Saturday, November 3, 2018

In the News: hotel public hearing scheduled; Baker, Gonzalez debate again

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"A public hearing is planned for later this month to discuss a new Hilton hotel that’s planned for Union Street. 
The public hearing for a special permit and site plan for the project, called “Proposed Hotel, 725 Union Street,” starts at 7:20 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, in the Council Chambers of the Franklin Municipal Building. The session will provide neighbors and other interested people to weigh in on the plan. 
Town Planner Amy Love said Hilton’s interest underscores demand for hotel rooms in town. 
“It’s a private industry, but I think that the applicant and owners do their own research,” she said. “I think they come to a determination that there’s a need in this town.”
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"With the balance of power in Washington in the balance on Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Baker won’t say whether he’d like to see his Republican Party retain full control of Congress. 
Baker has faced questions throughout his campaign for re-election about his support for Republican candidates up and down the ballot in Massachusetts, including U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl, who was the chief Donald Trump surrogate here during the 2016 presidential campaign. 
And to all those question, the governor has said that while he endorsed “the ticket,” he is focused on his own campaign. 
In the final debate of the campaign on Thursday night, Democrat Jay Gonzalez hammered Baker for his support of Diehl and attorney general candidate Jay McMahon, another conservative, pro-Trump Republican the governor has endorsed as part of the GOP ticket. Gonzalez said McMahon has referred to immigrants as “savages” and has said he believes in a “god-given right to assault weapons.”

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The Franklin Town Clerk page with additional information

Additional info can be found in the 2018 Election Collection

Election Information for Nov 2018
Election Information for Nov 2018

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