Wednesday, November 27, 2013

In the News: PanMass riders, house fire, Ben and the turkey

Local cyclists raise more than $500K for Jimmy Fund at Pan-Mass Challenge
Of the record-setting $39 million raised for cancer research by cyclists of the 2013 Pan-Mass Challenge, 86 Bellingham, Franklin, Medway, Mendon, Milford and Upton residents raised nearly $552,700.

Child's toy causes fire in Franklin, displaces seven

A woman was taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation after fire broke out Tuesday afternoon in a single-family home on Marks Way with the woman's three children inside.

Johnston: Mr. Franklin and the Turkey

O Rare Ben Franklin! A turkey already? A turkey for a National Bird! Yes, that's right. The great Ben Franklin lauded the turkey as a noble bird while he considered the eagle as a sneaky and morally depraved specimen of bird kind. How could Ben, a man of the world, ever have entertained such a thought that the turkey and not the eagle be our national symbol?

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