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City receives grant for energy system at City Hall

July 28th, 2016

Marlborough – Marlborough has been awarded a grant for nearly $195,000 by the commonwealth’s Department of Energy Resources and $4,656 from a private donor for the K-9 unit. The Green Communities Competitive Grant will help fund the installation of an energy management system for City Hall which will enable the Public Facilities Department to control office temperatures when the building is occupied or unoccupied, according to a communication presented by Mayor Arthur Vigeant to councilors at the July 25 meeting.

New fire station proposed for west side of city

July 28th, 2016

Marlborough – The City Council revived a generation-long debate on the need for, and feasibility of, a new fire station in the western sector of the city. Councilors Peter Juaire and Matt Elder proposed the establishment of a special committee to consider sites for a new fire station at the July 25 council meeting. They specified the new committee be named by the mayor and council by the end of August.

Mayor appoints new building commissioner

July 28th, 2016

Marlborough – Douglas Scott of Barre, presently serving as the city’s interim building commissioner, has been appointed by Mayor Arthur Vigeant to fill the position for a three-year term. He asked city councilors to approve his recommendation at the July 25 meeting.

Financing again a topic for selectmen

July 28th, 2016

Shrewsbury – On July 26, Carolyn Marcotte, Shrewsbury town collector and treasurer, reviewed for the selectmen permanent and temporary financing for the new library and for school heating system upgrades. She reported that the town had obtained a most favorable average interest rate of just 2.34 percent on the loans. The library has obtained permanent financing and there had been five bidders for both the library and schools.

Selectmen vote to appeal 2017 storm water management regulations

July 28th, 2016

Shrewsbury – At their July 26 meeting, the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen discussed whether to file an appeal to the allegedly onerous and overly expensive Massachusetts Small MS4 General Permit regulations outlining requirements for cities’ and towns’ storm water management. The single-spaced, 42-page directive is a result of a process begun 10 years ago.

Boroughs JCC shuts its doors

July 26th, 2016

Borough’s JCC in Westborough
Photo/Jane Keller Gordon

Westborough – The Boroughs Jewish Community Center (JCC) will close its doors on Friday, July 29, 2016, six years after a volunteer group of parents opened it as an independent, non-profit charitable center on Oak Street in Westborough.

“This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. My kids think of this place as their second home,” said Boroughs JCC Board President Stephen Marmor.

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.

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