Backers of revamping Framingham’s town government were out collecting petition signatures at a recent farmers market.

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Backers of revamping Framingham’s town government were out collecting petition signatures at a recent farmers market.

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The state’s most populous town has big-city challenges and opportunities. Some say it’s time for a new form of government.By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

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Is Framingham too big to be a town?

The state’s most populous town has big-city challenges and opportunities. Some say it’s time for a new form of government.

The Argument: Should plastic bags be banned at our stores?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

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Arthur Miller’s ‘Broken Glass’ coming to Watertown

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