Friday, November 11, 2016

In the News: Horace Mann honors vets; Plain St residence ribbon cutting

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

"Song, speeches, video and words of gratitude filled the Horace Mann Middle School's auditorium during an assembly Thursday morning. 
At the receiving end were local veterans, who were treated to refreshments before being invited to attend a speaking program - featuring the school band and chorus. 
Students played a number of patriotic songs - including the anthems of each armed service - and there were segments on the history of Veterans Day and biographies of lesser-known heroes. 
Speaker Kenzie Atwood asked her fellow students to remember waking up and eating breakfast in their homes that morning, and to think about the veterans who sacrificed such luxuries."

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Oak St and Horace Mann in the morning sunshine
Oak St and Horace Mann in the morning sunshine

"Almost exactly one year after breaking ground on the project, state and local officials returned to Plain Street to cut the ribbon on a house for those with intellectual disabilities. 
People gathered at the eight-unit facility - called the Murphy-Rosa House - Thursday morning to hear speeches and see the inside of the building, intended to accommodate clients of the state's Department of Developmental Services. 
Lisa Audette, the town's Housing Authority agent, said the project, in the works since 2004, would at last provide disabled people with a level of independence that all humans deserve. 
"It's been a long time coming," she said.

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