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Selectmen support pay-as-you-throw waste disposal

October 1st, 2015

Northborough – With the town’s solid waste contract due to expire during the next fiscal year, selectmen Sept. 28 backed continuing the pay-as-you-throw program that’s been in place for over a decade.

Town Engineer Fred Litchfield came to the board seeking direction as he began to prepare next year’s budget. If the town was to make a major change, he said, now would be the time to begin that process.

Police receive grants for jail diversion, K9 programs

October 1st, 2015

Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant asked the City Council to accept a grant in the amount of $135,000, awarded by the Department of Mental Health, at the Sept. 28 meeting. It will be used to continue funding the Police Department’s Jail Diversion Program (JDP), in conjunction with Advocates, Inc., for the next three fiscal years.

Grafton Recreation seeks local support for holiday celebration

September 30th, 2015

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Grafton – The town of Grafton’s Recreation Commission has begun preparations for Grafton Celebrates the Holidays Sunday, Dec. 6. Each year, dozens of local businesses, churches and nonprofit organizations participate in this community-wide celebration with open houses, refreshments and special activities. In addition, the tree lighting and sing-a-long with Santa will take place on the […]

Shrewsbury Special Town Meeting to ask for increase in liquor licenses

September 25th, 2015

Shrewsbury – A Special Town Meeting will be held Monday, Nov. 9 to vote on a special amendment that would approve the town’s request for an increase in full liquor licenses from the state’s Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (MACC). The STM is being held at the request of Whole Foods Market.

Shrewsbury’s finances holding steady

September 25th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury is doing well financially, according to Town Manager Daniel Morgado, who updated the Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee and School Committee in a joint public hearing during the selectmen’s Sept. 22 meeting. That is due in part, he said, thanks to the $5.5 million Proposition 2-1/2 operational override the voters approved in June 2014.

Employee charged with alleged theft from Grafton Post Office

September 24th, 2015

Grafton – Police Chief Normand A. Crepeau Jr. released this statement this evening: On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, officers from Grafton Police Department, working with Special Agents from the United States Postal Service – Office of the Inspector General, participated in a joint investigation into the reported theft of United States mail by a postal […]

Milford man arrested for alleged Westborough break-in

September 21st, 2015

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this afternoon: On 9/14/15, the Westborough Police investigated a house break on Nottingham Rd. where 2 handguns and 5 rifles along with a large amount of ammunition plus jewelry was stolen. On 9/16/15, the Worcester Police responded to CVS at 500 Grafton St. for a medical […]

Thanks to sheriff’s office, graffiti is removed from Northborough park

September 21st, 2015

Inmate Bruce Irene looks on as Officer Dan Joslyn cleans graffiti off the bandstand with a high pressure solution of crushed walnut shells.

Northborough – Residents of all ages enjoy using the town’s Ellsworth-McAfee Park on South Street (Route 135). So when the small playground located there was recently defaced with graffiti, some of it pornographic, it was particularly distressing. But thanks to Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis’s office, the playground is once again fit for children. And the best part of all? It did not cost taxpayers a dime since the work was done by a minimum security inmate from the Worcester County Jail and House of Corrections.

Westborough boy struck by hit and run driver

September 16th, 2015

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this evening: The Westborough Police received a report on Tuesday, Sept. 15th at 2:23 PM of a 12 year old middle school male student who was struck by a vehicle while crossing W. Main St. at Blake St. A witness reported that the youth was crossing […]

Ashland woman hurt in Westborough crash

September 16th, 2015

Westborough -Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 9/15/15, at approximately 9:04 PM, the Westborough Police Department received a report of a motor vehicle crash on Rte.9 at Longmeadow Rd. The arriving units found 4 vehicles that had been involved. The first vehicle was a 2014 Toyota with heavy front end damage. […]

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