Thursday, March 29, 2012

2012 Economic Development Summit Invitation

Please RSVP by April 1 to Bryan Taberner, Director of Planning & Community Development at 508-520-4907 or Franklin, MA: 2012 Economic Development Summit Invitation

Franklin Matters: The Cake Bar will be moving to Downtown Franklin

This article appeared originally on Franklin Matters on Monday, May 26, courtesy of Steve Sherlock.

Franklin Matters: The Cake Bar will be moving to Downtown Franklin: Hey, that sign looks new? It is. It took the place of the sign for the former Cafe Dolce. The Cake Bar is currently located on Union...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

FHS Vote next Tuesday

Dear Franklin Downtown Partnership Member,

As many of you are aware, on March 27th Franklin voters have a chance to support construction on a fully furnished and equipped 21stcentury high school and auditorium for our community.  A town-wide vote will ask residents to pass a debt exclusion to fund $47 million of a project costing a total of $104.5 million. The balance being paid for by state reimbursement.

We at the Franklin Downtown Partnership do not feel that as an entity we should publicly support any initiative without 100% agreement of all our members.  However, we do feel it is important to mention that there is strong support on the Partnership for this initiative.  Here are the reasons why:

Why a Yes Vote?
·         A now or never chance for state reimbursement of 59.52% on this project
·         The new high school will remove Franklin High from accreditation warning status and meet all future needs
·         Taxpayers will have to pay 100% for repairs to the current high school should the debt exclusion not pass
·         Failure to pass this exclusion can severely threaten our future property values and tax base

In addition, many of us feel that this project can be a strong growth vehicle as we try to improve our town and a “Yes” vote will have direct and indirect benefits on increasing business for Franklin both now and in the future. 

For those looking for more information on this initiative, please visit or  

Please remember to vote on Tuesday and remind your neighbors to make
their voice heard.

Friday, March 16, 2012

FDP Dinner and Theater


Enjoy Dinner Theatre in Franklin for $20 - $23 
depending on your menu choices
March 28th
Dinner at Rome Restaurant at 5:00
Theatre at Dean College at 6:30
Menu choices at Rome Restaurant
Grilled Chicken Salad               $13.
Eggplant Parmesan with Ziti             $10.
Rome Steak Sandwich w/ French fries      $12   
Includes soft drinks, coffee
Tax & gratuity included
Theatre tickets $10 each
From Cindy Kozil
RSVP by 3/21 or 508-541-1551

Send payment for dinner to Jane Curran
Jane's Frames
11 East Central Street

Friday, March 9, 2012

Networking Opportunity

Please join us for an 
FDP Networking Luncheon
TODAY --  Friday, March 9
1:00 p.m.
Dean College Dining Hall
Campus Center
$5.75 all you can eat!

For more information contact Joel Carrara at