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No lifeguards at Chauncy Beach this summer

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The Westborough Recreation Department is preparing for another summer at Lake Chauncy without lifeguards.

Shrewsbury pivots MBTA zoning plan, shifts proposal west on Route 20

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Director of Planning and Economic Development Christopher McGoldrick announced that the town has created an alternative MBTA zoning proposal.

Select Board approves all-alcohol license for Sunflower Shanty

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On June 4, the Select Board approved a general, on-premise all-alcohol license for the Sunflower Shanty by a 4-1 vote.

Northborough receives $250K grant to construct dog park

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The Select Board accepted the grant from the Stanton Foundation during its June 3 meeting to construct the Northborough dog park.

Workshop presents possible scenarios for Westborough rotary

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The plans for the future of downtown are beginning to take shape, including potential changes to the rotary.

Work continues on Westborough dog park

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The latest designs of the Westborough dog park to be installed at Lake Chauncy came before the Select Board on May 28.

Puntini installed as Southborough’s new fire chief

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In a brief ceremony at the Southborough Senior Center, Town Clerk James Hegarty administered the oath of office to Andrew Puntini.

Select Board doesn’t support grant to extend sewer

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The Select Board did not voice its support to apply for a grant that would extend a sewer main down Lawrence Street to Route 9.

New director of Grafton Public Library appointed

The Board of Library Trustees has appointed Thomas O’Connell as library director of the Grafton Public Library. 

Residents weigh in on proposed improvements to Route 20

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On May 23, representatives from the Mass. Department of Transportation held a hearing regarding the Route 20 Corridor Improvement Project.

Planning Board approves special permit for small home development

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Plans to build 18 one-bedroom units at 134 Fisher St. have been given the go-ahead by the Westborough Planning Board.

Residents rally behind SELCO as town weighs Charter application

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The application, which the Select Board was legally required to consider, would put Charter in direct competition with SELCO.

Purchase-and-sales agreement for former fire station approved

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A purchase-and-sales agreement for the former Northborough Fire Station at 13 Church St. was approved by the Select Board May 20.

Grafton Town Meeting OKs budgets for fiscal 2025

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There was no action taken on two other petitions requesting changes to town officers’ hours and job performance reviews.

Westborough approves fee schedule for PAYT program

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With less than two months before the town begins its Pay-as-You Throw (PAYT) program, residents now have a better idea on what it will cost.

Second public workshop scheduled on Westborough’s downtown plan

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A second public workshop will provide a more detailed glimpse into what downtown Westborough could become.
Water rates in Northborough will increase in the next fiscal year according to a town consultant. Photo/Dakota Antelman

Northborough approves settlement in sewer litigation with Marlborough

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The Northborough Select Board approved a settlement agreement with Marlborough over years-long sewer litigation.

Dauphinais beats Mead for Grafton Select Board seat

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Craig Dauphinais will return to the Select Board, according to unofficial results from the Town Clerk’s office.

Town Meeting allows zoning for microbrewery-related businesses

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While the terms “microbreweries” and “nanobreweries” were already defined prior to Town Meeting, the businesses were permitted only in the Town Center District.

Shrewsbury officially pushes MBTA zoning vote to October

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Shrewsbury’s Town Meeting rejected Article 44, pushing the MBTA zoning vote until the fall. Read more here.