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Franklin, Medway Receive Grants to Recycle, Compost, Reduce Waste

Medway and Franklin received state grants to support local efforts to increase recycling and reduce waste, Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland), Representative Jeffrey Roy (D-Franklin) and Representative John Fernandes (D-Milford) announced.
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Tourney Time For Panthers

Staying Focused The Key For Franklin Girls Soccer TeamHistory has a way of repeating itself and that’s a good thing for the Franklin High girls soccer team. Two years ago, coach Tom Geysen’s Panthers won the state championship by defeating Nashoba, 2-1. Last year, the girls downed Bishop Feehan for the Sectional crown, but bowed in the state semifinals to Newton North, 2-1.
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Getting Veterans to Tell Their Stories

Local Personal Historian To Share How-To’s of Veterans’ Oral History ProjectNo one understands the true stories of war better than a veteran. That’s what makes the Library of Congress’ Veterans Oral History Project so valuable. Veterans are recorded telling their individual stories, before these stories are lost.
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Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA Area: FRI 10/31/14 - THU 11/6/14

FRI 10/31   8am   Career Days at Tri-County HS for 8th graders and their caregivers.FRI 10/31   12-6pm   Franklin Farmers Market - Town CommonSAT 11/1   10am-12pm   CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER! Story Walk on the Rail Trail with Bellingham Public Library. Family event, park at Lake St, Bellingham parking lot.SAT 11/1   1-4pm   Farm to Table, Farm to Glass at Pour Richard’sSAT 11/1   6-11pm   9th Annual Casino Night to benefit the Franklin Education Foundation, Elk’s Lodge, Pond St., Franklin.SUN 11/2   2:30pm   Pumpernickel Puppets present Sir George and the Dragon at Franklin Public Library WED 11/5   6:30pm   Franklin Art Association Public meeting with interactive art demonstration at Franklin Senior CenterWED 11/5 ...
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Voices of Franklin: Carla Lievano - Vote Yes on Question 4 - Earned Sick Time for Employees

From Carla Lievano: This proposal would entitle Massachusetts employees to earn and use sick time according to certain conditions. Employees would earn one hour of sick time per every 30 hours worked. Employers with 11 or more employees would give paid sick time and those under 11 employees would give unpaid sick time. There are minimal exceptions mostly regarding certain city or town employees. This would not replace better sick time benefits an employee may already have. Nationwide a big majority — 87 percent — enjoy sick time benefits among the top 25 percent of top earners. Only 34 percent of those in the bottom 25 percent have the same privilege, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Part-time workers are ...
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Laura Auerbach Does the Job, Despite Her Unassuming Stature

Approximately 10 year ago as a second grader, a young Laura Auerbach made a decision to follow in her older sister’s footsteps and give soccer a try. Now as a Tri-County senior, she is leading her fellow Cougars into battle on the field. “I had some friends who were going to join the Franklin Youth Soccer program,” Auerbach said. “But it wasn’t until my sister was going to join that I decided to tag along, and now, 10 years later, I am still participating.”
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Akin Bak Farm Plans Produce Stand at Museum for Festival

Pumpkins, apples, winter squash, honey and crafts! The Franklin Historical Museum is pleased to partner with Akin Bak Farm at this year’s annual Harvest Festival on Sunday October fifth. Akin Bak will set up a farm stand on the Museum’s front lawn and will sell their fresh local harvest to festival visitors.
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