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Hopkinton woman charged in Westborough crash

April 14th, 2016

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Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this afternoon:

On 4/13/16, at approximately 1:05 PM, the Westborough Police Department responded to 105 W. Main St. for a motor vehicle accident involving a 2001 Ford Explorer and a utility pole. The arriving units found a utility pole snapped in half with wires in the roadway.

Verizon union workers go on strike

April 13th, 2016

Region – Nearly 39,000 union workers at Verizon, stretching from Massachusetts to Virginia went on strike April 13. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and Communications Workers of America (CWA) maintain the landline phone and FIOS network.

Update – One dead, one injured at crime scene in Grafton

April 13th, 2016

Grafton – Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early, Jr. said today officials are investigating a crime scene at 55 Worcester Road (Route 140), which left one person dead and one hospitalized. Officials say Kelley Sugarman was found dead in a bedroom and her husband, Michael was found with a knife in his throat. At a press […]

Westborough mental health care facility approved

April 13th, 2016

Westborough—The Board of Selectmen April 12 granted one of the final approvals required to convert the former corporate headquarters of Bay State Gas on Friberg Parkway into a 152-bed mental health care facility.

The board unanimously approved a site plan approval for the facility, which will be operated by Signature Health Care at 300 Friberg Parkway.

Historic Burnett-Garfield house saved by Town Meeting

April 12th, 2016

The Burnett-Garfield House 
Photo/Jane Keller Gordon

Southborough – An overwhelming majority of Southborough residents voted to acquire a preservation restriction for the Burnett-Garfield House at 84 Main Street at a well-attended Town Meeting held April 11 at the P. Brent Trottier Middle School. Those who presented arguments in favor stood and applauded Southborough’s Bridget Brady and friends — who almost two years ago at age 14 started a movement — that culminated in the vote.

Using existing Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds, the town will purchase a $970,000 bond to purchase the restriction. There is an expectation that the state will contribute some amount of matching funds. The money will go to the property’s owner, Jon Delli Priscoli, who has up to four years to restore the exterior of the property. He says that he will open a bed and breakfast.

Veterans District with Sudbury to continue

April 8th, 2016

Marlborough-Mayor Arthur Vigeant is asking the City Council to approve an updated agreement with the town of Sudbury to continue operating the regional Veterans District, which has been in operation since Fiscal Year 2014.

Over the course of the past few years, the partnership has proven successful and beneficial to both communities, according to the mayor.

Mayor appoints new collector

April 8th, 2016

Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant announced his appointment of Eileen Bristol to the position of collector for the city of Marlborough to councilors at the April 4 meeting. She is currently collector/treasurer for the town of Athol. They referred the recommendation to the Personnel Committee for review.

Cut-a-thon to benefit Clardy children

April 8th, 2016

Hudson – The Hair Cuttery will be holding a Cut-a-thon Sunday, April 10, to benefit the children of State Trooper Thomas Clardy. Patrons can stop in at the shop located at 10 Technology Drive in Hudson that day between the hours of 5-8 p.m. and receive a shampoo and cut for $10. All proceeds will be donated to the Clardy’s Children’s Fund.

Grafton ConCom weighs in on new DPW building location

April 7th, 2016

Grafton – At their April 5 Grafton Board of Selectmen’s meeting, members of the Grafton Conservation Commission (ConCom) presented the commission’s opinion of the town’s decision to locate the new Department of Public Works (DPW) building on land that had been declared an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC).

Grafton Center to get roadway rebuild

April 7th, 2016

Grafton Commons

Grafton – Jeff Walsh, from Graves Engineering in Worcester, gave a detailed presentation to the Grafton Board of Selectmen at their April 5 meeting. The subject was a rework of Grafton Center and the Grafton Commons area.

The Commons is an area scenic high point and has been used as a backdrop for TV commercials and as a setting for the 1935 Mickey Rooney movie adaptation of the Eugene O’Neill play “Ah, Wilderness!” The gazebo on the Commons was constructed by the movie company because the director thought the Commons needed one.

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