|Norfolk County Registry of Deeds|
|Norfolk County Registry of Deeds|
"While the signing of Gov. Charlie Baker’s opioid legislation package into law made a huge splash Monday, local activists continued the process of planning programs to help local addicts.
One of them is a drop-in center, and two local coalitions - SAFE in Franklin and JAG in Milford - plan to roll them out in April. The two groups announced the program in February.
Drop-in centers are places where addicts and their families can go to seek information, start the process of getting help, and talk to therapists equipped especially for addiction (sometimes called substance abuse navigators). Local police will also be present, but not to arrest anyone. They are there to show support, that they’re committed to helping any addict that wants help, said Amy Leone, director of JAG (Juvenile Advocacy Group)."
“A day after signing into law landmark legislation to fight the Commonwealth’s opioid epidemic, I welcome today’s new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to encourage doctors to prescribe fewer opioids and focus on safer, alternative treatments for chronic pain.
The Baker-Polito Administration is dedicated to combating the deadly opioid and heroin epidemic at the state level, recognizing that one bill, one budget or one program will not be enough to curb this public health crisis. Yesterday, I was honored to sign an opioid bill that includes the first law in the nation to limit an opioid prescription to a seven-day supply for first time adult prescriptions, and other important prevention and education provisions recommended by our opioid working group—and we encourage other states to do the same.
Recognizing that patients living with chronic pain need access to treatments that will relieve their suffering, I encourage physicians to adopt these new guidelines and discuss alternatives to addictive opioids with their patients.
It will take all levels of government and intense involvement from law enforcement and the health care community to bend the trend and I encourage all doctors to practice these new guidelines as we continue to break ground in passing more reforms to eradicate the opioid epidemic.”
|Attorney General Maura Healey|
|American Legion 5 Miler Scholarship Fund Road Race - June 25|
|The Franklin train is getting passed by another commuter rail line approaching Boston|
|there won't be snow in the summer at Jefferson School to worry about|
"The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April.
The next opportunities to donate will be from 2 to 7 p.m. April 7 at the Franklin Elks, 1077 Pond St.; and from 2 to 7 p.m. April 11 at the Franklin Country Club, 672 E. Central St.
Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions. Donors of all blood types are needed this spring.
To make an appointment to give blood, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor app, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767."
"A town committee is expected to make a recommendation to the Board of Selectmen later this month on whether the town should sell water to Exelon for the company’s proposed Medway expansion.
On Monday, the Drinking Water Committee, which has met on the issue several times, will be reviewing the final report from Kleinfelder – the engineering firm hired by Millis and paid for by Exelon – on the feasibility of the sale.
According to the report, the sale is possible, as the town’s water supply “appears to be adequate” to meet projected water demand, including from Exelon and other developments."
|Senior Center - construction underway to build out the second floor space|
The Franklin Police Patrolman Association and The Franklin Permanent Firefighters Association Local 2637 are teaming up to bring a 5K road race to Franklin.
The race is scheduled for the Saturday after St Patrick's Day, March 19, 2016. It is a fundraising event for the two Associations with proceeds going back in to the Community.
In the past we have donated to charities such as, Franklin Youth Sports, the Random Smiles Project, Special Olympics and many other great organizations.
Please show your IRISH on race day!
|Franklin Fire and Police - St Patrick's 5K - March 19|
"The town's finances are in order, according to an audit by the accounting firm Melanson Heath.
The results of the report - which covered 2015 - were discussed at last week's Town Council meeting. Accountant Frank Biron presented the findings.
"The bottom line is that the numbers really did not change very much," he said. "They were strong numbers a year ago, and they remain strong this year."
The most important number in the report, Biron said, is the town's unassigned fund balance - money not committed to other purposes - which was at $9,686,850."
|DelCarte playground closed at least until the end of April when repairs will be made|
"The Board of Health will be sending a letter to the state Department of Environmental Protection asking that the department provide the town with assurance that a power plant planning an expansion will not draw down the town’s access to water.
The concern comes after the plant, Exelon, asked the Board of Health to sign off on a second well, that along with another well, could withdraw an annual average of 51,840 gallons per day.
Board member Jordan Warnick said the board is concerned that the two wells, combined with the potential use of 45,000 gallons of water per day from Millis, could upset the town’s aquifer."
|Crossroads Clubhouse Pancake Breakfast|
The screening of Naomi Klein's book, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING, in Millis this Friday is a great opportunity to introduce climate change as an issue that we can do something about, so invite some friends and neighbors to come with you!
Even if you've read her book and you know lots about climate change, go to this film. It will be a real kick in the pants to motivate you to DO SOMETHING
|poster for Thus Changes Everything|
|St Mary's Church, Franklin, MA|