Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy Independence Day!

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Franklin Again Ranked One of 'Safest Cities'

The Milford Daily News posted this story Wednesday night, citing a ValuePenguin report that ranks Franklin as one of the safest places to live in Massachusetts. 

Franklin tops in another safety ranking

By Matt Tota/Daily News Staff
Posted Jun. 30, 2015 at 6:36 PM 
FRANKLIN — Local officials are touting a report from a consumer research company that ranks Franklin as one of the safest places to live in Massachusetts.
Franklin tops the list of safest cities and towns with a population of 20,000 or more people, according to ValuePenguin, which used the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s crime statistics from 2013 to compile its report.
The New York-based research firm looked at property crimes and violent crimes that the town reported to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program for that year. 
"We are pleased to make the top of list for places to live in Massachusetts," Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting said in a statement. "This is a testament to the hard work of our police department, fire department and dedicated community officials, as well as our residents, visitors, and business owners."
ValuePenguin broke off the safest cities into three categories based on population. Franklin, with nearly 33,000 residents, fell into the largest category.
The report ranks 237 cities and towns. Shrewsbury is second in the category of safest towns with a population of 20,000 or more.

Click here to read the entire story.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

FDP Members Tops in Readers Choice Awards

The public has voted and the 2015 Wicked Local Readers Choice Awards results are in. Topping many of the categories are Franklin Downtown Partnership member businesses! Click here to see the entire list of winners

Congratulations, winners!

Acapulco's Mexican Restaurant

Acorn Animal Hospital

Bamboo House

Big Y World Class Market

Berry Insurance 

Chestnut Dental Associates

CVS Pharmacy

Dean Bank

Digital Federal Credit Union

Elizabeth's Bagels

Ficco's Bowl-a-drome

Fitness Together

Franklin Children's School

Franklin Historical Museum

Franklin Liquors

Franklin Pizza & Deli

Franklin School for the Performing Arts

Hampton Inn, Franklin

Hang Thai

Hockomock Area YMCA

Jane's Frames

Keefe Insurance Agency

Maguro House

Making Whoopie...

Middlesex Savings Bank

Pisini Shoe Store

Pour Richard's Wine & Spirits

Pretty Is Pink

Rick's Restaurant

Rockland Trust

Simon's Furniture

The Adirondack Club

The Cake Bar

The Curry House

The Estate at Franklin

The Rome Restaurant

Tranquil Souls Yoga

Vallee's Jewelers

Van Roon Chiropractic

Vet Med Pet Supplies

Vicario Studio

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thank You Eileen, Beautification Sponsors & Volunteers

The flowers planted by Partnership and Franklin Garden Club volunteers in May have bloomed beautifully this spring. 

Beautification Chair Eileen Mason and the new Sponsors signs on the downtown bridge. 
We want to thank Eileen Mason, our Beautification chairperson, and our sponsors for creating and maintaining these welcoming displays. 

Thank you Gold Sponsor D.G. Ranieri Real Estate, Silver Sponsors Franklin Ford and Middlesex Savings Bank, and Bronze Sponsor Simon's Furniture

And a special thanks to Cam of Signs by Cam for creating the wonderful signage. 

Do you want to sponsor our beautification efforts? Contact Eileen at for more information. Or click here to see our Sponsorship Opportunities form