Saturday, September 10, 2016

In the News: Elks place flag garden, Town Council hears about maintenance

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

"In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the American flag unfurled, it seemed, from every available space. It hung by doorways and from windows, fluttered on flag poles and vehicle antennas, was displayed on shirts and hats, and waved in the hands of those gathered at countless vigils - a symbol of solidarity, defiance, and a nation's resolve not to stand down from all for which it stands. 
So, it is fitting that the flag should figure so prominently in the Franklin Elks' tribute to those who were lost on 9/11 as the 15th anniversary of that day is marked this weekend."

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"The Town Council this week heard about a program aimed at tracking maintenance efforts in school and municipal buildings. 
Council members have been critical of the town's facilities department in the past, calling for more transparency and accountability. 
The council heard from a representative of the firm SchoolDude on Sept. 7 about that company's preventive maintenance program. Two school buildings - the Davis-Thayer and Kennedy elementary schools - are piloting the program, which inventories all the equipment in the building and sets up a maintenance schedule."

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