Sunday, September 18, 2011

Week ending Sep 18, 2011

There is a lot happening on the election front in preparation for November 8. The last day to take out papers to run for one of the many open positions was Friday, Sep 16 and the last day to return the papers is Monday, Sep 19. After the signatures have been counted and the nomination papers certified we will know what the line up looks like.

After Town Clerk Deb Pellegri spoke at the Town Council meeting letting people know that there were openings still, there was a rush of business. (Video segment available here) If all the papers get turned in and certified, we could have some competition for Town Council and School Committee. We should have a choice. Folks who care about Franklin should volunteer to help the community. Running for a local government position is one of the many ways to give back.

Sunday - 9/18

The Franklin Downtown Partnership networking lunch scheduled for Fri, 9/23 and the possibility f the Blackstone River Valley becoming a national park provide some balance for the other two posts related to bicycles. One Milford turned out to clean their bike path in advance of a formal ribbon cutting next weekend and the REcycle club at Franklin High gathered 65 bikes and over $200 for Bikes Not Bombs on Saturday.

Sat - 9/17

A couple of photos from local contributors from the Back to Football Friday event at Parmenter, Berry Insurance is collecting Halloween costumes and the Milford Daily News has articles on Dean College, Ellis Paul and the FPAC season that was just announced.

Fri - 9/16

The Kennedy Community Playground announces 2 fund raising events, Chief Steve Williams discusses retirement, a reminder on the Framer's Market, Cultural Council and Women's Club were in the Milford Daily News.

Thu - 9/15

The Town Council meeting accounts for most of the postings as I did get to attend in person and it was a good meeting to catch. Chief Steve Williams resignation was announced. Joe McGann will let the voters decide if he should be on the Town Council (with only a 54% attendance record since Nov 2009). Four liquor license suspensions were discussed and approved for those caught selling liquor to minors.

Wed - 9/14

Mount St Mary's Abbey announces their Open House of their new candy building. Census data is released revealing updates on health care and poverty data. Office hours for Rep Vallee. Kennedy School announces a bottle and can fund raiser.

Tue - 9/13

The School Committee published their agenda including their District Improvement Plan. The Citizens Rail Trail Committee was also meeting Tuesday night. Mower N More announced a preseason tune up special for snow blowers.

Mon - 9/12

The Kennedy Community Playground can use your help. We'll hear more from this group as their fund raising efforts are scheduled. 

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