"Members of the Town Council shared their concerns - largely regarding future benefits owed to employees - to the town's legislative delegation at a meeting this week.
The council met with State Sens. Richard Ross, R-Wrentham, and Karen Spilka, D-Ashland, and State Rep. Jeffrey Roy, D-Franklin, at its meeting Wednesday night.
Many of the councilors said they had concerns about other post-employment benefits (OPEB) - the cost of benefits other than pensions that will come due to retired town employees. Franklin's unfunded liability for such benefits is more than $90 million."Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
|Senator Ross, Senator Spilka, Representative Roy speaking with the Town Council (Town of Franklin photo)|
"In an effort to expand its enrollment, the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School has sought town approval for a new location.
This is the latest step in a multi-year process that school officials hope will end with a new Washington Street facility opening in September 2017.
"About four years ago, our Board of Trustees made the decision to try to move out of our current (Main Street) facility," said Heather Zolnowski, the head of the school, adding that the building is shared with the Catholic Archdiocese, which runs a large religious education program. "Our partnership has been amazing, but we need to vacate the building after 3:45 p.m., which makes it difficult to run after-school programs."
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