Monday, December 31, 2018

Trash Recycling Schedule offset by one day this week for New Year's Day

Along with the Town office closures for New Year's Day, only Monday's (New Year's eve) trash/recycling will be picked up as normal. 

Tuesday (Jan 1), there is no pickup so you can imagine DPW Director Brutus Cantoreggi calling with the message. "Tuesday will be picked up Wednesday. Wednesday on Thursday, and so forth."

The most recent solid waste flyer with the schedule for trash/recycling pickup
http://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/news/franklin_2018_2019.pdf

Franklin trash and recycle bins or totters
Franklin trash and recycle bins or totters
*** Closure Schedule ***

Town Offices
  • Tuesday, January 1

Senior Center
  • Monday, December 31
  • Tuesday, January 1

Library
  • Closing at 5 PM, Monday, December 31
  • Tuesday, January 1

Recreation
  • Tuesday, January 1

In the News: register your dog to enter contest; recap of 2018 for Franklin

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

Annual dog registration and entry to Top Dog Contest

"It’s time for the dogs of Franklin to shine bright with this year’s “Top Dog” contest, which reminds residents to register their dogs for next year and for the dogs to strut their stuff. 
The contest was started several years ago as an incentive for residents to renew their annual dog licenses. Currently, there are about 4,000 registered dogs in Franklin, according to Town Clerk Theresa Burr. 
Photos can be sent to tburr@franklin.gov. They can also be sent or dropped off at the Franklin Municipal Building at 355 East Central St. 
“Every owner thinks their dog is the cutest dog,” Burr said. “And we just thought this would be fun.”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20181227/franklins-top-dog-contest-is-incentive-to-license-pets

Additional info on the Top Dog Contest can be found
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2018/12/register-your-dog-enter-top-dog-contest.html

Register your dog, enter the Top Dog Contest!
Register your dog, enter the Top Dog Contest!

Franklin recap of 2018

Town officials have approved several new housing projects in the past year, even as the community’s population edges up to about 35,000. 
And with 2019 drawing near, the Town Council and administration are looking to make other improvements as well. 
Among the prominent achievements are the following:
  • LED street lighting. Deputy Town Administrator Jaime Hellen took a tour of Franklin to investigate the feasibility of replacing town streetlights with more energy-efficient LED lights. So far, about half of the town’s lighting has been replaced. Town Administrator Jeff Nutting said the project is estimated to be near completion by the end of the winter, weather permitting.
  • Veterans’ Memorial Pathway. Thanks to some tireless work from Veterans Agent Dale Kurtz, the Veterans’ Memorial Pathway at the Town Common is complete. With the help of hundreds of donors who bought engraved bricks, the Department of Public Works, Veterans Services and other town entities were able to complete the pathway and hold a ribbon cutting on Veterans Day last month.
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20181228/budget-snett-trail-loom-large-in-franklin

Veterans’ Memorial Walkway on the Town Common
Veterans’ Memorial Walkway on the Town Common

FHS girls and boys indoor track results from Boston Holiday Challenge - Dec 28

Boston Holiday Challenge - 12/28/2018
Sponsored by Marathon Sports - MSTCA
Reggie Lewis TAC-Boston


Girls 55 Meter Dash Varsity
51 DeSimone, Kaylee 12 Franklin 8.10

Girls 300 Meter Dash Varsity
21 Fenerty, Jillian 9 Franklin 44.91
55 Jackson, Lauren 11 Franklin 47.36

Girls 600 Meter Run Varsity
2 Fenerty, Julia 12 Franklin 1:40.28
8 Powderly, Samantha 11 Franklin 1:44.99
15 DiGiacomo, Julia 12 Franklin 1:49.16
17 Clifford, Emma 12 Franklin 1:49.80

Girls 1000 Meter Run Varsity
11 Hawkins, Sydney 10 Franklin 3:15.94
17 Walbert, Katrina 12 Franklin 3:19.04
40 Osborne, Brandi 12 Franklin 3:34.95

Girls 55 Meter Hurdles Varsity (trial)
2 Pierre, Daniella 12 Franklin 8.99q
34 DeSimone, Kaylee 12 Franklin 10.07

Girls 55 Meter Hurdles Varsity - Final
1 Pierre, Daniella 12 Franklin 8.78

Girls 4x200 Meter Relay Varsity
8 Franklin 'A' 1:53.04

Girls 4x400 Meter Relay Varsity
4 Franklin 'A' 4:18.37

Girls 4x800 Meter Relay Varsity
12 Franklin 'A' 11:01.06

Girls High Jump Varsity
8 Martin, Dreya 12 Franklin J4-11.00 1.49m
10 Pierre, Daniella 12 Franklin 4-09.00 1.44m
11 Addi, Sabrina 11 Franklin J4-09.00 1.44m

Girls 1 Mile Run Freshman
22 Casey, Caitlin 9 Franklin 6:04.02
26 Cogavin, Maura 9 Franklin 6:07.66
28 Duffy, Liliana 9 Franklin 6:07.87

Boys 300 Meter Dash Varsity
41 Pek, Liam 12 Franklin 38.38
132 Cain, Jared 12 Franklin 40.75

Boys 1000 Meter Run Varsity
18 Harrington, Camden 11 Franklin 2:45.00

Boys 1 Mile Run Varsity
2 Brogan, Tyler 11 Franklin 4:25.53
10 Hagen, Michael 12 Franklin 4:30.26
31 Calitri, Nicholas 10 Franklin 4:47.31

Boys 2 Mile Run Varsity
2 Brogan, Tyler 11 Franklin 9:42.58
6 Hagen, Michael 12 Franklin 9:59.00
22 Regan, Mitchell 12 Franklin 10:54.97

Boys 55 Meter Hurdles Varsity
35 Faught, Andrew 12 Franklin 8.95

Boys 4x200 Meter Relay Varsity
21 Franklin 'A' 1:38.15

Boys 4x800 Meter Relay Varsity
5 Franklin 'A' 8:29.90

Boys High Jump Varsity
16 Cain, Jared 12 Franklin 5-07.00

Boys Long Jump Varsity
6 Faught, Andrew 12 Franklin 20-07.00 6.27m


The full listing of all individual results
http://www.mstca.org/Winter_Season/Winter%202019/ResultsBHC.htm

Via the Twitterverse
https://twitter.com/FranklinMatters/lists/fhs-sports

Daniella Pierre of Franklin is the girls 55 Hurdles champion
Daniella (Bella) Pierre of Franklin is the girls 55 Hurdles champion














3rd Annual Opioid Misuse Prevention Conference - Jan 16, 2019

Looking for FHS athletic results over the weekend, I found this video from State Rep Jeff Roy touting the 3rd Annual Opioid Misuse Prevention Conference to be held Jan 16, 2019 in Westboro on the MIAA webpage.

The video:


Jeff Roy and the MIAA Opioid Misuse Prevention Conference from MIAA on Vimeo.

Or find the video here  https://vimeo.com/306811402

To register for the Conference
http://www.miaa.net/contentm/blueprints/blueprint_form.php?sid=38&bp_form_id=172&event_id=1443

3rd Annual Opioid Misuse Prevention Conf
3rd Annual Opioid Misuse Prevention Conf

Best Buddies: There’s still time to make twice the difference

Franklin is fortunate to have an active Best Buddies group in the schools, The first community to have a Best Buddies program that covers elementary, middle and high school. As the year comes to a close, if you are looking to make a charitable contribution for tax purposes, this is one organization to consider.

On my personal blog, I have a listing of other worthy non-profit organizations that I support  http://steves2cents.blogspot.com/2018/12/yes-it-is-birthday-time.html


Every time you support Best Buddies, you are helping make the world a more inclusive place for people with IDD and there is no better time to support Best Buddies than today. Until December 31st, every dollar will be matched, up to $200,000! It is because of people like YOU that our participants are able to become leaders and advocates for themselves in their communities.
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Best Buddies: There’s still time to make twice the difference

Stronger leaders and advocates, thanks to YOU.

Dear Best Buddies Family,

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are often marginalized from society, and it is through our programs that they often times find their voice. 
Every time you support Best Buddies, you are helping make the world a more inclusive place for people with IDD and there is no better time to support Best Buddies than today. Until December 31st, every dollar will be matched, up to $200,000!
GIVE NOW

It is because of people like YOU that our participants are able to become leaders and advocates for themselves in their communities. People like YOU have changed the lives of our participants, like Christina Hundley, one of our Global Ambassadors from Florida, who is now living her dream and advocating for herself and others within the IDD community.

Christina Hundley was born at Tampa General Hospital in 1983 and was raised by her aunt BJ in Florida after her parents dropped her off at her grandmother's house and never came back.

Christina Hundley, Best Buddies Global Ambassador
Christina Hundley, Best Buddies Global Ambassador

For Christina, life before finding Best Buddies was challenging. 
"I was teased until I found Best Buddies in middle school. My bond with my middle school buddy helped me because I felt protected from everyone's teasing and her friendship gave me something to look forward to every day." – Christina Hundley, Best Buddies Global Ambassador
Not only did Best Buddies give her a friendship, but it also placed Christina in a job she loves. 

Through Best Buddies and her role as a Global Ambassador, Christina also gets the opportunity to share her love and passion for music. She is invited again and again to perform at national Best Buddies events, something she says has given her the chance to "share her talent with the world."

Her story is one about success and what it means to pursue your dreams, and I hope it inspires you as much as it inspires us.

We couldn't make stories like Christina's a reality each and every day without your support. 

From the bottom of our hearts,
Thank YOU. 
Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) rganization ddicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

bestbuddies.org/holidaygiving
https://www.bestbuddies.org/holidaygiving/?engageddonorid=58586aa6-7fd1-4b6a-b562-06be622dc808
Best Buddies International
100 SE 2nd Street, Suite 2200
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: (305) 374-2233

Sunday, December 30, 2018

FHS boys basketball top Bridgewater-Raynham, FHS wrestling 4th in Agawam Tournament

Via HockomockSports we share the results of the FHS sports action on Saturday, Dec 29, 2018


Boys Basketball = Franklin, 55 vs. Bridgewater-Raynham, 47 – Final
– Franklin started and finished strong in the championship game of the Larry Fisher Holiday Tournament to beat the hosts. Franklin junior Steve Karayan connected on six three-pointers, including two in the first and two in the fourth quarters, for a career-high 18 points. The Panthers led 36-34 heading into the final quarter but outscored the Trojans 19-13 in the frame to pull away with the win. Senior Jalen Samuels added 14 points and was named tournament MVP while senior Jake Macchi added a career-high 12 points.

Boys Hockey = Franklin, 2 vs. La Salle College High, 5 – Final
– Click here for a Photo Gallery from this game
https://hockomocksports.smugmug.com/2018-2019/Winter-2018-2019/Franklin-LaSalle-College-High-Pa-12-29-18/

Wrestling = Agawam Tournament
Franklin had eight wrestlers finish fifth or better and took fourth overall as a team with 145 points. Drew DiFilippo was the 106 champion, winning 13-8 in the finals over Moses Oquendo of Holyoke. Alex Facassa (126) and Liam Cogavin (182) each took second, Matt Leofanti (220) earned a third place finish, Luke Cashin (152), Nolan Sheridan (195), and Quinn Fila-Montgomery (113) each placed fourth, and Michael Hasenfus (132) took fifth overall.

For other results around the Hockomock League
https://hockomocksports.com/saturdays-schedule-scoreboard-12-29-18/

FHS bench watching the action on the ice (HockomockSports.com photo)
FHS bench watching the action on the ice (HockomockSports.com photo)

"exempts people who rent their homes 14 or fewer nights a year"

From the Boston Globe, an article of interest for Franklin:
"Governor Charlie Baker on Friday signed first-of-its-kind legislation to tax and regulate the short-term housing rental market in Massachusetts, capping years of debate over how to navigate an industry that has exploded through companies like Airbnb. 
The new rules will take effect July 1 and could transform a market that spans the state, from Cape Cod summer homes to Boston apartment buildings to Western Massachusetts vacation retreats. 
The bill requires every rental host to register with the state, mandates they carry insurance, and opens the potential for local taxes on top of a new state levy. A chief negotiator for the House said the goal is to register every short-term rental in the state by September, and local officials, including in Boston, say the new law will help buttress their own efforts to regulate the booming market."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/12/28/baker-signs-long-awaited-airbnb-bill-opening-new-era-for-industry/gyCoryp9D15nLPYxYk5cTN/story.html

exempts people who rent their homes 14 or fewer nights a year {WALDO SWIEGERS/BLOOMBERG NEWS}
exempts people who rent their homes 14 or fewer nights a year {WALDO SWIEGERS/BLOOMBERG NEWS}
Additional info on MA.gov
https://malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2018/Chapter337

In the News: minimum age for tobacco products becomes 21; MA cabinet level get pay raise

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

Minimum age for tobacco now 21

"Nearly 14 years after Needham became the first town in the country to ban tobacco sales to people under 21, the higher purchase age for cigarettes and other tobacco products will kick in across the state on Monday. 
Gov. Charlie Baker in July signed a bill imposing new restrictions on tobacco products in Massachusetts, with an effective date of Dec. 31, 2018. 
Along with raising the minimum age for buying tobacco products from its current 18, the law prohibits the sale of tobacco products by pharmacies and bans the use of e-cigarettes in places where state law already prohibits smoking. 
The use of tobacco products including e-cigarettes will also be prohibited on the grounds of any public or private primary, secondary, or vocational school."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20181229/minimum-age-for-buy-tobacco-jumps-to-21-on-monday

For additional information on the minimum age for tobacco products
https://www.mass.gov/massachusetts-tobacco-cessation-and-prevention-program-mtcp

https://twitter.com/MakeSmkngHistry
https://twitter.com/MakeSmkngHistry

Governor's cabinet get pay raise

"Chief Human Resources Officer Ronald Arigo outlined the raises, which are effective Jan. 1, in a memo to the secretaries and their chiefs of staff and human resources directors Friday, a day after salary increases for lawmakers and constitutional officers were announced. 
The 5.5 percent raise will bring the salary for cabinet secretaries up to $170,405.71 from the current $161,522. 
Agency heads and commissioners will not be eligible for the pay hike if they entered their role on or after Jan. 2, 2018. Acting or interim appointees and 120-day appointees are ineligible, Arigo wrote. 
Most members of Baker’s office will also receive the same 5.5 percent increase effective next Tuesday, with recent hires ineligible. According to the governor’s office, staff there have not received the merit pay increases other executive branch managers received over the past four years."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20181229/bakers-cabinet-secretaries-others-to-see-55-percent-raises

Mass Poetry: Poetry for a New Year



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Mass Poetry: Poetry for a New Year
Poetry for a New Year
Dear Friend of Mass Poetry –
New Year's Resolutions come in many stripes; here at Mass Poetry we're resolved to double our reach in 2019. But to do that, we need your help.
In 2018, we put poetry in front of more New Englanders than ever before:
·      With our "Poetry on the T" program, tens of thousands of Bostonians encountered a poem on their commute, while riding the T;
·      More than 4,000 middle school and high school students across the state of Massachusetts participated in one of our "Student Day of Poetry" events – for many of those students it was their first encounter with poetry;
·      "Raining Poetry" (if you haven't watched the video – more than 24 million views! – watch it now) surprised people all over the Boston metro area by revealing poetry on the sidewalk – but only when it rains; https://www.facebook.com/NewYorkMag/videos/10154210845129826/
·      Thousands of people from across New England attended our Poetry Festival this past year in Salem;
·      Hundreds of classrooms and book groups used our Common Threads poetry guide to celebrate National Poetry Month;
·      Our Spring Showers poetry installation at the Prudential Center in Boston brought poetry to a whole new audience.
But our aspirations for 2019 are even greater. Why? Because words matter. In our increasingly connected-but-distant world, poetry captures a kind of magic that makes the moment sing. Bringing poetry to all kinds of communities around Massachusetts is the purpose of Mass Poetry – and your contribution, no matter how modest, makes a difference. With your help, we can double our reach in 2019. Please give today.
Thank you for everything you do for poetry –
Nicco Mele

If you love the work we do to support poets and spread the power of poetry to students, T riders, and more, please consider supporting us with a recurring monthly donation.
Donate Now


Copyright © *2017* *Mass Poetry*, All rights reserved.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

MBTA: Commuter Rail schedule for New Year's Eve

"On New Year's Eve, the Commuter Rail will run on a regular weekday schedule with some changes to last train departure times due to the fireworks.

All MBTA service, including the Commuter Rail, will be free after 8 PM on New Year's Eve.

Bikes, including folding bikes, are not allowed on all inbound trains between 10 AM and 6 PM and on all outbound trains from 4 PM until the end of service.

For additional information visit mbta.com/holidays.

Last Updated: Dec 28 2018 06:48 PM"

MBTA: Commuter Rail schedule for New Year's Eve
MBTA: Commuter Rail schedule for New Year's Eve

To sign up for commuter rail Alerts from the MBTA 
https://www.mbta.com/alerts/commuter-rail

FHS boys hockey top Bishop Guertin 3-2 in OT

Via HockomockSports and Twitter we share the results of the FHS sports action on Friday, Dec 28, 2018



*** Wrestling = Lowell Tournament
– Canton’s Eddie Marinilli became the first wrestling in program history to win an individual title at the George Bossi Lowell Holiday Tournament. Marinilli took first in the 145 bracket, which featured 60 wrestlers. Marinilli knocked off the fifth seeded wrestler in the quarterfinals to earn his 100th career win and then took down the top-seeded grappler Jacob Cardozo of Southington in the semifinals. In the finals, Marinilli used takedowns in the first and second periods, plus an escape in the third, to pick up a 5-3 win. 

Franklin had the top finish as a team, taking 17th overall with 89 points. Foxboro was 21st with 80 points, Canton totaled 72 points, Stoughton had 35 points and Taunton finished with 27 points. 

Franklin’s Jordan Carlucci (132) was the top Panther, taking third overall while Jake Carlucci (113) and Dominic Sackley (170) each took eighth. For Foxboro, William Ogebebor battled his way to a third place finish at 220 and Adam Lanctot (120) had a sixth place finish. Taunton’s Woudanly Danger (285) was seventh overall.


*** Boys Hockey = Franklin, 3 vs. Bishop Guertin (NH), 2 – Final (OT)

For other results around the Hockomock League
https://hockomocksports.com/fridays-schedule-scoreboard-12-28-18/

Via the Twitterverse
https://twitter.com/FranklinMatters/lists/fhs-sports


For detailed bracket results for the George Bossi Wrestling Tournament
https://thelowellholidays.com/


FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers











AAU Basketball team tryouts - Jan 9

"We are a new AAU Basketball club established in 2018. We'll be starting off with one team in boys' basketball but will be expanding in the future.

Currently accepting players from Massachusetts and Rhode Island for Boys 16 and Under. Boys AAU Basketball tryouts for Spring 2019 session are coming up!"

January 9, 2019 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Framingham State College
$25 Tryout Fee

If you are interested, please email info@ravenshoops.org or visit our website www.ravenshoops.org to register.
AAU Basketball team tryouts - Jan 9
AAU Basketball team tryouts - Jan 9

“Every year, this is just something cool to see”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"It’s always clear that the bigger the gift during the holiday season, the more fun children will have with the box that contained it. That’s why the Franklin Public Library’s annual “Box City” event in late December has become so popular. 
Children’s Librarian Caleigh Keating hosted the third annual Box City event on Friday afternoon. Children from Franklin and surrounding communities came to create the mini-municipality in the gathering room at the library. 
With dozens of donated boxes, egg cartons and other items, children were able to fill the room with their own box structures and other designs, creating Box City. 
Keating said the event is a success every year."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20181229/franklin-library-marks-third-annual-box-city-event

Franklin Public Library Box City was held on Friday
Franklin Public Library Box City was held on Friday

Friday, December 28, 2018

[Franklin Residents] 911 Outages

Please be advised that the 911 system is experiencing sporadic outages. 

If you call 911 and receive a busy signal, please hang up and dial 508-520-1916. Technicians are working on the problem. Currently 37 states are affected including Massachusetts.

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[Franklin Residents] 911 Outages
[Franklin Residents] 911 Outages

Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA: FRI Dec 28 - THU Jan 3


Friday, December 28
10:00am
 Knitting Group
1:00pm
 Box City!
3:00pm
 Hot Cocoa and Coloring
Saturday, December 29
10:00am
 Franklin Historical Museum (Always free)
10:30am
 Holiday Happy Feet!
1:00pm
 Cookie Decorating
Sunday, December 30
1:00pm
 Franklin Historical Museum (always free)
Monday, December 31
 New Year's Eve
10:30am
 Move Along
11:00am
 Noon Year's Eve Party
11:00am
 Toddler Playgroup
3:00pm
 Monday Crafternoons
3:30pm
 Dungeons & Dragons for Kids
5:00pm
 Library Closing
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
 Library Closed
 New Year's Day
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
10:30am
 Terrific Toddlers
11:00am
 Toddler Playgroup
4:00pm
 Construction Junction
6:30pm
 Woke: A YA Book Club
7:00pm
 Franklin Art Assoc - Monthly Meeting
Thursday, January 3, 2019
9:30am
 Baby Tummy Time
10:30am
 Story & Craft
4:00pm
 Fandom Thursdays

For the interactive version, please visit
For the Town of Franklin Public Meeting Calendar
http://www.franklinma.gov/calendar

Submit an event for the Community Calendar, please use this link

Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA: FRI Dec 28 - THU Jan 3
Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA: FRI Dec 28 - THU Jan 3