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Franklin Student Wins National Gold Medal in Music

Congratulations, Prem Pendkar!!A number of students from Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios, located in Franklin and Millis, participate in the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program (RCMDP) assessment sessions each year. The RCMDP assessment process represents an extremely exciting opportunity for students, on a national level, to demonstrate the skills that they have honed through continual practice. Locally, assessments are held at Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios, which is a Founding School and a regional assessment center for this international program.
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Tri-County Culinary Arts Instructor Receives Prestigious Award

Nancy Haney, a Culinary Arts instructor from Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, was chosen by members of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Board of Directors as the winner of this year’s Massachusetts ProStart Educator of Excellence Award. Haney, a 1981 graduate of Tri-County, has taught Culinary Arts at the school for 25 years. Nancy graduated from Johnson and Wales before becoming an educator. She worked at another school for four years prior to returning to Tri-County.
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Pitching, Defense Major Assets For Franklin Nine

Second-year coach Zach Brown is optimistic that experienced pitching along with a capable defense will be major reasons why Franklin High’s baseball team can qualify for another tournament berth. Last year, Brown’s first at the helm after 11 years as an assistant at Wheaton College, turned out to be moderately successful for the 36-year-old coach. The Panthers finished 10-10, then split two games in the tourney, beating Barnstable and bowing to Wellesley.
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Spectra Natural Gas Pipeline Still a Proposal

Atlantic Bridge Project Would Affect Medway, Norfolk, Franklin, Bellingham and WalpoleThe word on the proposed natural gas pipeline dubbed the Atlantic Bridge Project, a proposed expansion of the Algonquin Gas Transmission (Algonquin) and Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline (Maritimes) systems by Spectra Energy, is that the project has been downsized, but residents who live along Spectra’s current right of way, who have natural gas pipelines abutting their property, may want to take the initiative to follow the progress of this proposal, right now in the preliminary filing stages with FERC (Federal Environmental Regulatory Commission), filed under FERC docket PF15-12.
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A Franklin Day for the Father of American Education

Franklin Historical Commission to Celebrate Horace Mann Day, Open Permanent ExhibitThe Franklin Historical Commission will celebrate “Horace Mann Day” on Sunday, May 3, 2015 with a special presentation, “Horace Mann and His World,” featuring writer and commentator Peter Golden, who lives in Natick and has been writing about history for 35 years. The introductions and festivities will begin at 1:30 p.m.
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Goodbye Cook's Farm

The process to get the zoning approvals seems like quite awhile ago. Tensions were raised in a June 2013 meeting. Math came to play as recently as a Nov 2014 meeting when the Council would have needed 6 votes and only had a maximum of 5 available. All that is in the archives now and today when we go by what was the Cooks Farmstand on Route 140, it is no longer there.what was Cooks Farm (Franklin Country Club to left in photo)what was Cooks Farm (Franklin Country Club to left in photo)what was Cooks Farm (Franklin Country Club to left in photo)Additional links from the archive on Cooks Farm:The Planning Board meeting in June 2013 that had a procedural problem ...
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