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Dean College Executive Lecture Series Announces World Series Champion Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner as Honored Guest Speaker for Fall 2014

Dean College is honored to host Thomas C. Werner, Chairman of the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, for the Dean College Leadership Institute Executive Lecture Series on September 23, 2014. The Executive Series offers a unique and interactive opportunity for students, alumni, and the local community to interact with today's business leaders. Guest speaker Thomas C. Werner, is one of the chief architects behind three World Championships for the Boston Red Sox in 2004, 2007 and 2013, in which the Sox won their first World Series at Fenway Park since 1918. "The Red Sox are a New England institution and Mr. Werner has helped build one of the most successful franchises in all of sports," said Dr. Paula Rooney, President ...
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Short cuts

When I had posted the pictures of the utility pole short cut I found at the corner of Mount and Summer St, there were a number of comments. One regular reader pointed me to the pole on Winter St. Another pointed out that all the poles are tagged with ownership. I had recalled seeing numbers on them but hadn't about the ownership. They are mostly tagged with owners although some of the acronyms are cryptic and or missing.Yes, this is indeed a short cut. They left the bottom piece in as well as the top dangling.Winter St pole - full viewWinter St pole - identification tagsThis pole on Summer St will need to be addressed as the construction to re-do ...
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Franklin Housing Trust Holds Lottery for First Affordable House Purchased

More Properties Being Considered for Purchase, RFP Ends August 22On July 26, the Franklin Housing Trust held a lottery for the first home it purchased for resale to a first time buyer. The home, on Landry Street, was purchased for over $253K and sold for $160K. According to the Housing Trust, the house will have an affordable rider on it and will always stay affordable, but there is a chance for the buyer to eventually make some money.
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Downtown Improvement Project Will Start in August, 2014

Prepare to change your driving habits, if you travel through downtown Franklin. The proposed change of traffic from a one-way to a two-way road will happen next year.
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36th Annual Feast of St. Rocco to Take Place August 7-10

Hopefully, this year, it won’t rain on Friday, but Feast of St. Rocco organizers Peter Brunelli and Paula Coughlin aren’t worried one bit. They are too busy putting out brochures and ordering food for the 36th Annual Feast, to take place this year August 7, 8, 9 and 10. Coughlin explains the event began when a priest at the time, Father Guarino found an overgrown statue of St. Rocco and convinced the then pastor to hold a North-End style feast. Nowadays, somewhere between 60,000 to 70,000 people attend the festival each year, says Brunelli.
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Obituary: Kathleen J. Amendola

AMENDOLA, Kathleen J. (Carlucci) 57, of Franklin, July 26, 2014. Beloved wife of Peter N. Amendola. Daughter of Antonietta (Carlucci) Carlucci of Franklin and the late Gino D. Carlucci. Mother of Peter A. Amendola of Franklin and Alison A. Ciccariello and her husband Matthew of Franklin. Sister of Gino D. Carlucci, Jr. and Maryann (Carlucci) Hagan of Franklin. Beloved grandmother of Domenic Ciccariello. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Mass Wed., July 30th, at 12 Noon at St. Mary's Church, 1 Church Sq., Franklin. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to the Olivia Family Comfort Fund c/o Milford Regional Medical Center Healthcare Foundation, ...
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Obituary: Virginia Mae Dellorco

DELLORCO, Virginia Mae (Grici) Of Franklin , July 24 , the wife of the late Albert Dellorco .She is survived by her children, Donald and Mary Dellorco of Hanover, Greg Dellorco and his wife Nancy of Franklin, Albie Dellorco and his wife Barbi of Franklin and Dolores Brown and her husband Jon of Franklin. She is also survived by her sisters, Fannie Pizzi of Franklin Katherine Niedbala of Medway. She was the sister of the late Louis, Donald, and Herbie Grici and Dolly Lomberto. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Lynn, Jill, Beth, Jamie, Jake, Jason, Lyndsey, Gregory, Nicole and Matthew. Virginia was beloved by all those who knew her. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 29 ...
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Obituary: Kenneth A. Rose

ROSE, Kenneth A. Of Franklin, July 23. Beloved husband of Helen (Duffy) Rose. Father of Kenneth J. Rose, Jr. of New York, NY; Nancy Rose McIntyre and her husband Larry of Medway, Brian F. Rose of Bedford, VA; Christopher J. Rose of Old Orchard Beach, ME; Martha Rose Fougere and her husband Phillip of Medway, Matthew T. Rose and his wife Donna of Medway; John Jay Rose and his wife Florence of Bellingham; and thirteen grandchildren. Also survived by his sisters, Carol Fay of Westwood, and Eleanor Fraser of Conway, SC. Brother of the late Alfred Rose, Norma Shelley and Patricia Kirrane, also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin, 131 Main St. ...
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Obituary: Elizabeth I. Pielocik

PIELOCIK, Elizabeth "Betsy" I. (Sandler) Age 51, of Franklin July 18, beloved wife of Mark Pielocik. Mother of Shane, Paige and Benjamin Pielocik of Franklin. Sister of Harry Sandler, Paul Sandler and Michael Sandler and her sister-in-law Kellie Sandler. Betsy is also survived by numerous family members and close friends. A celebration of Betsy's life service will be held on Saturday, August 2 at 11:00a.m. in the Hopedale Unitarian Parish, 65 Hopedale Street, Hopedale, MA 01757. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to Project Just because, 86 south Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. Projectjustbecause.org. Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com
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Obituary: Susan M. Pauplis

PAUPLIS, Susan M. (Cornetta) 51, of Franklin, July 18, 2014. Beloved wife of Greg A. Pauplis. Mother of Matthew G. Pauplis of Franklin. Daughter of Richard R. Cornetta, Sr. and Priscilla T. (Lawton) Cornetta of Franklin. Sister of Richard R. Cornetta, Jr. and his companion Laura Enzian of Duxbury, Debra A. Jette and her husband John of Franklin, Peter F. Cornetta and his wife Ingrid of Franklin, & Anthony P. Cornetta of Franklin. Daughter in law of John J. Pauplis of Wayland; sister in law of Steven T. Pauplis of Loveland, Colorado, Mark J. Pauplis and his wife Laura of Leicester, Eric J. Pauplis and his wife Karen of Sterling, Neil R. Pauplis of Wayland, and Karl J. Pauplis and ...
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Obituary: Kathleen M. Daesen

DAESEN, Kathleen "Kathy" M. (Dunn) Of Franklin July 8, beloved wife of Gerard. Mother of Stephen Daesen and his wife Deirdre of Wrentham, Jennifer deLannee and her husband Claude of Quarryville, PA. Sister of John Dunn of West Roxbury, MaryAnn Watts of Bellingham and Elizabeth Peter of Mansfield. Grandmother of Marius, Andre, Magali and Ryan. Funeral from the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin , 131 Main Street Franklin Saturday at 9:15 followed by a funeral mass in St. Mary's Church at 10:00. Relatives and friends invited, calling hours Friday 4-8p.m. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive #105, Danvers, MA 01923. Ginley Funeral ...
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Obituary: Concetta Nompleggi

NOMPLEGGI, Concetta "Tina" (Annessi) 87, of Franklin, formerly of the North End & Dedham, July 5, 2014. Wife of the late Dominic J. Nompleggi. Mother of Dr. Dominic J. Nompleggi and his wife Dr. Ann Brown of Worcester. Sister of Antoinette "Toni" Iantosca of Dedham and the late John Annessi & Norma Arruda. Daughter of the late Joseph and Elena (Sarno) Annessi. Also surviving are 2 grandchildren Victoria & Elizabeth. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Wed. July 9th, at 11:15AM from the Charles F. Oteri and Son Franklin Funeral Home, 33 Cottage St., FRANKLIN, with a Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church, Franklin, at 12 PM. Interment will be private. Calling hrs. Tues. 4-7PM. In lieu ...
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Obituary: Rudolph Carlucci

CARLUCCI, Rudolph "Rudy" Of Franklin, July 4. Beloved husband of Rose (Marano) Carlucci. Father of Theresa Jones and her husband Gary, Nancy Carlucci and Tina Carlucci all of Franklin. Brother Domenica Evangelista of Franklin, Olga Mucciarone of Franklin, Anna Pinelli and her husband Emilio of Franklin and Gino Carlucci and his wife Karen of Stoughton. Funeral from the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin, 131 Main Street, FRANKLIN, Wednesday at 9:15, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church at 10:00. Relatives and friends invited, calling hours Tuesday 4-8. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to Dana Farber Cancer Center at Milford Regional Medical Center c/o Milford Regional Healthcare ...
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July Programs at the Franklin Public Library

Every Monday Story & Craft for ages 3-6 at 10:30 a.m. Stories, activities, and a craft for children ages 3 to 6 who are able to attend “on their own.” This program lasts around 45 minutes. Please note – no program on August 4th. Family PJ Storytime for all ages at 6:30 p.m. Come in your pajamas with your favorite storytime pal and we will provide the bedtime stories. Every Tuesday Family Storytime for all ages at 10:30 a.m. Join us for thirty minutes of stories, fingerplay, and music the whole family will enjoy.
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10th Annual Pete’s Bluebird Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show a success

More than over 200 vehicles of all types, antique to brand new, headed to Pete’s Bluebird on Mendon Street in Bellingham in early June. They were headed to Pete’s to have fun and raise funds for some good causes. Bill and Stammy Coniaris, owners of “Pete’s,” and the Car Show Staff, set up tents, picnic tables, heated up the grills and invited everyone to come and stay awhile. Enjoying the sunshine and some great music, people came, stayed, and had a wonderful time.
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