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Grafton Inn to change ownership

October 8th, 2015

Grafton – The Grafton Inn, owned since 2000 by The Pardee Group, Inc., of Westborough, will soon be changing hands. The inn is now in the process of being purchased by James J. Hunter of Whitinsville.

The Pardee Group, with John Pardee of Westborough, as president, purchased the inn in 2000. In 2007 he leased it out but returned as operator in 2009. In 2013 he put the 12,000-square-foot bar, restaurant, and inn at 25 Grafton Common on the market for $925,000. Laurie C. Pardee is also listed as a director of the two-person Pardee Group.

Vigeant, Bigelow win preliminary election for mayor

October 8th, 2015

Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant and former Fire Chief Edward “Skee” Bigelow emerged successful in the preliminary election for mayor held Oct. 6, eliminating Paul Polewacyk and Erik Jewett. Vigeant received 1,274 votes and won all 14 precincts. Bigelow received 393 votes, followed by Polewaczyk with 374 votes and Jewett, 181 votes.

Taco Bell special permit approved by Council

October 8th, 2015

Marlborough – City Councilors accepted an updated landscaping plan for the grounds of a proposed Taco Bell on Boston Post Road East and moved to approve the special permit filed by Charter Foods North to proceed with their plans to occupy the building in the Staples plaza, adjacent to Fanz Sports Grill.

In presenting the unanimous vote of the Urban Affairs Committee to the full council at the Oct. 5 council meeting Chair Joseph Delano reconfirmed that concerns over the potential noise and appearance of the grounds had been addressed.

Colleagues honor late councilor

October 8th, 2015

Marlborough- The members of the city council held a special tribute during their Oct. 5 meeting in honor of the late Ward 2 City Councilor Robert “Bob” Page, as they recalled his outstanding service to the city. Council President Edward Clancy asked for a moment of silence to honor Page and commented to his wife, Elizabeth Ruane Page, and to all others present, how special Page had been as a city councilor and veteran’s advocate.

OYO Sportstoys seeking tax break for move to Marlborough

October 8th, 2015

Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant is asking the City Council to approve a tax-break agreement requested by OYO Sportstoys, Inc., which will allow moving its current operations and corporate headquarters from Acton to Marlborough and expand into a minimum of 65,000 square feet at 111 Locke Drive.

“This will result in 195 new jobs in the Marlborough and an approximate $8 million dollar investment in the existing site through combined soft, real property and personal property costs,” said the mayor in his communication to the council presented at the Oct. 5 meeting.

Boroughs Y to expand and build outdoor aquatics center

October 7th, 2015

Illustration of Boroughs Family Branch YMCA outdoor aquatics center

Westborough – Following a particularly successful summer camp season, the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA in Westborough is set for an approximately $4 million construction project including a two-story addition and a new outdoor aquatics center. The facility’s six-lane indoor swimming pool has been popular since the Boroughs Y opened in November 2002, noted Betsy Moquin, the director of marketing and advancement.

Marlborough Heritage Day Festival postponed

October 1st, 2015

Marlborough – Due to the weather forecast, the 20th annual Heritage Day Festival in downtown Marlborough has been postponed to the weekend of Oct. 23-25.

Highlights include the Cushing Amusement Family Carnival, Oktoberfest, the Marlboro Main Street Mile Road Race, farmer’s market and the annual Chili/Chowder Challenge. Also featured will be a booth commemorating the Marlborough Historical Society’s 50th anniversary celebration with displays of historical items.

Selectmen support pay-as-you-throw waste disposal

October 1st, 2015

Northborough – With the town’s solid waste contract due to expire during the next fiscal year, selectmen Sept. 28 backed continuing the pay-as-you-throw program that’s been in place for over a decade.

Town Engineer Fred Litchfield came to the board seeking direction as he began to prepare next year’s budget. If the town was to make a major change, he said, now would be the time to begin that process.

Police receive grants for jail diversion, K9 programs

October 1st, 2015

Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant asked the City Council to accept a grant in the amount of $135,000, awarded by the Department of Mental Health, at the Sept. 28 meeting. It will be used to continue funding the Police Department’s Jail Diversion Program (JDP), in conjunction with Advocates, Inc., for the next three fiscal years.

Grafton Recreation seeks local support for holiday celebration

September 30th, 2015

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Grafton – The town of Grafton’s Recreation Commission has begun preparations for Grafton Celebrates the Holidays Sunday, Dec. 6. Each year, dozens of local businesses, churches and nonprofit organizations participate in this community-wide celebration with open houses, refreshments and special activities. In addition, the tree lighting and sing-a-long with Santa will take place on the [...]

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