Showing posts with label recognition. Show all posts
Showing posts with label recognition. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Mass State Police recognize Dr Greg Chiklis, MRN Diagnostics

Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) tweeted on Sat, May 01, 2021:
"The MSP and ⁦@StPoliceAssocMa⁩ are grateful to Dr. Greg Chiklis and team at MRN Diagnostics for guidance & assistance provided to the Department during the pandemic. The union presented them an engraved copy of Rockwell's "The Runaway" in recognition of that gratitude." https://t.co/lw9kyuusUA
 
Related posts for MRN Diagnostics  https://mrndx.com/
 


Mass State Police recognize Dr Greg Chiklis, MRN Diagnostics
Mass State Police recognize Dr Greg Chiklis, MRN Diagnostics


Sunday, March 21, 2021

FM #497 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 03/18/21 (audio)

FM #497 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 497 in the series. 


This shares my conversation with Town Council Chair Tom Mercer. This is one of a series of conversations meant to provide a recap of the prior Council meeting. Akin to one of the many sports post-game analysis broadcasts we are familiar with in New England,  this would be a discussion focused on the Franklin Town Council meeting: 


  • ok, what just happened? 

  • What does it mean for Franklin residents and taxpayers?


The show notes include links to the meeting agenda and associated documents.


Our conversation runs about 25 minutes, so let’s listen in to my quarterbacking session with Tom Mercer.


Audio file = https://player.captivate.fm/episode/bb4cc8a1-24ed-404d-9ee6-c233fddca435


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Agenda document (and released supporting materials in one PDF) 

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif591/f/agendas/03-17-21_town_council_agenda_1.pdf 


My notes from the meeting

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/03/recap-town-council-meeting-mar-17-2021.html 

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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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FM #497 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 03/18/21 (audio)
FM #497 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 03/18/21 (audio)

Saturday, March 20, 2021

FM #495 - Town Council Meeting - 03/17/21 - P1 of 2 (audio)

FM #495 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 495 in the series. 

This session shares part 1 of the Franklin, MA Town Council meeting held on Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021. 

The meeting was conducted in a hybrid format: most members of the Town Council, selected guests, and Town Administration personnel were in the Council Chambers, at least one member of the Council was remote along with the public via the Zoom conference bridge, all to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

I’ve split the almost two hour minute meeting into two logical segments:
  • *** First *** - covers the opening through the retirement recognitions and new hire swearing in ceremonies (56 minutes)
  • Second - covers the committee reports, the two items for legislation and the remainder of the meeting up to entering Executive Session, not to return to public meeting (42 minutes)
The show notes contain links to the meeting agenda including documents released for this agenda. 

Let’s listen to this segment of the Town Council meeting of Mar 17, 2021



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Agenda document (and released supporting materials in one PDF) 
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/03/franklin-ma-town-council-agenda-mar-17.html 

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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" 

Kevin Ryan - Retirement Recognition, Franklin Police Department #tc0317 served 44 years, under 5 chiefs Resolutions from House and Senate presented by Rep Roy
Kevin Ryan - Retirement Recognition, Franklin Police Department #tc0317 served 44 years, under 5 chiefs Resolutions from House and Senate presented by Rep Roy



Monday, June 10, 2019

Franklin (MA) School Committee meeting recap of May 28, 2019

The School Committee meeting of May 28, 2019 is summarized as follows:

Retiree Recognition
  • Debra Kroeber / JFK Teacher
  • Christine Mahan / ASMS Teacher
  • Sandra Morris / ASMS Teacher
  • Caryn Parnell / ASMS Teacher
  • Peter Pasquarosa / HMMS / Health-PE Teacher
  • Eleanor Prindeville / ASMS Cafeteria Worker
  • Mary Sandford / Parmenter Teacher
  • Marushka Waters / FHS Theater Teacher
  • Beth Wittcoff / ASMS Principal
  • Kathleen Woods / FHS Guidance Counselor


There was discussion around the superintendents evaluation.

There was an update on the School Start Times - audio of that segment was shared separately  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2019/05/fm-163-school-start-times-update.html

The district improvement plan was also updated with current status and accomplishments
https://www.franklinps.net/district/news/district-improvement-plan-update-communication-52819

Document released for this agenda can be found on the Town of Franklin page
https://www.franklinps.net/district/meeting-packets/pages/school-committee-packet-52819


Additional details can be found in my notes recorded live during the meeting:

view from the back of the room at the May 28 School Committee meeting
view from the back of the room at the May 28 School Committee meeting

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Franklin Green Community recognition event - Jun 7

Please join
DOER Commissioner Judith Judson
to recognize
Franklin’s designation
as a Green Community

Where: Franklin Municipal Building
Town Council Chambers
355 East Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038

When: 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 7, 2018

RSVP to: Kelly Brown, Regional Coordinator
Tel: 508-767-2703
E-mail: Kelly.Brown@state.ma.us

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0wjbnXDBhczRmJkUm5nZEU5Z1otUnlwSTF3SFZ4QTU0N2Jv/view?usp=sharing




Franklin Green Community recognition event - Jun 7
Franklin Green Community recognition event - Jun 7

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Franklin Garden Club Member Honored as Unsung Hero

Debra DeGrazia of Franklin, MA, a longtime member of the Franklin Garden Club, was recently honored as the Club’s Unsung Hero at the Spring Meeting of the Massachusetts Federation of Garden Clubs Central South/Central North Spring Luncheon held at the Grange Hall in Sudbury, MA. DeGrazia received a special citation for her work on behalf of the Franklin Garden Club.

Over the years, DeGrazia has held several leadership positions, including that of president and vice president. She currently serves as treasurer. Her deep commitment to Club activities involves a wide range of services over the years. 

The citation presented at the luncheon stated: 
“Deb DeGrazia is very generous with her time and utilizes her creative, organizational and leadership skills to ensure club events are successful. Her contributions include: offering fun and interesting ideas for programs; setting up the annual holiday auction; ordering supplies for workshops and community projects, such as the annual Pine Tree Seedling Project; donating items for the monthly opportunity drawing, many handmade; and ensuring that the Franklin Town Common Garden, maintained by the Garden Club, receives special attention and care. These are only a few of the ways that Deb makes a difference every year. Whenever Deb sees a need, she finds a way to meet it – quietly and effectively! She truly makes a difference for the Franklin Garden Club.”

In addition to her involvement with the Garden Club, DeGrazia is Human Resources Director of her family’s business, Camger Chemical in Norfolk, MA, and a member of the Mass Paint Council. The mother of two children and two grandchildren, she enjoys working in her own garden in her spare time.



Deb DeGrazia, back row, left, was awarded the Franklin Garden Club’s Unsung Hero Award at the Spring Meeting of the Massachusetts Federation of Garden Clubs Central South/Central North Spring Luncheon.  Joining her at the meeting were the following Franklin Garden Club members: front row – Joanne Roche, Gail Matanes, and Carol Cowen; back row – Deb DeGrazia, Janice Cederquist, and Nancy Rappa.
Deb DeGrazia, back row, left, was awarded the Franklin Garden Club’s Unsung Hero Award at the Spring Meeting of the Massachusetts Federation of Garden Clubs Central South/Central North Spring Luncheon.  Joining her at the meeting were the following Franklin Garden Club members: front row – Joanne Roche, Gail Matanes, and Carol Cowen; back row – Deb DeGrazia, Janice Cederquist, and Nancy Rappa.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Live reporting: Veterans recognition and presentation



F. Hearings
F. Hearings
G. License Transactions
G. License Transactions
H. Presentations/Discussions
H. Presentations/Discussions - Veterans Service Officer, Dale Kurtz

1 - Recognition of Post 3402 for accomplishments and awards

2 - Recognition of Ernest Carruthers, Quartermaster of Post by both State and Federal VFW organizations

3 - Recognition of Lawrence P Bederian, Post Commander - All American Team Post Commander

Veterans Day program, call the Senior Center to respond

Peter Beane, Korean War hero

proposing a veterans walk way
45 veterans, personalized bricks
(photos to be added)

cost of this approximately $90K

only the Town Council can approve changes to the Town Common; would come back with a formal resolution but wanted to get a sense of the Council tonight

In addition to the VFW, the American Legion and Franklin Elks were instrumental in this proposal


I. Subcommittee Reports
I. Subcommittee Reports

none

Carruthers, Kurtz and Bederian at the Town Council meeting
Carruthers, Kurtz and Bederian at the Town Council meeting

proposed veterans walkway on Town Common around memorials at Pleasant St end (near St Mary's)
proposed veterans walkway on Town Common around memorials at Pleasant St end (near St Mary's)

proposed veterans walkway on Town Common - walkway view from Union St corner
proposed veterans walkway on Town Common - walkway view from Union St corner

proposed veterans walkway on Town Common - walkway view near WWI doughboy statue
proposed veterans walkway on Town Common - walkway view near WWI doughboy statue

proposed veterans walkway on Town Common - walkway view  near WWI doughboy statue looking to Pleasant St/Main St
proposed veterans walkway on Town Common - walkway view
near WWI doughboy statue looking to Pleasant St/Main St

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Malouf recognized for her work in French education and culture by French Consul General

The Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School in Franklin is pleased to announce the recognition of Mireille Malouf, our esteemed Middle School French teacher, as a Chevalier (Knight) in the Order of the French Academic Palms.

This venerable organization was originally created by Napoleon in 1808 and recognizes individuals for their outstanding service and active expansion of French education and culture.
Mireille Malouf, Middle School French teacher
Mireille Malouf,
Middle School French teacher
(BFCCPS school photo)

Madame Malouf’s nomination was prepared by the Consul General Valéry Freland and approved by the Ministry of French National Education in Paris. This designation was announced by the French Prime Minister in July and awards were presented by the French Consul General, Valéry Freland at a reception at the Résidence of France in Cambridge on September 7th.

Mireille Malouf has been employed as the Middle School French Teacher at BFCCPS since November 2003. The school’s French program has absolutely thrived under her direction. Students faculty and staff participate in the annual Semaine Francaise (French Week) a celebration of French language and culture. Additionally, students in Grade Seven attend a four day overnight trip to Quebec that she thoughtfully and tirelessly plans and implements to the delight of parents, students, faculty and staff.

"We could not be more proud of Madame Malouf; we are thrilled to celebrate her well deserved designation as Chevalier in the French Academic Palms. Mirielle’s commitment to students and her passion for French is simply unmatched. She is an absolutely treasured member of our community." – Mrs. Heather Zolnowski, Head of School, Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School

We invite you to review photos and video of the presentation here. Félicitations, nous sommes tellement fiers de vous!

About Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School


The Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School’s mission is to assist parents in their role as primary educators of their children by providing students with a classical academic education coupled with sound character development and community service. Our mission is supported by four distinct, yet interconnected pillars that provide for a collaborative, rigorous education for all students. These pillars guide, direct and define the school in all it does.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Police Dept recognitions highlight Town Council meeting

Catching up to share the summary of the Town Council meeting on Wednesday, August 9. The only meeting this month. In September, the Council resumes meeting twice a month.

The meeting opened with recognition of Gary Premo who has left the Police Dept to take the new role of Executive Director at the Metacomet Emergency Communications Center. The center is the long awaited regional emergency dispatch center that will service the towns of Franklin, Norfolk, Plainville and Wrentham.


The meeting opened with recognition of Gary Premo
The meeting opened with recognition of Gary Premo


Next up was the swearing in of Leanne Baker as the newest female police officer. 
Leanne Baker sworn in by Town Clerk Teresa Burr as Chief Lynch observes
Leanne Baker sworn in by Town Clerk Teresa Burr as Chief Lynch observes
Then Leanne's husband former Sargent Chris Baker who left the Police Dept and would have been recognized earlier this year except for a typo. The award had a typo, needed to be replaced and took some time to be re-done. As Leanne was being sworn in this evening, it was easy to combine the two events.

former Sargent Chris Baker and Chief Lynch
former Sargent Chris Baker and Chief Lynch
Last but not least, Officer Gilboy was recognized as his partner, the police dog Axe, passed away suddenly recently.

Officer Gilboy recognized by Chief Lynch
Officer Gilboy recognized by Chief Lynch

In other actions by the Town Council: 

  • the appointment of Samuel Williams to the Design Review Commission was approved
  • the request by La Cantina Winery for a new Farmer Winery Series Pouring License and also approved the Manager Robert Vozzella
  • the plot zoning changes previously discussed at the Economic Development Committee were discussed, amended (by adding one more plot) was referred to the Planning Board. Assuming it is approved, it will come back to the Council for public hearing and two readings, as well as the final vote


The Town Council actions taken document can be found here:



The video replay of this meeting is available on demand from Franklin TV
http://view.earthchannel.com/PlayerController.aspx?PGD=franknma&eID=483

My notes from the meeting reported live can be found here:

The published agenda can be found here

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Live reporting - Remington Teacher Recognition

2. Guests/Presentations
a. RMS – Paul Peri, Mary Kass, Joe O’Halloran


From Left to Right:: Joe O’Halloran, Jeff Roy, Mary Kass, and Paul Peri


Franklin, MA

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

live reporting from the School Committee meeting

Minutes:

I recommend approval of the minutes from the May 27, 2008 School Committee Meeting.

approved with 1 abstention

Payment of Bills - Mr. Kelly; approved

Payroll - Ms. Armenio; approved

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Remington Middle School National Latin Exam Achievement Awards

1. Rachel Ceskavich

2. Gregory Mouradian


b. Remington Middle School National Latin Exam Outstanding Achievement Awards

1. Naman Agarwal

2. Cynthia Swanson

3. Mimi Gualtieri

4. Stefan Herlitz

5. Emily Stickles

6. Jillian Ferrari

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Remington Middle School Foreign Language Exam

1. Sarah MacClellan – Silver Medal Winner

2. Amy Stevens – Bronze Medal Winner

3. Lindsay Gualtieri – Bronze Medal Winner

4. Sara Rodgers – Bronze Medal Winner

5. Ethan Blank – Honorable Mention

6. Michelle Shafferman – Honorable Mention

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Remington Middle School NELMS Scholar Leaders

1. Sara MacClellan

2. Drew Shaughnessy

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Jefferson Elementary Stock Market Game Awards:

1. Michael Bullen – Second Place – Elementary Division

2. Dominic Pizzelli – First Place – Elementary Division

3. Chloe Ross – InvestWrite Award – Elementary Division

They turned $100,000 to over $144,000
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James Barrett – 2008 MAEC Award for the Distinguished Music Educator

Mass Arts Educator Council

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

"To receive an award for something that you do every day and that you enjoy doing just doesn't make sense"

Deborah Pellegri, Franklin Town Clerk, was quoted in the Milford Daily News as part of the article on the state recognition for "unsung heroines":

"To receive an award for something that you do every day and that you enjoy doing just doesn't make sense,'' said Pellegri, who helped to raise money for the town's statue of Benjamin Franklin.
Pellegri, who also planned the town's yearly Fourth of July activities for years, said she is excited to go to the State House for the ceremony.
"My husband and I are going to hop on the train and we'll scoot into the State House for day,'' she said.

Read the full article in the Daily News here.