Wednesday, June 28, 2017

“This is long overdue”

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

"With shovels in hand, representatives from Franklin, Norfolk, Wrentham and Plainville officially broke ground on the Metacomet Regional Dispatch Center Tuesday morning in Norfolk, the host community. 
“This regional center means politics were put aside and this was done because it’s what’s best for our communities,” said Norfolk Selectmen Vice Chairman Jim Lehan. “It was recognizing it’s the right thing to do ... we’re all going to be in a better position for it.” 
The state is contributing nearly $5 million in grant money to establish the dispatch operation, which will combine services for the four towns out of the new building, said Town Administrator Jeff Nutting. 
“We’re excited,” Nutting said. “It’s in a great location and will offer better services to the citizens and better response times for the safety folks.”

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