From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Retired town council member Bob Vallee was recognized by the last remaining selectmen for his 32 years of service to the town.
Paul DeBaggis and Jim Johnston saw the transition in town government in 1978, where Vallee then took the reins for the next few decades. Before that, Franklin had been under the leadership of a Board of Selectmen for 200 years, since the town’s founding.
“Jim and I knew what it was like to be selectmen, and most of our service was in the old form of government,” DeBaggis said, standing near the counter at Vallee Jewelers on Thursday afternoon. “We both dabbled a little bit as town councilors, but nowhere near what you did.”
Johnston presented Vallee with a certificate from the Massachusetts House of Representatives recognizing his past achievements and wishing him luck."
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