Monday, December 31, 2018

In the News: register your dog to enter contest; recap of 2018 for Franklin

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

Annual dog registration and entry to Top Dog Contest

"It’s time for the dogs of Franklin to shine bright with this year’s “Top Dog” contest, which reminds residents to register their dogs for next year and for the dogs to strut their stuff. 
The contest was started several years ago as an incentive for residents to renew their annual dog licenses. Currently, there are about 4,000 registered dogs in Franklin, according to Town Clerk Theresa Burr. 
Photos can be sent to They can also be sent or dropped off at the Franklin Municipal Building at 355 East Central St. 
“Every owner thinks their dog is the cutest dog,” Burr said. “And we just thought this would be fun.”

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Additional info on the Top Dog Contest can be found

Register your dog, enter the Top Dog Contest!
Register your dog, enter the Top Dog Contest!

Franklin recap of 2018

Town officials have approved several new housing projects in the past year, even as the community’s population edges up to about 35,000. 
And with 2019 drawing near, the Town Council and administration are looking to make other improvements as well. 
Among the prominent achievements are the following:
  • LED street lighting. Deputy Town Administrator Jaime Hellen took a tour of Franklin to investigate the feasibility of replacing town streetlights with more energy-efficient LED lights. So far, about half of the town’s lighting has been replaced. Town Administrator Jeff Nutting said the project is estimated to be near completion by the end of the winter, weather permitting.
  • Veterans’ Memorial Pathway. Thanks to some tireless work from Veterans Agent Dale Kurtz, the Veterans’ Memorial Pathway at the Town Common is complete. With the help of hundreds of donors who bought engraved bricks, the Department of Public Works, Veterans Services and other town entities were able to complete the pathway and hold a ribbon cutting on Veterans Day last month.
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Veterans’ Memorial Walkway on the Town Common
Veterans’ Memorial Walkway on the Town Common

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