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.
March 17th, 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.