Saturday, February 25, 2023
Franklin Senior Center: Building Update for Feb 27 - Mar 3 -> Café & Multipurpose Room to reopen (audio)
We have some great news- the Senior Center's Common Grounds Café and attached multipurpose room will be open and fully functional starting Monday, February 27! Although the rest of the building will be inaccessible, we will be able to have breakfast and lunch daily, as well as varied programming throughout the week!
Everyone will need to enter through the multi purpose room doors (to the left of the main entrance), as entrance into the lobby will be prohibited while construction is happening.
The programming schedule will be posted on our website and social media, or you can give us a call at 508-520-4945 to see what programs are available to you if you do not have computer access.
We can't wait to see all of your shining faces back at the Senior Center next week!
Thanks for your understanding and patience!
Franklin Senior Center Director
|Franklin Senior Center: Building Update for Feb 27 - Mar 3|
25 Forge Parkway - Notice of Intent - Conservation
Shared from Town of Franklin page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/25_forge_parkway_noi_public_hearing_notice.pdf
|25 Forge Parkway - Notice of Intent - Conservation|
Monterey Drive Sewer Station Repair
In accordance with MGL c. 30 section 39m, it is the intention of the Town of Franklin to retain the services of a company for the purposes of upgrades at an existing sewer ejector station in the Town of Franklin.
|Town of Franklin - Invitation for Bids (IFB): Monterey Drive Sewer Station Repair|
From CommonWealth Magazine - climate points of view: waterfront resilience & decarbonization roadmap gaps
"GOV. MAURA HEALEY’S recent appointment of the Commonwealth’s first cabinet level climate chief –Melissa Hoffer, joining from the Environmental Protection Agency – reflects the new administration’s belief that resiliency is a priority issue that spans public health, equity, the economy, and environmental sustainability.With key federal, state, and local players committed to rapidly advancing our efforts to address climate change, Massachusetts has both the scientific prowess and innovative spirit to be a global leader in addressing this critical issue. We also have an influx of new federal dollars, including funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act, available to municipalities, states, and community-based organizations to fund resiliency efforts."
"GOV. MAURA HEALEY has gotten off to a good running start on implementing the Commonwealth’s plans to combat climate change by establishing an Office of Climate Innovation and Resilience within the governor’s office and appointing a climate chief. The state’s long range climate change plans are embodied in the “Massachusetts 2050 Decarbonization Road Map,” which aims to reduce Massachusetts greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent of the 1990 baseline by 2050 and achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, through a near-total reliance on renewable energy sources and battery storage for electricity.If implemented, the plan will require a huge transformation of the electricity generation sector, shifting away from reliance on natural gas and other fossil fuels to generate electricity and instead relying on solar and wind sources. It would also require 100 percent electrification of building space and water heating and a massive increase in the number of electric vehicles, among other initiatives."
|From CommonWealth Magazine - climate points of view: waterfront resilience & decarbonization roadmap gaps|
Friday, February 24, 2023
Fairmount Fruit Farm announces:
"We are sad to announce that our 2.25 winter market has been cancelled.
We will however be stocked up and loaded with goodies from @sanobesuperfoods @b._food @boundless.bakery @woodlandfarmsma
Stay tuned for more posts and updates!"
|the Winter Farmers Market scheduled for Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 has been cancelled|
Friday, February 24
5:30pm - KJ's Con (live music) (67 Degrees Brewery)7:30pm - Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play (ticketed event) (Dean College)
Saturday, February 25
10:00am - Winter Farmers Market (Fairmount Fruit Farm) Cancelled
10:00am - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)
10:30am - Winter Beach Party (Franklin Public Library)
11:00am - Silent Saturday: The Freshman (free silent movie) (Franklin Public Library)
11:00am - Yoga in the Taproom (ticketed event) (67 Degrees Brewery)
2:00pm - Highwaymen Concert with Matt York (Franklin Public Library)
2:00pm - Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play (ticketed event) (Dean College)
5:30pm - Wicked West (live music) (67 Degrees Brewery)
7:30pm - Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play (ticketed event) (Dean College)
8:00pm - Tracy Grammer (with Jim Henry) Concert (ticketed event) (Circle of Friends Coffeehouse)
Sunday, February 26
1:00pm - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)
2:00pm - Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play (ticketed event) (Dean College)
Wednesday, March 1 - First Day of Women's History Month
1:00pm - Senior Scribblers (writing group) (Franklin Senior Center - cafeteria)
7:00pm - Franklin Art Association (Franklin Senior Center - cafeteria)
Thursday, March 2
6:30pm - Franklin LGBTQ Alliance - monthly meeting (Franklin Public Library)
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 School district calendar is found https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26
Town Clerk Nancy Danello looks at the year ahead; local census, dog registrations, possible Tri-County vote & local election in Nov (audio)
FM #950 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 950 in the series.
This session shares my conversation with Town Clerk Nancy Danello conducted in her office at the Municipal Building on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.
We talk about the annual census, dog registrations due by April 1, and the election calendar for 2023 including the possible Tri-County school building special election.
The show notes include links to the Town Clerk page and to the Tri-County information.
The recording runs about 20 minutes, so let’s listen in.Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-950-franklin-ma-town-clerk-nancy-danello-02-14-23
Town Clerk’s page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/town-clerk
Tri-County new building page -> https://www.tri-countybuilding.com/
Tri County School Building Project - Karen Maguire, Tri County Superintendent (presentation to Town Council) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/8a._tri_county_presentation.pdf
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A great night tonight at FHS for @fhsboysbball vs @XBHSBBall It was a great game but even better was the support for our honorary captain Nick Gasper!!What a special night to honor our friend Nick Gaspar. Thanks to the Xaverian players and Coach Sheehan. Live for the moment and value all your blessings. Nick was burying shots in warmups! So proud of our guys on and awesome season 18-1. 0-0 now and on to the next challengeThank you to @XBHSBBall for contributing to Gaspar night. So classy! We appreciate everyone who came out to support our guy Nick!Bigger than Basketball. @1NickStrong18
|FHS boys basketball tops Xaverian while supporting Nick Gaspar|
"The JV boys (hockey team) closed out their season earlier this week with a 4-1 win over St. John's Shrewsbury. The team finished with an overall record of 10-7. Thank you to the players and parents for a great season! Best of luck in your spring sports!!" @FHSPantherHocke @FranklinMatters
|FHS boys JV hockey close out season with win|
|Booker T. Washington|
|William Maurice "Mo" Cowan|
William Maurice "Mo" Cowan lived in the Norfolk County town of Stoughton. He was appointed to serve as the United States Senator for the State of Massachusetts on February 1, 2013. He served along with U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) making it the first time that two African Americans served simultaneously in the United States Senate. Prior to his appointment, Senator Cowan earned a law degree at Northeastern University and joined the prestigious law firm of Mintz Levin, where he later became a partner. Mr. Cowan left the law firm to become counsel to Governor Deval Patrick.
elected as Governor of Massachusetts in 2006, He served two terms as Governor. Did you know he lived in the Norfolk County town of Milton?