Sunday, June 14, 2020

FM #300 - Talk Franklin with Jamie Hellen, Anne Marie Tracey 6/12/20 (audio)

FM #300 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 300 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Marketing and Communications Specialist Anne Marie Tracey. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about
  • Recreation summer brochure
  • Restaurants outdoor dining
FY 2021 Budget
  • Town Council schedule 6/17-18
  • Senior coffee hour Rep Roy and Town administration - 6/18
Capital budget
  • capital vs. operation
Economic development
  • inclusionary zoning
Graduation parade

And close with some cultural comments about Gary Clark Jr, blues guitarist and a new album just released by Norah Jones

The recording runs about 48 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Anne Marie

Audio file =


Recreation Summer Brochure

FY 2021 budget info

Town Council meeting info for 6/17-6/18 as discussed is not yet available, will be shared as soon as it is

Gary Clark Jr or

Norah Jones new album

or her web page


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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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new basketball hoops installed at Fletcher Field
new basketball hoops installed at Fletcher Field

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