Saturday, June 4, 2022

FPAC to present Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Jun 10-12, 2022

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC), Franklin’s own professional theater company, will present Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street June 10-12 at THE BLACK BOX

FPAC to present Sweeney Todd
FPAC to present Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tonys, (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the world. An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up.

The cast includes FPAC’s Nick Paone as the title character, Kellie Stamp as Mrs. Lovett, Mariko Matsumura as the Beggar Woman, Paul Rescigno as Pirelli, Robbie Rescigno as Tobias, Audrey Miningham as Johanna, John Fitzhenry as Anthony, and more. 

FPAC is an Actors’ Equity Small Professional Theater company based at THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin. Each season, FPAC produces musicals, plays, ballets, and more featuring Broadway stars, professional actors, local artists, and students of the arts. 

THE BLACK BOX is located at 15 W. Central St. in downtown Franklin, MA. For tickets and more information on Sweeney Todd, visit THEBLACKBOXonline.com or call the box office at 508-528-3370. Follow Franklin Performing Arts Company and THE BLACK BOX on Facebook and Instagram for updates on programming. 

Community Preservation Committee Meeting - June 7 = 7 PM

Community Preservation Committee Meeting
Agenda & Meeting Packet
June 7, 2022 = 7:00 PM

Meeting will be held at the Municipal Building
2nd Floor, Council Chambers


Agenda:
1. Approval of Minutes
a. April 5, 2022
2. Community Preservation Master Plan v. 2
a. Resolution 22-36: FY23 CPA Reservations (Budget)
b. Resolution 22-37: FY23 CPC Appropriation of Capital Funds (Project Recommendations)
c. Resolution 33-38: CPC Appropriation of Funds - Debt Service Maple Hill Land


Purpose

Amount

Historic Preservation Reserve Town Clerk Vault Records Preservation

15,000

Historic Preservation Reserve Historical Museum Cupola

70,000

Historic Preservation Reserve Red Brick School House - Exterior Preservation

200,000

Community Housing Reserve Franklin Ridge Affordable Housing Project

320,000

Budgeted Reserve Nason Street Tot Lot

300,000

Total

905,000


Agenda doc contains remote participation information ->

Community Preservation Committee Meeting - June 7 = 7 PM
Community Preservation Committee Meeting - June 7 = 7 PM

FHS Class of 2022 Graduation (video)

FHS Class of 2022 Graduation, June 3, 2022
View the video online at YouTube ->  https://youtu.be/Of4NzEJWZj0

FHS Class of 2022 Graduation (video)
FHS Class of 2022 Graduation (video)





Franklin High School News: Important Information and Dates

School News: Important Information and Dates

June and Summer

  • The 2022 FHS Graduation Information page  is updated frequently so check back often. 
  • School Bus registration for next school year. Please register your students by June 13th to ensure a seat
Upcoming events:
June 7       MCAS Biology for 9th grade
June 8       MCAS Biology for 9th grade
June 13     Please register your student for school bus transportation for 2022-2023 by today
June 15     Last full day of school  for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade; click for final exam Schedule  D Period Exam today: 7:35AM to 9:05 AM; then E-F-G-A classes
June 16     Half Day of final exams: E Period Exam 7:35AM to 9: 05 AM; F Period Exam 9:20 AM to 10:55 AM; Buses will depart FHS at 11:00 AM
June 17     Half Day of final exams: G Period Exam 7:35AM to 9: 05 AM; A Period Exam 9:20 AM to 10:55 AM; Buses will depart FHS at 11:00 AM
June 20     No School - Juneteenth
June 21     Half Day of final exams: B Period Exam 7:35AM to 9: 05 AM; C Period Exam 9:20 AM to 10:55 AM; Buses will depart FHS at 11:00 AM
June 22     Last day of school (Make-up Final Exams only- by prior arrangement with teacher) Buses will depart FHS at 9:30 AM; if you have nothing to make up you do not have to attend today
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SUMMER NOTES:
The FHS Main Office and Guidance Office will be open all summer for limited hours: 
** Main Office Summer Hours 8 AM to 2 PM
  • Work Permits (8-11 AM only)
  • RMV Documentation
  • Student Registration appointments
  • Transcripts
  • Student records
  • Withdrawal paperwork
  • and more
** The FHS Guidance Office Summer Hours 8 AM to 2 PM on these days:
  • July 5, 6, 7  
  • July 12, 13, 14  
  • July 19, 20, 21
  • July 26, 27, 28
  • August 2, 3, 4  
  • August 9, 10, 11
  • August 16, 17, 18 Guidance Office Closed
  • August 23, 24, 25- All Counselors are back

New Student Registration by appointment only after you have completed the ONLINE ASPEN REGISTRATION. You will be contacted to make an appointment.

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*** NEXT SCHOOL YEAR 2022-2023
Aug-October
Aug 9/10   High School Experience Program for incoming Freshmen; 8:30 to 12:30 daily. Click HERE to register
Aug 24      New Student Orientation-tentative date (time to be determined) for new upperclassmen and 9th graders who do not attend the High School Experience program
Aug 30      First day of 2022-2023 school year!
Sept 2       No School Professional Development Day
Sept 5       No School Labor Day
Sept 21     Half Day of School; dismissal at 10:55 AM
Sept 26     No School Rosh Hashanah
Oct 5         No School Yom Kippur
Oct 7         Half Day of School; dismissal at 10:55 AM
Oct 10       No School-Indigenous Peoples' Day
Oct 28       Half Day of School; dismissal at 10:55 AM

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  • New Student Registration-click HERE
  • Moved? Complete a Change of Address form HERE
  • Getting a driver's license or permit? Click HERE for information on obtaining the necessary documents from FHS
  • Need a work permit for a new job? Click HERE for information on obtaining one
MCAS Information 2022
  • ELA Grade 10 - March 22-23
  • Math Grade 10 - May 17-18
  • Biology Grade 9 - June 7-8

SNOW DAYS THIS SCHOOL YEAR

1. Friday, January 7th
2. Friday, February 4th

Franklin High School News: Important Information and Dates
Franklin High School News: Important Information and Dates

Franklin School Committee: Superintendent Evaluation Subcmte - June 7, 2022 - 6 PM

Franklin Public Schools
Franklin School Committee
Superintendent Evaluation Subcommittee

6/7/22 - 6 - 7:00pm
Municipal Building - 3rd floor Training Room

A G E N D A

"The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law."
● Call to order
● Review and summarize superintendent evaluation data
● Adjournment

Agenda doc with remote connection info ->

Franklin School Committee: Superintendent Evaluation Subcmte - June 7, 2022 - 6 PM
Franklin School Committee: Superintendent Evaluation Subcmte - June 7, 2022 - 6 PM

Panther News: Friday, June 3, 2022 (video)

 Panther News: Friday, June 3, 2022 
youtu.be/aqwcn5_Hq8U via YouTube

tests show car tires "produce vastly more particle pollution than exhausts"

"Almost 2,000 times more particle pollution is produced by tyre wear than is pumped out of the exhausts of modern cars, tests have shown. 
The tyre particles pollute air, water and soil and contain a wide range of toxic organic compounds, including known carcinogens, the analysts say, suggesting tyre pollution could rapidly become a major issue for regulators. 
Air pollution causes millions of early deaths a year globally. The requirement for better filters has meant particle emissions from tailpipes in developed countries are now much lower in new cars, with those in Europe far below the legal limit. However, the increasing weight of cars means more particles are being thrown off by tyres as they wear on the road."
Continue reading The Guardian article online (subscription maybe required)
 

Emissions from tailpipes in developed countries are much lower in new cars, with those in Europe far below the legal limit. Photograph: Jacob King/PA
Emissions from tailpipes in developed countries are much lower in new cars, with those in Europe far below the legal limit. Photograph: Jacob King/PA

"it’s important that we all administer water conservation practices"

"Nearly three-quarters of Massachusetts has been under “abnormally dry” or moderate drought conditions this week, an increase of about 8 percentage points from last week, according to the US Drought Monitor.

The monitor, a collaboration between US government researchers and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, on Thursday put out its weekly drought ratings, which showed just under 74 percent of Massachusetts is rated either abnormally dry or at moderate drought levels, compared with just under 66 percent the week prior. It’s part of a trend that experts warn we will likely see more of due to climate change."

Continue reading the Boston Globe article online (subscription maybe required)

https://www.drought.gov/states/massachusetts
https://www.drought.gov/states/massachusetts

“Community violence intervention has shown us that there’s a way"

"For decades, US researchers have studied behavioral signs that could help identify people who are at risk of carrying out mass violence.

They have looked at histories of drug abuse, interpersonal violence or “red flag behaviors” like posting images of firearms on social media and threatening their classmates or co-workers.

“These behaviors are observable. Someone can notice if their nephew or neighbor is starting to wear fatigues and carry a gun,” said Mary Ellen O’Toole, a retired FBI agent, profiler and the director of George Mason University’s forensic science program."
Continue reading The Guardian article online (subscription maybe required)

Balloons honoring the victims killed in last week's school shooting at a memorial at Robb elementary school in Uvalde, Texas Photograph: Jae C Hong/AP
Balloons honoring the victims killed in last week's school shooting at a memorial at Robb elementary school in Uvalde, Texas Photograph: Jae C Hong/AP




For more info about March for our Lines -> https://marchforourlives.com/

Health Department - Weekly Wellness Update - June is Alzheimer's Awareness Month (video)

"June is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), can be an early stage of Alzheimer's.  
Learn more at: www.alz.org"

Link to YouTube video -> https://youtu.be/WO2atmDGmaI 


Friday, June 3, 2022

Franklin's Event Outlook: June 3, 2022 to June 9, 2022

The Class of 2022 graduates today, celebrates with their All Night Party and begins their post high school life tomorrow. Graduation will be broadcast via Franklin TV to cable and to YouTube (https://tinyurl.com/FranklinMATV) at 7 PM.

The Farmers Market opens their season today on the Town Common. A full list of vendors some rotate through, some make a regular appearance. Stay tuned to the calendar for Concerts on the Common and Movie Nights in conjunction with some of the Farmers Markets.

The Lions Club hosts the Dog Project on the Town Common on Saturday. And a hint of the big weekend coming June 10-11-12 is seen with Thursday's ArtWALK event at Expressions Enrichment. 


Friday, June 3
2:00pm - Farmers Market
7:00pm - FHS Graduation
10:00pm - All Night Party

Saturday, June 4
10:00am - Historical Museum (always free)
12:00pm - The Dog Project

Sunday, June 5
1:00pm - Historical Museum (always free)

Thursday, June 9
7:00pm - ArtWALK: Adult Paint Night 

Find the full calendar  https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html

If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication:  https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6

The Town meeting calendar is found  https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar
The School district calendar is found  https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26

Community Calendar
Community Calendar

Have you considered volunteering at the Franklin Senior Center?

The Franklin Senior Center is looking for volunteers. 

You could 
  • help with the Adult Day Care program or the Sunshine Club.
  • greet folks when they enter the Center.
  • help in the Common Grounds CafĂ©
Contact the Franklin Senior Center for more information and to apply. Call or stop by to talk with Susan Barbour (508) 528-4945.



or the Senior Center page (https://www.franklinma.gov/fscto find out what is happening at the Center. 

Have you considered volunteering at the Franklin Senior Center?
Have you considered volunteering at the Franklin Senior Center?

School Committee: Space Needs Subcommittee Meeting - June 6 at 6:30 PM

Space Needs Subcommittee Meeting

Virtual Meeting (Link in agenda)


A G E N D A
"The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law."
● Call to Order
● Discussion of Data
● Preparation for 6/14 School Committee Presentation
● Adjourn

Agenda doc and remote connection info (meeting is virtual only)

School Committee: Space Needs Subcommittee Meeting  - June 6 at 6:30 PM
School Committee: Space Needs Subcommittee Meeting  - June 6 at 6:30 PM

Watch the FHS Class of 2022 Graduation today

If you want to watch the Class of 2022 graduation at 7:00 PM today, there are several options to do so.

You can watch the live broadcast

President Biden's Address advocating "Let us finally do something!" (video)

The full video can be found ->  https://youtu.be/0Yu7u2k-6gM



Boston Globe coverage of the address -> 

New York Times coverage of the address ->   https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/06/02/us/biden-gun-control-speech

Senator Rausch: MA Senate Budget Roundup



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Senator Rausch State House Briefing   
Part 2, Chapter 16 (May 31, 2022)   


May is always a busy month on Beacon Hill, and I am thrilled and proud to share fantastic news about how I am delivering real results for you and your community. 

In this newsletter, you will find updates on the fiscal year 2023 Senate Budget debate, my commitments to protect abortion care and prevent gun violence, Memorial Day observances, in-person Senior Coffees, and more.

For real-time updates, please follow me on Twitter and Facebook. If you are a constituent and need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me and my team via phone (617-722-1555) or email (becca.rausch@masenate.gov). We are here to help.   

I wish you and your loved ones strength, health, resilience, and joy.     

Yours in service,  
 
Senator Becca Rausch   

MA Senate Budget Roundup

What is the state budget and how does it work? Watch my explainer here! 

Last week my Senate colleagues and I wrapped up our budget deliberations for fiscal year 2023, allocating nearly $50 billion to support our Commonwealth's families and communities. My team and I worked diligently to elevate the needs of the cities and towns in our district, and we delivered massive results. Our communities received more than $1.6 million in state funding for local priorities like tuition-free full day kindergarten, public safety communications, senior centers, and water quality improvements. I also secured more than $1.5 million in statewide budget amendments, including $1,000,000 for youth mental health supports. 

These amendments built on the strong base budget that prioritizes you, the people who keep this Commonwealth moving forward. We made major investments in schools, childcare, workforce development, and housing while also boosting state aid to communities. 

Here are just a few components of the budget that will yield game-changing impacts for our Commonwealth: 

  • $1.23 billion in state aid to cities and towns (a $63 million increase) 
  • $6 billion in Chapter 70 state funding for public schools, in line with the landmark Student Opportunity Act 
  • Increasing our state's "rainy day" fund to $6.74 billion to ensure stability in times of economic hardship 
  • $250 million for pandemic-related grants to support early education and childcare providers 
  • Numerous boosts for environmental protection, consistent with the Green Budget, including increases for DCR, DEP, climate change adaptation and preparedness, the Ecological Restoration Program, and environmental justice initiatives. 

Through the amendment process, I secured several critically needed statewide funding and policy measures: 

  • $1,000,000 to fully fund Hey Sam,youth mental health support text line run by Samaritans, Inc. The original idea for the helpline came from my Students Speak Legislative Forum after hearing about my young constituents' firsthand experiences with mental illness. I am proud that my chamber and I delivered to help combat the ongoing youth mental health crisis.
  • $200,000 for a statewide car seat recycling pilot program to reduce landfill waste and support Massachusetts families. 
  • $92,000 to conduct survey research on COVID vaccinations for children in Massachusetts to determine barriers to access and strategy to close vaccination gaps. 
  • $300,000 for the MA Womens Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts to enhance their educational programming about women's rights, women's suffrage, and women's history in our Commonwealth. 
  • I also co-sponsored an amendment and spoke on the floor about a policy measure to protect people in Massachusetts seeking, accessing, and providing reproductive and gender-affirming health care, consistent with our own state laws. This is critical if (when) the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. 
  • In the wake of increased gun violence and racist, antisemitic, Islamophobic, and anti-LGBTQ+ hate crimes, I co-sponsored an amendment that successfully secured $3,000,000 in security grants for community nonprofits and places of worship to protect vulnerable communities against domestic terrorism. Watch my floor speech about combating hate crimes here.  
My speech on the Senate Floor about the youth mental health crisis and the Hey Sam youth text line 

I also delivered for the towns and cities in my district, securing more than $1,600,000 in collaboration with my Senate colleagues for local projects and initiatives that will have real impact in our communities: 

  • $127,000 to fund and implement full-day kindergarten in Wrentham  
  • $110,000 for food pantries in Attleboro and Natick 
  • $125,000 for a feasibility study for a new council on aging facility in Attleboro 
  • $100,000 for economic development in West Natick 
  • $600,000 for urgent property repairs at Elm Bank Reservation in Dover 
  • $100,000 for electric vehicle charging stations in Wellesley 
  • $5,000 to fund anti-bias curriculum in Franklin Public Schools after an increase in local acts of racism, antisemitism, and homophobia 
  • $10,000 for the annual Franklin Cultural Festival 
  • $8,000 for historical preservation and safety upgrades to the Franklin State Forest  
  • $45,000 for facility upgrades for the Milford Senior Center  
  • $25,000 for backup power generators to ensure the resilience and reliability of the Millis Public Safety radio system 
  • $30,000 to replace the lighting management system at the Millis Public Library 
  • $50,000 for a feasibility study to improve transportation options in Needham 
  • $25,000 for technological upgrades to study water pollution mitigation and support community development in Norfolk 
  • $25,000 to repair and expand the Norfolk Council on Aging parking lot 
  • $25,000 for the operations of North Attleboro's WWII Memorial Pool 
  • $50,000 for a new water pumping and treatment station to access a new water source in Plainville 
  • $50,000 to study and improve the water quality of Sherborn's Farm Pond watershed 
  • $25,000 to upgrade lighting in the Wayland High School Fieldhouse 
  • $50,000 for AEDs at town parks in Medfield 
  • $25,000 for cardiac defibrillators for the North Attleboro Fire Department 
  • $25,000 for the Natick 180 Coalition to address addiction and substance use
  • $30,000 for the Veterans Oral History Project in Natick 
My speech on the impact of senseless acts of hate in our communities

It is the greatest honor of my life to serve the cities and towns of the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex district, and I am grateful for the partnership of our local community members and municipalities to elevate their needs do a statewide level. When we work together, we succeed. 
 
The Senate FY '23 budget now heads to conference committee to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate versions before they head back to our chambers and over to the Governor's desk. Stay tuned!  

This newsletter was shortened for publication here. To view the full contents, follow this link ->   https://mailchi.mp/masenate/monthlynewsletter-16310762

More Perfect Union: 049 - The Supreme Courts History, Missteps, and Where We're Headed In The Future (audio)

"In this episode, the group sits down to continue their discussion of the Supreme Court; recounting the history of the Courts System, famous cases, where's they've missed the mark in the past and what the future of the Supreme Court might look like.'

Audio link -> https://more-perfect-union.captivate.fm/episode/049-the-supreme-courts-history-missteps-and-where-were-headed-in-the-future 

Franklin.TV: A More Perfect Union (audio)
Franklin.TV: A More Perfect Union (audio)

2 Monthly Practice interviewing sessions remain (July 7, Aug 4)

Only two more sessions left (July and August)

Courtesy of a funded grant, the Framingham Public Library allows me to offer interviewing sessions on the first Thursday of a month.

Practice your interview skills!
Practice your interview skills!
Want to practice? Want to rehearse? Just want to ask questions?  
Come join us.

This link is valid for the first Thursday in July and August.


Edward Lawrence is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.



Topic: FPL - Monthly Practice interviewing -1st Thursday of month
        Every month on the First Thu, until Aug 4, 2022, 2 occurrence(s)
        Jul 7, 2022 02:00 PM
        Aug 4, 2022 02:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83809281952?pwd=aWpFVG5UeDNvUlR0M3htbnN5VjdGdz09

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Ed Lawrence
Authorized DISC Administrator
Member, CPRW Certification Committee; NCOPE


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