From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"If there is one great truth about history, it is that no story is single-sided.
That certainly is the case with the story of how the town of Franklin came into the possession of more than 100 books gifted by founding father Benjamin Franklin sometime in 1785 or 1786 — a story that included correspondences between at least four parties, and involved the passage of letters overseas to France and England.
Those same books, which must have been received with much excitement — having been provided by one of 18th century America’s own living legends — were the subject of renewed excitement on Sunday as library officials unveiled a new state-of-the-art, museum-quality display of the volumes in the newly renovated reading gallery located in the historic part of the library at 118 Main St.
For many decades stuffed into a shadowed, enclosed book case pressed against a wall that many walked by without an inkling of their significance, the books now rest within a humidity-controlled, UV light-protected case that affords 360 degrees of viewing and offers no back stage placement. The custom-made display cost in the neighborhood of $20,000, paid for by the Franklin Library Association Trust."Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
|Ben's books return to display|
"A member of Franklin High School’s senior class recently died, according to Principal Paul Peri.
Jack Sewell died over the weekend, according to an email from Peri. No details of his death are available.
In his email, Peri said Sewell “was a kind and charismatic young man with a captivating personality and a heartwarming smile.”
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Channel 25 has this item on Jack Sewell
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