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

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Notable People from Franklin, MA: Bobby Santos III

"Bobby Santos III is a racer at heart. 
Long before the third-generation driver out of Franklin, Mass., became the 2010 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, Santos quite literally had motorsports in his blood thanks to his grandfather, Bob Santos, as well as his dad, Bob Santos Jr., who both were wheelmen in their own rights. 
His grandfather, Bob Santos, was a modified racer across New England, while Santos Jr. raced in other classes at local tracks like Thompson Speedway, Seekonk Speedway and Stafford Motor Speedway. 
By the time Santos III came into the picture, there was no doubt his future was likely going to be behind a steering wheel."

Continue reading the article online at NASCAR ->  https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2021/09/03/santos-preps-for-whelen-modified-tour-trophy-hunting-starting-at-oswego/ 

Bobby Santos III has his own wikipedia page ->   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Santos_III

Bobby Santos III will return to NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action this weekend at Oswego Speedway driving for Tinio Motorsports. (Adam Glanzman/NASCAR)
Bobby Santos III will return to NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action this weekend at Oswego Speedway driving for Tinio Motorsports. (Adam Glanzman/NASCAR)

Saturday, August 28, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine updates, including Franklin's vaccine stats - a quick recap

1 - Maura George (@maurageorgemd) tweeted Fri, Aug 27, 2021:
As a mom of 3 little boys, I am desperate to get my kids' childhood back to normal. As a doctor, I want data to know that what we're doing is actually effective. I was floored when I graphed these numbers from ATL schools this week. #maskmandate https://t.co/7prNuI7XAQ
Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/maurageorgemd/status/1431368291948302347?s=03

Georgia Dept. of Public Health data -> https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report

COVID-19 cases in Atlanta students, mask mandate
COVID-19 cases in Atlanta students, mask mandate


2. "Children’s hospitals around the country are seeing a surge in Covid-19 patients"
"As the Delta variant grips the country, children who are not yet eligible for vaccination are at higher risk of being infected — especially in places where the virus is surging. A New Orleans children’s hospital had so many Covid-19 patients that a federal “surge team” was called in to bolster an exhausted staff.

Children under 12 may have to wait until the end of the year to get vaccinated. Half of the adolescents in the U.S. have now received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, the White House said on Friday."
Via the New York Times Friday highlights->    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/27/briefing/kabul-evictions-candyman.html

The full article and heart rendering photos can be found ->


3 -  "Why Provincetown’s Response to Its COVID Outbreak Was So Effective"
"Source investigation complements standard contact tracing; it’s not a substitute. When outbreaks are detected, people need to be informed immediately, so they can get tested and ensure they are not unknowingly spreading the virus. Once a cluster is detected, venues should re-evaluate their COVID mitigation measures and ensure that staff are vaccinated and ventilation systems refresh indoor air at least four to six times per hour. High-risk venues should keep lists of patrons, and outreach to customers through social media can be very effective. Mandating that customers are vaccinated, as New York, San Francisco and New Orleans have done, may not suffice to prevent outbreaks. Some European countries are requiring evidence of a negative coronavirus test for unvaccinated people entering indoor entertainment venues.

The Provincetown outbreak occurred as thousands of people arrived to celebrate the Fourth of July, believing their vaccinations would protect them against infection. When infected people began feeling ill, some didn’t immediately attribute their symptoms to COVID-19 because of the widespread belief that breakthrough infections were almost impossible. After the cases emerged, the local health department’s investigation was undoubtedly helped by strong word-of-mouth communication, as many infections affected members of the gay community, a group that for decades has witnessed the effects of the AIDS pandemic. Since then, many local businesses have reassessed their COVID mitigation measures, the town reinstituted an indoor mask mandate and new cases have leveled off."
Also from the New York Times, where the full article can be found ->  https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/27/opinion/provincetown-covid-contact-tracing.html


4 -CNN’s Leana Wen: ‘Public health is now under attack in a way that it has not been before’

An excerpt from the full interview (which is definitely worth reading to get the full context:
"Yeah. It’s the height of American exceptionalism that we are where we are. I have family in other parts of the world where health-care workers and vulnerable elderly people are begging to get the vaccine. And here, we’re sitting on stockpiles and begging people to take the vaccine.

I think how we got here is complicated, right? I agree with the surgeon general in issuing the advisory about misinformation and disinformation — certainly that plays a big role here. There are individuals out there who are knowingly spreading misinformation. There are others who are clicking and then, unfortunately, sharing misinformation that’s leading to question that and the efficacy of vaccines. That misinformation is taking away people’s freedom to make decisions for themselves and their families.

And I think the Biden administration needs to take some responsibility here, also, for their miscalculation and misjudgment in being so uneasy about vaccine verification and relying on the honor code. Come on. Did they really think that the honor system was going to work during a pandemic when many people behaved so dishonorably? The honor system did not work. And, of course, the unvaccinated are now running around living their lives as if they are vaccinated. And that’s led to the surge that we are now seeing. We lost the powerful incentive to increase vaccines in that really important window."

5 - Via the MA.gov DPH weekly updates, here is the vaccine statistics by age group for Franklin, Not that the population up to 11 years old is excluded as the vaccine is not yet authorized for them.

Boston Globe article with their coverage on this week's data

My downloaded copy filtered for Franklin data (as of 8/26/21)

The full data file can be found on the MA Gov page

Franklin's vaccine stats as of 8/26/21
Franklin's vaccine stats as of 8/26/21


Wednesday, August 4, 2021

audio from the Franklin Matters Q&A session held on July 22, 2021

FM #587 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 587 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares the Franklin Matters Question and Answer (Q&A) session held on July 22, 2021. The session was coordinated with Ariel Doggett of the Franklin Senior Center and conducted via Zoom. 


This is the audio recording of the brief presentation and then the Q&A discussion we had. A copy of the presentation document is linked below. 


We did have an interruption in the recording (at approx. 18 mins)  as my network connection hung up. Ariel provides a brief recap of what was discussed while I was trying to reconnect. We managed to continue without another interruption.


The August session scheduled for Aug 28, 2021 will be hybrid. I plan on being in a room at the Senior Center and make the Zoom link available for folks to participate virtually.


The recording runs about 48 minutes, so let’s listen to the Franklin Matters Question and Answer (Q&A) session.

Audio file = https://player.captivate.fm/episode/faf2ba27-a404-4223-bbd2-ed41f0ec7fa8



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Presentation link -> https://www.slideshare.net/shersteve/franklin-matters-qa-july-22-2021 


Demographics study by FPS ->  https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/2-25-20_demographics_presetation_0.pdf 


Building study by FPS ->  https://www.franklinps.net/district/davis-thayer-facilities-analysis/files/facilities-assessment-report 


Wfpr.fm podcast collection -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/franklin-matters-radio.html


Franklin Senior Center ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/fsc 


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm). 


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/  or www.franklin.news 


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"


audio from the Franklin Matters Q&A session held on July 22, 2021
audio from the Franklin Matters Q&A session held on July 22, 2021



Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Q&A on Franklin Matters - June 17 at 1:30 PM

Get your Franklin questions answered on Thursday, June 17 at 1:30 PM. 

This is a virtual event coordinated with the Senior Center = "Franklin Matters Q&A with Steve Sherlock"

email adoggett@franklinma.gov to attend

Q&A on Franklin Matters - June 17 at 1:30 PM
Q&A on Franklin Matters - June 17 at 1:30 PM


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