"The town has approved new rules that allow for less paperwork for certain building renovations and alterations.
The Town Council recently gave its final, unanimous approval to a zoning bylaw amendment that would allow for limited - instead of full - site plans for some of those projects, should they meet certain criteria.
Since full site plans are costly - owing to engineering work and the need to notify neighbors - town officials said they may dissuade building owners from improving their properties. It's hoped the change will improve that situation."Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
Additional information from the most recent Town Council meeting (8/10/16) can be found here
|word on the street says the development of the Ficco's and Keagan space was waiting on this change|
"The Franklin Historical Museum, 80 W. Central St., will hold Appraisal Day from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 16.
Antiques will be appraised by certified appraiser Nancy Wyman, of Coyles Auction Gallery of Bellingham. Guests are allowed a maximum of three items to be appraised at a rate of $5 each."
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