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After mishaps, Grafton & Upton Railroad cars finally arrive at destination

June 17th, 2015

Grafton – It has been a stressful few days for employees of Grafton & Upton Railroad as well as several local towns as the railroad has attempted to transfer two 120-foot-long propane cars from Taunton to a propane storage and transloading facility on Westboro Road in North Grafton.

First, the cars, which were transporting 120-foot long propane tanks, were unable to navigate a tight, congested corner in Milford.

Council to decide on filling Pope’s seat

June 16th, 2015

Marlborough – City Councilors rallied around departing Council President Patricia Pope and presented her a citation for “great leadership” at the June 15 council meeting, moments after they voted final approval of her new position as the new Council on Aging (COA) Director, effective July 5, 2015. Interim Council President Edward Clancy made the presentation citing her years as Ward 4 Councilor and Councilor-at-Large and emphasizing her “serving with distinction” for the past 18 years.

Northborough area on the road to caring for military troops

June 15th, 2015

Welcoming race participants are BC4T founders (l to r) Michelle Gillespie, Karen Brewster, Leslie Arsenault and Beth Davison.

Northborough – This year began with an idea discussed among Northborough residents Leslie Arsenault, Karen Brewster, Beth Davison and Michelle Gillespie. It was just a few months after Leslie Arsenault lost her son U.S. Army Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, a Bronze Star recipient who was killed in action last September in Afghanistan. While their personal connections with the military vary, they all share an interest in remembering service men and women. They founded Boros Cares 4 Troops (BC4T) with the mission of sending care packages to deployed service members.

Shrewsbury selectmen provide update on Maple Avenue renovation

June 11th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Attendees at the June 9 meeting of the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen learned of the progress being made regarding ongoing repairs to Maple Avenue. The past severe winter, which saw an enormous snowfall combined with record low temperatures, took its toll on local roadways. Town Engineer Jeffrey Howland, PE, sitting in for Town Manager Daniel Morgado, briefed those present with the status of the repairs.

Hospital Reuse Committee planning action for fall Town Meeting

June 11th, 2015

Westborough – The committee studying potential reuses of the Westborough State Hospital will likely ask Town Meeting voters this fall to fund an assessment of the state of the existing buildings on the property.

State Hospital Reuse Committee Chair Brian Bush told selectmen June 9 the committee wants to hire a firm to evaluate the buildings and come up with cost estimates for demolition so that when developers are invited to submit proposals for the parts of the property that will be privately redeveloped, they will have a clear idea of the costs they will face.

Buyer finally found for Westborough’s Nathan Fisher House

June 11th, 2015

Westborough—After years of trying, the town has found a buyer for the Nathan Fisher House.

The Board of Selectmen voted June 9 to accept a bid from Release Well Being Center LLC to purchase the house and the 3.3 acres it is located on the westbound side of Route 9 for $1.1 million.

Selectmen may observe more of sergeant selection process

June 9th, 2015

Northborough – The Board of Selectmen will have additional opportunities to observe the process that will lead to the selection of the next police sergeant from a pool of nine potential candidates.

Northborough bond rating bump means savings for taxpayers

June 9th, 2015

Northborough—A decision by Moody’s Investors Services to upgrade the town’s bond rating could save taxpayers as much as $2.1 million over the 20 years it will take to pay off the Lincoln Street School project.

Auburn man arrested in Westborough for road rage incident

June 9th, 2015

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On June 8th, at approximately 5:18 PM, the Westborough Police received a call reporting a road rage incident on Rte. 9W in the area of Westborough Toyota. The reporting party stated that the operator of a Ford Escape had pointed a handgun at him. [...]

Grafton selectmen hear new update on new DPW building

June 7th, 2015

Grafton – Representatives from the Grafton Department of Public Works (DPW) and Jaime Fair of Weston and Sampson Consulting met with the Grafton Board of Selectmen at the board’s June 2 meeting to discuss the new DPW building project, which was initiated in 2006. The new facility is slated to be built at Estabrook and Old Westboro Road if approved by the town’s voters.

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