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FM #311 Talk Franklin - 7/09/20

Updated 12 months ago.

FM #311 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 311 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Communications Specialist Anne Marie Tracey. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about:
Re-opening continues
- Diligence continues to be required (face coverings, hand washing, etc.)
- Town staff and operations; DPW projects
- Election info
- Town hiring freeze, budget management internally
Virtual meetings
- School comm 7/14
- Senior coffee 7/16
- Town council 7/22
Cultural events
- THE BLACK BOX concerts parking lot
- Party for the Pantry – 7/16
- Don White/Circle of Friends fund raiser for the Pantry – 7/23
- Concerts on the Common includes a movie night 7/24

The recording runs about 40 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Anne Marie.

The COVID-19 case count for Franklin

DPW projects updated on Facebook page

The water rate discussion including why we currently have a ban and usually have ‘water conservation measures’

We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio ( or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.

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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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