Tuesday, December 1, 2015

In the News: ground breaking, Holiday Stroll, Christmas Fair - Sat Dec 5th

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin

State and local officials gathered on a Plain Street property Monday morning to break ground on a project intended to provide housing for those with intellectual disabilities. 
Those who spoke in the brief ceremony said the eight-unit facility - intended to accommodate clients of the state's Department of Developmental Services - would be providing a vital service. 
Lisa Audette, the town's Housing Authority agent, spoke of the project's origins. She said the initial effort started in 2004, after the authority learned about the need for such housing. 
"We met people who were born and raised in Franklin," she said. "As adults, they had no opportunity to live the community."

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Local businesses and organizations will celebrate the season this Thursday during the Franklin Downtown Partnership's Holiday Stroll. 
The stroll - the seventh such event put on by the partnership - will run from 4 to 8 p.m. in Franklin's downtown. 
The evening, said partnership Executive Director Lisa Piana, will begin with a tree-lighting ceremony at 4 p.m. at the Dean College Common.

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St. John's Episcopal Church, 237 Pleasant St., Franklin will hold its Christmas fair on Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 
The event will feature a cookie walk, raffles, a bake table, hand-crafted items made by ladies from St. John's, fudge and candy, gift baskets, children's activities and free photos with Santa and his elves from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

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