Saturday, April 8, 2017

"Resubmission requires that a majority of the Council present at a Town Council meeting approve the resubmittal"



WHEREAS, the Franklin Town Council failed to pass Zoning Bylaw Amendment
16-775 at its second reading on January 18, 2017, and

WHEREAS, the proposed bylaw amendment’s sponsor desires to resubmit it to
the Town Council, and

WHEREAS, Franklin Town Council Procedures Manual, Section VIII,
Resubmission requires that a majority of the Council present at a Town Council meeting approve the resubmittal,

NOW THEREFORE, the Franklin Town Council, hereby approves the resubmittal
of Zoning Bylaw Amendment 16-775 for consideration and action, pursuant to the provisions of G.L. Chapter 40A, Section 5, applicable to the reconsideration within two years of a proposed zoning bylaw amendment which has been unfavorably acted upon.

This Resolution shall become effective according to the rules and regulations of
the Town of Franklin Home Rule Charter.

The PDF of this agenda item can be found on the official Town of Franklin page

Voices of Franklin: Sarah Mabardy on the proposal for Summer St rezoning

Dear Town Council,

As a Franklin resident, I am reaching out to express my opposition to the proposed zoning changes for the Summer Street property. While I appreciate a private land owner's desire to maximize personal gain from privately owned land, it is my opinion that the Franklin Town Council and Planning Board should not be complicit in making opportunistic changes that directly contradict the Franklin Master Plan and compromise Franklin's finite resources and infrastructure.

As outlined in Jeff Nutting's letter to council in October 2016 in response to this very subject, there are over 800+ units proposed in Franklin in the not so distant future. Administrator Nutting asks "Does the Town Council want to maintain the zoning plan adopted in the Master Plan or make changes to the plan?" I would amend this question to ask 'Does the Town Council represent the residents of Franklin in their desire to maintain the zoning plan adopted in the Master Plan or make changes to the plan?'

Please take this opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to serving the entire Franklin community in your role as an elected Town Councilor.

Thank you sincerely for your service and for your commitment to our city.

Sarah Mabardy

The Jeff Nutting letter referred to:

Sarah's letter was shared from Facebook with her permission

The recap of the Residential 7 zoning was covered in a 5 part Special Series published earlier this year

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Cook's Farm is being built  on RT 140 as the first Residential VII development in Franklin
Cook's Farm is being built  on RT 140 as the first Residential VII development in Franklin

FHS Mahon, Peterson, Samuels recognized with HockomockSports Boys Basketball Awards

Hockomock Sports .Com has published their Boys Basketball Awards for the 2016-2017 season. The FHS student athletes recognized as listed here. Follow the link at the end of this for all the awards.

HockomockSports Boys Basketball 1st Team (HockomockSports photo)
HockomockSports Boys Basketball 1st Team (HockomockSports photo)

1st Team

Paul Mahon – Franklin – Guard

Franklin junior Paul Mahon emerged as one of the top guards in the league with strong all around play for the Panthers this season. Mahon helped the Panthers to a second place finish in the division and then was a key piece in the Panthers’ run to the state title game. He averaged 11.1 points per game, 3.5 assists, 2.5 steals and shot an impressive 40% from the three-point line. “Paul is the most unselfish player I have ever coached and set the tone and expectations for our team with his leadership throughout the year,” said head coach CJ Neely.

HockomockSports Boys Basketball 2nd Team (HockomockSports photo)
HockomockSports Boys Basketball 2nd Team (HockomockSports photo)

2nd Team

Connor Peterson – Franklin – Forward

Franklin junior Connor Peterson played a key role for the Panthers this season. Peterson helped Franklin on both ends of the floor during the Panthers’ run to the state title game. He averaged 11.2 points per game and hauled in 5.6 boards per game. His size gave the Panthers a big advantage on the defensive end of the court as well, often altering many shots. “Connor was a solid force on the interior for us all year long and was able to impact the game on both ends of the floor,” said Franklin head coach CJ Neely.

HockomockSports Boys Basketball All Underclassman Team (HockomockSports photo)
HockomockSports Boys Basketball All Underclassman Team (HockomockSports photo)

All Uuderclassman Team

Jalen Samuels, Franklin 

Samuels did it all during the season for the Panthers. He averaged 8.7 points per game along with 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2 steals and one block a game. He seemed to insert himself more and more as the season went along.

DelCarte - herbicide treatments scheduled for 2017 and 2018

During 2017 and 2018, herbicide treatments will be applied to the DelCarte Ponds as part of the restoration and preservation of this important recreation area. The treatments are designed to eliminate the invasive plant species which are proliferating rapidly and threaten to completely “take over” the waterbodies unless action is taken to stop their spread.

The time frame for this work is as follows:

  • Prepare and File MA DEP License to Apply Chemicals Permit - APRIL
  • Pre-Treatment Survey – MAY
  • Variable Milfoil Treatment – EARLY JUNE
  • Initial Water Chestnut Treatment – EARLY JUNE
  • Interim Survey – LATE JUNE
  • Follow-Up Water Chestnut Treatment – EARLY JULY
  • Final Post-Treatment Survey – AUGUST/SEPTEMBER
  • Year-End Report – NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

Signs will be posted at the ponds concerning this work it is important to bear in mind that ON THE DAY OF THE TREATMENTS, USE OF THE PONDS WILL BE RESTRICTED.

Any questions on this project should be directed to the Conservation office at 508-520-4929.

invasive species in the water at DelCarte
invasive species in the water at DelCarte
The ecological study performed to show the need for these herbicide treatments can be found here

The reminder on the treatments was shared from the Town of Franklin page

Anglican Church of the Redeemer - Easter Services

Father Dan Sylvia and all the people of Redeemer invite you to come and worship with us on Sundays at 10 a.m. Children’s Church is offered most Sundays during the service. We especially invite you to join us on Easter Sunday on April 16 at 10 a.m. and Good Friday, April 14 at noon or 7 p.m. for a candlelight service. Anglican Church of the Redeemer is located at Moseley Mill, 31 Hayward Street in Franklin, MA. A time of fellowship and refreshments follow the service.

We seek to be a faithful Christian community where the joy of knowing Jesus spills out into our families, our relationships with others where we live, work and go to school. Worship, Sunday school, small groups, opportunities for prayer and community service are offered for all. You don’t have to be a believing Christian; if you are a “seeker,” please come and seek God with us. There is ample parking and the church is accessible to all. 

The Church of the Redeemer is a parish of the Anglican Diocese in New England of the Anglican Church in North America.

Questions? You can us at 508-346-3423, email or on the web at

Anglican Church of the Redeemer is located at Moseley Mill, 31 Hayward Street in Franklin, MA
Anglican Church of the Redeemer is located at Moseley Mill, 31 Hayward Street in Franklin, MA

Livingston Taylor - April 22 with Chelsea Berry

We are sending this email earlier than usual because we expect this show to sell-out. Order now and you will not be disappointed.

Livingston Taylor with Chelsea Berry April 22
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Livingston Taylor 
with Chelsea Berry
April 22nd 8PM $35

Well known singer/songwriter Livingston Taylor will make his Circle of Friends Coffeehouse debut on Saturday, April 22nd. He recorded his first record at the age of 18 and has continued to create well crafted, introspective, and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide.  Wednesday, January 18, 2017 was declared "Livingston Taylor Day" by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker in celebration of Livingston's 50th year of making music.   His musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire, and he is equally at home with a range of musical genres—folk, pop, gospel, jazz—and from upbeat storytelling to touching ballads. He has toured with major artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett, and Jethro Tull, and he continues to maintain a busy concert schedule.
Longtime collaborator Chelsea Berry, a former student of Mr. Taylor's at Berklee, will open the  show and join him as a guest during his set. Ms. Berry is a Boston-based musician known for her powerful voice and commanding stage presence.
The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse is a non-profit organization affiliated with Franklin's First Universalist Society. Concerts are presented in a smoke free and alcohol free environment at the Society's handicapped accessible Meetinghouse, 262 Chestnut St. in Franklin, and begin at 8:00 PM; doors open at 7:30 PM. Beverages and gourmet desserts will be available. Admission is $35. Please call (508)528-2541 or visit to purchase tickets or for more information. 
Upcoming Shows
May 6       Catie Curtis "final outing" tour with Rachael Kilgour

Circle of Friends Coffeehouse · First Universalist Society · 262 Chestnut St · Franklin, MA 02038 · USA

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In the News: maybe no party on the 4th; proactively offering drug a consideration

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Unless organizers find someone new to take the reins, it’s possible the local Independence Day celebration will not take place this year. 
The Franklin Fourth of July Coalition co-chairmen - Warren Revell and Mike Kelly - announced their retirement from the effort this year. The lack of volunteers, rather than money, is the problem, Revell said Friday. 
Revell said the group has been trying to find new people to continue the event, but years of searching have borne little fruit. 
“I’ve been trying to get help for 10 years,” he said. “Everybody wants (the festivities), but no one wants to do anything about it.”

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"Pharmacies should proactively offer the overdose-reversing drug naloxone to help put it in the hands of people at risk of abusing opioids, according to a recent Boston Medical Center study. 
The study, which was published last month in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, found that while naloxone is available without a prescription at Massachusetts pharmacies, patients and their loved ones are reluctant to ask for it due to the stigma that surrounds addiction. Additionally, pharmacists may be reluctant to bring up the subject out of fear of offending patients. 
The Boston Medical Center researchers worked with focus groups of people taking prescription opioids for chronic pain management, recovering addicts, family members of addicts and pharmacists. 
“The idea of universally offering it was attractive to all the groups,” said epidemiologist Traci Green, the study’s lead author and associate director of the Injury Prevention Center at Boston Medical Center. “This makes it a less-stigmatizing interaction at the pharmacy.”

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Make Change for Change FUNDrive - May 13

The Make Change for Change FUNDrive is May 13th. By donating gently-used clothing, shoes, accessories, book, linens, and small household items (no furniture), you can help raise funds to help erase homelessness in MA.

Help us reach our $2,000 goal – Make Change for Change will get paid for every pound of goods donated!

Donate goods now – and get in on the competition

Don't wait until the last day of the Drive to gather up your goods. You can drop off goods at The Sugar Shoppe. We can arrange to pick-up and store any donations you collect prior to the May 13th. Simply email Amy Gilman or contact her at 857-363-8935.

Make your pledge at:

Volunteers needed!

Want to join in on the FUNDrive Day fun? Spend a couple of hours volunteering with us on May 13th. We need help between 10am and 2pm. Check out our online sign-up at

Let's get together and stuff that truck!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA Area: FRI 4/7/17 - THU 4/13/17

FRIDAY 4/7/17
10:30am   Knitting Circle for Adults @ Franklin Public Library
7pm   Once On This Island @ FHS
8pm   The Fat City Band @ The Black Box

9am-2pm   Electronic Recycling at Charter School parking lot
10-1pm   Franklin Historical Museum Open
11:30am   4th Annual Dean Dash 5K @ Dean College
4-7pm   Beer Extravaganza: Spring Fling! @ Pour Richard's
4-10pm   3rd Annual Scavenger Hunt to benefit PMC Franklin Kids Ride @ Adirondack Club
7pm   Franklin SEPAC: Comedy Night Fundraiser @ CBS Scene, Patriot Place
7pm   Night Out to support Franklin Softball @ Coachmen’s Lodge
7pm   Once On This Island @ FHS
7:30pm   Celtic Concert - Burning Bridget Cleary @ OCC, Wrentham MA

SUNDAY 4/9/17
7:30-10:30am   Sunday Morning Breakfast @ Franklin Rod and Gun Club
11am-3pm   Celebrate Spring! @ Daddario Hardware
11am-3pm   Soil Testing by the URI Master Gardeners @ Franklin Agway
1-4pm   Franklin Historical Museum Open
1:15-2:45pm   Trip Down Franklin's Memory Lane (second in series) @ Franklin Historical Museum
2-3pm   Celebrating Ireland in Story and Song @ Franklin Public Library

MONDAY 4/10/17
4pm   WordPlay @ Franklin Public Library
7-8:30pm   Learn To Cope Franklin Chapter Meeting @ FUSF

TUESDAY 4/11/17
1pm   Franklin Downtown Partnership: Networking Luncheon @ Dean College
5-8pm   Annual STEAM Night for families @ Remington MS
7pm   Yankee Quilters Guild Meeting (open to public), speaker Debbie Wendt: Binding Ideas @ St. John’s Episcopal Church
7pm   Spring Jazz Night @ FHS
7:30pm   Franklin and Bellingham Rail Trail Committee Meeting (open to public) @ Franklin YMCA

5pm   Lego Club @ Franklin Public Library
6pm   FEF’s Trivia Bee @ Horace Mann MS
6:30pm   Teen Advisory Board Meeting @ Franklin Public Library
7:30pm   Franklin Newcomers and Friends Meeting @ 3 Restaurant

THURSDAY 4/13/17
9-10am   Rep Roy Open Office Hours @ Franklin Senior Center
2:15-7pm   Cut-a-thon and Style-a-thone @ Tri-County RVTHS
3pm   Cupcake Wars! @ Franklin Public Library
4pm   Family Coloring Book Club @ Franklin Public Library
5-8pm   Franklin Historical Museum Open
5:30-7:30pm   Night of Arts @ FHS
6:30pm   Franklin Odd Fellows Speaker’s Forum Series Public Talk (identity theft, scam and fraud prevention…) @ Franklin Public Library
7pm   Franklin Wine Club Event: Wines from Abruzzo in Central Italy @ Franklin Liquors
7-8pm   Healing Hearts Community Support Group @ Franklin YMCA
7:30pm   Stony Brook Camera Club @ Anglican Church of the Redeemer (31 Hayward St)

For the Town of Franklin Public Calendar click HERE.

For all other events and Franklin happenings click HERE.

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

“We’ve haven’t hired new staff for the DPW in 20 years"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The Finance Committee voted this week to recommend a $120 million operating budget to the Town Council, which will take up the matter next month. 
Deputy Town Administrator Jamie Hellen said the committee made its decision after hosting three hearings on the budget. 
“The Finance Committee split up the operating budget of the town, and had all the departments come in, one by one,” he said. 
Hellen said the budget figure represented about a 2.5 percent increase from last year’s $116 million figure. The number, he noted, includes the water, sewer and solid waste disposal enterprise funds as well as the school budget."

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My live reporting on the two budget hearings this week can be found in the links below. No budget documents are available at this time. Per Susan Gagner, she was waiting to produce those after the large 'budget book' was reviewed by the Finance Committee. The docs are expected to be available in the next week or so.

new greenery to maintain downtown
new greenery to maintain downtown

FPAC to present Arthur Miller's The Crucible

Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, the classic American drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. Set in 1692, the story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. 

The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie, and it is there that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others. 
FPAC To Present Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
FPAC To Present Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
While set against the backdrop of the Salem Witch Trials, Miller’s masterful drama is an allegory of the McCarthy-era witch-hunts of the 1950s. The Crucible is a timeless work with a universal message about the power of false accusations, mass hysteria, fear, and intolerance.

FPAC presents The Crucible as part of the company’s 26th season. The production is sponsored by NETA Cares. Tickets are $24, with general admission seating. For tickets and more information, visit or call (508) 528-3370. 

Franklin Police: Media Release - Stewart Street Update

As a result of an investigation which started on 3/15/2017 at 84 Stewart Street the Franklin Police Department has submitted a complaint to the Wrentham District Court. A criminal summons has issued against Paul D. Therieau, resident of that address for the following violations of Massachusetts General Law:

  • 94C/32A/E; Manufacturing of a Class B drug, methamphetamine
  • 94C/32A/G; Possession with intent to distribute a Class B drug, methamphetamine
  • 94C/32A/G; Possession with intent to manufacture a Class B drug, methamphetamine
  • 274/6; Attempt to manufacture a Class B drug, PCP
  • 274/6; Attempt to manufacture a Class A drug, GHB
  • 274/6; Attempt to manufacture a Class B drug, MDMA
  • 274/6; Attempt to manufacture a Class B drug, Barbiturates
  • 94C/32/C; Possession of a Class B drug, Phenyl 2 Propanone (P2P)
At this time an investigation is still ongoing, and additional charges may result after findings from laboratory testing. The Franklin Police Department would like to thank our partners at the Franklin Fire Department, Massachusetts State Police, and the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Clandestine Laboratory for their assistance with this investigation.

The information contained in this press release does not imply listed individuals have been convicted in a court of valid jurisdiction of the crimes for which they were charged or arrested. All individuals are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty by a court with proper jurisdiction over the matter(s) for which they were charged or arrested.

You can also find this information on the Town of Franklin webpage

Ali Brigham - Girls Basketball Underclassman of the Year

Girls Basketball Underclassman of the Year
Girls Basketball Underclassman of the Year

"Franklin sophomore center Ali Brigham has been named the 2017 Girls Basketball Underclassman of the Year; the fifth season that this award has been given out to the top freshman or sophomore in the league. Brigham is the first Franklin player, first center, and the first freshman to earn this award. 
Over the course of her freshman season, Brigham was an imposing figure in the paint for the Panthers on both ends of the court. She scored 236 points, while pulling down 237 rebounds and blocking 56 shots for a young Panthers team that bounced back from an 0-6 start to come within one win of reaching the state tournament. 
“Franklin had a lot of turnover in its roster and took a little while to get going, but with Ali in the middle there was a foundation on which to build,” said Managing Editor Josh Perry. “Ali’s footwork on the block and her touch on the offensive side of the floor is rare for such a young post player."
Continue reading the article and review all the Girls Basketball Awards Second Team - Girls Basketball Second Team - Girls Basketball

Ali Brigham – Franklin – Center

Franklin freshman center Ali Brigham made an impressive impact in her first season with the Panthers and became one of the top post players in the league during her rookie campaign. The Underclassman of the Year (see below) scored 236 points, pulled down 237 rebounds, and had 56 blocks, helping a young Franklin team bounce back from an 0-6 start to get within one win of making the tournament. Franklin coach John Leighton said, “Ali came in and made an immediate impact as a freshman. She led us in most defensive statistics and her ability to block shots and rebound really limited what opponents could do.”

Tri-County RVTHS Students Win Massachusetts NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

Three Tri-County RVTHS Seniors, Adriana Oliveira of Seekonk; Cara Wolfe of Attleboro; and Ashley O'Handley of Plainville, have received the Massachusetts NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. The award, sponsored by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), Bank of America, BATEC, Microsoft, Science Club for Girls, UMass School of Computer Science and Wellesley College, recognizes young high school women for their computing-related achievements and interests as part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology. All three Tri-County students plan to continue their education pursuing various degrees in Computer Science.

A total of 32 award-winners were selected from high schools across Massachusetts for their outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology and computing, solid leadership ability, good academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. Each award-winner received two engraved awards, one for the student and one for her school’s trophy case.

“Encouraging young women’s interest in technology careers is critical: our workforce needs their creativity and their innovation,” said Lucy Sanders, CEO and Co-founder of NCWIT.
Tri-County RVTHS Students Win Massachusetts NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing
Tri-County RVTHS Students Win Massachusetts
NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

“Tri-County is proud that three of our students who received this prestigious award,” said Superintendent Stephen Dockray. “Tri-County continues to offer Computer Information Systems as a part of its curriculum, recognizing its value to students’ future success.”

The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) works to correct the imbalance of gender diversity in technology and computing because gender diversity positively correlates with a larger workforce, better innovation, and increased business performance. Increasing the number of women in technology and computing also has the potential to improve the design of products and services to better serve a more diverse population, and increase economic and social well-being by providing more women with stable and lucrative careers. Find out more at

Tri-County RVTHS, located at 147 Pond Street in Franklin, is a recipient of the High Schools That Work Gold Achievement Award and serves the communities of Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleborough, Plainville, Seekonk, Sherborn, Walpole, and Wrentham.

FHS Softball - Hockomock League Preview

The FHS softball preview is provided by Hockomock Sports .com

2016 Record: 12-112016 Finish: Reached Div. 1 South Preliminary RoundCoach: Kate Fallon

"Once the rains go away for a few days, Franklin will be able to open its new field and make official its move back to the high school after a couple seasons playing at Dean College. The Panthers are excited about the new facility and about the team’s potential for success this spring with seven returning starters from last year.

Leading the way is third baseman, and four-year starter, Olivia DiGiacomo, who has been a mainstay at the hot corner and provides leadership for the infield. To her left is shortstop Alyssa DaSilva, a three-year starter with two years of experience at short. Sophomore Allie Shea is back at first base and senior Clara DeCarvalho is back behind the plate and poised for a “breakout season,” according to head coach Kate Fallon. The outfield is also filled with veterans, including seniors Rachel Cousineau in left and Olivia Haba in center.

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers
The seventh starter is senior Alex Niss, who started as a pinch hitter last season before taking over the DP role and turning into one of the top power hitters in the Hockomock League. The Panthers should be solid defensively and at the plate and Fallon is hoping that sophomore pitchers Jackie Cherry (who carried a shutout into the seventh in the season opening loss to North Attleboro) and Emily Valentino can make an instant impact in the circle.

“Win 11 games and make the tournament again,” said Fallon when asked about the expectations for the team this season. “I expect the seniors to provide leadership and be role models for the underclassmen. It’s always a dogfight in this league…but I think we are a good team.”

For the complete Hockomock League preview

In the News: downtown beautification day planned; town social media accounts are records

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"With warmer weather on the horizon, several local organizations are looking to spruce up the look of downtown. 
The matter was raised at a Thursday morning Franklin Downtown Partnership meeting, with members noting an upcoming “beautification day” for the area. 
Event organizer Eileen Mason said the event - scheduled for Saturday, May 20 - would focus on updating the plants and flowers in various spots around the center of town. 
“There will be a red, white and blue theme again this year,” she said."
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"The rise of social media has created new questions for cities and towns when it comes to preserving public records. 
“In some respects this becomes a moving target because these different platforms of social media continue to evolve,” said Brandon Moss, a municipal law attorney for Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane and town counsel for Bedford, Scituate and Mendon. 
Nearly every Massachusetts city, town and government entity now use social media to reach and engage with the public. Under state law, any communication to and from an official government social media account is subject to public records disclosure. That includes private messages sent from official government accounts on Twitter, Facebook or other platforms. 
“Basically, if it were on a piece of paper, would it be a public record? If the answer is yes, then it would be a public record,” said Brian McNiff, a spokesman for Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin’s office."

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You can find and follow the official Town of Franklin social media accounts

"they’re definitely going to go places"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"The high school’s varsity cheerleading team is preparing to travel to New York this weekend to take part in a national competition. 
A Tuesday night showcase event celebrated the team as it moved on to the competition, the Platinum Nationals at the University of Rochester. 
Coach Amy Murphy said the squad, which cheers at football and basketball games, had already competed in several levels to qualify for the event. At competitions, she said, the team’s routine is judged on a number of factors, including tumbling and the team’s overall dance motion. 
“In order to max out the score, you have to have all your stunts hit and your transitions have to be precise,” she said."
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St Mary's: Holy Week and Easter 2017

Holy Week and Easter 2017

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Mary:
On behalf of the Pastoral, Professional and Support Staffs and also Father Jack, Father Chris and myself, I wish to offer you and those you hold close in your heart "A Blessed and Holy Easter!"  Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again.
I invite you to come and participate in the sacred Masses, Ceremonies and Services that celebrate our great Mystery of Faith in the Risen Jesus.  Please invite family, neighbors and friends to join you during these sacred holydays at the alter of St. Mary's Church.
Father Brian

St. Mary Parish:  Holy Week and Easter 2017

Passion (Palm) Sunday, April 9
There will be a Distribution of Palms at all Masses

Saturday Mass
4:00 p.m.
Sunday Mass
7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 noon
5:00p.m. Mass with Passion Play presented by the youth

Monday, April 10
Daily Mass
7:00 a.m., 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday, April 11
Daily Mass
7:00 a.m., 5:15 p.m.

Wednesday, April 12
Daily Mass
7:00a.m., 5:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel

The Sacred Triduum

Holy Thursday, April 13

Morning Prayer
7:00 a.m.
Evening Mass of the Lord's Last Supper
7:30 p.m.

Good Friday, April 14
Fast and Abstinence

Morning Prayer
7:00 a.m.
Good Friday Cross Walk (Franklin Town Common)
12:00 noon
Station of the Cross Service
3:00 p.m.
Solemn Service of the Passion of the Lord with Distribution of Holy Communion
7:30 p.m.

Holy Saturday, April 15

Morning Prayer
7:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Easter Vigil and the First Mass of Easter
7:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday
The Resurrection of Our Lord
April 16

Sunday Masses
7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 noon - Upstairs Church
9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. - Downstairs Church
NO 5:00 p.m. Mass

St. Mary's Religious Education, 201 Main Street, Franklin, MA 02038

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St Mary's Parish, Franklin
St Mary's Parish, Franklin