Parents reported the coyotes to Framingham Animal Control.
Brophy Elementary School parents are reporting seeing a coyote mother and her pups on the walking path between the elementary school and the Belknap Road and Flanagan Drive neighborhoods. Coyote moms are known to be protective and aggressive. Coyotes use a den for rearing the pups and sleeping. They will scent mark the area around the den and defend it. The den can be a burrow dug into the ground, or under a rock outcropping, a tree or a bush. One parent reported seeing the coyotes near the path around the elementary school's 3:15 p.m. dismissal time on Wednesday. Parents reported the coyotes to Framingham Animal Control. Parents and students using the Belknap Road pathway to the elementary school should be cautious.
Sweet Meadow Food & Grain wants a permit to keep 200 chickens at 225 Arlington St.
Sweet Meadow Food & Grain wants a permit to keep 200 chickens at 225 Arlington St. Earlier this week, the Framingham Board of Health and the town's animal contriol officers table the company's permit request until June to give both time to do a site visit. Board of Health Director Ethan Mascoop told the petitioner Monday night that he went to the property earlier that day and had a hard time "finding" the exact location of the property. The area is in a relatively small industrial block at the end of Arlington St., with houses on one side and the railroad on the other. Only one neighbor, a small business owner who was not present at Monday night's meeting, expressed concern about the smell. 225 Arlington St is the former Fabric Place HQ …