Friday, August 3, 2018

In the News: wreath on the tomb; absentee ballots available

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

"There is one organization that has endured since the Revolutionary War in America, drawing its roots from the Sons of Liberty themselves – The Improved Order of Red Men. 
Last weekend, Franklin resident Anthony Gromelski, national president of the Order of Red Men and a Vietnam veteran, joined state Rep. Jeffrey Roy, D-Franklin, in placing a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C. 
Gromelski placed the wreath for the final time as the Order’s president, a position also known as Great Incohonee. It was an honor he felt will last a lifetime, he said. 
“We’ve been doing this for 56 years,” he said. “It’s in the history books, and it’s to honor the Unknown Soldier.”

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"Secretary of State William Galvin announced Thursday that absentee ballots are now available in every city and town for the state party primaries scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 4. 
“With the absentee ballots now in the city and town halls, college students who will be heading back to school can obtain their ballots and cast them before they leave,” Galvin said in a statement. “Anyone who expects to be away or otherwise unable to get to their precinct on September 4th should apply for an absentee ballot as soon as possible.”

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