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Shrewsbury ATM says ‘no’ to pipeline and approves $119M operating budget

May 19th, 2017

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Annual Town Meeting (ATM) met May 15 to deliberate 54 warrant articles that included five articles in a Special Town Meeting to convene during the ATM. This Town Meeting marks the last for retiring Town Manager Dan Morgado.

Summer Guide 2017

May 19th, 2017

Click on the icon on the lower right hand side to open the guide and check out some great ideas for you and your family to enjoy this summer.

Grafton voters approve funds for library, DPW building

May 17th, 2017

Grafton – Voters in the May 16 annual Town Election approved a debt exclusion request for the expansion of the Grafton Public Library, 1,197 to 953. They also approved a debt exclusion for a new Department of Public Works building to be located at 48 Old Westboro Road, 1,353 to 778.  Both articles had been […]

Public invited to ceremony to honor Westborough State Hospital patients

May 10th, 2017

Westborough – For decades, if patients at the Westborough State Hospital passed away without any family members to take care of their final arrangements, they would be buried in the Potter’s Field at the town’s Pine Grove Cemetery. The patients’ would be buried in a simple wooden box with only a small numbered stone to mark their graves. In many cases the stone disintegrated over time. And over the years, the hundreds of patients were then forgotten about by most, just a sad footnote to history.

Perreault, Rand retain seats on Northborough Board of Selectmen

May 9th, 2017

Northborough – Voters in the May 9 Annual Town Election chose incumbents Jason Perreault (563 votes) and Dawn Rand (561 votes) for the two open spots on the Northborough Board of Selectmen. The two narrowly defeated Timothy Kaelin who received 514 votes. The fourth candidate in the race, Brian Strand, received 243 votes. According to unofficial […]

Kolenda, Braccio win spots on Southborough Board of Selectmen

May 9th, 2017

Southborough  – Voters in the May 9 Annual Town Election have chosen incumbent Daniel Kolenda (772 votes) and Lisa Braccio (881 votes) for the two open spots on the Southborough Board of Selectmen. The two defeated Sam Stivers (662 votes), John Wood (592 votes) and David Parry (252 votes). Incumbent Town Clerk James Hegarty defeated […]

Casavant, DePalo win seats on Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen

May 2nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Voters in the May 2 Annual Town Election have chosen Beth Casavant and incumbent Maurice DePalo for the two open spots on the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen.  The two defeated challengers Melissa Hollenback, Rashid Shaikh and Benjamin Tartaglia. We will have more information when it becomes available.

Northborough Town Meeting approves moratorium on recreational marijuana

April 26th, 2017

Northborough –Northborough’s Annual Town Meeting, held April 24 at Algonquin Regional High School, passed two zoning bylaws pertaining to recreational marijuana and duplex development respectively.

Article 52, which was relevant to a temporary moratorium on recreational marijuana sales in Northborough, passed with little discussion. Planning Board member Michelle Gillespie gave a presentation in support of this bylaw.

Northborough’s Town Meeting adopts energy code and approves construction for Town Common project

April 26th, 2017

Northborough – Northborough’s Annual Town Meeting convened Monday, April 24 at Algonquin Regional High School to act upon 55 warrant articles. Town Moderator Frederick George, Jr. oversaw the meeting, which concluded in less than four hours.

Articles involving the town’s budget, school budgets, revolving accounts, appropriations and stabilization funds all passed with virtually no discussion. Town Administrator John Coderre and School Superintendent Christine Johnson presented their budgets which were accepted.

Vote scheduled for Grafton library expansion

April 24th, 2017

Grafton – Ten thousand of Grafton’s residents hold library cards, according to Beth Gallaway, who has been the Grafton Public Library Director since 2013.

“Our 7,400 square foot library was built in 1927 when the town had 6,000 residents,” she said. “Now with 18,000, we are bursting at the seams.”

For the third time, the Grafton Library Planning and Building Committee is attempting to gain approval for an expansion. Joining many other libraries in Massachusetts that have gone through this process, a grant application has been submitted for partial state funding through the Mass. Public Library Construction Program Grant.

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