Thursday, January 21, 2016

In the News: Pond St discussion, work continues downtown, wine and chocolate

The Town Council and local residents weighed in on the potential uses of a town-owned, 33-acre piece of property on Pond Street at Wednesday's council meeting. 
The council heard a presentation about the land and took comments from the audience as part of an effort to move the discussion forward.

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Work on a large-scale reconstruction of town roads has continued through the winter, and efforts are expected to move forward as long as work can be performed. 
The $7.2 million street project has been ongoing since last spring, and is expected to rework the area's streetscape and spur business development in Franklin's downtown. The work is a state project, and is estimated to take about two years.

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The Center for Adult Education and Community Learning will present a chocolate and wine tasting from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9 at Franklin Liquors, 363 E. Central St. 
The event will include a minimum of six wine pairings; Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi will host the educational sit-down tasting. 
A portion of the registration fee will benefit someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local nonprofit candy store that raises money for homeless moms and kids. 
The event is for ages 21 and older and will cost $40. 
To register, visit 
For more information, call 508-613-1480.

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