Tuesday, March 15, 2016

In the News: Aubuchon to relocate, electronic recycling, middle school presentations, bylaw changes

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin

"The Aubuchon Hardware Company will close existing hardware and paint stores in Franklin and open a new store in the Horace Mann Plaza. 
“This consolidation effort will bring all employees from the two stores under one roof to provide the community with exceptional service for all of their hardware, paint and lawn and garden needs,” said Kenneth Moore, vice president of inventory management and store development."

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"The Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School, 201 Main St., will host an electronic recycling event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 19 to benefit the eighth grade’s upcoming trip. 
The recycling fees are as follows: $20-$30 televisions; $5-$10 towers and laptops; $10 monitors and large appliances; and $5 printers, fax machines, copiers, cell phones and landline telephones, kitchen electronics, gaming systems and VCR/DVD/CD players."

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"The Franklin School Committee heard presentations from two of the district's middle schools about new science and technology initiatives. 
Principals, teachers and students from the Annie Sullivan and Remington middle schools spoke at last week's meeting about ways to encourage student involvement in those topics. 
Annie Sullivan teachers Mike Procacini and Julie Viveiros discussed developing scientific literacy in eighth-grade students. Their students had been given a writing assignment about the nervous system - the brain in particular. Procacini said the intent was to have students incorporate literacy, data collection and the study of textural evidence in one project."

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"The Town Council last week advanced two bylaws: one that would assess a penalty on those who do not allow the installation of new water meters at their houses and another that would prohibit parking in town lots during snow emergencies.
The council approved the first reading of both the proposed bylaws. A final vote on the matters will come at a future meeting. 
Department of Public Works Director Robert "Brutus" Cantoreggi spoke about both proposals. He said the first would impose a $25-a-day penalty on homeowners who do not let town workers install new water meters in their houses."

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