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Kolenda, Braccio win spots on Southborough Board of Selectmen

May 9th, 2017

Southborough  – Voters in the May 9 Annual Town Election have chosen incumbent Daniel Kolenda (772 votes) and Lisa Braccio (881 votes) for the two open spots on the Southborough Board of Selectmen. The two defeated Sam Stivers (662 votes), John Wood (592 votes) and David Parry (252 votes). Incumbent Town Clerk James Hegarty defeated […]

Casavant, DePalo win seats on Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen

May 2nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Voters in the May 2 Annual Town Election have chosen Beth Casavant and incumbent Maurice DePalo for the two open spots on the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen.  The two defeated challengers Melissa Hollenback, Rashid Shaikh and Benjamin Tartaglia. We will have more information when it becomes available.

Northborough Town Meeting approves moratorium on recreational marijuana

April 26th, 2017

Northborough –Northborough’s Annual Town Meeting, held April 24 at Algonquin Regional High School, passed two zoning bylaws pertaining to recreational marijuana and duplex development respectively.

Article 52, which was relevant to a temporary moratorium on recreational marijuana sales in Northborough, passed with little discussion. Planning Board member Michelle Gillespie gave a presentation in support of this bylaw.

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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