- One email newsletter each day with the timely and accurate information that matters for Franklin residents and businesses
- The daily Franklin TV & wfpr.fm radio schedule
- Event & calendar outlook for the Franklin Cultural District (Wednesdays) and community events (Fridays)
- Access to Franklin Matters Radio podcasts and show notes
- "Talk Franklin" with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen
- "Town Council Quarterbacking" with Council Chair Tom Mercer
- "Making Sense of Climate" a series on climate challenges with Franklin's activist Ted McIntyre
- other episodes feature Franklin business folks, authors, and other Town personnel
- Ask a question on a Franklin topic, and you'll get an answer
- Submit a "letter to the editor" on a Franklin topic (see "Voices of Franklin")
- Monthly Q&A on all things Franklin (hybrid event, hosted at Senior Center with Zoom option)
- and more
There are two influences driving what I do:
1 - "follow the money" - I have long focused on the business of the Town of Franklin by closely watching and reporting on the Finance Committee, the School Committee, and the Town Council. Why? all significant revenue and expense matters generally come through the Finance Committee before going to the Town Council which is the ultimate approval. The School Committee is a clear choice as they account for more than half of the Town budget.
2 - now that I am retired with some more time to pay attention to what is going on, I have added a focus on what does the budget enable for our quality of life here in Franklin. We can get into the reasons and behind the scenes info that help explain the 'real' story. We all need accurate and timely info, not sound bites. It takes time to do this but it is necessary.
In coordination with Franklin TV, this is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.
How can you help?
Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening, reading, commenting and sending information along.
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