Saturday, October 15, 2022

Information for Franklin Voters Regarding the Upcoming Election

Notice from the Office of the Town Clerk's Office regarding in person early voting, mail-in ballots, and election day.

The State Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022 from 6am - 8pm at the Franklin High School Gymnasium. In person early voting will take place October 22nd - November 4th at the Franklin Municipal Building ONLY (355 East Central Street). There will be NO in person early voting at Franklin High School.

The Municipal Building in person early voting dates are as follows…
  • Saturday, Oct. 22 in person: 9am -3pm
  • Monday, Oct. 24 in person: 8am - 4pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25 in person: 8am - 4pm
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26 in person: 8am - 6pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 27 in person: 8am - 4pm
  • Friday, October 28 in person: 8am - 1pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 29 in person: 9am - 5pm *Last day to register to vote*
  • Monday, Oct. 31 in person: 8am - 4pm
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 in person: 8am - 4pm
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2 in person: 8am - 6pm
  • Thursday, Nov. 3 in person: 8am - 4pm
  • Friday, Nov. 4 in person: 8am - 1pm

The last day to register to vote is Saturday, October 29th, 2022. You may check or update your information via the State's Online Voter Registration tool: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/OVR/

Ballots arrived at the Town Clerk's office on October 11th, 2022. Our staff is working diligently to ensure all voters that have already requested a mail-in ballot receive them in a timely manner.

Requesting a Mail-In Ballot

Voters may apply to receive a mail-in ballot by Tuesday, November 1st at 5pm the latest. Voters are encouraged to apply as early as possible for a mail-in ballot, especially if your ballot will need to be mailed out of town. The U.S. Postal Service recommends allowing up to 7 days for mail delivery. To ensure you receive your ballot with enough time to mail it back, you should apply 2-3 weeks before Election Day. Your application can only be accepted if it has reached your local election office by the deadline. You may apply to receive a mail-in ballot online here: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleabsentee/absidx.htm

Returning Your Ballot
Once you have received and completed your ballot, you may return it by…
  • Mailing it back using the envelope provided; or
  • Hand-delivering your ballot to the Town Clerk's Office in the Municipal Building during Early Voting hours or during regular business hours on November 7th (8am - 4pm) and before 8pm on November 8th, 2022; or
  • Hand-delivering your ballot using our ballot drop box any time before 8pm on November 8th, 2022. Both ballot drop boxes are located at the Franklin Municipal Building. 
    • 355 East Central Street (To the left of the building)
    • 355 East Central Street (Mail slot to left as you enter walkway to main entrance)
Please note that Ballots cannot be dropped off at a polling place on Election Day.   


Please see the attached voting schedule flyer. Questions? Call the Town Clerk's Office at 508-520-4900.

Shared from Town of Franklin page ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/information-franklin-voters-regarding-upcoming-election

Information for Franklin Voters Regarding the Upcoming Election
Information for Franklin Voters Regarding the Upcoming Nov 8, 2022 Election

Franklin Recreation Department Winter Brochure 2022-2023

The latest publication of the Franklin Recreation Department Winter Brochure is available online!!! 

Take a look at all of the classes and programs we will be offering this winter.  

Registration OPENS November 1st at 8:30 AM.

275 Beaver Street, Franklin, MA. 02038 • (508) 613-1666 • http://franklinma.myrec.com/

Franklin Recreation Department Winter Brochure 2022-2023
Franklin Recreation Department Winter Brochure 2022-2023

FHS girls and boys soccer teams both top King Philip on Friday

Via HockomockSports.com, we share the results of the fall sports competition for Franklin High School on Friday, October 14, 2022. We also provide the link to the full set of Hockomock League results below.


Boys Soccer = King Philip, 1 @ Franklin, 5 – Final 
– Franklin turned it up a notch in the second half and exploded for four goals after the break to take a big win on the road and stay two points clear in the Kelley-Rex division title race. Sophomore Garrett Scagliarini recorded his first assists to junior Michael Fernandez-Martin for the only goal of the opening half. After the break, Trey Lovell scored a pair of goals — the first assists by Max Tobin and the second by Scagliarini, while Fernandez-Martin grabbed an assist to Wyatt Herndon. Noah Cain (from Josh Dunlop) capped the scoring for the hosts.

Girls Soccer = Franklin, 2 @ King Philip, 1 – Final 
– KP had a strong first half but was unable to find a way through Franklin goalie Rachel Welch, who made a series of big saves. The Panthers were able to turn things around a little after the break and scored twice to split the season series and move three points clear of the Warriors in the division. Alli Powderly scored the opening goal for Franklin, finishing an assist from Selene Hammad. Anya Zub headed in a long free kick from Norah Anderson for what turned out to be the game-winner. KP pulled one back with five minutes to play. Mikayala Thompson scored off an assist from Rachel DeFlaminis.

For other results around the Hockomock League

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

Panther TV: EditorVar's highlight reel for the recent FHS unified basketball game

Panther TV (@fhspanthertv) tweeted on Fri, Oct 14, 2022:
Congrats to @FranklinUnified for their win against KP 72-56 last night! Check out @editorvar's highlight reel  @FHSSports @FranklinHS   
https://youtu.be/31nkKpALXsY via @YouTube

Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/fhspanthertv/status/1580895300339712000

Congressman Jake Auchincloss: An Update for Oct 3 to Oct 14


Congressman Jake Auchincloss: An Update for Oct 3 to Oct 14

LAST 2 WEEKS IN REVIEW
OCTOBER 3 - OCTOBER 14

I'm your representative in Congress, and I write to keep you informed.


On the Hill

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Energy Prices: Last weekend, I discussed rising energy prices and the need to transition to clean energy independence on Fox News. Instead of relying on oil from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Venezuela, we need domestic clean energy to provide energy security and a healthier planet for future generations. I also highlighted the bipartisan initiative I have led in Congress to support the G7's price cap on Russian oil, to reduce prices for American consumers and to deprive the Kremlin of hard currency for its illegal war.

Further, I am keenly aware that our district is struggling with increased costs to heat our homes this winter, with some households facing as much as a $500 increase over last winter. To mitigate these high energy costs, I have continuously supported funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This program assists eligible low-income households with their heating energy costs and provides bill payment assistance. You can learn more about applying for LIHEAP assistance here.


I am also supporting the release of home heating oil reserves in New England.

Ukraine: Earlier this week, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling on countries not to recognize the four regions of Ukraine that Russia has claimed. The resolution also demands that Moscow reverse course on its "attempted illegal annexation". The resolution passed by a vote of 143 to 5, with 35 countries abstaining.

This vote tally is a thunderous diplomatic win for Ukraine, the United States, and the free world. It also represents a searing defeat for Russia. The U.S. will continue to stand with Ukraine during a long, cold winter. We will stay with Ukraine as long as it takes.

Make your voice heard → I am working in Congress to establish American clean energy independence and, in turn, lower energy prices for American families. Let me know below if you are concerned with the price of electricity and home heating oil ahead of winter.

Are you concerned with high energy prices for this winter?

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Around the Fourth

Congressman Jake Auchincloss


Climate Summit: On November 10th, I am hosting a climate summit in Needham to discuss climate change and the clean energy transition. You are invited to attend. The summit will bring together climate stakeholders from the Massachusetts 4th and beyond to hear directly from leaders in academia, industry, and public policy about their efforts to curb climate change, and how Massachusetts can lead the nation in the transition to clean energy.

Featuring opening remarks by Olin College of Engineering President Gilda A. Barabino, Ph.D., and Former Congressman and Current Citizens Energy Managing Director Joe Kennedy III, the Climate Summit will present three panels that each highlight a different group of climate & clean tech professionals and their leadership in the public and private sectors. Please share this event with your family and friends. Please RSVP by November 1 if you plan to attend. You will be added to a waitlist if we reach venue capacity.

          When: Thursday, November 10, 2022, from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
          Where: Needham, MA (address will be sent a few days in advance to those who RSVP)

Wellesley College STEM Panel: Last week, I celebrated the opening of Wellesley College's new Science Complex. I spoke on a panel titled "Changing the Face of STEM," which focused on the importance of having more women, including women of color, in the science and technology fields. As the son of a trailblazing woman scientist, I am a committed champion of diversity in STEM to narrow the gender pay gap, ensure a diverse and talented STEM workforce, and to prevent biases in these fields and the products and services they produce. You can watch the full panel here.

Sincerely,

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Jake

   

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Franklin High School: Important Information and Dates for October to December 2022

Franklin High School News: Important Information and Dates

October - December
 
Oct 15       PSAT's at FHS for the class of 2024; 7:30 am to 12:30 pm-- register your Junior HERE until 9/23/22
Oct 19       Theater II presents Cabaret: Too Much Light Makes the Baby go Blind  7PM in the FHS Auditorium Tickets $5 for students, $10 for Adults
Oct 20      Theater II presents Cabaret: Too Much Light Makes the Baby go Blind  7PM in the FHS Auditorium Tickets $5 for students, $10 for Adults
Oct 21       Homecoming Football Game VS Attleboro at 7 pm on FHS Pisini Field
Oct 22      Homecoming Dance at 7 PM in the FHS Gym; click to buy tickets; proceeds go to a Breast Cancer charity
Oct 28      Half Day of School; dismissal at 10:55 AM
Nov 8       No School PDD Day/Election Day
Nov 9       Half Day-Parent Conferences in person during the afternoon and evening; dismissal at 10:55 AM
Nov 10     Half Day-Parent Conferences - virtual only; dismissal at 10:55 AM
Nov 11      No School - Veteran's Day
Nov 11      FHS Theater Co presents: Cinderella 7 PM in the FHS Auditorium
Nov 12     FHS Theater Co presents: Cinderella 2 PM in the FHS Auditorium
Nov 15     TriM Induction Ceremony and Chamber Concert @ 7PM FHS Auditorium
Nov 18     FHS Theater Co presents: Cinderella 7 PM in the FHS Auditorium
Nov 19     FHS Theater Co presents: Cinderella 7 PM in the FHS Auditorium
Nov 23 through 25 No School -Thanksgiving Break
Dec 6       FHS Chorus and Orchestra Concert @ 7PM in the FHS Auditorium (snow date 12/9)
Dec 7       Half Day of School; dismissal at 10:55 AM; no lunch served
Dec 8       FHS Band Concert @ 7 PM in the FHS Auditorium (Snow Date 12/9)
 
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  • New Student Registration >> click HERE
  • Moving? Complete a Change of Address form >> click HERE
  • School Bus Routes for the 2022-2023 School Year-click HERE
  • Register your Franklin Public Schools Chromebook and purchase insurance for it HERE

Shared from Franklin High School -> https://www.franklinps.net/fhs/news/school-news-important-information-and-dates

Franklin High School: Important Information and Dates for October to December 2022
Franklin High School: Important Information and Dates for October to December 2022

Medication take back day at SAFE Coalition - Oct 29

"ITS BAAAAAACK! 
Let’s get those medications out of your house and DISPOSED OF PROPERLY!"



Medication take back day at SAFE Coalition - Oct 29
Medication take back day at the SAFE Coalition - Oct 29

"the global water cycle ... how human water use affects where water is stored, how it moves, and how clean it is"

Daniel Moser (@_dmoser) tweeted on Fri, Oct 14, 2022:
๐ŸŒŠThe new Water Cycle๐ŸŒŠ

Although people have long siphoned water from groundwater and diverted rivers into farm fields and industrial plants, this new diagram is the first time humans have been included in what was presented until now as a "natural" cycle by @USGS ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡ 
https://t.co/ABJobxNRQ6

Shared from Twitter -> https://twitter.com/_dmoser/status/1580930320701919232

The updated water cycle
The updated water cycle

Friday, October 14, 2022

Franklin (MA) School Committee meeting Oct 11, 2022 (audio recording)

FM #862 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 862 in the series. 


This session shares the Franklin, MA School Committee meeting held on Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022. The meeting was conducted in the Council Chambers with one member remote so a roll call vote was recorded every time where needed. 


School Committee Chair Denise Spencer opens the meeting at 7:00 PM. 


Key items on the agenda

Legislator of the Year Award presented by MASC to Senator Becca Rausch

Improvement plan presentations and discussion for 

  • Middle schools (Horace Mann, Remington, & Annie Sullivan)

  • Franklin High School

MASC resolutions reviewed & voted on as amended

Creation of a Redistricting Advisory Council approved


The show notes contain a link to the full agenda and to my notes & photos captured via Twitter during the meeting. 


The recording runs about three hours, thirty minutes, so let’s listen to the Franklin School Committee on Oct 11, 2022. Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-862-franklin-ma-school-cmte-mtg-10-11-22



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School Committee page -> https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-committee 


Meeting agenda doc 

https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/agendas/scagenda_10-11-22.pdf

 

Meeting packet folder

https://www.franklinps.net/district/meeting-packets/pages/october-11-2022-school-committee-meeting-packet

 

My notes captured via Twitter and compiled into one PDF doc ->

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DF-bRWLpEwNeNeWGFvngIjQYWtSnn8Ov/view?usp=sharing


Photos from the meeting (mostly screen shots of the presentations not yet posted to the packet folder)  https://photos.app.goo.gl/SMsQcCJmzJFKzqwNA 


YouTube video replay for this meeting ->   https://youtu.be/Aj7BugMBAQg


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

 

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

 

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


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.


I hope you enjoy!

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Legislator of the Year Award presented by MASC to Senator Becca Rausch
Legislator of the Year Award presented by MASC to Senator Becca Rausch

Franklin's Event Outlook: Oct 14, 2022 to Oct 20, 2022

The leaves maybe turning color and starting to fall but the community calendar is filling up with activities, performances, and interesting things to do. Something is happening everyday this weekend and pretty much right through to next Thursday. On the stage front, from The Sound of Music to The Importance of Being Ernest, #artshappenhere in Franklin

Events subject to change. Check the interactive calendar for additional details ->   https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html

Friday, October 14 

4:30pm - Papalias Pizza (Wood-Fired mobile pizza truck) (67 Degrees Brewery)

5:30pm - Scott Damgaard (Solo acoustic guitarist) (67 Degrees Brewery)

12:00pm - Fall Storywalk (DelCarte Recreation)

2:00pm - Farmers Market  (Town Common)

2:00pm - Matt Zajac (live music)  (Town Common)

2:30pm - Installation Ceremony - Dean President & Chancellor (Dean College)

4:00pm - Pumpkin Patch Sale (St John’s Episcopal)

6:00pm - Sioo (La Cantina Winery)

7:00pm - FPAC presents The Sound of Music (THE BLACK BOX)


Saturday, October 15

Dean College Homecoming Weekend

5:30pm -  Northeast Groove (67 Degrees Brewery)

9:00am - Friends of the Poor Walk - St VdP (Town Common)

10:00am - Pumpkin Patch Sale (St John’s Episcopal)

10:00am - Touch a Truck (DPW Way)

10:00am - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

11:00am - Fall Foliage Hike (Rail Trail Cmte - SNETT, Grove St)

11:00am - Diwali Celebration (Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter School)

12:00pm - Fall Storywalk (DelCarte Recreation)

4:00pm - AK Cody (live music) (La Cantina Winery)

7:00pm - FPAC presents The Sound of Music (THE BLACK BOX)


Sunday, October 16

Dean College Homecoming Weekend

8:30am - Ladybug 5K (Kennedy Elementary School)

10:00am - Howl-o-Ween Dog Costume Party (Dacey Fields)

12:00pm - Pumpkin Patch Sale (St John’s Episcopal)

12:00pm - Fall Storywalk (DelCarte Recreation)

12:00pm - Caribbean Press (67 Degrees Brewery)

1:00pm - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

2:00pm - FPAC presents The Sound of Music (THE BLACK BOX)


Monday, October 17

12:00pm - Fall Storywalk (DelCarte Recreation)

4:00pm - Pumpkin Patch Sale (St John’s Episcopal)

6:00pm - Rising Star Cabaret auditions (THE BLACK BOX)


Tuesday, October 18

12:00pm - Fall Storywalk (DelCarte Recreation)

4:00pm - Pumpkin Patch Sale (St John’s Episcopal)


Wednesday, October 19

12:00pm - Fall Storywalk (DelCarte Recreation)

3:00pm - Franklin Health Fair (Franklin Public Library)

4:00pm - Pumpkin Patch Sale (St John’s Episcopal)


Thursday, October 20

8:30am - Town Council Office Hours (Senior Center)

12:00pm - Fall Storywalk (DelCarte Recreation)

3:00pm - Mass Cultural Council Meeting (Downtown Franklin)

4:00pm - Pumpkin Patch Sale (St John’s Episcopal)

6:00pm - Kendo (live music) (La Cantina Winery)

7:00pm - 350 Mass Greater Franklin Node (virtual meeting)

7:30pm - The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People” (Dean College)


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The Franklin Art Association Art Gallery remains open during business hours at Escape into Fiction (Main St, Franklin)

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

The Cultural calendar displays only the cultural events      https://www.franklinculture.org/things-do/pages/calendar

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

Franklin Art Association Opening Reception at Escape Into Fiction - Nov 10

The Franklin Art Association will hold an Opening Reception at Escape into Fiction on Thursday, November 10 at 7 PM. 

Franklin Art Association Opening Reception at Escape Into Fiction - Nov 10
Franklin Art Association Opening Reception at Escape Into Fiction - Nov 10

State Representative Jeff Roy spreads message of unity and hope (video)

A few weeks ago, Rep. Roy delivered remarks at Franklin’s 9/11 anniversary commemoration. He spoke of unity, hope, and coming together as one (e pluribus union). The theme is important in these times of divisiveness and chaos.

Indeed, in times of challenge, Americans are at their best when move forward together as one. Jeff urged those in attendance to be beacons of light so that others may see the good works.

You can view the remarks by clicking here or on the image below.



Shared from Rep Roy's newsletter. You can find the full set of contents at this link ->