Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Town of Franklin: November 2021 E-Newsletter

November 2021 Edition
The 2021 Biennial Town Election will take place Nov. 2nd from 6 AM - 8 PM at Franklin High School (218 Oak St.)

Fall leaf curbside pick up unavailable. Drop-off option encouraged.
Waste Management is unable to collect fall leaves. Franklin residents will be able to drop off leaves at the Recycling Center (455 Beaver St.) for free only during designated times:
Tuesday, Nov. 16th 12pm - 3pm
Friday, Nov. 19th 8am - 3pm
Saturday, Nov. 20th 8am - pm
Sunday, Nov. 21st 9am - 12pm
Bookstore Escape into Fiction and Coffee company Doglio Coffee has been selected by the town to occupy the 70 East Central St. Pop Shop Opportunity Space. Escape into Fiction is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am - 6pm and Sunday from 12pm - 5pm. Doglio Coffee will share the space and is set to open on Nov. 10th.

Nov. 3rd - Our other pop up shop Greco Design Co. will be hosting a Sip and Shop at their location on 2A Main St. from 6pm- 8pm. Get a head start on your holiday shopping and shop local.

The pop up shops will conclude on Dec. 31st so plan your trip today!

Unified Community Game
On Monday, Oct. 18th, Officers from the FPD participated in the annual "Unified for our Community Game" where the FPD went head to head with the Franklin Unified Basketball Team. This year's event raised over $1800 for the Franklin Food Pantry. Like years past, the FPD got handed an embarrassing loss. Dribbling drills, three-pointers, and free throw shooting drills are going to be mandatory shift training until next year's game. 

Gift Card Scams
Like other area departments, the FPD is continuing to see a rise in gift card-related scams. Scammers request gift cards in exchange for services or promised goods. One report involved an individual receiving a phone from a spoofed FPD phone number where an officer allegedly requested gift card information in exchange for police services. Just a reminder, no law enforcement agency (local, state, or federal) would ever ask for gift card information or other financial information. We understand these calls can appear very real and troubling but simply hang up the phone and report them to the FPD at 508-528-1212. Scammers are typically located elsewhere in the country and other parts of the world and pose no real threat to your safety. Please share this information with any elderly family or friends and other vulnerable populations.

Connect with FPD
Facebook & Instagram: @franklinmapolice
Twitter: @franklinpolice

Dec. 1 - Entrance Exam
On December 4th, 2021, the Franklin Police Department will be hosting a written entrance exam for entry-level police officers at the Franklin High School at 8:15 am. The deadline to sign up for the exam is Dec. 1st, at 5 pm.
Now Offering eBill & No Fee for ACH
The Treasurer/ Collectors office reminds residents that they offer the convenience of online payments through UniPay. Take advantage of some great features including scheduling payments, saving payment information, viewing payment history and setting payment reminders. Best of all, you can now receive your bill, completely paperless!
To pay your taxes have your bill and checkbook or credit card in hand, and then...
2) Click on Payments & Permits Tab
3) Select the bill you would like to pay.
4) Complete each screen to process your payment.

For the residents' convenience, the Town is waiving the ACH fee when paying by electronic check. UniBank, our banking partner, will charge a nominal processing fee for credit card payments. A fee schedule is located on the welcome page for your convenience. 
The Franklin High School Theatre Company presents...
Friday, Nov. 12th @ 7pm
Saturday, Nov. 13th @ 2pm and 7pm
$10 for Student/Staff of FPS (shown with valid FPS ID)$15 for Adults

Veterans Services
Nov. 3 – Monthly Coffee Social – 10am at the Senior Center.

Nov. 6 – Aspen Dental FREE Day of Dental Service for Veterans at select locations. Call 844-ASPEN-HMM to find the nearest location and schedule an appointment.

Nov. 11 – Veterans' Day - Is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice treaty which ended WWI and the day to thank military veterans for their service.

Veterans' Day Luncheon – 11am to 1pm at the Senior Center. Reservations required. The event will be videotaped and shown on Franklin TV. Check their program guide for dates and times. THANK YOU to all who have served in the U.S. Military!

Nov.13 – 10am to pm - Women Veterans' Network 16th Annual Conference, Dunn State Park, Gardner, MA. Call Veterans' Office for more info.

The Tune It Out guitar lessons program for veterans meets on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. Call the Veterans' Services office for details.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or mask will be required at all Veterans' events.
Did you know? The Town offers passport services via their Passport Office
Visit the passport office in the municipal building for a passport application or renewal (appointment required).

Second Sunday Speaker Series
Nov. 14 at 1pm - Vintage Franklin Homes: Franklin photographer Nathan Wales will showcase his collection of photos. This is the second presentation from the privately owned glass plate negative collection acquired at auction 3 years ago. All photos date from approximately 1912 to 1916 and show prominent homes of wealthy businessmen from that era, as well as working class homes, some still standing, some long gone.
Keep up with meetings, departments & committees. The schedule and links can be found on our website calendar.
Arts, theater, dining, live music & more! Find out what's happening in town! Visit our website!
Subscribe to our Town podcast and listen to bi-weekly episodes detailing news and updates about our town.
Town of Franklin
355 East Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038 (508) 520-4949
Town of Franklin | 355 East Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038

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