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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Next step for library renovations approved at Shrewsbury Town Meeting

Shrewsbury – Although there is still a long way to go and it is not at all a certainty that it will happen, an affirmative step was taken towards a major renovation project for the Shrewsbury Public Library at the Oct. 30 Special Town Meeting (STM). After hearing pros and cons, Town Meeting Members approved a request to transfer $50,000 from the $250,000 library improvement study account to pay for more planning of development and repairs. Laurie Hogan, chair of the Library Trustees, gave a presentation in which she argued for the transfer as part of what the trustees believe are vital repairs needed for the town library. In the works since 1998, she explained that this project could expect to receive a $7.9 million provisional grant from the state's Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners next year. (That money is conditional; the voters must approve a plan for funding the remainder. The project was stymied last year when the voters defeated an earlier version of the improvement proposal at the ballot box.)

Residents encouraged to join Operation Christmas Child

Shrewsbury - While most people in the United States are preparing for holiday activities, local volunteers with Operation Christmas Child - the world's largest...

Shrewsbury Garden Club 2012 Holiday House Tour

Shrewsbury - The Shrewsbury Garden Club will sponsor a Holiday House Tour Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. The tour includes five...

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church to hold holiday sale

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Ghosts of the Titanic dock at Shrewsbury library

Shrewsbury - The Shrewsbury Public Library was recently transformed into a voyage on the Titanic for 80 lucky "passengers." Ticketholders holding "steerage" and "first class" tickets enjoyed a walking tour through the library, which had been transformed into different rooms of the Titanic in commemoration of Archaeology Month, which was October. The tour, designed to educate and immerse the visitors in the Titanic's history, appealed to a broad range of adults and children who were able to step back in time to 1912. "Since 2012 is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, a tour seemed a good fit," said Sharon Martin, Head of Children's Services at the Shrewsbury Public Library.

SYFS to honor Robert Paul Jacques

Shrewsbury - Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services, Inc. (SYFS) is pleased to announce the 2013 Harry S. Cutting, Jr. Award recipient is Robert Paul...

Shrewsbury STM approves solar facility at landfill

Shrewsbury - Approximately 350 residents braved wind, rain, and fallen branches to attend the Shrewsbury Special Town Meeting Oct. 30. A discussion was held regarding an article which asked residents to approve amending an existing waste and landfill operation agreement with Wheelabrator Millbury, Inc. (WMI). The article requested allowing the construction of a solar energy facility at the landfill located at 620 Hartford Turnpike as well as petitioning the Board of Appeals to issue a special permit for the facility. A discussion was held regarding an article which asked voters to approve amending an existing waste and landfill operation agreement with Wheelabrator Millbury, Inc. (WMI). The article requested allowing the construction of a solar energy facility at the landfill located at 620 Hartford Turnpike as well as petitioning the Board of Appeals to issue a special permit for the facility.

Shrewsbury Human Services to hold Thanksgiving fundraiser

Shrewsbury - Thanksgiving will soon be here and Shrewsbury Human Services Food Pantry, located at St. Anne's, is already planning to assist an estimated...

Challenge grant sparks efforts for new Shrewsbury monument

Shrewsbury - Gene J. DeFeudis, Shrewsbury resident, local business man and philanthropist, has offered a challenge grant to spur the final push to privately fund a new World War I Monument. With local fundraising having reached $75,000, this leadership challenge provides the Veterans Council the final public push needed to complete the project.

Shrewsbury Human Services Food Pantry seeks to aid families this Thanksgiving

Shrewsbury - Thanksgiving will soon be here and Shrewsbury Human Services Food Pantry, located at St. Anne's, is already planning to assist an estimated...

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