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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.

Safe zone for internet exchanges considered by City Council

January 27th, 2016

Marlborough – The growing interest in buying, selling and trading a variety of items through websites prompted a discussion on a proposal to establish a “safe zone” in the city at the Jan. 25 City Council meeting. Ward 3 City Councilor Matthew Elder made a recommendation that the city establish a parking space in front of the police station on Bolton Street to accommodate residents conducting these types of transactions commonly created on Craigslist, Facebook and other websites.

Corbin Plaza permit approval moves forward

January 27th, 2016

Marlborough – An amended special permit to allow for an additional condominium for developers of Corbin Plaza at 110 Pleasant St. was discussed at a public hearing held by the City Council at the Jan. 25 meeting. The action, increasing the number of condominiums from 17 to 18, eliminated the original request for office space on the ground floor, proposed by attorney Arthur Bergeron, representing owners Stas Burdan and Alex Yarov of Stoughton.

Council approves $10.7 million capital bond request

January 27th, 2016

Marlborough – The City Council has approved a fiscal year 2016 capital bond request for $10.7 million to be used for a variety of infrastructure needs throughout the city. The bond approval made at the Jan. 25 council meeting will provide funding for the reconstruction of areas on Lincoln Street, West Hill Road, Jefferson Street and Elm Street.

Charter Review Committee presents recommendations to selectmen

January 27th, 2016

Westborough – The committee tasked with reviewing Westborough’s Town Charter presented their recommended changes and additions to the Board of Selectmen at its Jan. 26 meeting. The recommendations will be put forth in three articles at the upcoming Annual Town Meeting (ATM) Saturday, March 12.

Water treatment plant coming in below cost estimates

January 25th, 2016

Grafton – Paul Cournoyer, superintendent of sewers for Grafton, met with the Board of Selectmen Jan. 19 to present a progress report on upgrading the town’s wastewater treatment plant.

He noted that the improvement program began about four years ago and is currently coming in about $9 million below initial estimates. The improvement plan is based upon a 2014 forecast of the town’s needs through 2034. Savings to date are due to lower-than-expected loan interest rates and a reduction in some of the initial estimates.

Monster storm on track to slam into Mid-Atlantic

January 21st, 2016

1-21-16 Coastal Flooding-rs

Here is my latest thinking on the powerful storm that will bury the mid-Atlantic region. This storm has a tremendous amount of energy with it and will intensify into a record breaking event around Washington D.C., where it could become an all-time top 3 storm for snow depth and there is an outside chance it could become the heaviest snowfall ever, eclipsing the 28 inch storm currently topping that list. It will be a much different story in our region. Heavy snow will move up the coast to Long Island and perhaps the south coast of Connecticut and Rhode Island, and perhaps reaching the outer Cape (Chatham area) and the Islands.

Snow on the way – but not for region

January 20th, 2016

By James M. Arnold, Weather Specialist Well, it looks like we have dodged a major bullet!  The effects our area will feel from the weekend storm will likely be minimal at most, with most areas hardly getting any plowable snow at all.  The storm looks to be going out to sea well to our south, […]

Important steps to avoid a house fire and stay safe

January 14th, 2016

Lt. Annmarie Pickett

Region – According to the National Fire Protection Association, people age 65 and over are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires compared to the population at large.

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