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Super Park to be reborn in Grafton

May 7th, 2015

Grafton – One of the losses to Grafton upon the construction of the new high school was an area near Town Hall that had been dubbed “Super Park”. In its original configuration, Super Park was a rather undistinguished area of set tunnels, ladders, slides, and other obstacles arranged near several benches and tables at which adults could sit and supervise children at play. Since then, a new Super Park Committee has been created to oversee the construction of a newer, more ambitious park.

Library director updates Grafton selectmen on successful year

May 7th, 2015

Grafton – Library Director Beth Gallaway briefed the Board of Selectmen during its meeting May 5 on the town library’s many successes during 2014.

The numbers tell an optimistic story. During the year, books out were up 28 percent to 142,300, while digital items out were up 40 percent. The library entertained 64,377 visitors, up 35 percent, compiled by using an automatic door counter. New for children are “build kits” that can be checked-out. Visitors buying coffee ($1.00) at the library and using the WiFi access accounted for a large part of the visitor upsurge, as the library provides the only WiFi available to many townspeople.

Kane wins re-election to Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen

May 6th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – James Kane has won re-election to the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen, defeating Benjamin Tartaglia Sr.  in the May 5 Annual Town Election. Kane had 1,462 votes to Tartaglia’s 484. Only 2,022 (9.14 percent) of the town’s 22,125 registered voters participated in the election. The selectmen’s race was the only contested race on the [...]

Officials say no viable threats found at school after anonymous call

April 29th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Dr. Joseph M. Sawyer, the Shrewsbury Superintendent of Schools, released this statement this afternoon:

This morning, the Paton School received an anonymous phone call that made a non-specific threat. Per school district protocol, the Shrewsbury Police were called and the school went into lockdown. After an assessment of the situation by the police, students returned to normal classroom activities within 30 minutes. Out of an abundance of caution, the Shrewsbury Police maintained a presence at the school throughout the day, and one of the Shrewsbury Police Department School Resource Officers will be present at the school for the remainder of the week.

Shrewsbury selectmen recommend most articles for upcoming town meeting

April 29th, 2015

Shrewsbury – At its April 28 meeting, the Board of Selectmen discussed the warrant for the upcoming Monday, May 18 Annual Town Meeting (ATM) and the associated Operating and Capital Fund budgets.

Voters agree to pass over motion to establish White Cliffs as historic district

April 29th, 2015

Northborough – The voters at the Annual Town Meeting (ATM) April 29 passed a motion to “move” an article that would establish White Cliffs as a historic district. This was done at the request of the Historic District Commission who said the property’s owners and the town have agreed to extend the demolition delay bylaw until Dec. 31, 2015.

Until the ATM, the delay was due to run out this June, which would have given the owners, the LaCava family, the right to demolish the building. However, if the original article had passed at the ATM, and the property was established as a historic district, neither the current owners or any future owners would have been allowed to change the street view of the property.

Westborough selectmen want to give Community Preservation Act another look

April 29th, 2015

Westborough—Though voters have said no in the past, the Board of Selectmen think the time may be right for the town to consider adopting the Community Preservation Act (CPA).

Northborough voters tackle majority of articles on first night of Town Meeting

April 28th, 2015

Northborough- With little debate to slow down proceedings, Town Meeting swiftly approved operating and capital budgets for the town and its school districts on the first night of Town Meeting April 27, working through more than 50 of the 63 articles awaiting action.

Grafton selectmen pull Town Meeting article

April 24th, 2015

Grafton – During its April 21 meeting, the Grafton Board of Selectmen again reviewed the proposed articles to be included in the warrant for the Town Meeting scheduled for Monday, May 11.

Westborough Spring Festival to be held May 1-3

April 23rd, 2015

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Westborough –Organizers are busy putting the final touches on the preparations for the 13th annual Westborough Spring Festival, which will be held Friday, May 1, through Sunday, May 3.

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