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Domestic violence vigil to be held in Shrewsbury

October 4th, 2017

Shrewsbury – A vigil to remember victims and survivors, and to raise awareness about domestic violence will be held Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. at the Shrewsbury common, Main Street and Route 140 (rain location – First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, adjacent to the common). Leaders from the community and state officials […]

Newsletter intends to inform Marlborough veterans

October 3rd, 2017

Marlborough – In an ongoing effort to expand awareness of veterans and their needs, Marlborough’s Director of Veterans Services Nicholas Charbonneau is publishing a newsletter for citywide distribution. In the position he was appointed to a year ago, his main function is to provide veterans with pertinent information on local, state, and national benefits and assist in obtaining them.

Northborough sets fees for plowing and sanding private ways for the approaching winter

September 28th, 2017

Northborough – Department of Public Works Director Scott Charpentier went before the Board of Selectmen Sept. 25 to present for approval the new fee schedule for plowing and sanding of private ways for the upcoming 2017-2018 winter season. The two private roads that the town maintains are Harris Avenue and Maple Lane.

Northborough selectmen discuss preliminary free cash plan for FY2019

September 28th, 2017

Northborough – Town Administrator John Coderre reported to the Board of Selectmen at their Sept. 25 meeting that the books have been closed on fiscal year (FY) 2017 and that Free Cash has been certified at $2,877,855, as of July 1, 2017.

MEDC looks to prioritize downtown revitalization, target modern amenities

September 25th, 2017

Marlborough – Nearly 100 local officials and business leaders gathered at the Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) headquarters Sept. 22 for the 11th Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Founders Reception.

700 age-restricted units planned for former State Hospital property

September 19th, 2017

Westborough – Reid Blute, vice president of Pulte Homes in Westborough, appeared before the Board of Selectmen at their Sept. 12 meeting to gain their approval for Pulte’s conceptual plan for redevelopment of the Westborough State Hospital property. A total of 700 units, all age-restricted (at least one person 55 or over; no one under the age of 18) is being planned.

Pulte is set to move from the due diligence to the permitting stage. The next step is to go before the Planning Board for special permits before coming back to the selectmen for site plan review. The board unanimously approved the conceptual plan.

Westborough Board reviews warrant articles for fall Town Meeting

September 14th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough’s fall Town Meeting will take place Monday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at Westborough High School, 90 W. Main St. Any registered Westborough voter is eligible to vote at Town Meeting.

Town Manager Jim Malloy gave an overview of the 35 articles that are listed on the Town Meeting Warrant as of the Sept. 12 Board of Selectmen meeting.

Westborough Board establishes search committee for new police chief

September 14th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon has recently given written notice that he intends to retire Jan. 31, 2018. According to the Town Charter, the Board of Selectmen is required to establish a Search Committee to fill this position.

Planning Board to hold public hearings regarding production of alcohol

September 6th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Planning Board will hold a public hearing during its Tuesday, Sept. 12, meeting on five articles that will go before the voters at Town Meeting (TM), Monday, Oct. 16.

Two articles call to amend zoning bylaws to add a new use under the category “Industrial Uses” pertaining to “Brewery, Distillery” and adding a new use in “Commercial Uses” for “Brew Pub, Microbrewery, and Nano – Brewery.”

Lakeway Commons Grand Opening postponed until Saturday, Oct. 21

September 6th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Due to unforeseen construction delays, the Lakeway Commons Grand Opening, originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23 has been postponed until Saturday, Oct. 21.

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