Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Talk Franklin: popup shops, Town Council agenda, and civil discourse on tough topics

FM #650 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 650 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Marketing Communication Specialist Lily Rivera. We had our conversation in person to help celebrate the new popup shops opening in Downtown Franklin.

We talk about: 

  • Popup Shops

    • Escape into Fiction

    • Doglio Coffee

  • Nov 3 – Town Council

    • Swearing in of Town Clerk

    • Swearing in of Town Council 

    • Town Council re-organized (election of officers)

    • Open Meeting Law review 

  • Work on civil discussion around the issues

    • Collaborating with Superintendent Sara Ahern


Links to the key popup shops are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 23 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Lily.

Audio file = https://player.captivate.fm/episode/11dc9f6b-5c21-4047-b41c-082f3c56d9ad


Doglio Coffee will open on Nov 10. In the meantime, you can check out their webpage and order online  https://dogliocoffee.com/

Escape into Fiction will be open everyday except for Monday. Peruse the books on the shelf, if you don't find one you want, they can order it for you.  https://escapeintofiction.com/ 

And don't forget that Greco Designs is operating as well in their location downtown  https://www.grecodesigncompany.com/

Town Council Agenda (98 page PDF agenda and docs released for this meeting)    https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/town_council_agenda_11.03.21.pdf


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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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Talk Franklin: popup shops, Town Council agenda, and civil discourse on tough topics
Talk Franklin: popup shops, Town Council agenda, and civil discourse on tough topics

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