Monday, April 11, 2016

In the News: solar and hazardous notice bylaw, Dean dancer to Kennedy Center

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin

The Town Council is considering a bylaw that would require some property owners with solar cells on their roofs to alert firefighters and police officers to their presence. 
The council approved a first reading of the bylaw change at its meeting last week. A second reading (and subsequent enactment) will take place at a future meeting. 
Franklin Fire Department Chief Gary McCarraher spoke in favor of the amendment at that meeting. 
Franklin Fire Dept
Franklin Fire Dept
"The presence of solar photovoltaic panels on roofs create electrocution hazards," he said. "On pitched roofs, we can see and avoid them. On flat roofs, we can't."

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Dean College dance major Alyssa Davis was selected to perform her choreography at the 2016 National College Dance Festival taking place June 8-11 at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. 
Davis earned the honor while in attendance at the 2016 American College Dance Association’s New England Conference held Feb. 11-14. Several dance majors from Dean attended and performed at the annual conference, a dance exchange that shares, supports and affirms the quality of dance education in academia and offers professional master classes, presentations, student and faculty interactions, concerts and feedback sessions.

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