FIRE IN THE COURT (Update) !!!

May 2, 2011

Actionnews17 interviews Mayson Foster (City of Hammond).

The State Fire Marshal has deemed the 7th Ward court to be too crowded.

Watch the interview of Mayson Foster on YouTube or on the above Action17 link:

Mayson Foster interview

… We’ve been talking about it for a little over 8 years, there is no magic formula to automatically create more court space… “

“… and I saw the letter to the editor that probably created the review by the Fire Marshall, um, you know, what I think we are probably going to have to do is sit down and talk about how we can setup a sub-court or something similar to that …:

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POLICE INVESTIGATE STABBINGS

The Boston Globe (Boston, MA) August 17, 2003 BELLINGHAM Town police are investigating a recent stabbing at a house on Cross Street that led to the hospitalization of three men, according to Detective Sergeant Richard Perry. The police have obtained arrest warrants from Milford District Court for Ryan Devine of Hopkinton, Robert Sennott III of Millis, and Michael Foley Jr. of Walpole on various charges stemming from the Aug. 10 incident. The most serious charges that the three face include assault with attempt to murder and assault with a dangerous weapon. A fourth man, Jamie Tomasz of Milford, was arrested on the same charges and released on $5,000 bail on Aug. 11. The stabbing victims, Kevin Murphy, Charles Woodman, and Sean Woodman, were treated at Boston area hospitals and released.

GOLF TOURNEY TO BENEFIT SCHOLARSHIPS – The Northeast Region of the National Association for Campus Activities is hosting the third annual Ross-Fahey Golf Challenge Sept. 29 at the New England Country Club. The NACA is still looking for players. Registration is $100 per person and includes 18 holes, a GPS-enabled cart, and a barbecue chicken dinner. All proceeds go toward the David A. Ross and M. Kevin Fahey scholarship funds, which are awarded every year to college and university graduate students and new professionals in higher education. The registration deadline is Sept. 8. For more information or to register, visit the website northeast.naca.org/golf. website bellingham high school

FRANKLIN `LITTLE SHOP’ AUDITIONS SET – The Franklin Performing Arts Company is holding open auditions for the musical comedy “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts, 38 Main St. Those interested in auditioning must be 16 or older and prepared to sing 16 measures from any song from “Little Shop of Horrors” or one in a similar style. Those auditioning for the parts of Chiffon, Ronette, or Crystal must be prepared to do some dance steps. A cold reading might be asked for certain roles. The play is scheduled to be presented Oct. 3, 4, and 5 at Bellingham High School. For more information, call 508-528-8668.

MEDFIELD SELECTMEN MULL PRIVATE UTILITY – The Board of Selectmen is considering whether to join 30 other local towns in supporting a statewide measure that would make it easier to start municipally owned utility companies. The board recently discussed joining about 30 other towns in signaling support for a bill making its way through the state Legislature that would help towns buy equipment from a private power company. But the selectmen opted not to endorse the bill outright, saying they did not have enough information. Ann Thompson, who chairs the board, said selectmen were also concerned that the town may be too small to make a municipally owned utility company practical. “We really needed more information,” she said. go to website bellingham high school

MEDWAY CONTRA DANCES TO RESUME – Beginning Sept. 6, Medway Contra Dance will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. the first Saturday of the month at Christ Episcopal Church in Medway. Beginners, families, singles, and couples are welcome; bringing a partner is not necessary. Admission is $6. On Sept. 6, the caller will be Frank Woodward, and Ramblin’ Pitchfork will provide the music. The church is located at 14 School St. For more information, call 508-533-1259.

MILFORD TWO DEALERSHIPS APPROVED – The Zoning Board of Appeals has granted two special permits to used-car dealers. At the regular meeting last week, the board approved a special permit for Arthur Siipola of 16 Silver Hill Road to relocate his existing used-car dealership on the premises. At the same meeting, Custodio Braganca and Rafael Ferreira of 124 East Main St. received a special permit for the sale of used cars.

MILLIS SELECTMEN APPROVE BORROWING – The Board of Selectmen has approved borrowing $2.9 million to fund a variety of projects, including two new water wells, the Union Street water main project, new town water meters, a new garage for the Department of Public Works, and parking at the Clyde Brown Elementary School. The wells account for $1.9 million of the general obligation bond. The town will repay the bond over 20 years.

NORFOLK ART SALE BENEFITS STONY BROOK – The work of Medfield artist Inga Dankers is on display through September at the Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Norfolk. Her works, most of which are watercolors, are for sale. One-fourth of the proceeds will benefit Stony Brook. Dankers enjoys painting portraits and still lifes, but her favorites are landscapes, particularly saltwater marshes and fields, according to the sanctuary. The Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary is located at 108 North St. off of Route 115 in Norfolk.

SALE AT LIBRARY – The Friends of Norfolk Public Library are asking for book donations for the annual Friends Of the Library Book and Bake Sale. Books that are in good condition can be dropped off in the library foyer, during library hours, before Sept. 8. The sale will be held in the Norfolk Public Library, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20. A preview of the sale will be open to members of Friends of the Library from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 19. The library is located at 139 Main St., in Norfolk.

PLAINVILLE FINAL CONCERT IN SERIES – A free concert series sponsored by Plainville Pride concludes next Sunday with a performance by Muhrud, which is scheduled to play contemporary big band music. The concert will be at Town Park behind Town Hall from 6 to 8 p.m.

UPTON TOWN MEETING SET FOR SEPT. 30 – The Board of Selectmen has set a date for a Special Town Meeting to vote on whether to approve a Proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusion override to pay for building a Mendon-Upton regional library. Mendon voters rejected a larger and more costly proposal last year. Upton voters approved the initial proposal, but the library’s trustees spent the last year coming up with a plan that both towns could agree with. The 28,500-square-foot building will cost Upton taxpayers $1.4 million. The Special Town Meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Nipmuc Regional Middle-High School.

WRENTHAM BOOK DISCUSSIONS RESUME – The Fiske Public Library’s Evening Book Discussion Group will resume meetings next month. People can sign up to participate, but space is limited. At the end of this month, “Mrs. Dalloway” by Virginia Woolf and “The Hours” by Michael Cunningham will be available at the circulation desk for the discussion, which is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the library, 110 Randall Road.


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