Showing posts with label elections. Show all posts
Showing posts with label elections. Show all posts

Monday, August 31, 2020

Thursday, August 6, 2020

"Most historians just study the past. But Allan Lichtman has successfully predicted the future."

From the New York Times: "The best way to predict the future is to choose it" 

  • If you are not registered to vote, please do so 
  • If you want to vote by absentee ballot, please do so
  • if you wan to vote by mail, please do so
  • if you want to vote early, please do so
  • If you want to vote on the day of, please do so

To register or choose one of the options for voting, please visit the Town Clerk's page

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Franklin in Focus: Candidate Query - Oct 22, 2019 (audio)

FM #178

This internet radio show or podcast is number 178 in the series for Franklin Matters.

This recording shares the Candidate Query conducted by Franklin in Focus on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 at the Franklin Senior Center.

Franklin in Focus is a nonpartisan organization focused on bringing information about town issues and town government to the public, sponsored this evening with the candidates running for office in the upcoming November 5 biennial election.

Due to time constraints, only candidates in competitive races participated: Constable, School Committee, and Town Council.

The format will ensure that each candidate gets to speak on each of the questions asked.
  • A lottery determined the order of candidate responses
  • The first candidate will get 2 minutes to answer the question
  • Each other candidate will get 1 minute to add to or differentiate from the prior answers
  • Each candidate will get to take a lead on a question
  • Each candidate will also be allowed a summary or closing statement at the end of all the questions

The Constables went first, then Town Council, and then the School Committee candidates. Constable candidates present
  • Rancourt LaRosa
  • Daniel McCahill

Town Council candidates present
  • Ted Cormier-Ledger
  • Eamon McCarthy Earls
  • Deborah Pellegri
  • Andrew Bissanti

School Committee candidates present
  • Joanne Lussier
  • Jennifer D’Angelo
  • MaryJane Scofield
  • David McNeil
  • Timothy Keenan
  • Anne Bergen

Candidates submitted information on their positions and that is available online

Let’s listen in to the candidate query. The recording runs approx 1 hour and 50 minutes.


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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.

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Constable candidates present
Constable candidates present

Town Council candidates present
Town Council candidates present

School Committee candidates present
School Committee candidates present

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Town of Franklin: Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

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Town of Franklin: Job Opportunities

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Drop off, Donate and Volunteer - Stuff Harvest

Stuff Harvest Fest

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 from 9:00am - 1:00pm

8 Aurora Street Providence, RI 02908 Map

A special event is coming up that may interest you - a great opportunity to bring in donations, volunteer and show your support of Free Geek Providence.

Stuff Harvest Fest is our name for a recycling/donation day organized in partnership with the Furniture Bank, a non-profit that takes in furniture and other household items to redistribute. It's a day when we can rescue those unwanted items from the dump and turn them into real treasures for needy families.

We will accept all kinds of household furnishings and electronics including beds, bureaus, tables, computers, laptops, PDAs, cell phones, mice, keyboards, and other peripherals,networking equipment, cabling, flat screens, CRT monitors, stereo equipment, telephones, cordless phones, wide screen / tube televisions, batteries (car or gel cells), and other appliances and just about anything else you wish to donate.

Free Geek Providence rescues computers from the landfill by restoring them with open source software and donating them to organizations and individuals who cannot otherwise afford them.

The Furniture Bank operates as a redistribution center by soliciting donations of good quality furniture and household items from individuals and businesses statewide. These items are passed on to qualified individuals and families who have been referred to our program by a member network of more than 85 social service agencies which include homeless and domestic violence centers, CAP agencies, drug/alcohol rehab programs and community centers.

A $10 disposal fee is charged for mini-fridges, household air conditioners and dehumidifiers. WE CANNOT ACCEPT hazardous materials, such as paint, firearms, mattresses, or any type of light bulb or disposable alkaline batteries.

Drop off, donate, volunteer - and make a difference!

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Live reporting - Elections

Debbie Pellegri

budget is up, election workers salary is slightly increased
programming for the election, even for the override (at just one question) they charge by the line
have a special machine for the handicap, was given us but the programming for the election is expensive and it hasn't been used for the last four years.

printing service, street lists, all necessary documents required by general law
cost to do the census, $6500

Steve Sherlock had a question on whether the senior work out program was used for elections, it is not.

motion to approve, passed 9-0

Franklin, MA