From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Parents, school committee members and other school officials discussed the district’s proposed dress code policy at length Saturday morning in an attempt to find some even ground throughout the district.
The draft code provides broad guidelines on what not to wear to school and lists four bullet points: anything that defames or demeans any individual or group; promotes the use of alcohol, drugs or tobacco products; references sexually provocative or explicit content and causes disorder or disruption in the school.
The code, once approved, will apply to the entire district. Each of the 11 schools, however, will be responsible for writing a dress code in the student handbook that nails down specifics.
There will not, however, be any number lengths included, much to the pleasure of three mothers in attendance."Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
|draft copy of policy up for discussion Saturday|
"The results may not be in for this election, but municipalities across MetroWest are already seeing a win for early voting in Massachusetts.
This is the first year Massachusetts voters can go to the polls on a day more convenient than Election Day. Despite the extra work for clerks across the state, early voting will most likely cut down on the poll lines on Nov. 8.
“It’s a little overwhelming, not just for this municipality but for all, because it is an unfunded mandate for this particular election,” said Marlborough City Clerk Lisa M. Thomas. “But we have had quite a few people come in, they love the convenience to cast their ballot as opposed to going to the polls. The ultimate goal is to have less people at the polls so there is more fluidity when folks go to the polls on Election Day.”
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Per Franklin Town Clerk, Teresa Burr, there were 2767 votes in Franklin recorded in the first five days, Saturday morning was also busy but no totals are available at this time.
|sign at the Franklin Municipal building on Saturday|