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Consultant say city’s Fire Department needs major improvements (updated 11.24)

November 21st, 2014

Marlborough – A report conducted by an outside consultant has found “internal conflicts and cultural attitudes, many of which are self-imposed,” throughout the Marlborough Fire Department.

That strife has “seriously affected [the department’s] standing in the community and in the region,” according to consultants, Municipal Resources, Inc. (MRI).

Shrewsbury officials hold joint financial workshop

November 20th, 2014

By K.B. Sherman, Community Reporter Shrewsbury – A joint workshop among the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen, the Finance Committee, and the School Committee was held before the selectmen’s meeting Nov. 12. For fiscal year (FY) 2014, the town finished with a positive cash balance. Schedule A collection was $14.794 million with motor vehicle excise showing [...]

Walsh strives to help homeless women veterans

November 19th, 2014

( l to r): Tracy Turczynski, Discover Cleaning Corporation; Pam Stevens, Seder & Chandler LLP;  Mary-Meg Walsh, Veterans Inc.; Deborah Penta, PENTA Communications; Karen Chapman, Corridor Nine president; Stacy Cataldo, SNI Companies/Staffing Now and Danielle Delaini, Corridor Nine

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Marlborough – The plight of veterans who have difficulty assimilating back into society has received, rightfully, much attention. For many women veterans, the problem can be compounded by a host of factors, some as complex as military sexual trauma (MST) or simply not being aware of what services are available. Those are the veterans that Mary-Meg Walsh, an employment and training specialist with Veterans Inc., strives to help.

New power supplier secured for city residents

November 19th, 2014

Due to the increase in electricity rates from National Grid, the city of Marlborough has announced the selection of Hampshire Power as the city’s supplier under a municipal aggregation for its Community Choice Power Supply Program. Mayor Arthur Vigeant announced the change in a communication shared by the City Council at its Nov. 17 meeting.

Westborough police investigate alleged suspicious activity near high school

November 19th, 2014

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 11/18, at approximately 2:15 p.m., the Westborough Police received a report of suspicious activity on Blake St. which is across the street from the Westborough High School. The report was from a 15 year old female who was just leaving the school. She [...]

Boroughs trail proposed for city, adjacent towns

November 18th, 2014

Marlborough – For the past several years a group of interested volunteers from Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough and Westborough have worked together to create a 30-mile recreational trail link between their communities. A conceptual plan created for the “Boroughs Community Trail Loop” was presented to the Marlborough City Council via a communication from Mayor Arthur Vigeant at the council’s Nov. 17th meeting for consideration.

Selectmen approve initial stage of ‘friendly’ 40B project

November 17th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Following upon an Oct. 28 public hearing, the Board of Selectmen Nov. 12 continued its discussion of two proposed “friendly 40B projects” that had been proposed for the town. By night’s end, the board had decided to support one proposal and reject the other.

Officials warn public of ongoing arrest scams

November 13th, 2014

Region – Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian and the Massachusetts State Police have issued a warning to the public about a new wave of scam calls in which perpetrators pose as law enforcement, threatening victims with arrest. “We and our law enforcement colleagues in Acton, Lexington and Cambridge have been notified in recent days about [...]

Police arrest Northborough man after Route 9 altercation

November 13th, 2014

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 11/12/14, at approximately 7:14 PM, Officer Christopher Atchue stopped a 2010 Honda on Rte. 9 West before the Speedway Plaza lights. A random check of the vehicles registration revealed that the registered owner, Kimberly Y. Scott, age 49 of 906 Bay Dr. Northborough [...]

Selectmen accept five acres in area targeted for conservation

November 12th, 2014

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Northborough – The Board of Selectmen voted Nov. 10 to accept the donation of a five-acre parcel of land off Smith Road that will help the town and two of its neighbors move closer to an ambitious regional conservation goal.

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