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Northborough selectmen give preliminary backing to housing project

September 15th, 2015

Northborough – The Affordable Housing Corporation (AHC) will move forward with plans renovate and convert homes off Main Street to affordable units in partnership with Habitat for Humanity after receiving the green light from selectmen Sept. 14.

Northborough to stay in stormwater coalition

September 15th, 2015

Northborough – Selectmen Sept. 14 voted to continue the town’s participation in the Central Massachusetts Stormwater Coalition, a $4,000-a-year commitment that officials said will pay dividends as the town grapples with the costly process of complying with updated stormwater rules.

Northborough man arrested for alleged robbery at Westborough bank

September 14th, 2015

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this evening- On 9/14/15, at approximately 11:45 AM, the Westborough Police received a report of a robbery at the Citizen’s Bank located inside Stop and Shop at 32 Lyman St. The employees reported that a white male, between 5’5” and 5’7” entered the bank and handed […]

Fire chief change, state hospital study on Town Meeting radar

September 10th, 2015

Westborough – At the meeting Sept. 9, the Board of Selectmen had their first look at the warrant for the Oct. 19 fall Town Meeting, including articles that would rescind the Strong Fire Chief statute in place since 1968 and authorize spending $176,000 for a hazardous materials and border survey of the State Hospital property.

Council on Aging hopes third time charm on transportation report

September 10th, 2015

Westborough – Selectmen have asked the Council on Aging to again revise a report on the transportation service needs of the town’s senior citizens, continuing a saga that began nearly a year ago at Town Meeting.

Senior Center Director Alma DeManche expressed frustration at being asked to revise the report for a second time. The group first filed a report with the board in February, then a follow-up in July.

Water rates, licensing fees to rise in Shrewsbury

September 10th, 2015

Shrewsbury – At their meeting Sept. 8, the Board of Selectmen affirmed an increase in town water rates. Town Manager Daniel Morgado and Selectman Maurice DePalo explained that beginning Jan. 1, 2016, residential water rates for up to 5,000 gallons a year will increase 14.3 percent, while commercial rates will increase 11.1 percent.

Selectmen grant Hooters Restaurant conditional licenses

September 10th, 2015

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen granted conditional licenses at its Sept. 8 meeting to the proprietors of a proposed new Hooters Restaurant to be located at 291 Boston Turnpike Rd.

For the past several months, Marc Phaneuf, Jr. and representatives of his company, Phancon, Inc., have been meeting with various town boards as they pursue the necessary approvals to open the restaurant. The Sept. 8 meeting was a continuation of a public hearing held Aug. 11 to request all alcohol pouring and common victuallers licenses.

Son of Northborough resident killed in Afghanistan

September 4th, 2015

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Northborough – Richard “Dick” Paul McEvoy was killed by a suicide bomber Friday, Aug. 22, 2015 at the age of 57. He was working as a program manager with defense contractor DynCorp International in Kabul, Afghanistan. Richard was the son of Charles “Pete” McEvoy Sr., who lives in Northborough, with his wife Linda. Richard was […]

Westborough to hold ceremony commemorating those lost in 9/11 attacks

September 3rd, 2015

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Westborough – A ceremony will be held Friday, Sept. 11, at 3 p.m. in front of the Forbes Memorial Building (FMB), 45 West Main St. , to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The event is being organized by Westborough High School freshman Abigail McLucas as part of her involvement with Project 351, […]

Corridor Nine to host 22nd annual Applefest 5k

September 1st, 2015

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Northborough – This year the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce will once again sponsor a 5k in conjunction with Northborough’s Applefest celebration. The race will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, starting and ending at the Marion E. Zeh School, 33 Howard St. Although the race will have many of the similarities of previous events, it will have many new exciting features, according to chamber officials.

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