Monday, August 6, 2018

In the News: competition for Senator Ross' seat; PMC rides through Franklin; A resident against bag ban in Natick

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"The Sept. 4 primary for the state Senate race is fast approaching, and three Democrats are vying for the chance to challenge incumbent Republican Richard Ross of Wrentham for the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District Senate seat. 
The district covers parts of Wellesley and Needham, as well as sections of Franklin, Millis, Norfolk, Plainville, Wrentham, Attleboro, North Attleborough, Natick, Sherborn and Wayland."

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"Before hundreds of cyclists rolled into the Jefferson Elementary School, Kevin Lydon held back tears. 
Lydon was a volunteer at Saturday’s water stop for cyclists participating in the annual Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money for cancer treatment and research. 
Lydon, a Mansfield resident, choked up when he said his cancer returned last month. He had been in remission before a surgical oncologist told him his lymphoma is back. The diagnosis has not been confirmed, although test results are expected this week."

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"A resident is on a crusade to repeal the town’s plastic bag regulation, and he’s meeting with town officials to state his case. 
Brent Longtin called it “a disaster,” and he wants officials to encourage residents to focus on re-usable bags. 
Natick’s policy allows plastic bags with a minimum thickness of 2 millimeters. Retailers can also provide bags made of recycled paper or reusable bags made of cloth or other washable fabric."

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