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Turf athletic field project moves forward

January 13th, 2016

Marlborough – The City Council Jan. 11 approved a bid request for a synthetic turf athletic field to be constructed at the 1st Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb School, agreeing to use a crumb rubber infill. In April, councilors approved a $3,855,059 bond for the project that includes a new athletic complex, a building for concession stands, bleachers and restrooms.

Council considers money transfer requests

January 13th, 2016

Marlborough – The City Council’s first meeting of the new year Jan. 11 included a variety of proposals to spend and transfer about $14.2 million for several projects and liabilities ranging from street reconstruction to settling a union contract. Leading the requests made by Mayor Arthur Vigeant was $10.7 million for an assortment of projects, and the use of $1 million from the Sligo Hill revolving account to revamp Stevens Playground.

Grafton residents express opposition to proposed marijuana clinic

January 13th, 2016

Grafton – During a special Board of Selectmen’s meeting that lasted just over three hours on Jan. 11, residents expressed their displeasure with a recent move by the board to approve a proposed medical marijuana clinic to be located at 206 Worcester St., (Route 122).

Demolition starts at Spag’s

January 12th, 2016

SH Spags 5 (Mobile)

Shrewsbury – Its definitely the end of an era as demolition has started on the buildings that made up the iconic Spag’s property on Route 9. The location is slated to be the site of a new multi-use complex which have a Whole Foods, Starbucks and other restaurants, as well as shops and condominiums. The […]

Newest Northborough police officer is Iraq veteran

January 12th, 2016

Northborough – Selectmen voted Jan. 11 to appoint Kyle McKenzie Crewe of Oxford as a member of the town’s Police Department.

Crewe, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who served in Iraq, is scheduled to graduate from the Boylston Regional Police Academy in January.

Westborough to enter into municipal electricity program

January 12th, 2016

Westborough – In response to residents’ concerns about the rising costs of electricity, the town of Westborough will be launching the Westborough Community Choice program starting in February. A municipal electricity aggregation program, it will serve as an alternative to purchasing electricity through National Grid and will allow the town to bulk purchase energy from Constellation Energy Power Choice, Inc.

Grafton Special Town Meeting set for Feb. 8

January 8th, 2016

Grafton – During its Jan. 5 meeting, the Grafton Board of Selectmen approved the warrant for the Monday, Feb. 8 Special Town Meeting (STM).

The purpose of the STM is to create an aggregate electrical supply authority. Recently two competing plans were presented to the town Planning Board. One of the two proposals was through the Solarize Mass Program from the Direct Energy Solar Company. The second was from a team from Good Energy Company (GE). Both spoke of being able to considerably lower the cost of electricity for Grafton residents and businesses.

Overflow crowd results in discussion regarding proposed marijuana facility being rescheduled

January 7th, 2016

Grafton – A discussion on a proposed marijuana facility that was to be held during the Jan. 5 Board of Selectmen’s meeting was rescheduled to a future date after an overflow crowd of residents showed up.

Inaugural exercises held for city officials

January 7th, 2016

Mayor Arthur Vigeant
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Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant officially began his third term of office at inaugural exercises held Jan. 4 at the Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb School. Members of the City Council and School Committee were also sworn into office by City Clerk Lisa Thomas who presided over the event. Police Chief Mark F. Leonard and Fire Chief Kevin J. Breen led the procession of local and state officials, walking to the music of the Marlborough High School Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Gary Piazza.

Westborough Community Choice public information sessions scheduled

January 4th, 2016

Westborough – The town of Westborough will host two public information sessions about the Westborough Community Choice electricity program in January. These events will include an overview of the program and a question and answer session during which Westborough residents and businesses can ask questions. Representatives from both Westborough municipal leadership and from Westborough’s consultants, Peregrine Energy Group, will be in attendance.

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