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Week in Review: Midnight Madness, King Philip Football Wins on Thanksgiving, Sandy Recovery, and More

The Week in Review is a roundup of all the top story from the past week.

Shopper's Guide to Midnight Madness/Thanksgiving Weekend at Wrentham Village Premium Outlets

This weekend was the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, to see what deals will be offered in Wrentham, click the article.

 

Second Half Brilliance Lead King Philip Past Franklin

With the league title decided going into Thanksgiving, it would have been easy for both Franklin and King Philip to walk it in. Yet with pride on the line, both football teams fought to the end in one of the closer games between the two rivals. Despite a tough first half, the KP Warriors came back to defeat the Franklin Panthers, 20-13, in Franklin.

 

Wrentham Couple Travel to NYC to Help With Sandy Recovery

As places like New York City and much of New Jersey continue to recover from the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, a couple from Wrentham is doing their part to help those affected by the storm. After seeing the destruction that resulted from the hurricane, Tanya Werning Keating along with her husband Michael, traveled to Rockaway Beach in Queens last week to help with the recovery.

The Keatings chose to go to Rockaway Beach due to their personal ties to the area. The boyfriend of Tanya’s sister-in-law lives in the area and while he was safe during and after the storm, there were plenty of others who needed as much help as they could get.

 

List of Most Dangerous Intersections in Massachusetts Includes One in Plainville

The intersection of Taunton Street (Route 152) and Messenger Street (Route 106) has been named one of the most dangerous in Massachusetts according to a list from the state, which tracked crashes and accidents between 2008-2010.

The list of the 200 most dangerous intersections in the state was recently included in a WBZ-TV I-Team report.

 

Selectmen Vote to Keep Dual Tax Rate

The Wrentham Board of Selectmen voted 5-0 last night to maintain the dual tax rate policy they have used since 2004 and keep a 10% small commercial tax exemption.

The 1.14% shift for the next fiscal year represents a similar move that the board did last year when addressing the issue. While going with a 1.15% or 1.16% increase was also discussed, the initial shift was used as Chairman Joe Botaish noted that he was comfortable with that they did last year.

The rate that was approved for residents was $15.07 per $1,000 valuation while the commercial rate will be $17.88 per $1,000 valuation. This year the the rates were $14.43 for homes and $17.06 for commercial business.

The new rates represent a $62 increase in property taxes for a median-valued home in Wrentham

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