Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Open Space, School Budget, and Holiday Happenings! all in this Talk Franklin episode (audio)

FM #897 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 897 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Alecia Alleyne, Assistant to the Town Administrator. We had our conversation via conference bridge.  

Topics for this session

Community Preservation Cmte meeting

Finance Committee

  • School budget deep dive

  • Most questions answered, some set for follow up

Town Council preview

  • Alcohol license renewals

Holiday spirit all over Franklin “Light It Up”

  • Fire Dept Polar Express night

  • Police toy drive, photos with Santa

  • Historical Museum concert, and Mrs Claus

Winter Wonderland at the Senior Center Dec 15

  • Live streamed to cable, YouTube and (radio broadcast but no live stream due to change in weather)

The conversation runs about 27 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie & Alecia.

Audio file ->


John Lennon anniversary Dec 8, 1980 -> 

Imagine by John Lennon ->

YouTube version of Imagine -> 

Town Administrator page ->

Community Preservation Committee 12/06/22 recap, audio & video links -> 


Finance Committee 12/07/22 recap, audio & video links -> 

Town Council agenda for 12/14/22 -> 


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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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