Thursday, June 11, 2015

In the News: Strawberry Stroll, lawsuit filed

The Strawberry Stroll kicks off downtown this afternoon, with volunteers outside Dean Bank on Main Street expected to dish out more than 700 whipped-cream-topped shortcakes. 
The Franklin Downtown Partnership’s annual event runs from 4 to 7 p.m., rain or shine, and includes 25 local businesses that have planned strawberry or spring-themed specials, including food, giveaways and activities for children. 
“The Strawberry Stroll was the first event the Downtown Partnership organized to bring the community together in the heart of downtown,” said organizer Nicole Fortier. “In the past 13 years the event has grown, but our mission has stayed the same: to give people a fun way to meet up with friends, discover new downtown businesses and create more engagement.”
Continue reading the article in the Milford Daily News here

For a map of the events at the Strawberry Stroll check here

A local family has filed a civil lawsuit in federal court against the town, police chief and five officers, alleging acts of misconduct and civil rights violations that stem from a violent confrontation in February 2012. 
The plaintiffs, Jeffrey and Amy DeLucia, accuse officers of making false allegations against them in a police report of a Feb. 5 traffic stop on Church Street to cover up misconduct and intimidate the pair so they would not write a complaint, according to the 35-page lawsuit, originally filed in Norfolk Superior Court, but moved to U.S. District Court in March. 
During the traffic stop, Franklin police officer Paul Guarino allegedly struck Jeffrey DeLucia in the face with a metal flashlight “without justification,” giving DeLucia a concussion and an orbital bone fracture, the lawsuit said. The lawsuit also alleged that Guarino fractured DeLucia’s hand after stomping on it.
Continue reading the article in the Milford Daily News here

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