March 28th, 2015
Marlborough – One of Gov. Charlie Baker’s first acts after taking office in January was to create a Community Compact Cabinet, as a way to establish stronger ties with towns and cities across the state.
Chairing the committee is Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, who is now meeting with municipal leaders as part of the “Building Stronger Communities” tour to hear their concerns and priorities.
March 25th, 2015
Westborough – The town wants would-be trespassers on the state hospital property to know they are not only risking arrest but personal harm if they break into the byzantine network of buildings and tunnels.
Town Manager Jim Malloy told the Board of Selectmen at the board’s March 23 meeting that in recent weeks there has been a surge of unauthorized activity on the property.
“It’s pretty much a daily occurrence now over the past three weeks,” he said.
March 25th, 2015
Marlborough – Less than a year and a half after a formal groundbreaking, state and city officials gathered March 19 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the long-awaited, 22,000-square-foot Marlborough Senior Center on New Street in Ward Park. Furnishings were moved from its former Main Street location March 7 and 8.
March 22nd, 2015
Westborough – Over 100 businesses and 1,300 visitors are expected to converge at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough for the annual Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. The expo, now in its 24th year, will be held Thursday, April 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the hotel’s 5400 Computer Drive location.
March 21st, 2015
Marlborough – The Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club (MJWC) is sponsoring a writing contest to honor teachers for National Teacher Appreciation Day, Tuesday, May 5. This contest is open to all students in the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Hudson Public School District, Immaculate Conception School, and Marlborough Public School District.
March 17th, 2015
Region – We have two shots of arctic air coming within the next week, the first arriving this afternoon and the second one late Sunday, which will be a bit colder than the first. Compared to averages, these will rival anything we have seen so far this season.
March 16th, 2015
Westborough–Town Meeting voters March 14 passed a $91 million operating budget and approved a $27 million renovation of the Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School, while also authorizing the creation of a full-time economic development director position and backing a move to use outside town counsel.
March 11th, 2015
Marlborough – Members of the Boston Bruins Alumni will face off against the West Point Hockey Alumni All Stars in a benefit hockey game Sunday, March 22, at the New England Sport Center, 121 Donald Lynch Blvd. The game is a fundraiser for the Fisher House Boston, an organization that provides accommodations, at no cost, for family members of hospitalized veterans and military members.
March 11th, 2015
Westborough–With Town Meeting set to weigh in on the town’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget Saturday, March 14, the Board of Selectmen remain at odds with the Advisory Finance Committee (AFC) over some details of the spending plan.
At issue is the use of free cash to replenish the town’s reserve account as well as the amount of clerical support the Historical Commission should receive each month.
March 10th, 2015
Northborough – The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) will ask Town Meeting to set aside $500,000 worth of funds for the Northborough Affordable Housing Corporation (NAHC), hoping to expand on the success the organization had building apartments for local seniors.
CPC Chairman John Campbell said the funds could be used to develop additional rental units or to buy land to construct homes to be sold. In either scenario, the units would meet the state definition of affordability and qualify for inclusion in the town’s affordable housing count.