FRANKLIN - Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter School has won an award for its architecture. The American Institute of Architects has given the school’s architect Arrowstreet Inc. and builder CTA Construction Managers their Honor Award as part of their Excellence in Design Award Program for contemporary buildings. AIA says the 70,000 square-foot school building is among those that highlight the “range of outstanding ways well-designed buildings and spaces improve lives and communities.” Read More.
MEDWAY - Medway’s Loyal Companion Pet Store is going out of business. The chain has 17 locations in Massachusetts and more than 50 total across the US. But on Monday the company announced they would all be closing up by the end of this month as part of a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing. They will be maintaining some stores under a different brand name in a few western and midwestern states but must leave Medway. They say they will try to find other pet stores to take over the spaces they are leaving. Read More.
MILFORD - Seniors at Milford High have a new scholarship opportunity this year. Central One Federal Credit Union is opening a new branch on Prospect Street and is celebrating by extending their existing scholarship for local kids in other towns to Milford. They include one $4,000 scholarship and five $1,000 one-time scholarships. They are open to seniors graduating in May who plan to attend a 4-year college or university and majoring in business or finance. Applications are due by April 15 at centralfcu.com/scholarships. Read More.
MASS - Local Veterans have a new liaison ready to help. Marine Corp Veteran Jeffrey Farrell has been tapped as the Central Massachusetts Veteran Services District new Veterans Service Officer. Farrell served in Anti-Terrorism Security in the Corp and then later enlisted in the National Guard and served in Afghanistan. But now after 20 years in the private sector working in Healthcare and Fitness, Farrell says he missed the camaraderie of the military and he is excited about helping Veterans meet their needs. Read More.