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Polito, Vigeant discuss community compact, monies for roads

March 28th, 2015

( l to r) - Mayor Arthur Vigeant, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, State Rep. Danielle Gregoire, D-Marlborough, and State Rep. Carmine Gentile, D-Sudbury
Photo/Bonnie Adams

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.

Westborough issues warning to state hospital trespassers

March 25th, 2015

One of the buildings located on the former Westborough State Hospital property 
(Photo/Bonnie Adams)

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.

New Marlborough Senior Center officially opens

March 25th, 2015

The public was invited to an open house March 22 at the new Marlborough Senior Center on New Street in Ward Park.
Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

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.

Corridor Nine Chamber to host 24th annual Business Expo

March 22nd, 2015

Attendees at a previous Corridor Nine Business Expo

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.

Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club sponsors writing contest

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.

Winter continues to grip region with long, icy reach

March 17th, 2015

3-17-15 ECMWF cold 7 doys out

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.

Westborough voters approve Gibbons renovation

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.

Bruins Alumni, West Point Hockey All Stars to compete in benefit game

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.

Selectmen, Finance Committee diverge on budget details

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.

CPA requests include affordable housing funding

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.

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