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FRCOG Newsletter | Spring 2024

Well, we made it through another winter; we hope the coming of spring finds you happy and healthy. In early 2024, we worked to represent the best interests of Franklin County and rural communities throughout the Commonwealth regarding a variety…

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Celebrating Black History Month

During Black History Month, we will learn more about the many contributions Black people have made, and share what we learn here! For Black History Month in 2024, we chose "health" as a broad theme under which to recognize people…

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FRCOG Newsletter | Winter 2024

Happy New Year from all of us at the FRCOG! In the last quarter of 2023, we finalized several municipal plans regarding housing, clean energy, and open space; we also published regional plans to address community health, and moved forward…

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FY25 Town Assessments

FY25 Assessments for each Franklin County Town, as well as all members of the Franklin Emergency Radio System are available. These assessments support the budgets for the General Fund and Fee for Service Program budgets approved by the FRCOG Council…

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Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Though the Commonwealth of MA formally recognizes Columbus Day, many other state governments, and many MA municipalities, now recognize the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Legislation filed by Senator Comerford is currently moving through the legislature to…

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MARPA DLTA/DLTA-A Reporting Form

Below is a sample form for MARPA DLTA and DLTA-A Supplemental reporting. This is designed to test for both user experience with the form and data entry, as well as back-end data export for information sharing with MARPA members. If…

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FRCOG Newsletter | Summer 2023

Happy summer from all of us at the FRCOG! We had a busy transition from spring into summer that includes results from long-standing advocacy efforts, the attainment of new funding coming in to the benefit of the region, and forward…

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Tobacco/Cannabis

Tobacco Updates - with experts from the MHOA and the PVTC district This training was co-sponsored by FRCOG and WMPHA, and was presented on September 13, 2023. It was not an official training of the MA DPH OLRH, or the…

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