Region – Today is Monday, Feb. 27. On this day in history in 1922 an important step for American women's rights was taken as the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was unanimously declared constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. The 19th Amendment, which guarantees a citizen the right to vote, regardless of sex, was the result of decades of work by women suffragists.
Here are six tips for the day –
1. Although a woman has not yet held the office of President of the United States, many have held other important local and state positions. In Westborough, long-time town official Lydia Goldblatt will be stepping down from the Board of Selectmen next week. Three candidates are vying to replace Goldblatt and another incumbent, George Thompson in the March 6 Town Election. To learn more read here –
2. Hudson is seeking proposals for a Master Plan for the town. http://www.townofhudson.org/Public_Documents/HudsonMA_BBoard/018574E6-000F8513
3. There's a lot going on in Marlborough these days. At the City's Council's meeting tonight (8 p.m., City Hall) a report by the Finance Committee regarding a controversial request from Mayor Arthur Vigeant for the city to transfer $ $878,045.70 to purchase containers for trash collection will be discussed.
4. The Northborough Board of Selectmen will be meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
5. It's in a few days but you'sl want to mark your calendar for this Thursday when Shrewsbury High School's Competitive Play Preview – “Dancing at Lughnasa” – is held at the Oak Middle School. For details go to
6. Each week the Community Advocate publishes the police logs from each of the six towns in our readership area. Here's Southborough's most recent one –