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Northborough officials frustrated with issues of procurement, prevailing wage

March 29th, 2012


Northborough – The issues of procurement and prevailing wage continue to vex Northborough's town officials. At the Board of Selectmen's March 26 meeting, the board, along with Town Administrator John Coderre took the opportunity to discuss the matter with several legislators who attended the meeting.

Under state law, all municipal projects, no matter size and anticipated costs, are subject to these mandates. The regulations, which are meant to provide laborers with fair wages when working on municipal projects, often can drive up the cost of a project significantly. But many times, Coderre said, a business does not want to have to pay its employees a much higher wage for a municipal project when the pay for a similar type private project, that does not have to pay a prevailing wage, would be much lower. State regulations also require that extensive amounts of paperwork be completed by vendor and town officials, Coderre said.

Westborough police log, March 26 – 28

March 29th, 2012


Westborough Monday, March 26 2:39 a.m. Flanders Rd. Ambulance. 8:22 a.m. Beach St. Ambulance. 10:14 a.m. E. Main St. Ambulance. 12:15 p.m. Milk St. Disturbance (general). 5:28 p.m. Turnpike Rd. MVA with property damage. 7:12 p.m. E. Main St. Ambulance. Tuesday, March 27 11:43 a.m. Flanders Rd. MVA with property damage. 2:26 p.m. Flanders Rd. [...]

Westborough selectmen ready for business after lengthy ATM/STM

March 29th, 2012

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By Bonnie Adams, Government Editor Westborough – Now that the Annual Town Meeting (ATM) and the Special Town Meeting (STM) are finally – after a combined 14 hours over three days and nights – over – the Westborough Board of Selectmen (BOS) is ready to attend to the many items facing the town in the [...]

Wellesley: WAGLY meets every Monday

March 29th, 2012

The West Suburban Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Youth (WAGLY) meets at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills, 309 Washington St., Wellesley, every Monday (except public holidays) from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  WAGLY provides weekly social and educational programs for GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) high school youth and [...]

A ‘Story to Tell’ – Westborough's Charlie Fay

March 29th, 2012

Charlie Fay (l) and Michael Colbert (r)

Westborough – A group of Westborough High School (WHS) students has been talking to local senior citizens as a way of ensuring that the elders” stories have been written down, in order to be preserved and shared with future generations. The project called, “A Story to Tell,” was founded by WHS senior Michael Colbert, who [...]

McCarthy's Landscaping & Irrigation: West Boylston firm can update your outdoor living space

March 29th, 2012

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West Boylston – Adding a new feature to your patio or backyard can spice up your outdoor living space and make it more enjoyable. McCarthy's Landscaping & Irrigation, a full-service outdoor construction and design company, can suggest ideas and do all the work.

E. Irene Congdon, 91

March 29th, 2012

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Northborough – E. Irene (Friars) Congdon, 91, died peacefully at home Wednesday, March 28, 2012, in the care of her loving family, following an extended illness. Her beloved husband, Walter A. Congdon, predeceased her. She was the loving mother of Nancy D. Ebbeling of Whitinsville, the late Jeffrey O. Congdon and his wife Paula Congdon [...]

Marlborough City Council approves TJX Tax Increment Financing plan

March 29th, 2012

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Marlborough – The Marlborough City Council unanimously approved a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) plan with TJX at the council's March 26 meeting. TJX and local officials have been working on the TIF as part of TJX's desire to purchase buildings at 300 and 400 Puritan Way from Fidelity Investments.

The application and proposed TIF Agreement will next be reviewed by a committee composed of the City Assessor, City Planner and a member of the City Council.

Corridor Nine hosts education awards breakfast

March 29th, 2012

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Westborough – At the March 22nd membership breakfast, the Corridor Nine Regional Area Chamber of Commerce honored its 2012 Scholastic and Champion of Education award recipients with 200 members and guests in attendance at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough. Corridor Nine awarded $12,000 total in scholastic awards to 16 graduating high school seniors. The awards [...]

WHS gymnast “balances” teams, school

March 29th, 2012

WHS gymnast Kylie Jones

Westborough – Gymnastics can be one of the most deceptive sports. Athletes who are often tiny in stature tumble or perform amazing skills on apparatuses with what appears to be great ease. But behind every successful routine is an athlete who has worked hours at his or her craft to get to that level.

Kylie Jones, a 15-year-old Westborough High School (WHS) sophomore, is just such an athlete. Kylie is not only one of the top competitors for the Westborough-based Mass. Gymnastics Center (MGC) Prep. Op. Level 7 team, she also competes for WHS. During the winter season, Kylie consistently placed well, including a first place all-around finish at the Kids Celebrate Life Classic at Algonquin Regional High School Jan. 7.

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