Thursday, July 30, 2015

In the News: Pond St developers, election papers available Aug 3

"This is probably the most important and most influential commercial site the town of Franklin has," said Judith Pond Pfeffer 
Richard McCarthy, an engineer with Kearsarge’s partner on the project, Innovative Engineering Solutions Inc., reasoned that solar projects do not cause the same headaches as large commercial ones. 
“The people of Franklin need to say, ‘OK, we’re going to get $125,000 a year, but what do we then get? Do we get more traffic? No. Do we get more kids in the schools? No. Do we get more lights? No. Do we get more signs? No,’” McCarthy said. “You get a very passive neighbor that basically sits there and doesn’t do much of anything to anybody.”
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Residents interested in running in the November town election will be able to take out nomination papers starting next week. 
Papers for the Nov. 3 election will be available from Monday, Aug. 3, to Monday, Sept. 14, from Town Clerk Deborah Pellegri, whose office is located on the first floor of the Franklin Municipal Building, 355 East Central St. 
Residents will need to return signed papers by Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 4 p.m. 
All nine seats on the Town Council are up for election, as well as seven seats on the School Committee. 
Voters will choose a new town clerk, as Pellegri is retiring from the four-year paid position. At least two people have already shown interest in running: Assistant town clerk Teresa Burr is considering pulling nomination papers; Diane Padula-O'Neill in late March said she would pursue the seat. 
The ballot also includes seats on the Board of Assessors, Board of Health and Planning Board.
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