Saturday, November 5, 2016

In the News: Franklin TV expands to radio; "tentative" yes to Medway power plant

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

"If all goes well, the local public access cable station will be looking to venture into a new medium - radio - early next year. 
Franklin TV is hoping to begin broadcasts on 102.9 FM - with call sign WFPR, or Franklin Public Radio - in the first months of 2017, said station Executive Director Peter Fasciano. 
"Our target date for a broadcast test - or program test - is sometime between the first of the year and Feb. 12," he said. 
Once operations begin, Fasciano said, the station would look to broadcast local meetings, community events, sports, a lecture series and Franklin TV shows that would translate to the radio format."

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Franklin TV, located at 23 Hutchinson St
Franklin TV, located at 23 Hutchinson St

"In a tentative decision published Friday evening, the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) said it approved Exelon’s petition to expand the company’s Summer Street power plant. 
The nine-member state board is the determining authority as to whether the project can proceed. 
In an email Friday afternoon, Peter Lorenz, communications director for the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, said the tentative decision is “a recommended decision” prepared by the siting board staff for the board's consideration and is not the board’s final decision. 
“The issuance of the tentative decision follows months of public hearings, review of over one hundred comment letters and briefs submitted and evidentiary hearings,” he said.

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