Episode 897

FM #897 - Talk Franklin - 12/08/22

Published on: 14th December, 2022

This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Alecia Alleyne, Assistant to the Town Administrator. We had our conversation via conference bridge.  

Topics for this session

Community Preservation Cmte meeting

Finance Committee

  • School budget deep dive
  • Most questions answered, some set for follow up

Town Council preview

  • Alcohol license renewals

Holiday spirit all over Franklin “Light It Up”

  • Fire Dept Polar Express night
  • Police toy drive, photos with Santa
  • Historical Museum concert, and Mrs Claus

Winter Wonderland at the Senior Center Dec 15

  • Live streamed to cable, YouTube and wfpr.fm

The conversation runs about 27 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie & Alecia


John Lennon anniversary Dec 8, 1980 ->  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_John_Lennon 

Imagine by John Lennon -> 


YouTube version of Imagine -> https://youtu.be/ugrAo8wEPiI 

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

Community Preservation Committee 12/06/22 recap, audio & video links ->


Finance Committee 12/07/22 recap, audio & video links ->


Town Council agenda for 12/14/22 ->



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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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