Saturday, September 19, 2015

In the News: viral meningitis precautions, FSPA Dance Company, SADD walk at Tri-County, power plant opposition

The news briefs from the Milford Daily News for Saturday:

School Principal Peter Light confirmed Friday that a faculty member had been diagnosed with the disease, which causes inflammation of the tissue near the brain and spinal cord. Viral meningitis is usually considered less dangerous than its bacterial form. 
Light said, on learning of the diagnosis, the school worked quickly to take precautions. 
"We've disinfected all surfaces in any room that person might have been in," he said. "I think we've taken a lot of precautions." 
The school also sent home a letter to area parents about the disease and its symptoms.
FHS Community entrance
FHS Community entrance

The Franklin School for the Performing Arts introduces the FSPA Dance Company this fall, providing expanded options for students in many disciplines with opportunities to travel to New York City and Walt Disney World for classes and performances. 
Building upon FSPA’s dance training in ballet, tap, jazz, modern and hip hop, the Dance Company will provide students with the chance to develop their craft and performance experience.

A Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School group will be holding a walk this Sunday to benefit and raise awareness for a designated driver campaign. 
The three-mile walk will be hosted by the school's chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), and will take place at 10 a.m. at the building's athletic track. 
Spokeswoman Jessica Silva said this will be the first time SADD has had such a walk at Tri-County. 
"SADD students participated, two years ago, in a similar walk at Gillette Stadium," she said. "They and their advisers took the lead in bringing this to Tri-County."

A day after more than a dozen residents stood outside Town Hall protesting the planned expansion of Exelon’s power plant, the seventh letter opposing the plan was filed with the state board that oversees permits for the project. 
Beth Buckley, who identifies herself as a Medway resident, is the latest to write a letter to the state Energy Facilities Siting Board protesting Exelon’s proposed 200-megawatt expansion of its existing Summer Street facility. 
The proposal would add two highly efficient simple-cycle peaking turbines capable of producing electricity in just 10 minutes.

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