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In Conjunction with Black History Month Republican Town Committee Again Offers Brooke Scholarship

For the third year running, the Franklin Republican Town Committee (RTC), the official organization of registered Republicans in the Town of Franklin, has announced $1,000 Brooke Scholarship to a graduating senior at Franklin High School last year. The only requirement is that students applying must demonstrate an understanding of Senator Brooke's legacy and its relevance today. Political affiliation or views of the recipient are not considered. Applicants are required to submit a brief essay on Brooke.

Republican Senator Edward W. Brooke, the first black ever elected to the US Senate, represented Massachusetts from 1967 to 1979. He was also a decorated veteran of World War II and served Massachusetts as Attorney General – the first black to hold that position in any state in the US.

Knights of Columbus Scholarship Offered

The Knights of Columbus 1847 St Mary Parish Franklin is accepting applications for The Robert Simmler PGK, Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council Scholarships. They are offering two scholarships, one in the sum of $3000 and the second $1000 scholarship. The applicants must be a registered member of St Mary’s Parish in Franklin, and must be graduating from High School in Spring 2024 and progressing onto their first year of study at a 2 or 4 year college/university. All interested applicants please submit a completed scholarship application postmarked on or before the application deadline of March 28, 2024.

The application form is available from the banner on the St Mary parish website or on the Knights of Columbus website . Please fill in ALL information accurately and clearly, and then submit the completed application to Knights of Columbus, Sacred Heart Council 1847, St Mary’s Parish c/o Michael Swan 38 Madison Ave.

Franklin MA 02038. The scholarship recipients will receive payment upon completion of their 1st semester of studies and upon proof of enrollment in the 2nd semester. If more information is needed, please contact Mike Swan: 508-404-4792

Tabulators (“voting machines”) Tested by Town Clerk

In preparation for the March 5 Presidential Primary, the Town Clerk and assistants tested each of the tabulators that will be used to count votes in the upcoming primary. The tests were conducted on Wednesday and were open to the public.

Int’l Women’s Day Event Scheduled


Early Voting Continues, Presidential Primary Next week


Franklin High School Gymnasium,

218 Oak St

  • February 26 (Monday) 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • February 27 (Tuesday) 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • February 28 (Wed.) 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • February 29 (Thursday) 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • March 1 (Friday) 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Early Voting also held in the Town Clerk’s Office During normal business hours Mon., Tues., Thurs. 8AM to 4PM Wednesday 8AM to 6PM and Fri 8AM to 1PM P

MARCH 5TH 6:00AM TO 8:00PM

Escape Into Fiction Hosts FHS Artists

The Franklin High School Art Student Exhibit is coming to the Escape into Fiction bookstore in the Franklin Art Association gallery, 12 Main Street, Franklin, MA. Art will be on display from February 17th through March 16, 2024. Save the date, and spread the word with the show flyer!

Join the Artsy Box Project --Deadline Reportedly Extended to Wednesday

Franklin Cultural District is inviting artists to participate in the 2024 Artsy Box Project. Franklin is a vibrant supportive town with lots of historical value. We want to highlight some of its beauty by sharing your interpretation of nature andcommunity.

Artists of all backgrounds, established or emerging are welcome to submit. We want to see your best uplifting works of color to fit the locations they will be featured in. Selected artists would receive a stipend between $250-$750 depending on location to cover supplies and labor. Artwork and assignments will be evaluated by the FCD committee and Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) for the Town of Franklin.


1. (B2)Union St (Town )Common

2.(B3)Town Common

3.(M) E.Central St near Chestnut St

4.(K) W.Central (near lot)

5. (F) W. Central (near West St)

6. (I) Main St (lot across library)

More info here.

She Loves Me at Dean

An intimate and touching show perfect for the Dean College Main Stage! SHE LOVES ME was nominated for five Tony Awards in 1964. The 1993 Broadway revival won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical and the 1994 Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, SHE LOVES ME is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old-world elegance. The Mikos Lazlos play Parfuemerie, on which it is based, has inspired many adaptations, including the beloved film You've Got Mail starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.

CLICK HERE for Tickets and More Information

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