Tuesday, February 2, 2016

In the News: Franklin Line feedback sought, $4,000 raised for resident displaced

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin

State Rep. Shawn Dooley, R-Norfolk, Sen. Richard Ross, R-Wrentham, and Rep. Jeff Roy, D-Franklin, will host a community meeting to discuss the Franklin Line of the MBTA commuter rail. 
Last year’s harsh winter saw multiple cancellations, which affected the area significantly. Many residents travel to and from Boston every day for work, so a lack of public transportation can cause lasting damage to people’s individual finances as well as the Massachusetts economy as a whole. The commuter rail has experienced delays this year and the Franklin line is only running on schedule 86 percent of the time.

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In addition to the more than $12,000 raised to support a local family displaced by a house fire last week, area residents have donated almost $4,000 in aid to another of the building's residents. 
A GoFundMe online donation page has been set up to help Molly Corrigan, who also lived in the 11 Church St. building that was gutted by a three-alarm fire on Jan. 26. 
Corrigan grew up in town, and said she had lived in her apartment for the past year and a half. She said she was at work - at Milford's KinderCare Learning Center - when she heard about the fire.

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