Friday, September 4, 2015

In the News: Millis incident a hoax, deputy Town Administrator sought, downtown partnership updates, Dean Bank schedules seminar

The story of an officer-involved shootout on Forest Road Wednesday that left a police SUV on fire, launched a manhunt for the purported gunman and shut schools for the day turned out to be a hoax, fabricated by the patrolman.
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The local government is looking to restore its deputy town administrator position as it prepares for department-head retirements. 
The town has put out a job posting on the Massachusetts Municipal Association website, advertising the position. The listing - which mentions the position's salary range could approach $100,000 - calls for candidates with "technical knowledge, problem solving skills and diplomacy." 
Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting said Franklin had a deputy administrator years ago, before he started.
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The Franklin Downtown Partnership at its meeting Thursday morning heard an update on efforts to build a statue in honor of Horace Mann in town. 
Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting gave a brief recap of several town initiatives, including the effort to honor Mann, a Franklin native considered to be the father of American public education. Nutting noted the state had provided the town with $50,000 of the $96,000 budgeted for a 10-foot statue. The remaining expense, he said, would be taken from town accounts devoted to such uses. 
"The (statue) committee met last week and heard four proposals," he said. "They ultimately decided to retain the person who did the Benjamin Franklin statue at the library."
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Kevin R. Goffe, president and CEO of Dean Bank, announced that an upcoming free educational workshop entitled “Do You Know Your Social Security Benefits?” will be held from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Sept. 16 for the benefit of the public at the bank’s main office branch, 21 Main St. 
Attendees will learn about ways to identify potential retirement income gaps and the customized solutions that meet individuals’ needs. All material presented by Carl Scheinman, financial services manager at Dean Bank; Ken Silva, divisional vice president, AIG Life and Retirement; and Ralph Tepper, attorney at law. 
This complimentary workshop is not a sales presentation. Light refreshments will be provided and advanced registration is recommended. 
For information and to register: 508-528-0088,
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clock at Dean Bank Main St
clock at Dean Bank Main St

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