Sunday, July 26, 2009

In the News - Patricia Ridge, beating the increase, better health

1 - There is an article about Patricia Ridge, one of the custodians at the Kennedy School who was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer:
"She was an integral part of the Kennedy school community, and her sickness is sad and unfortunate," said Franklin Superintendent Maureen Sabolinski. "She's beloved by both the kids and the school."
Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here

2 - There is an article about local efforts to generate business in advance of the tax increase effective Aug 1.
At Planet Chrysler Jeep on Rte. 140 in Franklin, July has been a "very busy" month, given the government program and rush to beat the tax increase, said salesman Mike Shruhan.
United Regional Chamber of Commerce President Jack Lank is also quoted in the full article in the Milford Daily News here

3 - While dodgeball is not the answer to better health, running might be.
Cohen's foundation has been battling the issue for five years, with an earlier series of eye-catching billboards and continued grants. In Franklin, the Hockomock Area YMCA is using foundation money to develop a response that involves the whole community, not just its schools.
Oddly, they don't discuss running as an option. I guess that is too much of a stretch. Better to get someone walking regularly first. Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here.

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