Saturday, July 21, 2012

Looking to tell your story with a video?

Six One Seven Studios has been operating in Franklin, MA as a full service film and video production company since earlier this year as well as renting out the soundstage to filmmakers in the area.

The Acting For Film Two Day Intensive will provide students not only access to Six One Seven Studio's professional video and editing equipment, but teach them the tools necessary to be a fully effective actor on a film set.

Info on this class can be found in this document:

Good candidate questions coming in

Thanks to you we have four good questions for our candidates thus far.

What question would you ask these candidates for the 10th Norfolk District to help make your decision on how to cast your vote?

  • If elected what changes would you propose to help commuters from Franklin/Medway afford to get into Boston for work?  
  • What are your thoughts about the MA higher education costs.  Is there anything you would propose to help more students afford MA State higher education?
  • Local officials often complain to voters that costly state mandates tie their hands and prevent them from making common-sense fiscal policies for the town. What will you do as state rep to remove burdensome state mandates and un-tie local officials' hands?
  • What will be your priorities if you are selected to serve in the state legislature?

If you have a question, you would like to ask one of the candidates for the 4th Norfolk District, please use the form here to submit it

Or if you want, you can always send me an email at (shersteve at gmail dot com)

Riding for a cause

Sent to you by Steve Sherlock via Google Reader:

via The Milford Daily News News RSS by Matt Tota/Daily News staff on 7/20/12

When Rick Tobin heard about his brother-in-law's diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, the Franklin resident was completely lost. Tobin felt obligated to help. But what could he do? The question bedeviled him for a long time before he finally found his answer last year in the form of a three-day, 270-mile charity bike ride from Boston to Greenwich, Conn.

Things you can do from here:

In the News: Kennedy, amendments, bottle deposits

PHOTOS: Kennedy on the campaign trail in Franklin

Friday, July 20, 2012

What would you ask the candidate?

Farmers Market: noon to 6:00 PM

The Farmers Market is open today on the Town Common from noon to 6:00 PM.

Franklin, MA: Farmers Market

Where in Franklin is the Town Common?

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Who wants to be a constable for Franklin, MA?

Immediate Notice to the Residents of Franklin

Constable Position—One Vacancy

Candidates interested in filling the vacant position of Constable, in the Town of Franklin, are asked to submit a letter of intent to Deborah L. Pellegri, CMC, Town Clerk no later than August 31, 2012 at 12:00noon. Position will be appointed by the Town Council until the next scheduled Town Election in November/2013. At that time, candidates will be able to take out nomination papers to run for the unexpired term of constable.

Deborah L. Pellegri, CMC
Town Clerk/Election Administrator

Crackerbarrel Classic 5K slated for Sept. 15; register early online

For the local runners, if you haven't run the Crackerbarrel Classic before, it is a good flat course!


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via Wicked Local Franklin News RSS by GateHouse Media, Inc. on 7/19/12

The 32nd Annual Crackerbarrel Classic 5K Road Race/Walk will be held on  Saturday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m., at the Wrentham Developmental Center, 131 Emerald St., Wrentham.


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Thursday, July 19, 2012



DATE: Thursday, September 6, 2012

TIME: 6:00a.m. – 8:00p.m.

PLACE: Franklin High School field house on Oak Street - all precincts

LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE: AUGUST 17, 2012 (FRIDAY) at 8:00pm at the Town Clerk’s Office, First Floor, 355 East Central Street, Municipal Building.

Absentee Ballot Information: Absentee ballots are now available in the Town Clerk’s office. A registered voter who will be unable to vote at the polls on election day due to the following reasons may vote absentee up to 12:00 noon the day before the election:
(1) absence from your city or town during normal polling hours; or
(2) physical disability preventing you from going to the polling place; or
(3) Religious belief.

All absentee requests must be made in writing with an original signature (no faxes or e-mails are accepted). If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call Deborah L. Pellegri, CMC, Town Clerk, at 508-520-4900.

Attest: Deborah L. Pellegri, CMC, Town Clerk

In the News: Town Council meeting coverage

From the Town Council meeting held Wednesday, the Milford Daily News has two articles. One covering the liquor license suspensions and one on state aid.

The first time liquor license violators will serve their one day suspensions this Friday (Guru, Ichigo Ichie, and Alumni). The Franklin Mobil suspension is for three days beginning this Friday.

Franklin liquor license suspensions handed down

Franklin to receive more state aid

Franklin Library: Teddy Bear Picnic

Today, the Library has a bubble party with the Bubble Music Man.

Next Wednesday, there will be a teddy bear picnic!

Sent to you by Steve Sherlock via Google Reader:

via Franklin Public Library by Franklin Public Library on 7/18/12

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

TED Jared Ficklin: New ways to see music (with color! and fire!)

"Summer time, the living is easy" or so the lyrics go to one song... this TED Talk shows a rather interesting way to view music.


“Americans need us to solve problems"

Part of Franklin will be interested in the 4th District candidates and part will be interested in the 3rd District.
The three are vying for the Republican nomination to fill the seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, a Democrat. Frank announced in November that he is retiring after more than three decades in Congress, citing the newly reconfigured district. Bielat lost to Frank in 2010 by an 11-point margin. 
The winner of the Republican primary will likely face off against Brookline resident Joe Kennedy III. Kennedy, the son of former U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy II and grandson of the late Robert Kennedy, has shown strong fundraising capabilities— raking in $1.3 million last quarter— and pundits have said he’ll be hard to beat. 
Newton engineer Herb Robinson is also running for the seat as a Democrat, but his campaign hasn’t picked up momentum and has just $997 cash on hand.

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In the News: art schedule, school closes

Franklin Art Center after school art fall schedule available

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Franklin schools gain $10,000 A+ dollars!

On the School Committee agenda for Tuesday evening, Jul 17, 2012, there are two action items acknowledging donations to Franklin High School and Remington Middle School.

b. I recommend acceptance of a check for $453.42 from A+ School Rewards for the Franklin High School.
c. I recommend acceptance of a check for $66.94 from A+ School Rewards for Remington Middle School.
According to the Stop and Shop A+ webpage, this is only part of the donations heading to the Franklin schools.

The tally for the Franklin School District works out to be

Annie Sullivan MS  $  3,587.16
Jefferson ES  $  1,314.88
Oak St ES  $  1,014.34
Helen Keller ES  $     923.03
Gerald M Parmenter ES  $     860.13
Davis Thayer ES  $     859.75
John F Kennedy ES  $     821.44
Franklin HS  $     453.42
Horace Mann MS  $     445.06
Remington MS  $       66.94

These must be the first two donations received by the school offices. According to the A+ website checks should be delivered in June via regular US Mail attention to the principal of each school.

As a frequent shopper at Stop and Shop, our card was set up to contribute to a couple of schools. It is your choice to set this up for one or more schools.

We'll do another post as the school year approaches on how to set up your Stop and Shop card to contribute to one of the Franklin schools. If you want to see more about the A+ program visit the Stop and Shop page here