Thursday, November 2, 2017

In the News: time zone change considered; Lions victims of fraud

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

"Turning the clock back in the fall could become a thing of the past in Massachusetts. A special commission created by the state Legislature voted Wednesday to adopt a report recommending that moving the state into a different time zone could be a good idea under certain conditions, but only if other northeastern states are also onboard. 
As the matter moves to the full Legislature, here are some things to consider about what it would mean to change time zones. 
1. If Massachusetts moves to the Atlantic Time Zone, it would be an hour ahead of the rest of the East Coast for much of the year, joining Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the easternmost parts of Canada. The report recommends that any time zone move should only be done in coordination with other neighboring states, such as New York and the rest of New England. Similar proposals have been introduced elsewhere in New England."
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"The Franklin Lions Club has filed a formal fraud complaint with police against an undisclosed marketing company regarding the fraudulent sale of tickets on the Lions Club’s behalf. 
Club president Shawn Sherry did not to disclose the name of the company and police said it’s still too early in the investigation to confirm any details. As a result, they were unable to be contacted for their side of the story. 
Sherry said that the organization had hired the outside company to promote ticket sales for a Beach Boys tribute concert."

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The announcement from the Lions can be found here

Announcement from Franklin Lions Club
Announcement from Franklin Lions Club

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