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Northborough’s Town Meeting adopts energy code and approves construction for Town Common project

April 26th, 2017

Northborough – Northborough’s Annual Town Meeting convened Monday, April 24 at Algonquin Regional High School to act upon 55 warrant articles. Town Moderator Frederick George, Jr. oversaw the meeting, which concluded in less than four hours.

Articles involving the town’s budget, school budgets, revolving accounts, appropriations and stabilization funds all passed with virtually no discussion. Town Administrator John Coderre and School Superintendent Christine Johnson presented their budgets which were accepted.

Vote scheduled for Grafton library expansion

April 24th, 2017

Grafton – Ten thousand of Grafton’s residents hold library cards, according to Beth Gallaway, who has been the Grafton Public Library Director since 2013.

“Our 7,400 square foot library was built in 1927 when the town had 6,000 residents,” she said. “Now with 18,000, we are bursting at the seams.”

For the third time, the Grafton Library Planning and Building Committee is attempting to gain approval for an expansion. Joining many other libraries in Massachusetts that have gone through this process, a grant application has been submitted for partial state funding through the Mass. Public Library Construction Program Grant.

Smoking cause of fatal Marlborough fire

April 20th, 2017

Marlborough – Deputy State Fire Marshal Maribel Fournier, Marlborough Fire Chief Kevin J. Breen and Marlborough Police Chief David Giorgi said in a statement released this afternoon that the cause of this morning’s fire at 86 Neil Street was the improper disposal of smoking materials. The fire took the life of a woman believed to […]

Body of missing Southborough man is recovered

April 16th, 2017

Southborough – The family of Michael Kelleher, a 23-year-old man who has been missing since March 29, said his body was pulled from the Charles River this morning. Kelleher was reported missing after failing to meet up with a friend after attending a Boston Celtics game. We will have more details as we receive them.

Selectmen award bid for Forbes Municipal Building renovations

April 13th, 2017

Westborough – At the Board of Selectmen’s April 11 meeting, Westborough Town Manager Jim Malloy recommended that the board approve the bid for the Forbes Municipal Building Renovation Project to Five Star Building Corporation in the amount of $10,516,168 – about a $1,000,000 less than expected.

Selectmen reserve recommendation on marijuana moratorium

April 13th, 2017

Northborough – Northborough Board of Selectmen Chair William Pantazis led a discussion of Warrant Articles that the board would be recommending for passage at the Annual Town Meeting Monday, April 24, at Algonquin Regional High School at 7:30 p.m.

Northborough town administrator presents capital budget to Selectmen

April 13th, 2017

Northborough – Northborough Town Administrator John Coderre gave an overview of the fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) Capital Budget to the Board of Selectmen at their April 10 meeting. The budget includes two components: the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) which is a six-year comprehensive plan detailing how the town replaces equipment and how it maintains its infrastructure. The Capital Budget is funding sought for any given year’s projects, in this case FY 2018. The CIP then shifts up one year then the next year’s projects become the Capital Budget. The Appropriations Committee and the Financial Planning Committee unanimously support this year’s budget.

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April 13th, 2017

Pedestrian killed in Route 9 accident in Westborough

April 4th, 2017

Westborough –Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 4/3/17, at approximately 9:24 PM, the Westborough Police Department responded to Rte. 9 east in front of Decks Plus for a report of a pedestrian being struck by a motor vehicle. The arriving units located a female in the travel part of the roadway […]

Westborough Town Meeting opts out of recreational marijuana

March 22nd, 2017

Westborough – At the Annual Town Meeting March 18, registered town voters in attendance had the opportunity to weigh in and decide the next phase of the “belts and suspenders” approach of the town opting out of the commercial and recreational sales of marijuana. This conservative approach was recommended by town counsel and Town Manager Jim Malloy, and approved by the Board of Selectmen who placed Bylaw Articles 32 and 33 on the Town Warrant and the question on the March 7 Town Election Ballot.

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