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Shrewsbury Planning Board hears Clinton St. industrial park proposal

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Plans to construct two warehouses on land once owned by Worcester Sand and Stone recently went before the Shrewsbury Planning Board.

Northborough downtown revitalization plan to be presented

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The downtown revitalization plan will be presented to the Select Board during a joint meeting with the Master Plan Implementation Committee.

Northborough to consider purchasing Whitney St. property

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The Select Board will hold a hearing to consider exercising the town’s right of first refusal to purchase a property at 432 Whitney Street.

Westborough, Grafton to seek other sites for regional dispatch center

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Town Administrator Evan Brassard said officials in Westborough and Grafton are exploring alternate sites for the regional dispatch center.

A look at Westborough’s capital projects for fiscal 2025

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Westborough town departments will be requesting nearly $16 million for capital improvements for fiscal 2025.

Shrewsbury’s recycling program receives award

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The Town of Shrewsbury was recognized in December with the Central Massachusetts Municipal Recycling Council Recognition Award.

Northborough seeks input on hazard mitigation plan

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The town is seeking input from residents as it is in the process of updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan. 

Funding sought for Town Hall security upgrades

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Westborough Town Hall currently has a fire alarm but no burglar alarm, access control or security cameras.

Planning Board approves special permit for former roller rink

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Two applications for special permits were approved by the Westborough Planning Board, including a former roller rink at 161 Milk St.

Take part in Westborough’s hazard mitigation plan survey

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The town is in the process of updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan. Residents are invited to take part in an online community survey.

DPW electrician earns town’s Employee Excellence Award

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The town’s Employee Excellence Award Committee has presented the December award to Andy Boehling, electrician with the DPW.

40B project heads to Shrewsbury Zoning Board of Appeals

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Emerald Run, located on Green Street, is a 40B project, meaning that 25% of the property — or 75 units — will be affordable.

Westborough library presents update on repair project

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Westborough Library Director Maureen Amyot and Mary Johnston, the chair of the library’s Board of Trustees, provided an update Dec. 20.

Northborough Select Board hears about work on Old Town Hall

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As the town is officially the owners of the Old Town Hall at 4 West Main St., a condition assessment was recently conducted on the building.

Schreiber resigns as Grafton’s library director

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Town Administrator Evan Brassard announced Beth Schreiber’s resignation on Dec. 13 while meeting with the library’s department managers.

A look at Westborough’s proposed fiscal 2025 budget

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The proposed municipal budget for fiscal 2025 shows an increase of nearly 5% over the 2024 fiscal year budget.
Northborough Health Agent Kristin Black

Northborough health director resigns

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Northborough Health Director Kristin Black has handed in her notice of resignation. Her resignation was announced on Dec. 18.

How communities have spent COVID-19 dollars

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Under ARPA, Massachusetts and cities and towns received aid to deal with public health and economic impacts of the pandemic.

Maple St. multi-family developer appeals ZBA’s decision

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In late November, the Northborough ZBA denied a project that would have reconstructed a home that was destroyed by a fatal fire in 2021.

Shrewsbury Select Board amends email response policy

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The Shrewsbury Select Board unanimously voted to amend a policy that details how the board should respond to emails from community members.