Thursday, November 3, 2016

In the News: legislative delegation reports; municipal aggregation not yet; Chamber looking for nominations

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

"The town's legislative delegation gave its report to the Town Council Wednesday night - discussing efforts to direct resources to local ends and deal with the statewide opioid crisis. 
State sens. Richard Ross, R-Wrentham, and Karen Spilka, D-Ashland, and State Rep. Jeffrey Roy, D-Franklin, spoke before the council at its regular meeting. 
Spilka cited an opioid bill as one of the Legislature's biggest accomplishments over the past few months. She said it was a follow-up to a bill passed two years ago; the new one, she said, focused on treatment and prevention. 
"We did things that were first in the nation, and are now the model for other states," she said."

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Senator Ross, Senator Spilka, Representative Roy
Senator Ross, Senator Spilka, Representative Roy

"For the time being, the town will not move forward with its municipal energy aggregation efforts. 
The town has received state approval for its aggregation plans - which would seek to lower local electrical ratepayers' bills by bidding out to energy suppliers - but Deputy Town Administrator Jamie Hellen said the current state of the market did not justify a change. 
"Unfortunately, the rates on the bid we had did not come out advantageously for the community," he said. "The savings were microscopic." 
While this means there will be no immediate contract with a new supplier, Hellen said, the town may choose to go out to bid at any time."

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"Those interested can submit nominations for the 2016 Person of the Year and 2016 Business of the Year awards that will be presented by the United Regional Chamber of Commerce at its 100th annual meeting in December. 
The chamber's Person of the Year award is bestowed on a person who is committed to the overall mission of the chamber of commerce and who has made a positive impact on the community as a whole. The Business of the Year award will be presented to a chamber member company, which has staying power as an established business, increase in sales as an indication of continued growth and innovativeness of product or service offered."

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