Thursday, September 10, 2015

In the News: man to be charged, Horace Mann statue funded

The local man whose alleged threats to set fire to or blow up his house that led to a neighborhood evacuation Tuesday will be facing charges for the incident, police said. 
The 43-year-old man, whom police declined to identify Wednesday afternoon because he was still receiving health services, will likely be facing charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, making a false bomb threat and possessing an infernal machine, said Deputy Chief Thomas Lynch. 
The incident took place at around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to a police release, after the department received a report that the School Street resident had been threatening to harm himself and others.
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The Town Council has voted to allocate $46,000 to a project to build a statue of Horace Mann, securing the final piece of funding needed to honor the man known as the father of public education. 
The council at its meeting Wednesday night opted to transfer $28,000 from the Adelbert Thayer Trust and $18,000 from the Austin Fletcher Trust to the effort, which would place the statue at 150 Emmons St. 
Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting noted that State Rep. Jeffrey Roy, D-Franklin, had secured $50,000 in state funding for the $96,000 project. He said the $46,000 transferred Wednesday would come from trust funds established to assist the town. 
"It wouldn't be taxpayers' money, and it would come from interest earned on the trust funds," he said.
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