Tuesday, September 8, 2015

In the News: EDC meeting, Ride for Leanne

The Franklin Economic Development Committee meets this week to discuss, among other things, the use of a town-owned parcel on Pond Street. 
The committee has on its Wednesday meeting agenda a discussion on proposals received for the 33-acre property, which abuts Interstate 495. 
Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting said the land had once been used by the town, but not since 1978.


When the revived Ride for Leanne Motorcycle Ride is held Saturday, it will be nearly 10 years to the day since the event's namesake passed away. 
“We miss her every day, no matter what,” said Randy Schmall of his daughter Leanne, who died Sept. 14, 2005, of complications stemming from a Stage Four melanoma diagnosis. She was 16 years old. 
The ride will rekindle what was an annual event. For the first five years after Leanne’s passing, her family put on the ride and used it to fund a scholarship for Franklin High School and contributions to Dana Farber that now totals close to $30,000.


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