Wednesday, August 10, 2016

In the News: dress code modifications, October Stroll planning starts

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

"The School Committee debated the proposed dress codes at the middle and high schools as part of an overall review of district policies. 
The committee voted on Tuesday night on the handbooks for various schools in preparation for the coming year. 
Remington Middle School Principal Brian Wildeman brought up the dress code change during a presentation on what had changed from last year's handbook. He said the alterations would require skirts be no shorter than eight inches above the knee, while shorts be no shorter than 10 inches above the knee. 
Superintendent Maureen Sabolinski said parents had been calling for consistency across the district's schools, noting that some clothing can be provocative and distracting in an educational environment."

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Franklin DOwntown Partnership
Franklin Downtown Partnership

"The Franklin Downtown Partnership is currently planning this year’s October Stroll, which will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 in downtown Franklin. 
Thanks to the two-way traffic changes downtown, organizers will block off Main Street for this year’s Stroll, making room for more participant booths, activities and entertainment. 
October Stroll booths are free to Downtown Partnership business members and cost $75 for nonmembers. Businesses and groups that want to participate should contact 
Sponsorships are available for this event. If interested, contact FDP Executive Director Lisa Piana at

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