Friday, March 18, 2016

In the News: blood drives scheduled, Millis approaching decision on water

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin

"The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. 
The next opportunities to donate will be from 2 to 7 p.m. April 7 at the Franklin Elks, 1077 Pond St.; and from 2 to 7 p.m. April 11 at the Franklin Country Club, 672 E. Central St. 
Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions. Donors of all blood types are needed this spring. 
To make an appointment to give blood, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor app, visit or call 800-733-2767."

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"A town committee is expected to make a recommendation to the Board of Selectmen later this month on whether the town should sell water to Exelon for the company’s proposed Medway expansion. 
On Monday, the Drinking Water Committee, which has met on the issue several times, will be reviewing the final report from Kleinfelder – the engineering firm hired by Millis and paid for by Exelon – on the feasibility of the sale. 
According to the report, the sale is possible, as the town’s water supply “appears to be adequate” to meet projected water demand, including from Exelon and other developments."

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