"The Franklin Downtown Partnership believes its next events - this week’s Strawberry Stroll and October’s Harvest Festival - could be among the biggest in its history.
Partnership Executive Director Lisa Piana said Monday that the 15th annual Strawberry Stroll (4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday) has seen record interest.
“We have over 70 booths; we typically have around 20,” she said. “It kind of caught us by surprise, but it’s a great surprise.”
Piana attributed the increase to a number of factors, including the end of the downtown streetscape project, new business in town and an enhanced interest in downtown. The new booths, she said, will be manned by local crafters, area schools and the local senior center."
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"Police on Saturday arrested a Franklin woman who they say was driving under the influence of drugs with 5-year-old child in the car on Interstate 495.
Hopkinton Police arrested Angela Boucher, 40, on Saturday at noon.
Police received a 911 call from a concerned driver, prosecutor Kristen Hughes said at Boucher’s Framingham District Court arraignment on Monday.
“A civilian reported the car was driving erratically,” said Hughes. “The driver appeared to have fallen asleep behind the wheel of the car. When she awoke, she was groggy and continued driving.”
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