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Monday’s storm will bring snow throughout day

February 7th, 2016

The approaching storm is going to be the real deal for much of southern New England. Here is a link to the National Weather Service Office in Taunton where you can get their take of what is on the way: http://www.weather.gov/box/ Plymouth County, the Cape and Islands are now under a Blizzard Warning; much of central and eastern Massachusetts not in the blizzard zone is under a Winter Storm Warning and most of the rest of the state is under a Winter Storm Advisory.

More snow, Arctic air on the way

February 6th, 2016

weather 2.6.16 (Mobile)

It looks like the next week or so will see at least two and possibly three bouts with snow, but none of these look to be very significant, on the order of possibly two to four inches late Monday and Monday night and less than that about Wednesday and again about Friday. The major news for next week will be the shot of Arctic air coming in over next weekend. This looks like it will be the coldest air of the season so far as temperatures on Sunday night/Monday morning (2/14 – 2/15) tumble to around -5° in the usual coldest spots. See the attached GFS temperature guidance for reference.

Corridor Nine hosts annual legislative breakfast

February 1st, 2016

Legislators discuss issues at Corridor Nine breakfast. 
Photo/Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce

Westborough – The issue of fair scheduling, equal pay for women, and the legalization of recreational marijuana were just a few of the topics discussed at the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast held Jan. 28 at the Doubletree Hotel. Over 200 members of the chamber attended the annual breakfast, which featured a panel of local state senators and representatives discussing the pressing issues facing the state.

Transportation is topic of discussion at summit

February 1st, 2016

Westborough – The topic of transportation was the focus of an economic development summit, “Promoting Regional Collaboration on the ‘Last Mile’ Connection,” hosted by a newly formed group The Boroughs+ at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough Jan. 26. The event was sponsored by the legal firm, Mirick O’Connell.

Fire, police and DPW report on budgets

January 29th, 2016

Westborough – Fire, Police and Public Works Departments reported on their preliminary budgets and proposed Town Meeting budget articles to the Board of Selectmen at the board’s Jan. 26 meeting.

Fire Chief Patrick Purcell said his department tried to keep increases to the requested 2 percent over last year’s budget; the budget presented was 2.86 percent over. The main line-item increase is for $13,500 for an additional supervisor to handle the increased volume of fire inspections.

Northborough selectmen thank interim fire chief

January 29th, 2016

Northborough – The Northborough Board of Selectmen took time during its Jan. 25 meeting to thank Richard Harris who served as the town’s interim fire chief since last July.

Harris, the former North Reading Fire Chief, served in Northborough while the town went through the process of seeking a replacement for longtime Fire Chief David Durgin who retired in June. David L. Parenti was sworn in as the new Northborough Fire Chief on Jan. 11.

Opioid panel focuses on epidemic, disease and treatment

January 29th, 2016

Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr., State Senator Harriette Chandler

Northborough – There was a rallying cry to stop the opioid crisis at Algonquin Regional High School Jan 25. “Opioid Use & Abuse: Addressing the Crisis,” was the focus of a Community Awareness Forum organized by Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.’s office. Co-sponsors of the event included state representatives Carolyn Dykema, D-Holliston, Harold Naughton, D-Clinton, and Danielle Gregoire, D-Marlborough; and state senators Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton and Harriette Chandler, D-Worcester.

Water issues top Shrewsbury selectmen’s agenda

January 28th, 2016

Shrewsbury – A “Public Works Workshop” was the focus of much of the Jan. 26 Board of Selectmen’s meeting.

Nearly every town maintenance, building, roads, recreation, and water/sewer issue on the books was discussed.

Selectmen deny traffic signage request

January 28th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen reviewed during its Jan. 26 meeting a citizen’s request to place a stop sign at the intersection of Deergrass Road and Thestland Drive. The board concluded that present traffic does not warrant such an action as the police department reported that traffic usually adheres to the posted speed limit and that neighbors questioned stated that they had seen no problems existing with traffic. Selectman Maurice DePalo had also gone to that intersection and stated that he had observed no speeding vehicles or dangerous situations. As such the board declined to act on the request.

Legal notice of public hearing – Marlborough Community Development Authority

January 27th, 2016

Marlborough – The city of Marlborough, acting through the Marlborough Community Development Authority (MCDA), will conduct a public forum during its regular MCDA board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at 8:45 a.m at Marlborough City Hall – Memorial Hall, 140 Main St., Marlborough.

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