By Tom Martone Members of the Delaware County Electric Cooperative (DCEC) interested in local green energy were in for a bit of a surprise when the cooperative announced in its Jan/Feb 2014 newsletter (PDF) that it was abandoning its long standing net-metering based agreement with its own members who had installed grid-tied member-owned distributed generation, such […]
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By Betsy Babcock What’s going on up the hill? Rest assured it’s not condos or a wild game park (those were actual rumors floating about). If you look up the hill from the village of Franklin, you’ll see a new barn with a dark green roof. If you drive up Franklin Heights Road, you’ll see […]
By Tom Briggs Last February, I was approached by my neighbor and Village Trustee, Paul DeAndrea to see if I would consider running for Mayor of Franklin. John Campbell had served six years with distinction in this position and after taking on many pressing village issues, including a major public works project, was not interested […]
The regular monthly meeting of the Franklin Town Board was held at the Treadwell Fire Station and was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Supervisor Jeff Taggart. Present were Don Smith, David Grant, Lisa Huyck arriving at 8:00 p.m., Supervisor Jeff Taggart, Highway Superintendent Mark Laing and Paul Warner. Also present were Jim Lynch, William Degenhardt, Elwood Weerheim, Dwight Bruno, Patricia Tyrell, William Young, Brian Brock, Ken Walter, Ellen Sokolow, Mike Wallace, Jamie Archibald, Cheryl Petersen and reporter Caitlyn Ogden. Absent was Garret Sitts.
Franklin Local Meeting • May 15, 2014 • Barlow’s General Store, Treadwell Present: Brian Brock, Vicki Davis, Carol Marner, Gene Marner, Marjorie Kellogg, Tony Breuer, Jane Carr, Trish Tyrell, Ellen Curtis. Quorum established. Secretary Report: Meeting minutes of April meeting were distributed and reviewed. Correction: Add Trish Tyrell as present during the meeting, under “NFR” change to […]
The regular monthly meeting of the Franklin Town Board was called to order by Supervisor Jeff Taggart. Present were Garret Sitts, David Grant, Don Smith, Lisa Huyck, Supervisor Jeff Taggart, Highway Superintendent Mark Laing and Paul Warner. Also present were Don Hebbard, Tom Collier, Ken Walter, William Young, Brian Brock, Elwood Weerheim, Linda Bevilacqua, Pete Bevilacqua, Mike Wallace, Jamie Archibald, Marleen Ostrander, Mike Hyzer, Mike German and Bill Mirabito.
Each year the Franklin Farmers’ Market invites a local artist to create a poster. Contact us if you’d like to buy a poster. Purchase posters or 4″x 6″ postcards at the Farmers’ Market on Sundays, Memorial Day through Columbus day.
By Felix Marner Bridel Franklin, NY (Open Form Poem) The frost of winter spreads its wings And echoes over a thousand lands The rain’s dark brother, life of cold Shadow of a thousand springs A hunter, the usher of death Deadens earth with silence Its frosty daggers smite the alive And claim a thousand hearts […]
By Andy Bobrow Here in Franklin and in the surrounding counties, contentious issues are being debated, and the outcome of these debates will have a profound impact on the quality of life in our communities for decades to come. Whether or not to permit gas production by hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale is one […]
by Alexis Green New York will never produce as much shale gas as Pennsylvania. That’s the consensus of four retired experts: a geologist, an engineer, an oil executive and an oil investor. They spoke on January 16 at the New York Society for Ethical Culture in Manhattan. Their topic: “New York Shale Gas Potential: How […]