Showing posts with label town hall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label town hall. Show all posts

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Franklin TV: Even More YouTube

 We’re Expanding Our YouTube Channels

by Pete Fasciano, Executive Director 07/10/2022

In early May we began live-streaming our government meetings, along with some school sports and events on YouTube. The programs were also posted as videos. For those who “do video” (and yes, we do), YouTube is where folks expect us to be. YouTube is a video destination.

What we said in May:
Get with the program. We’ve all been so advised at one point or other. In this case, it’s about getting you to the programs you want – exactly the way you want them.
We’re now posting our programs on YouTube. It’s familiar. It’s what we all know. It’s immediate. You can now watch our key meetings and events LIVE on YouTube. They will also be there for replay. In a world where we all want what we want – when, where and how we want it, YouTube fills the bill.
In these past two months our YouTube videos have been well received, and now we’re going all in. We’re simplifying our website (for your convenience of course). We’ve organized our YouTube streams into Public Access, School and Government channels so it works just like our three local cable channels. This also enables us to livestream multiple events simultaneously. (We’re often busy that way.)

Just click on the appropriate channel logo on our home page. It will take you to our YouTube Live link for that channel’s scheduled livestream event.

Our YouTube Access, School and Government channels also have earlier programs and meetings, all organized as Video on Demand playlists. Watch any time.

Note: When you visit our YouTube channels you can also choose to Subscribe.
Now you can get with the program directly – whenever you want.

And – as always –
Thank you for listening to wfpr●fm. 
And, thank you for watching.

Get this week's program guide for Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) online  http://franklin.tv/programguide.pdf   

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Virtual Town Halls with Congressman Auchincloss scheduled for Next Week

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Neighbor, 

Next week, I'll be hosting two virtual town hall events. This is an opportunity for you to meet me, ask about issues important to you, and get updates on what I'm doing to serve our community. We'll be discussing the recently passed bipartisan infrastructure bill and other pressing issues facing Congress. In addition, there will be an opportunity to be connected with members of my team to discuss casework services in our office. Details about each town hall are below, I hope you'll be able to join me.



Infrastructure Roundtable with Special Guests Including Mayors and the Brookline Town Administrator, Monday January 24 at 12:00 PM ET                     

Special guests include Administrator Mel Kleckner (Brookline), Mayor Paul Coogan (Fall River), Mayor Ruthanne Fuller (Newton), Mayor Shaunna O'Connell (Taunton)

Register HERE

Virtual Town Hall with Congressman Jake Auchincloss, Wednesday January 26 at 7:00 PM ET

Register HERE

If you are not able to attend these events in real time, you can always watch them in their entirety after their conclusion on my Facebook page

Sincerely,

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Jake Auchincloss
Member of Congress


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Friday, January 21, 2022

Register for Senator Becca Rausch's Town Hall - Monday, Jan 24


"You're invited! Join me for a virtual town hall on 1/24 to reflect on 2021 and share your priorities for 2022. 
This event will begin with a short briefing about my legislative work then open up for a Q+A with constituents. 
Register here: https://t.co/fhfj9jg3Py #mapoli "
Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeccaRauschMA/status/1484223530283810819

Register for Senator Becca Rausch's Town Hall - Monday, Jan 24
Register for Senator Becca Rausch's Town Hall - Monday, Jan 24



Sunday, January 16, 2022

Senator Becca Rausch’s Mid-Session Beacon Hill Review

As your voice and advocate in the State Senate, I am very proud to share several 2021 accomplishments, including a robust COVID-19 response, billions of dollars invested into our communities, and the advancement of critically needed reforms through the legislative process on Beacon Hill.

Safety for You and Your Family: My top priority has been advocating for measures that keep you and your family safe and stable throughout this public health crisis. Last year alone, my team and I helped more than 500 constituents access government benefits and supports, including unemployment assistance and food security. I also hosted monthly virtual office hours, senior coffees, and two youth legislative forums to remain accessible to constituents through the ups and downs of this pandemic.   

In addition to crafting and advocating for school masking legislation and the COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Act, I also worked in partnership with public health experts, community organizations, and my legislative colleagues to pressure the Baker Administration to implement policies to keep our communities safe and local economy afloat through this crisis. Our achievements included universal masking in all K-12 schools, paid time off for families and caregivers taking children to COVID-19 vaccination appointments, implementing a COVID vaccine pre-registration system for mass vaccination sites, and delivering a multi-pronged COVID-19 Action Plan to the Governor.

Safety during these difficult times also means addressing violence and discrimination. Amid the rise of conspiracy theories and disinformation about vaccines and COVID-19, we have also seen an alarming spike in antisemitism, racism, and xenophobia on social media, in our public schools, and from elected officials. It is our collective responsibility to call out hate and injustice whenever we see it. I collaborated with Robert Trestan, Executive Director of ADL New England, to pen a GBH commentary piece explaining the rise in antisemitism within the antivax movement here in Massachusetts and across our nation. As your State Senator, I have publicly condemned abject acts of hate, offered to engage in constructive dialogue in communities, secured tens of thousands of dollars to fund diversity, equity, and inclusion work in our district, and voted to support the Genocide Education Act, now law, which requires that genocide education be taught in Massachusetts public schools before the end of high school. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is not the only pandemic we’re up against.

Funding Our Communities’ Recovery: The Legislature passed a $4 billion bill to allocate federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to equitably invest in our continued recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. This bill delivers broad spectrum supports for our communities’ health, including mental and behavioral health, housing security, our environment, and workforce development. I secured numerous amendments to support our district and the Commonwealth at large, including targeted funding to assist women re-entering the workforce, providing post-traumatic stress care for medical personnel, and $1,000,000 in investments for local housing, transportation, water infrastructure, and other projects in our district.

I secured several victories in the FY 2022 budget as well, including $500,000 for local projects across our district, a pilot program for a statewide youth mental health support text line, funding for the Department of Public Health to hire personnel with expertise in combatting vaccine hesitancy, and funding for New Hope’s new domestic violence shelter and an updated facility for the Attleboro Center for Children.

Legislative Victories: The gears of the legislative process are turning, and many bills are moving through their respective committees. Committees must take action on every timely filed bill by February 2, 2022, so we can expect an increase in floor votes and legislation headed to the governor’s desk in the coming months.

My Senate colleagues and I have already advanced some game-changing bills. In October, we passed comprehensive election reform legislation, strengthened by adoption of several amendments I filed. The bill provides election day voter registration, permanent mail-in voting, improved jail-based voting access, and upgrades to our elections infrastructure. My amendment work also elevated issues still left to address, like ballot drop box ratios and paid time off for voting. We also passed the Mental Health ABC Act to improve access to culturally competent care, support and boost our Commonwealth’s mental health care workforce, reduce barriers to emergency treatment, and more. This month, we again passed a bill to make government-issued IDs more accessible to people experiencing homelessness to facilitate access to critically needed services across our Commonwealth. These bills now await action by the House.  

As Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture (ENRA), I also worked to pass the law that improves conditions for egg-laying hens while keeping our egg supply available and affordable.  

Moving Forward: There is still so much work to be done. This session I filed more than 40 bills designed to advance election reform, good governance, public health, reproductive justice, climate action, and intersectional justice and equity. This month, my lead climate action legislation cleared the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy, and I anticipate more favorable reports on my bills in the coming weeks. My team and I continue working hard on your behalf to shepherd these bills through the legislative process.  

It is my great honor to represent the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District in the Massachusetts State Senate, and I’ll continue putting my proven leadership to work for you. Please reach out to me if you need assistance, have thoughts on policy, or want to check in. My office phone number is 617-722-1555, my email is becca.rausch@masenate.gov, and you can sign up for a personal office hours appointment at beccarauschma.com/office-hours. I also invite you to join me for my district-wide virtual town hall conversation on Monday, January 24 at 7 PM (sign up at www.beccarauschma.com/town-hall).

As we begin 2022, I wish you and your loved ones strength, health, resilience, and joy. I look forward to everything we will accomplish together this year.  

Senator Becca Rausch represents the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District, comprised of Attleboro, Franklin, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norfolk, North Attleborough, Plainville, Sherborn, Wayland, Wellesley, and Wrentham. Senator Rausch serves as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture and the Senate Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. 

Senator Rausch to host Virtual Town Hall - Jan 24, 2022 - Register now to participate!
Senator Rausch to host Virtual Town Hall - Jan 24, 2022 - Register now to participate!

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Senator Rausch to host Virtual Town Hall - Jan 24, 2022 - Register now to participate!

SENATOR RAUSCH TO HOST VIRTUAL TOWN HALL 

Senator Rausch will give a Beacon Hill update and field questions from  

constituents during the virtual forum. 

 

Boston, MA – Senator Becca Rausch will host a Virtual Town Hall reserved exclusively for constituents of the Bristol, Norfolk, and Middlesex District and the newly drawn Norfolk, Worcester, and Middlesex District on Monday, January 24, 2022 from 7 - 8 PM on Zoom.  


Senator Rausch will give a brief update about her second term in office and invite constituents to participate in a question-and-answer session to share their questions and opinions on state issues.  To comply with public health precautions during the pandemic, the virtual conversation will take place over Zoom.  


"This pandemic has been a difficult time for every single one of our community members," said Senator Rausch. "Now more than ever, it is critical that constituents have direct access to their elected officials so we can advance the policies to best support the families, schools, small businesses, and municipal governments we represent."


This event is open exclusively to the community members of Attleboro, Bellingham, Dover, Franklin, Medfield, Milford, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Plainville, Sherborn, Wayland, Wellesley, and Wrentham. 


To register for the event, go to https://www.beccarauschma.com/town-hall, email alana.westwater@masenate.gov, or call 617-722-1555. 


Senator Becca Rausch represents the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District, comprised of Attleboro, Franklin, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norfolk, North Attleborough, Plainville, Sherborn, Wayland, Wellesley, and Wrentham. Senator Rausch serves as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture and the Senate Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. 



Senator Rausch to host Virtual Town Hall - Jan 24, 2022 - Register now to participate!
Senator Rausch to host Virtual Town Hall - Jan 24, 2022 - Register now to participate!

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Senator Becca Rausch: Virtual Town Hall - Jan 24, 2022

Senator Becca Rausch (@BeccaRauschMA) tweeted on Wed, Dec 29, 2021:
SAVE THE DATE! Join me for a virtual town hall on 1/24 to reflect on 2021 and share your priorities for 2022. This event will begin with a short briefing about my legislative work then open up for a Q+A with constituents. 
Register here: https://t.co/i09yPdQgV4 #mapoli 
Shared from: https://t.co/4HISVrLdl1  or  https://twitter.com/BeccaRauschMA/status/1476247649577836547


Senator Becca Rausch: Virtual Town Hall - Jan 24, 2022
Senator Becca Rausch: Virtual Town Hall - Jan 24, 2022

 

Thursday, December 10, 2020

CNN and Sesame Street coming together for a Town Hall on the pandemic - Dec 19

CNN and Sesame Street are coming together for a town hall on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. ET to help children and parents understand the latest issues surrounding coronavirus, the vaccine, and celebrating holidays safely.

What questions do your kids have?
https://t.co/iwYaLtD9gB
Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1336747511575433218?s=03
 
CNN and Sesame Street coming together for a Town Hall on the pandemic
CNN and Sesame Street coming together for a Town Hall on the pandemic

 

Monday, December 7, 2020

Boston Globe: "‘Help is on the way’

From the Boston Globe, an article of interest for Franklin:
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said in a televised town hall Friday night that the pandemic sweeping through the nation has yet to see “the full effect of a potential surge upon a surge” following the Thanksgiving holiday.

Fauci, who will be staying on as chief medical advisor to President-elect Joe Biden, was taking part in a discussion on the coronavirus with CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta when he was asked about a model from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation that is projecting more than 530,000 deaths from the virus in the United States by April.
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

Sunday, August 23, 2020

4th Congressional District Race: A Town Hall on Race and Racism (re-broadcast schedule)

The 4th Congressional District Race: A Town Hall on Race and Racism held on Aug 19, 2020 is scheduled for re-broadcast on Franklin TV this week.

Franklin All-Access 
Comcast Channel 8; Verizon Channel 26
  • Sunday, Aug 23 - 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, Aug 25 - 8:30 PM
  • Wednesday, Aug 26 - 10:00 AM
  • Thursday, Aug 27 - 3:30 PM

Franklin Town Hall  
Comcast Channel 11; Verizon Channel 29
  • Wednesday, Aug 26 - 8:00 AM
  • Wednesday, Aug 26 - 2:00 PM


4th Congressional District Race: A Town Hall on Race and Racism
4th Congressional District Race: A Town Hall on Race and Racism

Thursday, August 20, 2020

FM #333 4th District Candidates Town Hall - 8/19/20 (audio)

FM #333 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 333 in the series.

This session shares the 4th District Candidates Town Hall facilitated by the “Franklin Area Against Racism” and “Medway Marches” and broadcast by Franklin TV. The Forum was conducted via Zoom to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

Angelica Crosby, Raj Seelam, and Justin Bates moderated the forum providing time for each candidate to respond to the questions on a random rotation.

All Democratic and Republicans were invited. The Democratic candidates participating (alphabetic order by last name) Jake Auchincloss, Becky Grossman, Alan Khazei, Ihssane Leckey, Natalia Linos, Jesse Mermell, and Ben Sigel.

Photos of the event participants (including screen captures of the questions and response order shared via Twitter - tagged as “#4thDist0819”) are available in this Google Photo Album https://photos.app.goo.gl/DQYMEE1ZVRq8g8yh9

The recording runs just about 1 hour and 40 minutes, so let’s listen to the 4th District candidates discuss their positions on a series of issues.

Audio file =  https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HXg6gkXK

 

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FM #333 4th District Candidates Town Hall - 8/19/20 (audio)
FM #333 4th District Candidates Town Hall - 8/19/20 (audio)

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

4th District Candidates - Town Hall on Race and Racism

Virtual Town Hall on Race and Racism for  the  candidates  of  the  4th  Congressional district race to have a discussion while answering YOUR questions on addressing racism/combating  systemic  racial  inequality.


Democrats: (7:00-8:40)

  • Ben Sigel (Going)
  • Alan Khazei (Going)
  • Natalia Linos (Going)
  • Jesse Mermell (Going)
  • Becky Grossman (Going)
  • Jake Auchincloss (Going)
  • Ihssane Leckey (Going)

Republicans: (8:45-9:00)

  • David Rosa (Going)


- all Democrat and Republican candidates were invited - 

This will also be broadcast via live stream  https://franklintv.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch3&nav=live

Follow the event on Facebook for updates  https://www.facebook.com/events/332521414591118/

4th District Candidates - Town Hall on Race and Racism
4th District Candidates - Town Hall on Race and Racism


Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Virtual Town Hall on Race and Racism - Aug 19

Virtual Town Hall on Race and Racism for  the  candidates  of  the  4th  Congressional district race to have a discussion while answering YOUR questions on addressing racism/combating  systemic  racial  inequality.

  • Ben Sigel 
  • Natalia Linos 
  • Becky Grossman 
  • Alan Khazei 
  • Jesse Mermell 
  • Jake Auchincloss 
  • Ihssane Leckey 
  • Dave Cavell

- all Democrat and Republican candidates were invited -


Virtual Town Hall	on  Race and Racism - Aug 19
Virtual Town Hall on  Race and Racism - Aug 19

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Franklin TV schedule for Monday, Jan 27, 2020

All Access
Monday
08:00 AM Cooking Thyme: Fish
08:30 AM SAFE Coalition: Kyle Brodeur
09:30 AM Commons Concert: Sharon Band
12:00 PM Brook'n'Cookin: Pork
12:30 PM Sandhya: Macaroons
Franklin TV schedule for Monday - All Access
Franklin TV schedule for Monday - All Access
01:30 PM Pizzapalooza: Pizzetta
02:00 PM N. E. Candlepins Fall '18 Pt 2
03:00 PM Candlepin New Gen Spring '19 8
03:30 PM Physician Focus: Kids' Health
04:00 PM Franklin Garden Club 05/23/15
04:30 PM Extended Play Season 10 Show 10
05:30 PM Senior Connection: Scams
06:00 PM Veterans' Call: Social Security
07:00 PM Frank Presents: Jeff Roy
08:30 PM Circle of Friends: Freebo

Franklin Pride
Monday
07:00 AM Horace Mann Winter Music
08:30 AM Sullivan Winter Music
Franklin TV schedule for Monday - Franklin Pride
Franklin TV schedule for Monday - Franklin Pride
10:00 AM Girls Hockey v King Philip
12:00 PM Parmenter Talent Show 2019
02:00 PM Franklin Garden Club 05/23/15
02:30 PM SAFE Coalition: Kyle Brodeur
03:30 PM FHS Winter Music Pt. 1
05:00 PM Lifelong Music 05/15/17
06:30 PM Culture Fest: One-Act Plays
09:00 PM History of Baseball


Franklin TV schedule for Monday - Town Hall
Franklin TV schedule for Monday - Town Hall
Town Hall
Monday
08:00 AM Planning Board 01/06/2020
02:00 PM Planning Board 01/06/2020
06:55 PM Planning Board LIVE


For the full week's schedule check the Programing Guide
http://franklin.tv/programguide.pdf

Monday, December 31, 2018

Trash Recycling Schedule offset by one day this week for New Year's Day

Along with the Town office closures for New Year's Day, only Monday's (New Year's eve) trash/recycling will be picked up as normal. 

Tuesday (Jan 1), there is no pickup so you can imagine DPW Director Brutus Cantoreggi calling with the message. "Tuesday will be picked up Wednesday. Wednesday on Thursday, and so forth."

The most recent solid waste flyer with the schedule for trash/recycling pickup
http://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/news/franklin_2018_2019.pdf

Franklin trash and recycle bins or totters
Franklin trash and recycle bins or totters
*** Closure Schedule ***

Town Offices
  • Tuesday, January 1

Senior Center
  • Monday, December 31
  • Tuesday, January 1

Library
  • Closing at 5 PM, Monday, December 31
  • Tuesday, January 1

Recreation
  • Tuesday, January 1

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Trash-Recycle Schedule offset this week due to Christmas

Along with the Town office closures for Christmas, only Monday's trash/recycling will be picked up as normal. Tuesday, there is no pickup so you can imagine DPW Director Brutus Cantoreggi calling with the message. "Tuesday will be picked up Wednesday. Wednesday on Thursday, and so forth."

The most recent solid waste flyer with the schedule for trash/recycling pickup
http://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/news/franklin_2018_2019.pdf

Franklin trash and recycle bins or totters
Franklin trash and recycle bins or totters

*** Closure Schedule ***

Town Offices
  • Monday, December 24
  • Tuesday, December 25
  • Tuesday, January 1

Senior Center
  • Monday, December 24
  • Tuesday, December 25
  • Monday, December 31
  • Tuesday, January 1

Library
  • Monday, December 24
  • Tuesday, December 25
  • Closing at 5 PM, Monday, December 31
  • Tuesday, January 1

Recreation
  • Monday, December 24
  • Tuesday, December 25
  • Tuesday, January 1

Holiday Hours for Franklin Town Offices, Library, Senior Center and Recreation
Holiday Hours for Franklin Town Offices, Library, Senior Center and Recreation

This was shared from the Town of Franklin page

Friday, February 9, 2018

Franklin Town Hall with Elizabeth Warren - Feb 10


"Elizabeth Warren will be hosting a town hall in Franklin, and you’re invited! She’ll be talking and answering questions about how she’s holding the Trump Administration accountable and fighting for Massachusetts families in the Senate. This is also a chance to meet some of our team members and learn how you can get in this fight in 2018. 
Doors open at 12:30 PM and the town hall will begin at 1:30 PM. Admission is first come, first served. We're sorry, but signs/posters will not be permitted inside the event."

Where
Franklin High School Auditorium
218 Oak Street
Franklin 02038

When
Sat, February 10, 2018
12:30 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Tickets are free and available via Eventbrite

Franklin Town Hall with Elizabeth Warren by Elizabeth for MA
Franklin Town Hall with Elizabeth Warren by Elizabeth for MA

Friday, December 23, 2016

Holiday week: Trash not delayed, Library and Town Offices schedule

DPW - Trash and Recycling

Trash WILL NOT be delayed for the Christmas and New Year's holiday. Your trash and recycling will be picked up on your usually scheduled trash day.
Trash and recycling bins
Trash and recycling bins


Franklin Library

Franklin Library holiday hours Dec 24 through Jan 2,, 2017
Franklin Library holiday hours Dec 24 through Jan 2,, 2017

Town Offices closed on Monday, Dec 26

http://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/town-offices-closed-monday-december-26-2016-due-holiday
Town offices closed on Monday, Dec 26

Friday, May 15, 2009

Flag in the rain at Franklin Municipal Bldg

Friday, March 14, 2008

Town Hall wins Trivia Bee

Town Hall triumphant at Trivia Bee

By Joyce Kelly/Daily News staff

Thirty-six teams were tested on their movie mettle at last night's Trivia Bee at the Horace Mann Middle School, and in the end, knowing the name of Humphrey Bogart's club in "Casablanca" determined the victors.

Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting and the "Franklin Munibees," (aka Town Hall), Town Attorney Mark Cerel and Treasurer Jim Dacey, won a spot on the Bee trophy when they correctly answered "Rick's American Cafe."

Read the full article in the Franklin Gazette here.