Tuesday, August 31, 2021

FM #594 - Talk Franklin with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen - 08/27/21 (audio)

FM #594 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 594 in the series. 

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

We talk about: 

  • Heat wave, Summer recap

  • Personnel changes; Lily Rivera here; Dale Kurtz leaving; Karen Bratt of Human Resources busy

  • Maple Hill approval, paperwork to complete the transaction underway

  • Cultural festival – Sep 12; food trucks, beer/wine garden, music, dancing lessons, etc.

    • Harvest Festival – Oct 2


Links to the key topics covered here are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 30 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie.

Audio file -> 


Town Council agenda  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/9-1-21_town_council_agenda.pdf   

Cultural Festival scheduled for September  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/06/franklin-gearing-up-for-franklin.html 

Harvest Festival scheduled for October  https://www.franklindowntownpartnership.org/2021/04/harvest-festival-scheduled-for-october.html 


We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  

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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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FM #594 - Talk Franklin with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen - 08/27/21 (audio)
FM #594 - Talk Franklin with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen - 08/27/21 (audio)

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