Wednesday, April 13, 2016

In the News: School Committee passes budget, former drug chemist released from prison

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin
"The School Committee voted to approve a $58.3 million fiscal year 2017 budget at its meeting Tuesday night, but the chairman said the process needs to fundamentally change in the future. 
The committee passed the budget - which represents a 2.28 percent over the FY '16 budget - unanimously. 
Committee Chairman Kevin O'Malley was the only member to comment on the budget during the time slated for discussion. He said he did not believe the school district's situation is sustainable. 
"This budget is sufficient to help a good school system to remain good," he said. "It is not sufficient for the students, parents and teachers in our charge."
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"A former drug lab chemist convicted of faking test results and tampering with evidence, leading to a review of tens of thousands of criminal cases, is out of prison. 
Annie Doohkan, who lived in Franklin before serving her sentence, has been paroled, a spokesman for the Massachusetts prisons system confirmed to the Boston Herald. Nicolas Gordon, the attorney who represented Dookhan during her criminal case, said she was released about a month ago."
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