[Editor’s note: the Candidate Forum occurred on October 19th, 2015. View video of the event below]. A Franklin forum for five candidates to town government will be hosted by Franklin Local. This forum will be held Monday the 19th at The Ouleout Valley Post # 1689 American Legion, 327 Main Street, Village of Franklin. Five offices […]
With all the coverage of national candidates, you might think that we will be voting for President of the United States this November. However 2015 is an off-year election with only local races for towns and counties. Last year’s atypical local elections were required by the resignation of two councilmen. This year most of the […]
by Bill Gruber One of the problems with living in a rural area is getting accurate weather information. The nearest official weather stations are Binghamton and Monticello, which doesn’t do much for us on top of a hill in Delaware County. So we decided to investigate the possibility of our own weather station. The simplest […]
By Patricia Tyrell With interest in sustainable and responsible food production on the increase, organic and locally¹ grown food is in growing demand. This can easily be seen at larger franchise supermarkets, where entire aisles, sections, and displays are now dedicated to such products, as well as in the continued demand for farmers’ markets and […]
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 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 […]
“I would never think that I’d hitch up with Sadiq up here. But when you said Archie Taylor was up here, I couldn’t believe my ears. I didn’t know anything about up here.” The speaker was Charles Eubanks, a new resident in the village of Franklin and a distinguished, semi-retired jazz pianist. He was talking to […]