you feeling happy and balanced after your work week and get you ready for your weekend!
Bring your mat and positive energy to the Franklin Town Common on Friday afternoons.  
Fridays, July 8 to August 19
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Number of Sessions: 7
Location: Franklin Town Common
Cost: $50
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Adult Community Chorus 

Register online now. Just click here 

Back by popular demand this Summer, the Adult Chorus is open to all singers, no matter what their past experience. No Auditions. We will learn music such as jazz, musical theater, and contemporary music.all voice types are welcome!

Tuesdays, July 12 to August 16 
Time: 700 - 8:30pm
Number of Sessions: 6
Location: Franklin High School
Cost: $60
The Center for Adult Education and Community Learning

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Tri-County: The TC Insider

May 18, 2016

To the Tri-County Community,

The busiest time of the year is in full swing, the Junior/Senior Prom was a huge success and our students had a great time at Lake Pearl Luciano's. Students are busy signing up for class trips and as I write this, our sophomores are in the second day of Math MCAS exams. Spring sports are completing their regular seasons and the Lacrosse, Softball, and Track teams are looking forward to post-season competitions.

We are busy putting the final touches on the plans for Honors Night, to be held June 1, and Graduation on June 5 . There will be a slight change in our Graduation morning activities, students will have until 9:30 a.m. to arrive for breakfast and will need to be in the auditorium by 10:45 a.m. to get lined up and participate. Traditionally, we had the breakfast at 9:00 a.m. and students needed to be in the auditorium at 10:30 a.m. Senior households will be receiving a mailing shortly that includes instructions detailing all of this, along with tickets for graduation. Some of our earlier correspondence had the traditional times, so we want to make sure everyone has the correct information.

There are more than 130 golfers registered for the fourth annual Tee Off for Tri-County, to be held on June 10 at the Wentworth Hills Country Club in Plainville. Many great raffle prizes have been generously donated to the event, including a jersey autographed by Rob Gronkowski. Raffle tickets for the jersey will be on sale during all lunches from June 1 through June 9. Participants can purchase one ticket for $5 or three for $10. On behalf of the Golf Committee, I want to thank all of our golfers and sponsors for their continued support of student activities here at Tri-County.

Happy Spring,
Mr. Procaccini

Upcoming Events

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Sunday, June 5, 12 p.m.

Friday, June 10

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In the News: senior living facility investigated, distinguished young women

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin

"A senior-living facility on King Street is under investigation and has had a certification suspended by the state Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA). 
The facility, the Estate at Franklin, is still operational, but had its Assisted Living Certification status suspended by the state office on Feb. 5. 
According to the facility’s website, it serves assisted living and memory care patients. 
According to EOEA officials, the suspension is currently in effect, which prohibits the facility from admitting any new residents."

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the sign for the Estate at Franklin during their construction period
the sign for the Estate at Franklin during their construction period

"The Greater Franklin Distinguished Young Women Class of 2017 will present its performance showcase at 6 p.m. May 21 at Dean College Auditorium, 99 Main St. 
Dean College awards a full one-year scholarship to the program. Tickets cost $18 for adults and $12 for students, children and senior citizens. 
Tickets can be purchased through the candidates or at For information:"

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MBTA: Franklin Line schedule change effective Monday, May 23

New Commuter Rail schedules become effective on Monday, May 23rd. To view updated schedules, go to

Please note that there will be no schedule changes for the Greenbush, Kingston/Plymouth, and Middleborough/Lakeville Lines.

new Franklin LIne schedule effective May 23 was handed out at South Station this week
new Franklin LIne schedule effective May 23 was handed out at South Station this week

Paper copies of the schedules are now available in the Boston-based stations (North Station, South Station, and Back Bay).

For all T-Alert subscribers, please know that your subscriptions may change as a result of the new schedules. To ensure you continue to receive the alerts that matter to you most, please visit and check or update your subscriptions.

For those who utilize the MBTA Commuter Rail application, please make sure to update the schedule in your application prior to travel on Monday. When opening the application, a prompt will appear stating that a new Commuter Rail schedule is available. Please check the update button to ensure that the new schedules have been updated in your application.

Last updated: May 18 2016 01:22 PM

The Franklin Line schedule can be found here

Friday, May 20, 2016

Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA Area: FRI 5/20/16 - THU 5/26/16

FRIDAY 5/20/16
6:30pm   Art Night Uncorked at the Franklin Art Center
7pm   Evening of Hypnosis and Comedy at Dean College Campus (Guidrey Center) - benefit for Relay For Life

SATURDAY 5/21/16
8am-11am   FDP’s Beautification Day - volunteers needed, contact Eileen Mason at
8am-12pm   Franklin Garden Club: Planting and mulching the Town Common, volunteers wanted, contact Eileen Mason at
9am-3pm   Library Book Sale at 25 Kenwood Circle
9-10am   School Committee Coffee Hour at the Franklin Cable Access TV
9am-2pm   Paramenter School Car Wash and Clothing Drive
12-4pm   Open House at Clarion Horse Farm at 444 Lincoln Street
4pm   FSPA’s Annual Spring Concert at the FHS
7pm   FSPA’s Annual Spring Concert at the FHS

SUNDAY 5/22/16
8am-2pm   HMEA’s 15th Annual IcredABLE 5K Walk, Run and all day fun at 50 Constitution Blvd.
9am-12pm   Library Bag Sale at 25 Kenwood Circle
1pm   FSPA’s Annual Spring Concert at the FHS
2-5pm   Drink Pink for Cure! at Pour Richard’s
4pm   FSPA’s Annual Spring Concert at the FHS

TUESDAY 5/24/16
1:30pm   Knitting Circle for Adults at Franklin Public Library (25 Kenwood Circle)

THURSDAY 5/26/16
8:30-9:30am   Rep. Roy Office Hours at the Franklin Senior Center
5-9pm   SAFE Coalition’s Substance Abuse Drop In Center at St. John’s Episcopal Church (237 Pleasant Street)
6:30pm   Genealogy Club Monthly Meeting at Franklin Historical Museum

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

MassBudget: Tuesday's Senate Ways and Means budget explained ...

Analyzing the Senate Ways and Means budget proposal

MassBudget  Information.
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In making its budget proposal on Tuesday, the Senate Ways and Means Committee identified a long term goal: "investments to build resilient children, families, and communities." That theme can be seen clearly in many of the budget recommendations, but the lack of revenue with which to make such investments means that the actual progress towards those goals in this budget is very modest.

MassBudget's new Budget Monitor examines the Senate Ways and Means recommendations in specific areas across the budget.  We provide comparisons to proposals from the Governor and the House and the context of historic spending levels. Among the highlights:

  • Increased funding for Chapter 70 state aid for local schools and for public higher education. The SWM committee recommends significantly more than the Governor and House proposed in those areas, but it also introduces a new cut: reducing kindergarten grants by almost 90 percent.
  • Several reforms to improve the coordination and delivery of services in several areas, including a shared application "portal" for MassHealth, child care support, and SNAP benefits, which could simplify the application process for families and streamline the administrative process for the state.
  • The proposal largely follows the Governor's and House's proposals by relying on temporary revenue and savings to balance the budget, though less than in recent years. It is troubling that this far into an economic recovery the state continues to balance the budget with temporary solutions and remains unable to deposit into the stabilization fund the full amount called for by existing law.
To read the new Budget Monitor, click (here).

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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