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Monday, March 25, 2019

Wendy Mickel appointed as interim Town Clerk

Westborough – The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to appoint Wendy Mickel as interim Town Clerk during its Dec. 10 meeting. Mickel - who has served as the Assistant Town Clerk for 18 years – will replace longtime Town Clerk Nancy Yendriga, who has served Westborough at her position for the same time span. Yendriga hired Mickel 18 years ago and they have been working together in the Town Clerk's office ever since.

Selectmen discuss text messages sent during ATM

Westborough – The Board of Selectmen discussed during its March 26 meeting a text message that was sent to residents en masse during Annual Town Meeting (ATM) on March 16, urging voters to attend only for a vote on the school budget and then leave. Described by Advisory Finance Committee Chairman Edward Behn as "gaming the system," the text message tipped off voters as to the precise time when the school budget was being voted on, spurring many residents to show up just in time for the vote, only to leave immediately afterwards.

Council considers money transfer requests

Marlborough - The City Council’s first meeting of the new year Jan. 11 included a variety of proposals to spend and transfer about $14.2 million for several projects and liabilities ranging from street reconstruction to settling a union contract. Leading the requests made by Mayor Arthur Vigeant was $10.7 million for an assortment of projects, and the use of $1 million from the Sligo Hill revolving account to revamp Stevens Playground.

Local winery to sell at Shrewsbury Farmers’ Market

Shrewsbury - Frank Zoll, manager of Zoll Brothers Private Winery LLC, requested approval from the Board of Selectmen for a seasonal license so that he may sell wine at the Shrewsbury Farmers Market. He made his request at the board’s May 26 meeting.

Liquor store seeks approval for Shrewsbury site

Shrewsbury - A four-person team from Total Wine and More, Inc., appeared before the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen Oct. 27 to seek the board’s approval for a new store that would be located at 77 Turnpike, the site of the former Petco.

Shrewsbury assistant town manager tapped to head SELCO

By Joan Goodchild, Community Reporter Shrewsbury - Although a search committee charged with finding the next head of the Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations...

Seniors enjoy sheriff’s annual picnic

By K.B. Sherman, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury - Worcester County Sheriff’s Seniors’ Annual Picnic was a great success Aug. 20.  Sponsored by Worcester County Sheriff Lewis...

Winter weather expected for beginning of spring

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for points to the north and west of the Shrewsbury/Worcester area for tonight. They are expecting a sloppy mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain from about 8:00 P.M. tonight through about 9:00 A.M. tomorrow morning. I suspect that most of the frozen precipitation will be over before sunrise tomorrow, with accumulations of about 2 inches around the Route 2 corridor to 1 inch or less in our area to only a coating to the south of the Mass Pike. There could be a repeat of this early Saturday morning, complete with a nuisance coating of frozen precipitation. During the day Thursday we could see yet another tantalizing taste of Spring as, if we see enough sunshine, temperatures could rise to the middle 50s before dropping back to more seasonal levels Thursday night. The same could be said for Saturday afternoon, as we could again see it warm to the 50s with enough sunshine.

Restaurant owner has plans for downtown Marlborough apartments

Marlborough - Plans for 40 new downtown apartments were presented to the City Council at the Nov. 16 meeting by George Voyiatzis, owner of Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar. He is proposing a mixed-use project, an addition of four floors to the existing commercial property on the 21-29 South Bolton St. site. “I understand that this is the first mixed-use project submitted under the new zoning provisions for the Marlborough Village District, and Mr. Voyiatzis is eager to get started on this exciting, transformative project in downtown Marlborough,” said Attorney Arthur Bergeron of Mirick O’Connell Attorneys at Law in a communication to councilors.

Woofstock Dog Festival 2011 to benefit Buddy Dog Humane Society

Hudson - The Hudson Elks will be hosting Woofstock Dog Festival Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., to benefit Buddy Dog...