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A three-alarm fire ripped through the basement and first floor of a Washington Street house early Wednesday morning, causing roughly $200,000 in damages.
Crews responded to the two-and-a-half floor home at 886 Washington St. just before 1 a.m. to find heavy smoke on the first floor and fire in the basement.
No one was home at the time of the fire. Smoke reached the second floor, but fire never took hold.
The town Council approved four years of retroactive salary compensation for the fire department by an 8-1 vote Wednesday night, ending a four-year dispute and drawing cheers from local firefighters.
After roughly 150 firefighters and union members from around the state demonstrating in the town hall parking lot, dozens of firefighters filed the council chamber for a decision that would increase their pay for the first time since 2011. After the votes were tallied, the firefighters applauded the council before shaking hands with council members as they made their way out the door.
The firefighters’ union president, Bob Donovan, observed the handshakes looked a bit like hockey teams at the end of a game.
“This decision was hard-fought,” he said. “But at the end of the day, it’s important to shake hands and look forward."
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2. Resolution 15-44: Appropriation – Other Post Employment Stabilization Fundusing some free cash to help fund the OPEB
3. Resolution 15-45: Appropriation – Roads/Sidewalks/Drainage/Storm water/ Infrastructuremotion to approve, seconded, passed 9-0
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1. Resolution 15-43: Appropriation – FY15 Fire Wages (Arbitration Award)taking the agenda out of order due to the crowd gathered,
Congrats to Emily Jeffries on being named an All-American!! 🇺🇸 #proudcoach https://t.co/EhQEUwpJGK— FHS Girls Lacrosse (@Fhsglax) June 23, 2015
|Emily Jeffries scored four of Franklin's 20 goals on Wednesday against Mansfield. Julia Jette added four of her own and Emily Spath had a hat trick. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)|
The binder course (base coat) will be put down on Summer Street on July 1 or 2 depending on the weather.
The binder course will be put down on High Street and Main Street from Pleasant to School Street during the same time period.
They will begin replacing the Emmons Street sidewalk at the end of this week or next week.
Work at the corner of Emmons and West Central Street (old municipal building) will commence next week, including the installation of the traffic light bases.
The period lighting bases installation will continue over the summer at several locations.
The sidewalk reconstruction of West Central Street will begin mid to late July.
If anyone has a question, please feel free to reach out to the DPW Director, Brutus Cantoreggi or Town Engineer, Michael Maglio at 508-553-5500 or my office at 508-520-4949.
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Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin announced today that the state has implemented online voter registration which allows an applicant to apply to register, change party status or change address for voter registration purposes.
“In a way, this represents the start of the 2016 presidential election here,” said Galvin in a press release. “The 2016 presidential primary is just eight months away, and this system will make it easier for residents to register to vote.”
Galvin said that voter registration normally peaks in presidential election years.
Police hope the social media blast will bring new light to the cases.
“We have to keep the fire going,” said Chief Stephan Semerjian. “Someone out there knows information helpful to police.”
In many area communities, police departments have taken to social media to connect with the community. It’s the fastest, easiest way to get information out, said Semerjian.
“It’s just the way it is with society. Everyone is high speed now,” he said.
The Paul Revere Chapter of the Air Force Association named Kristen Magas, an engineering technology instructor at Tri-County Regional, its 2015 Teacher of the Year.
Paul Zauner, president of the AFA Paul Revere Chapter, visited the school on June 18 to present Magas with the award. School Committee Chairman Robert Wilkinson, Principal Jean Mallon, and several of Magas' engineering technology students also attended the presentation.
Magas was named a runner-up for the State Teacher of the Year Award.