$ 14.76 Ohiopyle Prints, Inc. Supplemental Supplies$447.00 Cesar’s Barber Shop In-hose enrichment
Saturday, September 24, 2022
Football = Franklin, 21 vs. Duxbury, 34 – Final
1Q: (D) Alex Barlow 1-yard rush, XP good; (F) Michael Davide 5-yard rush, Garrett Portesi XP good.
2Q: (D) Matt Festa 6-yard rush, XP good; (D) M. Festa 40-yard pass to Chris Walsh.
3Q: (D) Adam Barr 1-yard rush, XP failed; (D) M. Festa 88-yard pass to C. Walsh, XP good; (F) Jase Lyons 37-yard pass to Derek Dubriske, G. Portesi XP good.
4Q: (F) J. Lyons 49-yard pass to Luke Davis, G. Portesi XP good.
Girls Soccer = North Attleboro, 0 @ Franklin, 1 – Final
Boys Soccer = Franklin, 2 @ North Attleboro, 0 – Final
"What a difference two weeks can make.
After starting their league schedule with a 5-1 setback on the road at Oliver Ames on September 9th, the Franklin boys soccer team has found its groove by rattling off a five-game unbeaten streak, the latest a 2-0 decision on the road at North Attleboro for their fourth shutout in the past five contests.
The win keeps the Panthers in a tie with Attleboro atop the table of the Kelley-Rex division heading into the midway point of the season next week.
“I’m not sure what has changed…Oliver Ames is a good team and on that day, we didn’t show up,” said Franklin head coach Fran Bositis, now in his 52nd season at the helm. “I was upset after that game but I just had to keep reminding myself that we aren’t that bad. I really think we have a good team.”Continue reading the article online ->
For a photo gallery from this game -> https://hockomocksports.smugmug.com/2022-2023/Fall-2022/North-Attleboro-Franklin-Boys-Soccer-09-23-22/
For other results around the Hockomock League
|Franklin senior Will Kryzak scores on a shot from inside the area in the first half at North Attleboro. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)|
"A new tool to determine MIAA alignments will be implemented starting with the current alignment cycle, which will go into effect for the 2023-24 school year.The formula, presented at Thursday’s virtual board of directors meeting, will be based on competitive equity. Previously, enrollment was used as a baseline, with factors such as co-ops and vocational status moving a school up or down.“The goal for this equity tool is to remove as much subjectivity as possible by using real, measurable data,” said Jared Shannon, Wahconah athletic director and vice chair of the MIAA’s Tournament Management Committee.The equity formula focuses on stability and high-needs numbers, as reported to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and would create a baseline alignment that schools can then appeal. Data points include English language learners, public assistance, SNAP, transitional aid, MassHealth, homelessness, and foster care, among others."
|"This equity tool moves the needle dramatically in the right direction"|
"Because you asked! Installing a new watermain in the "Country Club" neighborhood. For the most part, the work is going smoothly, however material shortages is slowing the job down. The new water is made of Ductile Iron pipe and it is very short supply due to COVID, which caused the foundry to shut down for a period of time. There is also an increased demand for pipe nationwide because of increased Federal Funding for Public Works projects.Two years ago there was no waiting for pipe, now there is wait time of 26 to 40 weeks till the pipe is available. For example the pipe below was ordered in February, made in New Jersey on 9/10, delivered to Franklin on 9/16 and started going into the ground on 9/19!This project was scheduled for next year, as part of the Town's on going "watermain replacement / new roads" program but we were able to use ARPA funding for this work during the current construction season. The old pipe being replaced is made out of asbestos concrete.If you would like to know more about water pipe, check out this article:https://www.exponent.com/services/practices/engineering/buildings--structures/capabilities/asbestoscement-transite-pipe-in-water-distributi__/?serviceId=962f01e0-65f2-41ec-b20e-940340a4ab50&loadAllByPageSize=true&knowledgePageSize=7&knowledgePageNum=0&newseventPageSize=7&newseventPageNum=0&professionalsPageNum=1...Have a great Public Works Day!"
Friday, September 23, 2022
- a Bollywood Dance Party at the Library
- a storywalk at DelCarte
- Circle of Friends hosts their first concert since Feb 2020
- People's Poetry opens for the 2nd time at Escape Into Fiction
- and the Dean Leadership Institute Fall program opens with Dr Charles Steinberg of the Worcester Red Sox (formerly Pawsox)
Friday, September 23
12:00pm - Book Sale (Franklin Public Library)
2:00pm - Farmers Market (Town Common) Farmers Market
5:00pm - Thee Taco Guy (food truck) (67 Degrees Brewery)
6:00pm - Sioo (live music) (La Cantina Winery)
6:00pm - Anna Freitas Trio (live music) (67 Degrees Brewery)
8:00pm - Matt Zajac's Rock Night (3 bands, live music - ticketed event) (THE BLACK BOX)
Saturday, September 24
7:00am - Fitness Open House (sample classes offered) (Franklin YMCA)
9:00am - Book Sale (Franklin Public Library)
9:30am - Bollywood Dance Party (family event) (Franklin Public Library)
10:00am - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)
10:30am - Fall Storywalk (Franklin Library at the DelCarte Open Space)
11:00am - Yoga in the Taproom (ticketed event) (67 Degrees Brewery)
1:00pm - Bag Sale (Franklin Public Library)
5:30pm - Community Cookout (Franklin Methodist Church)
6:00pm - Matt Zajac (live music) (La Cantina Winery)
6:00pm - Mike Malone (live music) (67 Degrees Brewery)
8:00pm - Pamela Means - Power of the Protest Song (Circle of Friends Coffeehouse)
Sunday, September 25
1:00pm - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)
Wednesday, September 28
6:00pm - People's Poetry (Escape Into Fiction)
Thursday, September 29
6:00pm - Dean Leadership Institute: Dr Charles Steinberg (registration required - free) (Dean College; Guidry Center)
6:00pm - Nick & Emily (live music) (La Cantina Winery)
The Franklin Art Association Art Gallery remains open during business hours at Escape into Fiction (Main St, Franklin)
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
FM #846 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 846 in the series.
This session of the radio show shares the Franklin (MA) Board of Health meeting held on Thursday, Sep 22, 2022. There was only one item on the agenda, an unpermitted septic issue discovered during the sale of the property at 366 Pond St.
After hearing the details of the issue, the Board voted to have the unit brought into compliance with the town bylaws within 45 days.
The meeting runs just about 22 minutes.
Agenda document for this meeting
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"If there's a question on the November ballot that will cause voter's to sit up and scratch their head for a minute, it's probably Question 2.
Supporters of the dental insurance initiative say it is intended to wring out wasteful spending from the system by requiring at least 83 cents of every dollar collected in premiums to go toward care, and not administrative costs, taxes or profit. This is also known as a loss-ratio.
But what will it mean for consumers? A new report published this morning by Tufts University's Center for State Policy Analysis concludes that if Question 2 passes, it could cause some smaller insurers to leave the market, leaving consumers with fewer choices.
As for cost, one way insurers could try to come into compliance with the new rules would be to allow dentists to charge more for services. That would cause patients to more quickly hit their annual caps and wind up paying more out of pocket. CSPA Executive Director Evan Horowitz, however, writes in the report that "while it might inspire price increases that trickle down to consumers, the scale of these increases should be limited."
Other mechanisms insurers would have to meet the 83 percent loss-ratio would be to lower consumer premiums, cover more services or streamline their operations.
Horowitz said part of the problem in predicting the scale of the impact to the dental insurance industry is that the question has been "built on relatively thin information. It’s not clear whether dental insurers are currently close to — or far from — the proposed 83 percent requirements." Massachusetts would also be the first state in the country to impose an 83-cent loss-ratio on dental insurers.
Based on available data, CSPA finds that most large insurers probably have loss-ratios close to 80 percent, making compliance a lighter lift.
"Based on the limited information we do have, it seems likely that insurers will be able to meet the new standards with a mix of operational changes that includes somewhat increased prices for dental care," Horowitz concludes."
Shared from the MASSterList email -> https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Breaking-down-Question-2.html?soid=1107496303234&aid=472__lI5e0s
Direct link to the report -> https://cspa.tufts.edu/node/741
|Tufts University's Center for State Policy Analysis provides insights on Ballot Question #2|
Additional coverage on this ballot question from CommonWealth Magazine
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