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Two storms predicted for region in next few days

February 28th, 2015

Region – It is hard to believe that we are waiting for yet another plowable snow storm to visit central Massachusetts with the beautiful day in progress today. This is the kind of day some of the old timers referred to as a “weather breeder”. Clear blue skies and light winds are allowing temperatures to moderate a bit and help to melt a little of our deep snow cover. Our temperatures will top out in the low to mid 30s today, and this feels like a heat wave after the severe cold of recent weeks.

Shrewsbury voters approve all articles at Special Town Meeting

February 27th, 2015

Shrewsbury –Approximately 140 voters approved all items by unanimous consent on the warrant at the Feb. 25 Special Town Meeting (STM).

Council concerned with traffic at proposed new Dunkin Donuts

February 26th, 2015

Marlborough- A proposal to build a new Dunkin’ Donuts at the site for the former Registry of Motor Vehicles was met with concern by members of the City Council during a public hearing held during the council’s Feb. 23 meeting. NGP Management Corporation of North Reading is applying for a special permit to relocate the current Dunkin Donuts at 312 Maple St. (Route 85) and build a new shop at 525 Maple St.

Selectmen back funding expanded senior center van service

February 25th, 2015

Westborough – The Board of Selectmen voted to support funding a fourth driver for the Council on Aging’s (COA) senior transportation service for the coming fiscal year and pledged to work with the group to develop a true long-range plan for expanding the service to meet growing demand.

Selectmen finalize Annual Town Meeting warrant

February 25th, 2015

Westborough–As they finalized for the warrant Saturday, March 14 Annual Town Meeting, the Board of Selectmen voted against supporting the only citizens petition slated to be taken up by voters.

Frigid temps to continue for next few days (but no snow!)

February 25th, 2015

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It is perhaps a bit early to be summarizing the month of February 2015, but our weather looks to be quiet for the rest of the month, but continued very cold. Snowfall for the month stands at 49.9 inches here in Shrewsbury and I do not expect any more snow before the end of the month. Add to that the 38.5 inches that fell in the last week of January and we have a total of 88.4 inches of snow accumulating in Shrewsbury over the last 4.5 weeks. The cold has been just as or even more spectacular, as this month is not only on track to be the coldest February since weather records have been kept in Worcester (well over 100 years), but the coldest month ever for any month.

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.

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