|FTC Consumer Alert: COVID-19 scam reports, by the numbers|
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|FTC Consumer Alert: COVID-19 scam reports, by the numbers|
|Franklin Downtown Partnership|
"High school yearbook photos of shining flawless faces and decades’ worth of fringes, bouffants and feathered hairstyles on social media might bring back memories and offer hope for the days ahead.
Posting an old photo with graduation year and high school name seems like such an innocent thing.
But, the Better Business Bureau has sent out a word of caution (https://boston.app.bbb.org/medianews/bbb-tip-thinking-of-sharing-your-senior-photo-on-facebook-think-twice?) when it comes to sharing those “harmless” senior portraits.
Scamers and hackers surfing social media will look for these #ClassOf2020 posts and now have posters’ high school names and graduation years – which are often used for online security questions."
"Old Sturbridge Village is usually brimming with thousands of schoolchildren during the April school vacation week. That will not be the case this year.
“April vacation week alone is a big week. It’s the beginning of when things start getting busy for us,” said James E. Donahue, president and CEO of Old Sturbridge Village. “If we have nice weather, we could see a 1,000 people or more a day. So April vacation week can be a 10,000-person loss.”
If OSV is shut down through June, it would lose out on 25,000 to 30,000 schoolchildren visiting on field trips, Donahue said."
|Visit the "Virtual Village" on Facebook|
Established in 1995, the Foundation for MetroWest is the only community foundation serving the cities and towns in the region, encompassing 700,000 residents from Westborough to Waltham and Acton to Walpole. The Foundation promotes philanthropy across the area, helps donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serves as a resource for local nonprofits and enhances the quality of life for all our residents. The Foundation is supported by a wide range of businesses, individuals, community groups and other philanthropic organizations. Since inception, the Foundation has granted $19 million to its nonprofit partners and currently stewards more than $26 million in charitable assets for current needs and future impact. To learn more, please visit www.foundationformetrowest.org or call 508-647-2260.
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|School Committee member Elise Stoke providing an update on the Facilities study|
|questions submitted via Chat|
|Superintendent Sara Ahern providing an overview of the FY 2021 budget|
|School Committee Chair Anne Bergen opening the meeting|
|slide capture during the budget hearing|
|screen capture of the Google meeting 4/14/20|
"Students from FHS Theatre 1 & 2 will be collaborating on a LIVE radio drama performance of The 39 Steps. Tune in to our live-stream this Friday night for a full hour of entertainment. Show begins at 7 PM!"
Students from Theatre 1 & 2 will be collaborating on a LIVE radio drama performance of The 39 Steps. Tune in to our live-stream this Friday night for a full hour of entertainment. Show begins at 7pm! pic.twitter.com/UFz4i6RA7j— Mr. Grossman (@mistergrossman) April 13, 2020
|Live performance by FHS - Friday, April 17 - 7 PM|
|St Mary's: Important Information Regarding the Religious Education Office|
"The former Clark Cutler McDermott Plant is trying to be brought back to life to help in the growing need for PPE’s. This project started just one week ago when I received a call from a gentleman inquiring about current ownership of the former Clark Cutler McDermott Company as he was a former employee of CCM years ago but was familiar with the equipment that was once in the building. He explained to me what he was looking to do (Make PPE's).
Our Town Administrator and I were able to connect him with the current owners of the property Rick Kaplan and Casey Killam. After this connection was made I called Representative Jeffrey Roy who is not only our State Representative, but the House Chair of the Manufacturing Caucus which encourages “Making it in Massachusetts.” Jeff was able to connect them with the right people at the State Level to get the ball rolling there. He enlisted the support of the Massachusetts Manufacturing Partnership (MassMEP) to help navigate the process.
As of this post the group led by Norb Jankowski who now lives in Michigan and Peter Berzin from Pennsylvania both arrived in Franklin earlier this week. We have met as a group on Tuesday and again yesterday. In the last few days they formed an LLC with the help of Franklin attorney Michael Doherty. They have identified a material supplier in Rhode Island and are now reaching out to a stitchery so that once these PPE’s are die cut at the CCM plant, they would go to a stitching plant and then initially right out to our Massachusetts & Rhode Island front line first responders and Hospitals.
They feel they will be able to produce over 100,000 PPE’s weekly from Franklin’s CCM facility. There still are a few more steps to be made before this project comes to fruition. They are keeping the Town updated on their progress daily. This is a wonderful opportunity for our great community to help in this worldwide crisis.https://youtu.be/TXrtEyLhR70
Two very special “Thank You’s” need to go to Rick Kaplan & Casey Killam of Remax Real Estate who have made their property available to this group and to Representative Jeff Roy for once again jumping in and making the State connections necessary to help get this entity up and running hopefully in record time.
Great work to athletes who competed in the Virtual Knights of Columbus 4xMile❗️ It’s not easy to run solo. Way to focus and continue to work hard🙌🏽 @BayStateRun pic.twitter.com/mgV3utcsvI— FHS Boys XC+TF (@FHSPanthersTF) April 12, 2020
|FHS athletes competed in Virtual running contest|
|Stone Ridge Grill and Bar Feeds First Responders on Easter Sunday|