Home » This Just In
You are browsing entries filed in “This Just In”
Westborough – The Board of Selectmen discussed during its March 26 meeting a text message that was sent to residents en masse during Annual Town Meeting (ATM) on March 16, urging voters to attend only for a vote on the school budget and then leave.
Described by Advisory Finance Committee Chairman Edward Behn as “gaming the system,” the text message tipped off voters as to the precise time when the school budget was being voted on, spurring many residents to show up just in time for the vote, only to leave immediately afterwards.
Marlborough – At the request of Council President Patricia Pope and Ward 5 Councilor Robert Seymour, the City Council approved a temporary moratorium on establishing medical marijuana treatment centers in the city at its March 25 meeting. Seymour suggested allowing a year for further development and clarification of the legal issues concerning local regulation of medical marijuana use before pursuing local regulations and policy on the subject.
Marlborough – Within the next six weeks, a design and an updated set of plans for the proposed new Senior Center will be presented to the City Council and residents of the city, Mayor Arthur Vigeant announced at a meeting of the council’s Operations and Overview Committee March 14.
“It is a work in progress which will move the program forward,” Vigeant said, stressing the need to plan construction as soon as possible to allow for the city’s eligibility for grant money.
Shrewsbury – Jessica Palmer, 17, has long had an interest in medicine. Now a senior at Sutton High School, she hopes to study biology and pre-med in college and eventually become a cardiovascular surgeon.
“I love helping people and I really want to be able to help save lives,” she said.
Westborough – Voters approved the School Committee’s $42.7 million school budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2014 at Annual Town Meeting (ATM) March 16.
The approved school budget – which reflects a 3.1 percent increase over the current fiscal year’s budget – was the highest of three different proposals offered during ATM. The Advisory Finance Committee (AFC) recommended a $42.5 million school budget, or a 3 percent increase, and resident Dominic Caprioli recommended a $42 million school budget, or roughly 2 percent increase over the current fiscal year.
Region – All public schools in the C.A. readership area (the four Boros, Shrewsbury and Hudson) are closed today. St. John’s High School is also closed.
Westborough – Voters at Annual Town Meeting March 16 approved a $7.3 million renovation project for the Town Hall.
Requested by the Municipal Building Committee (MBC), the project aims to make major renovations to the Town Hall building, located at 34 West Main St. These renovations include the restoration of the clock tower, installation of an elevator in the building, replacing the windows and heating components and removing mold and asbestos, among other things. The project was also supported unanimously by the Board of Selectmen.
Shrewsbury – An energized crowd filled all the seats and left many people standing against the wall and listening from the hallway at the March 12 meeting of the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen.
Region – Here is a complete list and links to the individual obituaries posted on the Community Advocate website from March 10 to March 16. The Community Advocate will post obituaries online (and in print, as space allows) at no charge as a courtesy to our readers. Please send information (and a picture if desired) [...]
Westborough – Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon has released a statement about an unarmed robbery that took place this morning at the Westborough Public Library: On 3/13/13, at approximately 11:13 AM, the Westborough Police received a report of an unarmed robbery that had just taken place at the Westborough Public Library. The victim is a [...]