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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Connect CTY Data Drive - Update Your Information

Blackboard Connect Helps the Town of Franklin Provide Faster, More Targeted Information to Residents
Residents are urged to verify and add current contact information with the new
Connect Access Portal to stay informed of important messages

The Town of Franklin has updated its Blackboard Connect-CTY service to provide enhanced communications options to residents and enable community leaders to reach their audiences more quickly and effectively, helping to keep them safer and better informed.   This is the primary method of keeping residents informed of emergencies, weather issues, road closures, and other pertinent information we believe is important for residents to know.

As the town's longstanding, trusted notification platform, Blackboard Connect enables officials to quickly deliver critical messages, including emergency alerts and important city announcements, via phone, text and email. The Town of Franklin is holding a community-wide data drive, encouraging residents to verify and register their contact information in the system's secure Connect Access Portal, where they can also manage their message settings, including their preferred language, mode of contact and specific message topics they wish to receive.  You may enter up to 10 phone numbers (including cellular phones), and four email addresses.

The Town of Franklin uses Blackboard Connect to notify residents of urgent and routine communications, and used the system to keep residents up to date after Tropical Storm Irene and the October 2011 snow storm.

"Blackboard Connect allows us to stay connected by quickly distributing timely, relevant messages to our community," said Gary Premo, Communications Director of the Franklin Police Department. "Now that residents have the power to customize their message settings, we can make sure they receive the messages that matter most to them. Plus, with the system's instant reporting we can better track who received a message, and strategically plan for follow-up communications."

Publicly available primary residential and business phones in the Town of Franklin are already included in the system. However, residents are encouraged to explore the new Connect Access Portal and make sure the town has the most up-to-date contact information by visiting the Franklin website,, and clicking on the link that says "Connect CTY." Users should also manage their message preferences by indicating their preferred mode of contact, language and message topics. Residents with call blocking services should add (508) 520-4938 to their approved number list to ensure they receive important notifications from the town. 

"Direct communication is the best way to keep residents informed and therefore safe, and the Blackboard Connect service makes it easier than ever for individuals to stay connected and engaged," said Ed Miller, President of Blackboard Connect. "Blackboard Connect provides leaders with the most efficient, reliable way to send relevant, targeted information to the right people at the right time."

This e-mail has been sent to you by TOWN OF FRANKLIN. To maximize their communication with you, you may be receiving this e-mail in addition to a phone call with the same message. If you wish to discontinue this service, please inform TOWN OF FRANKLIN either IN PERSON, by US MAIL, or by TELEPHONE at 508-520-4938 or REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

After school activities canceled today

The automated phone call just arrived with Superintendent Wayne Ogden announcing that all after school activities will be canceled due to inclement weather.

All schools will dismiss on their normal schedule. No late bus runs will be made today.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sign up for Connect-CTY!

The Town of Franklin has partnered with Connect-CTY to provide a means of communicating emergency and urgent messages to the residents and businesses in Town

What is the Connect-CTY service?

The Connect-CTY service allows authorized civic leaders to create and rapidly disseminate time-sensitive messages to every telephone number stored in the notification database. With the Connect-CTY service, authorized users can send thousands of messages in minutes. Only authorized officials are allowed access to the system.

How does the service work?

Authorized officials record a voice message that is then delivered quickly to individual phones in the notification database.

What types of messages will be sent using the service?

Any message regarding the safety or welfare of our community would be disseminated using the Connect-CTY service.

Examples would include severe weather warnings and updates, hazardous traffic or road conditions inside the town or affecting local routes, and any other situation that could impact the safety, property, or welfare of our citizens.

Is my telephone number included in the notification database?

It is our intention and hope that every residence and commercial facility in our community be included in the notification database. For businesses, we only store one main phone number. For residents, we may have more than one number that belongs to you in the database. Additionally, you may request to have a secondary number be entered into our database for priority calling.

May I use a cell phone as my notification database listing?

Yes, we can accept cell phones as secondary phone numbers in the database and encourage you to request that your number be included.

The program will be activated within the next few weeks. Please watch for additional information in the local daily newspapers. You can also email Gary Premo, Communications Director for the Franklin Police Department,

You can also sign up directly by following this link.

In the news - capital approval, Connect-CTY

Franklin approves $157K for capital items

By Joyce Kelley/Daily News staff

FRANKLIN - The Town Council last night approved spending $157,000 in free cash on capital items, including three cruisers and a motorcycle for the Police Department.


Cops can reach you at moment's notice

By Joyce Kelly/Daily News staff

FRANKLIN - Today at 4 p.m., every Franklin business is going to get a phone call from law enforcement, said Police Chief Stephen Williams.