Friday, May 29, 2020

FDP Re-opening Businesses General Meeting

Join us for a virtual general meeting on Zoom on Thursday, June 4 at 8:30 a.m. This special "Re-opening Businesses" FDP General Meeting will feature updates from state and town leaders, including Franklin Town Administrator  Jamie Hellen, Susan Nicholl from State Sen. Karen Spilka's office, State Sen. Becca Rausch, State Rep. Jeff Roy, and Franklin Health Director Cathy Liberty .

The link to join the Zoom meeting is: https://zoom.us/j/96287098735
Meeting ID: 962 8709 8735
One tap mobile: +16465588656,,96287098735# US


2020 Beautification Sponsors

If you take a look at the planters on the bridge above the railroad in downtown Franklin, you'll notice these signs. It's our way of thanking these community-minded sponsors for their generous donations to the beautification effort!



Thursday, May 28, 2020

Franklin Business Updates

Supporting Our Businesses During Social Distancing

The implementation of social distancing has drastically affected many businesses, including members of the Franklin Downtown Partnership. We want to help spread the word about these changes to help support our businesses. This list will be updated regularly so customers and clients can view the changes in one place. 

If you own a business and would would like to share your changes, please refer to our recent enewsletters for the link to the spreadsheet or email the FDP to request the link.



Monday, May 18, 2020

Reopening Plan

The Baker-Polito Administration’s comprehensive plan to safely reopen the Massachusetts economy, get people back to work, and ease social restrictions while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19 has been released. Read the plan here


Spring Beautification 2020

On May 15, downtown Franklin sprung to life with colorful plants added to barrels, planters and window boxes. The Franklin Downtown Partnership (FDP) and the Franklin Garden Club organized the planting of pink, blue and white flowers to beautify the community.

“This year we held a Covid-19 appropriate beautification effort in the downtown area,” said lead organizer Eileen Mason. “We had designated families or residents be responsible for certain locations. Everyone wore masks outside their family units and we maintained the appropriate distancing. We only requested adult volunteers this year in order to keep us all safe.”

Roberta Trahan, vice president of the FDP, said this project is especially meaningful during this time of social distancing. 

“The planting of flowers and beautification efforts give us hope that life goes on,” Trahan said. “It is a visual reminder to our community that we will get through this. Seeing the flowers brings some joy and growth into this difficult time in our lives.”

Thank you to the following sponsors provided financial assistance to make the beautification efforts possible: 

PLATINUM-Dean Bank, Fenton Financial Group, Glen Meadow Apartments, and Middlesex Savings Bank
GOLD-D.G. Ranieri Real Estate, Eileen Mason of RE/MAX Executive Realty, Franklin Glass Company, Inc., Kelly’s Landscaping Inc., and The Enclave of Franklin
SILVER-Auerr, Zajac & Associates, Chestnut Dental Associates, Keefe Insurance, Oteri Funeral Home, and Vet Med Pet Supplies
BRONZE-Berry Insurance, Doherty, Dugan, Cannon, Raymond & Weil PC, and Roche & Roche Law Offices

“Thank you to all who helped pull the beautification effort together this year,” Mason said. “Special thanks to Fairmont Farms for the flowers, the Department of Public Works for helping with watering and mulching and to Melanie Hamblen, owner of Franklin Agway, for donating potting soil and distributing it to all of the containers.”

Special thanks to Vicario Studio for providing these photos.




Saturday, May 2, 2020

Friday, May 1, 2020

Legislative Updates Regarding COVID-19

Updates from Sen. Pres. Spilka


MetroWest Resources Webpage

Information on Federal and State Actions (legislation, policy, etc.)

Temporary Unemployment Benefits This is for four or eight weeks, and it is to be utilized if there is the intention to bring the employees back to work. Read an excerpt here.


Updates from Sen. Rausch and State Rep. Roy

Sen. Becca Rausch

State Rep. Jeffrey Roy


Sunday, March 22, 2020

Business Assistance from the Commonwealth

The state is committed to partnering with the business community to navigate the outbreak of COVID-19. See resources and guidance for businesses on the Commonwealth’s website.


Friday, March 20, 2020

Business and Employee Support

The town of Franklin recognizes the impact the COVID-19 restrictions and closures are having on businesses and their employees. The town has compiled a list of resources to guide you through the changing landscape. This document will be updated as new information and updates become available. See the document here.