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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.

Report cites lack of consistent leadership responsible for fire department woes

March 10th, 2015

Marlborough – A consultant’s report has cited that a lack of consistent leadership in the Marlborough Fire Department during the past 10 years has resulted in some significant problems. That report was presented by Peter Finley and George Klauber of Municipal Resources, Inc. to the City Council during its March 9 meeting.

Marlborough chamber to hold snow and ice issues workshop

March 9th, 2015

Marlborough – The Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) will be presenting a workshop on snow and ice issues Wednesday, March 11, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the MRCC Conference Room, 11 Florence St. Snow and ice dams can cause serious problems. At this event, a panel of experts will answer questions and discuss [...]

Uncontested races draw few voters in Westborough election

March 5th, 2015

Westborough – There were no surprises in the Westborough annual Town Election held March 3. Only 493 out of 11,359 eligible residents voted, a 4.3-percent turnout. Seven out of the nine open seats were filled by incumbents and all races were unopposed. George Barrette and Denzil Drewry were re-elected for three-year terms on the Board [...]

Communities deal with winter budget woes

March 3rd, 2015

Region – With the recent record-breaking snow fall this winter, the story is the same in many area towns; over budget for snow and ice removal.

“This winter has been relentless,” said Southborough’s Department of Public Works (DPW) Superintendent Karen Galligan whose department is over budget by about $135,000.

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