Episode 832

FM #832 - Talk Franklin - 07/26/22

Published on: 29th July, 2022

This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Marketing & Communications Specialist Lily Rivera. We had our conversation at the Municipal Building in Jamie’s office. 

Topics for this session

  • This heat wave broke, the drought is continuing 
  • Weekly Farmers Market, Concert on the Common, food trucks, movie nights
  • Hydrant painting contest by DPW, applications due Aug 12, winner announcement in October
  • Friendly 40b
  • EDC to do their ‘short list’ for the MAPC recommendations at Aug 10 meeting
  • Green community presentation at August Town Council meeting
  • 5 year fiscal outlook (not published yet but highlights covered)
  • Old South Meeting House
  • Davis Thayer deed processing underway, discussion in Fall on how best to use it

The conversation runs about 45 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Lily.


Hydrant painting contest  https://www.franklinma.gov/public-works/news/hydrant-painting-starts-today

40b collection


Beaver St collection


Franklin for All webpage 


Green Community story map https://www.franklinma.gov/administrator/pages/green-community 

Town budget page  https://www.franklinma.gov/town-budget 

Community & Cultural District calendar https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.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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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.