Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Final Selectmen meeting for Ginger Esty, Libby Franck at Amazing Things, Friends of Saxonville Annual Meeting next week and DPW construction meeting tonight all features in today's column.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. Framingham Selectmen are scheduled to meet tonight at 7 in the Memorial Building. Tonight will be the final Selectmen's meeting for Ginger Esty. She has decided not to run for re-election. Selectmen will not meet again until April 10, after the Town's election on Tuesday, April 9. 2. It's spring and for many in town that means one thing - more construction projects. The Framingham Department of Public Works will hold informational meetings on upcoming water, sewer and roadway projects tonight, April 3 and tomorrow, April 4. Framingham DPW Twill provide information on several projects including…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
After not attending tonight's Selectmen's meeting, Esty showed up after the meeting to announce she will withdraw her papers at the town's clerk's office for re-election.
Selectman Ginger Esty will not seek re-election to the Framingham Board of Selctmen. She did not attend Tuesday night's meeting. After the meeting adjourned, she showed up with a boot on one of her feet and told her fellow Selectmen she plans to withdraw her nominations papers for re-election at the Framingham Town Clerk's office tomorrow. Esty has been a selectmen for a dozen years. Esty and Sisitsky were running for re-election and were being challenged for one of the two seats available by School Committee member Mike Bower. Bower and Sisitsky are now running unopposed for the April 9 election. There are two, 3-year seats available.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Sen. Scott Brown and his bus rolled into town Thursday for his third visit in three weeks to Framingham, this time stopping at Bella Costa Ristorante for lunch with supporters and Maine Sen. Susan Collins.
Sen. Scott Brown and his bus rolled into town Thursday for his third visit in three weeks to Framingham. This time the senator, in a tight re-election race with Democrat Elizabeth Warren, brought Maine Sen. Susan Collins, who was voted the #1 bipartisan senator in the United States. Brown has been named the second-most bipartisan senator by Congressional Quarterly. Click on the attached video to hear what the two senators had to say about the need for "people over politics" and more bipartisan efforts in Washington. This was Brown's third Framingham restaurant visit in three weeks, having stopped at Carrie Anne's Diner, which subsequently closed and Ken's Steak House. Previous stops Brown brought former NJ Gov. Christie Todd Whitman and …
Monday, May 14, 2012
This past weekend, Framingham Parks & Recreation unveiled historic markers to celebrate the history of Cushing Memorial Park and to celebrate the jewel the area has become to the neighborhood.
This past weekend, Framingham Parks & Recreation unveiled historic markers to celebrate the history of Cushing Memorial Park and to celebrate the jewel the area has become to the neighborhood. The area where the park stands today, was in the 1940s Cushing General Hospital, a military hospital with more than 1,800 beds. The hospital was named after Dr. Harvey Cushing, a neurosurgeon. After as a Veterans Hospital for a couple of wars, the state took over the hospital and the its capacity was cut by two-thirds. Just before Governor William Weld called for its closure in the 90s, it was a geriatric facility with an Alzheimer's center. After the closure Framingham Selectmen Chair John Stefanini, who was also the town's state representative, met…
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Retired Walsh Middle School teacher Patricia Lavin will sign copies of her book at the Civil War Encampment today, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In the summer of 2010, retired Walsh Middle school English teacher began to transcribe letters from Framingham's Civil War soldiers. She wrote in her now published book My Dear Esty: Letters from Framingham’s Civil War Soldiers, she thought it would be an "easy" project. It wasn't as easy as she thought. She was hindered by spelling and the handwriting of the 1860s, specifically mentioning the "fanciful script of the time period was filled with loops, curls and swirls." But a year, later she published the book which includes transcriptions of 16 letters written by Framingham soldiers to Constantine Esty, a lawyer who was chair of the town’s military committee. Lavin wrote of the letters "These men of letters had captured my heart!They were…