Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Register for Summer Yoga with Lifelong Learning


Register for Summer Yoga with Lifelong Learning

5-Week Summer Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class


Connect your breath, mind, and body through the soothing movements of Vinyasa Flow Yoga!


For details and to register: http://bit.ly/3H71kNJ

 

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Franklin TV and wfpr.fm schedule for Wednesday, May 24, 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)


10:00 AM 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM  The Wonderful World of Wine – Mark Lenzi, Kim Simone    All about wine, its culture, lore and finer point.

11:00 AM 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM Franklin Matters Radio – Steve Sherlock
Franklin and its local government, services and events (repeats Saturday at 3 PM)

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

7:30 am     It Takes A Village: D'Angela Alberty
8:30 am     FPAC: Broadway in Franklin 2022
10:00 am DPW Stormwater Management 03-13-23
11:30 am Cooking Thyme: Red Pepper Soup
12:00 pm Brooke'n'Cookin: Mac'n'Cheese
12:30 pm Sandhya: Homemade Cheez-Its
1:00 pm     Eat Around The World: Peru
1:30 pm     Pizzapalooza: Meat-Lovers Pt. 2
2:00 pm New England Candlepins: Summer 2018 Show 2
3:00 pm Candlepin New Generation: Show 9
3:30 pm     Strawberry Stroll 2022
4:00 pm Veterans' Call: Steve Crouteau
4:30 pm     Critical Conversations: Student Wellbeing
7:00 pm     MIAA: Girls and Women in Sports

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

7:00 am     FHS Jazz Café 2023
8:30 am     FHS Pops Night 2023
10:00 am SAFE Coalition: Woody Geissman
11:00 am Winning Ways with the MIAA: Shaun Hart Pt 1
12:30 pm FHS Girls Varsity Lacrosse: v Oliver Ames 05-15-23
2:30 pm     FHS Varsity Softball: v Attleboro 05-18-23
5:30 pm     FHS Track and Field: v North Attleboro 05-09-23
9:00 pm ArtWeek: Theater in the Open
10:00 pm FHS Boys Varsity Tennis: v Mansfield 05-15-23

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

8:00 am Town Council: 05-03-23
12:30 pm Economic Development: 05-03-23
2:00 pm Town Council: 05-03-23
6:00 pm Finance Committee 05-10-23: 05-10-23
7:00 pm     Town Council: LIVE, Chambers  872 3299 5808


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)

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Spring Health Fair at Library - May 24, from 3 PM to 6 PM

Spring Health Fair, May 24, 3:00 PM 
Join us for Local Vendors • Petting Zoo • Farm Stand • Refreshments • Health Services • Face Painting • Raffles & Give-a-ways • Kids Zone • Activities • Education for all ages • and More!

Download a copy of the flyer as a reminder or to share with friends and neighbors

Spring Health Fair at Library - May 24, from 3 PM to 6 PM
Spring Health Fair at Library - May 24, from 3 PM to 6 PM



Spring Health Fair at the Franklin Public Library - May 24 from 3 to 6 PM
Spring Health Fair at the Franklin Public Library - May 24 from 3 to 6 PM

Franklin, MA: Town Council - Agenda for May 25, 2023 - 2nd of 2 budget hearings for FY 2024

FRANKLIN TOWN COUNCIL
Agenda & Meeting Packet
May 24, 2023 - 7:00 PM

Meeting will be held at the Municipal Building
2nd floor, Council Chambers
355 East Central Street


1. ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE CHAIR
a. This meeting is being recorded by Franklin TV and shown on Comcast channel 11 and  Verizon Channel 29. This meeting may be recorded by others.
b. Chair to identify members participating remotely.
2. CITIZEN COMMENTS
a. Citizens are welcome to express their views for up to three minutes on a matter that is not on the agenda. The Council will not engage in a dialogue or comment on a matter raised during Citizen Comments. The Town Council will give remarks appropriate consideration and may ask the Town Administrator to review the matter.

3. PUBLIC HEARINGS - 7:00 PM

a. FY24 Town Council Annual Operating Budget Hearing
i. FY24 Voting Document
ii. FY24 Town Administrator Budget Message (per Town Charter Section 6-4-1)
iii. Appendix A1 - Town Administrator Recommended Budget Voting Document & Budget Book (per Town Charter provision 6-5-1 & 6-5-2)
iv. Appendix B1 - Franklin Superintendent's Recommended FY24 Budget Executive Summary
b. Bylaw Amendment 23-897: Sewer Rate Increase

4. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
a. Resolution 23-33: Adoption of the FY24 Budget
(Motion to Approve Resolution 23-33 - Majority Vote)
b. Resolution 23-34: Salary Schedule: Full-Time Elected Official - Town Clerk
(Motion to Approve Resolution 23-34 - Majority Roll Call Vote)
c. Resolution 23-35: Departmental FY24 Expenditure Limits, Town Code Chapter 73, MGL
Chapter 44, Section 53E1/2 (Motion to Approve Resolution 23-35 - Majority Vote)
d. Resolution 23-23: Approval of FY24 Community Preservation Annual Budget
(Motion to Approve Resolution 23-23 - Majority Vote)
e. Resolution 23-24: FY24 Community Preservation Appropriation of Debt Service Funds - Maple
Hill and Schmidt Farm (Motion to Approve Resolution 23-24 - Majority Vote)
f. Resolution 23-25: FY24 Community Preservation Appropriation of Capital Funds
(Motion to Approve Resolution 23-25 - Majority Vote)
g. Bylaw Amendment 23-897: Sewer Rate Increase - Second Reading
(Motion to Approve Bylaw Amendment 23-897 - Majority Roll Call Vote)
h. Resolution 23-36: Authorizing the Borrowing of Money to Pay Costs Associated with Designing,
Constructing and Equipping a PFAS Treatment Facility at the Well 7/7A Site (DWSRF 12544)
(Motion to Approve Resolution 23-36 - ⅔ Majority Vote)
i. Resolution 23-37: Authority for Town Administrator to File Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
Loan Application (Motion to Approve Resolution 23-37 - ⅔ Majority Vote)
j. Resolution 23-38: Cable Funds in Support of PEG Service and Programming per MGL Ch. 44,
§53F3/4 (Motion to Approve Resolution 23-39 - Majority Vote)

5. TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

6. COUNCIL COMMENTS

7. EXECUTIVE SESSION - None Scheduled.

8. ADJOURN

Note: Two-Thirds Vote: requires 6 votes
Majority Vote: requires majority of members present and voting


Franklin, MA:  Town Council - Agenda for May 25, 2023 - 2nd of 2 budget hearings for FY 2024
Franklin, MA:  Town Council - Agenda for May 25, 2023 - 2nd of 2 budget hearings for FY 2024

Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony Schedule for May 29, 2023

"Honor our heroes at the Annual Memorial Day Parade on May 29, 2023! The parade will start at 10:30 AM at Dean College and the Ceremony will start at 12:00 PM on the town common. We hope you join us for our community day of remembrance."


Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony Schedule for May 29, 2023
Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony Schedule for May 29, 2023

HockomockSports.Com names "Player of the Week: Lily Deforge, Franklin Track"

"Franklin junior Lily Deforge has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for May 15 through May 21. Deforge is the 29th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2022-23 school year and seventh in the spring season.

In miserable conditions this Saturday at the annual Hockomock Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Sam Berns Community Field, Deforge continued her impressive career as one of the league’s top throwers. She took won the title in the discus and finished third in the shot put, helping the Panthers add to their Kelley-Rex crown by winning the team title at the league meet. Franklin finished with 155 points, which was more than 60 points higher than second place Oliver Ames."

Continue reading the Player of the Week writeup for Lily -> https://hockomocksports.com/player-of-the-week-lily-deforge-franklin-track/
HockomockSports.Com names "Player of the Week: Lily Deforge, Franklin Track"
HockomockSports.Com names "Player of the Week: Lily Deforge, Franklin Track"

FHS baseball, softball, boys & girls lacrosse, and girls tennis teams all post wins on Monday

Via HockomockSports.com and Twitter, we share the results of the spring sports competition for Franklin High School on Monday, May 22, 2023. We also provide the link to the full set of Hockomock League results below.

Baseball = Franklin, 5 @ Milford, 2 – Final 
– Franklin tied the game with a run in the top of the sixth and then pushed three more across in the top of the seventh to secure a win at Fino Field. The Panthers (RBI groundout from Henry Digirogio) and the Scarlet Hawks (Louis Congisli RBI) traded runs in the first inning before the hosts jumped ahead on an RBI single from Joey McGee in the fourth inning to make it 2-1. Eisig Chin drew a one-out walk in the sixth and came around to score after an infield error to make it 2-2 after six innings. In the top of the seventh, Luke Sidwell and Ethan DePaolo had infield singles, and Rex Cinelli reached on an error to load the bases. Ryan Gerety brought all three home, clearing the bases with a triple to hand Franklin a 5-2 lead. Dillon Cashin (2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K), who earned the win in relief, worked around a two-out single to close the door. Austin Campbell pitched well in the no-decision, allowing two runs on six hits and three walks, striking out seven in 4.2 innings. Damien Carter pitched well for the Hawks, allowing just two earned runs on five hits and three walks in six innings while Ian Carter tossed a scoreless inning in relief, striking out three.

Softball = Milford, 9 @ Franklin, 10 – Final 
– Milford surged ahead with four runs in the top of the sixth but Franklin responded with four runs in the bottom of the seventh to walk off with a dramatic comeback win. Down to their last out, Franklin cashed in on a passed ball, an RBI single from Katy Liberman, an RBI double from Dana Stott, and the game-winning hit from Carly Pellegri in the form of a single to left to bring Stott home for the winning run. Senior Reece Allen, who helped ignite the rally with a double, had a team-high three hits and one run scored, Sarah Boozang went 2-for-4 with two runs and athree RBI, and Kiera Kotwicki (RBI, two runs), Avery Chalk (RBI, run), Pellergri (RBI), and Stott (RBI, run) each had two hits in the win. Olivia Baglione (four runs) and Cae Pellegrini (double, triple, three RBI, two runs) each ad three hits for the Hawks while Maeve Williams and Jianna Fernandes chipped in with a hit and an RBI apiece.

Boys Lacrosse = Taunton, 3 @ Franklin, 22 – Final
Paterson: 2G,4A
Langevin: 3G, 1A
Consigli: 3G, 1A
Sacchetti: 2G, 4A
Davis: 1G, 2A
Hansen: 2G, 1A

Girls Lacrosse = Franklin, 20 @ Taunton, 3 – Final 
– Franklin completed yet another perfect league season, taking down Taunton on the road. Jamie Tanner recorded her 100th career point in the win while Hannah Blongstainer and Riley Cross each scored their first goal of the season.

Boys tennis = Franklin @ Milford, 3:45

Girls Tennis = Milford, 2 @ Franklin, 3 – Final

For other results around the Hockomock League

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

Wrentham State School Presentation At Museum - Sunday, June 11

One town away Franklin is the sprawling complex long known as the Wrentham State School. Built in the early years of the last century, with the best of intentions, the facility brought care and help to many individuals suffering from a wide range of maladies, mostly categorizable as mental illness. But, over the years, experts sometimes got things very wrong, Or, particularly after World War II, shrinking budgets turned care into a travesty and then simply abuse. Some from Franklin were doubtless residents. Many more found employment there, linking its story to that of our town. 

Indeed, the 2014 book, “From One Century to the Next: A History of Wrentham State School and the Institutional Model,” which tells the whole story – the good and the bad – was written by longtime Franklin resident, Ingrid Grenon, who spent some 33 years affiliated with the facility.

On Sunday, June 11, Grenon will present a talk, sharing her rare collection of images and unmatched knowledge of this important institution as part of the Franklin Historical Museum’s Second Sunday Speaker Series

Doors open at 1 pm and the program begins at approximately 1:15. As always, events at the museum are free.

Visitors to the museum are encouraged to donate a non-perishable food item for the Franklin Food Pantry.

The museum is located at 80 West Central Street, is wheelchair accessible and entry is always free.

You can also visit the Historical Museum on the web at
http://franklinhistoricalmuseum.org/   or on Facebook at   https://www.facebook.com/FHM02038

From One Century to the Next: A History of Wrentham State School and the Institutional Model
From One Century to the Next: A History of Wrentham State School and the Institutional Model

More Perfect Union - wfpr.fm: 81 - The Debt Ceiling (audio)

In this episode, the group is joined by Frank Falvey to discuss the debt ceiling; why the U.S. continues to borrow and go over budget on its loans, the current debt ceiling standoff, what the government is doing (and isn't) and the dangers this could mean for the future of the U.S. and the dollar.


Franklin.TV: A More Perfect Union (audio)
Franklin.TV: A More Perfect Union (audio)
More Perfect Union - WFPR
Discussing American Politics and Current Events
Peter Fasciano, Dr. Michael Walker Jones, Dr. Natalia Linos, Jeff Roy, Chris Woolf and Nick Remissong host a round table discussion on current events and American politics, bringing about thoughtful conversation, compelling discourse, and a look at what the future might hold for the United States.
Find all the More Perfect Union episodes online -> https://more-perfect-union.captivate.fm/episodes  or subscribe with your favorite podcast app

Reminder: Franklin Pride 2023 Vendor Sign-Up Form

Thanks once again to all vendors who have already signed up to participate in Celebrate with Pride 2023 at Franklin Town Common on Sunday, June 25, 2023, from 12 PM to 4 PM!


This is a reminder that the deadline for reserving a space at Pride is one week away:  Sunday, May 28, 2023! 


Sign up today!


Franklin LGBTQ Alliance Celebrate with Pride 2023 Vendor Sign-Up Form


More information about Pride can be found at the top of the form.


If you have any questions, please contact Robin Baidya at <robin.baidya@gmail.com>.


We hope to see you in June!


The Franklin LGBTQ Alliance


Franklin Pride 2023 Vendor Sign-Up Form
Franklin Pride 2023 Vendor Sign-Up Form

Why did the turtle cross the road?

Why did the turtle cross the road?

Across Massachusetts, spring is the season of movement. Hibernating animals emerge from their winter resting areas in search of food and mates. Turtles are no exception. >From mid-May to early July, thousands of turtles throughout Massachusetts travel to new areas to find food and nest. You may see turtles on roadways, in your backyard, or other unexpected locations as they move across the landscape to find resources they need to survive. Even if it's not apparent to you where they're headed, turtles have a keen sense of direction and may be on their way to wetlands or open, upland sites such as lawns, gravel pits, or roadsides for nesting. If you find a turtle, do not move it far away.

Why did the turtle cross the road?
Why did the turtle cross the road?

Protecting adult turtles during this vulnerable time can make a big difference. "Adult turtles can live past 80 years. Young turtles and eggs, on the other hand, have a variety of predators and a low chance of reaching adulthood," says Dr. Mike Jones, MassWildlife State Herpetologist. "This is why it's especially important to protect older adult turtles from cars, especially during this time of year when turtles are crossing roads more frequently." Losing any adult turtles, particularly adult females, is a serious problem that can lead to the eventual local extinction of a population.

What to do if you see a turtle in or near a road:

Be safe. Do not risk getting hurt or causing harm to others by unsafely pulling off the road or trying to dodge traffic. If the opportunity to safely move a turtle from the road occurs, move it in the direction it was heading and off the edge of the road. The turtle is trying to get to habitats and resources it needs and knows. Do not take turtles home or move them to a "better" location; turtles should not be moved more than 100 yards from where they are found.

Handle with care. Most turtles should be grasped gently along the shell edge near the mid-point of the body. However, snapping turtles are fast and have very powerful jaws that can inflict a bad bite. A snapping turtle can reach your hands if you lift it by the sides of its shell. If you must move a snapping turtle, use a broom to coax it into a plastic tub or box. Never lift a snapping turtle only by the tail; this can injure their spine.

Slow down, be observant. Watch for turtles on roadways bordered by wetlands on both sides. These areas are commonly used as crossing points. If you see one turtle crossing, there's a chance that others will be crossing soon as well.

Report busy crossing locations. Let the Town of Franklin - Conservation and MassWildlife know If you see multiple turtles crossing the road or if you see multiple turtles that have been hit by cars. Email location information to natural.heritage@mass.gov and bgoodlander@franklinma.gov

Spread the word and help protect our native turtles. In addition to five species of sea turtles that frequent our coastal areas, Massachusetts is home to ten native species of terrestrial and aquatic turtles. Six of the 10 species are protected under the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act. Learn more in our native turtles here.

MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program. "Why did the turtle cross the road?" Mass.gov, 05/03/2023, https://www.mass.gov/news/why-did-the-turtle-cross-the-road

Shared from ->   https://www.franklinma.gov/conservation/news/why-did-turtle-cross-road


Town of Franklin: Invitation for bids - Mill and Overlay, Union Street

Mill and Overlay, Union Street

In accordance with MGL c. 30 section 39m, it is the intention of the Town of Franklin to retain the services of a construction firm for the purposes of constructing approximately 3,650 feet of roadway paving along Union Street in the Town of Franklin.

Additional Information:  Mill and Overlay, Union Street

Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/purchasing/bids/mill-and-overlay-union-street

Town of Franklin: Invitation for bids - Mill and Overlay, Union Street
Town of Franklin: Invitation for bids - Mill and Overlay, Union Street

Update on Y pool fire - not to open this year

Monday, May 22, 2023

Due to the extensive damages from Saturday’s fire and the information we’ve gathered in the last 48 hours regarding the reopening process, the timeline to complete the necessary repairs would make it impossible to open our Family Pool Club in time for the 2023 summer season. We are deeply saddened by this fire and its devastation.

We are committed to the Club’s rebuild and creating the best member experience possible, opening in June 2024.

Family Pool Club members will receive full refunds on all fees paid by May 26th.

Thank you for your confidence in our YMCA – even in the face of adversity – to continue to deliver our mission to be here for our neighbors, serve our communities, and come back even stronger from this unfortunate incident.

Sincerely,
Jim Downs
CEO, Hockomock Area YMCA

Pool Club questions are to be directed to poolclub@hockymca.org.

Franklin TV and wfpr.fm schedule for Tuesday, May 23, 2023

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

9:00 AM 12:00 Noon and 6:00 PM  Jazz Journey – with Pamela Hines
2 hours. An insightful tour of Jazz Greats in a golden era

11:00 AM 2 PM and 8:00 PM SAFE Radio– Jim Derick and Dr. Anne Bergen Addressing issues of Drug Abuse Disorder 

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

7:00 am     FPAC: Broadway in Franklin 2022
8:30 am     Drink Responsibly: Craft Roots
9:00 am     It Takes A Village: D'Angela Alberty
10:00 am Frank Presents: Nick Remissong
11:00 am Senior Connection: Kitchen Gadgets Pt. 3
12:00 pm Brooke'n'Cookin: Mac'n'Cheese
12:30 pm Sandhya: Homemade Cheez-Its
1:00 pm     Pizzapalooza: Meat-Lovers Pt. 2
1:30 pm     Winning Ways with the MIAA: Shaun Hart Pt 1
2:00 pm New England Candlepins: Summer 2018 Show 2
3:00 pm Candlepin New Generation: Show 9
4:00 pm Strawberry Stroll 2022
5:00 pm Second Sunday Speaker Series: Joe Landry & Scott Mason
9:00 pm MIAA: Girls and Women in Sports

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

7:00 am     Public School Event: Remington Spring Music '22
9:00 am     FHS Jazz Café 2023
10:30 am FHS Girls Varsity Lacrosse: v Oliver Ames 05-15-23
12:30 pm Winning Ways with the MIAA: Shaun Hart Pt 1
2:00 pm It Takes A Village: D'Angela Alberty
5:30 pm     FHS Pops Night 2023
7:00 pm     FHS Girls Varsity Tennis: v Dover-Sherborn 05-19-23
9:30 pm     FHS Boys Varsity Lacrosse v St. John's 05-11-23

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

8:00 am School Committee: 05-09-23
12:30 pm Economic Development: 05-03-23
2:00 pm School Committee: 05-09-23
7:00 pm     School Committee: LIVE, Chambers  836 8566 2361  Passcode: 057732

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)

Monday, May 22, 2023

Franklin Historical Museum features Greenwich Bay Brass Band for Strawberry Stroll

Bring your blanket or chair to our front lawn and enjoy the music of the Greenwich Bay Brass. Based in Rhode Island and known throughout New England the GBB is an all-volunteer, British style brass ensemble with unique instrumentation. Consisting of a mixture of professional and highly skilled amateur musicians alike, the GBB repertoire includes a variety of music including traditional brass band pieces, orchestral transcription, jazz show tunes, holiday and popular music. The band promotes the brass band style and have been entertaining audiences at churches and unique venues in the area.

There will be two performances during the June 9th Friday night Strawberry Stroll at 4:30 and again at 6:30. Enjoy live music and freshly popped popcorn. Stop in and explore our history and discover where Franklin’s story begins. 

Visitors to the museum are encouraged to donate a non-perishable food item for the Franklin Food Pantry.

The museum is located at 80 West Central Street, is wheelchair accessible and entry is always free.

You can also visit the Historical Museum on the web at
http://franklinhistoricalmuseum.org/   or on Facebook at   https://www.facebook.com/FHM02038

Franklin Historical Museum, 80 West Central St
Franklin Historical Museum, 80 West Central St