The Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library will be presenting its Fourth Annual Foreign Film Festival every Sunday during the month of February at...
Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen unanimously agreed at its Jan. 8 meeting to approve a measure that would allow its members to remotely participate in its regularly scheduled meetings.
Shrewsbury – After nearly four decades as the executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass./Metrowest Inc. (BBBSCM) Shrewsbury resident Ben Ticho will be leaving that post later this month. His replacement will be another Shrewsbury resident, Jeffrey Chin, who Ticho said he believes is a "great choice" as the agency prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary this spring.
Region – Like millions of people around the globe, singer/songwriter Justin Cohen was devastated by the senseless murders of 20 children and six adults in the Newtown, Conn. massacre in December. Out of that grief, he wrote the song, "26 Angels."
Shrewsbury - Representatives from Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations (SELCO) met with the Board of Selectmen at the board's Dec. 18 meeting to present a summary of current and proposed operations necessary for the utility's re-licensing in 2013. SELCO General Manager Michael Hale presented an overview of company operations. He indicated that SELCO is in good shape to keep serving the town, with the financing of current operations under control. Future operations will depend upon increased revenue.
Shrewsbury - Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services, Inc. (SYFS), the town of Shrewsbury's only private, nonprofit community counseling and social services agency, recently announced...
Shrewsbury – For the last few weeks, the kids who participate in the Sherwood Middle School's After School program have been making a variety of holiday wreaths, home decorative items and jewelry to sell at a fair to be held at the school this week. But the kids are not just learning about the ABCs of business by doing so – they are also learning the power of helping others. That's because monies earned from the sale will not be going back to them or their school but will instead be donated to children who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Shrewsbury – As the new year approaches, the Lakeway Business District Association (LBDA) is looking forward to 2013 with an optimistic but cautious eye. That is because, on top of normal economic concerns, there is also one large project in their midst – replacing the bridge that connects Shrewsbury to Worcester via Route 9. Taking down the existing Kenneth F. Burns Bridge and replacing it with a new one is a massive and expensive undertaking. But it must be done, as the current bridge, which spans Lake Quinsigamond, is nearly 100 years old. Although the public is not in any danger now, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) stresses, the bridge is not structurally sound enough to meet the demands of future generations. A proposal for a replacement was approved in 2008 as part of the Patrick-Murray administration's Accelerated Bridge Program. Taking down the existing Kenneth F. Burns Bridge and replacing it with a new one is a massive and expensive undertaking. But it must be done, as the current bridge, which spans Lake Quinsigamond, is nearly 100 years old. Although the public is not in any danger now, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) stresses, the bridge is not structurally sound enough to meet the demands of future generations. A proposal for a replacement was approved in 2008 as part of the Patrick-Murray administration's Accelerated Bridge Program.
Whitinsville – Unibank, a full-service, mutually owned community bank, has made a $5,000 donation to Veterans, Inc. Headquartered in Worcester, Veterans Inc. is the largest...
Shrewsbury - Christopher Reidy, the principal assessor for Shrewsbury, discussed the fiscal year (FY) 2013 tax rate and related items with the Board of Selectmen at its Dec. 11 meeting. Subject to state approval, the proposed single tax rate will be $11.67 per one thousand dollars. This is an increase of $187.06 over the FY 2012 rate and is in keeping with the town's annual increase since 2010. Total assessed value for town property is $4.78 billion, with $4.16 billion coming from residential property and the rest from commercial, industrial, and personal property. The total increased tax levy over FY 2012 is $55.8 million. The average value for a single family house declined slightly from $372,559 to $370,331, a drop of 0.6 percent.