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Beginning June 1st, the Curbside Cafe will be providing freshly prepared meals for curbside pickup, Monday through Frida...
05/28/2020

Beginning June 1st, the Curbside Cafe will be providing freshly prepared meals for curbside pickup, Monday through Friday, at the Franklin Senior Center from 11am to 1pm, for elders, 60 years and older and disabled residents. This program is funded by a grant from the Metrowest Health Foundation and generous support from the Franklin Council on Aging. Find out more here https://www.franklinma.gov/curb Franklin Senior Center

June 6th Traffic Advisory for Union StreetThe MBTA/Keolis will be performing maintenance at the track crossing on Union ...
05/26/2020

June 6th Traffic Advisory for Union Street

The MBTA/Keolis will be performing maintenance at the track crossing on Union Street over the June 6th weekend. The work will involve closing the roadway with a detour in place.

Work is expected to begin on Saturday June 6th and the road closure may extend into Sunday, June 7th.

Franklin Senior Center
05/26/2020

Franklin Senior Center

Are you a senior in need of a face mask? If so please contact the Franklin Senior Center to arrange for a contact free pick up. Or comment below and we will respond. Stay Safe!

On this Memorial Day, we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice to our Nation and all who have served. In lieu of o...
05/25/2020

On this Memorial Day, we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice to our Nation and all who have served. In lieu of our traditional in-person parade and ceremonies, a tribute is scheduled today on Franklin TV and Radio at 11 am. This ceremony was previously recorded to honor the holiday. #heros #memorialday #neverforget

Reminder- trash and recycling is delayed by one day this week.
05/24/2020

Reminder- trash and recycling is delayed by one day this week.

One day delay THIS WEEK (May 25-29) for curbside trash and recycling!

As part of Governor Baker’s recent Executive COVID-19 Order No. 33, the Town of Franklin will reopen its athletic fields...
05/22/2020

As part of Governor Baker’s recent Executive COVID-19 Order No. 33, the Town of Franklin will reopen its athletic fields, courts, and parks on Monday, May 25th as part of the Phase 1 re-entry. Please see the attached document for details, protocols, and guidelines for the safe use of our facilities. Signage will be posted.

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/2020-05-22_athletic_fields_reopen.pdf

The Franklin Community Gardens will be reopening on Wed, May 20th with specific guidelines for safe use. Find the detail...
05/19/2020

The Franklin Community Gardens will be reopening on Wed, May 20th with specific guidelines for safe use. Find the details on our website herehttps://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/franklin_community_gardening_during_covid.pdf
Franklin Recreation Department

In accordance with Governor Baker's Reopening Massachusetts Plan, the Town of Franklin will be opening all fields and pa...
05/19/2020

In accordance with Governor Baker's Reopening Massachusetts Plan, the Town of Franklin will be opening all fields and parks, along with their associated parking lots, on Monday, May 25th. Playgrounds will remain closed due to the high frequency of surface touching on equipment. Please remember to follow all social distancing requirements to keep yourself and our community healthy and safe.
Find all specific safety and reopening standards for parks and open space here https://www.mass.gov/doc/parks-open-space-and-outdoor-education-best-practices-5-18-20/download
Franklin Recreation Department

Safer at Home Advisory from the Massachusetts Department of Public HealthPhase 1People over the age of 65 and people who...
05/18/2020
Safer-at-Home Advisory

Safer at Home Advisory from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Phase 1

People over the age of 65 and people who have underlying health conditions – who are at high risk for COVID-19 – should continue to stay home except for essential errands such as going to the grocery store and to attend to healthcare needs

All residents are advised to leave home only for healthcare, worship and permitted work, shopping, and outdoor activities

When going to the pharmacy ask if you can fill your prescriptions for 90 days if possible; for some medications this is not allowed. If you are at high-risk, try to use a mail-order service

Don’t participate in close contact activities such as pick-up sports games

All residents are REQUIRED to cover their face when they cannot maintain six feet of social distance in public

Parents should limit playdates for children

Refrain from visiting nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, or other residential care settings

All residents are advised to wash their hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soapy water

All residents are advised to be vigilant, monitor for symptoms and stay home if you feel sick

Use remote modes of communication like phone or video chat instead of visiting friends or family who are high risk for COVID-19

https://www.mass.gov/news/safer-at-home-advisory?fbclid=IwAR0UogV9v1hiz9eDWGDTDZr1BI4bMswEYr-YH6KIbJ1X7YtihaZsUIBmTAU

Phase 1 People over the age of 65 and people who have underlying health conditions – who are at high risk for COVID-19 – should continue to stay home except for essential errands such as going to the grocery store and to attend to healthcare needs All residents are advised to leave home only for...

A new section has been added to our Coronavirus Information Portal: REOPENING RESOURCES. We will continue to keep it upd...
05/18/2020

A new section has been added to our Coronavirus Information Portal: REOPENING RESOURCES.
We will continue to keep it updated as information becomes available. Find Governor Baker's Reopening Massachusetts Report and more here: https://www.franklinma.gov/home/pages/reopening-resources

Governor Baker's press conference is scheduled for 11am today. The link for the live stream can be found here https://ww...
05/18/2020
COVID19 Updates

Governor Baker's press conference is scheduled for 11am today. The link for the live stream can be found here https://www.mass.gov/covid19-updates

Governor Charlie Baker delivers an update on efforts to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.

Good morning Franklin!  A new episode of Talk Franklin is available.  Learn more about re-entry steps, the Franklin Food...
05/18/2020
Talk Franklin - a podcast from the Town Administrator's Office • A podcast on Anchor

Good morning Franklin! A new episode of Talk Franklin is available. Learn more about re-entry steps, the Franklin Food Pantry, the production of PPE in Franklin, and more from the Town Administrator's office. Thank you, Franklin Matters! https://anchor.fm/letstalkfranklin

This podcast provides a trusted information source from the Town Administrators office, featuring news, alerts, department info and more. Created in coordination with Franklin TV and Radio and Franklin Matters.

Attention Seniors! Please join us for a virtual Coffee Hour next Thursday, May 21st at 8:30am!  The Zoom links are found...
05/15/2020

Attention Seniors! Please join us for a virtual Coffee Hour next Thursday, May 21st at 8:30am! The Zoom links are found below. A great opportunity to connect with local and state officials! We hope you can join in!

Join Zoom Meeting here
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81839898549
Meeting ID: 818 3989 8549

Or Dial in at 1-929-205-6099 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 818 3989 8549

The Norfolk County Mosquito Control District is notifying residents of late evening spraying plans.  Find the details he...
05/13/2020

The Norfolk County Mosquito Control District is notifying residents of late evening spraying plans. Find the details herehttps://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/news/notification_late_evening_ulv_spraying_may_2020_boh_pesticide_board.pdf

The drive-up window at the Municipal Building is re-opening for service today for regular business hours. Please remembe...
05/11/2020

The drive-up window at the Municipal Building is re-opening for service today for regular business hours. Please remember that no cash will be accepted at this time. Thank you!

Discolored water alert! Damage to a hydrant on Grove Street cause by a car accident. Residents on/near Washington, King,...
05/10/2020
Discolored Water | Town of Franklin MA

Discolored water alert! Damage to a hydrant on Grove Street cause by a car accident. Residents on/near Washington, King, and Grove may experience discolored water.
More info on discolored water: bit.ly/2WjK7ZE

Occasionally, our customers will experience discolored water in their homes. This discoloration may be the result of a disturbance in the water system, or an issue with a hot water heater on your property.

Listen to our latest podcast here!  Re-entry updates, budget discussions and more!  Thank you to Franklin Matters for ke...
05/09/2020
Town of Franklin Re-entry Updates by Talk Franklin - a podcast from the Town Administrator's Office • A podcast on Anchor

Listen to our latest podcast here! Re-entry updates, budget discussions and more! Thank you to Franklin Matters for keeping our Talk Franklin episodes going during the closures!

On this episode of Talk Franklin, Steve Sherlock Talks with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Anne Marie Tracey about steps to re-entry after the initial COVID-19 closings, budget discussions, and other upcoming news and announcements.

Please find the latest Town of Franklin Department information attached, including re-entry updates. https://www.frankli...
05/08/2020

Please find the latest Town of Franklin Department information attached, including re-entry updates.https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/department_protocols_covid_19_8.pdf

Curbside Pickup is returning to the Library Monday, May 11th! Patrons can place holds online or by phone. When placing h...
05/08/2020

Curbside Pickup is returning to the Library Monday, May 11th! Patrons can place holds online or by phone. When placing holds by phone, there is a limit of five holds per call. There is no interlibrary loan at this time, so holds are limited to Franklin materials shown as "available" in the catalog. Search our catalog at find.minlib.net, and limit the collection location to Franklin. Once you receive a text or email that your items are ready, visit the Library at the School Street entrance between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday to pick them up!

Meet Franklin High School's new principal, Josh Hanna. Welcome to Franklin!
05/08/2020
Joshua Hanna named principal at Franklin High School

Meet Franklin High School's new principal, Josh Hanna. Welcome to Franklin!

"I'm honored to have been given the opportunity to lead such a fine institution of teaching and learning," Joshua Hanna, assistant principal of

Learn where to find accurate, trustworthy information.
05/07/2020

Learn where to find accurate, trustworthy information.

There is much misinformation out there on the Internet. FEMA has created a website to help answer some of these rumors, and also how to find reliable information.

https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus/rumor-control

Please make note of the closure on the SNETT Trail beginning May 11th. The SNETT is included in our Trails & Walking Pat...
05/07/2020
Franklin & Bellingham Rail Trail Committee

Please make note of the closure on the SNETT Trail beginning May 11th. The SNETT is included in our Trails & Walking Paths Guide found here: https://bit.ly/3bDgozC
Because of the construction, we have removed it as a requirement for the Franklin Trails & Walking Paths Drawing, however, we hope you will visit this beautiful trail either in the next few days and once it re-opens.
Find our Trails & Walking Paths Contest information here https://bit.ly/tof9draw

Please note the trail closure coming up due to the tunnel construction! The trail will be closed from Spring Street (Franklin) to Lake Street (Bellingham). NO ACCESS will be permitted during the tunnel construction! Work should start on May 11 and go until August 31, 2020. Other parts of the trail will be open (Grove to Spring Street, and Lake Street to Center St and points west). Thank you!

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355 East Central Street
Franklin, MA
02038

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 13:00

Telephone

(508) 520-4949

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Welcome to Franklin, MA! Our town was founded in 1778 and is now home to a bustling community of 31,000 residents. Franklin is a family oriented community, with highly ranked schools, countless programs and facilities for all ages and a strong sense of community. We are situated between the cities of Boston, Worcester and Providence, RI, making Franklin an ideal town for commuters. Franklin is home to two stops on the MBTA line and is conveniently located just off route 495. Our town is the home to many businesses, such as Thermo Fisher Scientific and EMC Corporation. Franklin is also home to Dean College, whose beautiful 100 acre campus is found in the center of town. Franklin hosts community events such as the Harvest Festival, the Strawberry Stroll, Fourth of July fair and weekly Farmer’s markets on our Town Common. Our community is filled with a wide variety of markets, restaurants, shopping destinations and historical venues. Our recreational facilities are top notch, with many parks, fields, hiking trails, courts and playgrounds for our residents to enjoy. Visit our website www.franklinma.gov to learn more or better yet, come visit us and see what Franklin is all about!

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