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Shrewsbury schools ask for more money from town revenues

April 28th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury has profited from an increase in town funding and the School Department has asked for most of it.

At their April 26 regular meeting, a revised report on town finances was presented by Town Manager Daniel Morgado. Net revenues and charges have increased by $1,738,741 from what was filed in January. Revenues have increased by $858,355 while changes in charges have added an additional $880,386. The majority of this financial change – $1,295,238 – has been requested by the School Department.

Public hearing on sports center draws crowd in support

April 28th, 2016

Marlborough – Sports enthusiasts, businessmen and residents – many who have interacted for many years with Wesley Tuttle, general manager of the New England Sports Center and his staff – came out in full force to the April 25 City Council meeting to state their full support to add two rinks. The public hearing is required to act on the application for a special permit requested by the New England Sports Management (NESM) Corporation, to add rinks seven and eight and restaurants at the 121 Donald Lynch Boulevard location.

City receives grant for parks and playgrounds

April 28th, 2016

Marlborough – A legislative act filed by Senator James Eldridge, D-Acton, has given the city of Marlborough $250,000 in state funds to be used for parks and playgrounds. Councilors were informed of the gift at the April 25 meeting in a communication from Mayor Arthur Vigeant.

“I would like to thank Senator Eldridge for his advocacy and our entire legislative delegation for their work on behalf of Marlborough residents,” stated Vigeant.

Selectmen to revisit 61A review process

April 27th, 2016

Westborough—The Board of Selectmen April 26 voted to pass on the town’s option to purchase a small parcel of land being taken out of the 61A agricultural tax exemption program, but also made plans to revisit how they review such options in the future.

Council approves study of Walker building

April 27th, 2016

The Walker Building

Marlborough-The City Council voted at its April 25 meeting to request Mayor Arthur Vigeant to provide a transfer for $75,000 to fund a feasibility study of the Walker building located at 255 Main St.

Northborough voters find ‘common’ ground in downtown proposal

April 27th, 2016

Northborough—A little more than a year after it began as an idea among a group of residents, the push to create a Town Common took a huge leap forward at the April 25 Annual Town Meeting (ATM) with voters approving nearly $500,000 in Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds to purchase and improve parcels that will be linked with existing town land to create the downtown green space.

Northborough Town Meeting saves White Cliffs from the wrecking ball

April 26th, 2016

Northborough—White Cliffs has been spared from the wrecking ball after Town Meeting voters working past midnight approved spending $2.4 million in Community Preservation funds to purchase and permanently preserve the iconic mansion property.

After more than a half hour of discussion at the April 26 TM, the White Cliffs proposal garnered more than the two-thirds vote it required, sparking a round of applause from the 200-plus voters who spent nearly five hours working its way through the warrant.

Northborough approves White Cliffs purchase

April 26th, 2016

Northborough – Voters at the Northborough Annual Town Meeting approved last night a measure to purchase White Cliffs, 218 to 67. We will have more details later this morning.

Proposed additional marijuana site again invigorates selectmen’s discussion

April 24th, 2016

Grafton – At their regularly scheduled meeting April 19, the recent dispute over the approval of the marijuana dispensary near Hollywood Drive was expanded to include a new application, this one for a marijuana-growing facility.

Grafton selectmen discuss town funding and warrant articles

April 21st, 2016

Grafton – At its weekly meeting April 12, the Grafton Board of Selectmen were to vote on several articles to be on the warrant at Town Meeting May 17. The session evolved into a spirited discussion about the best way to fund large expenditures.

The warrant calls for a vote on debt exclusion for the cost of the soon-to-be-built Department of Public Works (DPW) facility and several newer vehicles for the Fire Department. The DPW project is estimated to cost $13.9 million and the Fire Department wishes to acquire a new pump truck estimated at $400,000 and emergency all-terrain vehicle (ATV).

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