Tuesday, October 30, 2018

In the News: Milford girls join boy scouts; early voting busy in area

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Starting in February, girls between the ages of 11 and 17 can be Boy Scouts – sort of. 
“We see it as an opportunity to include the entire family, not just a few of them,” said Rob Hillman, district executive for the Boy Scouts of America region that includes Milford. “Scouting as a whole is a great program for all youth, and we want to make that available to everyone, not just boys.” 
The terms will change, said Hillman. The girls won’t be called “Boy Scouts,” but neither will the boys. Instead, both genders will be “Scouts.” The national organization will also drop gender from its title, cutting it to “Scouts BSA,” though the “B” still stands for “boy.” 
Milford will be home to one of the organization’s newest all-female troops."

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"Franklin Town Clerk Teresa Burr also said she’s noticed an increase in the amount of young voters at the early polls. She said that the governor’s race is a driving factor, but the ballot questions are what are really bringing people to the ballot box. 
“A lot of the younger crowds are coming out to vote,” she said, with a hint of pride behind her voice. “It’s really just great to see that they’re very interested in our democracy.” 
Burr noticed voters are very interested in the three ballot questions. 
“Some people really are confused on the questions,” she said. “They’re going back and forth ... 1,767,  7.6 percent voter turnout as of Saturday due to early voting."
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Election Information for Nov 2018
Election Information for Nov 2018

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