Five people were arrested last week as part of a month-long investigation into a local heroin distribution organization, the Norfolk County District Attorney’s office said Friday.
Nathan Freeman, 36, of Franklin, pleaded not guilty at his Wrentham District Court arraignment Monday to possession with intent to distribute a Class A substance; possession with intent to distribute a Class D substance (marijuana) and possession to distribute a Class A substance (Suboxone).
Freeman was indicted in Norfolk Superior Court on April 29 on different heroin and marijuana distribution charges, officials said, and a judge revoked his bail on that case and ordered him held without bail for 90 days. He will be arraigned June 3 in Superior Court.Continue reading the article in the Milford Daily News here
A group of Town Council members met privately with the police chief on Thursday to discuss what actions the department is taking in response to the state's opioid epidemic.
The meeting followed the arrests last week of three men and two women who were allegedly part of a local heroin distribution organization.
As a result of the meeting, the department added information on its website about opioid overdoses, including a YouTube video on risk factors and a state report on response strategies.
Also, Franklin Police Chief Stephan Semerjian was asked to brief the council next Wednesday on further measures the department will pursue.Continue reading the article in the Milford Daily News here
A group of local businesses and artists holds a kick-off event tonight to raise money for a weeklong summer arts festival in the downtown.
The fundraiser starts at 8 p.m. at the Franklin Performing Arts company's 200-seat theater, The Black Box, at 15 West Central St. Tickets are $18.
Festival organizers will provide more details about the event, slated from July 29 to Aug. 2, and a jazz trio is set to perform.Continue reading the article in the Milford Daily News here
|Franklin Cultural Festival - arts happen here!|
|The record 9,229 pounds of food was more than double last year’s tally of 4,585 pounds.|
|Franklin letter carrier Rich Maloney organized this year’s record-breaking Stamp Out Hunger food drive, part of a nationwide effort sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers|
|Erin Lynch, Franklin Food Pantry executive director, and Mike Catalano, Franklin Postmaster, lend a hand in the Stamp Out Hunger food drive for the Franklin Food Pantry|
The Franklin Food Pantry, established in 1987, provides immediate hunger relief and healthy sustainable solutions by empowering the community through resources, education and collaboration. It is part of the Greater Boston Food Bank network and depends entirely on support and donations from volunteers, corporate partners, schools, churches and community members. For more information, or to make a donation, visit franklinfoodpantry.org or call 508-528-3115. The Franklin Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
|Library Book Sale - May 16-17|
Bill Chouinard presents YMCA Bernon Family Branch Red Triangle Award to @FranklinFoodPan #partner #strongcommunity pic.twitter.com/eSHTnUvjRQ— Hockomock Area YMCA (@HockomockYMCA) May 13, 2015
For nearly all of his working life, Bob Fahey has been paid very little to make other people's lives richer.
Whether counseling students with mental health issues or assisting struggling veterans, Fahey, 88, maintained one guiding philosophy: "Find something you love to do, and you’ll never work a day in your life.”
This month Fahey retired as the town's veterans’ services officer after 14 years in the post. And though he'd say he never worked a day of those 14 years, many in the town would politely disagree with him.
Since 2001, Fahey has dedicated himself to “making sure that those who have served our country are not forgotten or left uncared for,” as his boss, Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting, put it in a letter thanking him for his commitment.Continue reading the article here
|Franklin Senior Center serves as the center point for veterans services|
The town has hired Dale Kurtz, a graduate of the United States Military Academy, as its new veterans’ services officer.
Kurtz, of Franklin, replaces long-time veterans’ services officer Bob Fahey, who retired this month after 14 years in the post. He will also work part-time in Avon.
Kurtz enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1968 and was later admitted to West Point. He graduated in 1973, leaving the service five years later as a captain.
In 2011, Kurtz started volunteering as Fahey’s assistant before taking a position as the veterans’ services advocate for Norfolk County.Continue reading the article here
Hello All - the Noodle Company is opening in Franklin and invites friends of Franklin Food Pantry to come try them out this coming Monday, May 18th.
Please use the link below to register and feel free to share with friends.
Proceeds from meals purchased that day will go to the pantry, up to $1,000.
|Noddles and Company, Franklin, MA|
Erin LynchExecutive Director
Franklin Food Pantry43 West Central StreetPO Box 116, Franklin MA 02038508-528-3115 ext. 3 Federal tax ID # 04-3272663www.franklinfoodpantry.org
|Jeff Belanger - a weird MA evening|
|Library Sign - Jeff Bellanger|
"This an opportunity for a brief tour of the school and a presentation by the principal and kindergarten team to introduce you to the building, the routines, the curriculum and the expectations for your student."
- J.F. Kennedy Elementary - May 14th @6pm
- Parmenter Elementary - May 14th @6pm
- Helen Keller Elementary - May 20th @6pm
- Davis Thayer Elementary - May 21st @6pm
- Oak Street Elementary - May 27th @6pm
- Jefferson Elementary - May 28th @6pm
|Parmenter School sign with Kindergarten information noght |
and Memorial Day program schedule
The contractor is finishing up placing drainage structures in the Downtown this week.
They are also working in front of Dean College on drainage. Next week they will begin to bring on another crew and start reclaiming at the intersection of Pleasant and Main Street and work toward Dean College.
They are still planning to bring in a small crew to install street light bases in about 50 locations. They anticipate they can install four or five light bases a day so it will take 2 to 3 weeks once they begin.
If anyone has a question, please feel free to reach out to the DPW Director, Brutus Cantoreggi or Town Engineer Michael Maglio at 508-553-5500 or my office at 508-520-4949.
|it is quiet on Main St early in the morning|
|Healthy Futures Food Drive|