Tuesday, April 12, 2016

In the News: low flying helicopter alert, Town Council authorizes capital spending

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin
"The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s will conduct low-altitude helicopter flights along the route of the Boston Marathon Tuesday through Friday to measure naturally occurring background radiation. 
The radiation assessment will cover about 13 square miles. A twin-engine Bell 412 helicopter, operated by the Remote Sensing Laboratory Aerial Measuring System from Joint Base Andrews, will fly in a grid pattern over the area at 150 feet above the ground or higher at a speed of 80 mph. 
Flyovers will occur only during the day and are estimated to take about two days to complete. 
The measurement is being conducted to establish baseline levels for security and emergency preparedness."

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"The Town Council last week approved numerous capital spending items, including a program to combat invasive species at the DelCarte property, funds for replacement vehicles and water and sewer system improvements. 
The council voted on the items at its meeting Wednesday night."

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For the Franklin Matters' reporting on the capital authorizations check here

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