By Robert Lamb We are what we experience throughout our lives. Reading has inspired me to do the things I have done and to live a lifestyle outside of mainstream society. Much of my early inspiration came from the National Geographic magazine. Unlike many young boys, I devoured stories about the wilderness for the content, […]
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By the end of 2019, most of the Town of Franklin should finally have high-speed internet service delivered via fiber optic cable strung to your door. This is financed, in part, by a grant from Broadband New York to the Delaware County Broadband Initiative (DCBI), a partnership of Delhi Telephone Company, Margaretville Telephone Cooperative, and […]
By Christina Milliman Documenting Delaware and Otsego County Farmers, Thirty Years Later In 2015, The Farmers’ Museum acquired all of the negatives and photographs by Charles Winters taken for his book with Jean Simonelli, TOO WET TO PLOW. The book documents the story of farmers’ lives through a compilation of stories and Charlie’s memorable photo-documentation. […]
Download a PDF copy of the New Franklin Register Issue #32 (9 MB) by clicking on the image. See the index of this issue, and links to all previous issues, on the index page. Issue #32, Vol. XI No. 2, Summer 2017
By Brian Brock The New Franklin Register has been chronicling the sale of real property in Franklin for almost a decade, totaling over 350 sales. We have compiled all these by year and posted them on the Franklin Local website. This database allows us to look back at the recent history of real estate in […]
By Brian Brock Would you like to know how the town board spent your property taxes last year? You should be able to. Under New York Town Law, each town is required to file an annual financial report. This Annual Update Document (AUD) should be available from the Town Clerk, Dawn Ritz, or the Office […]
By Christina Milliman Arthur Austin was a professional, and likely self-taught, photographer of the early 20th Century who documented the people, scenery, homes, businesses, public buildings, street scenes and agricultural aspects of daily life in and around Franklin between circa 1900 and 1930. Not a lot is known about this man or his family. It […]
Download a PDF copy of the New Franklin Register Issue #31 (8.9 MB) by clicking on the image. See the index of this issue, and links to all previous issues, on the index page. Issue #31, Vol. XI No. 1, Spring 2017
New York State Real Property Tax Law [RPTL] Section 487, adopted in 1977, provides a 15-year real property taxation exemption for solar, wind, and farm waste energy systems. The Franklin Town Board has passed Local Law 2-2016, opting out of Section 487.
Entering Franklin Durable Goods, the antiques shop on Main Street, is a bit like walking into a sea of enticing objects, as waves of alluring – if sometimes odd – items wash over you, drawing you deeper into this unique emporium.