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Kopin Corporation donates $10,000 to Westborough Police

October 26th, 2015

(l to r) Lisa Safran, director of marketing, Kopin Corporation; Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon; and Stuart Nixdorff, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Kopin Corporation 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – On Oct. 21 the Kopin Corporation celebrated its 30th anniversary at a meeting held at its 125 North Drive headquarters. To commemorate that milestone, the company decided to make a $10,000 donation to the Westborough Police Department. Stuart Nixdorff, the company’s vice president of marketing, presented the check to Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon.

Proposed Algonquin LNG pipeline survey creates controversy

October 23rd, 2015

rafton – Jon Bonsall, an attorney representing Algonquin Gas, appeared before the Grafton Board of Selectmen Oct. 20 to discuss Algonquin’s proposed 1,100 mile liquid natural gas (LNG) pipeline that would run through part of Grafton.

Grafton Super Park wins next phase funding at Town Meeting

October 22nd, 2015

Grafton – The town’s Super Park project once again came before the voters, as the subject was debated at the Oct. 19 Town Meeting (TM). But unlike a request at the spring TM, the voters approved a warrant at the fall TM for funding for the project.

Articles pass at Town Meeting after abrupt start

October 22nd, 2015

Grafton – The 2015 fall Town Meeting on Oct.19 got off to a lively start when a voter angrily interrupted Town Moderator Ray Mead’s instructions as Mead was explaining the new electronic voting procedure and the electronic device issued to each voter before the meeting started.

Hudson man arraigned in connection with fatal crash

October 20th, 2015

Woburn – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan released this statement this afternoon:

Scott Harding, 52, of Hudson, was arraigned yesterday on the charge of leaving the scene of a personal injury and death.

Voters deny request to change ‘strong fire chief’ statute

October 20th, 2015

Westborough—Town Meeting voted Oct. 19 to retain the strong fire chief statute, defeating a proposal made by the Board of Selectmen to bring the oversight of the department into line with police and other departments.

A “strong chief” creates department rules and policies and has absolute authority. A “weak chief,” creates regulations but then brings them to the board of selectmen for approval. Westborough approved a strong fire chief (but not a strong police chief) in 1968.

Fall Home Improvement Guide, Oct. 16, 2015

October 20th, 2015

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New commuter bus service is announced in Marlborough

October 19th, 2015

Standing in front of the new commuter bus that will transport residents to and from Marlborough and downtown Boston, are (l to r) Astrid Glynn, MassDOT Rail and Transit administrator, State Sen. Jamie Eldridge, State Rep. Carmine Gentile, Mayor Arthur Vigeant, City Council President Edward Clancy, State Rep. Danielle Gregoire, Council on Aging Director Trish Pope and City Councilor Donald Landers.

Marlborough – Beginning Oct. 19, a new commuter bus service connecting Marlborough and downtown Boston will be in operation, provided through the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)’s BusPlan program and Peter Pan bus line. A formal announcement of the program which will provide weekday morning service into Boston and return evening service to Marlborough was made Oct. 2 at a special ceremony held at the new senior center.

Selectmen want seating plan clarified in brewery license request

October 18th, 2015

Westborough—The Board of Selectmen Oct. 12 asked the owner of Cold Harbor Brewery to do more work on his plans before it decides on his request to add a brewer’s pouring license after concerns were raised about seating being added—something not shown on the originally approved plans.

Westborough selectmen release executive session minutes

October 18th, 2015

Westborough—The Board of Selectmen voted during its Oct. 12 meeting to release a year’s worth of executive session minutes, accounts of the meetings the board holds behind closed doors under certain exceptions from the state’s open meeting law.

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