Tuesday, February 20, 2018

In the News: Franklin family tries to recover; Cultural Council looking for artists; new attempt to eliminate home heating assistance

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

"When Franklin resident Joseph Cooper took a break from watching TV to grab a late-night snack on Saturday, Feb. 3, he returned to the basement of his home on Warwick Road to hear a popping sound coming from the connected garage. 
“It’s happened before where a squirrel would get into the garage and knock everything over,” he said. “But when I opened the door there was already a good fire going inside.” 
He said the smoke detectors were going off in the garage, but because the door was steel and the alarms weren’t connected to the rest of the house, he couldn’t hear them. 
“I tried to fight it a little bit, screaming to my daughters to get shoes and coats and get out,” he said."
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"The Franklin Cultural Council has announced a call for artists for their Art in Motion Juried Exhibition and Live Art Event slated for 2-4 p.m. April 28 at Franklin Public Library, 118 Main St. 
The juried exhibition will showcase paintings and drawings of figures in motion.
The prospectus for the exhibition can be found at http://bit.ly/ArtinMotion_prospectus.
Online applications are due by March 1, and can be found at http://bit.ly/artist_entry. There is no fee to enter the ArtWeek exhibition."
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Additional info on the call for artists and performers for ArtWeek

Art in Motion Juried Exhibition and Live Art Event
Art in Motion Juried Exhibition and Live Art Event

"The Trump administration is once again calling for the complete elimination of a heating assistance program that helps to keep the homes of low-income families warm. And once again, program supporters are vowing to fight it. 
The administration is using the same arguments from a year ago when it tried to abolish the program, saying it’s rife with fraud and that no one would be left freezing if the program goes away. 
“These arguments are very misleading and wrong,” said Mark Wolfe, director of the National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association in Washington, D.C. 
The program, known as LIHEAP — Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program — helps families pay their heating bills primarily in the form of a grant that’s sent directly to utility companies or heating fuel vendors."

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