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Students at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School once again scored above the state average on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) test.

According to the results released Friday, 94% of Tri-County tenth graders scored a proficient or higher on the test. That can be compared to the statewide average of 90%.

Tri-County was once again named a Level 1 school on the state’s 5-point accountability system, which means the school meets gap-narrowing goals.

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Laura Auerbach Does the Job, Despite Her Unassuming Stature

Approximately 10 year ago as a second grader, a young Laura Auerbach made a decision to follow in her older sister’s footsteps and give soccer a try. Now as a Tri-County senior, she is leading her fellow Cougars into battle on the field.

“I had some friends who were going to join the Franklin Youth Soccer program,” Auerbach said. “But it wasn’t until my sister was going to join that I decided to tag along, and now, 10 years later, I am still participating.”

Dean College Adopts MassTransfer Block Policy

Dean College, a private, residential college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, has recently partnered with the Massachusetts Community Colleges system in recognizing the MassTransfer Block for full transfer upon acceptance to Dean College. Similar to the agreement already in existence among the public higher education institutions in MA, students from all 15 community colleges who successfully complete 34 credits of general education with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 will meet the general education core requirements for the Dean College curriculum. 

Tri-County Grows Produce for Franklin, Medway Food Pantries

Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School’s garden is in full bloom and the school has already harvested enough produce to donate to two food pantries this year.

In the past, the school has donated all of its bounty to Franklin Food Pantry, which hosts a farmer’s market for its clients once a week in the summer. With the addition of an 8’x20’ greenhouse, as well as 15 more Earthboxes and three 15’x4’ raised beds, Tri-County has also been able to donate to Medway Food Pantry.

Neely Aims To Maintain Hoop Success At Franklin High

C.J. Neely is eager to maintain Franklin High’s lofty reputation as a basketball power.
The 33-year-old Neely, who starred in basketball at Oliver Ames and later at Bates College, was Foxboro High’s varsity boys coach for the last seven years. He was hired last month to replace Dean O’Conner, who was released after leading the Panthers to 14 tournament berths in 15 seasons. Neely was a Hockomock League all-star at Oliver Ames and he finished his career at Bates as a captain who scored 1,034 career points.

Franklin Sees Solar in Its Future Good Turnout Suggests Tiered Solar Installation Program Could Be a Success

Members of the town of Franklin are showing that they’re up for the Franklin Solar Challenge. Town planners and volunteers are working together to try to bring a tiered, lower-cost solar program to Franklin, as has been done in some neighboring towns such as Medway, which, through its low-cost program saw 39 installations in the town, amounting 488.6 kW, producing 556 megawatt hours of electricity on an annual basis.

FPAC Opens The Black Box Theatre Kicks Off 24th Season with Grand Opening

This month, the Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) debuts a transformative new performance and event venue, raising the curtain on THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin. FPAC kicks off the company’s premiere season in its new home with a grand-opening weekend September 20-22 to introduce the theater and event space to the community. Anchoring a series of signature events, FPAC’s annual Gala on Saturday, September 20 features a special, one-night-only performance by TONY® Award winner Beth Leavel and Broadway star Alexander Gemignani.

Franklin Housing Trust Holds Lottery for First Affordable House Purchased

More Properties Being Considered for Purchase, RFP Ends August 22

On July 26, the Franklin Housing Trust held a lottery for the first home it purchased for resale to a first time buyer. The home, on Landry Street, was purchased for over $253K and sold for $160K. According to the Housing Trust, the house will have an affordable rider on it and will always stay affordable, but there is a chance for the buyer to eventually make some money.

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