The coming year should bring about several new initiatives for Franklin, including work on the senior center, library and roads.
Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting said a variety of new projects would be taking shape in 2016. One of the largest, he said, would be the start of a one-year, $10.5 million renovation and expansion project at the Franklin Public Library.
Nutting estimated the project - which would, among other things, add meeting space and update the buildings HVAC and sprinkler systems - would begin in late spring. The work will require the library building to close for a year, and library services to be housed in a temporary location, yet to be determined.Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
|one of the architectural photos showing the addition to the Library|
An especially lethal batch of heroin is believed to have caused multiple deaths in Western Massachusetts in the last five days, and Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. issued a warning Sunday about heroin packaged with the label "Hollywood."
Police in Chicopee and Holyoke as well as the Hampden County District Attorney's office alerted the public this weekend after police responded to overdoses and found bags of heroin with the "Hollywood" label.Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)