|LiveARTS String Quartet|
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
FM #685 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 685 in the series.
This session of the radio show shares my conversation with three members of the Franklin, MA Community Preservation Committee. We recorded this via the Zoom conference bridge Dec 20, 2021.
We talk about the public hearings scheduled for Jan 4 and Jan 18, 2022. The two public hearings will start the process for the Committee to build the project listing and possible allocation of the Community Preservation Act funds that will be available in Nov/Dec 2022. We don’t need to spend the money all at once but these public hearings start the process on how we should spend the money.
The recording runs about 23 minutes, so let’s listen to this discussion of Franklin’s Community Preservation Act funding process just getting started.
The committee legal notice can be found -> https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/2021-12-20_cpc_legal_ad_.pdf
The public hearing dates are:
1. January 4, 2022 at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 355 East Central Street Agenda = https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/2022-01-04_cpc_agenda_-_hearing_1.pdf
2. January 18, 2022 at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 355 East Central Street Agenda = https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/2022-01-18_cpc_agenda_-_hearing_2.pdf
The Online application can be found at this link https://franklinma.viewpointcloud.com/categories/1097
Additional information regarding the CPC & CPA can be found at the following links:
Community Preservation Coalition -> https://www.communitypreservation.org/about
MA State Legislator - Community Preservation -> https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleVII/Chapter44B
Secretary of State Page - Accepting the CPA -> https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elecpa/cpaidx.htm
Please bookmark the Franklin CPC website: https://www.franklinma.gov/community-preservation-committee
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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.
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|Conversation on the Community Preservation Public Hearings - Jan 4/Jan 18 (audio)|
Boys Hockey = Franklin, 3 vs. St. Mary’s Lynn, 2 – Final (OT)
Puck has dropped vs @StMarysHockey88https://twitter.com/FHSPantherHocke/status/1475957091370156035
Franklin already on the board A. Lampasona Police cars revolving light by Ben Paterson & Dylan Marchand 1:11 into the game.
Let’s GOOO Franklin!!
3:48 to go in 1st @stmaryshockey88 ties it up 1-1 on the PPhttps://twitter.com/FHSPantherHocke/status/1475960776351485955
After 1 period Franklin 1 @stmaryshockey88 1https://twitter.com/FHSPantherHocke/status/1475963211275026433
8:30 to go in 2nd Franklin chasing one goalhttps://twitter.com/FHSPantherHocke/status/1475968802097713153
After 2 periods Franklin still chasing 1https://twitter.com/FHSPantherHocke/status/1475971920776544264
Magazu puts home rebound assist by Shabbick & D. Lampasona TIE GAME 8:32 to go!https://twitter.com/FHSPantherHocke/status/1475977953498570753
3:59 to go 2-2 Franklin on the PKhttps://twitter.com/FHSPantherHocke/status/1475979796383469570
We have OT! 5 minutes here we go!https://twitter.com/FHSPantherHocke/status/1475981931695202309
Anthony Lampasona with the OT goal FRANKIIN WINS!!https://twitter.com/FHSPantherHocke/status/1475983871363764225
Final (OT) = Franklin 3 StMarysHockey88 2https://twitter.com/FHSPantherHocke/status/1475984625403113477
Anthony Lampasona -G, G
Justin Magazu - G
Ben Paterson - A
Dylan Marchand - A
Christian Shabbick - A
Domenic Lampasona - A
|Christmas tree pickup is scheduled for week of Jan 10, 2022|
The curbside flyer can be found on the Town of Franklin page
Congrats to our top 6 finishers at the MSTCA Distance Classic:
- Lily DeForge (4th SP),
- Liz Hopkins (5th SP),
- Griffin Sieczkiewicz (4th 1000M),
- Emmett Lackey (6th SP)
- Girls 4x800 relay (4th Alli Powderly, Lily Duffy, Ruth Ann Mulvey, Riley Fitzpatrick)
FHS throwers (shot put, discus, & javelin)
Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/FranklinXCTrack/status/1475926086718566408
- New Year's Eve - 8 AM to 3 PM
- New Year's Day - 8 AM to 3 PM
- Sunday, Jan 2 - 9 AM to 1 PM
|Beaver St Recycling Center hours for the New Year's Weekend|
"For the past 2 months the FPD has been participating in our annual No Shave November & December fundraiser. To set aside our grooming standards each officer made a donation for each month they participated. Our November funds totaling $1640 were donated to the amazing organization, Cops For Kids With Cancer.For the last 6 years Cops for Kids with Cancer has assisted Franklin families during their children’s cancer battles. Pictured below is Deputy Chief Helena Rafferty from the Canton Police Department. DC Helena is also a board member for Cops for Kids.
On 12/12 DC Helena presented a Franklin family with a $5000 check to help assist with medical expenses. Please check out their Facebook page and consider donating!"
|Deputy Chief Helena Rafferty from the Canton Police Department with FPR members|
"We are STAYING! My aunt @grecodesignshop & I are so thankful to everyone who has supported our pop up location these past 6 months 🤍 we’ve decided to stay for another year!!
Not quite a year of bleutral, but crazy to look back at launching this little store online🤍 It’s been a ton of work, but I absolutely love everything about it! So thank you for following, shopping, sharing, & supporting our very small business ✨
We will be open tomorrow & Thursday then will be closed for a few weeks in January to give the space a little face lift! Reopening date- to be announced 🤍 Cheers to another year"
Shared from Facebook -> https://www.facebook.com/shopbleutal/posts/284414583707743
bluetral => https://bleutral.com/
Greco Design => https://www.grecodesigncompany.com/
|Greco Design / bluetral pop up shop to stick around! Yay!|
|Keep your personal information safe in the New Year|
Democratic gubernatorial race change
"Ben Downing, the Democratic former state senator who staked his gubernatorial bid on progressive policies like universal child care and aggressive climate action but struggled to gain traction in fund-raising, said Tuesday that he is ending his campaign.
Downing, 40, pointed to financial challenges as the reason for dropping out of the race, adding that he made the decision “with a heavy heart.”
“You don’t get into a race with this as the intended outcome or even the expected outcome,” he said in a phone interview Tuesday. “But I’d like to think and hope we added a little bit to it along the way.”
"REP. JAKE AUCHINCLOSS, the newest member of the state’s congressional delegation, is finishing his first year in the House. To say it’s been a tumultuous initiation to Congress would be an understatement. His first days in office saw a mob-led insurrection in the Capitol building, and he faced a vote soon after on impeachment of a sitting president.Auchincloss, a 33-year-old Newton Democrat who won the seat vacated by Joe Kennedy, says on The Codcast that the jarring events of his early days in office have cast into sharp relief the natural tension that exists between staying true to the values of the constituents you represent while also working to advance their priorities."
|Auchincloss reflects during The Codcast (audio)|
- wfpr.fm = Wednesday
Franklin and its local government, services and events
10:00a/1:00p/7:00p The Wonderful World of Wine – Mark Lenzi, Kim Simone
All about wine, its culture, lore and finer points
11:00a/2:00p/8:00p Franklin Matters Radio – Steve Sherlock
Franklin and its local government, services and events
- Franklin All Access TV - Our Public Access Channel (Comcast 8, Verizon 26) = WEDNESDAY
7:30:00 am It Takes A Village: Janice Houlihan
8:30 am Cultural District: Brent Selby
10:00 am The Drummers Studio: 11th Anniversary Show One
11:30 am Whole Health Visions: Life Coaches Pt. 2
12:00 pm Brooke'n'Cookin: Mac'n'Cheese
12:30 pm Sandya: Crepes
1:00 pm Norfolk County Prevention Coalition: Fire Safety
1:30 pm Pizzapalooza: Deep Dish
2:00 pm New England Candlepins: Fall 2019 Show 8
3:00 pm Candlepin New Generation: Show 10
3:30 pm Veterans' Call: Matt Ching Pt. 1
4:30 pm The Black Box: Newsies
6:00 pm Cooking Thyme: Candy Apples
6:30 pm Ben Gardner's Boat
9:30 pm Circle of Friends: Freebo, Alice Howe & Kirsten Maxwell
- Franklin Pride TV - Our Educational Channel (Comcast 96, Verizon 28) = WEDNESDAY
8:30 am Public School Concert: FHS Winter Jazz 01-23-20
10:30 am FHS Boys Varsity Basketball: v Attleboro 12-17-21
12:30 pm Community Arts Advocacy Day: A Discussion
1:30 pm FHS Girls Varsity Hockey: v King Philip 12-21-21
3:01 pm Public School Event: Remington Winter Music 2021
4:31 pm FHS Varsity Wrestling: v King Philip 12-22-21
8:30 pm Public School Event: Remington Winter Music 2021
- Franklin Town Hall TV - Our Government Channel (Comcast 11, Verizon 29) = WEDNESDAY
2:00 pm Town Council: 12-15-21
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
"In this episode, Jim Derrick and Anne Bergen invite Vesper Moore and Mike MacKinnis from the KIVA Centers to talk about mental health, the current mental health system, and what services KIVA Centers offer."
What is SAFE Radio?
SAFE Radio (a product of the SAFE Coalition) will examine the disease of Substance Use Disorder. Each week the program will feature guests that are subject matter experts covering topics such as treatment options, coping strategies and recovery. The SAFE Coalition exists to provide pathways for support, education, coping mechanisms and treatment options for Substance use Disorder.
Audio file -> https://safe-coalition.captivate.fm/episode/kiva-centers
For more about the SAFE Coalition -> https://www.safecoalitionma.org/
|SAFE Radio: KIVA Centers (audio)|
Free lab-based PCR testing w/ home collection is available to all Massachusetts adults who...▪️ live or work in a congregate settings▪️ have symptoms▪️ had a COVID-19 exposure▪️ have been referred for testingLearn more and request a kit here: https://t.co/viodRS3duu
|Town of Franklin, MA: free COVID test kits for those who "live or work in a congregate settings"|
"Look how much the #CommunityPreservationAct has done for the City of Pittsfield in just the 5 short years since they adopted the program in 2016 - housing, historic preservation, and even more in the future! @MayorTyer @BerkshireEagle"
https://t.co/P5y6vZionZ or directly to the Berkshire Eagle page -> https://www.berkshireeagle.com/news/look_ahead/look-ahead-pittsfield-cpa-funding-requests-up-over-last-year-for-more-housing-and-preservation/article_ce69fcd4-5ac6-11ec-8049-af101b4377d9.html
Shared from Twitter -> https://t.co/fPiJCx8fub
Puck has dropped vs @MCLancersHockeyLet’s GOOO Franklin!!Reception is terrible 7:23 to go in game Franklin 2 Malden Vatholic 16:28 to go MC ties ot up 2-2Final: Franklin 2 @MCLancersHockey 3Ryan Sicchio - GDylan Marchand - GLiam O’Rielly - ABen Jarosz -ALucas Sheehan - A