Thursday, February 11, 2016

In the News: bowling may return, Rec Dept praised, sub committee to look at school calendar

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin

"When Ficco's Bowladrome closed last June, it brought to an end a 79-year legacy of bowling in downtown. 
The possibility of a return is alive now that a group of businessmen is attempting to bring bowling back to town, using equipment - pin setters, ball returns and automatic scoring system - once used at Ficco's. 
Franklin resident Andy Trockman, the group's operations manager, said his connection to the bowling alley was personal."

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"Town Council members praised the local Recreation Department recently for working to expand its offerings and the number of people it serves. 
The council heard an update from department director Ryan Jette on a number of initiatives at its meeting last week. 
Among the programs the department offers, Jette said, are flag football, field hockey and basketball, as well as classes on such topics as babysitting, social netiquette and art."

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"A new subcommittee will consider whether Franklin schools should continue to have February and April vacations. 
School Committee member Mary Jane Scofield will lead the group, it was announced at a committee meeting Tuesday night. 
School Committee Chairman Kevin O'Malley thanked Scofield for taking on the task, saying she had relevant experience in the matter."

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