Thursday, June 8, 2017

In the News: tasting room bylaw advances; Tri-County graduation

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

"The Town Council gave preliminary approval Wednesday night to bylaw changes that would allow tasting rooms at local microbreweries. 
The council voted favorably on the first reading of two bylaw amendments at the meeting. It will have to vote on the amendments again, at a future meeting, before they take affect. 
Deputy Town Administrator Jamie Hellen spoke to the council about the purpose of the legislation, saying it would allow microbreweries and local wineries to have rooms where their products may be sampled. 
“It would be allowed in all commercial districts, and prohibited in all residential districts,” he said."

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"Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School handed out 231 diplomas to the Class of 2017 during its 38th graduation ceremony on Sunday. 
Joining Superintendent-Director Stephen Dockray on stage were School Committee Chairman Steven Trask of Franklin, School Committee member Janice Young of Walpole, principal Michael Procaccini, vocational director Jean George, Valedictorian Samantha Frey of Medway, Salutatorian Kathleen Loonie of North Attleborough, and Class President Zachary Currier of North Attleborough. 
Frey advised her classmates that, while there will be bumps in the road of their lives, as long as they give their best efforts, they will not fail. 
“Through your hard work, you have learned and you have grown through experience,” Frey said. “In order to continue our personal growth, we need to leave old habits behind. As we progress into our futures, we need to act more like adults and be more mature ... leaving behind poor habits allows us to cross the threshold into adulthood.”
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