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Personnel committee to review mayor’s recommendations

February 24th, 2015

Marlborough- Mayor Arthur Vigeant has asked the City Council to approve the appointment of David Manzello as principal assessor, replacing Bradford Dunn, and Paul Sliney as the tenant’s representative on the Community Development Authority (CDA) for a three-year term. Councilors voted at the Feb. 23 meeting to refer the recommendations to the Personnel Committee.

Council approves $100,000 for snow and ice removal

February 24th, 2015

Marlborough-The City Council approved a request for an additional $100,000 to the snow and ice account to cover costs for the recent storms and in anticipation of others that may follow. Mayor Arthur Vigeant request made at the Feb. 23 meeting was prompted by a communication from Department of Public Works (DPW) Commissioner John Ghiloni.

Apple Tree Arts to mark 25 years by partying like it’s 1989

February 24th, 2015

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Grafton – Countless memories are sure to be shared when Apple Tree Arts (ATA) marks its 25th anniversary with guests partying like it’s 1989. A 1980s-themed cocktail and dance party is scheduled for Friday, March 6, from 7:30 to 11 p.m., at Highfields Golf & Country Club, located at 42 Magill Dr. in Grafton.

Icy mix on tap for region

February 20th, 2015

Region – There might be an interesting twist to the forecast for our weekend storm. While not sharing the widespread confidence for a brief but substantial warm up on Sunday changing our precipitation from snow to rain, I completely agree that this storm event will be both preceded and followed by very cold and windy conditions.

Officials offer advice on dealing with snow and ice on roofs

February 20th, 2015

Region   –  The prolonged cold weather and repeated snowstorms Massachusetts is experiencing have contributed to potentially dangerous conditions for businesses and homes alike.  Heavy mounds of snow are creating severe roof load conditions. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has received reports of over 100 full and partial roof collapses over the last week. Additionally [...]

Ice dams cause problems in Shrewsbury

February 20th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury fire officials said that there were two incidents reported on Feb. 19 from ice dams falling from rooftops that then severed a natural gas line in one instance and an oil line in another instance.

Westborough Annual Town Election candidate profiles

February 20th, 2015

Westborough – The town of Westborough will be holding its Annual Town Election Tuesday, March 3 at the Westborough High School, 90 West Main St. There are no contested races this year.

Here, in their own words, are statements from three candidates. Next week’s issue of the Community Advocate will have statements from other candidates.

Charles Caliri named new MHS principal

February 18th, 2015

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Marlborough – Marlborough Public Schools announced that veteran school administrator Charles D. Caliri has been named the next principal of Marlborough High School (MHS). Caliri was one of three final candidates from a pool of more than 40 applicants screened for the position, which is currently held by Interim Principal Wendy Jack. He has accepted [...]

Only a few inches of snow expected during Tuesday’s storm

February 16th, 2015

Region – We have yet another disturbance heading our way but this one looks like only a glancing blow for central Massachusetts. After a beautiful but very cold day, the Shrewsbury area will see clouds increase during the later portion of the evening. The cloud cover will help to cut radiational cooling off and we will not reach any outrageous cold by morning, with low temperatures of about zero in most places. Light snow will break out around dawn tomorrow.

Updated – Demolition delay extended for White Cliffs

February 15th, 2015

Northborough – By a unanimous vote Feb. 12, the Northborough Historical Commission passed a measure to extend the demolition delay ruling for the White Cliffs property to the full 180 days. That decision was made during a public hearing held in front of nearly 50 residents and town officials who gathered at the Robert E. Melican Middle School. But if the property is to be ultimately saved, there is still much work to be done, Normand Corbin, the commission’s acting chair, stressed.

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