Wednesday, January 18, 2017

In the News: Rail Trail applies for grant; Montessori teachers meet

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"The Franklin and Bellingham Rail Trail Committee has applied this month for a state grant as it continues its efforts to develop the local leg of the Southern New England Trunkline Trail. 
Marc Kaplan, the group's president, said it is seeking money from the Recreational Trails Program to help make the $12,000 project a reality. 
"The program has been around for quite some time," he said. "I believe it is federally funded and administered by the state (Department of Conservation and Recreation)." 
The project is aimed at improving the section of trail between Prospect Street in Franklin and Lake Street in Bellingham. That section of the trail, said Kaplan, has a lot of overgrowth and damage caused by the use of motorized vehicles over dirt."
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"More than 400 teachers and administrators from Montessori schools throughout Massachusetts and New England, including Woodside Montessori Academy in Millis, met at Dean College in Franklin for the annual conference of the Montessori Schools of Massachusetts. 
Author and educator David Sobel gave the keynote address, using images and video to describe projects all over the world where teachers have prioritized experiences in nature for children."

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