9am-3pm Book Sale @ Franklin Public Library
9am-12pm Bag Sale @ Franklin Public Library (fill up a bag for only $5)
|Library Book Sale weekend|
|bottle and can drive at the FHS parking lot to benefit the FHS All Night Party|
|screen grab of Gov Baker Executive Order on Climate Change|
– Franklin put up a pair of goals to go into halftime with a 2-0 lead but Oliver Ames came storming back in the second half. Brayden Downing opened the scoring off an assist from Cassie Ronan and Maddie Hinckley netted her first goal off a feed from Kayla Marshall to give the Panthers a 2-0 lead. Dimitra Efremidis brought OA back within one eight minutes into the second half and Kendall Clifford scored off a corner to tie the game. Dana Lewandowski put the Panthers back ahead midway through the second half off an assist from Maeve Ledwith but OA had an answer again. Liz Nuss scored on a breakaway with just over eight minutes to play to tie the game. Christina Lucini had four saves in net for Franklin while Katie Vamosi had a strong day in the cage for OA.
|Milford senior Blake Hill (42) rushed for 179 yards and three touchdowns to help the Hawks end a long losing streak against Franklin. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)|
1st Quarter: No scoring.https://hockomocksports.smugmug.com/20162017/Fall-2016/Milford-Franklin-Football-9-16/
2nd Quarter: (M) Blake Hill 13-yard rush, Sean Lehane XP good; (F) Jake Noviello 9-yard pass to Kinley Baird, K. Baird XP good.
3rd Quarter: (M) B. Hill 31-yard rush, S. Lehane XP good; (M) Asong Aminmentse 1-yard rush, S. Lehane XP good.
4th Quarter: (M) Matt Curran 11-yard pass to Tyler Joyce, S. Lehane XP good; (M) B. Hill 14-yard rush, S. Lehane XP good.
"The Fire Department fought two fires on the same street Friday afternoon - one at a home and another at a compost pile.
Both took place on Beaver Street - the house fire at 73 Beaver St., the compost fire at the town recycling center at 455 Beaver St.
According to Fire Chief Gary McCarraher, the house fire was reported around 4 p.m. He said three adults and a child were in the home then, and that all three were got out safely. The fire, he said, was under control by 4:37 p.m."
"While more than 10 percent of eastern Massachusetts residents struggle to put food on the table, Greater Boston Food Bank President and CEO Catherine D’Amato characterizes hunger as a largely invisible problem.
She hopes a new awareness campaign will help bring hunger out of the shadows. The Greater Boston Food Bank, which provides food for more than 550 member agencies in 190 communities, is participating in the national Hunger Action Month this September. D’Amato recently discussed the campaign with Wicked Local and shared her thoughts on hunger in Massachusetts."
|The Franklin Food Pantry is a proud member agency of the Greater Boston Food Bank|
"It had been a long time—20 years, in fact—since the Milford football team had beaten rival Franklin. While they have only been in the same league for five years, the Panthers had been a pain in the Scarlet Hawks’ side for two decades. That includes last year when the Panthers overcame a 14-point, second-half deficit to upend Milford in the final minute.
This time, though, the Scarlet Hawks simply refused to lose. Although the Panthers manufactured a game-tying drive to even the score in the final seconds of the first half, Milford utilized its dominant running game to ultimately pull away with a 35-7 victory over visiting Franklin."
– Miranda Smith scored just seven minutes in from an Ellie Teixeira assist. It was her third goal in the last two games and it turned out to be the game winner for the Panthers.
– Jason Collins carded a round of 39 to lead the Panthers to the win. King Philip’s Sebastian Ladoulis was the match medalist, shooting 37.
"The school district is considering ways to improve its communication with the community and solicit feedback on school activities.
The School Committee discussed the effort at its meeting this week.
Committee member Denise Schultz said the community relations subcommittee will continue its series of "coffee hours" with the public.
"It's wonderful to see some of the work already done at the coffees show up in the school improvement plans," she said."
"In an effort to better inform the public and government officials about the Open Meeting Law and its requirements, Attorney General Maura Healey’s office will hold a free training on the law from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Mendon Board of Selectmen’s Room, Upper Meeting Room, 20 Main St.
State, local, regional and county public bodies are required to comply.
The AG’s office will also hold three other regional educational forums in Brockton, Watertown and Agawam this fall.
The open meeting law training sessions will be conducted by attorneys from Healey’s Division of Open Government, are open to the public and are being offered free of charge.
"Dean College, a private, residential college located in Franklin, ranked 19th in the U.S. News & World Report for the Best Regional Colleges, north category. Additionally, Dean placed ninth in its category for Best Value Schools.
This is the sixth consecutive year that Dean College has received the honor, and the highest ranking in the college’s history.
U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform, publisher of news and information. The U.S. News ranking system for the Best Regional Colleges rests on two pillars. The formula uses quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality, and it is based on research of graduation rate performance, academic reputation and financial selectivity, among others."
"The 36th Annual Cracker-Barrel Fair opens Friday, September 16. The fair will feature music, rides, exhibits and games.
Friday local bands performing include Stepping Stone and Elastic Five.
Saturday, the bandstand will welcome Southeastern MA Community Concert Band and the Hitmen.
Sunday, Showcase Dance Production of Wrentham will hold a performance followed by The Reminisants.
Throughout the weekend there will hayrides pulled by an antique tractor and opportunities to enjoy a variety of food booths. The 4-H club will having various agricultural exhibits. Local artisans will be display their work and magicians, animal shows, jugglers and face painters will provide additional entertainment."
"The latest data from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows rapid worsening of the extreme drought in Massachusetts as another week of above average temperatures and very little rain added to the months-long crisis affecting farmers and water supply managers.
Data released this morning showed 52.13 percent of the state is considered to be in extreme drought. Last week that figure stood at at 22.67 percent. That means the area of the state now in extreme drought increased by 130% in just one week. Extreme drought is the second highest stage of drought issued by the drought monitor. At least 89.95 percent of the state is in at least severe drought, up from 77.38 percent last week."
|Uncas Brook is a 'small' but important water way here in Franklin|
"When it comes to campaign cash, proponents of each of the four Massachusetts ballot questions hold a sizeable advantage over their opposition.
Recent campaign finance filings to the state provide a look into where each ballot committee is drawing its monetary support."
|Franklin Senior Center|
|Electric Youth performing at the 2016 Franklin Cultural Festival|
– Farley Asmath scored both goals for the Panthers, with both coming in the second half. Asmath’s first strike in the 56th minute came off an assist from Hatim Brahimi. Asmath then earned a penalty in the final minutes and converted in the 78th minute for his second goal. Fred Beckmann earned the shutout in net.
– Erin Skidmore led the Panthers with 11 kills and added three aces. Lauren McGrath had nine aces and 15 assists for Franklin, while Meaghan Maguire chipped in with seven kills and a block.
– Caroline Lounsbury scored the opening goal with 17:55 left in the first half off an assist by Cassi Ronan and it turned out to be the game-winner for Franklin. Brayden Downing scored two minutes later on an assist from Annie Walsh and then Walsh made it 3-0 early in the second half off an assist by Maeve Ledwith. Christina Lucini earned the shutout in goal with three saves.
– The Panthers got an even par 35 from captain Bryan Woelfel and a 40 from Eric Civetti. Attleboro was led by Corey McKenna, who shot a 42.
The high school equivalency test (HiSET) preparation classes are for adults who wish to study high school level science, social studies, mathematical reasoning, and reasoning through language arts in order to prepare for the HiSET exam and to qualify for a high school equivalency certificate issued by the State of Massachusetts.
|HiSET (formerly GED) Test Preparation|
"The Support for Addicts and Families through Empowerment (SAFE) coalition is engaging in strategic planning as the anti-substance-abuse group enters its second year.
President James Derick said the coalition has been holding planning sessions over the past several months, looking to set goals for the coming six months, year and three years.
"We've learned a lot," he said. "The first thing is that the community really needs help, and I think we've had some real success in that area."
"Temple Etz Chaim will invite the community to join for S’lichot at 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the temple building, 900 Washington St., Franklin.
The group will view the Oscar-nominated film “Footnote,” the story of a father and son, both Talmudic scholars. One is beloved and respected; the other is unpopular and ignored. Attendees will see what happens when one receives the honor the other has so desperately sought.
Participants can watch the movie and join the discussion. For information: 508-528-5337."
"High school officials discussed steps to improve - including a focus on social and emotional learning and the building's culture - at a School Committee meeting this week.
The presentation, given by new Principal Paul Peri and Deputy Principal William Klements, was part of an overall discussion on school and district improvement plans at the Tuesday night session. The two said the school's plan had several areas in which to grow - social and emotional learning; building climate and culture; and communication were discussed.
According to Klements, the school would be addressing social and emotional well-being through several avenues. He said personnel were collaborating with the district's School Wellness Advisory Council to look at mental health, physical activity and nutrition."
|FHS Deputy Principal William Klements and Principal Paul Peri present to the School Committee|
"This is our first year trying the Patriots Pen (grades 6-8). We've done the Voice of Democracy for several years. Our post winners are honored at our annual dinner in March, Rep. Roy is usually in attendance and sits with the winners and their family. They are presented with a small cash prize, a certificate signed by the Speaker of the Mass House, and a certificate from the Post.
Post winners advance to the district competition (Franklin Post 3402 is a part of Norfolk District 5, which covers Norfolk county VFW Posts). District winners advance to the state level competition. And the state winner goes to nationals in D.C.
|VFW's Patriot's Pen essay contest|
"The School Committee has moved forward with its superintendent search, selecting the ECRA Group to conduct the process.
The committee at its meeting Tuesday night heard from the Massachusetts Associations of School Committees, the last of three groups it had considered, then made its decision. It had previously interviewed the New England School Development Council (NESDEC) and ECRA - part of the executive search firm Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates - at its Aug. 23 meeting.
James Hardy of the MASC noted that his group was a non-profit organization intended to provide committees with resources and advocacy. Hardy told the committee that a lot of the work in a superintendent search comes in the front end; a district must decide what skills it wants in a candidate before it can start seeking applicants.
"That's why we spend so much time and effort at the very beginning of the process," he said."
|James Hardy from MASC presenting to the School Committee on Wednesday|