From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"The town will unveil a new statue of Horace Mann next spring.
The statue of the town native known as the father of public education in America will be placed in a green space at 150 Emmons St. The town sold that land, once the site of a municipal building, to local developer Roger Calarese, but required an easement for a park honoring Mann.
State Rep. Jeffrey Roy, D-Franklin, who has been active in supporting the effort, said the statue will be unveiled on May 7, 2017.
"(The sculptor) could have it available in November or December, but the weather then is unpredictable," he said. "We also wanted to get it as close to Horace Mann's birthday (of May 4) as possible."
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|a recent view of the Horace Mann opens space from Emmons St|
|a recent view of the Horace Mann opens space from West Central St|
Horace Mann is buried in Providence, RI