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Friday, February 25, 2022

Franklin Residents: Closure of Municipal Buildings 2/25/2022

Closure of Municipal Buildings 2/25/2022

Dear Franklin Constituents, 

All town administrative offices and buildings will be closed today, Friday, February 25th, 2022 due to inclement weather. 

The Police Department has declared a town wide parking ban in effect 2/25/2022 from 1am through 8pm.

All non-emergency personnel will continue to be available for remote work through our regular department business hours of 8am-1pm. Staff will still be available via phone, email and other networks to conduct business. Please call for service and a staff member will get back to you.

Please see the department directory for contact information:

https://www.franklinma.gov/home/pages/local-phone-directory

Emergency information is here:

https://www.franklinma.gov/home/pages/emergency-management-information

Franklin DPW direct contact is here: 

https://www.franklinma.gov/public-works

Please stay safe Franklin! And stay in touch with our social media channels for any updates.

Shared from Town of Franklin -> https://www.franklinma.gov/home/urgent-alerts/closure-municipal-buildings-2252022

Franklin Residents: Closure of Municipal Buildings 2/25/2022
Franklin Residents: Closure of Municipal Buildings 2/25/2022

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Franklin Public Library Closed Monday, February 21 for Presidents' Day

Franklin Public Library Closed Monday, February 21 for Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day

The Franklin Public Library will be closed Monday, February 21 for Presidents' Day.

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Senior Center CLOSED Friday, February 4 2022, due to inclement weather

Senior Center CLOSED Friday, February 4 2022, 
due to inclement weather.

Due to the inclement ice storm and weather, the Franklin Senior Center will be closed to all programming and activities tomorrow, Friday, February 4, 2022. 

Stay Safe!

Danielle Hopkins and Christina LaRose

Shared from Town of Franklin page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-senior-center/news/senior-center-closed-friday-february-4th-2022-due-inclement-weather




Senior Center CLOSED Friday, February 4 2022, due to inclement weather.
Senior Center CLOSED Friday, February 4 2022, due to inclement weather.



Franklin Public Schools: Schools will be CLOSED with a snow day on Friday, February 4

February 3, 2022

Dear Franklin Community,

The weather is expected to bring icy conditions and flash freezing in the morning, with sleet and snow to fall later in the day. As a result of this forecast, the Franklin Public Schools will be CLOSED with a snow day on Friday, February 4.

For the safety of all staff, district and school offices will also be closed. Those who are able to work from home should do so as you are able.

There will be no after school or evening activities.  I hope everyone has a nice weekend. Stay safe.

Sara Ahern
Superintendent of Schools


Schools will be CLOSED with a snow day on Friday, February 4
Schools will be CLOSED with a snow day on Friday, February 4

Friday, January 28, 2022

Update: parking ban for this weekend in advance of the forecasted blizzard

Parking Ban, 1AM Sat to 8AM Sun

  •     Schools, 
  •     Library, 
  •     Recycling 

all closed Sat and Sun. 

All recreation events cancelled also canceled this weekend


Shared from Town of Franklin page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/home/urgent-alerts/parking-ban-129-1am-130-8am

Be safe!

Will we see snow like we did in 2015? Stay tuned!
Will we see snow like we did in 2015? Stay tuned!

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Rhapsody's Victorian Coffee House - status update

"To my beloved patrons, many of which have become friends, permit me to say that nothing has made me happier, given me more purpose, than providing a community with a warm and friendly place to congregate while enjoying well prepared dishes using fresh local ingredients. As the owner of Rhapsody’s Victorian Coffee House, I’ve been blessed! 
The challenges in the food industry remain. We are closed for the time being and effectively until further notice while we sort out the numbers and weigh the business risks going into 2022. 
This holiday season has been more about the relationships than ever before. People need people. I’ve been rewarded by providing an exceptional location for people to congregate, enjoy each other’s company, while indulging on the finest food and beverages. 
Lets see what happens!" 
- Mike

Rhapsody's Victorian Coffee House - status update
Rhapsody's Victorian Coffee House - status update (photo from a warmer day - May 2021)


Thursday, December 23, 2021

Franklin Food Pantry will be closed Dec 23, 2021 through Jan 3, 2022

The Franklin Food Pantry will be closed Dec 23 through Jan 3. The bin is closed so please don't leave anything there.
    Online donations can be safely made during this period ->
 https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/

Franklin Food Pantry will be closed Dec 23, 2021 through Jan 3, 2022
Franklin Food Pantry will be closed Dec 23, 2021 through Jan 3, 2022

Shared from Facebook -> 

Friday, October 1, 2021

Franklin Police - Road Closure Alert - Saturday, Oct 2 for Harvest Festival

***ROAD CLOSURE***
This Saturday October 2nd from 10am-6pm Main Street will be closed from Rt. 140 to Emmons Street for the 18th Annual Harvest Festival.
Stop by and support the Franklin Downtown Partnership! 

Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/franklinpolice/status/1443607605260210181?s=03



Franklin Police - Road Closure Alert - Saturday, Oct 2 for Harvest Festival
Franklin Police - Road Closure Alert - Saturday, Oct 2 for Harvest Festival

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Franklin Public Library Closed on Labor Day - Sep 6. 2021

Franklin Public Library Closed on Labor Day

The Franklin Public Library will be closed Monday, September 6th for Labor Day.

Shared from ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/news/franklin-public-library-closed-labor-day

Franklin Public Library Closed on Labor Day - Sep 6. 2021
Franklin Public Library Closed on Labor Day - Sep 6. 2021


Saturday, April 17, 2021

Town of Franklin Offices Closed for Patriot's Day - Apr 19, 2021

Town of Franklin Offices Closed for Patriot's Day

All Town of Franklin offices will be closed on Monday, April 19, in observance of Patriot's Day. 

 

Shared from the Town of Franklin page:   https://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/town-franklin-offices-closed-patriots-day

 

Town of Franklin Offices Closed for Patriot's Day - Apr 19, 2021
Town of Franklin Offices Closed for Patriot's Day - Apr 19, 2021



Saturday, March 14, 2020

Franklin Public Library Closure for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Franklin Public Library Closure

Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the Franklin Public Library will be closed to all patrons indefinitely, until further notice

The staff will be required to work a full schedule and will continue to operate business via online services and will be available by phone during modified business hours at 508-520-4941. Modified business hours will be 9AM to 5PM Monday through Saturday where staff will be available by phone. 

All programs at the Library, including the Book Sale, are cancelled for this duration. Any late fines will be waived through at least March 27th. Items that are checked out will have their due date extended to April 30th. 

The Library's book return will remain open twenty-four hours a day. No book or media donations will be accepted until further notice.


If you currently have items on the holdshelf, the Library will offer "curbside pickup"
Please drive to the Library parking lot or 5 minute parking spots, call the Library with your name and Library card number ready, and a staff person will check out your items and bring them to your car. This service is available during the modified business hours of Monday through Saturday, 9AM to 5PM.

Franklin Public Library Closure for coronavirus (COVID-19)
Franklin Public Library Closure for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Franklin Public Schools: School Closure Update - Notification and Information

March 13, 2020

Dear Franklin Families,


This letter serves as a follow up to the Town of Franklin Coronavirus Update Letter shared earlier today. Franklin Public Schools, beginning today, Friday, March 13, 2020, are closed for two weeks (through March 27, 2020), planning to resume operations March 30th. We will have to make up 5 days for the year. Our last day of school is now planned for June 24, 2020.

The purpose of this closure is preventative and is to provide social distancing within the school community, as this practice has been promoted as a way to curb the spread of the virus. It is not a direct reaction to a specific situation or individual; the Board of Health reports there are no confirmed cases impacting us at this time.

School events are also cancelled and may be postponed. This includes the Leap into Kindergarten (3/17), Incoming 9th Grade Special Education Transition Night (3/18), and Parent/Guardian Homework Information Evening (3/18). MCAS testing at FHS for sophomores will be postponed (3/24 and 3/25). The School Committee meeting/budget hearing is scheduled to continue (3/24).

We know that school plays an important role in the daily life of children. The routine of school, in particular, is a comfort during times of stress. We are keenly aware of this and have been actively planning to support both families and students and to maintain some structure and connection. 

This includes:
● Developmentally appropriate resources for the continuity of learning and “keeping the learning alive”
● Continuation of breakfast and lunch for Franklin children
● Counseling supports
● Rescheduled dates of selected activities and events (e.g. SATs, MCAS, parent/guardian information evenings) 

We will address the details of these and other matters in future communications.

We anticipate that your child may need items left at school such as instruments, books, Chromebooks, and personal items. Your child’s school will soon communicate specific days and times.

This is an anxiety-producing time for all. The following resources may assist you in answering questions and facilitating conversations with your children:
  • How to Talk to Children about the Coronavirus
https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/how-to-talk-to-children-about-the-coronavirus-2020030719111

  • Talking to Kids about Covid-19 
https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-%28coronavirus%29-a-parent-resource
 
  • Talking to Teen/Tweens about Coronavirus
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/02/well/family/coronavirus-teenagers-anxiety.html

  • Coronavirus: Latest Updates and Tips
https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/coronavirus-latest-updates?utm_source=Understood+for+All&utm_campaign=87b667c2b5-02192020_familiesNL_highengagement_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_45fc52ce3d-87b667c2b5-337092907


We know there are many remaining questions. We aim to address these in the coming days and we appreciate your patience as we navigate this unchartered territory together as a community.

Sincerely,
Franklin Public Schools

Franklin Public Schools: School Closure Update - Notification and Information
Franklin Public Schools: School Closure Update - Notification and Information

The School message is also delivered in multiple languages
https://www.franklinps.net/district/superintendent/pages/messages-superintendent-regarding-coronavirus
 

Friday, March 13, 2020

Franklin Public Schools will be closed through March 27, 2020; Senior Center, Library, Recreation - indefinitely

Good afternoon,

After much consideration, out of an abundance of caution, Franklin Public Schools will be closed through March 27, 2020. We recognize that this creates a disruption in our daily lives. We did not make this decision lightly, but the health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority.

Please see the attached memo in the e-mail for more town and school-based information. Additional details will be forthcoming later today from FPS administration.

Kindly,

Franklin Public Schools

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Based on the evolving conditions associated with the COVID-19 outbreak occurring throughout the state, in consultation with the Franklin Board of Health, town emergency management officials, we have made the decision to close the Franklin Public Schools and most town buildings, beginning today, Friday, March 13, 2020. As the situation remains fluid, we anticipate remaining closed for approximately two weeks (through March 27, 2020) resuming operations March 30th where the Town will resume business; however, this may change based on direction from state and local health officials as more information becomes available.

We realize this decision has a significant impact and far-reaching ramifications for our community and understand the disruption and uncertainty that is created for everyone. However, we believe these steps are necessary given the current realities. We encourage all families to take a step back, please follow best hygiene and prevention practices as instructed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and to be patient. We do not make this decision lightly, but making decisions to help prevent transmission of the virus is paramount.

We encourage every Franklin resident, business and visitor to follow the latest guidance from local authorities on our Coronavirus Information Portal here on the Franklin homepage. More information on each departments level of service will continue to be updated here: https://www.franklinma.gov/

Effective immediately, we will be ordering the following public facility closures and restrictions:

1. Franklin Public School District will be closed beginning today, March 13th, 2020. The schools anticipate opening Monday, March 30th.

The FPS Administration is considering numerous factors at this time, including how to provide for continuity of services, including feeding children. Additional information will be forthcoming this afternoon and in the coming days. School based staff should not report on Monday, March 16, 2020. Additional expectations for staff will be communicated soon.

This information will be sent to families and staff via Regroup as well as posted on our webpage: https://www.franklinps.net/

2. Franklin Senior Center will be closed to all patrons indefinitely, until further notice. The staff will be required to work a full schedule and will continue to conduct outreach and assistance to seniors in need. Staff will be readily available by telephone at 508-520-4926 during regular business hours to answer questions and offer any assistance. Franklin Senior Center staff are also spending time disinfecting the entire building during the week, as well.

As stated by the CDC, older adults and those with serious illnesses are especially at high risk to contract the virus and have greater risk of complications from the virus. Please visit the Franklin website for additional information. We are urging our senior citizen population to continue to be vigilant, avoid large gatherings, practice social distancing and good hygiene, and to stay home as much as possible to limit exposure to Coronavirus.

3. Franklin Public Library will be closed to all patrons indefinitely, until further notice. The staff will be required to work a full schedule and will continue to operate business via online services and will be available by phone during modified business hours at 508-520-4941.

Modified business hours will be 9AM to 5PM Monday through Saturday where staff will be available by phone. All programs at the Library are cancelled for this duration.

Any late fines will be waived through at least March 27th.

4. Franklin Recreation Building will be closed to all patrons indefinitely, until further notice. The staff will be required to work a full schedule and will continue to operate business via online services. The Franklin Recreation Department operates all of its program registration online and individuals may continue to sign up for programs. The Town is cancelling all recreation programs through March 30th.

5. Municipal Building & DPW Administration Building will remain open during regular business hours for the time being. We are working through the legal factors relating to public meetings, public hearings and our ability to continue to conduct regular business as much as possible. Public bodies, such as elected Boards, must continue to work,unless further directed by the state. We hope to have additional information at the beginning of next week on the status.

We encourage all residents to use our online business options for permits, payments online at our online customer service center.

https://unipaygold.unibank.com/customerinfo.aspx https://franklinma.viewpointcloud.com/

6. Police and Fire Department will remain open to respond to public safety related matters as they arise. Emergency dispatch has included enhanced screenings to further diagnose any calls with infectious diseases.

7. Historical Museum will be closed indefinitely until further notice.

Other actions taken:

● The Town of Franklin is providing weekly deep sanitization of all public facilities every weekend. This will continue until further notice.

● The Town has installed numerous hand sanitizing stations throughout our buildings and schools to help prevent the spread of this (or any) virus.

● We continue to monitor the latest information from state authorities.

● The March 21st Stormwater Forum at the Public Library will be cancelled.

The following links are resources to find out information on best practices, travel restrictions and other facts about the spread of the virus. These are the three most trusted and factual sources of information for you and your family.

Center for Disease Control -- https://www.cdc.gov/Coronavirus/ 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health -- www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus Town of Franklin -- https://www.franklinma.gov/

Download your copy of the file
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eYh_NvOoJnUGa--I9NOMlFVI1S91kBHS/view?usp=sharing

One of the many casualties of the closing will be the monthly book sale
One of the many casualties of the closing will be the monthly book sale

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Live reporting: New business to Closing (Executive Session)

VI. New Business
A. To discuss any future agenda items

elementary school improvement plans
DECA TBD

VII. Consent Agenda
A. Approval of Minutes
I recommend approval of the minutes from the February 11, 2020 school committee meeting as detailed.
B. Executive Session Minutes
I recommend approval of the executive session minutes from the February 11, 2020 school committee meeting as detailed to be released.
C. Music Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $30.00 from music parents for in-house enrichment for the music department as detailed.
D. Keller Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $851.00 from Keller PCC for field trips as detailed.

motion to approve items b, c, d, seconded, passed 6-0 (a to be revised and brought back for vote next time)


VIII. Payment of Bills Dr. Bergen

IX. Payroll Ms. D’Angelo

X. Executive Session
Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(3) to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining with the FEA as an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

motion to go to executive session, seconded, passed 6-0
(via roll call (Keenan absent))


XI. Adjournment


"Please note that the Superintendent's Reports or any Presentations will not be posted prior to the meeting"
https://www.franklinps.net/district/meeting-packets/pages/february-25-2020-school-committee-packet

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Franklin Public Library Closed Monday, December 16 Through Wednesday, December 18

Franklin Public Library Closed Monday, December 16 Through Wednesday, December 18

The Franklin Public Library will be closed on Monday, December 16 through Wednesday, December 18, 2019 for the cleaning of its brick hallways on the first floor. 

All fines will be waived on materials returned during that week. Items on the hold shelf will be made available for pickup for an additional three days. Museum passes reserved for those dates may be picked up by Sunday, December 15th. 

For more information, please contact Library Director Felcia Oti at 508-520-4941 or foti@franklinma.gov .

brick hallway on the first floor at the entrance
brick hallway on the first floor at the entrance

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Franklin Public Library: closed - Sunday, May 12

The Franklin Public Library will be closed on Sunday, May 12 for Mother's Day.


Franklin Public Library: closed - Sunday, May 12
Franklin Public Library: closed - Sunday, May 12

This was shared from the Franklin page
https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/bulletins/mothers-day

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Franklin Police -> Franklin Fireworks road closure notice

"Franklin Fireworks road closure notice: Oak Street, from ECHO BRIDGE to CHURCH SQUARE will be closed at approximately 8:30pm on 7/3/2018 to accommodate pedestrian traffic for the fireworks celebration. 

No vehicles, including residents will be allowed to pass. PANTHER WAY will also close as soon as the parking lots at the high school are full. Access to HIGHWOOD DRIVE and VETERANS MEMORIAL DRIVE will still be allowed for residents. 

Please obey all permanent and temporary no parking signs. 
Vehicles parked in violation of posted restrictions will be removed."



Franklin Police -> Franklin Fireworks road closure notice
Franklin Police -> Franklin Fireworks road closure notice

This was shared from the Franklin Police Facebook post:



Sunday, May 27, 2018

Town Office Closed on Memorial Day; trash/recycling scheduled delayed one day

Memorial Day is celebrated on Monday, May 28. Town offices (and the Library) will be closed. This is one of the Monday holidays that delays the trash and recycling schedule. 

With no pickup on Monday, those scheduled for Monday will be picked up Tuesday. Those on Tuesday will be picked up on Wednesday, and so forth. Just imagine DPW Director leaving the voice message about the delayed schedule. I can write it but he reads it so much better!


Town Office Closed on Memorial Day; trash/recycling scheduled delayed one day
Town Office Closed on Memorial Day; trash/recycling scheduled delayed one day
Franklin Residents: Trash and Recycling pick up schedule - no delay this week
Franklin Residents: Trash and Recycling pick up schedule - delayed one day this week

Additional info on the trash and recycling schedule can be found on the Town of Franklin webpage  http://www.franklinma.gov/recycling-solid-waste