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ALS Has Made Freedom a Luxury for Franklin Man Family Hopes to Raise Funds for Wheelchair-Accessible Van

The simple things are what he misses. Jamie Miller, whose 53-year-old brother, Franklin father of two Terry Nash is battling ALS, is also battling the isolation that accompanies this debilitating, fatal disease. His sister, Jamie, explains that traveling outside the home with his wheelchair is nearly impossible, and although the family has hopes of saving money for a wheelchair-accessible van – or dreams of finding one that someone else may no longer need – the financial strains the disease places on the family make that wish seem unattainable.

Better Late than Never? Franklin Granted Limited Intervention after Late Petition in Exelon Proposal

It’s been on the table for some time now, the proposed expansion of power company Exelon Generation’s facilities in Medway to include two units adjacent to its current 94-acre Summer Street facility in response to an RFP by ISO New England. The proposal, first submitted in March, would be for two units capable of producing 200 megawatts of electricity to meet New England energy needs in times of peak demand. The dual-fueled units would run on either natural gas or ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel. 

A Decade of Food Elves!

What started in 2006 with two kids, Melissa and Cameron Piana, gathering food for the Franklin Food Pantry from neighbors with their wagon has burgeoned into an annual operation that has, over the last nine years, brought in 10 tons and nearly $26K ($25,700) in donations. The Franklin Food Elves, which now number close to 100 civic-minded Franklin elementary, middle and high school students, partnered with 14 local businesses and collected three tons of donations and over $8,500 for the Franklin Food Pantry just last year. This will be the 10th year of collection.

Local Resident Honored at HMEA 26th Annual Awards Night

HMEA, (Horace Mann Educational Associates) — a large human services provider in Franklin that serves individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities across Central and Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, honored employees, volunteers, providers, friends of the agency, and the individuals it supports at its 26th annual awards night on Wednesday, October 7th, at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center in Milford.

Fun Splashes Down at The YMCA

The Hockomock Area YMCA’s Bernon Family Branch in Franklin has a treat in store for its families this year. Through a grant from the Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation, they’re building a splash park adjacent to the outdoor pool.
On October 20th, the YMCA sponsored a groundbreaking ceremony for the new splash park, showing off its brightly-colored designs and thanking Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation for its generous investment in the community.

McLaughlin Continued a Family Legacy in Tri-County Lacrosse

He had begun playing lacrosse with the Franklin Youth Program nearly a decade ago as a midfielder, and by the time he stepped off the Tri County field for the final time, he was a prolific goaltender for the Cougars.
“When I originally began playing lacrosse for the youth league, I just went out and played because I enjoyed the sport,” Tri-County midfielder Dan McLaughlin said. “In high school, I continued to play midfield for the junior varsity and varsity team before the coach tuned me into a goalie.”