Showing posts with label holidays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holidays. Show all posts

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 ->

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

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Friday, October 30, 2020

Thanksgiving during COVID-19

"Mass DPH has released the following guidance for the upcoming holiday. 
Read the details here @massdph "
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Thanksgiving during COVID-19
Thanksgiving during COVID-19

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

In the News: police monitoring drunk driving closely; Court ruling on secret recordings

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

"Police will be looking for drugged and drunken drivers this holiday season as part of a campaign to make the roads safer, state public safety officials said Monday. 
They said the danger of driving while impaired by marijuana will be a central focus of the safe-driving campaign, which is the state’s first since stores began selling recreational marijuana in Massachusetts. The campaign will include television, public transit and internet advertisements in both English and Spanish. 
The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security plans to provide money to the State Police and 139 local departments to conduct “a stringent impaired driving enforcement effort” that will include sobriety checkpoints and patrols at high-incident locations. 
“Drivers impaired by marijuana, alcohol or any other drug threaten the safety of every other motorist on the road with them,” new Public Safety Secretary Thomas Turco said in a statement. “In 2016 alone, 79 innocent people were killed by impaired drivers. That’s unacceptable.”
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"A federal judge has ruled that a Massachusetts law banning secret audio recordings of police or government officials is unconstitutional. reports Chief United State District Judge Patti Saris ruled Monday secret audio recordings of officials performing their duties in public is protected by the First Amendment. 
The conclusion of Sari’s decision reads, “the Court holds that Section 99 may not constitutionally prohibit the secret audio recording of government officials, including law enforcement officials, performing their duties in public spaces, subject to reasonable time, manner, and place restrictions.”

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Franklin DPW: No Trash Delay Next Week

Franklin DPW

Hello, this is the Franklin Department of Public Works reminding you that trash and recycling collection for next week, starting Monday November 10, will NOT be delayed.  Going forward the only holidays where trash and recycling collection will be delayed are:
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
If you have any questions please click on "Trash & Recycling" on Town of Franklin homepage ( or call the Solid Waste Hotline at 508-553-5519.

Thank you and have a great weekend!

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Franklin trash and recycling bins
Franklin trash and recycling bins

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Plan Ahead for Holiday Travel

Sent to you by Steve Sherlock via Google Reader:

via Commonwealth Conversations: Transportation by Klark Jessen on 12/19/12

Westwood, I-95 South, New Travel Lane, November 15, 2012MassDOT encourages residents and visitors to drive safely and use public transportation where possible during the upcoming holidays.

As always, I-90 Exit 9 connecting I-84 to Connecticut and New York experiences heavy traffic on peak holiday travel days. Drivers are encouraged to consider travel during the early morning or after 8 p.m.  Traffic congestion is also typical at the I-95 and I-495 Turnpike interchanges along with I-495 and I-93 northbound leading into New Hampshire.
To avoid cash tolls, EZPass on the Go transponders are available at all 11 I-90 Service Plazas.  

MassDOT's Traffic and Travel Resources page includes links to all MassDOT travel resources.
Visit MassDOT's online traffic camera webpage with more than 90 live traffic cameras throughout the highway system. The cameras refresh every 10 seconds to provide real time traffic views.  The 511 traffic alert system alerts customers to traffic conditions throughout the holiday weekend.

Free coffee will be served at all 18 MassDOT service plazas courtesy of McDonalds, Burger King, and Gulf between 10 p.m. on Christmas night, Tuesday, December 25, until 5 a.m. on Wednesday, December 26, and between 10 p.m. on New Year's Eve, Monday, December 31, until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, January 1, 2013.

In case of wintry travel weather, motorists should drive with headlights on, observe posted speed limits, never drink and drive, make sure everyone is using a seatbelt and be on the lookout for changing weather conditions. More information on safe winter driving is available at the MassDOT website.

The MBTA Christmas Day through New Year's Day holiday service schedule includes a Sunday service schedule for Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1, 2013.  The T provides additional trains and FREE service after 8:00pm on New Year's Eve, December 31.  Check out the full T schedule at

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Dressing up for the holidays

Thanks to the Franklin Downtown Partnership, Franklin is now dressed up for the holidays.

Greens and wreaths were added down at the Main St/West Central St triangle

Ready for the Holiday Stroll!

For more about the Franklin Downtown Partnership, visit their web page here

Note: I am proud to be an individual member of the Partnership as well as a member through the Franklin Food Pantry

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Green recycling for the holidays

From Franklin Recycling comes these tips on recycling for the holidays
‘Tis the season for gift giving and with it comes large amounts that can be recycled before it goes in the trash. Remember the trash limit is 3 bags; so recycling makes even more sense. More than 60% of trash can be recycled so if you are putting more trash out than recycling, there is more you can do.
You can read the reminder online at the Town website

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