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His Business is Booming, with Much Thanks to Franklin Public Library

Making use of his local library wasn’t a hard sell for Franklin resident Mikael Pyrtel. The entrepreneur’s mother is a retired librarian.
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Generous Community Rises to the Challenge to “Stuff the Bus”

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...

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Gilly’s House to Open March 1

Steven “Gilly” Gillmeister lost his battle with addiction on October 24, 2016 at the age of 25.
For David and Barbara Gillmeister, the pain...

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Franklin Creates Franklin Cultural District Committee

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...

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Sports

Kessler Is Franklin’s Gift To KP’s Baseball Program

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 Athol High School, has coached...

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Franklin Sophomore Ali Brigham Attracting Attention for Basketball Prowess

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 a name for herself.
“The...

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Cropper to Lead Dean College’s Field Hockey Program

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.
“Building a new program will be...

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