Episode 760

FM #760 - Talk Franklin - 03/25/22

Published on: 29th March, 2022

This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen. We had our conversation via the Zoom Conference Bridge.

Conversation around the following topics: 

Community engagement/discussion this week

  • Critical Conversations - social media
  • Franklin Newcomers - Jamie & Sara

Budget season

  • FY 2023 budget model previewed at Joint Budget Subcommittee
  • School budget hearing held 3/22, vote scheduled for April 12 meeting
  • FinCom budget hearings over 4 nights May 9-12
  • Town Council budget hearings 2 nights May 25-26

Franklin For All  - survey open through April 1

The recording runs about 22 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie as we “Talk Franklin”.


Town of Franklin meeting calendar -> https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar 

Franklin For All survey -> https://mapc.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bDBzodBPnt8a5Ce  

Franklin For All web page -> https://www.mapc.org/resource-library/franklin-for-all/ 


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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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Stephen Sherlock

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.

*They don't have one and couldn't afford me.