The several parts of our local government each have their own powers and responsibilities. The Board of Education teaches our children. The Fire Department and EMS aid us in emergencies. The Highway Supervisor maintains and improves the roads. The Town Justice judges the accused. The Town Clerk keeps records, collects taxes, and issues licenses.
By Joan Cronauer Sixty years ago, a group of wise and caring men in the town of Franklin realized there was a need for emergency care in the community. The Franklin Emergency Squad was organized by charter members John Burgin, Richard Johnson, Kenneth Simmons, Edward Slawson, Walter Stilson, Hubert Worden, and twin brother high school […]
By Bob Miller Chemical and oil companies, and businesses that genetically modify food claim they have the only solution to reversing the growing problems of world hunger. We at Enviro Energy think there is a better way, by bringing back the use of carbon (biochar) to the soil. I would like to tell you about […]
Franklin residents may have not imagined that a finished Constitution pipeline would be much of a problem – unless they are landowners along the route. It would be just a hundred foot wide clear-cut stretching ten miles across Franklin from Route 357 west of the East Sidney Dam to Route 28 up on Franklin Mountain.
By Mike Bernhard Recently, fracking promoters in Afton circulated a reprint of a press release in the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin. The headline, “Marcellus fee nets $22M for Pa. Counties,” intended to suggest that gas revenues flowing to local government would reduce the tax burden of homeowners here in Afton and/or provide funds for services […]
By Andy Bobrow It is hard to say whether the ability to see into the future might be a gift or a curse. I, for one, am not so sure I would want to know with any certainty what I will be facing – or when. Yet, it is essential that, individually and collectively, we […]