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Jan 2018
Kessler Is Franklin’s Gift To KP’s Baseball Program
January.15.2018

Greg Kessler is the new baseball coach at King Philip, and his addition to the Warriors’ athletic staff is a gift from neighboring rival Franklin High.
The 29-year-old Kessler, who was a captain and an all-star in football and baseball at...

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Jan 2018
By Christopher Tremblay Staff Sports Writer
January.15.2018

Having a father who stands 6’ 8” tall and played basketball on the collegiate level, it was inevitable that the blood line who eventually take its toll on Franklin’s Ali Brigham. The now 6’ 3” center is in her sophomore year and has already made...

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Jan 2018
By J.D. O’Gara
January.15.2018

Making use of his local library wasn’t a hard sell for Franklin resident Mikael Pyrtel. The entrepreneur’s mother is a retired librarian.
“Originally, I came to the Franklin Public Library for the history,” says Pyrtel, originally of...

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Jan 2018
By: Marjorie Turner Hollman
January.15.2018

It all started with an idea. Ray Auger, My FM’s Mr. Everything, and host of the Morning Show on Myfm101.3 &WMRC 1490AM radio, told Tom McAuliffe, owner and manager of the stations, that he wanted to do a special promotion. The idea? Have a...

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Jan 2018
By Grace Allen
January.15.2018

Steven “Gilly” Gillmeister lost his battle with addiction on October 24, 2016 at the age of 25.
For David and Barbara Gillmeister, the pain of losing their son to a drug overdose will never go away. Seeking a way to honor his memory, the...

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Jan 2018
January.15.2018

In the final step in the town of Franklin’s application to be designated a Cultural District by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, members of the Franklin Cultural District Committee have been named. They include:
Christopher Brady
...

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Jan 2018
By J.D. O’Gara
January.15.2018

They will rebuild.
That’s the consensus among the Wheaton student artists who collaborated on one of three sculptures to be installed in the Franklin Sculpture Park, according to their teacher.
The art installation seemed like a great...

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Jan 2018
By J.D. O’Gara
January.15.2018

Got a fun idea for an arts event in Franklin? Now’s your opportunity to apply for an ArtWeek grant!
The Franklin Cultural Council (FCC) announced today that it has been named a collaborator for the upcoming ArtWeek festival happening April...

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Dec 2017
KEN HAMWEY, Staff Sports Writer
December.04.2017

Field hockey, which has been dormant at Dean College for 25 years, will return as a varsity sports next fall and the coaching reins have been handed to Lisa Cropper, who served as Franklin High’s varsity coach for the last eight years.
“...

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Dec 2017
Christopher Tremblay
December.04.2017

Basketball seemed to be in Tori Maynard’s blood right from the beginning. As a second grade, Tori would tag along with her older brother to his games as her father coached. It was here that the youngster found that basketball seemed like a fun...

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