Selectman Dennis Giombetti: "This hotel has been a problem for a number of years."
Selectman Dennis Giombetti wants the Framingham Police to look into the amount of crime taking place at Motel 6 on Route 9 in Framingham. Recently, emergency crews were called to aid a drug overdose victim. "This hotel has been a problem for a number of years," Giombetti told his fellow Selectmen last week. "I'd like the Police Chief to reach out to the owners and management - local, regional and corporate level -- and talk to them about the activities going on at their establishment," said Giombetti. Selectmen have the authority to decide if the motel can operate in town, said Giombetti. "We license inn keepers," he said. His fellow Selectmen unanimously agreed the policeshould look into crime at the motel.
In other business at the Framingham Selectmen's meeting this week, Dunkin' Donuts gave the town's veterans department $3,000 and Toys R Us requested to stay open 24 hours a day beginning Dec. 21.
Selectmen Tuesday bought the town more time to acquire land for a new McAuliffe Branch Library in Nobscot and also laid out a plan to accept bids for the sale of the Nobscot Chapel. The board signed a third extension of the purchase-and-sale agreement on the library land to May of 2013, adding another six months to the agreement, which was set to expire this month. The would-be seller, the AJ Rousseau Nobscot Trust, had already agreed to the extension. Selectmen Chairman Charles Sisitsky said the library branch project, for which the town has received a $4 million state grant, remains on track for the property, which is across from the Hemenway Elementary School and not far from the mostly vacant Nobscot Shopping Plaza, but that …