Thursday, June 23, 2016

In the News: Franklin 5K runs Sunday, Police chief sworn in

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The Hockomock Area YMCA will host a race and family event this weekend with the aim at furthering its programs for special needs children. 
Sunday's 5K run/walk, which starts from the Remington and Jefferson schools, will be the 12th running of the event. Timothy Shaw, the YMCA's program director, said the race was started by the Biagiottis, an area family. 
"(Kristine and Kayla Biagiotti) are a mother-daughter tandem," Shaw said, noting that they had run the Boston Marathon, with Kristine pushing the wheelchair-bound Kayla along the race course. "The race was originally known as 'The Run for Bob,' in memory of Kris' late husband."
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Franklin 5K - Sunday, June 26
Franklin 5K - Sunday, June 26

"A packed house watched Wednesday night as Thomas Lynch was sworn in as police chief. 
The Town Council, Franklin police personnel, area law enforcement officials and family members watched Town Clerk Teresa Burr administer the oath of office to Lynch and new Deputy Chief James Mill. Hearty applause rang out through the council chambers as the ceremony came to an end. 
Lynch, in his remarks following the oath, praised the department as one of the finest in the state. 
"I'd like to thank those who supported, influenced and put faith in me," he said. "I'd like to thank all members of the Franklin Police Department, past and present, who have supported me these past 20 years."

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