Episode 849

FM #849 - Talk Franklin - 09/23/22

Published on: 28th September, 2022

This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Marketing/Communication Specialist Lily Rivera. We had our conversation via conference bridge.  

Topics for this session

Fall Is here

  • Oct 1 – Harvest Festival
  • Oct 15 - Touch a truck, hydrants painting winners announced  (10 AM to 2 PM)
  • Oct 19 - Heath fair – Library  (3 to 6 PM)
  • Oct 22 – Del Carte Fall Gathering (9 AM to noon)

EDC meeting recap

  • Franklin For All prioritizations and timeline
  • Downtown parking reviewed
  • Dean neighborhood separate
  • Proposals coming to Council for further discussion and possible action

Town Council teasers

  • Municipal aggregation 
  • Thanks to Alan Earls and to me

The conversation runs about 34 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Lily.


Franklin for All webpage 


Economic Development Subcommittee recap


Municipal aggregation information


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.