Providing accurate and timely information about what matters in Franklin, MA since 2007. * Working in collaboration with Franklin TV and Radio (wfpr.fm) since October 2019 *
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
You're invited to the SAFE Coalition Open House! - Thursday, March 23 from 3 to 8 PM
Reminder: Accessory Dwelling Units legislation up for discussion at the Economic Development Subcommittee Plus meeting - March 22 at 6 PM
1. Accessory Dwelling Units legislation
|Economic Development Subcommittee Meeting - March 22, 2023|
Reminder: One Path, Many Experiences: A Labyrinth Workshop - Mar 26, 2023 - 12:30 PM
FPS Budget Subcommittee Meeting - March 24, 10 AM
"The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law."
● Call to Order● FY24 Budget● Adjournment
|FPS Budget Subcommittee Meeting - March 24, 10 AM|
Franklin Historical Museum has a treat for kids during the Ladybug Trail Spring Walk
"Where's the Toast" Memory Café - March 22 at 1 PM
Town of Franklin: Job Opportunities Updated March 21, 2023
Staff Engineer - Department of Public Works
Custodian - Facilities Department
Part Time and Substitute Custodians - Facilities Department
Benefits Coordinator - Human Resources Department
Local Building Inspector - Building and Inspections Department
If you do not have a resume, you may send a completed Application for Employment instead.
shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/human-resources/pages/job-opportunities
|Town of Franklin: Job Opportunities Updated March 21, 2023|
The Franklin Senior Golf League looking for golfers to join them on Tuesday mornings
The Franklin Senior Golf league is starting up in a few weeks. We are playing at Pinecrest Golf Course in Holliston.
We play on Tuesday mornings. $19 for 9 holes, carts are extra. All interested players contact Rose O'Koren - firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1st
|The Franklin Senior Golf League looking for golfers to join them on Tuesday mornings|
Painting Venus fund raiser for Escape Into Fiction owner, April Rock
Amy Adams posted:
"This week I’d like to share the opportunity for this beauty to go to a good home while supporting a local business and family. If you’d like to help this family and local small business, purchase a raffle ticket at $5 for a chance to win. This art piece is titled “Strength” is 24 x 48 inches and is priced at $750.
Names will be drawn on Wednesday evening - March 22nd at Escape Into Fiction with April R. Rock. Send me a pm if interested. I hope you’ll help support this cause"
Franklin is in the Strongest Town round of 16 bracket, your vote can help advance to the Finals
"Franklin is in the SWEET 16 for Strongest Town! Super proud of the progress we've made toward smart, sustainable development. VOTE NOW: http://strongtowns.org/strongesttown"
Open mic night at 67 Degrees Brewery - Thursday, March 23 from 6 to 9 PM
"Our FIRST EVER open mic night is this Thursday!! We need you guys to help us make this a success, and to show our support to some local upcoming artists
Want to play?
Sign ups are first come first serve & setup will include a Bose L1 Pro 16, 8 port mixer, 2 mics and stands, and cables to plug in"
|Open mic night at 67 Degrees Brewery - Thursday, March 23 from 6 to 9 PM|
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Franklin TV and wfpr.fm schedule for Wednesday, Mar 22, 2023
- wfpr.fm or 102.9 on the FM dial = Wednesday
9:00 AM 12:00 Noon and 6:00 PM Franklin Matters Radio/FPS Voice – Steve Sherlock
Franklin and its local government, services and events (repeats Saturday at 9 AM)
- This slot features my recent conversation with FPS Superintendent Lucas Giguere https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/03/superintendent-giguere-discusses.html
This hour features the Talk Franklin & Town Council Quarterbacking combination session with Jamie Hellen and Tom Mercer https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/03/quarterbacking-crossover-with-talk.html
- Franklin All Access TV - Our Public Access Channel (Comcast 8, Verizon 26) = WEDNESDAY
- Franklin Pride TV - Our Educational Channel (Comcast 96, Verizon 28) = WEDNESDAY
- Franklin Town Hall TV - Our Government Channel (Comcast 11, Verizon 29) = WEDNESDAY
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Quarterbacking Crossover with Talk Franklin: Friendly 40B, FY24 Town Budget (audio)
FM #961 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 961 in the series.
This shares my conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Town Council Chair Tom Mercer. With the reschedule, we combined our normal Talk Franklin session with one of the series of conversations meant to provide a recap of the prior Council meeting. The combined session also ends abruptly but we’ll have more to talk about in future sessions.
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 Mar 15, 2023:
ok, what just happened?
What does it mean for Franklin residents and taxpayers?
We cover the following key topics
The ‘friendly 40b’ proposal that failed by a 4-5 vote
The Town budget as previewed during the Joint Budget Subcommittee
Links to the meeting agenda and associated documents released for this meeting are included in the show notes.
Our conversation runs about 29 minutes. Let’s listen to this combined Talk Franklin and Town Council Quarterbacking session recorded Mar 16, 2023
The complete agenda doc -> https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/town_council_agenda_-_march_15_2023_0.pdf
YouTube Video link -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGx3TPCumWw
My notes and the audio of the meeting -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/03/town-council-ratifies-master-plan.html
My quick notes and the meeting video -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/03/town-council-whiffs-on-easy-layup-to.html
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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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**ANNOUNCING** Soprano Louise Toppin scheduled to performing a LiveARTS concert on Sunday, April 16