May 2021 Edition
The Town of Franklin Vaccination & COVID-19 Information portal is available on the homepage of our website. It is updated frequently to provide residents and business owners with the latest information and resources.
The Senior Center will open for limited indoor programs on Monday, May 3rd! Pre-registration for all programs will be required as class sizes will be restricted. Participants will be required to complete a Covid-19 screening upon arrival, wear a mask at all times, and maintain 6 feet of social distance, even if they have been vaccinated. Please arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to the start of class. 

In addition to our scheduled programs, the fitness room and computer lab will be open daily from 10-2 by reservation only. The gift shop will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10-1, and the library will be available for borrowing books. 

The Curbside Cafe will continue Monday-Friday from 11-1 for $2.00 to-go lunches. The cafe will reopen for dine-in lunch on Mondays and Fridays beginning May 17th. Reservations will be required. Call the Center for more information or to pre-register at 508-520-4945. 
The Rec Dept Summer Brochure is out and registration opens on Monday, May 3rd! We will be running our traditional Summer Camp programs, however, those who register before May 17th will receive a 20% Discount!

  • Street Hockey
  • 3v3 Basketball Tournaments
  • Girls Field Hockey Summer Camp

The Franklin Public Library will be closed Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day. The Library is now open for 30-minute browsing visits Monday through Wednesday, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Thursday 4:00-8:00 p.m. (3:00-4:00 p.m. Senior hour), and Friday and Saturday, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

The Franklin Public Library is looking for your feedback about the services we have provided during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is your opportunity to let us know what you have enjoyed or not enjoyed, and what you would like to stay once life goes back to a "new normal". This survey will be accepting responses until the end of May.
The Franklin Public School FY22 Budget was approved by the School Committee on April 13, 2021. The School Budget will be presented to the Finance Committee on Tuesday, May 4th, and presented to Town Council on May 26, 2021. You can find detailed information regarding the Budget, including an informational video and FY22 Budget flyer linked below. Please follow along in the process and stay informed.
  • May 5 - Monthly Coffee Social – 10:00 a.m. at the Senior Center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Please register by emailing or calling the Veterans’ Services Office. All veterans are welcome to join us for updates, coffee, and conversation!
  • May 15 – Armed Services Day is an annual holiday observed to pay tribute to men and women currently serving in the U.S. armed forces. Thank you to all members of the military. We salute you for your service and sacrifice!
  • May 20 – Veterans’ Council Meeting - 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Center. Please register by emailing or calling the Veterans’ Services Office. Masks and social distancing will be required. All members of the community are welcome to join us!
  • May 31 – Memorial Day honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. A Memorial Day ceremony will be held on the Town Common at 12:00 p.m. Social distancing will be observed. All are welcome.

Our next installation of engraved bricks on the Veterans Memorial Walkway will be completed by Memorial Day. Thank you to all who’ve supported this project by honoring their special U.S. service members!
Please let the Veterans’ Services Office know if you or a family member (residing in Franklin) is a Purple Heart recipient. National Purple Heart Day is celebrated on August 7 every year.
Veterans and Dependents – If you are a veteran or immediate family member of a veteran, please contact our office to find out if there may be any veterans’ benefits or privileges available. Please visit our webpage at:
Lieutenant/Paramedic Laurie Roy, Franklin Fire Infection Control Officer, was chosen for the Central Mass EMS Region II Director's Award. She will be recognized for her extraordinary efforts in preparing not only the Franklin Fire Department but other departments in the region for COVID response. The award will be given at their Annual Meeting on May 4th at the West Boylston Country Club. Congratulations to Lieutenant Roy!

Franklin firefighters will be participating in department-wide pump operator training throughout May which was secured from a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant.

Franklin Fire will be training with UMassMemorial LIFEFLIGHT on Landing Zone safety with their pilots/paramedics.
Concerts on the Common
The Franklin Recreation Department will once again be holding Concerts on the Common this summer! These events will be scheduled on Fridays throughout the Summer from July 16th through August 20th! The lineup includes a variety of bands, performances, and movie nights! Stay tuned for all the details - schedule to be announced soon!
Keep up with meetings, departments & committees. The schedule and links can be found on our website calendar.
Arts, theater, dining, live music & more! Find out what's happening in town! Visit our website!
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Town of Franklin
355 East Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038 (508) 520-4949