Showing posts with label franklin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label franklin. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Hey Franklin, you can help with this request

"Hi there. I'm wondering if you can help me. 
My father in law just passed away and one of his last requests was for us to be sure to tell a man named Ed Beksha from Franklin, used to own the Uptowne Pub. I found a land line for him, but it was disconnected. 
I don't see anyone by his name on Facebook. I'm hoping since you're from Franklin, hopefully you're a "townie" and may either know this man or know how I can get in touch with him? 
Apparently he and my father in law were army buddies, and very good friends. my father in law said Ed Beksha would want to know when he passed. thank you in advance. By the way, my father in law is Karl Backlund Sr.   
In kindness,  
Wendy Backlund"

If anyone does have information for Wendy, let me know. I have contact information for her

Hey Franklin, you can help with this request
Hey Franklin, you can help with this request


Monday, March 22, 2021

Franklin Area Non-profit Network - Mar 29, 2021 - 7:00 PM

The local businesses have their circle of friends so to speak with the Franklin Downtown Partnership, or the United Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The local cultural organizations also have a circle of friends through the Cultural District. 

How about the non-profit organizations? 

Therefore, on March 29, 2021, we'll gather together the non-profit organizations serving Franklin, MA to 

  1. create awareness of the work and services being provided by each org 
  2. to improve the referral capability for each org 
  3. to share best practices among the orgs
The group will be called the Franklin Area Non-profit Network, or FANN, and hence it will be a fanntastic group!

Sign up for the virtual meeting link at the Facebook event  https://www.facebook.com/events/1045786169244815/


The notes for my Citizens Comment at the Town Council meeting March 17

Monday, Mar 29, 7 PM

Kick off session to gather the non-profit organizations serving Franklin for a couple of reasons

1 - to create awareness about the work and services being provided by each organization 

2 - to improve the referral  capability of each org

3 - to share best practices between organizations 

The Franklin Area Non-profit Network or FANN  will be a fanntastic organization  

What to remember  

If you manage or operate a non-profit, consider joining the kickoff. At least follow us to see what we do 

If you volunteer for one of the more than one hundred non-profits based here, thank you for volunteering. Mention the next time you do volunteer that you heard about this and see if they are participating  

While I mentioned 'based' here, we know there are other organizations serving Franklin based elsewhere,  they are also welcome 

You hear more about this as the 29th gets closer. There is a Facebook event you can find and share. There will be additional news spreading through the social channels but we wanted this group and viewers to hear it. 

Any questions,  feel free to reach out to me for now, we will have a web page and other pieces coming soon


The non-profits serving Franklin do a whole lot of good, this gathering we believe should help them do what they do

March 29, 7 pm

Franklin Area Non-profit Network - Mar 29, 2021 - 7:00 PM
Franklin Area Non-profit Network - Mar 29, 2021 - 7:00 PM


Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Franklin Information Q&A - Two opportunities on Dec 17

Two opportunities to find out more about what is going on here in Franklin. 

Thursday morning at 8:30 AM (pre-registration required)
  • Join in on a virtual coffee hour with State & Local officials


Thursday afternoon at 1:00 PM (email adoggett@franklinma.gov to attend)
  • Talk Franklin Matters = Steve Sherlock answers questions and provides insights on what he reports on in and around Franklin

virtual coffee hour with State & Local officials
virtual coffee hour with State & Local officials


Thursday, October 8, 2020

FM #361 "Frank Presents" - Election2020 - 9/30/20 (audio)

FM #361 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 361 in the series.

This shares the recording of “Frank Presents” hosted by Frank Falvey. In this segment Frank talks with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen, Town Clerk Nancy Danello, and myself to review the details in preparation for the Nov 3, 2020 general election.

The recorded conversation runs just about 43 minutes, so let’s listen to “Frank Presents” discussing the Franklin election process for 2020.  

Audio file =  https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/H1bHHtBK


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The Town Clerk page  https://www.franklinma.gov/town-clerk

Ballot Tracker  https://www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema/track/trackmyballot.aspx


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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/
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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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"

 

FM #361 Frank Presents Election2020 - 9/30/20 (audio)
FM #361 Frank Presents Election2020 - 9/30/20 (audio)


Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Town of Franklin E-Newsletter - March 2020

Town of Franklin E-Newsletter

March 2020 Edition


The March edition of the Town of Franklin E-Newsletter can be found here http://bit.ly/TOFmarch

Town of Franklin E-Newsletter - March 2020
Town of Franklin E-Newsletter - March 2020


You can also subscribe to receive your copy directly via email   https://www.franklinma.gov/subscribe


March 2020 e-Newsletter
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/tof_newsletter_march_2020.pdf

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Community Forum to Address Preparedness For Climate Impacts And Hazard Mitigation Plan

On March 2, 2020 the Town of Franklin will host a Community Forum to discuss the impacts of climate change on Franklin and actions the town can take to prepare for those impacts. The community forum will be held at 6:00 PM at the Franklin Municipal Building. All Franklin residents, businesses, and civic organizations are invited and encouraged to participate.

The Community Forum will present the results of a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Workshop that was held on November 20, 2019 jointly by the Towns of Franklin and Bellingham. The MVP Workshop brought together Town Board and Committee members, municipal staff, local businesses, institutions, and civic organizations to identify how Franklin and Bellingham may be vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, as well as the towns’ strengths and actions they may take to increase their resilience.

The forum will also summarize the 2020 Update of the Town of Franklin’s Hazard Mitigation Plan which is currently being prepared by Franklin with the assistance of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC).

Franklin residents, business owners, civic organizations and institutions are invited to attend the forum and provide their input as part of this on-going effort to plan for the Town’s future.


Monday, March 2, 2020, 6:00 PM 

Franklin Municipal Building, Council Chambers
355 East Central Street Franklin, MA

MAPC is the regional planning agency for 101 communities in the metropolitan Boston area, promoting smart growth and regional collaboration. More information about MAPC is available at www.mapc.org.

Community Forum to Address Preparedness For Climate Impacts And Hazard Mitigation Plan
Community Forum to Address Preparedness For Climate Impacts And Hazard Mitigation Plan

Saturday, January 25, 2020

2019 Franklin/Medway Jail Diversion Annual Report

2019 Franklin/Medway Jail Diversion Annual Report

"It has been just over a year since the introduction of the Franklin/Medway Jail Diversion Program. Our clinician, Kallie Montagano has been instrumental in making this an extremely successful program. Our officers have come to find more uses for the JDP program than were initially expected, and all of this has lead to better care for our residents who may be suffering from an acute crisis, or long term issues. The program aims to help the police solve problems for the longer term, and not just take an action that leads to an incident ending for the moment, only to resurface again shortly.

The Jail Diversion Program aims to help people in mental health crisis get the assistance they need, and not direct them unnecessarily into the Criminal Justice System. The Clinician rides with police officers in cruisers and responds directly to calls. They will help evaluate and make recommendations for further care and follow up. This shortens the time on scene for officers, and ultimately leads to a better outcome for those involved.

The JDP clinician can assist individuals and families who are seeking resources to help themselves or a loved one get care.

The Jail Diversion Program is funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health at no costs to the Town of Franklin or Medway. The program is administered by Advocates Inc.

You can read the annual report here: 2019 Franklin/Medway Jail Diversion Annual Report"
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/franklin-medway_2019_annual_report_1.pdf

Funding from MA Dept of Mental Health
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-mental-health 

Program administered by Advocates Inc  https://advocates.org/

This was shared from the Town of Franklin page
https://www.franklinma.gov/police-department/news/2019-franklinmedway-jail-diversion-annual-report 

Kallie Montagano (Town of Franklin photo)
Kallie Montagano (Town of Franklin photo)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Franklin Art Association’s Showcase through Nov 10

The Franklin Art Association’s Showcase of original fine art by FAA members is currently on display at The Morini Gallery, 377 N. Main Street, Mansfield, Massachusetts, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday through Friday until November 10, 2019.

The show, which is free and open to the public, features over thirty pieces of original art in a juried show. Award-winning artwork includes: 
  • First Place for Lisa G. Bailey’s watercolor, “Pedaling Memories;” 
  • Second Place for Margaret Munson’s photograph, “Chihuly Glass Below Seattle Space Needle;” 
  • Third Place for Dongling Su’s photograph, “Spring in a Small Village;” 
  • Honorable Mentions for Susan Plume’s watercolor, “Pumpkin;” Christine Toubeau’s acrylic, “Future Awash;” and Margaret Munson’s pastel, “Morning Ray of Hope 2.”

Theater patrons for the Mass Music & Arts Society Black Box Theater & Morini Gallery (https://mmas.org/) are also able to enjoy the showcase before show performances and during intermission.

For more information about the FAA, go to www.franklinart.org

Margaret Munson photograph receives 2nd place ribbon at Morini Gallery Art Exihibit
Margaret Munson photograph receives 2nd place ribbon at Morini Gallery Art Exihibit

Susan Plume watercolor receives honorable mention at Morini Gallery Art Exhibit
Susan Plume watercolor receives honorable mention at Morini Gallery Art Exhibit

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Franklin Line notice Weekday Shuttle Service for off peak trips

Weekdays, September 16 - October 3, from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM, shuttle buses will replace Franklin Line service between Forge Park/495 and Franklin due to track maintenance.

This necessary tie job replacement project will improve service and reliability on the Commuter Rail. Additional weekdays may be added as work progresses on the Franklin Line.

Please note the pickup/drop off locations for shuttle buses:
  • Franklin: Please board in the main station parking lot near the shelter.
  • Forge Park/495: Please board at the end of the driveway to the parking lot.

Affected trips:
  • 703 (8:04 am from South Station)
  • 710 (9:22 am from Forge Park/495)
  • 705 (9:40 am from South Station)
  • 712 (10:55 am from Forge Park/495)
  • 707 (11:00 am from South Station)
  • 714 (12:20 pm from Forge Park/495)
  • 709 (12:20 pm from South Station)
  • 716 (1:35 pm from Forge Park/495)
  • 711 (1:35 pm from South Station)
  • 718 (2:57 pm from Forge Park/495)

Last Updated: Sep 12 2019 03:12 PM 
https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Franklin/timetable
 
Franklin Line notice Weekday Shuttle Service for off peak trips
Franklin Line notice Weekday Shuttle Service for off peak trips

Monday, September 9, 2019

In the News: 2 follow up articles on the Lodi sisters

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Maj. Gen. Maria Barrett and Brig. Gen. Paula Lodi are believed to be the first pair of sisters to become generals, the military branch’s highest category of rank. The sisters grew up in Franklin - the daughters of Clara and Ruston Lodi. 
One sister had wanted to be a soldier since she was young; the other planned to have a career in the Foreign Service. Both marked a milestone for the U.S. Army this summer: Maj. Gen. Maria Barrett and Brig. Gen. Paula Lodi are believed to be the first pair of sisters to become generals, the military branch’s highest category of rank. 
“The fact that both of us would have come from the same family, it almost makes you want to go out and get a lottery ticket,” Barrett told The Washington Post. “Except, this is not a game of chance. It is hard work, it is strong leadership skills, it’s strong technical competency. Then you realize that this is a very tough bar in and of itself for both of us to make it.”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190908/franklin-natives-are-first-sisters-to-become-army-generals-they-say-it-was-not-game-of-chance-it-is-hard-work


"Carlo Lodi is in the awe of his younger sisters Maj. Gen. Maria Barrett and Brig. Gen. Paula Lodi. 
Being nearly 10 years older than both of them, he can still recall the times they spent on their bikes flinging newspapers on to people’s porches accomplishing their paper routes. 
Now, the two sisters are the first in the history of the United States Army to both earn the rank of general - the military branch’s highest rank. 
“They will always be my younger sisters,” Lodi said. “But when I go down and watch promotion ceremonies - whether it be for Paula or for Maria - and hear what people have to say about them, it’s unbelievable.”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190908/franklin-natives---lodi-siblings---reflect-on-their-sisters-historic-achievements-in-us-army


Thursday, August 29, 2019

Franklin Residents: Job Opportunities - Public Health Director, Custorian, DPW, Fire Dept

Job Opportunities

To apply for a vacant position, please submit a resume and cover letter to apply@franklinma.gov.  Please put the job title in the subject line of your email.  
  • Public Health Director 
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/healthdirector-jobposting-august282019.pdf
  • Full Time Custodian
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/jr-custodian-posting-august282019.pdf
  • Heavy Motor Equipment Operator - Department of Public Works
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/hmeo-external-posting-march282019.pdf 
  • Part-Time Custodian 
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/part-time.custodian-posting-october2018_0.pdf
  • Firefighter/Paramedics - The Town of Franklin's Fire Department is in the Massachusetts Civil Service system. 
    • If you are currently a Firefighter/Paramedic in a Civil Service community and are interested in working for Franklin, send a resume and cover letter to apply@franklinma.gov
    • Please note: new hires must have and maintain a paramedic certification and complete an Associate's Degree within 5 years of the date they are hired.   
If you do not have a resume, you may send a completed Application for Employment instead
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/application_for_employment_-_town_of_franklin.pdf
To receive notifications of all job opportunities in the Town of Franklin, subscribe here  https://www.franklinma.gov/subscribe

Franklin Residents: Job Opportunities - Public Health Director, Custorian, DPW, Fire Dept
Franklin Residents: Job Opportunities - Public Health Director, Custorian, DPW, Fire Dept

Monday, July 1, 2019

Consumer Confidence Report: 2018 (part 1 of 3)

Consumer Confidence Report:  

This report describes Franklin’s drinking water sources and treated water quality for the calendar year 2018, and programs that protect the high quality of our water supply. This publication is mandated by the federal public right-to-know regulation requiring community water suppliers to provide specific treated water quality information annually to their customers. This report includes additional information beyond the minimum federal requirements in order to respond to typical questions our customers ask about Franklin’s water system.

Important Information About Drinking Water

All sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) including rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells, contain some naturally occurring contaminants or substances. Because water is the universal solvent, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animal and human activity.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

Removing all contaminants would be extremely expensive and in nearly all cases would not provide greater protection of health.  To ensure that your water is safe to drink, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and the EPA regulates the allowable amount of certain contaminants in the water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water that must provide the same protection for public health. This report provides you with information about the contaminants found naturally in your drinking water, the levels at which they are found, and the likely source of each contaminant.

Read the full report online
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/2018_ccr_web.pdf


Franklin’s Drinking Water Treatment Process
Franklin’s Drinking Water Treatment Process

Sunday, April 28, 2019

The Town of Franklin is hiring for these positions

Job Opportunities

To apply for a vacant position, please submit a resume and cover letter to apply@franklinma.gov.  Please put the job title in the subject line of your email.  
  • Part-Time Library Assistant 
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/library-assistant-external-posting-april252019.pdf
  • Heavy Motor Equipment Operator - Department of Public Works 
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/hmeo-external-posting-march282019.pdf
  • Administrative Assistant and Marketing Coordinator 
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/admin.asst_.marketing-posting-march222019.pdf
  • Part-Time Conservation Agent
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/conservation-agent-posting-feb2019.pdf
  • Summer Jobs - DPW and Facilities
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/summer-jobs-posting-feb2019.pdf
  • Summer Engineering Intern - DPW 
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/engineeringintern-posting-feb2019.pdf
  • Junior Building Custodian
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/jr-custodian-updated-feb262019.pdf
  • Part-Time Custodian 
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/part-time.custodian-posting-october2018_0.pdf
  • Firefighter/Paramedics - The Town of Franklin's Fire Department is in the Massachusetts Civil Service system. 
    • If you are currently a Firefighter/Paramedic in a Civil Service community and are interested in working for Franklin, send a resume and cover letter to apply@franklinma.gov
    • Please note: new hires must have and maintain a paramedic certification and complete an Associate's Degree within 5 years of the date they are hired.   
If you do not have a resume, you may send a completed Application for Employment instead.

The Town of Franklin is hiring for these positions
The Town of Franklin is hiring for these positions

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Town of Franklin: Job Opportunities - Apply Now!

Job Opportunities

To apply for a vacant position, please submit a resume and cover letter to apply@franklinma.gov.  Please put the job title in the subject line of your email.  
  • Fire Chief 
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/fire-chief-posting-march2019_1.pdf
  • Administrative Assistant and Marketing Coordinator 
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/admin.asst_.marketing-posting-march222019.pdf
  • Part-Time Conservation Agent
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/conservation-agent-posting-feb2019.pdf
  • Summer Jobs - DPW and Facilities
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/summer-jobs-posting-feb2019.pdf
  • Summer Engineering Intern - DPW 
  • Junior Building Custodian
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/jr-custodian-updated-feb262019.pdf
  • Part-Time Custodian 
  • Firefighter/Paramedics - The Town of Franklin's Fire Department is in the Massachusetts Civil Service system
    • If you are currently a Firefighter/Paramedic in a Civil Service community and are interested in working for Franklin, send a resume and cover letter to apply@franklinma.gov
    • Please note: new hires must have and maintain a paramedic certification and complete an Associate's Degree within 5 years of the date they are hired.   
If you do not have a resume, you may send a completed Application for Employment instead.
To receive notifications of all job opportunities in the Town of Franklin, subscribe here .

Among the Town of Franklin job opportunities is the role of Fire Chief
Among the Town of Franklin job opportunities is the role of Fire Chief

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Town of Franklin: Job Opportunities - Apply now

Job Opportunities

To apply for a vacant position, please submit a resume and cover letter to apply@franklinma.gov.  Please put the job title in the subject line of your email.  
  • Fire Chief
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/fire-chief-posting-march2019.pdf 
  • Part-Time Conservation Agent
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/conservation-agent-posting-feb2019.pdf
  • Summer Jobs - DPW and Facilities
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/summer-jobs-posting-feb2019.pdf
  • Summer Engineering Intern - DPW 
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/engineeringintern-posting-feb2019.pdf
  • Junior Building Custodian
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/jr-custodian-updated-feb262019.pdf
  • Town Electrician 
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/franklin-electrician-jobposting-updated-jan2019.pdf
  • Part-Time Custodian 
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/part-time.custodian-posting-october2018_0.pdf
  • Firefighter/Paramedics - The Town of Franklin's Fire Department is in the Massachusetts Civil Service system. 
    • If you are currently a Firefighter/Paramedic in a Civil Service community and are interested in working for Franklin, send a resume and cover letter to apply@franklinma.gov
    • Please note: new hires must have and maintain a paramedic certification and complete an Associate's Degree within 5 years of the date they are hired.   
If you do not have a resume, you may send a completed Application for Employment instead.
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/application_for_employment_-_town_of_franklin.pdf

Town of Franklin: Job Opportunities - Apply now
Town of Franklin: Job Opportunities - Apply now

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Happy birthday - Franklin!

On March 2, 1778 Franklin came into being. It was incorporated as a town and remained a small town for many, many years. Then in the 1980's and 1990's the population growth hit great numbers. Entire farms disappeared into residential developments and the population has now settled around 30,000. Franklin operates as a city form of government but we still call ourselves "The Town of Franklin."

Jamie Barrett recorded and posted to YouTube the song he composed for Franklin: "The City that calls itself the Town of Franklin". 






And another version


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

"parents are also dealing with some of the same stresses"

"On Wednesday evening, November 14th, a group of 85 students and parents gathered to enjoy a meal together at Medway High School, after which The Well-Balanced Student, a Stanford University Challenge-Success film, was screened. The event, aimed at student mental health among the middle school crowd, was the first of a two-part collaboration of Medway Schools’ Director of Wellness, Ryan Sherman, and Franklin Schools’ Director of Health and Education, Kristin Letendre. The second film event, geared toward educating high school families, will take place at Franklin High School on January 8th. 
“Communities in general, especially here in the Metrowest region, are seeing great increases in student mental health concerns and overall stress,” says Sherman. Schools, he says, address the issue in many different ways, including educating about it in health class and incorporating social emotional learning, which teaches students techniques to cope with mental health concerns and self-management from Kindergarten through 12th grade. "
"Medway, says Sherman, has invested a lot in streamlining the process for students who need mental health counseling. Now, he says, in addition to responding to students who present with mental health concerns, “We’re looking for a next layer, of prevention, working with families and looking at what they can do to support what we do in school – how they can create a balanced life for students. How do we focus on prevention, lifestyle that hopefully will prevent students from exhaustion, high levels of stress or mental health concerns?
That was the impetus what got Franklin and Medway thinking about this.”

Continue reading the article about the first part of this program
https://www.localtownpages.com/content/medway-partners-franklin-parentchild-wellness-event-0

The January 8th event at Franklin High School, 218 Oak Street in Franklin, will include a dinner, from 5:30-6 p.m., followed by the film for families of students in grades 9-12 at 6-7:30 p.m. 
Daycare for younger siblings will be provided by members of Franklin High’s SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions). 
In the case of inclement weather, the event will be held the following evening.

Register for the second part of the program here
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdArpFhHmHJEpNUVLmaNpkSuVSQ6735AfLy46HHQkh6_v2Ajg/viewform

Register for January 8 event at Franklin High School
Register for January 8 event at Franklin High School

For more information on the Challenge Success program, visit http://www.challengesuccess.org.


Shared via reminder of event 




Wednesday, December 19, 2018

“The goal is basically to create a few access points, and a couple of trails off of them”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Another step has been taken in the plans to open a trail system on the Charles River Meadowlands property when representatives from BETA Group Inc. came last week to survey the land. 
Alan Earls, director of the Charles River Meadowlands Initiative, said the survey work marks the beginning of an effort to flesh out what is possible with a $25,000 grant awarded by the state last year. 
“We’re looking for an assessment by a professional, so we can figure out what is practical in this idea of linking these parcels across three towns,” Earls said of the work being done by BETA, a Norwood-based planning, engineering, design, asset management and construction services company. 
The approximately 900-acre parcel is spread over Franklin, Bellingham and Medway, though the group’s trip into the woods last week only covered a small portion. About 465 acres of the affected land is in Franklin, near the Pond Street area."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20181218/survey-work-begins-for-meadowlands-trail-proposal

For more about the Charles River Meadowlands
https://www.charlesrivermeadowlands.org/

Mine Brook seen looking toward i495
Mine Brook seen looking toward i495

Monday, October 15, 2018

"it’s another tool in the toolbox for our department to have”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"A new face will soon be a prominent part of the Franklin and Medway police departments. 
The towns were recently awarded a joint grant with Framingham-based Advocates Inc. to hire a clinical social worker to assist with cases involving people in mental health crises. The initial grant is valued at about $300,000 and is for three years, according to the Franklin town website. Renewals are possible afterward. 
Medway Police Chief Allen Tingley said the clinician will work in Medway on Tuesdays and Thursdays, while occupying the Franklin station on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required) 
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20181014/franklin-medway-police-will-share-clinician-to-aid-in-mental-health-related-calls

This was announced by Franklin Police and shared here in August
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2018/08/franklin-and-medway-police-receive-jail.html

Franklin also agreed to share a resource office with Tri-County Regional VT with the agreement reached with Town Council approval last week.
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2018/10/live-reporting-subcommittee-reports.html

"it’s another tool in the toolbox for our department to have”
"it’s another tool in the toolbox for our department to have”