Wednesday, May 9, 2018

In the News: Cantoreggi ran for moderator; State may raise tobacco age to 21

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

"The town has a new town moderator in Erin Underhill following Monday’s annual town election. 
Underhill won the posting with 408 votes over challenger Brutus Cantoreggi’s 346. The contest was the only one on this year’s ballot. 
“I wanted to say thanks for all your support,” she wrote on her Erin Underhill for Millis Town Moderator Facebook page Monday night. “I’m so excited to be the next Town Moderator in Millis.”
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"Nearly 70 percent of the state’s population lives in communities that have adopted local policies raising their tobacco-buying age to 21, and a bill teed up for Wednesday’s House session would extend that age hike statewide. 
Along with raising the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products from its current 18, the bill would impose new regulations on e-cigarettes, including banning their use in places where state law already prohibits smoking. It would also prohibit the sale of tobacco products by pharmacies. 
With the Senate last session overwhelmingly backing a bill to accomplish the same goals and more than half of House lawmakers supporting a version this session, the bill stands a good chance of making it to the desk of Gov. Charlie Baker, who is “conceptually” supportive of the age increase."
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