Thursday, May 12, 2022

Tri-County Sports Boosters hosting Music Bingo - Saturday, May 14

Looking for something to do this Saturday? Come on out and play some Music Bingo

🎡🎡🎡 and support the Tri-County Sports Boosters! $20 at the door includes admission and a Back Yard BBQ with burgers, dogs, drinks, salads and desserts!! πŸ”πŸŒ­πŸ₯—πŸ°πŸͺπŸ₯€We also have some great raffle baskets including Lottery Tickets, Dunkies, Girl Scout Cookies, Movies, Games and lots more!! Hope to see you all there!!

Everyone is welcome!!
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At the Tri-County Cafeteria from 6 - 9 PM Saturday, May 14, 2022 #tcpride
Additional info and schedule updates at the Facebook event -> https://fb.me/e/2jXYSR8rd

Tri-County Sports Boosters hosting Music Bingo - Saturday, May 14
Tri-County Sports Boosters hosting Music Bingo - Saturday, May 14

FHS Students - Project Rain Check deadline extended to May 16

"FHS! We have extended the submission deadline for Project Rain Check to Monday, May 16 at 4 PM!  
Learn more and make your submission here: bit.ly/3MsCVBD"

Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/FranklinHS/status/1524040482875133955 

FHS Students - Project Rain Check deadline extended to May 16
FHS Students - Project Rain Check deadline extended to May 16

Town Council Quarterbacking with Tom Mercer - 05/09/22 (audio)

FM #793 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 793 in the series. 

This shares my conversation with Town Council Chair Tom Mercer.  This is one of a series of conversations meant to provide a recap of the prior Council meeting. Akin to one of the many sports post-game analysis broadcasts we are familiar with in New England,  this would be a discussion focused on the Franklin Town Council meeting of May 4, 2022: 
  • ok, what just happened? 
  • What does it mean for Franklin residents and taxpayers?
We cover the following key topics condensing the almost 4 hour meeting to less than 40 minutes

4.        PROCLAMATIONS / RECOGNITIONS
a.        Proclamation - Harriet DiMartino

6.        HEARINGS - 7:00 PM
a.        Alcoholic Beverages Licensees, Failure to Pass Compliance Check - Continued from 4/13/2022
i.          TM1 Solutions, Inc. d/b/a 7-Eleven 37380 - 664 Union Street 
ii.        Dharma Bhakti Corporation d/b/a Liquor World - 365 West Central Street

b.        Street Acceptances:
i.          Joseph Circle  & ii. Susan's Way, and a portion of Lawrence Drive

8.        PRESENTATIONS / DISCUSSION
a.        Discussion: Congressman Jake Auchincloss, 4th Congressional District
b.        Presentation: FY21 Annual Financial Audit - Melanson and Heath 

9.        LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
c.        Bylaw Amendment 22-879: Chapter 170, Vehicles and Traffic, Appendix A, Fines, Parking Violations - First Reading (Motion to Move Bylaw Amendment 22-879 to Second Reading - Majority Vote) 

d.        Bylaw Amendment 22-880: Chapter 170, Vehicles and Traffic, Article IV, Stopping, Standing and Parking, §170-15 Parking Prohibitions and Limitations, D. Parking Prohibited, Downtown Parking Map - First Reading (Motion to Move Bylaw Amendment 22-880 to a Second Reading - Majority Vote) 

10.      TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT =  a.  Davis-Thayer Update


Our conversation runs about 36 minutes:

Links to the meeting agenda and associated documents released for this meeting are included in the show notes. 

Let’s listen to this recording of Town Council Quarterbacking May 4, 2022



Franklin TV video on YouTube for Budget Hearing #2  https://youtu.be/zqiyIdFy8ik


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Congressman Auchincloss poses with Town Council, Town Administrator, and Town Clerk
Congressman Auchincloss poses with Town Council, Town Administrator, and Town Clerk

Town of Franklin DPW wins "Water Conservation Award" for 2021 from MA DEP and US EPA

"Yesterday, your Public Works Department received the esteemed 2021 "Water Conservation Award" form the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

This award is given out for successes in un-accounted for water (Town is less then 6%), average daily use by capita (we are a 46 gallons per person) and over all environmental stewardship.
This is truly a community award!
Your Franklin Public Works does run the Water Department on a Daily biases, but with out the investments of the Council in the infrastructure and all your help in water conservation measures this award would not be possible. So we all need to pat ourselves on the back for a job well done!"

Shared from Facebook ->    https://www.facebook.com/100064487150311/posts/366751995484369/ 

Town of Franklin DPW wins "Water Conservation Award" for 2021 from MA DEP and US EPA
Town of Franklin DPW wins "Water Conservation Award" for 2021 from MA DEP and US EPA

On the climate front: aviation industry fails to meet climate targets; "‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger catastrophic climate breakdown"

"The international aviation industry has failed to meet all but one of 50 of its own climate targets in the past two decades, environment campaigners say.

A report commissioned by the climate charity Possible assessed every target set by the industry since 2000 and found that nearly all had been missed, revised or quietly ignored. The charity says the findings undermine a UK government plan to leave airlines to reduce their emissions through self-regulation.

Leo Murray, Possible’s director of innovation, said: “This forensic investigation shows just how implausible and credulous the government’s jet-zero strategy is shaping up to be. How can we credibly expect this industry to overdeliver on emissions reduction when they’ve never met any of their previous climate targets?

“It’s clear that we need to demand reduction via a frequent flyer levy, which would discourage the frequent flying by a small group of people which makes up the bulk of emissions from planes.

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Copy of the full report available -> https://www.wearepossible.org/latest-news/for-20-years-the-aviation-has-missed-all-but-one-of-their-sustainability-targets

 

Missed Targets Report
Missed Targets Report

"The world’s biggest fossil fuel firms are quietly planning scores of “carbon bomb” oil and gas projects that would drive the climate past internationally agreed temperature limits with catastrophic global impacts, a Guardian investigation shows.

The exclusive data shows these firms are in effect placing multibillion-dollar bets against humanity halting global heating. Their huge investments in new fossil fuel production could pay off only if countries fail to rapidly slash carbon emissions, which scientists say is vital.

The oil and gas industry is extremely volatile but extraordinarily profitable, particularly when prices are high, as they are at present. ExxonMobil, Shell, BP and Chevron have made almost $2tn in profits in the past three decades, while recent price rises led BP’s boss to describe the company as a “cash machine”.

The lure of colossal payouts in the years to come appears to be irresistible to the oil companies, despite the world’s climate scientists stating in February that further delay in cutting fossil fuel use would mean missing our last chance “to secure a liveable and sustainable future for all”. As the UN secretary general, AntΓ³nio Guterres, warned world leaders in April: “Our addiction to fossil fuels is killing us.”

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Franklin TV and wfpr.fm schedule for Thursday, May 12, 2022

  • wfpr.fm or 102.9 on the FM dial = Thursday

9:00a/12:00p/6:00p   A Priest, A Minister and a Rabbi

10:00a/1:00p/7:00p   Frank’s Music – Frank Falvey and Jim Derick

11:00a/2:00p/8:00pm   Frank Presents – Frank Falvey Presents 

  • Franklin All Access TV - Our Public Access Channel (Comcast 8, Verizon 26) = Thursday

7:30 am Cooking Thyme: Grillin'
8:00 am Veterans' Call: SHINE
9:00 am Veterans Oral History Project: Warren Sayer Green
10:30 am SAFE Coalition: Michelle Palladini
12:00 pm Brook'n'Cookin': Quinoa
12:30 pm Sandhya: Donuts
1:00 pm Physician Focus: Oral Health
1:30 pm Pizzapalooza: Shrimp, Tomato & Greens Pizzetta
2:00 pm New England Candlepins: Fall 2019 Show 1
3:00 pm Let's Talk Sports: Nathan Messer-Kelty
3:30 pm Cooking Thyme: Grillin'
4:00 pm Once Upon A Town: Morse Block
4:30 pm Frank Presents: Shawn Dooley
5:30 pm ArtWeek: Theater in the Open
6:00 pm Extended Play Sessions: Acoustic X

  • Franklin Pride TV - Our Educational Channel (Comcast 96, Verizon 28) = Thursday

7:00 am Public School Event: FHS Chamber Music 11-07-19
9:00 am U. S. Army: Jazz Ambassadors 04-01-19
11:00 am FHS Boys Varsity Tennis: v Sharon 05-05-22
1:00 pm FHS Varsity Baseball: v King Philip 05-07-22
3:00 pm Community Arts Advocacy Day: A Discussion
6:00 pm Public School Concert: FHS Spring Jazz '22
7:30 pm Track and Field: v King Philip 05-04-22

  • Franklin Town Hall TV - Our Government Channel (Comcast 11, Verizon 29) = Thursday

8:00 am Conservation Commission: 04-28-22
2:00 pm Conservation Commission: 04-28-22
6:30 pm Finance Committee: LIVE, Chambers, 852 1871 9753


Get this week's program guide for Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) online  http://franklin.tv/programguide.pdf   

Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm)
Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm)

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Something for everyone as #ArtsHappenHere in the Franklin Cultural District

The Franklin Cultural District outlook for events through Memorial Day continue the theme of #ArtsHappeningHere. A variety of events in and around the District are scheduled as shown in the listing below. Author talks, performing arts, informative symposium, and art shows are among the events listed.

Check the Cultural Calendar (https://www.franklinculture.org/things-do/pages/calendaror www.Franklin.news for updates.

Thursday, May 12

6:30pm - Poor Richard’s Women: a presentation from author Nancy Rubin Stuart - Franklin Public Library, https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/bulletins/poor-richards-women 


Friday, May 13

1:00pm - Library Book Sale

6:00pm - Footlighters perform Annie Jr at Horace Mann Middle School (middle school performers)

https://www.onthestage.tickets/show/franklin-high-school-theatre-company/annie-jr-86745


Saturday, May 14

Arts & Culture Symposium9:00am - MetroWest Arts & Culture Symposium  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/metrowest-arts-culture-symposium-tickets-270070025717

9:00am - Library Book Sale

10:00am - Historical Museum (always free)

1:00pm - Library Bag Sale

3:00pm - Last Call: Maya Angelou’s Last Interview -- Franklin Public Library

https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/bulletins/last-call-maya-angelou%E2%80%99s-last-interview-saturday-may-14-300-pm 

7:00pm - Footlighters perform Annie Jr at Horace Mann Middle School (middle school performers)  

Rising Stars Cabaret at THE BLACK BOX
Rising Stars Cabaret at THE BLACK BOX
https://www.onthestage.tickets/show/franklin-high-school-theatre-company/annie-jr-86745  

7:30pm - Rising Stars Cabaret at THE BLACK BOX  https://www.theblackboxonline.com/events.php?id=1566 



Sunday, May 15

1:00pm - Historical Museum (always free)


Empty Bowls simple supper
Empty Bowls simple supper
Thursday, May 19

6:00pm - FHS Film Fest

6:00pm - Empty Bowls simple supper 

https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E188424&id=47 

Friday, May 20
7:30pm - Fair, Yates, Betschart & McCrossan at THE BLACK BOX https://www.theblackboxonline.com/events.php?id=1556 

Saturday, May 21

4:00pm - Franklin Art Assoc reception, 7 member showcase of art at 67 Degrees through June

4:00pm - FSPA Spring Concert 2022, At Medway High School!

7:00pm - FSPA Spring Concert 2022, At Medway High School!

FSPA Spring Concert 2022
FSPA Spring Concert 2022

https://ci.ovationtix.com/36234/production/1112792 


Sunday, May 22 

1:00pm - FSPA Spring Concert 2022, At Medway High School!

4:00pm - FSPA Spring Concert 2022, At Medway High School!

https://ci.ovationtix.com/36234/production/1112792 


Monday, May 30 = Memorial Day

10:00am - Memorial Day parade, 3 ceremonial stops along parade route with finish on Town Common. Performance from all the middle school, and high school bands along with BFCCPS band


School Committee meeting - May 10, 2022 (video)

The video for the School Committee meeting is available for viewing via YouTube. 

My recap will be ready in a day or son. In the meantime, my Twitter thread of notes can be found ->   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lLY9SCDvKusqfRV30SQjNiLx3I2WSoBN/view?usp=sharing



You can find Franklin TV on YouTube for government meetings (school and Town)

School Committee Space Needs Subcommittee - 05/10/22 (audio)

FM #792 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 792 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares the School Committee - Space Needs Subcommittee meeting held in the 3rd floor training room on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. 


The meeting reviewed data requested about aspects of the study in the prior meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for June 6 to preview the update to be provided to the full School Committee at the regularly scheduled meeting of June 14, 2022.


SubCmte Chair - Al Charles; committee members - Denise Spencer, Elise Stokes; Central office support - Supt Sara Ahern, Business Manager Miriam Goodman, Student Services Director Paula Marano.


The recording runs about 55 minutes, so let’s listen to the Space Needs discussion on May 10, 2022. Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-792-schcmte-space-needs-subcmte-mtg-05-10-22


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Meeting agenda =>    https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/05/space-needs-facilities-assessment.html 


My notes for the meeting =>  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rP5gMrQv4kgPi2EdbaevJcypfk5Jh20V/view?usp=sharing 


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

 

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/

If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com

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.

I hope you enjoy!

------------------

You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"

School Committee Space Needs Subcommittee - 05/10/22 (audio)
School Committee Space Needs Subcommittee - 05/10/22 (audio)

FHS girls and boys track teams post wins vs. Milford on Tuesday

Via HockomockSports.com and Twitter, we share the results of the FHS spring sports action on Tuesday:

Girls Lacrosse = Franklin, 11 @ Westwood, 14 – Final 

"All season, the Westwood girls’ lacrosse team has prided itself on carving out a new chapter in the program’s legacy.

While they’ll always cherish last year’s Division 1 state championship, the Wolverines know focusing on their past success won’t help as they face every team’s best effort in 2022. That approach has paid dividends the entire way, and particularly Tuesday afternoon as they outlasted Franklin, 14-11, in a rematch of an epic 2021 title game that ended up in Westwood’s favor.

“It’s fun to remember July 1 last year, but I think they did a good job of focusing on today and who they are today,” Westwood coach Margot Spatola said. “Franklin’s a different team, too.”

The No. 1 Wolverines (12-0) built an 8-4 halftime lead and extended the margin to 11-5 early in the second half. Much like Notre Dame (Hingham) did earlier this season, though, the No. 2 Panthers (11-1) made a timely and spirited run. "

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Boys Outdoor Track = Milford, 59 @ Franklin, 76
Girls Outdoor Track = Milford, 47 @ Franklin, 89
Big day for Franklin Track & Field on Senior Night! Girls won 89-47 and Boys won 76-59! On to championship season! https://twitter.com/FranklinXCTrack/status/1524327263709409281
Girls beat Milford on senior night! Winners: Jill Fenerty (100,HJ), Alex Batla (mile), Anna Cliff (400), Charlene Peng (800), Maia Keohane (TJ), Liz Hopkins (SP), Lily DeForge (Disc), 4x1 (DiDomenico, C Loukota, Bruno, Pfluke) and 4x4 (Chandaria, McLaughlin, Powderly, L Costa) https://twitter.com/FranklinXCTrack/status/1524325051088179205
Congrats to the boys on a big over Milford on senior night. Event winners: Luke Trinanes (100), Will Klawson (200), Tyler Powderly (800), Jaret Schmidt (110H), Will Kryzak (LJ), Joe Landry (TJ), Quinten Hardt HJ) and 4x4 (Vaccarezza, Baird, Kucich, Powderly).
https://twitter.com/FranklinXCTrack/status/1524320641754841089

In the boys events FHS v Milford, Mike Gillespie takes 2nd in the discus and 3rd in the shot put, and @AndrewJ52949175 takes second in the Javelin. Congratulations boys! 
In girls discus FHS v Milford,the top three girls discus throwers in the HOCK competed against each other. FHS steps up! wins and @darbynicholson_ takes second! Great job girls! https://twitter.com/fhs_throwers/status/1524146729817239552

From FHS v Milford track meet. FHS girls shot put sweep! Congratulations to @elizabe82032317  for her first,first place win and a PR, @darbynicholson_  for taking second and @lilydeforge11  taking third. https://twitter.com/fhs_throwers/status/1524145929577660418


For other results around the Hockomock League

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers