Episode 1087

FM #1087 - Talk Franklin - 10/20/23

Published on: 25th October, 2023

This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" session with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen. We had our conversation in the Municipal Building on Friday, October 20, 2023.  

Topics for this session

  • Davis Thayer “Expression of Interest”
  • Ribbon cutting held for Brick School Renovation, scheduled for Schmidt’s Farm purchase, Oct 27 at 11 AM
  • La Cantina Winery/Brewery expansion, licenses approved
  • SAFE Coalition update from Jen Knight-Levine
  • Migrant housing status update
  • Nov 7 election

The recording runs about 40 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie on Friday, October 20, 2023


Town Administrator page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/administrator

Talk Franklin podcast page -> https://anchor.fm/letstalkfranklin 

Brick School ribbon cutting photos  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/10/brick-school-ribbon-cutting-oct-13-2023.html 

Schmidt’s Farm scheduled  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/10/open-space-ribbon-cutting-at-schmidt.html 

Town Council agenda for 10/18/23 -> https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/agendas/town_council_agenda_-_sept_20_2023.pdf 

Jen Knight-Levine’s audio segment from the meeting  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/10/jen-knight-levine-updates-council-on.html 


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I volunteer as the Community Information Director for Franklin, MA (USA)*. I have been provide accurate and timely information about what matters in Franklin since 2007. Currently working in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Radio (wfpr.fm) since October 2019.

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