Tuesday, September 12, 2017

In the News: green community status sought; museum exhibits for September

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"At Town Council meeting on Wednesday, members will vote on whether to take the next steps toward becoming a Massachusetts Green Community.
Green Communities is a grant program funded by the Massachusetts Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs that awards municipalities for reducing their carbon footprints. To date, 155 towns and cities in the state are part of the program. There are five major criterion that are required in order to qualify for the funding. Franklin has already satisfied two of those. 
The town would be awarded $200,000 just to be designated as a green community. After that, Franklin would be eligible for annual grants to continue working on energy reduction. A positive vote from town council would mean an application would be sent to the state by early October."

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"The Franklin Historical Museum, 80 W. Central St., will feature a collection of hats that belonged to long time Franklin resident Mary Molla Diorio. 
When a new family moved into the Diorio home on Squire Street, they found, tucked away in a corner of the attic, a large black hat box, with seven vintage ladies hats packed inside. They donated their find to the museum with the hope that the hats could find new life. 
Through social media, the museum was able to determine who lived in the house and a description of the person who owned and wore the hats. Mary Diorio, who worked in the Franklin Schools for 50 years, was loved and respected by her colleagues, neighbors and family."

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Franklin Historical Museum, 80 W. Central St.
Franklin Historical Museum, 80 W. Central St.

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