Local News for Franklin, Connecticut
Locally hot and dry conditions fuel brush fire concernsOn Thursday afternoon, a tree toppled onto a string of primary utility wires in Franklin, sparking a 3-acre brush fire in the southern end of town that drew in firefighters from several departments.”The fire, because of the dry conditions, took off and raced uphill threatening a couple of residences,” Fire Marshal Bill Eyberse said. “The READ MORE.
Historically Speaking: FDR’s four freedoms inspired nation during World War IIOn Jan. 6, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his annual address to Congress, articulated his vision for a postwar world founded on four basic human freedoms: of speech, of religion, from want and from fear.Interestingly, the congressional response was only lukewarm. Many newspapers the next day didn’t even mention the theme. One federal administrator READ MORE.
Manchester’s Franklin brothers share a cartoon about George Floyd fearsThree teen brothers from Manchester are sharing their fears about the George Floyd cartoon through a political cartoon. Keyon, Korey and Kahari Franklin have self-published several books and comics, and hope to become professional writers and artists. Read the rest of the article on courant.com READ MORE.
I Spy Franklin!July 1st – August 30th Franklin, the Library Dog, is missing his friends at the library. No one has snuggled with him or read a story for a long time. Franklin liked watching everyone in the house cooking treats for him. He really liked playing hide-and-seek when little friends would hide behind him! Franklin wants READ MORE.
Be a 4H Braniac in JulyLimited space is available for a weekly online activity or BREAK OUT ROOM! Must register by Tuesday of each week to get a kit containing everything you need, then build it online with a 4-H leader. Details on our website. July 1 Blazing Bugs (LED lights) July 15 Neodymium Magnets July 29 Pooter (insect collection) READ MORE.
In Minneapolis, rage over George Floyd extends beyond copsMINNEAPOLIS — To truly understand the rage people in this city felt as they watched a video of George Floyd begging, gasping and slowly succumbing beneath the weight of a police officer’s knee, it’s necessary to step back in time.Seven years before Floyd’s cheek was smashed against the pavement, Terrence “Mookie” Franklin cowered behind a READ MORE.
PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED FY 20-21 MUNICIPAL & BOARD OF ED BUDGETSThe Board of Finance will hold a Public Hearing Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 7:30 p.m., to hear all persons wishing to comm Read the article on franklinct.com READ MORE.
June 30 Teddy Bear outside story hourTuesday, June 30th – 9:30am. Teddy Bear Outside Story Hour with Miss Chris & Butterfly Bear for 4-8 yr olds. Bring a blanket and a bear (or your favorite stuffed friend) to hear a story together. Take home craft available. Sorry, The Teddy Bear Campout will not be held this year. ***** Registration only, limited READ MORE.
White woman fired after calling police on black man who asked her to leash her dogA video of a woman in Central Park calling New York police on a black man who says he asked her to leash her dog has gone viral, and the woman has been fired from her job with Franklin Templeton. The incident occurred Monday in the Ramble, a wooded area of Central Park where dogs are READ MORE.
Project to preserve local history during pandemic
‘Franklin History Room’ initiative is collaborative effort between town’s library, Ashbel Woodward Museum and historical societyFRANKLIN – Christine Schulz misses her patrons.The world-wide pandemic has created a disconnect within communities across America, even in the smallest towns, such as Franklin. And Schulz, who has been the director of the Janet Carlson Calvert Library since its founding in 2007, wants to change those feelings of separation.“I’m hoping to keep Franklin together,” READ MORE.