Thursday, June 13, 2019

In the News: gas service restored; motorcycle fatality; millionaires tax amendment withdrawn

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

"Gas service was restored to 32 homes in a local neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon, after Columbia Gas cut service at about 3 p.m. Tuesday during construction on a leak. 
As of midnight Wednesday, only two customers remained without service, as they were not home while crews went door-to-door with a Franklin police officer, representative from Columbia Gas and a locksmith to enter homes and disable service at the meter, according to Columbia Gas. 
Crews finished working at about 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, fully restoring service to all affected homes, according to the utility company, with no further interruption of gas service."

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"A Franklin man died Tuesday after a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Beaver and Second streets, authorities said. 
Evan Maillet, 21, died after the 4 p.m. crash, according to a statement from Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Framingham Police Chief Steven Trask. 
On Tuesday, Maillet was riding his motorcycle when he crashed into a Ford Ranger."
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"Democrats from Andover, Wellesley and Gloucester have dropped their bid to pass a constitutional amendment that authorizes the Legislature to establish a graduated income tax structure. 
State Sen. Barry Finegold of Andover and state Reps. Alice Peisch of Wellesley and Ann-Margaret Ferrante of Gloucester had proposed a constitutional amendment that adds a 4 percent income surtax on household income above $1 million per year. 
The amendment was listed as withdrawn in the hours before the Constitutional Convention resumed at 1 p.m. Wednesday."

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