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Lincoln St - construction progress (photo essay)

On my 'tour de Franklin' cycling ride around town on Saturday, I made a few stops along Lincoln St to capture photos of the progress to share here.good adviceflat stretch along Lincoln as mentioned during Town Council meeting Wednesdaytimely ripples in the watersidewalk area was ground out to prepare for the epoxy coat to be addedepoxy coat being addedthe finished lookthe finished look - close upRelated articles:The Town Council meeting last Wednesday Milford Daily News write up of the Lincoln St discussion email subscribers will need to click through to the Franklin Matters webpage to view the embedded content (video,audio and documents) This post originally appeared on Franklin Matters
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Tour de Franklin - Saturday's 'reporting by cycling around'

Saturday's 'tour de Franklin' was done via bicycle. So much was happening I could not have walked around in time to catch it all. This was a variation on the theme of 'reporting by walking around'...I started with the Ladybug 5K at the Kennedy School. Franklin Police had positioned the speed warning sign on Pond St. While stopped to take a couple of photos, it seemed to be an even split between cars meeting the speed limit and those exceeding the speed limit.(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = "//"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));Post by Franklin Matters.Next stop, the yard sale at Franklin Federated Church(function(d, s, ...
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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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Dean College Adopts MassTransfer Block Policy

Dean College, a private, residential college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, has recently partnered with the Massachusetts Community Colleges system in recognizing the MassTransfer Block for full transfer upon acceptance to Dean College. Similar to the agreement already in existence among the public higher education institutions in MA, students from all 15 community colleges who successfully complete 34 credits of general education with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 will meet the general education core requirements for the Dean College curriculum. 
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Tri-County Grows Produce for Franklin, Medway Food Pantries

Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School’s garden is in full bloom and the school has already harvested enough produce to donate to two food pantries this year. In the past, the school has donated all of its bounty to Franklin Food Pantry, which hosts a farmer’s market for its clients once a week in the summer. With the addition of an 8’x20’ greenhouse, as well as 15 more Earthboxes and three 15’x4’ raised beds, Tri-County has also been able to donate to Medway Food Pantry.
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Tom Coakley is the assistant editor of the Globe West regional print edition and this Franklin site.