Grant chances goal for Franklin

A 77-year-old Franklin woman is worried that she or one of the art students she teaches will trip and fall on the crumbling steps at her Main Street home, but she can’t afford to make the repairs.

Sharon Cataldi doesn’t know how much she would have to spend to fix the steps, but knows it will be more than she can afford on her limited income. She’s hoping to be one of more than a dozen Franklin residents who could get help fixing up their homes if the city wins a state grant.

Cataldi and more than 40 other residents have told the city they are interested in getting help fixing their homes. City officials already know that if Franklin gets the grant, they won’t be able to give money to all the people who have said they could use the help.


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