Tuesday, August 9, 2016

In the News: farms feeling drought, Post 75 Junior League

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"On Hoffmann Farm in Franklin, even the weeds look thirsty. 
The farm, about 20 acres, completely lost its usual crop of zucchini, summer squash and cucumbers this summer while scrambling to keep the tomatoes and corn alive. 
"They pretty much burnt up and died," owner Nick Hoffmann said. 
The crops that survived are only producing about half the usual yield. What does grow lacks quality."

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photo from a ride around Franklin in 2014
photo from a ride around Franklin in 2014

"What a ride it was for the Franklin Post 75 Junior American Legion team this season. 
Post 75 dominated in its first two games of the Northeast Regional, earning a berth in the championship game against Methuen Sunday, the same team it lost to in the state title game last month. 
Despite losing 8-0 Sunday, a look back at Franklin's season reveals some noteworthy accomplishments. 
In the 20-game regular season, Post 75 went 16-4 and became the District 6 West Division regular season champions. From there, Franklin went 4-2 in the district playoffs, 4-2 in the state playoffs, and then 2-1 during regional play. Three of Franklin’s postseason losses were to Methuen."

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