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July 22 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9

July 24th, 2016

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Region – The Community Advocate is now partnering with Charter TV3 in Worcester to produce a new cable feature – “Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9.” Every week, the 90-second spot will feature either Publisher David Bagdon or Managing Editor Bonnie Adams profiling three of the newspaper’s top stories.  The […]

Selectmen approve measure to have police and fire report to Town Administrator

July 22nd, 2016

Northborough – The Northborough Board of Selectmen (BOS) continued a discussion at its July 18 meeting regarding how the town’s police and fire departments report their day to day activities and performance.

Selectmen approve early voting requests for upcoming elections

July 22nd, 2016

Westborough – Town Clerk Wendy Mickel, at the July 19 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, requested the board allow early voting at Town Hall and approve an early voting tabulation location. She also sought approval of the use of the DS200 voting scanner in the Town Hall as the central voting and tabulation facility for the Nov. 8 Presidential election and all future state and federal general elections. Mickel stated that “the secretary of state of the commonwealth has already determined that Town Hall as the most logical location.”

Board approves creation of Diversity & Inclusion Administrative Committee

July 22nd, 2016

Westborough – At the July 19 meeting of the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager Jim Malloy requested the formation of a Diversity & Inclusion Administrative Committee. Department heads have had multiple discussions on changing demographics in the community and are seeking ways to better provide services and be more inclusive of all of its residents.

Library Building Committee updates selectmen on expansion project

July 22nd, 2016

Westborough – At the July 19 Board of Selectmen meeting, the Library Building Committee, along with Eric Moore, architect from Lamoureux and Pagano, and Peter Collins, the project OPM (Owner’s Project Manager), updated selectmen on the status of proposed expansion and renovation of the library. Library Building Committee members include Chair Ed Baldwin, Dorothy Mello, John T. Arnold, Dexter Blois, Leigh Emery and Library Director Maureen Ambrosino.

Officer Joseph Galvin sworn in as lieutenant

July 21st, 2016

Lt. Joseph Galvin being sworn in by Northborough Town Clerk Andrew Dowd
Photo/Melanie Petrucci

Northborough – Police Sergeant Joseph Galvin was appointed unanimously to the post of police lieutenant by the Board of Selectmen at its July 18 meeting. Galvin replaces William Lyver who was recently appointed as Northborough’s police chief. Galvin then became acting second in command. This appointment marks his official promotion to this post.

Grafton selectmen reviews Hazard Mitigation Plan

July 21st, 2016

Grafton – The Grafton Board of Selectmen heard a presentation about the town’s Hazard Mitigation Plan at their meeting July 12.

Principal Planner Paul Dell’Aquila noted that the Hazard Mitigation Plan is not an emergency response plan, but regards natural disaster mitigation to reduce the impact on people and property ahead of time. The plan uses six different tools: property protection, public education/awareness, natural resource protection, inland water/runoff, structural projects, and emergency response protection.

Proposed 40B Development meets cool reception from Grafton residents

July 21st, 2016

Grafton – Longtime town resident and past town government member Peter Adams presented his proposal for a 40B affordable housing development project at the July 12 meeting of the Grafton Board of Selectmen. He was accompanied by a representative of the builder and an engineering consultant.

Westborough Fire Department working on HAZMAT situation

July 20th, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough Fire Department is reporting on a HAZMAT situation they have been dealing with since early this morning: Firefighters have been working this hazardous materials incident on Flanders Road since 5am. Crews have encountered several chemical reactions and have since evacuated the building. Dow Chemical is en route to assist. Mass Department […]

Two charged after Westborough car crash

July 17th, 2016

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement earlier today: On 7/16/16, at approximately 4:00 PM, the Westborough Police Dept. received a call regarding a motor vehicle crash with injuries on Rte. 9 east just prior to Rte. 30. The arriving units observed a 2011 Toyota in the roadway with a utility pole blocking […]

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