Tuesday, September 13, 2016

In the News: 99 grand re-opening Weds, ed board chair donation questioned

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"The Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub, 847 W. Central St., Franklin, will celebrate its grand reopening at 5 p.m. Sept. 15 after undergoing a revitalization of the restaurant’s d├ęcor and amenities. The restaurant will be closed for renovations from Sept. 12-14. 
As part of the reopening celebration, the Ninety Nine will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony and offer prizes for guests as they enjoy appetizer sampling. In addition to the festivities, $1,000 will be donated to Franklin High School’s Junior Varsity cheerleading team. The restaurant will reopen at 4 p.m. Sept. 15. The Grand Re-Opening Celebration will begin at 5 p.m. Franklin Town Council members Matt Kelly, Glenn Jones and Judith Pfeffer; Franklin High School Junior Varsity Head Coach Amy Murphy; and the Junior Varsity cheerleading team are scheduled to attend. 
For information: 99restaurants.com; facebook.com/99restaurants."

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"Opponents of a November ballot question that would allow more charter schools are demanding the resignation of the chairman of the Massachusetts education board. 
The No on Question 2 Campaign said Monday that Paul Sagan's judgment and impartiality would be impaired because Sagan made a $100,000 contribution to a group pushing for passage of the charter school proposal. 
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has the final say on applications for new or expanded charter schools. 
Sagan was appointed to chair the panel in March by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, who strongly supports the ballot question."

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