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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
July 15th, 2016
Shrewsbury – In January 2006, the town launched the Shrewsbury Water Conservation Project to help promote water conservation. This program was launched in response to the Mass. Department of Environmental Protection’s water conservation requirements. Under the plan, drinking (tap) use should be kept to a minimum to ensure that there is enough flow for everyday use as well as fire protection in town. Water is to be saved by limiting use of in-ground lawn sprinklers, using rain water when possible, and using low-flow fixtures. This aims to avoid environmental degradation, preserve a precious natural resource, and save considerable capital and operating costs.
July 15th, 2016
Shrewsbury – The July 12 Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen’s meeting opened with a moment of silence for the 12 police officers shot in Dallas, Texas.
Billy’s Pub on Clinton Street was also mentioned briefly as it has apparently started offering entertainment without the proper licensing. The board agreed to invite the owner to come before it regarding required licensing.
July 14th, 2016
Westborough – On a hill off of Lyman Street, near Lake Chauncy and neighboring Northborough, the former Westborough State Hospital property sits silent, a vestige of the past. The property’s 64 buildings, some of which were built when the hospital opened in 1886, are all now empty and boarded up. Vandals have left their mark since the hospital closed, on the insides as well as the outsides of the buildings.
July 10th, 2016
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 […]
July 7th, 2016
Westborough – Due to thunderstorms and rain in the forecast, tonight’s “Screen on the Green” is postponed.
July 1st, 2016
Shrewsbury – At their June 28 meeting, Shrewsbury selectmen considered an application from Patrick Motors to add a 25-car lot nearby their sales location at 247 Boston Turnpike. The application was for an Extension of Premises to a Class II License to be displayed at 255 Boston Turnpike.