Thursday, September 8, 2016

In the News: Council consider charter, fire marshal rules propane leak

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

"Citing several concerns - including the hiring process - town councilors explored the possibility of revising the town charter. 
The council invited several members from past charter reviews to discuss their efforts and offer their suggestions about future amendment, if any. 
James Dacey, the chairman of the 1995 review commission, said his group was formed in response to a specific situation: the town council ballooning to 17 members. His commission recommended several changes that were adopted, including a nine-member council with concurrent, two-year terms."

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"State officials determined that a propane leak caused a 2015 explosion that killed two people, though other facts have yet to be determined. 
Nancy and Richard Brown, both 66, perished as the result of the blast, which took place at their condominium at 58 Tuscany Drive on Oct. 10. 
State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey - along with Franklin Fire Chief Gary McCarraher and Police Chief Thomas Lynch - announced the results of their investigation on Wednesday. 
According to a release from the fire marshal's office, the leak came from one of two sources - a gas fireplace or the unit's heating system - and the cause of the ignition is still unknown. As that morning was cool, the release states, the heating system could have turned on - though the possibility that the fireplace was left running has not been ruled out. The unit's gas piping and burner have been set for future testing - that investigation will be undertaken independently by the involved insurance companies."

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