Wednesday, November 16, 2016

In the News: donation drive for rail trails; Council to consider 'country store'

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

"Bay State Trail Riders Association Inc., a local nonprofit, is planning a donation drive to fund trail improvements to local trail systems in state forests and parks. 
Projects currently underway will impact state forests and parks in Bellingham, as well as Douglas, Upton, Mendon and Blackstone. 
Items will be turned in to Savers of Woonsocket. Savers will pay BSTRA 20 cents per pound for soft items and 5 cents per pound for hard items.

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"The Town Council will consider creating a new "rural business" zoning district and adopting a definition for "country store." 
The council is slated to vote at its meeting Wednesday on several zoning bylaw changes that would allow a country store within town that could sell such items as fruits, vegetables and arts and crafts. 
In a memorandum to the council, Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting said the change had been requested by the Washington Street business Hillside Nurseries, which is looking to offer goods for sale. Nutting wrote that such a move has been discussed for years. 
The new Rural Business District would allow for low-intensity commercial uses near or in residential neighborhoods."

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