Thursday, February 25, 2016

In the News: pipeline presentation, high school water leak, Culinary Cabaret

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin

Representatives from a company looking to run a controversial natural gas pipeline through town made their case to the Town Council Wednesday. 
The council heard a presentation from Spectra Energy officials regarding the pipeline, which would also go through such area towns as Milford, Medway, Bellingham and Millis. 
Spectra's Jon Bonsall gave a slideshow presentation in which the need for such a pipeline was discussed. He said a lack of natural gas in New England had led to large price spikes in recent winters.
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A water leak at the high school has displaced the principal but did not affect students. 
The leak, said Principal Peter Light, appears to have taken place on Presidents' Day. He said the facilities department, which was doing sweeps through the building during school vacation, noticed that the temperature in his office was low and worked to remedy that. 
Unfortunately, though, that effort did not prevent a leak that night, as two sprinkler heads burst, Light said. 
"They ended up doing significant damage," he said. "About 70 percent of the damage was isolated to the principal's office itself, though some water leaked out into the main office."

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The Franklin Performing Arts Company will present Culinary Cabaret 2016 from 7 to 11 p.m. March 4 at The Black Box, 15 W. Central St. 
The annual food and wine event showcases the culinary and performing arts, featuring dishes and gourmet specialties. The evening also includes a culinary-themed silent auction and entertainment by the ACME Jazz Quartet and the international touring ensemble Electric Youth.

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