Thursday, January 23, 2020

In the News: missing woman located; Ben Franklin readathon held

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

"Police have located Kayla Quagan, the Franklin resident who was reported missing over the weekend. 
“The subject of a well-being check has been located, and completed. Nothing further in this incident will be released,” reads a statement issued by Franklin police on Wednesday morning. 
Police asked for the public’s help locating Quagan late Sunday night, stating the 35-year-old had been reported missing by her roommate on Saturday. Quagan was last seen in person with her small dog, named Jimmy, on Friday morning, according to police."
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"For the third year in a row, Franklin Public Library held a “readathon” of the entirety of Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography on Jan 16, timed to mark the 313th anniversary of Franklin’s birth. 
Dozens of readers took turns reading the often lively and amusing recollections of the American statesman, written by Franklin late in his life. Published first in French after his death, according to Wikipedia, “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin” also became the first full-length audiobook in history -- voiced by actor Michael Rye and released in 1969. 
His donations of books to the newly formed town of Franklin, which was the first named in his honor, became the nucleus of the Franklin Public library, the oldest public library the United States. 
Among the readers contributing their time were several Dean College students, Dean president Dr. Paula Rooney, Republican State Committeewoman Patricia Saint Aubin, Democratic state Rep. Jeffrey Roy, Susan Speers from the Metacomet Land Trust, and both Lynn Calling and Laura Often from the Franklin Food Pantry.

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