Tuesday, September 29, 2015

In the News: Y costume swap, Solar Challenge succeeds, Neighbor Brigade recognized, Sen Spilka plans office hours

The Hockomock Area YMCA invites families in the community to participate in a Halloween costume swap Oct. 8 and a farm day at Wards Berry Farm Oct. 13. 
Families are invited to bring their clean, gently-used costumes into any Member Service Desk at the following branches: Bernon Family Branch, 45 Forge Hill Road, Franklin; Invensys Foxboro Branch, 67 Mechanic St., Foxborough; and North Attleboro Branch, 300 Elmwood St., North Attleborough, no later than Oct. 7.
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The Franklin Solar Challenge has reached another milestone, earning a solar array for a local nonprofit organization. 
The challenge, which offers increasing tiers of savings for townspeople who agree to put solar systems on their properties, has been ongoing. It was originally set to end in September, but was extended to Oct. 15 to accommodate higher-than-expected interest.
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The Franklin Town Council recently honored a local volunteer group for the work it does for area residents. 
The council, at its meeting last week, read a proclamation in honor of and awarded a trophy to the local chapter of the Neighbor Brigade. 
Council Chairman Robert Vallee read the proclamation to chapter leaders Linda Gagnon and Cheryl Ferri.
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Franklin has its own Neighbor Brigade chapter
Franklin has its own Neighbor Brigade chapter

State Sen. Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) or representatives from her staff will be available for district office hours in Franklin and Medway on Friday, Oct. 2. Constituents are invited to share their concerns, questions and policy priorities and hear updates on the latest news and events from the State House and in the district. 
Medway's office hour will be held 12-1 p.m. at the Muffin House CafĂ©, 116 Main St., Medway. 
Franklins office hour will be held 1:30-2:30 p.m. at The Cake Bar, 17 E Central St., Franklin. 
Residents who are unable to attend or are interested in scheduling an appointment should contact Spilka’s office at 617-722-1640 at any time.

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