On Monday, and all last week, Framingham Patch kept residents in the loop with updates on NSTAR's efforts to restore power. On Monday, 17% of Framingham Without Power (and Heat).
Also on Monday, Patch published Town Manager Julian Suso's concluding statement to the Town of Framingham/ His last day as Town Manager was Monday, Oct. 31. On Tuesday, Nov. 1, Town Clerk Valerie Mulvey became interim Town Manager.
On Tuesday, Framingham Patch editor Susan Petroni kept residents updated on Town Meeting action with a live blog. Town Meeting balanced the town's budget and agreed to give Framingham Schools an additional $207,000, which in theory would be used to hire additional kindergarten aides, an additional foreign lanaguge teacher, and restore libary aides. Town Meeting has no say on how the Superintendent of Schools spends money.
Also on Tuesday, WBZ-TV ran an I-team investigation into the Framingham's Building Commissioner Michale Foley, who makes $98,000 a year. By week's end he was placed on paid administrative leave.
Thursday, Patch announced Framingham Public Wroks, responding to residents, announced it will now do a special curbside storm collection.
Thursday night, Patch covered the Board of Health's hearing on General Chmeical. The Board's environmental consultant called the company out for serious flaws found in record keeping and data collection at the facility located next door to Wilson Elementary School.
On Friday, the FDA issued a Warning on Stufffed Olives Sold In Framingham, Linked to Botulism in Europe.