Saturday, January 30, 2016

In the News: Exelon hearings end, bone marrow drive

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin

Stop Medway Peaker Plant
A state board’s hearings on whether Exelon should be allowed to construct a 200-megawatt expansion at its existing Summer Street facility in Medway ended this week after nearly two months of hearings. 
The hearings began on Dec. 8 and ended on Thursday. The nine-member Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB), charged with permitting energy projects that meet state and federal environmental regulations, heard hours of testimony that covered technology, pollution, environmental worries and proposed water use.

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A bone marrow drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Franklin YMCA, 45 Forge Hill Road in honor of Jennifer Felicetti. 
Felicetti is a mother, wife and friend with a passion for life. This past Christmas Eve, she was admitted to her local hospital, unaware that her life was about to take a drastic turn. A few days later, Felicetti was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. While she is currently undergoing aggressive treatment, her doctors believe her best shot will likely be a bone marrow transplant. With no matching donor in her family, Felicetti will be forced to enter the nerve-wracking search for an unrelated donor.
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