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Talk Franklin - a podcast from the Town Administrator's Office

Talk Franklin - a podcast from the Town Administrator's Office

By Town of Franklin, MA
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.
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News in Town: Budget Hearings, Housing Trust and more!
Listen in to hear Town Administrator Jamie Hellen chat with Steve Sherlock about the latest topics in Franklin including:  Budget Hearings (two nights, 4+ hours) Passed Budget Maple Hill Right of First Refusal Long term topics: Housing Production Plan Stormwater School Budget
57:54
June 2, 2021
Topics in Franklin: Budget, Housing, Grants and Events!
Town Administrator Jamie Hellen, Marketing & Communications Specialist Anne Marie Tracey, and Steve Sherlock chat about important topics in town including:  Budget Housing Maple Hill  Pop up Shop Grant ArtWALK Celebration Listen in a stay updated with what is happening in Franklin! 
34:00
May 18, 2021
It's Budget Season in Franklin!
Spring means budget season here in Franklin and we have information related to FY22. Finance Committee meetings are scheduled for April 27 - 29th and also on May 4th.  Each evening focuses on a different set of Town Departments.  We also talk about Earth Day clean-up activities, the Animal Control Rabies Clinic, and more!  
34:30
April 27, 2021
Budget season, Grants, Economic Development & Upcoming Events!
It's springtime in Franklin and that means it's budget season, along with plenty of other news!  Tune in to the latest episode of Talk Franklin to learn more about the FY22 Budget as well as the latest on grants, economic development, street acceptances, and upcoming events. 
40:55
April 13, 2021
The Start of Spring 2021: News & Updates in Franklin!
In this episode of Talk Franklin, Jamie Hellen, Steve Sherlock, and Anne Marie Tracey chat about plenty of topics in town, including:  Reopening Phase IV, Step 1 Vaccinations Library Opening Budget Cycle topics Upcoming Franklin events Tune in and stay informed! 
45:44
March 29, 2021
More Steps Forward: What's happening in Franklin
In this episode of Talk Franklin, Town Administrator Jamie Hellen, Marketing & Communications Specialist Anne Marie Tracey, and Steve Sherlock of Franklin Matters/Franklin TV & Radio discuss plenty of topics of interest to residents!   Pandemic recovery Vaccination information Library reopening Finance Committee Budget Information Earth Day events and more! 
35:57
March 17, 2021
Steps forward: What's happening in Franklin
In this episode of Talk Franklin, we discuss the following topics of interest to our community:  Vaccination Information New Reopening Guidance from the state School Committee Recap FinCom overview Community Preservation Committee Legislative Forum Upcoming Meetings: Board of Health, Economic Development, and the Town Council 
40:46
March 2, 2021
Town of Franklin News & Updates for the week of February 15th
Plenty to talk about!  Tune in to hear more regarding:  ● Vaccine distribution readiness ● School Committee News: Davis Thayer decision ● The Stormwater discussion continues ● A preview of Town Council mtg ○ Complete streets ○ Community Preservation Committee appointments possible ● Hearts of Kindness on Town Common ● #ThinkFranklinFirst, #ProjectEnvoy
39:10
February 18, 2021
News from Across Franklin: Catch up with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen
The latest episode of Talk Franklin is now available! Jamie Hellen and Steve Sherlock talk about a variety of topics of interest in Franklin right now, such as: Storm Water and EPA Adjustments Street Acceptance Complete Streets Current information on the COVID-19 pandemic Vaccine Distribution Listen in a stay informed about what is happening (and will be happening!) in Franklin! Many thanks, to Steve Sherlock and Franklin TV & Radio for their support! 
52:50
January 26, 2021
Welcome 2021! News and Information for the Town of Franklin
In our first episode of 2021,  Town Administrator Jamie Hellen, Marketing & Communications Specialist Anne Marie Tracey, and Steve Sherlock of Franklin Matters/Franklin TV & Radio discuss important Topics in Franklin including: Hazard plan Beaver St interceptor authorization Vendetti Playground donation Updated COVID-19 dashboard State restrictions extension for 2 weeks Vaccine for first responders EDC Business Listening:  stormwater and complete streets
35:35
January 13, 2021
Closing out 2020 and onto 2021!
Jamie Hellen, Anne Marie Tracey, and Steve Sherlock closeout 2020 with details on Franklin's red covid status, Community Preservation Committee information, the water treatment plant project, and plans for the new year!  Tune in to stay up-to-date with what is happening in Frankin! We hope you all enjoy a healthy and happy holiday season!  
36:02
December 22, 2020
December 2020 in Franklin: Tax Rate, Spear Phishing, Comcast and Franklin Gift Cards!
As we enter the last month of 2020, there is plenty to talk about!  Listen in to hear more about the recent tax rate hearing, updates on the spear-phishing incident, and the new contract with Comcast.  Plus learn about our latest economic development collaboration, Think Franklin First Gift Cards.  
48:44
December 8, 2020
News in Franklin: Franklin Gift Card Initiative, Upcoming Town Election details, Budget Info & More
In this episode of Talk Franklin, Steve Sherlock, Jamie Hellen, and Anne Marie Tracey discuss upcoming Economic Development topics, including the new Franklin Gift Card program, and upcoming EDC Business Listening sessions.  The December 5th Town Election is also covered, with details on voting options and schedules.  Finally, the Town Budget is discussed, with information regarding Fin Com and more.  Stay updated and informed about what is happening in Franklin! 
35:21
November 15, 2020
Town of Franklin Updates: Late October 2020
Steve Sherlock talks with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Marketing & Communication Specialist Anne Marie Tracey about current COVID-19 case counts, the 2020 election and voting processes, EDC Business Listening Sessions, grant opportunities for local businesses, and Fire and Police Department staff updates.  Subscribe and start in touch with what is happening in Franklin. 
46:50
October 25, 2020
Elections, Spear-Phishing, Upcoming Events & News!
Town Administrator Jamie Hellen, Marketing & Communications Specialist Anne Marie Tracey, and Steve Sherlock of Franklin Matters discuss current events in Franklin including the upcoming elections, mail-in ballot information, expanded drive-thru hours, the recent spear-phishing incident, PFAS testing, upcoming events, meetings, and more! 
48:18
October 11, 2020
Transition to Fall in Franklin
As we enter a new season in 2020, there is plenty to discuss!  In this episode of Talk Franklin, we discuss the temporary Town Clerk position, upcoming business listening sessions as part of the Economic Development subcommittee efforts, the negotiated electric rate beginning in November,  and micro-enterprise grant opportunities for local business.  Tune in to stay informed! 
43:14
September 28, 2020
What's going on in Franklin? September 2020 news and updates
Town Administrator Jamie Hellen chats with Steve Sherlock about elections, stormwater, restaurant extensions, our police department featured on the news, and more.  Tune in to stay in the know and keep up with what is going on in your town! 
52:05
September 14, 2020
TOF End of Summer Updates
Tune in to hear more from Town Administrator Jamie Hellen, Marketing & Communications Specialist Anne Marie Tracey and Steve Sherlock of Franklin Matters!  Topics discussed include town reopening status, economic development, scheduled business listening sessions, solar farm/municipal aggregation, FY21 budget, and election options.  Stay updated and informed! 
42:56
August 28, 2020
Town Updates and News: Reopening, Elections and more!
Steve Sherlock chats with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Marketing and Communication Specialist Anne Marie Tracey about what is going in Franklin including reopening info, upcoming election details, economic development, a special election in December, and more!  Tune in and stay updated! 
01:06:40
August 17, 2020
Mid-summer in Franklin: What's going on and what's coming up!
Steve Sherlock, Jamie Hellen, and Anne Marie Tracey chat about the latest news in Franklin, including the Fire Department promotions, the ThinkBlueFranklin Contest, Concerts on the Common plus lots of upcoming info sessions and meetings on solar energy, cannabis, and hazard mitigation.  The new state travel guidelines are discussed as well as Franklin's plastic bag ban. Plus a new Senior Center Spotlight!  Tune in to stay updated!  
51:26
July 24, 2020
Phase III Reopening, Budget, Virtual Meeting Schedule and Upcoming Events!
Steve Sherlock, Jamie Hellen, and Anne Marie Tracey chat about current topics of interest in our town.  Tune in and stay in the know! 
42:41
July 10, 2020
News and Happenings in Franklin
Steve Sherlock and Jamie Hellen chat about current events and news in town, including water conservation, budget, more reopening steps, and  Concerts on the Common and Movie nights scheduled for late July and August!  Tune in to stay updated! 
41:59
June 27, 2020
The latest on Franklin budget, reopening and current events.
Steve Sherlock, Jamie Hellen, and Anne Marie Tracey discuss current topics in our town including Phase two reopening, Covid-19 case counts, town budget, our latest department spotlight on technology, and more.  Tune in and stay informed! 
53:21
June 20, 2020
Phase II Reopening and Current Town News
Steve Sherlock, Jamie Hellen, and Anne Marie Tracey discuss current events in Franklin including the reopening of restaurants, retail, etc..., upcoming Town Budget hearings, the difference between capital and operating budgets,  economic development, and more! We hope you will tune in to stay updated about Town of Franklin happenings!  
52:33
June 14, 2020
The Latest Town of Franklin Updates and News!
Steve Sherlock talks to Jamie Hellen and Anne Marie Tracey about Phase II reopening, Town budget, Recreation planning, and upcoming meetings.  Plus learn more about the Town Clerk's office!  Stay informed about what is happening in Franklin!  
46:16
June 7, 2020
Reopening steps, budget information and other news in Franklin
Steve Sherlock, Jamie Hellen, and Anne Marie Tracey discuss the reopening process, town budget, and other current news, including the new Senior Center Curbside Cafe! 
45:17
June 1, 2020
Town of Franklin Updates
Steve Sherlock talks to Jamie Hellen and Anne Marie Tracey about the reopening plan and Governor Baker's 4 phase approach, the town budget and upcoming finance committee meetings, a new Department Spotlight on Recreation, and more. 
59:34
May 25, 2020
Franklin Re-entry News and other Town Happenings
Steve Sherlock talks with Jamie Hellen and Anne Marie Tracey about re-entry plans, expectations, a new Department Spotlight and more!  
53:19
May 18, 2020
Town of Franklin Re-entry Updates
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. 
59:28
May 9, 2020
Talk Franklin Community Update
Steve Sherlock Talks with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Anne Marie Tracey about current events and happenings in Franklin.
59:29
May 4, 2020
Current news and events in Franklin!
Steve Sherlock, Jamie Hellen, and Anne Marie Tracey discuss current topics in our town including planning for the future, meeting schedules, face masks, DPW updates, and our new Department Spotlights. Tune in and stay informed! 
59:52
April 25, 2020
Current Events in Franklin 4/17/20
Steve Sherlock, Town Administrator Jamie Hellen, and Marketing & Communications Specialist Anne Marie Tracey talk about tax delay options in town, Earth Day plans, Recycling Center Updates and the Downtown Partnership's effort to keep us all connected with our small businesses.
53:52
April 18, 2020
Update from Town Administrator Jamie Hellen
Steve Sherlock talks to Jamie Hellen and Anne Marie Tracey about current topics of interest including COVID-19, local blood drives and how to stay connected. 
45:33
April 12, 2020
Town of Franklin Updates 4/7/20
Steve Sherlock talks with Franklin Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Communications Specialist Anne Marie Tracey about current events, changes in the calendar, and what our departments are doing to keep the community connected during the restrictions.  
41:26
April 7, 2020
Covid-19 Update to our community
Steve Sherlock speaks with Town Administrator Jaime Hellena and Communications Specialist, Anne Marie Tracey regarding town business and school updates due to the coronavirus closures. 
43:17
March 22, 2020
Current events with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen
Steve Sherlock of Franklin Matters and Franklin Tv & Radio talks with our new Town Administrator Jamie Hellen about his background prior to his role as Franklin's Town Administrator, information about stormwater, succession planning, and the Community Preservation Act.  Follow us to stay in touch with what is happening in Franklin! 
01:03:16
March 10, 2020