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Chasing Ice Screening Tonight, Paulsen Not Running and Race for Saxonville State Rep. Seat

Town Meeting member Dennis Paulsen will not run for Framingham Selectmen.

Credit: Chasing Ice
Credit: Chasing Ice

1. Transition Framingham and First Parish in Framingham UU Church will host a free screening of the 2012 Sundance Film, Chasing Ice, followed by discussion and treats from Panera Bread tonight at 7 at the church's Scott Hall.

Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. 

On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The calving event lasted for 75 minutes and the glacier retreated a full mile across a calving face three miles wide. The height of the ice is about 3,000 feet, 300-400 feet above water and the rest below water.

Chasing Ice won the award for Excellence in Cinematography at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and the Best Documentary from the International Press Association. It has won over 30 awards at festivals worldwide.


2.  Funeral arrangements are set for the Upton woman who died in a fatal ambulance crash in Milford.

Karen M. (Marais) Scott, 58, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 in Milford Regional Medical Center after a motor vehicle accident. She was the wife of Allan J. Scott and had lived in Upton for 25 years. 

A Framingham woman who was driving a sedan that Milford Police say struck the ambulance will face two criminal charges.

3. This is the final weekend to see the exhibit Breaking Boundaries at Fountain Street Fine Art gallery in Framingham. The gallery is open today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery will also be open on Saturday and Sunday.

4.  Town Meeting member Dennis Paulsen will not run for Framingham Selectmen. He was one of six candidates, who turned in nomination papers earlier this month, for two seats on the Framingham Board of Selectmen. Framingham Town Clerk Valerie Mulvey said Paulsen has withdrawn his name.

The five candidates remaining are incumbent Selectman Laurie Lee, Cheryl Tully StollDeborah Butler, Doug Freeman and Ryan Gagne.

5. In Case You Missed It:  Sudbury resident Carmen Gentile, who briefly was in last year's expanded Board of Selectmen race, confirmed to Sudbury Patch he is running for state representative for the 13th Middlesex District.

For the last seven years, Tom Conroy has represented the 13th Middlesex District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Conroy, a Wayland Democrat, is running for State Treasurer. 

Earlier this month, Framingham's Brian J. LeFort announced he would seek the Democratic nomination for Conroy's seat.

The second candidate announced means there will be a primary election for the state representative seat prior to the November 2014 election. The 13th Middlesex District consists of three out of the four precincts in Wayland, Precinct 3 in Framingham (Saxonville), a handful of precincts in Marlborough and Sudbury.

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